Welcome To Zee Institute of Creative Arts - ZICA Chandigarh
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Learn from the Professionals

This program begins with Fundamentals of Art and Design, Digital Painting and Digital 2D Animation which is necessary for 3D Animation. The program follows with Visual Effects where students can create amazing effects, compose live and CG, Paint, Color correct etc. Afterwards, the student can select any one specialization from four different elective choices. They will also learn how Augmented and Virtual Reality works.

Become a professional artist

A well laid out assessment procedure ensures the students’ acceptability as distinguished professionals in the world of Animation. ZICA’s placement cell provides placement assistance to all ZICA students across the country. ZICA training academy is equipped with high-end systems, 2D animation facilities, 3D software, Visual FX Labs and Imaging Technologies.


  • Increase design and visualization skills
  • Learn complete Production and Post-Production Pipeline
  • Introduction of Augmented and Virtual Reality module
  • Continuous evaluation through competitions and activities
  • Placement support

Course Syllabus

  • Preface
  • Sketching
  • Human Figure Study
  • Animal Study
  • Perspective Study
  • Colour Theory
  • Story
  • Master Layout Design
  • Character Design
  • Digital illustration
  • Storyboard
  • Computer Graphics
  • Digital 2D Animation
  • Video & Audio Editing
  • 3D Modeling
    1. Interior Modelling
    2. Product Modelling
  • Texturing
    1. Hypershade
    2. Material
    3. UV Mapping
    4. UV Unwrapping
    5. 3D Paint
  • Interior & Exterior Lighting
  • Basic Rigging
  • Inorganic and camera Animation
  • 3D Character Modeling
    1. Surface
    2. Inorganic Poly Modelling
    3. Organic Character Modelling
  • Lighting & Shading
    1. Three point lighting
    2. Interior Lighting
    3. Exterior Lighting
  • Character Rigging
    1. Connections
    2. Deformers
    3. Skeleton
    4. Skinning
    5. Face Rig
    6. Muscle rig
    7. Posing with final character
  • 3D Character Animation
    1. Animation workflow
    2. Animation principles
    3. Animation exercise
    4. Working on the project for Character Animation
    5. Props Animation
    6. Body language & Acting
    7. Lip-sync
    8. Expressions
  • Maya Motion
  • Particles and Dynamics
    1. Particles
    2. Emitter
    3. Fluid Effect
    4. Soft Body
    5. Rigid Body
  • Technical Animation
    1. Fur
    2. nHair
    3. nCloth
    4. nDynamics
    5. Xgen plugin
    6. Bifrost
  • Digital Compositing – 1
    1. Motion Graphics
    2. Compositing
    3. Rendering
  • Digital Compositing – 2
    1. Masking
    2. Rotoscope
    3. Color Correction
    4. Compose 3D render passes
    5. Keying
    6. Tracking Stabilize
    7. Rotoscope using tracking Technique
    8. Introduction to 3D tools
    9. Camera projection
    10. Introduction to Particles and Intro to Forces
    11. Paint tools
    12. Clean up/Wire-Rig Removal
  • Digital Compositing – 3
    1. Animation, dope sheet and curve editor
    2. Rotoscopy
    3. Color Management
    4. Tracking, stabilizing
    5. Planner Tracking
    6. Keying
    7. Camera projection
    8. Camera tracking
    9. Re-lighting
    10. Rotopaint node
    11. Clean-up
  • Elective specialisation (2 Months)
    1. Modeling & Texturing
    2. Lighting and Shading
    3. Character Animation
    4. Visual Effects
  • Augment Reality and Virtual Reality
    1. Introduction to Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
    2. The basics of AR functionality
    3. Taking the next steps with ARCore
    4. Bringing ARCore to life
  • Portfolio Preparation

Be Industry Ready

Students walk away with a rich portfolio comprising of best 3D and VFX project. This portfolio will be a gateway to joining animation and visual effect industry.

Delivery Method

  • Weekday batches: 5 days a week (2 hours per day)
  • Practical session backed by theory explanation
  • Practical assignment and Project-based learning
  • Industry-aligned creative and technical programs
  • Master classes by industry professionals


The Certificate holder will have a very bright prospect in the Animation or Visual Effects studios. He / She will have the ability to contribute to any / all departments of the production pipeline, with a clear understanding of the fundamentals. They will become indispensable for any Animation or VFX production studio.


After successfully completion of the said program, a student is eligible for following job categories.

Modeling Artist
Texturing Artist
Lighting Artist
FX / Simulation Artist
Render Wrangler
Rotoscope Artist
Prep / Paint Artist
Clean-up Artist
Rotomation Artist
VFX Artist
Freshers Working Professionals Entrepreneurs
Improve your Resume Start a new career Expand your business
Learn the latest technology and tools Advance your career growth by adding value to your CV Be aware of the latest technology and tools
Standout with a unique skill set Increase your work portfolio Save the cost of your prevailing business
Create an outstanding portfolio Work as a part-time freelancer Get industry recognised certificate

How to apply?


  • Students who have completed class 10 and are interested to join ZICA programs
  • Fill inquiry form
  • Admission to the institute would be based on the student’s performance in the creativity test

Schedule your Personal Interview

  • Screened by the faculty
  • Notification of the program start date.


  • Unleash your creative potential