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B.Design (Hons.) Animation and Digital Media is offered as part of Department of Animation and Digital Media

B.Design (Hons.) Animation and Digital Media is offered as part of Department of Animation and Digital Media

The Department of Animation and Digital Media (ADM) at UID is a well-equipped and highly skilled department as per industry standards. The course curriculum is designed to reinforce 360 degree learning, keeping project based approach at the core of it. Being a part of UID, Animation and Digital Media is neighbored by various other design departments such as Communication Design, Product Design, etc., giving scope for organic interdisciplinary exposure. The availability of highly trained, experienced, and diverse faculty makes ADM one of the best places for students to experiment with their skills and interests and grow in all possible ways. A strong relationship with the industry through guest lectures, student internships, and placements ensures a winning situation for all.

Why study Animation and Digital Media at UID?

  1. The course creates ability for the student to think out of the box and have divergent ways of thinking.
  2. A project centered curriculum gives knowledge, through design thinking and experiential learning.
  3. Well designed & equipped studios are conducive for learning, state of the art digital, infrastructure with modern technologies such as AR/VR lab, Cintiq Systems, Interactive Smart Tables add to the enabling environment.
  4. Experienced group of highly qualified and diverse faculty ensure course delivery and mentoring of a high standard
  5. An incubation facility for budding innovative and professional entrepreneurs ensures high levels of opportunity.

Course Structure

KU CORE COURSES
  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab-1
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-I
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design
KU CORE COURSES
  • Thinking skills
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES
  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-II
  • Discover Design in India
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Drawing for Animation-I
  • Classical Animation- I
  • Integrated Foundation Project - Animation Design
KU CORE COURSES
  • Professional Ethics
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 1 (any one)
    1. Illustration
    2. Stop Motion Animation
  • Programme Elective - 2 (any 1)
    1. Photography
    2. Experimental Animation
  • KU Open Elective - 1 (any 1)
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Creative Coding
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Narrative Development
  • Drawing for Animation-II
  • Concept Art & Character Design
  • Introduction to Sound & Music
  • Studio: Animatics
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Entrepreneurship
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 3 (any one)
    1. Graphic Narrative
    2. Introduction to Live Action
  • Programme Elective - 4 (any1)
    1. 2D Digital Animation I
    2. Title & Logo Animation
  • KU Open Elective-2 (any1)
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES
  • Tinkering Studio
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Film Language and Appreciation
  • Fundamentals of 3D Animation
  • 3D Environment Design
  • 3D Character Design
  • Studio: Character Animation & Performance
KU CORE COURSE
  • International language -1 (any one)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 5 (any one)
    1. Realistic 3D
    2. Facial Animation
  • Programme Elective - 6 (any one)
    1. 2D Digital Animation II
    2. Introduction to Digital Sculpting
  • Programme Open Elective - 1 (any 1)
    1. ID1: Creative Coding
    2. ID2: Experience Design
    3. PD1: Materials & Technology
    4. PD2: Introduction to Universal Design
    5. FD1: Fashion Materials & Textiles
    6. FD2: Fashion Design Process
    7. FD3: Fashion Representation I
    8. IFD1: Cultural Anthropology
    9. IFD2: Spatial Perception
    10. VC1: Typography I
    11. VC2: Illustration
    12. ATD1: Automotive Design
    13. Drawing I
    14. ATD2: Physical Modeling I
    15. ATD3: Digital Modeling I
    16. LSA1: Material Based Design
    17. LSA2: Evolution of Body
    18. Adornment
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Social Immersion
  • Advanced Character Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • VFX and Compositing
  • Studio: Live-action VFX
KU CORE COURSE
  • International language -2 (continuing from sem 5)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective -7 (any one)
    1. Game Animation
    2. 3D Architectural Visualization
  • Programme Elective - 8 (any one)
    1. Projection Mapping
    2. Advanced Digital Sculpting
  • Programme Open Elective -2 (any one)
    1. ID3: Data, Algorithms & AI
    2. ID4: Sensory Design
    3. PD3: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
    4. PD4: Design for Special Needs
    5. FD4: Creative Surface Techniques
    6. FD5: Fashion, Image & Identity
    7. FD6: Fashion Representation II
    8. IFD3: Urban Ethnography
    9. IFD4: Parametric Design
    10. VC3: Branding & Identity Design
    11. VC4: Promotional Design
    12. VC4: Promotional Design
    13. ATD4: Automotive Design
    14. Drawing II
    15. ATD5: Physical Modeling II
    16. ATD6: Digital Modeling II
    17. LSA3: Contextual Evolution of Accessories & Products
    18. LSA4: Material Processes & Technical Manipulation
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Research Methodology
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Game Design
  • Metaverse and technology
  • AR & VR
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • Portfolio Development
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Internship
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Management
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Production Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Studio: Specialization Class- room Project
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Graduation Project
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Research

Areas of Mastery

This course is multidisciplinary providing opportunities for students in following areas:

– 2D Animation
– Illustration
– Graphic Narratives
– Film making
– Advertising
– Script writing
– Documentary making
– Direction
– Character Design
– VFX & FX
– Multimedia
– Game design
– AR\VR
– Projection Mapping

Career Prospects

Animator gives new life to a character or an object. This course prepares students for exciting careers in the fields of Film & Television, Advertising, Cartoon Production, Online & Print News Media, Visual Design, Motion Graphics, Game Design, AR\VR Experience Design, and Mixed Media Design. Animators are in great demand by E-learning companies and advertising agencies. Almost all high-tech MNCs need animators for their innovative and creative visual skills. Apart from this illustrators and character designers, have great opportunities in the children’s book illustration and video gaming industries. Freelancing is another lucrative career to pursue.

 

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