INTRODUCTION

In the year of 2014 Dr.MGR Educational & Research Institute – Deemed to be University stepped into the Media Training in a bigger way by starting Department of VisCom &Animation with B.Sc Animation and Visual Communication course ,one of its kind and loaded with high end infrastructure , and now, in a duration of5 years the Department has grown tremendously.

In the year 2018,the department started a unique,complete & comprehensive job oriented degree program - B.Sc. Advanced Animation which is offered only in our University.

With a tremendous Start In the year 2018 the department has launched a Post Graduate program with a combination of Animation and Visual Communication - M.sc Visual Communication and Animation.

The department is housed with Advanced Animation Laboratory, Clay modelling studio, Stop Motion Animation, Dubbing Studio, and Green Matte Studio,(where shoots for the TV channel happens here and students are allowed to be a part of the back end crew).

VISION

The department vision is to produce industry knowledge Media & Animation professionals who’ll bring fame and name to the media industry by their culture conscious skills.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Students are given class room training along with modern teaching mechanism and apart from this our students are exposed to "Tech Talks"(Seminars, guest lectures and interactive sessions) conducted by Film, TV and Media Industry Professionals – averaging 10 sessions in a semester and regular workshops on latest technologies.

SALIENT FEATURES

We organises internship for the students in the Film Industry since we are associated with the Film Director's Association, giving the student a real time experience to work with the world class professionals in the film industry.

Also internships in TV channel, Production House, Films, VFX Studios wherein students are allowed to get hands on experience on script writing, cinematography, Direction, Program production Animation and Television production.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Renowned Actor and Director Dr. Pandiya Rajan, handles classes for the students on Short Film making & direction
  • International Internships - Our students visits International studios which is organised by the university , enhancing them to get world level exposure .

  • Tech talks is the most prominent feature of our department which is organised for every semester.

  • Department of Viscom and Animation has a fully functional Animation lab and Production Studio that is catering it's services to the industries  for the past FIVE years.

  • The department focuses on the strengths and weakness of individual student and guide them accordingly.

  • Special and Unique methods adapted to teach non-artistic students to do good quality animation.

  • Outdoor visits and outdoor sketching for the students will be organised every semester for every year.

  • Acting Classes are Conducted by the professional from the acting school.

  • The students are exposed to wide variety of clay sculpting  in Clay modelling Studio.

  • Regular TV shoots happens in our Studio where students are allowed to be a part of the crew.


CAREER OPTIONS

Film Director, Script Writer, Cinematographer, Photographer, Editor, Graphic Designer ,E-Learning Content Writer, Advertisement Producer / Director, Animator, Modeller  / Texture Artist, Lighting Artist, Character Designer , Games Asset Artist - 3D Generalist .

Courses

COURSES OFFERED

UG

B.Sc Animation & Visual Communication

B.Sc Advanced Animation

 

PG

M.Sc Animation & Visual Communication


INFRASTRUCTURE

Laboratory

  • The Animation and Graphic Lab engages in training the students in 2D Graphics, 3D Animation, Web Designing, VFX and Game Designing
  • Work station computer system for students in 1:1 ratio

  • 2D and 3D Animation lab with sophisticated and modern equipments

  • Industry related original software





  • Students have access to the best quality clay.

  • They are taught to make Live Models, mould and Casting too


  • The Edit Suite is a room usually consist of workstations with one or two displays consisting Video editing software and hardware. The Edit suite in the department consists of workstation with Final Cut Pro and Avid Edit software for Video Editing. Dubbing studio is a specialized facility for sound recording, mixing and audio production of instrumental or vocal musical performances, spoken words.

  • It consists of a ‘Live Room’ attached with isolated ‘booth’ equipped with Mics, and 12 Channel Audio Mixer, controlled by the Sound Engineer with Pro Tools software in the control room.


  • This incorporates a green screen studio, a back porch for engaging, a private green room, and control room, Sound Suite.

