VFX vs Digital Marketing [Which is Better]

VFX vs Digital Marketing [Which is Better]

vfx vs digital marketing

Vfx vs digital marketing, how many times you typed this query in Google to take a career decision?

You just want to choose a career in a field that can pay good in future. However, we often confuse to take better decision in choosing our career. Let’s check few details which can help you to make a wise career decision.

vfx vs digital marketing

Today, students are choosing their career based on their passion and interest. Engineering and Medicine are not only the choice for students today. We have plenty of career opportunities in diversified fields today.

Both are good career opportunities and you can find high paying jobs. Both industries have a good scope but there are some advantages and disadvantages in both industries. Before that, I will introduce you to what is VFX and digital marketing.

1. What is VFX?

Visual Effects(VFX): giving birth to our imagination to create an unnatural thing with possible visuals on the computer screen is only called visual effects.

These visual effects are mostly used in

  1. Movies
  2. TV
  3. Cartoons,
  4. Advertisements,
  5. Games, etc.,

This is a creative field that comes under Media and Entertainment Industry. 

Today, with computer-generated visual effects, everything is possible. So we’ve seen everything. If it can be imagined, it can be put on screen.

A. Career Choices in VFX

  1. Concept Designer
  2. Character Designer
  3. Storyboard Artist
  4. Layout Designer
  5. Key Frame Animator
  6. Illustrator
  7. 3D Modeller
  8. Lighting & Tex Artist
  9. Rigger
  10. Animator
  11. VFX Artist
  12. Rotoscoping
  13. 3D Compositor
  14. Live-Action Compositor
  15. Motion Graphic Artist

B. Scope

  1. Advertisements,
  2. Online print media,
  3. YouTube,
  4. Freelance,
  5. Film & tv stations etc.

C. Salary

For freshers salary range is between 3 and 5 Lakhs Per Annum, Salary will increase after gaining work experience.

D. Types of VFX Courses

Name of the Programme Type of Programme Duration
Certification in VFX Certificate Programme 2 months
International Programme VFX Certificate Programme 2 years
Professional Programme in VFX Certificate Programme 1 year 5 months
Advance Programme in VFX Certificate Programme 2 years 1 month
Diploma in VFX Diploma Programme 2 years
B.Sc in Gaming and VFX Undergraduate Degree Programme 3 years
B.Sc. in 3D Animation and Visual Graphics Undergraduate Degree Programme 3 years
B.Sc. in Animation and VFX Undergraduate Degree Programme 3 years

I recommend you to do at least a 1-year course in VFX if you are really interested and want to make a career in VFX.

Colleges or Institutions

There are colleges and universities offering courses and academic programmes in VFX. In Hyderabad ASIFM is offering Bachelors in VFX course, Eligibility for this course is student should complete class 12th with 50% marks.

You can find similar institutes in cities Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Madurai, other countries like Canada etc.

India will become a hub for the Global VFX industry. Hyderabad is going to play a major role in achieving this.

Course fee

the course fees range 50k -5.5 lakhs to learn from the best institutions.

2. Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing helps businesses to promote and advertise their products or service to their target audience through digital mediums such as smartphones, laptops etc. For example display ads on Google, SMS on mobiles, Ads on YouTube while playing videos, etc.

“We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.” –Craig Davis

A. Career Choices in Digital Marketing

  1. Digital Marketing Manager
  2. Social Media Marketer
  3. Inbound Marketer
  4. Search Engine Marketer
  5. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Analyst
  6. Content Marketer
  7. Email Marketer
  8. Marketing Automation Expert
  9. other roles

B. Scope

You get job opportunities in digital marketing agencies, business organisations, MNC’s or you can start your career as a freelance digital marketer.

C. Types of courses

There are many different courses in digital marketing. Duration depends on us how effectively we are learning and practising the courses due to self-paced online courses.

Digital Marketing Course for Beginners takes at least 3 months time to learn.

D. Salary

For freshers 3-6 lakhs per annum. but in some cases, it can be more than 3 lakhs also or less than 3 lakhs also. Salary depends on the candidate’s educational qualification, communication skills, knowledge, etc., Don’t worry about the salaries in digital marketing, after gaining the right experience your salary will increase exponentially year to year.

E. Institutions

digital marketing institutions are available in all the metro cities. If you can’t find any classroom training institute in your location, take an online course. Digital Vidya and UpGrad are the top 2 online digital marketing training institutes in India.

F. Courses fee

Online courses fees are between 500 Rs to 1 Lakh Rs in India

Offline courses fees are between 10000 Rs and 75000 Rs in India.

Premiere institutes charge more than 50000 Rs for a digital marketing course.

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If you need any guidance in choosing the digital marketing institute and course, reach me on email at [email protected]

3. Vfx vs Digital Marketing

VfxIt's a creative fieldThe cost of course is high
low fee compared to vfxonline work is more
scope is moreThe best institutions are less
Digital Marketingscope is more in the fieldIt depends on practice

Both are the best career options but digital marketing is affordable and very easy when we compare it with VFX. To learn VFX you need a 16 GB- 32 GB RAM laptop or computer with a 2GB graphic card, Intel i5 processor, etc. but when it comes to digital marketing just you need only an internet-connected laptop or computer, you don’t need a high-end system configuration computer to learn digital marketing.

In both the courses we need to work hard but in VFX institutions, only 50% can learn 25% in online courses and another 25% in the job area. But in digital marketing, the institutions can learn 50% and while practising another 50% again we need not learn other courses. But we need to update frequently in VFX or digital marketing.

You can learn digital marketing in a short time when compared to VFX. while studying only you can practice digital marketing. Digital Marketing doesn’t need eligibility for your educational qualification like in VFX. But we recommend having any degree to get even better job opportunities in companies.

If you can afford a high-end configuration computer, fees and if you are really really passionate about VFX, take VFX as a career after discussing it with your parents and mentor.

If you are unable to afford high fees and high-end computer, then choose a digital marketing career.

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Digital John is a Content Marketer in Digital Marketing. Also Digital Marketing Trainer,  Vernacular Blogger, YouTuber with qualified Management education in Marketing Specialization from Vanguard B-School. He won Best Digital Marketing Blogger in India Award in 2018 from Feedspot.


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