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    B Des in Animation

    About B.Des in Animation

    Bachelor of Design in Animation or B.Des in Animation is an undergraduate course of design involving components such as drawing, 3D, Visual art, sculpture, storytelling etc. B.Des in Animation is a four years course that aims at enhancing the image-making, critical thinking and storytelling skills of the aspirant. Students pursuing a B.Des in Animation are also taught 2D and 3D techniques to bring stories to life.

    B.Des in Animation is designed to train the students in traditional and sophisticated techniques of animation and filmmaking. With the evolvement of technologies, the animation industry is seeing a surge in the requirements of skilled professionals. B.Des in Animation prepares students with apt skills and knowledge concerning animation and film making. Through the medium of advanced animation skills, students are trained to develop, defend, pitch ideas and create creatively organic content for various media like film, TV, advertising etc.

    B.Des in Animation Highlights

    Check out the highlights of B.Des in Animation course below:

    Full Name

    Bachelor of Design in Animation

    Short Name

    B.Des in Animation



    Similar Courses

    B.Sc in Animation, B.Sc in Animation & Multimedia etc.




    4 Years


    Qualified 10+2 from a recognised board of education

    Exam Type



    Either through entrance exam or merit

    Average Course Fees

    2 Lakh-4 Lakh

    Starting Salary

    3 Lakh-6 Lakh

    B.Des in Animation Eligibility Criteria

    For getting admission in B.Des in Animation, an applicant is required to satisfy the parameters set by the desired colleges. It is of utmost importance to meet the minimum eligibility criteria enlisted below to get admission in a college for B.Des in Animation.

    • The candidate must have qualified the final exam of class 12th/intermediate/HSC or its equivalent from a recognized board of education.
    • The minimum aggregate score accepted in most of the colleges is of 55% in the qualifying exam.

    Note: It is to be noted that the eligibility criteria varies from college to college.

    B.Des in Animation Admission Process

    The admission process of B.Des in Animation is different for each college. Captured below is a glimpse of the admission process that students often encounter after applying for admission to the desired college.

    • Certain colleges offer seats to the students on the basis of merit. The higher the marks of the candidates in the qualifying examination the better are their chances of admission in the college.
    • Most of the colleges give preference to entrance examinations. Some let admission to an applicant based on a common entrance examination while other colleges hold their separate entrance examinations.

    B.Des in Animation Entrance Exams

    For getting admission in B.Des in Animation an aspirant must prepare for the popular entrance exams listed below.

    B.Des in Animation Top Colleges

    B.Des in Animation is a popular course offered by multiple colleges in the nation. Check out a few of the best animation colleges you can consider for admission to B.Des in Animation.

    Top Colleges


    Course Fee (Annual)

    Unitedworld Institute of Design

    Gandhinagar, Gujarat

    INR 4,50,000

    Vadodara Institute of Engineering

    Vadodara, Gujarat

    INR 86,000

    Dr. K.N. Modi University

    Jaipur, Rajasthan

    INR 1,07,000

    Sushant University

    Gurugram, Haryana

    INR 3,96,000

    University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

    Dehradun, Uttarakhand

    INR 3,88,000

    Parul University

    Vadodara, Gujarat

    INR 1,00,000

    Chitkara University

    Patiala, Punjab

    INR 1,80,000

    CREO Valley

    Bangalore, Karnataka

    INR 3,00,000

    For any admission related help, feel free to dial the student helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form of CollegeDekho!

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    B.Des in Animation Syllabus

    Check out the entire semester-wise syllabus enlisted below that students might encounter while pursuing a B.Des in Animation.

    Semester I:

    Sketching and Drawing - 1

    Design Fundamentals - 1

    History of Art and Design

    Craft Design Studies - 1

    Culture and Design Studies

    Geometrical Drawing & Perspective I

    Painting I

    Print Making I

    Visual Graphics I

    Behavioural Science I

    Foreign Language I

    History of Art I

    Semester II:

    Sketching and Drawing - 2

    Visualization Techniques

    Society, Environment and Design

    Craft Design Studies – 2

    Design Fundamentals - 2

    Print Making II

    Visual Graphics II

    History of Art II

    Behavioural Science II


    Foreign Language II (French, German, Spanish, Japanese & Chinese)

    Geometrical Drawing & Perspective II

    Semester III:

