bachelors in animation at AISFM

Bachelor’s in 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 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.
At AISFM animation students share 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.

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 Animation + VFX
University: Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
Degree type: Full-time, government recognised.
For JNAFAU website, please click here.


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.

July 2014 Intake

View admissions deadlines here.


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 183
Total 183


Full Subject List – Core Subjects

Mandatory for all students

Course # Subject Name Credit Hours
AN1301P Drawing – 1 3
AN1302P Colour Design – 1 3
AN1303P Conceptual Art – 1 3
AN1304P Forms & Figures 3
FM 1001T Fundamentals of Screenwriting 3
FM 1002P Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling 3
LA 9022T History of Art 3
LA 9001T English -­‐ Communication & Grammar 3
LA 9002T Creative Writing & Expository Writing 3
FM2001T Analysis of a Script 3
AN1305T Drawing – 2 3
AN1306P Colour Design – 2 6
AN1307P Conceptual Art – 2 6
AN1308P Basic Modeling 3
AN2301T History of Animation 3
AN2302P Story Boarding 3
AN2303P Layout Design 6
AN2304P 2D Character Design 6
AN2305P Back Ground Design 3
LA 9023P Computer Basics 3
AN2306P Sequential Drawing 3
AN2307P Key Frame Animation 3
AN2308P Photography 6
AN2309P Compositing – 1 6
AN2310P Portfolio – 1 3
LA9024T Environmental Studies 3
AN3301T Pre-Production 3
AN3302P Advanced Modeling 3
AN3303P Props & Set Modeling 3
AN3304P Character Modeling 6
AN3305P Texturing 6
AN3306P Lighting 3
AN3307T Production 3
AN3308P Rigging 3
AN3309P Acting for Animators 3
AN3310P Character Animation 6
AN3311P Facial Animation 6
AN3312P Camera Techniques & Rendering 3
AN4301T Post-Production 3
AN4302P Video Shooting and Editing 3
AN4303P Sound Editing 3
AN4304P VFX 6
AN4305P Compositing – 2 6
AN4306P Portfolio – 2 3
AN4307P Internship / Practical Training 3
AN4308P Final Project 3
AN4309P Thesis 3
AN4310P Viva Voce 6

Total Credits:


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

Fee Details


Semester 1 1,65,000
Semester 2 1,60,000
Semester 3 1,37,000
Semester 4 1,35,000
Semester 5 1,37,500
Semester 6 1,37,500
Semester 7 1,27,500
Semester 8 75,000


Total Fees over 4 years: Rs.10,74,500/-
Scholarships are available on the basis of merit. For more details talk to our admission department.
Security deposit of Rs.1,00,000. Of this amount Rs50,000 is payable at the time of admission and the second instalment must be paid at the start of the second semester. The amount 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 first year. The required specifications will be provided to students upon them securing admission. 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 compulsorily 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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