Course - Overview

The course aims to teach students to enter the communication design industry with theoretical, technical, and business knowledge. This course equips students to apply principles of design to a range of communication challenges across different media, formats and contexts. Students learn to understand people in their socio-cultural settings and to devise strategies that lead to well designed communication products, systems, services and experiences.

Animation & VFx: Program that enables students’ ambitions in getting into the animation industry and animation practices with theoretical, technical, and business knowledge from one of the India’s best programs.

This program at Pearl Academy is for people who want to get into animation studios and animation production houses. Students will learn the technical tools required to build engaging characters and environments to explore the fundamentals of storytelling and entertainment. The study of these disciplines will allow students to gain knowledge to create and control virtual environment.

Through the four-year duration of the program, students will learn history and theory, 2D and 3D graphics, simulation and modeling, storytelling and narrative, current best practices/developments in animation design and apply their theoretical learning to prototype, test and develop animation projects of different sizes and complexity. During the process of creating these projects, students will work in multidisciplinary teams, thereby getting exposure to how real-world animation companies operate and will be a part of a creative community with strong external networks.

The program combines both in-class theories with rigorous practical training through well-equipped labs boasting of state-of-the-art equipment. Further, the experienced in-house faculty is supported by a steady stream of industry experts who keep students abreast of the latest developments in the field and prepare them to tackle real-world projects once they graduate.


Natural & Built Environment; Body & It's Extension; Design Abilities 1; Immersion Lab 1; Culture, History & Narratives; Identity, Memory & Imaginations; Design Abilities 2; Immersion Lab 2

History of Design, Design Basics, Image Making, Digital and Analog Tools, Signs and Symbols, Fundamentals of Animation, Film Studies, Sound and Image Design, Introduction to 3D

Storytelling and Script Writing, Character Design and Development, Visual Development, 3D Modelling and Animation, 3D Modelling and Animation, Experimental Animation, Industry/International Experience, Visual Effects

Speculative Design, Professional Ethics, Immersive Animation Lab, Portfolio, Design Management, Major Project

Career Path

Our 360° comprehensive learning-based model opens up multiple avenues and opportunities for students.

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  • Media Houses

  • Television Channels

  • Production Houses

  • Ad Agencies

  • Animation Studios

  • Game Design Studios

  • Post-Production Houses/ Studios

  • OTT Platforms

  • Edutainment

  • Brand Design Agencies

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