Master of Design (MDes) in Animation Design

Master of Design (MDes) in Animation Design

Program Overview

Animation Design is a unique program centered on creating delight through good design. The learner starts with an observed need or an idea which is transformed through form, structure, color, material, texture, environment, and detailing to a digital and physical prototype. The outcome could be a product, an interaction, a space, or an experience which creates sustainable value and evokes a positive emotional response for the intended user.

Key Details

  • Range of

  • Choice of

  • Two-year
    (4 semesters)

  • Project-Based

  • Full-time

  • Integrated cross-
    disciplinary approach

Last Date To Apply :

Course Duration

2 Years

Yogesh Jahagirdar

Program Coordinator

Yogesh completed his MDes from IDC, IIT Bombay, and BFA and MFA from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai University. He is an expert in Typographic design and has an experience of more than fifteen years in designing several books and magazines, viz. RBI Governor's Bungalow - A Sylvan and Sublime Address for Reserve Bank of India, J. Patel, A Visionary - Coffee Table Book, Without Reserve - In-house magazine of RBI, etc. He has worked for esteemed clientele like RBI, IIT Bombay, Loyal Insurance Brokers, Innovia Tech Solutions, Bahari Bounty (Tanzania), Kashish Film Festival, and many more. He has also worked with Bombay Natural History Society and Times of India (Marathi Magazine Division).

He is the founder member of 'Aksharaya Society' - which works for Calligraphy, Typography, Font Designing, and its education (all Indian Languages) and creating awareness through 'Aksharsamvad' - lecture series about the same. Before joining Avantika University, he was associated with Yogakshar Design Studio as a Principal Designer and Proprietor. On the academic front, Yogesh has been a Guest Faculty at NIFT, Mumbai. His teaching expertise is in the area of Typography, Calligraphy, Graphic Design, and Indian Art History.

Yogesh has published writings in Marathi at Kala-itihas kosh, Kalnirnay (Diwali ank), and Harman Zapf. He was the Gold Prize winner for three consecutive years at ABCI and ICE awards. He was also awarded the Ambience - Typography prize at Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art.

In his free time, he likes to read and go on treks.


  • Graduate of any stream (10+2+3 Minimum)
  • 50% aggregate in all subjects
  • Proficiency in English
  • Valid score of MIT Pune Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Valid score of Design Scholarship Test (DST)
  • DAT is jointly conducted by MIT Institute of Design, Ujjain and MIT Institute of Design (MIT-ID), Pune

Program Curriculum

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MDN1001 Introduction to Design 2
2 MDN1002 Drawing & Visualization 2
3 MDN1003 Fundamentals of Design 2
4 MDN1004 Critical & Creative Thinking 2
5 MDN1005 Digital Design Tools-1 2
6 MDN1006 Human Factors 2
7 MDN1201 Design Project 1 4
8 MDN1301 Elective-1 2
9 MDN1302 Elective-2 2

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MCD2001 Design Research 2
2 MCD2002 Narrative Design 2
3 MAD2001 Animation Pre-production 2
4 MAD2002 Fundamentals of Animation (Kinematics) 2
5 MAD2003 Acting for Animation 2
6 MAD2004 Introduction to 3D CGI Animation 2
7 MDN2301 Elective 1 2
8 MDN2302 Elective 2 2
9 MAD2201 Design Project 2 4

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MCD3001 Information Visualization 3
2 MCD3002 Reproduction Techniques 3
3 MCD3201 Design Project 4 6
4 MCD3202 Design Project 5 6
5 MDN3001 Design Management 2

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MCD4201 Design Project - Capstone 20

Career Prospects

Transferable Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Independent Thinking
  • Self-Direction and Research
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Global Perspectives
  • Ethical Understanding

Technical Skills

  • CAD and Technical Drawing
  • 3D Design, Rendering, and Animation
  • 2D Graphic Design
  • Sketching
  • Drafting
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Prototyping
  • 3D Printing
  • Modeling and Sculpting
  • UI/UX
  • Packaging Design
  • CAD Sculpting
  • CNC Programming
  • CNC Machining and Operating
  • Model Making and Prototyping
  • Color Engineering
  • Textile/Materials Expertise
  • Human Factors Research

Best Placements

Avantika University offers unparalleled career prospects through placement opportunities with elite companies, top corporations, Fortune 500 organizations, and unicorn start-ups of national and global repute. We bridge talent with opportunity, with job placements at the forefront of innovation and excellence.


Our faculty combine their academic excellence and real-world experience to create a joyful and collaborative learning environment, guiding the students towards their goals.

Our esteemed cadre of faculty members embodies a wealth of knowledge and dedication to academic excellence. Our diverse team of educators fosters intellectual curiosity and growth, guiding students toward their fullest potential with passion and expertise across a spectrum of disciplines.

Program Fee

Particulars For Indian Nationals (INR) For NRI, PIO, CIO and Foreign Nationals (INR)
Tuition Fee 3,47,000 5,20,500
Development Fee 52,000 78,000
University Fee 16,000 24,000
Registration Fee 10,000 15,000
Total Fee 4,25,000 6,37,500

An additional amount of rupees 10,000 is payable as a security deposit during admission. This amount shall be refundable on completion of the academic program.

The Hostel facility is available on first-come-first-served basis. Hostel and Mess facility is available on the campus at an additional cost. The hostel facility shall be Twin Non-AC accommodation. The mess facility shall include Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner.


Students Loan facility will be available to the students securing admission to the university. Disbursement of the loan is as per the banks' terms and conditions.

  Twin sharing Twin sharing# Triple sharing
Hostel Fee 115,000 90,000 65,000
Mess Fee 110,000 110,000 110,000
Hostel Security Deposit 10,000 10,000 10,000
Fees 2,35,000 2,10,000 1,85,500

Refund Policy

Avantika University will cancel an Admission only if the student fails to meet the Entry Requirements. The complete fees will be refunded within 15 days of cancellation of admission.

A student opting to withdraw his/her admission will be entitled to the refund of fees as detailed:

Sr. No. Refund of Fees paid Point of time when notice of withdrawal is served
1 100% 15 days or more before the formally notified last date of admission
2 90% Less than 15 days before the formally notified last date of admission
3 80% 15 days or less after the formally notified last date of admission
4 50% 30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after the formally notified last date of admission
5 0 More than 30 days after the formally notified last date of admission

Fees shall be refunded to the student within fifteen days from the date of receiving a written application from him/her towards cancellation of admission.

All legal disputes if any will be in the Ujjain Jurisdiction only.

Student Projects

At Avantika University, student projects embody creativity, innovation, and practical problem-solving. Through interdisciplinary teamwork, students tackle real-world challenges, honing their skills and making a meaningful impact, thus preparing for future success.

At Avantika University, students' projects are a testament to creativity, innovation, and practical problem-solving. Embracing interdisciplinary teamwork, they tackle real-world challenges head-on, refining their skills and leaving a lasting impact. This immersive approach equips them with the tools for future success, shaping them into visionary leaders of tomorrow

Festive Spring Summer collection for LABEL

Ranu Beniwal


Exploring Product form and aesthetics

Saurabh Bhatt



Atharva Pande



Aditya Ramvarzi


Embroidery of India

Ranu Beniwal


Redesign a utility product

Jignesh Pradhan