A Complete Beginner’s Guide to VFX, Animation and Graphic Designing.

Remember the record-breaking Marvel studios- Avengers: Infinity War or the blockbuster-Baahubali? They were just not possible without employing thousands of VFX or Visual Effects artists.

With the evolution of Social media, the advent of the digital experience, and the drift of smartphones, The market size of the Global Graphic Designers industry is boosting.

The joyous legacy of Tom and Jerry continues today and keeps on getting better and better, thankful to the booming Animation Industry.

Whether you are only considering working in animation or you have a specific career path in mind, keep reading for how you can make bright careers in these 3 professions.

This blog talks about the 3D animation courses in Pune, along with the animation diploma in Pune, VFX course in Pune and some vital stats, along with the attributes you need to develop to become a successful Animator, VFX Artist, or a Graphic Designer.

So without further ado, let’s get moving! 

The application process for Animation, VFX, or Graphics Design courses.

Animation, Graphic Design, and VFX are a few of the most sought-after careers in multimedia. It is vastly used in various disciplines such as film, television, automobiles, gaming, etc.

To your surprise, there are over 1,000 Animation, VFX & Graphics Design colleges in India. Out of these, 59% of colleges are private colleges, 6% of colleges are public colleges and 2% of colleges are public-private and the remaining 33% are private academies and institutes like Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park.

If you have assessed your interest, you can directly enrol using the Institute’s links. If you are in a dilemma about which career will make you the happiest, book a counselling session with these colleges, academies, and institutes. 

Which degree is most sought after in animation? Is it a BSc in Animation, BVA, or any other non-degree course?

Degree programs provide broader perspectives, moving from foundational to advanced courses while non-degree programs narrow down to exhaustive specialities and may require existing skills or prior knowledge in certain areas. Pursuing a degree gives you an edge in the long run and makes you open to a pool of jobs. It is advisable to opt for a BSc/ Bachelor of Science or BVoc/ Bachelor of Vocational degree course as they fetch better value in long-term careers. A degree is an educational achievement that helps you to shape perspectives, have the expertise and build a character. To climb the success ladder faster, you need a degree in any stream as a minimum criterion. 

What is the best way to start a career in the Animation, VFX & Graphics Design industries?

The best way to start a career as an Animator, VFX artist, or Graphic designer is with a Diploma degree or a full-time degree program.

Note that it’s a 2-way street. While the instructor guides you through every software and chapter, the best way to master them is with practice, perseverance, and failure.

Along with building foundational art skills, learning Graphic design, VFX,  animation and editing software, you’ll also want to develop observation and acting skills. Teamwork is another big one. These projects require collaboration, and you will need to practice being a cooperative group member and managing feedback and critiques.

Animation is a multifaceted profession. In addition to mastering foundational art skills and software, the course asks you to develop acting and observation skills. Animators work hands-in-hands with other assets. A successful artist should have a teamwork attitude and be open to feedback and criticism. 

Subjects taught in Graphic design, Animation, VFX.

Graphic design, Animation, VFX is a hot commodity for creativity seekers. The syllabus mainly revolves around
  • Drawing & Sketching
  • Designing Principle
  •  Colour Theory
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Matte Painting
  • Digital Painting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Typography
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Film making
  • Claymation
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Maya
  • 3DS Max
  • Modelling
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Animation
  • 3D Particles
  • Wire Removal
  • Photo manipulation
  • Compositing
  • Rotoscoping
  • Chroma removal (Keying)
  • Wire removal
  • Match-moving
  • Roto-paint
  • 3D Composition and more. 

What are the fees for Animation, VFX & Graphics Design courses? Is it affordable?

While the course fee differs from course to course and Institute to Institute, the average course fee is structured as below-

The average course fee for Diploma in Graphic Designing ranges between INR 32,900/- to 94,000/-.

The average course fee for Graphic Designing ranges around INR 50,000/- and for Animation & VFX it ranges around INR 1,00,000/-.

Whereas, Private and Public Institutes offer Animation & VFX within the range of INR 1.50 lakhs to 3.00 lakhs.

The animation and Graphic design industries are gaining popularity in the country, with more job openings and opportunities, which makes it an affordable program for you. 

Visit the respective institute’s profiles to know the fee range and payment options you can opt for.

The duration of the Animation, VFX & Graphics Design Courses.

It is important to know the period till which a course is taught. The course duration speaks of ‘Is it worth investing?’

Graphic design Diploma courses have a duration range of 6 months to 1 year whereas Diploma courses for Animation & VFX range from 1 year to 3 years

All Degree courses have a minimum duration of 3 years.

We advise you to opt for professional courses over the Diploma courses, as it offers you practical skills, in-depth knowledge, and helps build better connections. In comparison, a Diploma course provides you with a strong foundation in the subject but may ask more to be ‘job-ready’.

An institute like Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park, offers International Diploma courses from the reputed City Of Oxford College, UK, and Degrees from UGC approved universities in India.

Different job profiles related to Animation, VFX & Graphics Design.

Candidates are open to a plethora of opportunities post the successful completion of degree/diploma courses. 

