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Mass Communication Vs Animation - Which Course is a Better Option After Class 12?

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: July 28, 2021

The animation and media industry is growing at a rapid pace across the world. With this, more and more students are opting for relevant courses. While both the industries go hand in hand, there are a lot of differences between them that you must know. 

Animation Vs Mass Communication

The animation and media industry is growing at a rapid pace across the world. Though a little late in India, the world of animation is on its way to experience a prolonged period of boom. This will open up employment to thousands of aspiring or prospective animators, be it 2-D or 3-D. Now, while Animation and Media industry go hand in hand, there are a lot of differences between these two fields with respect to the courses offered, career opportunities and key skills requirements.

So, if you are looking for a well-researched difference between Animation and Mass Communication courses and career then you have come to the right place. Have a look at the contents of this article and compare every aspect of these equally exciting fields to reach a conclusion. This will help you find out the answer to your question, “Should I pursue Animation course or Mass Communication?”.

Topics Studied in Animation VS Mass Communication

Here is the difference between topics studied across all specialisations in Animation and Mass Communication. You must know that Mass Communication is a vast field that includes Film Making, Journalism (print, TV, radio, online), Photography, Public Relation, Advertising, Corporate Communication etc. So, one of the major difference between subjects studied in Mass Communication and Animation would be number. Check out the table for more.

Common Topics in Animation

Common Topics in Mass Communication

  • Drawing Skills

  • Life Drawing

  • 2D and 3D animation

  • Colour and Composition

  • Cartooning Styles

  • Depicting Emotion

  • Storyboarding

  • Filmmaking Techniques and Elements

  • Storytelling

  • Rigging

  • Shading and Lighting

  • History of Animation

  • Motion Capture

  • Creating a Portfolio

  • Demo Reel

  • Marketing

  • Software Training

  • Media Laws and Ethics

  • Media Management

  • Communication Theories

  • Advertising

  • Print Media, Electronic Media, Digital Media

  • Radio and Television Production

  • Film Studies

  • Public Relations

  • Photography

  • Corporate Communication

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Magazine Journalism

  • International Communication

  • Writing for Media

  • Television Broadcasting

  • Online Journalism

  • Radio Broadcasting

  • Audio-Visual Media

  • Video Editing

  • Fundamentals of Journalism

  • Media Laws and Indian Constitution

  • Reporting

  • Digital Marketing

  • Storytelling

  • Live News Coverage

Differences Between Mass Communication and Journalism That You Didn’t Know!

Key Skills Required For Animation VS Mass Communication

If you are aware of your talents and skills but confused whether your skills would be of use in Animation or Mass Communication then check out the table below. Match your skill-set with the ones mentioned under each of the fields and go for the one that consumes your talent.

Skills Required for Animation

Skills Required for Mass Communication

  • Artistic

  • Coordinated

  • Logical

  • Creative

  • Visual

  • Logical

  • Computer and Graphics Skills

  • Decision-Making Ability

  • Time-Management Skills

  • Good Communication

  • Good Visual Imagination

  • Good Colour Sense

  • Appreciation of Aesthetics

  • Knowledge of CAD

  • The ability of Express Ideas Through Drawings

  • Appreciation of Aesthetics

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal/ Non-verbal)

  • Inquisitive

  • An Eye for Detail

  • Creative

  • Unique

  • Spontaneous

  • Awareness of Media Laws

  • Hardworking

  • Dedicated

  • Tough to Work in Harsh Environment

  • Positive Thinking

  • Good observer

  • Objective

  • Courageous

  • Emotionally Detached (for reporters)

  • Good Listener

  • Well-Informed

  • Easy to Talk To

  • Familiar

Courses Offered in Animation VS Mass Communication

Here’s a list of popular Animation courses Vs Mass Communication courses

Animation Courses

Mass Communication Courses

  • Certificate in 3D Animation

  • Certificate in 2D Animation

  • Certificate in CG Arts

  • Certificate in Editing, Mixing and Post Production Works

  • Certificate in VFX

  • Diploma in VFX

  • Diploma in CG Animation

  • Diploma in Animation, Video Editing and Post Production work

  • Diploma in Digital Animation

  • Diploma in Animation and VFX

  • Diploma in 3D Animation

  • Diploma in Animation and Filmmaking

  • Diploma in 2D Animation

  • B.Sc. in Animation and VFX

  • B.Sc. in Animation and Gaming

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, Graphics, and Web Design

  • BA in Digital Filmmaking and Animation

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Animation)

  • BA in Animation and Graphic Design

  • Bachelors in Media Animation & Design (B.MAD)

  • B.Sc. in Animation & Multimedia

  • B.Des in Animation

  • B.Sc. in Animation

  • BA in Animation and CG Arts

  • BA in Animation & Multimedia

Find Out More About Animation Courses in India Now!

