Multimedia and Animation Courses in India 2016

HTCampus Expert updated on : 03 Feb 2016

Find out the eligibility criteria, admission process and fee structure for admission to Multimedia colleges in India!

What is Multimedia Technology?


Multimedia Technology is a specialized branch of science that specifically deals with interactive computer elements, such as sound, graphics, text, animation and video, and their utilization in the development of online graphics and content. An ideal career choice for tech-minded individuals, multimedia courses – both undergraduate and postgraduate – allow such folks to learn the essentials of creating computer-based, new and wholly interactive applications.


At Undergraduate Level


Undergraduate level diploma and degree courses in Multimedia attract the attention of individuals who wish to dig deep into this specialized branch of study. Accordingly, while some end up enrolling themselves in diploma courses, others prefer pursuing a full-time 3 to 4 years degree course.

  • Eligibility Criteria

Anyone who wishes to pursue an undergraduate level degree or diploma course in Multimedia should have passed 10+2 / HSC / equivalent examination from a recognized board. For Advanced Diploma however, the minimum pass percentage required is 55 percent.

  • Admission Process

Instead of conducting common entrance test for admission to a degree or diploma course in Multimedia, colleges and universities across India invite applications from deserving candidates. Accordingly, based on their merit list, they allot seats to the best candidates looking forward to pursue their degree and diploma courses in multimedia. The top colleges and institutes that offer undergraduate level multimedia courses include Faculty of Animation & Multimedia CGC, Academy of Animation and Gaming, IIDAA Kolkata, VIT Vellore and SFMC Allahabad.

Duration, Delivery Type and Fee Structure


B.Sc. Multimedia

B.Sc. Multimedia Web & Technology

BA Multimedia

B.Sc. Animation and Multimedia

Advanced Diploma in multimedia

Full Time

3 Years (80k to 2.50 Lakh)

3 Years (1.2 to 2.30 Lakh)

3 Years(1.86 Lakh and above)

3 Years (50K to 2Lakh)

12 to 14 months (70K and above)

Distance Learning

3 Years (80k to 1.9 Lakh)


3 Years (24K and above)

  • Specializations, Syllabus and Job Prospects

The list of undergraduate level courses in Multimedia Technology is varied enough to include several degree and diploma courses in a range of specializations, some of which include Multimedia, Web Technology, VFX and 3D Animation.


  1. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Multimedia – An undergraduate Multimedia, Gaming and Animation course, B.A. (Multimedia) has its focus on Graphic Design, Web Design, 3D Modelling, Texturing and Lighting. Right from the fundamental principles of Art and Design to Professional Video Editing Techniques, the undergraduate course delves deep into the realms of Animation & Visual Effects.


Syllabus – While pursuing B.A. Multimedia, students can learn the essential tenets of Graphics, Desktop Publishing, Digital Art Photography, Web Designing, JAVA, HTML Basics, 2D Animation, 3D Modelling & Animation, Digital Editing, Sound Editing and Director Basics.


Job Prospects – The B.A. Multimedia job types include Animators, Modellers, Art Directors, Visual Effects Supervisors, Pre-Visualization Artists, Character Designers and Storyboard & Concept Artist.


  1. B.Sc. Multimedia & Web Technology – A comparatively wider course of specialization than B.A. or B.Sc. in Multimedia, this undergraduate level course emphasizes on Multimedia, Animation, Gaming and a host of mechanisms related to Web Technology.


Syllabus The major subjects that constitute the core syllabus of B.Sc. Multimedia & Web Technology include Mathematical Structures for Computer Science, Data Structures & C Programming, Internet & JAVA Programming, Computer Graphics, Animation Techniques, 3Ds MAX Animation, Web Technology and HTML, XML, JAVA Script Lab.


Job Prospects – B.Sc. Multimedia & Web Technology graduates can become Web Designers, Web & Graphics Designers, Multimedia Architects, Media Planners (TV Print & Multimedia) and Application Developers (Web & Mobile Technologies).


  1. Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation, VFX and Multimedia – Highly advisable for those who wish to acquire complete knowledge of 3D Animation & Visual Effects and 2D Classical & Digital Animation, the Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation, VFX and Multimedia is a widely accepted and recognized diploma course after 10+2.


