Master of Arts

Communication Design (Animation and VFX)


The qualification required to apply for the programme is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor's degree from a recognised university


The JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) Kochi’s Master's in Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) is a comprehensive two-year programme immersing students in communication design, specifically focusing on animation and VFX techniques. This journey combines artistic creativity with technological proficiency, preparing individuals for dynamic roles in animation studios, film production, and related industries. 

The curriculum at one of the best colleges in Kochi emphasises fundamental communication design principles, covering 2D and 3D animation, character design, motion graphics, and narrative creation. Special emphasis is given to visual effects, including CGI, VFX compositing, and advanced courses in 3D modelling. Interactive media design and elective courses cater to emerging trends like game design and virtual reality. 

Practical projects, internships, and a thesis showcase practical and theoretical skills, opening diverse career paths as digital artists, effects animators, technical directors, 3D animators, and more. Graduates leave with a portfolio ready for roles in animated films, TV productions, and interactive experiences, making this Master's degree a gateway to a lucrative career combining technology and creative expression. 


2 years Degree Programme


Master of Arts in Communication Design (Animation and VFX )

No. of Credits

80 minimum and as specified


As per University norms

Course Commencement : Aug 2024

Study Campus

JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Kochi
Knowledge Park, Nirmal Infopark
Kakkanad, Kochi - 682 042
Telephone : 0484 435 5555
Email : [email protected]

Curriculum Structure
  • Visual Design - Principles And Applications
  • History Of Art And Design
  • Business Management For Creative And Design Domains 
  • Product Design And Lean Design Principal
  • Storytelling
  • Fundamentals Of Photography
  • Research Article 1
  • Strategic Design Framework
  • Developing Visual Narratives
  • Branding Element
  • 3d Modelling, Texturing And Rigging
  • Asset Pipeline For Games
  • Graphic Design And Communication
  • Cgi Foundation For Vfx
  • Pcl I - Research And Entrepreneurship Project
  • Research Article 2
  • Social Networking
  • Ip Law For Design / Information Graphics
  • Video Editing Technique
  • Advanced Animation
  • Digital Marketing And Advertisement
  • Nextgen Character Development
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Advanced Composting Theory And Computing
  • Pcl 2 - Research And Entrepreneurship Project
  • Portfolio Development
  • Professional Practice - Internship
  • Major Project
  • Pcl 3 - Research And Entrepreneurship Project
  • Research Article 3
Course Highlights

Career Pathway: 

Upon completing our Master of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects programme at the top university in Kochi, graduates enter a world of diverse and exciting career opportunities. They can lead animation projects as:

  • Senior Animators
  • VFX Compositors
  • FX/ Dynamics Artist
  • Animation Directors
  • Visual Effects Artists
  • Storyboard Artists
  • Animation Educators
  • Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Character Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Visual Development Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • Art Director
  • Freelance Animator/Visual Effects Artist