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VFX Courses (VFX)

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
1 years-3 years
Average Fee
15 K-50 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Part-time,Distance Learning

About VFX Courses

Individuals who seek creative jobs in the technical, advertising or animation field can consider VFX and animation programme. These programmes enable you to express your creativity through animation, graphics and other visual tools. It also offers great job opportunities in different fields of entertainment and technology.

The programme covers various aspects of animation, visual effects, graphics designing, cartoons, games, etc. The candidates learn to apply different tools and methods to create animated visuals and high-quality graphics for games, movies, television shows and extra. These courses are also required in the technical field to design graphics for websites.

Types of VFX Courses:

Name of the Programme

Type of Programme


Certification in VFX

Certificate Programme

2 months

International Programme VFX

Certificate Programme

2 years

Professional Programme in VFX

Certificate Programme

1 year 5 months

Advance Programme in VFX

Certificate Programme

2 years 1 month

Diploma in VFX

Diploma Programme

2 years

B.Sc in Gaming and VFX

Undergraduate Degree Programme

3 years

B.Sc. in 3D Animation and Visual Graphics

Undergraduate Degree Programme

3 years

B.Sc. in Animation and VFX

Undergraduate Degree Programme

3 years

VFX Courses Eligibility Criteria

To get admission in VFX courses offered in India, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria. 

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 (any stream)/ 10
  • Minimum Marks Required: Pass in class 12 Board Exams
  • Work Experience: Almost none of the colleges require candidates to have prior work experience.

Admission Process for VFX Courses

  • Admission to the Certification in VFX (two-months long programme) can be taken after passing the class 10 Board Exams.
  • Candidates aspiring to enrol for other certificate programmes or diploma programmes in VFX can take admission after completing class 12 by filling the fees at the respective institute.
  • Admissions to degree programmes are done on the basis of merit list and candidates are required to score at least 60% mars in class 12 board exams.
  • Some universities admit students directly.

VFX Courses Syllabus

The syllabus for different VFX courses varies. But, some of the top subjects or topics that are taught in the courses are mentioned below.

History of Animation

Colour Sensing

Digital Methodologies: Lighting and Texturing

Media Encoder

Introduction to 2D Animation

Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP)

Character Modelling and Rigging

Digital Methodologies: Sound & Audio

Video Editing & Compositing


Portfolio Developments


Video Editing & Compositing

Render Layer

Movie Merchandising

Frame Size and Composition

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VFX Courses Career Options and Job Prospects

VFX and Animation is a popular field, even in India, and various jobs are available for skilled animators who know how to work VFX and animation tools. Some of the top employment areas and job profiles that candidates can explore after completing VFX courses are:

Employment Areas
  • Film Industry
  • Advertising Industry
  • News and Media
  • Gaming Companies
  • Production Houses
  • Photography Studios
  • TV Channels
Job Profiles
  • Graphic Designer
  • Lecturer
  • Video Editor
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler

Salary After VFX Courses

  • Salary after pursuing VFX courses can vary from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum.
  • Salary after degree courses combined with certificate course is better than any of the courses pursued alone.
  • Experienced candidates can earn up to Rs. 10 lakh or more in this field. Usually, salaries offered to individuals who have taken up technical profiles are more as compared to other jobs.

Questions Related to VFX Course

Is entrance exam required for B.Sc in VFX Animation Course?

-BakshitaUpdated on March 22, 2021 06:10 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The requirement of an entrance exam for the B.Sc in VFX Animation Admission completely depends on the ...


Animation VFX and Multimedia Effects course need any entrance exam or not?

-AnonymousUpdated on December 04, 2020 01:51 PM
  • 5 Answers
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The answer of whether or not you need to appear for an entrance exam for the Animation VFX ...


Does Arena Animation, Bangalore have a one year course for VFX and hostel facility?

-Nissam RiyazUpdated on October 28, 2020 11:17 AM
  • 1 Answer
Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear student,

Arena Animation, Bangalore offers two certificate courses in VFX. Visual Effects in VFX Pro and Arena Animation International ...


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FAQs about VFX Courses

What should be the eligibility if I want to pursue a diploma in VFX?

Certain colleges offer diploma courses to students who have completed class 12th while a few education institutes only provide VFX Diploma courses after completion of a graduation degree.

How much money can I make after a VFX course?

Soon after completing a VFX course, aspirants can make 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. With work experience and skills enhancement, the salary increases and candidates can easily earn up to Rs. 10 lakh or more.

What are some employment areas that offer the job after VFX?

Some employment areas that provide a job after VFX courses are Film Industry, News and Media, Production Houses, Gaming Companies, Advertising Industry, TV Channels, Photography Studios etc.

Can I get a job after completing a short-term VFX course?

Yes, most of the recruiting companies hire a designer or animator based on skills rather than qualification. A candidate with an apt set of skills can easily get a job after completing the short-term VFX course.

What job profiles can I consider after a VFX course?

After a VFX course, candidates can consider job profiles such as Animator, Graphic Designer, Game Designer, Video Editor, Web Designer, 2D/3D Animator, 3D Modeler etc.

What topics are touched in the syllabus of VFX?

The topics that are a part of the VFX course syllabus are History of Animation, Introduction to 2D Animation, Video Editing & Compositing, Character Modelling and Rigging, Digital Methodologies: Lighting and Texturing, Media Encoder, Frame Size and Composition, Render Layer etc.

What is the duration of the VFX programme?

The duration of a VFX course depends on the level and type of programme. The short-term course generally lasts from 2 months to 1 year while a long term degree level course may take as long as 3 years.

What are the top colleges that provide a VFX course?

Some top colleges that offer a VFX course are IIFA Lancaster Degree College, Bangalore, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University (MJRP), Jaipur, International School of Design (INSD) Baner, Pune, Jagannath University, NCR Haryana, Bahadurgarh, Apex University, Jaipur etc.

Are certificate courses offered in VFX?

Yes, plenty of short-term certificate courses are available in the VFX programme.

What is the objective of the VFX programme?

The objective behind the VFX course is to express creativity and visualisation through graphics, animation and other visual techniques. Through this course, aspirants are taught the art of communicating through graphics.

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