Overview

The BS degree program in Animation Design explores both the theory and practice of animation across a broad range of experimental visual media. The program involves the practical exploration, innovation and development of animated screen production. It incorporates research, idea development, screenwriting, storyboarding, character design and expression through intensive studio-based learning. It also covers a comprehensive range of animation art, craft and technical production methods, styles and outcomes.

The Bachelor of Animation design at SDAAT gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that communicates clear and powerful ideas, helping them stand out in a global industry. Professionals from the design industry will be engaged in the teaching process while making use of the professional quality equipment and labs established at SDAAT to train and educate world-class animators.

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Employment Opportunities

The School will provide career connections. To gain professional experience, it is mandatory for students to complete an internship within the industry.

Following are the employment opportunities that can be made available to animation designers from SDAAT.

  • Animators
  • Art Directors
  • Character Designers
  • Creative Directors
  • Key Animators
  • Storyboard Artists
  • Costume Designers
  • Technical Artists
  • Set & Prop Designers
  • Texture Artists
  • 3D Modelers
  • Character Rigger
  • Rendering Artists
  • Concept Artist

Course Curriculum

Semester 1

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-111

Islamic Studies

2(2-0)

IEC

MGT-262

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

FON

DAA –131

Storytelling

2(2-0)

DAA –141

Introduction to Digital Media, Film & TV

2(2-0)

DAA-132

Design Thinking

2(2-0)

DCC

DAA – 103

Drawing-I

2(0-2)

DAA – 122

Digital Tools-I

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(11-5)

Semester 2

ANIMATION DESIGN YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-2

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-IST-111

Islamic Studies

2(2-0)

IEC

MGT-ENT-262

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

FON

DAA –131

Storytelling

2(2-0)

DAA –141

Introduction to Digital Media, Film & TV

2(2-0)

DAA-132

Design Thinking

2(2-0)

DCC

DAA – 104

Drawing-I

2(0-2)

DAA – 122

Digital Tools-I

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(11-5)

Semester 3

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS- 200

Technical and Business Writing

3(3-0)

MTH-101

Mathematics for Art & Design

3(3-0)

FON

DAA – 201

Drafting

2(0-2)

DAA – 241

Fundamental of Photography

2(0-2)

DCC

DAA – 202

Drawing-II

2(0-2)

GAD 251

History of Game and Animation

2(2-0)

GAD- 221

Digital Tools-II

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(8-9)

Semester 4

Course

Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

COMP-111

Programming Fundamental

4(3-1)

IEC

COMP-471

Project Management

3(3-0)

DCC

AND-211

Animation Design Studio-I

3(0-3)

GAD-203

Drawing-III

2(0-2)

DAA –231

Visual Storytelling

2(1-1)

AND-222

Animation Digital Tools-III

3(0-3)

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(7-10)

Semester 5

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

  IEC

SS-821

Research Methods & Report Writing

2(2-0)

 DCC

AND- 311

Animation Design Studio-II

3(0-3)

GAF- 323

Digital Sound and Music

3(0-3)

AND-321

Animation Digital Tools-IV

3(0-3)

 

FAD- 332

Screenplay Writing

3(3-0)

DEC

Select 1 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 2Credit Hrs.

2(0-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(5-11)

Semester 6

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA-206

Marketing

2(2-0)

ICC

SS-310

Professional Ethics

3(3-0)

 DCC

AND-312

Animation Design Studio-III

3(0-3)

AND-322

Animation Digital Tools-V

3(0-3)

DAA – 351

Copyrights, Contract and Media Laws

3(0-3)

GAD- 331

Digital Culture

2(2-0)

 DEC

Select 1 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 2 Credit Hrs.

2(0-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18(7-11)

Semester 7

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

SS-220

Organizational Behavior

3(3-0)

 DCC

AND- 468

Animation Design Project-I

6(2-4)

 

AND-411

Animation Design Studio-IV

3(0-3)

DEC

Select 1 or 2 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 4 Credit Hrs.

4(0-4)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(5-11)

Semester 8

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

 DCC

AND-469

Animation Design Project-II

9(2-7)

AND-412

Animation Design Studio-V

3(0-3)

DEC

Select 1 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 3 Credit Hrs.

3(3-0)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15(5-10)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS IN 8 SEMESTERS

132(57-75)

Bachelor Programs

BS Animation Design

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BS Information Design

BS Fashion Design

BS Architecture

Careers

Animators, Game Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Fashion Designers, Textile Designers, Film editors, Director of Photography, film Directors, Art and Design Teachers, Character Designers, Art Directors, Visualizers, and most of all Entrepreneurs.

Linkages

SDAAT is making efforts to find partners from the field to work on collaborative projects. The school will organize an Annual Industry Day to bring different companies and individuals from the industry in the school, to see the student’s work, thus helping find financial support for the student projects. These activities will expose students to market trends and link them to the professional industry.
The focus of these multi-purpose partnerships is to develop creative and innovative collaborations between students and the industry experts to enrich both students’ learning skills through exposure working with experts in the field and initiate collaborative projects to develop the market-access of experts in building their businesses.
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Infrastructure

Custom Design buildings spread over 100 Acres of land containing all the necessary facilities with special focus on safety and security of the students. Hostel facility is also available for boys and girls. 24/7 internet facility on the campus is available for students to do their research and assignments along with sports facilities.

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