Career Scope in Animation VS Mass Communication

Does Animation offer better career options than Mass Communication? Are there better job opportunities for an Animator in India or for a Journalist? Should I go for a career in Animation or Mass Communication? If your mind is full of these kinds of the question right now then you must check out the different job profiles and employment areas that you can explore after doing Animation or Mass Com. courses.


Career Scope in Animation

Career Scope in Mass Communication

Employment Areas

  • E-Learning

  • Theatre

  • Cartoon Production

  • Online Media

  • Print News Media

  • Film and TV

  • Video Gaming

  • Advertising

  • Film Making

  • Video Editing

  • Radio

  • Television

  • TV News Reporting

  • Digital Media

  • Event Management

  • Wedding Planning

  • Journalism

  • Content Marketing

  • Content Creation

Job Type

  • Compositor

  • Story Broad Artist

  • Character Animator

  • Background artist

  • Modeller

  • Rendering Artist

  • Image Editor

  • Special effect artist

  • Character Animator

  • Special Effect Artist

  • Key Frame Animator

  • Digital Ink and Paint Artist

  • Lighting Artist

  • Rendering Artist

  • Image Editor

  • 3D & 2D Animator

  • Texture Artist

  • Rigging Artist

Salary After Animation VS Mass Communication

What pays more - Animation or Mass Communication? Find out the answer to this question in the table below.



Mass Communication

Top Recruiters

  • Silverton Studio, Mumbai

  • Jadoo Works

  • Crest Communications

  • Toonz Animation India

  • UTV Toonz

  • Pentamedia Graphics

  • Heart Entertainment

  • Maya Entertainment

  • Padmalaya Telefilms

  • Nipuna Services Ltd

  • Edelman India

  • The Hindu

  • NDTV

  • BBC

  • Aaj Tak

  • Indian Express

  • TOI

  • Pin Storm

  • Ogilvy and Mather

  • Wizcraft

  • CNN

  • IBN

  • PVR Cinemas

  • Outlook

  • Frontline Magazine

  • JWT India

  • Adfactor

  • Balaji Entertainment

  • Zee Entertainment

  • 70EMG

  • Zee Entertainment

  • Big FM

  • Red FM

  • Radio City

  • Balaji Entertainment

  • Radio Mirchi

  • Madison Communications


  • The salary of a beginner in the field can range from INR 10,000 - INR 15,000 per month.

  • With experience, the salary can range from INR 40,000 - INR 55,000 per month.

  • The salary package of a beginner can vary from INR 10,000 per month to INR 40,000 per month.

  • With experience, the salary can go as high as INR 14 LPA.

Top Animation and Mass Communication Colleges in India

Here's a list of top colleges offering Mass Communication and Animation courses in India. If you wish to apply for admissions at any of these colleges, the simplest way would be to fill our Common Application Form (CAF). Our expert counsellors will help you throughout the admission process. 

CollegesAnnual Fees Range (in INR)
Sandip University, Nashik7K
Krupanidhi Group of Institutions, Bangalore--
International School of Design - (INSD) Baner, Pune94K
Jagannath University, NCR Haryana, Bahadurgarh37K - 1.2L
Madhu Bala Institute of Communication & Electronic Media (MBICEM), New Delhi--
University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata80K - 1L
Brainware University (BU), Kolkata85.7K - 1.01L
Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VELS University), Chennai75K
Pearl Academy, Mumbai4.66L
Biyani Group of Colleges (BGC), Jaipur40K - 60K

The comparison must have made things clearer for you. If you still have any doubts, ask away through our Q&A section.

Good luck!


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