Animation deals with making inanimate objects come alive. Multimedia concerns with various media — print, audio, video — to create an interface for the users. Whether it is advertisement, entertainment or mass media, the field of animation is very lucrative. If a person has a creative mind, he can have a successful career in advertising, animation, computer games and cartoons, Computer Generated Imagery, freelancing, multimedia designing, visual effect designing and web designing. Animation is continuing to grow at a fast rate. The qualification is not as important as the aptitude in drawing and sketching coupled with an interest in computer applications. It is a creative job and requires a lot of imagination and passion for work. Apart from a course of animation, if one has a degree or diploma in Fine Arts, it adds to his capability.
There are a number of institutions in India providing professional courses in animation, gaming and multimedia that ensures a promising career in this field. These include degree and diploma courses in digital art & animation, visual effects, graphic design & web development, gaming, 2D classical & digital animation, 3D animation, interactive e-Learning & application etc. to improve artistic abilities of the students
Another field of animation is ‘Game Designing’. You must have seen young children busy in their iPad or phone viewing and playing various kinds of video games. They seem to be so absorbed that they forget everything around. Who makes these creative videos? Of course, game designers. This field of animation is now applied in films and TV as well. Game designing also includes board games, card games and cartooning. The main purpose is entertainment, fun and educational tools.
If you are creative, imaginative, have excellent visualisation skills and a flair for programming, game designing is highly paying. You must be ‘all-rounder’ in the sense you have to think about the possible outcome, writing script, giving direction to the cartoonist, besides being tech-savvy and programming expert.
10+2 or equivalent
- B. Sc. – Animation & Multimedia Technology (3 years)
- Bachelor in Animation & VEX: A comprehensive 3 years program Illustration and visualisation fundamentals.
- 2D and 3D animation
- Character animation
- Creative visualisation
- Digital art and design
- Modelling and texturing
- Paint effects
Visualiser, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Flash Animator, 2D Digital Animator, 3D Animator, 3D Artist, Lighting Artist, Rigging Artist, Creative Director, Web Designer, Multimedia Programmer, Video and Film Production Artist, Games Developer, Digital Media Artist, etc.
Opportunities in animation:
- Animation films
- Architecture and engineering
- Instructional design
- Scientific animation
- Television entertainment
- Web designing
- Pearl Academy, Noida. Web: https://pearlacademy.com/
- TGC Animation & Multimedia, Delhi. Web: https://www.tgcindia.com/
- Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka
- Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, Mumbai, Maharashtra
- institute of Media Studies, Bhubaneswar, Odisha Web: http://imsorissa.org.in/
Future Group, Game Shastra, Google India, Newspapers, Prime Focus, Rhythm and Hues, Sony, Tata Interactive Services, TV channels, Yahoo, Leo Burnett Pte. Ltd, J. Walter Thompson I Bridge Advertising Co. Ltd, M & C Saatchi, McCann-Ericson, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Saatchi & Saatchi, among various others.