  • Full versatile multi-camera HD video and sound generation vehicle for "live nourish" to vast screen projection which is ideal for shows.


iMAC Provides students with a plethora of tools for Animation. High end systems for Content Development, Cinematography and Video Editing are associated with this laboratory.


Equipped with integrated professional lighting system, semi-oval type backdrop for chroma, patch bay for video and audio connectors for microphones and latest video cameras.



Smart Class Room
  • The smart Class room well equipped with interactive LCD Projector and surround audio system makes special learning environment.

  • Flexibility in learning

  • Advanced teaching and learning experience

  • Connect well with more interaction






ASSOCIATION & ACTIVITIES

Association:

Creozone is a guide to state student association to figure out and also enhance their creative skills, to share the student’s media knowledge. The primary objective of the Creozone is to enhance social, cultural, intellectual, recreational and campus governance involvement.


Activities:

We proudly say that the Department of Viscom and Animation collaborated with Asia University, Taiwan for the first time in the month of July 8th to 26th 2019 as Summer Internship Programme for the Designing course attended by four of our students which was the great benefit for them.

Acting Session

  • On 18-10-2019 Acting Session was conducted by Jaya Rao Theatre lab, Vadapalani.

  • On 06-08-2018 Acting Session was conducted by Shiva Velan and Team (Theatre Artists)

  • On 14.07.2017 Acting Session was conducted by Vaiyapuri and Sindhu

Direction

  • On 30.08.2019 A Seminar presented by renowned Film Director Mr. Sasi Kumar

  • On 17.10.2018 A Guest Lecture on Direction by Mr. Rama Krishnan

  • On 15.09.2017 Script Writing Session by Ms. Sasikala

Cinematography

  • 10.08.2018 - A Technical Talk on Cinematography byMr. K.V.Rajan

  • 16.08.2017- A Technical Talk on Cinematography byMr. Antony

  • 10.02.2017- A Technical Talk on Cinematography byMr. Karthick Raja

  • 16.10.2019- 20.10.2019: Harmony - International Week of Peace - Ad Campaign

  • 06.09.2019- A Guest Lecture on Advertising and Promotion by Mr. Arun Chidambaram( A Leading Ad Film Maker)

  • 16.09.2018 : Guest lecture on Ad Campaign- Mr. Immanuel Robinson

  • 21.03.2019- A Seminar On Television Production byMr.Bharath Simhan

  • 09.10.2018 - A Technical Talk on TV serials by Mr. Kamal (Serial Artist)

  • 07.02.2017 - A Technical Talk on Televison Production by Mr. Radha Krishnan

  • 30.08.2019: REEL 2K19, A Intra Departmental Short Film and Photography Competition

  • 30.08.2018- 31.08.2018 : AMMARA- THE ANTERO,An Inter Collegiate Cultural Fest | Chief Guest : Mr. Sakthi (Actor)

  • 30.08.2017 - 31.08.2017 : AMMARA- THE RETRO,An Inter Collegiate Cultural Fest | Chief Guest: S.P. Muthuraman ( Film Director)

  • 30.08.2016 - 31.08.2016 : AMMARA,An Inter Collegiate Cultural Fest | Chief Guest: Karthick Raja


  • 09.10.2018 - A Technical Talk on Video Editing by Bharath Simhan

  • 10.09.2017 - A Technical Talk on VFX by Mr. Chinna Raja

  • 23.09.2016 - A Technical Talk on VFX by Mr. Raju

  • 17.10.2019 - Seminar on Scope of Animation in Current Era by Mr. Dhanasekar

  • 29.09.2018- A Seminar on After Effects by Mr. Muthu Kumar

  • 11.10.2017 - A Technical Talk on Animation by Samuel Elson ( VFX Supervisor)

  • 18.03.2016 - A Seminar on Animation by Mr. Raju ( VFX Artist)

  • 6.07.2019 - Live Sketching and Monument Design Ideas at Mahabalipuram

  • 30.01.2019 :Ezhil Vannam- An Intra DepartmentalArt Exhibition

  • 06.07.2018 : An Intra CollegeFace Painting Competition on the day of International Emoji Day

  • 20.07.2017: An International Forest Preservation Week "Vana Utsav" -Inter Departemental ArtCompetition














Alumni Details


S.No.