    Design Processes and Thinking

    Introduction to Graphic Design

    Introduction to User Experience Design

    Information Collection and Analysis

    Drawing for 2 D Animation I

    Introduction to Design for Moving Images

    Digital Imaging I

    History of Animation I

    Book Art I

    Photography I

    Semester IV:

    Digital Design Tools - Film Media

    Pre-Visualization Techniques

    Story Telling for Visual Media

    Basics of Classical Animation

    Sketching and Drawing - 3

    Fundamentals of Animation and Video Film Design

    Drawing for 2D Animation II

    Book Art II

    Digital Imaging II

    Photography II

    Behavioural Science IV

    Aesthetics II

    Semester V:

    Pre-production Design for Animation

    Pre-visualization Techniques for Animation

    Classical Animation Techniques

    Animation Film Production: 3D

    Production Art Design for Animation

    Inter Discipline Elective - 1

    History of Art

    Digital Imaging

    Script Writing


    Clay Modelling

    Foreign Language

    Semester VI:

    Animation Film Production: Stop Motion

    Post Production for Animation

    Animation Film Project - 1

    Computer Animation


    Animation Film Project - 2

    Communication Skills

    Behavioural Science

    History of Art

    Clay Modelling

    Computer Animation

    History of Art

    Semester VII:

    Design Management

    Animation Film Project

    Design Internship Presentation

    Practical Training

    Post Production Tools

    Acting for Animation

    Project Work


    Digital Imaging

    Foreign Language

    Semester VIII:

    Degree Project

    History of Art

    Communication Skills

    Foreign Language

    Behavioural Science


    Also Read: Rise of Animation & Gaming Courses in India

    B.Des in Animation Career Options and Job Prospects

    The animation is a vast field with zillions of opportunities in the industry. Some of the popular professional avenues that open up for the graduates in B.Des in Animation are listed below.

    FAQs about B.Des in Animation

    How much salary is offered after completing B.Des in Animation?

    The starting salary of a candidate who has completed the degree of B.Des in Animation is somewhere between Rs. 3 to 6 lakh per annum.

    What is the course fee of B.Des in Animation?

    The average course fee of B.Des in Animation ranges between Rs. 2 lakh per annum to Rs. 4 lakh per annum.

    Which are the best colleges for B.Des in Animation?

    Some of the leading design colleges in India for B.Des in Animation are the National Institutes of Design, the Industrial Design Centre - IIT Bombay, Pearl Academy, the National Institutes of Fashion Technology, Symbiosis Institute of Design, etc.

    Is it mandatory to give an exam for admission to B.Des in Animation?

    No, it is not complsory to appear for a design entrance exam in order to get admission in B.Des in Animation. Many colleges also give direct admission based on merit.

    Which are the top entrance exams for B.Des in Animation?

    The most popular design entrance exams for B.Des in Animation are NID DAT, NIFT Entrance Exam, SEED, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, UCEED, etc.
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    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    In order to pursue B.Des or B.Des in Animation from NID, you are required to have an upper age limit of 20 years on or before 30th June 2021. For reserved categories such as ST, SC, OBC-NCL, the upper age limit is 20 years on or before 30th June 2021. 

    If you fulfil the age criteria, only then you are eligible to apply for the course and the NID Entrance Exam. Visit National Institute of Design (NID) Seat Intake and Reservation Details and List of Best NID Colleges: Fees, Eligibility, Courses to know more about the National Institute of Design.

    In case of more queries write back in the QnA zone. 

    Thank You

    Which books are the best for preparation of NID DAT 2021?
    -Chetanshi -Updated on Aug-18-20201 Answers

    Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear student,

    You can find the best books for NID DAT preparation on the page that opens through this link. There are many books that you can refer to for the NID DAT 2021 exam. Some of them have been listed below.

    • NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series by AFAINDIA
    • NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (Aptitude Section)
    • NID Mock Test Series 2019-20 by Bhanwar Rathore and NID Alumni Ahmedabad
    • NIFT/ NID/ IIFT entrance exam guide by Surendra
    • NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
    • NIFT, NID, IIFT Entrance Examination by Dharmendra Mittal

    You can also check the preparation tips of NID DAT which will assist you in acing the exam. Fill the Common Application Form (CAF) of CollegeDekho and get one-on-one counselling sessions from experts. You can also call on the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 and speak to the counsellors directly.

    Please feel free to write back to us if you have any other unresolved query.

    Thank you.

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