In simple terms, Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by rapidly displaying set of static images that minimally differ from each other. This technique can be used to bring characters to life and make it appear like they are in motion!

 

Traditionally, stop motion techniques have been used to create animation sequences. It involves photographing the subject one frame at a time and then displaying these images in rapid succession at high frames per second.

 

As an animator, you may make use of techniques like- 2D hand drawing, 2D Computer generated, 3D Computer generated, stop motion or model animation techniques to create animation sequences. The method depends on the specialization that you have (through training and courses).

One must possess a set of skills and qualities to thrive in this field. They are-

  • Good observational skills
  • Creativity
  • Drawing / sketching skills
  • Patience and Concentration
  • Ability to get into character
  • Communication skills (to interact with team)
  • Eye for detail
  • Computer and Software skills
  • Teamwork skills

Courses in India for Animation

1) BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSES

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of some institutes (around 50% marks).

  • BA in Animation & Multimedia
  • B.Sc. in Animation & Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, Graphics and Web Design
  • BA in Animation and CG Arts
  • BA in Animation and Graphic Design
  • BA in Digital Filmmaking and Animation
  • B.Sc. in Animation and VFX
  • B.Sc. in Animation and Gaming

2) DIPLOMA COURSES

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of some institutes (around 50% marks).

  • Diploma in 2D Animation
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Diploma in Digital Animation
  • Diploma in CG Animation
  • Diploma in Animation and Filmmaking
  • Diploma in VFX
  • Diploma in Animation and VFX
  • Diploma in Animation, Video Editing and Post Production works

3) CERTIFICATE COURSES

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10th standard are eligible to pursue certificate courses.

  • Certificate in VFX
  • Certificate in 2D Animation
  • Certificate in 3D Animation
  • Certificate in Editing, Mixing and Post Production Works
  • Certificate in CG Arts

TOP COLLEGES FOR ANIMATION:

Rank Name of the Institute
1 Arena Multimedia
2 Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC)
3 Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)
4 Global School of Animation
5 Whistling Woods International Institute
6 Tekno Point Multimedia
7 Picasso Animation College
8 Apeejay Institute of Design
9 Toonz Webel Academy (TWA)
10 Massco Media