Bachelor's in Animation + VFX, Govt Recognized degree | AISFM School

Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA (Animation + VFX)

Receive world-class training in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from drawing and painting, to high-end software and the latest digital workflow management techniques. Students are prepared to enter top animation and VFX studios, while receiving an accredited degree that allows further education.


The secret to becoming a successful animation/VFX professional has little to do with technology and lots to do with storytelling. Think of the great animated films… in reality, they could have been 2D, 3D or even live action, and they would still be successful productions. Why? Not because they were made with a certain software, but because they have gripping storylines and inspiring characters with great dialogue.

The talent requirement in the Indian animation and VFX industry is not people who know how to use a piece of software that will be obsolete in a few years anyway – but people who understand story, character, camera, editing, and have the artistic skills to bring their visions to life.

This is the huge advantage that students receive when they study Animation and VFX in the largest film school in Asia – shared classes with film students on the elements of cinema that build successful films. Our animation students can also attend the regular guest lectures by leading directors, cinematographers, editors, sound designers and actors.

Our Animation + VFX students are not only animation industry professionals, but also great storytellers.

Eligibility – 12th standard/10+2 in any stream, with minimum marks of 50%

Admissions Process – Please register below. We will contact you to provide you with the application materials. After submitting the form, with your Statement of Purpose, if shortlisted you will be invited to 2-3 rounds of personal interviews and a drawing test.


Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film + Media

University: Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

Degree type: Full-time, government recognised.

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Admissions Eligibility – 12th standard/10+2 in any stream, with minimum marks of 50%

Admissions Process – Please register using the form on this page. We will contact you to provide you with the application materials. Our admissions office will consider previous academic history, an application essay and the results of our personal interview rounds in selecting candidates for the course.

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Students can apply to this course before receiving their final academic or exam results. Selected students will receive conditional enrollment, which will be confirmed once the results are provided.

If all seats are filled during early/main admissions, late admissions will not be accepted. Most of our courses accept fewer than 20 students, and some courses accept fewer than 10 students. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible to have the best chance of securing a seat.



The four-year curriculum for the BFA is composed of Core Subjects, which are mandatory for all students. Currently, this course does not offer specialisations or electives, however these may be introduced in the future.

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours

Core Subjects





Full Subject List

Mandatory for all students

Semester - 1
Subject NameCredit Hours
History of Art 1 (Western)3
English Communication and Grammar3
Drawing 13
Story Development3
Fundamentals of Filmmaking3
Colour Design - I3
Conceptual Art- I3
Forms & Figures3

Semester - 2
Subject NameCredit Hours
History of Western Art 2/
Intro to Law /
History of Indian Art
Fundamentals of Screenwriting3
Drawing - II3
Colour Design - II3
Conceptual Art- II3
Basic Modeling3
Narrative Illustrations3

Semester - 3
Subject NameCredit Hours
Philosophy 1 / Psychology / Political Science3
History of Animation3
Computer Basics3
Story Boarding3
Layout Design3
2D Character Design3
Back Ground Design3
Narrative Illustrations3

Semester - 4
Subject NameCredit Hours
Philosophy 2 / Comparative Mythology / Intro to Law3
Environmental Studies3
Sequential Drawing3
Key Frame Animation3
Compositing - I3
Portfolio - I3
Narrative Illustrations3

Semester - 5
Subject NameCredit Hours
Psychology / Indian Aesthetics / Social & Cultural Anthropology3
Music in Media / Identity and Symbols3
Advanced Modeling3
Props & Set Modeling3
Character Modeling3

Semester - 6
Subject NameCredit Hours
Media Ethics, Law & Censorship / History of Indian Art / Comparative Mythology3
Acting for Animators3
Character Animation3
Facial Animation3
Camera Technique3

Semester - 7
Subject NameCredit Hours
Social & Cultural Anthropology / Indian Aesthetics / Media Ethics, Law & Censorship3
Video Shooting and Editing3
Sound Editing3
Compositing – II3
Portfolio - II3

Semester - 8
Subject NameCredit Hours
Internship / Practical Training3
Final Project9
Viva Voce0

 *This curriculum is still in development and is subject to change at any time.

Fee Details





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Total Fees over 4 years: Rs.1,072,500/-

Scholarships of up to 50% of tuition charges are available on the basis of financial need. Please complete the form below for more information.

Additional charges

Security deposit of Rs.1,00,000. This is payable at the time of admission and will be refunded at course completion, subject to any deductions.

Software costs. Each course has certain compulsory requirements for software purchase. These can be purchased through selected vendors at educational discounts.

Laptop. Each Student must own a laptop from the beginning of the second year. The required specifications will be provided to students at the end of the first year. Students can bring their own laptop or purchase one through our selected vendors at educational discounts. We strongly advise students not to purchase laptops until the specifications are provided, as a particular brand/configuration may be mandatory.

Camera. Each Student must own a DSLR camera. The required specifications will be given in the offer letter. Students can bring their own camera or purchase one through our selected vendors at educational discounts.

Meal Plan. All students are enrolled in the cafeteria meal plan, which provides lunch and snacks each day. The cost is approximately Rs.12,000 each semester and is charged at the start of each semester.

Insurance. All students are enrolled in the student group medical and accident cover. The cost is approximately Rs.3200 per year and is charged annually.

Elective Course Charges. Some optional subjects carry additional course fees to cover the costs of specialised materials or technology. Students will be made aware of these charges at the time of selecting their optional subjects.

*All fee details are subject to change.

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