From working in Advertising as a Graphic designer to performing VFX for the Film and Television industry, there is a bundle of options for you to choose from.

  • Online and Print News Media
  • Cartoon Production
  • Advertising
  • Video Gaming
  • Film & Television
  • E-learning
  • Modeller
  • Background Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Motion Graphics artist
  • Character Animator
  • Image Editor
  • Key Frame Animator 
  • 3-D Animator
  • Texture Artist 
  • VFX Artist
  • Graphics Designer and more.

Which Animation, VFX & Graphics Design course is best for the job?

It depends on the individual career goals, prior educational background, and existing skill set. The options include 3-year bachelor’s degrees and non-degree programs like Certificate and Diploma programs.

To name a few courses, BSc./ BVoc. Degree in Animation & VFX, Diploma in Graphics Design, Diploma in Animation, Diploma in VFX, etc.

Pick a program and institute that gives you hands-on practice with industry technology, is taught by experts in the respective fields and makes you job-ready.

For more clarification about which field suits your interest, give us a call or book an appointment today.

Qualification required for the Animation, VFX & Graphics Design course.

Every course requires you to fulfil certain eligibility criteria to make sure that candidates fit right for the course.

The minimum criteria to enrol in the Diploma course is to have passed the 10th standard

For a Degree course, the criteria are having 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board.

Can I pursue Animation, VFX & Graphics Design courses online?

Yes, you can pursue these courses online. In fact, during the Covid & lockdown period, the students have been E-learning and they are very satisfied.

Without compromising on the education quality, students can successfully learn and complete their education online. In fact, students have been comfortable studying online.

As we walk towards normalized education classes, many students are opting for the E-learning method. 

For smooth E-learning, you need a high configuration System i.e. a laptop or Desktop, a High-Speed Internet connection, WebCam, Microphone, Headphones, and the Software ready to complete your courses at ease.

The average pay for an Animator, VFX Artist, or Graphics Designer.

Salary is subjective subject. A lot of personal factors such as Attitude, Technical Skills, and Soft Skills of the candidate decide your compensation. Your preparation for the interview, skills set and execution matter just as much as your performance during the course.

We advise all aspiring Animators, VFX Artists, and Graphics Designers to focus on knowledge and experience instead of the payscale during the first two years of their careers. Once you have embraced yourself with enough knowledge, there is no looking back. 

However, you can expect the following range of salary for a fresher position in this industry – 

Junior Animators or trainees earn between INR 1.00 lakh to INR 1.80 lakhs annually. 

With 3 to 5 years experience, they can earn between INR 3.00 lakhs to INR 4.80 lakhs annually. 

An experienced Animator with an excellent portfolio of Animation work could easily earn between INR 6.00 lakhs to INR 8.00 lakhs annually.

Rotoscoping and painting is one high-demand profile in the industry. Here a fresher can earn between INR 2.00 lakhs to INR 3.00 lakhs annually and, with experience of 3 to 5 years, they can earn anywhere between INR 5.00 lakhs to INR 8.00 lakhs annually.


Compositor’s basic salary starts from INR 1.80 lakhs for a fresher to INR 6.00 lakhs annually for an experienced candidate. 

For the post of a Modeller, a fresher gets paid INR 1.00 lakh to 2.50 lakhs annually.

A fresher Storyboard artist would earn anywhere between INR 1.80 lakhs to INR 3.00 lakhs annually.

A fresher graphics designer would earn between INR 1.50 lakhs to 3.50 lakhs annually.

Animation, VFX & Graphics Design Placement Trends in TTA-KP.

Many opportunities are opening for qualified Animators, VFX Artists, and Graphics Designers in the Industry. 

The popular potential sectors for placements are:-

  • Advertising
  • Online and Print News Media
  • Film & Television
  • Cartoon Production
  • Theatre
  • Video Gaming
  • E-learning, etc. 

Both government and private sector enterprises are on the lookout for quality artists. The majority of the students are placed in the media industry as Graphics Designers, Motion Graphics Artists & VFX Artists.

To provide you direct exposure to the industry, TTA KP has placement tie-ups with various Studios and popular Media houses. Our alumnus who is already placed in the industry provides us with their requirements for placements from time to time. 

Times and Trends Academy, Koregaon Park offers 100% placement assistance to all of its students, which assures aspirants to start their careers in the animation, graphic design, and VFX industry through TTA, KP.

Though this market is vast, it works well on networks and relationships, thereby making it easy for freshers to get absorbed into the industry.

What is the certification we get upon completion of the course?

After the successful completion of the said course,

Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park issues dual certification for Diploma and Degree to its students –

  1. A Degree student gets certification from a UGC approved university and certification from Times & Trends Academy.
  2. A Diploma student gets an International certification from the prestigious City Of Oxford College, UK, and certification from Times & Trends Academy. 

Explore Animation, VFX & Graphics Design Programs & Courses.

Interested to know more about our courses and the future benefits?

Kindly visit our website www.ttakoregaonpark.com and explore the courses you want to pursue. Get an appointment with our experienced career counsellors by connecting or sending a message to 7517900900/ 8530900606. 

Best wishes for a bright future. 

See you soon at the Academy, learning and growing.

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