• Students' speak

    Mayank Kanyal Mayank Kanyal Lead lighter, DreamWorks India

    Projects: Puss in Boots, Merry Madagascar, Scared Shrekless, Mad Valentine and The Penguins of Madagascar

    Joining MAAC was a life changing decision for me. MAAC launched me into this wonderful career that I cherish everyday.

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    Jay Mehta Jay Mehta Lead compositor/ show supervisor, Base FX, China

    Projects: The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Alvin & The Chipmunks

    Without the support of my trainers at MAAC, I would not have reached where I am right now. My training at MAAC covered all aspects of visual effects & animation, and taught the latest software.

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    Kunal Chindarkar Kunal Chindarkar Lead compositor, Double Negative, Singapore

    Projects: Captain America: The First Avenger, Fast and Furious 6, The Incredible Hulk, Godzilla, Battleship, Hercules, The Golden Compass, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Courses at MAAC are at par with industry standards. They train you in all the software used for creating stunning VFX movies we see today.

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    Jayesh Makwana Jayesh Makwana Sr. lighting artist, Prime Focus, India

    Projects: Sin City 2, Yellow, Dabangg 2, Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola & Race 2

    If you are passionate about VFX, MAAC can give you that start to boost your career. MAAC was my gateway to the world of computer graphics.


IPVAD - International Program in Visual Arts and Design

Bollywood is one of the biggest producer of films & employs thousands of creative individuals every day. The Indian media & entertainment industry is one of the largest industries in the country and is considered a benchmark by people around the globe. With the right training & guidance from MAAC you too can build a high-paying career in this dynamic industry.

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Course overview

International Program in Visual Arts and Design (IPVAD) is a comprehensive advanced career course designed to give students a complete understanding of the global media & entertainment industry. The course takes you through all the facets of computer graphics & creative skills required to excel in the field of animation, VFX & digital design. IPVAD is an ideal course for becoming a job-ready professional for all available job opportunities in the industry.

This course offers thorough exposure to leading software used for digital content creation in the media & entertainment industry. During the course, you will be mentored for short film projects & get opportunities to interact with industry professionals. IPVAD also provides access to value added content such as self directed online training videos on Onlinevarsity.

The learning outcomes for each semester is assessed as per industry standards to ensure that students have a complete understanding of latest concepts & emerging technologies used in the production workflow of the digital content creation process.

What’s more? The course offers you the unique opportunity for double specialization, giving you an edge & increasing your chances to get your dream job.

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Course covers

Visual art & aesthetics, and digital design

  • Creative learning
  • Photography
  • CorelDRAW™
  • Adobe InDesign™
  • JavaScript HTML
  • Adobe Dreamweaver™
  • Adobe Flash™


  • Pre-production
  • Digital filmmaking
  • Digital design
  • Compositing
  • Sound editing
  • Video editing
  • Stop-motion animation

3D design with 3ds Max®

  • Modelling
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Animation
  • Dynamics
  • Tech animation

CG film production with Maya®

  • Modelling
  • Digital sculpting
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Animation

Specialisation I (Elective- Modelling / Light/ Animation/ FX)

  • Maya® FX & Dynamics
  • Asset integration with Unity™ game engine
  • Interactive design
  • Node-based compositing with Fusion™

Specialisation II (Compositing)

  • Advanced compositing with Silhouette, PFTrack™ & Nuke™
  • Advance rendering with Arnold
  • Augmented reality
  • Mobile gaming
  • Project - Portfolio development

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Software to learn

Career options after IPVAD

  • Graphics designer
  • Web designer
  • Motion graphics artist
  • Modelling artist
  • Digital sculptor
  • Lighting artist
  • Layout artist
  • Rigging artist
  • Character animator
  • FX artist
  • 3D designer
  • Matte painter
  • Camera tracker
  • Compositor
  • Clean-up artist
  • Depth artist
  • Roto artist
  • Paint artist
  • BG Prep artist
  • Matchmove artist
  • VFX Generalist
  • Stereoscopy artist
  • Pre-visualisation artist
  • 3D interactive designer
  • UI designer
  • Render Wrangler
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Course duration: 36 Months
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Or check out other career courses.


Please note: This course is available in select MAAC centres only. Check with your nearest MAAC centre.

With MAAC, prepare for a rewarding career.

Get the edge, get the job!

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