B.Des in Animation: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admissions, Top Colleges

Updated on Dec 13, 2022 11:22 IST
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Animation is the art of giving liveliness to still pictures. In other words, it brings motion to pictures with digital transformation.  Animation is a perfect example of advancement in technology and is widely used in cinema, cartoons, games, and advertisements. It is a technique that involves photographing a series of repeated drawings or models to give the impression that they are moving. The brain combines many visuals that emerge in rapid sequence and believe that the image is actually moving.

The uses of Animation have witnessed a remarkable rise in the past few years with expansion in Media and Entertainment industry. Its usage is, however, not restricted to the entertainment industry, and is widely used in advertisements, architecture, and educational purposes.

Students, who are interested in studying Animation, can pursue a Bachelor of Design (BDes), which is a four-year programme. BDes in Animation can be done from a number of colleges, including the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune, Pearl Academy in Mumbai, and Chandigarh University.

BDes Animation Eligibility Criteria

The students, who wish to pursue this professional course, need to fulfill the below-mentioned criteria to enter the creative industry.

  • Students must have passed 10+2 with aggregate 50% marks to take admission to undergraduate courses.
  • They must have completed graduation in any stream from a recognised university to ensure admission in post-graduate courses.
  • They must have qualified entrance examinations like UCEED, NID DAT, UID DAT, SEED, etc. to get entry into top animation colleges in India.
  • Their selection might also depend upon their performance in interviews.

BDes Animation Entrance Exams

The students can get admission in colleges offering BDes in Amination either by clearing the following entrance examinations or on the basis of merit.

Entrance Exams

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Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

Admissions to BDes programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through UCEED.

National Institute of Design –Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)

This entrance exam is taken in two phases – preliminary and mains – for admission to design courses.

United world Institute of Design Aptitude Test (UID DAT) 

It is a national-level entrance exam held once in a year jointly by the United World Institute of Design (UID) and Karnavati University.

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED)

It is an entrance examination for admission to BDes courses at Symbiosis institute.

MIT Institute of Design-Design Aptitude Test (MITID DAT)

This entrance exam is conducted by MIT Institute of Design in Pune and a few other colleges for admission to BDes and MDes programmes.

Manav Rachna National Aptitude Test (MRNAT)

It allows admission to various design courses at Manav Rachna University.

BDes Animation Required Skills 

Animation is an artistic field, hence any student, who wishes to pursue BDes Animation should be good at drawing and sketching, besides being a creative thinker. Here is a list of skills required to go for this course:

Skills Required for Animation
Creativity Innovative
Artistic Unique ideas
Leadership Qualities Imaginitive
Story Telling Skills Computer Proficiency
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BDes Animation Syllabus

The Animation curriculum is holistic and focuses on the student’s need to gain knowledge about the technical aspects of the course. The main subjects of BDes Animation are as follows:

Main Subjects in BDes Animation

Sketching Drawing

Fundamentals of Animation

Colour

Narrative skills for animation

Geometry

Sculpting

Elements of Design

Concept art & matte painting

Principles of Design

Stop Motion animation

Computer Applications

VFX Concepts & animation Applications

Film Language & Editing For animation

3D tools and processes 

Compositing

Technologies of the Future

BDes Animation Job Profiles

The field of Animation is progressing at a fast pace with millions of people getting hired at different positions in varied fields like entertainment, advertisement, gaming, education, marketing, storytelling and arts. Few such profiles at which students can serve after BDes course completion are:

  • Art Director
  • Story Teller
  • Comic Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Animator
  • Flash Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • 3D Animation Artist
  • Freelancer

BDes AnimationTop Recruiters

The demand of graphic professionals has increased, owing to spike in the number of Animation Studios. Here is a list of top 10 recruiters that hire professionals from the field of Animation.

  • Walt Disney Studio Animation
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Dream Works Animation
  • Maya Entertainment Limited
  • Sony Pictures Animation
  • UTV
  • Red Chillies Entertainment
  • Reliance Media Works Limited
  • Crest Animation Studio
  • Paramount Animation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about BDes Animation

Q. What is BDes in Animation?

A. BDes stands for Bachelor of Design. BDes Animation is a field of art, where still images are given motion with the help of technology.

Q. What is the duration of BDes Animation course?

A. BDes Animation is a four-year long course that prepare students to enter the field of Animation. It is widely used in gaming, advertisement, entertainment and media industry.

Q. Which skills are required to pursue BDes in Animation?

A. Interested students should be creative and good at drawing. They should also have innovative thinking and story- telling skills.

Q. Which are the top recruiters in the field of Animation?

A. Some of the top recruiters in the field of Animation are UTV, Red Chillies Entertainment, Sony Pictures Animation, and Paramount Animation.

