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Program Overview

The course of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata is all about studying, creating and bringing to life our own imaginary world. Animation is such a principle which opens the doors of all imaginary worlds. Creative thinkers and aspirants can creatively use their imagination in their work. There are no boundaries to using of imagination and the things that can be created while pursuing an animation course. While studying animation, students learn to use latest animation techniques like 2D hand drawing, 2D and 3D computer-generated, stop motion or model animation techniques to create the animation sequences. Therefore, iLEAD has come up with this course of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata for students who have their love and dedication towards animation, graphics and have creative skills which are required in this field. The industry orientated curriculum of this multimedia course, with proper practical exposure will shape up the young minds to step into the animation industry.

  • Learn highly in demand skills including visual language and perception, semiotics and cultural studies, visual storytelling, storyboard, sequential narrative, editing, sound design, tools and techniques of animation, 2D and 3D and more.
  • Hands on experience of working on the designing and animation floor from visual planning to execution
  • In house animation and sound studio along with required technological equipments
  • Industry exposure and portfolio worthy projects
  • Interact with experts, guidance from industry leaders, internship and 100% placement assistance


Software/Tools That You Would Learn:

  • Adobe Photoshop cc 2020
  • Adobe illustrator cc 2020
  • Adobe InDesign cc 2020
  • Adobe Premiere Pro cc 2020
  • Autodesk Maya 2018
  • Arnold Render Engine and more


What Are We offering?

2-year post graduate degree program of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata at iLEAD under Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT)


Highlights From The Course

Our course of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata has a very practical approach towards the curriculum and makes you familiar with every aspect of graphics, animation and VFX so that you can understand your passion better. Some of the highlights from this multimedia course in Kolkata include –

  • Design fundamentals and Visual literacy
  • Fundamentals of Graphical representation
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Materials and process for design production
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Visual narratives and sequential structure
  • 3D Animation Production
  • Animation Fundamentals
  • Digital post production
  • Basics of Assessment in Psychology
  • New Media Skills
  • Advance experiments in Visual Storytelling
  • Communication Design
  • Advertising & Branding Design and more
Why the media industry?
  • The animation and VFX segment is expected to reach INR 180 billion by 2024.
  • Several Indian companies are providing VFX services to large international studios.
  • Animation for domestic broadcasting is growing at a rate of 29% approximately.
  • The animation sector has grown by 24 per cent. And both the animation and VFX industry is expected to reach INR180 billion by 2024.
  • The platforms that require animation or multimedia professionals are films, marketing presentations, software development, mobile apps, outdoor ads, mobile gaming and much more.
  • India as per statistics is the largest and one of the most cost effective hubs of the global film industry


iLEAD Advantages

  • State of the art infrastructure along with six animation lab at the campus.
  • iLEAD’s course of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata are taught by top ranking industry experts as guest and adjunct faculty.
  • iLEAD’s industry oriented designed course ensures hands-on experience from Day 1.
  • Mentorship and guidance to start up funding is available for your own startup from iLEAD after the course.
  • 1,20,000+ popular, rare and unique books in the library, 20+ journals and periodicals
  • Around 4,000 audio visual content and very large digital library
  • Opportunities for internships and networking
  • Merit Based Scholarships
  • Earn While You Learn opportunities
  • 100% placement assistance

100 Hours Of Job Oriented Training

100 hours of exclusive job oriented practical training in the industry for the students will be provided. 50 hours of the program will include Personality Development classes & any one course on either Event Management, Photography, Digital Marketing, Design, Editing and One Foreign Language FREE OF COST (Beginners Level Only). And another 50 hours to include industry oriented training program in order to make students job ready. The training will include internships, field trips and more.

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Additional Courses And iLEAD Diploma

Once you are in iLEAD, you can also take up the short-term professional courses offered by iLEAD. One short-term course is offered completely free of cost to a regular iLEAD student. These courses help you to be industry ready. Classes for these courses are generally held during weekends.


