Diploma & Certificate course in VFX, Filmmaking, Animation, Digital Art & Photography

In a country of creative MASTERMINDS like Satyajit Ray, Mani Ratnam and Mira Nair, the creative potential of millions remains shockingly untapped.

With its superior courses in CGI Asset Development, Visual Effects, Filmmaking, Photography and Imaging, Game Design & Development, Graphic Design and Digital Art, FX School is committed to helping you find the genius inside you. A solid foundation in the aesthetics of the visual medium and Industry-specific training in the use of today's best technology allows our students to take their creative ideas to a whole new level.Click here for More Course Info


The FX School Filmmaking course is an intensive course that requires you to make as many as 5 short films or projects to earn your Certificate! It allows you to specialise in Cinematography and Editing OR Writing and Direction.

FX School offers11-month Advanced Certificate courses comprising four modules and a Professional Certificate course comprising a 3-month Professional Film Project (PFP) module where you gain access to dedicated professional grade equipment and facilities to produce a high quality short film that will function as your calling card to enter the industry as a filmmaker.

Photography and Imaging

FX School's courses in Photography and Imaging help you acquire the practical skills necessary to become a professional photographer. With these courses, you gain in-depth knowledge of the working of DSLRs, studio lighting, outdoor photography, and image editing techniques. A hands-on, project-oriented approach helps you build a substantial portfolio that will showcase your photography skills.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising four modules and a Professional Certificate course comprising a 3-month Fashion Portfolio Project module that enables you to take your fashion photography skills to the next level and make a world-class portfolio.

Graphic Design

FX School's 9-month course in Graphic Design is a comprehensive course that enables you to become a consummate graphic design professional with strong aesthetic skills and the ability to design across multiple mediums for a variety of purposes.

This is a project-oriented course in which you will build a strong foundation in digital art techniques and graphic design fundamentals while working on practical applications such as identity design (logos and icons), communication design, poster design, designing for merchandise (t-shirts, bags, wallets, etc.) and product design (action figures, toys etc).

Visual Effects

FX School's Visual Effects courses are designed to create ready professionals for the VFX industry, armed with all the skills required to create sophisticated visual effects.

A unique feature of this course is the dual certification that you receive when you complete it. The VFX pro course in the world's leading compositing package, The Foundry's Nuke, has been designed in collaboration with world leaders in online VFX education training, fxphd. Upon completion of the course, you receive certification from fxphd as well as FX School.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising four modules and a Professional Certificate course that enables you to make a high-quality short film showcasing your VFX skills, which will be closely mentored by our VFX faculty.

Game Design & Development

FX School, Mumbai's first Unity Authorised Training Centre, offers courses in Game Design & Development, which train you in Unreal Engine as well as Unity. At the end of the course, you will not only be able to create your own high-end 3-D games but also become a Unity Certified Associate.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising 4 modules and a 6-month Professional Certificate course in Unreal Engine.

CGI Asset Development

FX School's project-oriented courses in CGI Asset Development are designed to help you to become a highly skilled, production-ready professional in the Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming industry. In addition to acquiring a strong foundation in the Unity game engine, you master cutting edge techniques in Blender and also learn to create high-end visual effects in Houdini.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising four modules and a Professional Certificate course comprising a 3-month Professional Project Development module that enables you to make a high-quality short film showcasing your CG skills, which will be closely mentored by our CG faculty.

Digital Art

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.

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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."

Abhineet Gogne

Abhineet Gogne HOD Writing & DirEction

Abhineet Gogne is a writer, director, producer and editor, whose first Hindi Feature Film, DOORS, was selected for the prestigious Work-In-Progress Lab at NFDC's Film Bazaar.

Previously, Abhineet independently made short films that were screened/nominated at film festivals like Great Lakes Independent Film Festival, U.S.A., Regent Park Film Festival, Canada, Bricklane Film Festival, London, Short Film Festival of India etc. Abhineet has assisted director Kaizad Gustad, as well as National-Award winning directors Rahul Dholakia and K. P. Kumaran.

Mazdiar Santoke

Mazdiar SantokeHOD Visual Effects

Mazdiar has many years of experience as a VFX artist with leading production houses such Prime Focus, Eyecube and Reliance Media Works. The Hindi feature films he has worked on include Guru, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Welcome, Chandni Chowk to China, Love Story 2050 and Blue. He has also worked on major Hollywood films such as Tron Legacy, Moby Dick, 28 Weeks Later and Agent Crush. In addition, he has worked on many international TV serials. His key strengths are BG Preparation and compositing CG with Live Action footage.

