Ever wonder what the world would be like if it was only talking vehicles? What if humans never existed and animals spoke and walked on two feet? How about a panda that loves kung-fu? Animated movies make the oldest man feel young again. The cartoons that we grew up watching, the 3D movies we grew up watching all show the high level of creativity and diversity in this field.
Students from all streams can pursue Computer Graphics and Animation as their major at the undergraduate level. Admission is usually granted on the basis of the marks received in 10+2 or its equivalent and performance in related entrance exams or tests. Following are some of the top colleges in India and abroad for animation.
Duration: 3 Years
Fee per course/annum: ₹ 40,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
Duration: 3 to 4 Years
Fee per course/annum: AUD 16,000 - AUD 35,000
Duration: 4 Years
Fee per course/annum: $ 35,000 - $ 45,000
Undergraduate programmes in animation vary from country to country. In India, animation is offered as a subject under the Bachelor of Arts programme. The duration of the course is for 3 years after which, one can enrol in a specialised courses like 3D animation, clay modelling, traditional animation, stop-motion animation and so on. Video game design schools offer several different types of degrees - certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and graduate level programmes. Certificate, diploma and associate's programmes are usually one or two year programmes and will allow you to enter the workforce quickly.
Animation is being used everywhere, from advertisements to YouTube videos, animation has found a home. Movie animation studios, game developers and many other organisations are always looking for creative and talented animators. It’s therefore important that you build your creative side.
Animation is applied in many areas like:
Other areas are fashion, advertising, web designing etc.
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After completing an animation course, an undergraduate student can work as:
Job prospects are good when one finishes a course in animation. However, prospective employers hire only those candidates who are innovative, have unique ideas and know how to put technology to best use.
One can either be a part of a firm or become an entrepreneur depending on their personal interests. Starting an individual business has its drawbacks as it may take time to set up practice and gather clientele. We recommend that you first gain experience for a few years and then branch out on your own. Being a part of a firm gives one the necessary exposure needed in the animation industry.
Being a niche industry, animation has good salaries to offer but the fat pay cheque only goes to the most innovative people. Graduates may start off with less pay but with experience, a career in animation is quite lucrative.
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