Q. What are the job prospects after completing BDes Animation?

A. The pass-outs of this course can pursue their career as Animator, Graphic Designer, Layout Artist and Flash Animator.  

Q. What is the fee structure of BDes Animation course?

A. The fees structure of BDes Animation course range from INR 2 lakhs to INR 5 lakhs.

Q. What are the areas of employment for Animators?

A. After completing BDes Animation, students can find employment in various industries, including movies, gaming, advertisement, marketing and retail.    

Q. Which are the different types of Animation?

A. There are five types of animation:
  • Traditional Animation
  • 2D Animation (Vector-based)
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Stop Motion

Q. Which are the main subjects taught in BDes Animation?

A. The BDes Animation curriculum includes Sketching, Animation Fundamentals, Sculpting, Geometry, and Principles of Design as the main subjects.

Q. Which are the entrance exams for admission in BDes Animation?

A. The entrance exams for admission to BDes Animation courses are NID DAT, UID DAT, SEED, MITID DAT, MRNAT.

Q. Which are the top colleges offering BDes Animation?

A. Some of the famous colleges for BDes Animation courses include the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune, and Pearl Academy in Mumbai.

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Popular B.Des in Animation Specializations in India

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Vivekananda Global University, situated in Jaipur. It's offers many courses, in design courses B.Des is it good course.In class 12th, you  have to score more than 50 percentage if you belongs to general category and if you belongs to SC/ST then  you have to score more than 45 percentage.  Vivekanand

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Nikki Grewal

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 An individual to be eligible for the B.Des in Symbiosis International should be

  • A pass in Class 12 or equivalent or Class 10 along with a three-year diploma 
  • at least 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for SC/ ST) is required to apply for BDes course. Candidates who are appearing for the final year exam ca

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The candidates who wish take admisison in BDes courses have to appear and qualify the Banasthali University Aptitude Test and must have 50% aggregate in Senior Secondary 10+2 from any stream. Candidates who have 50% aggregate in Senior Secondary 10+2 from any stream have to apply for the Banasthali

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Mamona Majumder

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The 2023 average package for BDes is yet to be released. Looking at the past two years' data (2021 and 2022), the average package offered to BDes students indicates an improving trend. Likewise, the average package of the top 20% offers has also increased from 2021 to 2022. Check the below infograph

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Aarushi Kalra

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The Woxsen University the highest package 2022 for BDes increased by almost 52% when compared with 2021. Likewise, the average package and top 20% average have also improved from 2021 to 2022. See the below infographic showcasing the comparison of Woxsen University salary 2021 and 2022 for BDes:

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Aarushi Kalra

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The 2023 placement statistics for BDes are yet to be released. Earlier, 56 companies participated in BDes placements 2022, which was almost 22% lesser in comparison to 2021. Tabulated below are the Woxsen University placement comparison for BDes:

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BDes Placement Statistics (2021)

BDes Placement Statistics (2022)

Companies visited

7256

Placement rate

N/A97%

the highest package

INR 8.20 LPAINR 12.50 LPA

Average package

INR 5 LPAINR 6.60 LPA

Top 20% average package

INR 7 LPAINR 11.20 LPA

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Aarushi Kalra

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Answered 3 days ago

The Woxsen University the highest package 2023 recorded for the MBA batch was INR 17 LPA. In 2022 and 2021, the highest package was comparatively lesser and the amount stood at INR 16 LPA. Looking at the past three years' data (2021 to 2023), year-on-year growth was recorded in the MBA the highest p

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Aarushi Kalra

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The GAT or the General Ability Test is mandatory for all candidates. The various components of the GAT written exam is given below.

Program

B.Des

M.Des

Paper

GAT

GAT

Mode of exam

Computer-based Test (CBT)

Computer-based Test (CBT)

Language

English/ Hindi

English/ Hindi

Test Duration

120 minutes

120 minutes

Sections

Number of Questions

Number of Questions

Communication Ability

25

30'

English Comprehension

25

30

Quantitative Ability

20

20

Analytical Ability

15

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

15

15

TOTAL

100

120

The candidate may note that the number of questions in each section may vary. Further, the difficulty level of questions may also vary between courses. 

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The NIFTs currently offers the following specializations at the B.Des level - Fashion Design,  

Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, and Fashion Communication.

Admission to the above courses will be on the basis of NIFT 2024 scores. Currently, there are 18 participating i

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Yes, all B.Des candidates who get shortlisted for NID DAT 2024 counseling have to summit their campus preferences. The window to submit campus preferences will open from May 21 (4 pm) to May 23 (4 pm). 

The preferences must be entered in the order of priority. 

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The National Institute of Design (NID) will release the provisional offer letter for B.Des candidates for Round I on June 13, 2024. Prior to that the institute will announce seat allotment results for Round I on May 29, 2024.

The candidate will have to download the offer letter online from the NID

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The National Institite of Design (NID) has released the list of exam centres for the B.Des DAT Prelims exam. 

The DAT Prelims exam will be conducted in 22 cities across the country - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 5 days ago

The National Institite of Design (NID) will conduct the NID DAT 2024 exam on December 24, 2023. Candidates who successfully apply for the exam will be released admit cards from December 12, 2023 (onward).