In order to impart holistic education to you and make you competent professionals in diverse fields,
iLEAD goes beyond the curriculum and engages the students in challenging ‘on campus’ and ‘off campus’ activities. At least twice every month, experts from different fields are invited to deliver lecturers at iLEAD. Our students receive the Diploma at the end of the under graduate or post graduate programme as a value addition to the university degree.
The diploma will mention the non academic credit points accumulated by the student in the six semesters of the graduation programme.

Highlights of the Diploma Program


You can collect one credit point by imparting at least six hours of community service or being involved in co-curricular and extracurricular work. It is compulsory for our every student to take up at least one online course offered by Coursera. You will get two credit points on successful completion of one course.

iLEAD's Personality Development Program
  • A 60-hour training module for soft & life skills with focus on personality development (Compulsory for all students).
  • A foreign language course for students.
  • Field trips, internships, live projects.
  • Participation in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

*Conditions Apply

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any Discipline with option for final year students (yet to appear for their exams) to apply for provisional admissions
  • Creative Aptitude in Filmmaking
  • Post Graduates in any discipline
  • Students have to appear in Common Entrance Test (CET) of MAKAUT and the college Selection Rounds (Group Discussion & Personal Interview) for enrolment.

Course Structure

    1. Visual Language and Perception
    2. Design Methodology and Process
    3. Design Research
    4. Design Project 1 (Conceptual Typography)
    5. Design Project 2 (Technical drawing for Graphical Representation)
    6. Conceptual Photography
    1. Semiotics and Cultural Studies
    2. Production Management (Specialization Paper A/B) (A-Animation | B-Visual Design)
    3. Multimedia and E-Commerce (Design Domain)
    4. Specialization Project I (Specialization Paper A/B)
    5. Specialization Project I (Visual Design)
    6. Design Project III (Technical drawing for Structural Representation)
    7. Understanding Digital Film making and sequential narrative
    8. Digital design II
    1. Animation Design & Management
    2. Design for Advertising & Management
    3. Design Project – 1(A/B)
    4. Design and Culture
    5. Digital Design – III PRACTICAL PAPER (Specialized)
    1. A. (Design)/B. (Animation) –
    2. Design Project – Final
      Sessional Paper
    3. Dissertation Documentation
      (Research work submission)
      Sessional Paper
    4. Portfolio Development |Presentation


Mr. Sourav Mukherjee

Worked with ABP, HT and PwC. Faculty with experience of 8+ years.

Mr. Tushar Modak

VFX Faculty with experience of 12 years

Mr. Debajyoti Nandi

3D Artist and animator with 7 year of experience

Mr. Abhijit Bera

A Graphics Designer and Theme Maker Artist with experience of 20 years

Mr. Nikhil Mondal

A 3D animator, concept and storyboard artist for more than 6 years

Mr. Arun Kumar Das

Faculty of pre-production and 2D animation

Mr. Bishal Sarkar

Faculty & a 3D Animator and Modeler for more than 5 years

Mr. Debabrata Gayen

Faculty & a 3D Faculty specializing in 3D Character Animation, Lighting, Rigging and more

Ms. Payel Shaw

Faculty & a 3D animator and professional trainer since 4 years

Ms. Arpita Das

3D artist with 3 years of experience

Ms. Rishita Das

Technical Faculty – Animation and Graphics

Ms. Swarnadeepa Dey

Faculty in the Animation Department

Mr. Avijit Paul

A 3D Animator, Instructor and Technical Head for more than 18 years

Course Fees

Registration Amount
Semester 1
1,05,000 (Admission fees&1 st Semester Fee)
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
Grand Total

Scholarship Programs

Student Loan Available

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For New Students

Key Partners

Draupnir Capital Incubation Centre at iLEAD

iLEAD now has partnered with Draupnir Capital Incubation Centre, a premier private equity advisory firm dedicated to empowering young startups.

Draupnir Capital is exclusively focused on our very own iLEAD students, graduates, and alumni, ensuring they receive unparalleled support – be it resources, capital, intellectual property, or administrative guidance.

