The M.Des. in Animation Film Design discipline at NID seeks to hone and mentor the visual storytelling skills of young students through the medium of moving images. Students are encouraged to tap into the rich tradition of storytelling, art forms, music and sounds from the Indian subcontinent. With a strong emphasis on traditional drawing and animation skills coupled with the latest digital animation techniques, the discipline aims to educate students to create original short animation films and graphic novels.

While most graduates from the Animation Film Design discipline have been successfully employed in production houses, TV channels, independent animation studios, digital gaming studios and UI/UX and e-learning companies, some have chosen to run their own  uccessful studios and are significant stakeholders and contributors to the Indian Animation Industry.

A Master of Design (M.Des.) in Animation Film Design is a postgraduate degree program that focuses on developing advanced skills and knowledge in the field of animation and film design. The program aims to nurture creative and skilled professionals who can create captivating animated films and bring stories to life through visual storytelling.

The curriculum of the M.Des. program in Animation Film Design covers a wide range of subjects related to animation principles, character design, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation techniques, visual effects, sound design, and film production. Students learn to master various animation software and tools, and gain a deep understanding of the storytelling aspects of animation.

The program emphasizes both theoretical understanding and practical application. Students engage in design studios, workshops, and hands-on projects where they create animated films, develop characters, storyboard narratives, and utilize different animation techniques. They learn to refine their storytelling skills, create compelling visuals, and use sound design to enhance the narrative impact of their films.

Additionally, the program often incorporates industry exposure and collaborations, providing students with opportunities to work with professionals and gain real-world experience in animation and film production settings. Students may have access to state-of-the-art animation studios and equipment.

Upon graduation, M.Des. graduates in Animation Film Design can pursue diverse career paths. They may work as animators, character designers, storyboard artists, visual effects artists, film directors, or pursue roles in animation studios, film production companies, advertising agencies, or gaming companies. The M.Des. degree equips graduates with advanced animation skills, storytelling abilities, and a deep understanding of film design principles, enabling them to contribute to the creation of visually stunning and engaging animated films.


Candidate must have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline of minimum 4-year duration from recognized university/ institute by law in India.

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Fees: – 10,68,000/-
Duration: 2.5 Years
Study Mode: Regular
Approved By: NID,Ahmedabad

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