The admit card will be issued online at admissions.nid.edu. Hard copies of the admit card will

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Bangalore offers a Master of Design (M.Des) program. Admissions to the M.Des program at NIFT Bangalore are based on candidates’ performance in the NIFT entrance exam. This exam comprises the General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT

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Sunita Mehta

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The placements are good at NIFT Bangalore. Talking about on campus placements, the average package offered is 3 LPA, and there were total 2100 offers in year 2022. The Designer students are placed at better levels as compared to production students according to the statistics provided. Various top l

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Sunita Mehta

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BDes at National institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore offers 6 courses under BDes:

BDes in Fashion Design - no.of seats 43

B Design ( lateral entry) - no.of seats 15

BDes in Fashion Communication - no.of seats 43

BDes in Textile Design - no.of seats 43

BDes in Accessory Design - no.of seats 43

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Sunita Mehta

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The Studio Test for the B. Des programme will be conducted on April 27-28, 2024. The studio test will be conducted in the following six cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Kolkata & Kurukshetra. The candidate will be given the option to select a test city before that. Candidates who

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered a week ago

The specialisations offered at UID Ahmedabad for the BDes course is mentioned below:

  • Fashion Design & Styling 

  • Visual Communication

  • Animation and Digital Media

  • Interior and Furniture Design

  • Product Design 

  • Interaction Design 

  • Automobile and Transportation Design

  • Game Design and Simulation

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Rajshree Singh

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Answered a week ago

The eligibility criteria for the BDes course at UID Ahmedabad is that the candidate should have passed Class 12 with a minimum of 50% (Any Stream) or 3 Years Diploma (Equivalent to Class 12 from any recognised higher secondary board. Moreover, the duration of the course is for four years.

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Rajshree Singh

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The National Institute of Design (NID) will release the admit cards for the B. Des DAT Mains Studio Test on April 14, 2024 (4 pm). Admit cards will be issued to candidates who qualify DAT Prelims exam. The candidate has to download the admit card from the NID DAT 2023 admission portal - admissions.

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The National Institute of Design (NID) will announce the final results of NID DAT 2024 on May 21, 2024. Candidates who get shortlisted will have to enter campus preferences between May 21 and 23, 2023. 

The entries should be in the order of priority.

To enter preferences, the candidate will have to

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered a week ago

The DAT Prelims result will cover the following items:

  1. Whether all answers have been marked

  2. Whether there has been any mistakes in totalling the marks in Part II and transferring the marks to the 1st cover page of the answer booklet.

This means, the recheck will not check whether the your answer is cor

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The DAT Prelims results for the B.Des programme will be announced on March 28, 2024.

The candidate can apply for re-check of their results from March 28-30, 2024. The application for e-check will have to be submitted online. 

The re-check will be limited to:

  1. Whether all answers have been marked

  2. Whethe

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered a week ago

The National Institute of Design will announce the results of DAT Prelims for the B.Des programme on March 28 (4 pm). The result would be declared online at admissions.nid.edu.

To check DAT Prelims results 2024 (B.Des), follow these steps:

  1. Go to the result portal

  2. Click on the result link

  3. A log-in window

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The candidate won’t have the option to select the specialisation for the B.Des programme at the time of filling out the NID DAT 2024 application form. 

Instead, the candidate simply has to select the programme of study (B.Des), when filling the form.

Candidates who get admission to the B.Des programme

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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UID Delhi-NCR offers four-year BDes (Hons) course across five specialisations. These are Visual Communication, Animation & Motion Graphics, Interior & Furniture Design, Product Design and Fashion Design. The college also offers BDes (GDP) courses in Multidisciplinary with Global Exposure to Asia, UK

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Manori Sahni

Contributor-Level 10

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At UID Delhi-NCR, the tuition fee for BDes (Hons) course is INR 2.75 lakh. Whereas, th tuition fee for BDes (GDP) course is INR 4 lakh. Apart from this, there are other fee components that need to pay during the time of admission, which is a part of course fee. 

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Manori Sahni

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

In order to get admission to BDes at UID Delhi-NCR, students are required to pass Class 12 or 3 year Diploma in any stream from any recognised higher secondary board/ institute. The selection is done based on the performance of candidates in the UID DAT exam and Situation Test & Portfolio evaluation

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Manori Sahni

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

INSD Kolkata offers a three-year full-time BDes programme across three specialisations:

  1. BDes in Graphic Design
  2. BDes in Fashion Design
  3. BDes in Interior Design

Candidates seeking admission to the BDes programme at INSD Kolkata must have passed class 12. Also, candidates are required to apply for the BDes

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Maaz Khan

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INSD Kolkata BDes admission is merit-based. Candidates based on their marks in class 12 will be selected for further admission round. Selected candidates are required to report to the admission cell at INSD Kolkata for document verification and fee payment.

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Maaz Khan

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