Syllabus – Students of Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation, VFX and Multimedia study Traditional Arts & Digital Techniques, Basics of Film Making, 3D Basics & 3D Environment Design, 3D Character Design and Fundamentals of UV Layouts.


Job Prospects – Some job profiles suitable for individuals who have a professional Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation, VFX and Multimedia  include Texturing Artists, VFX Animators, VFX Special Effects Artist, 3D Modellers, 3D Generalists and VFX Lighting & Shading Artists.


  1. Advanced Diploma in Multimedia – After 10+2, several multimedia courses’ aspirants consider pursuing the Advanced Diploma in Multimedia. This particular course helps aspirants to gain technical and creative knowledge, apart from learn the skills like transforming 2D graphics into 3D and other broad-based skills.


Syllabus – Advanced Diploma in Multimedia course students study Fundamentals of Multimedia, Instructional Design, Multimedia Production, Web Publishing & Graphics, Advanced Computer Graphics, Multimedia Authoring and Digital Design & Animation.


Job Prospects – Some professional positions worth exploring for Advanced Diploma in Multimedia individuals include Multimedia Designer, Art Director, Web Designer, Web Developer, Multimedia Programmer and Film Post-Production Artist.

At Postgraduate Level


Aspirants of PG level multimedia courses have ample options to consider before they eventually zero in on one. Some of the options available for them include M.Sc. in Multimedia and Post Graduate Diploma in 3D Animation.

Eligibility Criteria

For PG Diploma in 3D Animation, aspirants need to have a graduation degree or equivalent in any discipline from any registered university. However, for those seeking admission to M.Sc. in Multimedia, it is necessary to have completed their graduation in Science stream.  

  • Admission Process

While some colleges and universities conduct entrance exams for different PG multimedia programs, rest of them give due weightage to graduation scores of aspirants. Some of the popular colleges, universities and institutes that offer PG diploma and degree courses in Multimedia include Academy of Animation and Gaming, Bharath Institute of Science and Technology; Department of Information Science and Technology, Anna University; and School of Education Technology, Jadavpur University.

Duration, Delivery Type and Fee Structure


MA Multimedia

M.Sc. Multimedia

Post Graduate Diploma In 3D Animation

Full Time

2 years (50K to 1.5 Lakh)

2 Years (1.5 to 2.20 Lakh)

15 Months (80K t0 1.5 Lakh)

Distance Learning


2 years (50K and above)

  • Specializations, Syllabus and Job Prospects


  1. M.Sc. in Multimedia – A two-year postgraduate level course, M.Sc. (Multimedia) has Animation, Multimedia and Gaming as its core components. Furthermore, it involves the study of various computer-based interactive applications, apart from instructive and practical use of several software programs.


Syllabus – M.Sc. in Multimedia is a dream of many would-be multimedia professionals who study the ins and outs of Script Writing, Storyboard Designing, Desktop Publishing, 2D Animation, 3D Advanced (Modelling and Animation), Digital Editing, Cartoon Animation and Interactive Media as core curriculum of this course.


Job Prospects – Some popular job types for M.Sc. Multimedia Technology degree holders include Assistant Manager Sales - Technology Vertical, Instructional Designer, Multimedia & Framework Expert and Graphic Artists.


  1. Post Graduate Diploma in 3D Animation – This particular course finds favour among those who seek professional and personal development within Multimedia and 3D Animation discipline.


Syllabus – Apart from exploring the contents of Fundamentals of Visual Arts, Anatomy & Illustration, Animation Concept, Scriptwriting and Storyboard Designing, PG Diploma in 3D Animation students get hands-on training on Computer Graphic, 3D Animation, 3D Production and Post-Production.


Job Prospects – After successful completion of the PG Diploma course, students can explore career opportunities as Graphics Designers, Animation Designers, Advertising Managers and Gaming Experts.

  • Is Multimedia for me?/ Skill Sets Required
  1. Basic knowledge of HTML, XML, JAVA and Visual Basics
  2. Proficiency in Photoshop and Dreamweaver
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Imaginative frame of mind
  5. Ability to handle troubleshooting
  6. Curiosity
  7. Presentation Skills

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