Animation Colleges in India

147 Animation colleges in India offering 322 courses

If animated characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Tom& Jerry and Stuart Little etc. are hard to forget then it is due to advent of Multimedia that merges text, images, graphics, animation, audio and video to create virtual magic.

 Animation and multimedia serve both entertainment and education industries alike. Job prospects for animators are rising at a very fast pace thanks to the boom in the entertainment and gaming industry.

Now animation has got a good hold over movies, television and advertising industries due to the excessive use of it for special effects. It is a rapid display of 2D or 3D images to create an illusion of motion.

The animation is a multi-billion dollar industry that generates employment in huge number. Every year the animation industry requires more than 30,000 qualified professionals.*

There are several areas where one can work as Modeler, Layout artist, Clean-up artist, Scanner operator, Digital ink and paint artist, Compositor, Keyframe animator, Background Artist, In-between Animator etc.

Students who have completed their 12th standard with the minimum of 45% marks having basic knowledge of handling computers can apply for these courses. A Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) is also a very important course to step into the animation arena.

Some of the big names in the animation industry like Fun Bag Animation, Warner Brothers, Industrial Light and Magic and Disney etc. are now exploring India to produce their animation movies on a co-production basis.

The companies in the top list of this field are- Pentamedia Graphics, Maya Entertainment, Toonz Animation India, UTV Toonz, Heart Entertainment, Padmalaya Telefilms, Nipuna Services Ltd, Jadoo Works, Crest Communications, Silvertoon Studio Mumbai etc.

There are various diploma and degree programs in animation and multimedia like - Traditional animation, Stop-motion animation, Rotoscoping, Computer generated 3D and 2D animation, Clay-motion, Photoshop, Human anatomy drawing etc. 

Some of the Colleges, Institutions and Universities offering courses on animation and multimedia are National Institute of Design, J.J School of Arts, Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Industrial Design Center (IDC), Arena Multimedia, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, TOONZ Animation India Pvt. Ltd, Academy of Digital Arts and Communication RAI University, ANIMASTER etc.

For the job seekers there are various avenues like Entertainment in movies and television, Business product promotions and marketing demos, Sales presentations, Education Computer Based Tutorials, Web-Based Tutorials, Publishing graphics and printing, Virtual reality in Defense, Web designing, Engineering Advertising ,Commercials and Print ads, Fashion designing and Interior designing, Development of computer games and mobile games, Medical, legal and Insurance industry  for presentation of the models and leading studios and training Institutes.

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