We’ve also joined forces with the State Bank of India, amplifying the support network for our budding visionaries. This strategic alliance among Draupnir Capital Incubation Centre, iLEAD, and the State Bank of India promises a transformative impact on the entrepreneurial landscape.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Multimedia?

Multimedia is a type of media which offers various kinds of effective and convenient ways to convey information to its users. Users can interact with digital information via this medium. It comes in handy and serves as a communication tool. Multimedia is heavily utilized by education, training, reference materials, corporate presentations, marketing, documentary and many more such industries.

2. What is Animation?

The process of bringing static, lifeless images to life is known as animation. Images are manipulated in such a way that they appear to be in motion. Most people find the most common link and associate animation with animated films that they watch. However, animation is not just limited to that has become very pervasive. Animation doesn’t only come in the form of feature films and short films, and television series, but also other media, such as video games, GIFs, motion graphics, visual effects, user interfaces and much more.

3. What is Graphics?

Graphics are mainly sketches or drawings or any sort of pictorial representation which portray meaningful information. When a set of images is manipulated or an image is created in the form of pixels and is drawn on the computer it us referred to as Computer Graphics. Computer Graphics is a vast subject area and can be used in digital photography, film, entertainment, electronic gadgets, etc. It us required in many core technologies and they benefit from it.

4. What does a Graphic Designer do?

A graphic designer performs a variety of tasks, depending on the type of company they work for and its requirements. They are responsible for creating visual conceptualizations which convey necessary information through photos and art. A graphic designer designs and creates posters, billboards, logos, bus wraps, packaging, and marketing materials, etc. Depending on the concerned industry, graphic designers work at advertising and marketing agencies, magazines and more. Selecting pictures and typefaces, and developing layouts for advertisements, annual reports, brochures, magazines and other projects are also part of the job.

5. What does an Animator do?

An animator is responsible for creating an extensive series of images that form the animation we see in movies, commercials, television programs, and video games. They also bring them to life through special effects and visual images, stimulating movement using electronic tools and computer. Usually specializing in one of these media, an animator may further concentrate on a specific field or area, such as characters, scenery, or background design. As mentioned before, animators typically use various computer software to do their work. They are usually members of a team which consists of other members who are also animators or artists who collaborate on particular projects.

6. Why should one take up this course of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata at iLEAD?

In the recent few years, India has become a major destination for creating animation and VFX projects for domestic as well as foreign markets. There is a rapidly rising need for more skilled animators and multimedia professionals to meet the huge need of the future job market. Thus, keeping in mind the current industry requirements, iLEAD is offering an undergraduate degree program of M.Sc in Animation and Graphic Design in Kolkata under MAKAUT to equip you become the best in the industry and make India the Animation capital of the world. As one of the best M.Sc in Multimedia course in Kolkata, we provide students with the best possible practice oriented and project-based program as per present industry standards.

7. Is the offered by iLEAD affiliated to any university?

iLEAD’s course of B.Sc in Multimedia, Animation & Graphics is affiliated  to Maulana Abul Kalam University of Technology.

8. What is the duration of the program?

It’s a 3 year degree program with 6 semesters.

9. What is the eligibility to enroll in the program?

Graduation in any Discipline with option for final year students (yet to appear for their exams) to apply for provisional admission and students must appear in Common Entrance Test (CET) of MAKAUT and the college Selection Rounds (Group Discussion & Personal Interview) for enrolment.

10. What are the career opportunities after completing the course?

Once you complete the course, you can choose your career as per your interest. You can become a graphic designer/3D modeler/Animator /Web Designer / Compositor/Texturing artist/Game designer /Visualizer /story board artist /VFX Artist and more.

11. Are scholarships available for the program?

Yes. Merit Based Scholarships are available. Students need to contact the college to know more. Call 9163122222 for details.

12. Are there any EMI scheme available for payment of fees?

Yes. 10 EMIs @ 3.65% Interest | 8 EMIs @ 3% Interest | 6 EMIs @ 2.5% Interest

13. What is the admission procedure?

Candidates are to apply directly on college website ( by online process for admission or visit the college premise. Call 9163122222 for details.

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