The Animation Film Design discipline at NID seeks to hone and mentor the visual storytelling skills of young students through the medium of moving images. Students are encouraged to tap into the rich tradition of storytelling, art forms, music and sounds from the Indian subcontinent. With a strong emphasis on traditional drawing and animation skills coupled with the latest digital animation techniques, the discipline aims to educate students to create original short animation films and graphic novels.

While most graduates from the Animation Film Design discipline have been successfully employed in production houses, TV channels, independent animation studios, digital gaming studios and UI/UX and e-learning companies, some have chosen to run their own  uccessful studios and are significant stakeholders and contributors to the Indian Animation Industry.

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Ajay Kumar Tiwari


Dhiman Sengupta


Kaushik Chakraborty





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Design Faculty

Communication Design


Communication Lab

Student Works

Graduates of this programme find rewarding careers as animators, character designers, story-board artists as well as creative directors, producers, consultants and designers in many organizations such as Channel [V], MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Tata Interactive, Infosys, Cognizant to name a few and also as individual designpreneur or as faculty/designers at various design schools in India, including their alma mater (NID), and abroad.