Atanu Roy

Atanu Roy Technical Director CG Animation

A “look and feel” specialist, Atanu Roy has over 17 years of experience in CG and Visual Effects. He has worked in leading companies such as Prana Studios, Pixion, Pentamedia, Blowfishfx Limited, Fat Lizard Entertainment and Maya Entertainment Ltd. He has been a Lighting Lead on feature films such as Dungeons and Dragons, Belka Strelka, and Mangal Pandey; TV Shows such as the BBC's The Tale of Jack Frost (which was nominated for the Children's BAFTA); and games such as Disney Princess and The Cat in the Hat.

Shehzad Kapadia

Shehzad KapadiaSenior Faculty Game Art/Digital Painting

Shehzad Kapadia studied Concept Design at FZD School of Design in Singapore.

He started his career as a Lead Artist at Spiel Studios and worked on his first game, Galaxy Run which went on to become one of the Best mobile games of 2014 on the Apple Appstore.

He has worked as a Concept Artist for films, mobile applications and AAA games such as Speedy Gun Savage as well as on projects for Microsoft and Baidu. He has also worked on the design for the theme park, Dubailand.

Shehzad aims to help students acquire the artistic vision and real-world skills required to enter the film and gaming industry.

Bhavpreet Ghai Talwalkar

Bhavpreet Ghai Talwalkar HOD Photography

Having worked in the Graphics and Photography industry in Delhi for 3 years, Bhavpreet moved to Mumbai in 2003 to join the 3D Animation Film industry.

Over the duration of four years, Bhavpreet was involved in various international projects as lighting artist until 2007, when a Master in Creative Media studies, from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT), took her across the globe to Australia.

While living in Melbourne, Bhavpreet organically nurtured her insatiable desire to take more photographs, resulting in a career as a fulltime photographer.

Her work has been exhibited in various galleries across India and Australia. Moreover, her first experimental short film "Awaken" was shown at various film festivals around Australia.

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
  • Fully equipped professional-grade studio
  • Internationally trained faculty
  • Spectacular Placement Record with Quality placements at R&H, Prana, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Productions, Excel Entertainment, Disney UTV, Technicolor, Phantom Films, Prime Focus, Pixion & many more!

Student Testimonials

Nikita Deshpande

Nikita DeshpandeDiploma in Filmmaking & VFX 2011

Stepping into FX School for the very first time is an experience on its own. The smell of the place, the light, everything reaches out to you. For the one year that I was here, the bar of visual creativity was always held very high up. Whether by seniors or members of faculty themselves. I loved that I could never be complacent there. That every time I did something, I earned a pat on the back. That there were ten things more waiting to be tried, tested, perfected.

As a filmmaking student, I was educated quite thoroughly: class assignments added to my skill sets, watching teacher-recommended movies made me recognize the elements of good cinema. But, above all of this, I was encouraged to further my learning in the best possible way: "go out and shoot”—something you'll find teachers telling you all the time. It made me independent, creative and taught me to troubleshoot.

Preeti Pankajakshan

Preeti Pankajakshan Diploma in CG Animation 2012

The time I had at FX School while pursuing a Diploma in CG Animation was the most wonderful and exciting time. FX School helped me to mould myself for a better career ahead. The staff and the faculty members were pillars of support and their guidance helped me find my way. I was placed at Prana Studios as a CHF artist. This was also possible because of the guidance of the FX School placement team.

Dino Borude

Dino (Dinesh) Borude Specialization Course in CG Animation and VFX 2011

If you are looking for a school that would help you identify your skills and put you on the right path, the foundation course at FX is the perfect place to start. That's where I started and I got placed at one of the world’s best visual effects and animation studios, Rhythm & Hues. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

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.

Ridhiin Pancchmatia

Ridhiin Pancchmatia Basic Photography 2012

It was fun learning Photography at FX School, and being surrounded by creative people and doing studio and outdoor shoots. What I liked most was that the course is designed to take out the creative side of you rather than only teaching the functions of a DSLR. We were constantly encouraged to explore with composition, colors & lighting. I’m really glad to have had the experience of being at FX School.

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