Arena Animation International Program – Visual Effects (AAIP – VFX) is an intensive career course that will train you in all aspects of visual effects. The course helps you create special effects for films, TV shows, ads, games, digital media, etc. You can learn 3D modeling, digital sculpting, character animation, rotoscopy, and more.

Create magical realms, extinct and imaginary characters, never seen before actions, merge live with fiction through VFx. The AAIP VFx program offers end-to-end training in Animation and VFx and enables you to pursue a successful VFx career.


Films and Television

The blockbuster success of Hollywood and Bollywood movies made using VFx is leading to an increasing demand from studios for VFx professionals. Indian studios continue to successfully partner International production teams on their VFx requirement and the demand continues to increase.


Corporates large and small continue to invest large spends in innovative advertising. As the competition gets intense, the need to get eyeballs in a cluttered market has led to an increase in demand for VFx.


The advent of mobile phones and consoles has led to an increase in popularity of gaming. Game developers are investing in developing games with exciting warcraft sequences, runs and chases with VFx to ensure their customers are on their fingertips.


The parallel world of internet continues to grow and therefore the demand for VFx to bring it alive through websites, microsites, portals, exciting visual content for online channels, pages, sites.

*By 2020, the worth of the Indian VFX industry is expected to be Rs. 9000 crores*. Hollywood, Bollywood, TV shows, ads – each of these use visual effects to produce high-quality output. From car blasts in a live-action film to leaves blowing in an animated movie, all the effects are designed and created by special effects artists. You can be one of these highly-paid, in-demand, talented artists!

Course Highlights
  • Access Onlinevarsity: Onlinevarsity is Arena’s exclusive web portal for students. You can log in to this portal to get course material, discuss doubts & problems with professors at any time of the day or night, chat with your classmates, plan activities or projects, get references to more learning resources, see samples & references of good work, etc.
  • Learn all techniques of animation and VFX using Pixar RenderMan, Golaem Crowd, NUKE, NUKEX, and Mocha.
  • Practical application using latest versions of VFX & compositing tools/ software.
  • Projects at regular intervals.
  • Specialization in your chosen area & create a professional 3D portfolio.
  • Industry interaction & workshops.
Career Support
    • 100% job placement assistance
    • Industry interaction
    • Job fairs
    • Studio tours
    • Career seminars
    • Creative workshops
Career options

You can make a successful career as a VFX artist & compositing artist in:.

  • Animation film production studios
  • Television channels
  • Television production houses
  • Ad production houses
  • Gaming companies
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Dynamics artist, lighting artist, 3D matte painter, match-moving artist, 3D tracking artist, roto artist, and pre-comp artist are some more interesting job profiles in the animation and multimedia industry.



Develop your visualization & graphic skills, and learn audio-video editing, digital filmmaking, and design for print & advertising.

Graphics and Illustrations Fundamentals
Anatomy Study
Typography Design
Digital IllustrationsAdobe Illustrator
Digital PaintingAdobe Photoshop
2D Animation ConceptsAnimate CC
Digital Filmmaking Concepts
Production Planning – IShotgun
Audio-Video EditingAdobe Audition /Adobe Premier Pro
Video EditingAdobe Premiere Pro / Adobe Prelude
Storyboarding & AnimaticsAdobe Premier Pro
Design PortfolioProject
You will get a Certificate in AAIP in Graphic & Visual Design (GVD) on completion of the first semester of the course

Create a 3D animation portfolio. Learn all aspects of animation along with crowd simulation techniques.

3D Basics – Modelling to Animation
3D ModelingMaya Unlimited
Texturing, Lighting & RenderingMaya Unlimited
RiggingMaya Unlimited
Character AnimationMaya Unlimited
Dynamics & Realistic FeaturesMaya Unlimited
Crowd SimulationGolaem Crowd
Working with Arnold RendererArnold renderer for Maya
Production Planning – IIShotgun
Portfolio Demo ReelProject
Get a Certificate in AAIP in VFX on completion of the first & second semesters of the course.

Learn digital compositing: wire removal, colour correction, green/blue screen, match-moving & camera tracking using NUKE.

Introduction to NukeNuke
Rotoscopy using Silhoutte & NukeSilhoutte & Nuke
Wire RemovalNuke
Colour CorrectionNuke
Green/Blue ScreenNuke
Matchmoving & Camera TrackingNukeX
Matte PaintingNuke & Photoshop
Matchmoving in MochaMocha
Production Planning – IIIShotgun
Portfolio Demo ReelProject
You will get a Certificate in AAIP – VFX on completion of all the semesters of the course.

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*Source: FICCI-KPMG Report 2014
#Conditions apply
*Software & their versions may vary from centre to centre.