Name of the Student

Passed out Year

Name of the Company Incubated

1

Mr. Sakthivelan

2019

Assistant Choreographer- Freelance

2

Mr. Praveen Kumar K

2019

Freelance Photographer

3

Mr. Senthil Kumar

2019

Freelance Photographer

4

Mr. Tamil Mani

2019

Assistant Cinematographer

5

Mr. Naveen

2018

VFX Artist

6

Mr. Santhosh

2018

Event Management

7

Mr. Sathish

2018

Assistant Cameraman

8

Mr. Divyank

2018

Cinematographer

9

Mr. Abiraj

2018

Assistant Cameraman

10

Mr. Sivashankar

2018

Assistant Director

11

Mr. Raja Durai

2018

Own Production House

12

Mr. Mano

2018

3d Artist

13

Mr. Naveen

2018

VFX Artist

14

Mr. Santhosh

2018

Event Management

15

Mr. Sathish

2018

Assistant Cameraman

16

Mr. Muthuraj

2017

Freelancer

17

Mr. Subba Roa

2017

Freelancer

18

Mr. Suresh raj

2017

Freelancer

19

Mr. Prithivi

2017

Entrepreneur




S.No.

Name of the Student

Passed out Year

Name of the Institute

1

Mr. Shankar Dhayal

2019

Masters in Jackson Ville, USA



S.No.

Name of the Student

Passed out Year

Name of the Company

1

Mr. Daniyel

2019

Vijay Network - Endemol Shine Pvt Ltd./ Mercury Productions

2

Mr. Rajesh

2019

Madarasi - Youtube Channel

3

Mr. Naveen Kumar

2019

Sun Network

4

Mr. Cecil Hansraj Bastian

2019

Orgin Learning Solutions

5

Ms. Tasleem Begum

2019

Orgin Learning Solutions

6

Mr. Praveen Kumar R

2019

Amazon

7

Mr. Ajeeth Kumar

2019

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

8

Mr. Bhuvaneshwar

2019

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

9

Mr. Dinesh

2019

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

10

Mr. Arun

2018

Sun Network

11

Ms. Nancy

2018

Sun Network

12

Mr. Arun

2018

Kalaignar Televison Channel

13

Mr. Shiek Abdul Khadar

2018

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

14

Mr. Amaljith

2018

VFX Trainer- Arena Animations

15

Mr. Shafi Ahmed

2018

Maya Trainer- Arena Animations

16

Ms. Raiza

2017

Tv Serial Artist - Colours Tamil Network

17

Mr. Ponvignesh

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

18

Mr. Nijandhan

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

19

Ms.Hemalatha

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

20

Mr. Komal Jain

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

21

Mr. Vishnu

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

22

Mr. Elson Durai

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

23

Ms. Meena

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

24

Mr. Premkumar

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

25

Mr. Bharathi

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

26

Mr. Ashok Kumar

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

27

Mr. Deepak

2017

Orgin Learning Solutions

28

Mr. Marimuthu

2017

Alpha Soft Technologies

29

Mr. Vignesh

2017

ACURAY

30

Mr. Charles

2017

Bradman

31

Mr. Rakesh

2017

Bradman

32

Mr. Surya.P.T

2017

Amazon

33

Mr. Pranav

2017

Amazon

34

Mr. Vignesh.M

2017

Captain Network

35

Mr. Karthik.R

2017

I Solve

36

Mr. Danish

2017

Photo Fab

37

Mr. Pavithran

2017

Vijay Network

38

Ms. Kayal vizhi

2017

National Geographic Channel


OUR PRESENCE


 

Contact Us

Dr.G.Jeevalatha,

Head of the Department,

Department of Viscom and Animation,

Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute,

Maduravoyal

Chennai – 600095

Ph.No : +91 44 2378 2176 Exn: 287

Ph.No: +91 9840425752

Mail Id : hod-viscom[at]drmgrdu.ac.in