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10 Best Animation Colleges in India


“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation” – Walt Disney.

In the past, we have seen only the animated cartoon characters like Mickey mouse,Donald duck etc. Nowadays animation is used on human personalities in such a way that we could not figure out whether it is real or animated one.Animation is nothing but the process of creating continuous motion and changes in shape of the figure or image.The motion is not a real one but it is only a illusion which is achieved by rapidly changing the set of static images.Change in shape is done by using different images.

Animation field has got a bright future especially in the film and television industry and many colleges in India teaches animation techniques including 2D animation ,3D animation and provides a degree certificate for the same. Let’s look at some of the best animation colleges in India.

Best Colleges To Learn Animation in India

Let’s start with the first one.

1. Arena Multimedia

Arena Multimedia is one of the reputed and popular institute for learning animation and was established in the year 1996.The head office is located in Mumbai and its centres are located all over India in almost every state.It also offers placement assistance for the students.Arena also offers a bachelor degree in animation by collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi University.

Courses:

– Arena Animation International Program (AAIP ) : The course covers all the fundamentals of 2D and 3D animation,digital sculpting,image magic,design visualization etc.The duration of the course is approximately 33 months and the classes are held only for 3 days a week.

– Animation film making (DAE): The course covers character animation,digital sketching,photographic techniques,stop motion animation etc.The duration of the course is approximately 23 months and the classes are held only for 5 days a week.

– B.A. in VFX & Animation : The course covers 3D animation,Visual effects(VFX) etc.

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate.

2. Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)

MAAC is one of the top seeded institute in India founded in the year 1991. It provides a high quality education and offers placement assistance for the students.MAAC has many centres located all over India.

Courses:

– AD3D EDGE Advanced program in 3D animation (24 months) : The topics include 3D Tracking & Match Moving,Character Set-up & Skinning,Stop-Motion etc.
– D3D – Professional Program in 3D Animation(18 months) : The topics include 3D Character Development,Character Animation,Particle Dynamics etc.
– DAFM – Program in Animation Filmmaking (12 months) : The topics include Modeling & Texturing,Stop Motion,Character Setup & Skinning etc.
– Design VizPro – Program in Architectural Design : The topics include 3D Design,Animation,Hyper-realistic Rendering etc

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3. Picasso Animation College

PAC was founded in the year 2009 and has earned a good reputation in the animation industry.It has centres located in Delhi,Lucknow,Hyderabad and Chandigarh.

Courses:

– BSc in Animation & VFX(3 years) : The course includes 2D Animation,various Digital Methodologies,Character Design etc.
– M.Sc in Multimedia ( 2 years ) : The course includes project oriented training in 3D animation.
– Diploma in advanced film making (16 months): The course includes Modeling,texturing,character design etc.

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate for BSc degree and hold a graduate degree for MSc.

4. Global School of Animation and Games

GSAG is the largest institute in India for animation and was founded in 2009.It is located in New Delhi.It has a good infrastructure and has all the latest technologies used in animation.

Courses:

– BSc in Animation (3 years)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate

5. Webel DQE Animation Academy

WebelDQ is a joint venture of the west bengal government and DQ entertainment Limited. It is the largest animation studio in Asia located in Kolkata.

Courses:

– 2D Diploma in Animation film making (12 months)
– Specialist program 2D digital animation (6 months)
– 3D Diploma in Animation film making (12 months)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate

6. Zee Institute Of Creative Arts (ZICA)

ZICA is owned by Zee network, a leading media and entertainment company.The head office is located in Mumbai and it has centres in other  parts of India also.It offers undergraduate courses in animation.

Courses:

– B.Sc in Animation and Visual Effects (3 years)
– B.Sc in Animation and Film making (3 years)
– B.Sc in Visual effects Film making (3 years)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate

7. Indian Institute of Digital Art & Animation (IIDAA)

IIDAA is a government affiliated college for animation courses and it is the first one to be affiliated. It is located in Kolkata and has collaboration with Gulburga University. It uses all the latest software and technologies in the animation field.

Courses:

– Bachelors degree in Animation & Film making (3 years)
– Masters degree in Animation & Film making (2 years)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate for Bachelors degree and hold a graduate degree for Masters.

8. Whistling Woods International Institute

WWI is owned by the popular bollywood director Subash Ghai and was started in the year 2006. It has got a dedicated division for animation field named WWI school of animation.

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Courses:

Graduate Program in Animation – BSc in Digital Filmmaking (3 years)
–  Diploma in Visual effects – VFX (2 years)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate

9. Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects

Frameboxx was started in the year 2007 on the motive of providing expert training in the Animation & visual effects field.It is located in Bangalore,Mumbai,Delhi and Chandigarh.It offers placement assistance for the students.

Courses:

– Red Boxx 1 : Career Specialization Diploma in 3D Animation & Visual Effects (20 months)
– Red Boxx 2 – Diploma in Animation & VFX (12 months)
– Green Boxx 1 – Certificate Course in Animation & VFX Specialization(8 months)
– B.Sc degree in Multimedia & Animation (3 years)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate

10. Toonz Academy

Toonz is one of the popular animation institute in Kerala and was founded in 2002.It offers short term as well as career oriented courses in animation.

Courses:

– Advanced Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation (12 Months)
– 3D Finishing Program (6 Months)
– Certificate Course in Digital 2D Animation (3 Months)

Eligibility

The candidate should hold Higher Secondary school certificate

Fees for Animation Colleges in India

Many people keep asking me what is the fees for learning animation in India, especially the colleges listed above. Here is an estimate..

NID Ahemdabad – Rs. 2,00,000/year (approx)

IIT Bombay – Rs. 60,000/year

DSK Supinfocom – Rs. 8.5  lakh per year

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics – Rs. 50,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh.

I’ve listed contacts of all the colleges mentioned above, please contact them directly for updated fees.


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