Art & Design - FX School – India’s Best Diploma course

FX School's 9-month Certificate course in Digital Art is a comprehensive and project-oriented course in which you will build a strong foundation in digital art and illustration techniques as well as design fundamentals while developing your own IP such as character design for brands, films or games; landscape/background design and poster design.Click here for More Course Info

Certificate Course in Digital Art

The course comprises three 3-month modules: Art Essentials, Illustration and Design, Art & Design Portfolio Project.

Art Essentials

The Art Essentials foundation module focuses on developing the core fundamentals of Art, which are the building blocks to any successful career in Art and Design. A strong synergy between a solid foundation in Art and an understanding of the Design Process helps to prepare students for the advanced modules.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • 1-Point Perspective
  • 2-Point Perspective
  • Painting a Sphere
  • Drawing Cylinders, Cones and Spheres
  • Drawing and Painting from Observation
  • Colour Theory
  • Introduction to the Design Process
  • Thumbnailing for Landscape
  • Final Drawing/Presentation

Illustration and Design

The Illustration and Design Course builds upon the fundamentals learnt in the Art Essentials module and helps you apply these skills into a variety of design assignments which will give you a sense of the production pipeline and also broaden your design aesthetic.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Understanding Materials
  • Advanced Perspective
  • Background/Landscape Design
  • Basic Character Design
  • Illustrative Poster Design

Art & Design Portfolio Project

The objective of this module is to emulate a professional work environment to help students develop the ability to single handedly ideate, strategize, communicate and execute their vision for a Design Project. They will also gain the necessary Art and Design skills, which will give them the confidence to approach any professional project without hesitation.

This course aims at broadening and enhancing essential skills such as:

  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Core Art and Design Skills
  • Deadline and Project Management
  • Client Interaction Skills

Regular meetings will be conducted at pre-determined intervals with the faculty to monitor progress.

Course Outline

  • Idea and Concept Creation/IP Development (Brief and Mood Board)
  • Thumbnailing /Style Explorations
  • Character Design
  • Landscape/Background Design
  • Prop Design
  • Poster Design
  • Project Portfolio Creation

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C B Arun Kumar

C B Arun KumarAcademic Director

C B Arun Kumar has worked in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985. He did his Masters from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia in 1989.

He has worked with TV18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Vijay TV, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.

He worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, "Jungle Tales" (for Cartoon Network) with Moving Picture Company.

He was awarded the National Award for Best Director of an Animation Film (2005) for "Kachua aur Khargosh."

Ruchika Khilnani

Ruchika Khilnani Faculty Graphic Design

Since the day I picked up my first crayon, Art and Design became the language with which I explored the world. I sketched and doodled my way through my teens, till Graphic Design studies at FX School helped me go pro. Over the last few years, I have created design strategy and graphics for top brands including Godrej, Mahindra, Future Group, LinkedIn and Marico.

I am a creative problem solver who enjoys working with new styles and has experience across all mediums both online and offline. I follow design trends and have a passion for bringing brands alive through great visual language - across brand identity, UI/UX, packaging design, merchandising etc. I want to use Design to engage, empower, and educate across print, screen, and space.

Bhavita Shah

Bhavita Shah Faculty Graphic Design

Bhavita Shah holds a master's degree in marketing from NMIMS and a Diploma in Art and Design from FX School.Her experience in the field of Art and Design began with promotion of luxury products from top brands such as Gucci, Prada and Celine. She has also worked with brands and organizations such as The Yoga Institute, Maharashtra Police, London Bubble Co., GBC and Sammy Sosa. Her design experience consists of brand identity, packaging, UI/UX and merchandising. She enjoys communicating through design, digitally and otherwise, believing in the philosophy that “everything you can imagine is real." She aspires to make the world a beautiful place by doing her bit and motivating all those who seek the same.

Why FX School

  • 100% Apple Mac labs and classrooms with a 1:1 computer to student ratio
  • Faculty that comprises leading industry professionals with hands-on experience of what is taught
  • Project-oriented curriculum that ensures you have a quality portfolio at the end of the course
  • Students have been placed at top companies such as Prana Studios, Rhythm&Hues, Prime Focus and Technicolor India

  • No Cost EMI Education Loans Available!
  • Eduvanz

Student Testimonials

Anuradha S. Alegavi

Anuradha S. Alegavi Diploma in Digital Art 2012

Enrolling in FX-School was the best decision of my life. I learned more about painting in a few months than in my ten years of trying at school and other institutes. FX School is undoubtedly an institute with high caliber of teaching, ethics and support, both from teachers and fellow students.

Toby Lalnunsanga

Toby Lalnunsanga Diploma in Digital Art 2014

FX School is one of the greatest things that have happened to me. Ever since I have attended the school, my artistic skills both in the traditional and digital medium has improved tremendously. So much so, that many friends and family have been in awe of the significant changes and improvement in my art. The amount of things I have learned from the school in just one year has been beyond anything I could have imagined. Not only in Digital Art, the course I have chosen, but also from other disciplines from our Foundation and Specialisation courses. I have been able to implement so many other principles from other courses to my artwork.

Bhimsen Shahi

Bhimsen Shahi Specialisation In Digital Art 2011

My days in FX School were an outstanding experience for me. I am very happy and grateful that I chose this school. It was a lot of fun, the environment was very interesting and I gained a lot of knowledge. The faculty shared not only a lot of information with regards to our subject, but also helped me to pinpoint my weakness and turn them into strengths.Thanks FX School team! I would like to recommend FX School to everyone who is interested in Digital Painting and also those who seeking to learn Film Making, Photography, Animation and VFX.

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