Animation Career Courses

The line between virtual and real is vanishing with every passing day. Animation can be used to inspire, educate, inform & entertain. Animation is the creation of moving pictures/ images with the help of technology and/ or animation software. VFX refers to the creation of awesome effects & realistic environments in films by combining real-life images with animation using special software. A career in animation requires strong artistic skills and a solid familiarity with the latest in computer animation technologies. It also requires the ability to turn creative thoughts into compelling images, using them to effectively communicate an idea. There are a number of different career paths for animators. We often think of animators as the talented artists who create the cartoons we love, either for film or movies. Animators continue to work in these areas, but increasingly in fields like websites, online advertisements, e-learning, architectural walkthroughs, special effects in movies, mobile games etc…. Animators can find full-time employment in production houses, ad agencies, MNCs etc…

Because the Animation & Vfx industry is growing so fast, there is a constant demand for skilled professionals from both, Indian studios as well as for internationally outsourced projects.


In this Premium Career program, student will get insight in both the technical and artistic aspects of the Animation, Games & VFX industry. The Program addresses both the needs for different segments of productions in Animation, Gaming & Visual Effects and also broadens the job opportunity for the graduates of this program.

Term-1 :


  • Basic Shapes & Sketching
  • Techniques
  • Anatomy Drawing
  • Body Language & Expressions
  • Lights, Color & Perspectives
  • Digital Painting
  • Animation Concepts
  • Concept Design, Development &
  • Storytelling Techniques
  • Scriptwriting for Animation
  • Character Design & Development
  • Acting & Voice Characterization
  • Concept Art & Inspirational Sketches
  • Visual Scripting with Film Language
  • Storyboarding for Animatics
  • Editing for Animatics
  • Principles of Animation
  • Timing for Animation
  • Pre-Production Portfolio
  • Term-2 :


  • Fundamentals of VFX and 3D Basics
  • Digital Modeling with Maya
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Texturing 3D Models with Maya
  • Lighting Models with Maya
  • Rigging 3D Models with Maya
  • 3D Character Animation & Rotomation
  • Particle & Dynamics
  • FX & Simulation
  • Matchmoving and Camera Tracking
  • Working with Arnold Renderer
  • 3D Design Portfolio with Specialisation (Choose 1 elective)
  • Introduction to Unity Game Engine
  • Asset & Environment Modeling
  • 3D Texturing for Games
  • Lighting & Rendering for Games
  • Unity Game Engine Workflow
  • 3D Game Portfolio
  • Term-3 :


  • VFX Film making - Pre to Post Production
  • Layer-Based Compositing
  • Pre-visualization & VFX Video Shoot
  • Introduction to Nuke
  • Rotoscopy using Silhoutte
  • Roto and RotoPaint
  • Wire removal
  • Colour Correction
  • Green/ Blue screen
  • Matchmoving Techniques
  • Matte Painting
  • Time Remapping & Bounding Boxes
  • Channel & Multi passes
  • Advanced Compositing Tools
  • FX with Houdini
  • Z-depth & Multipass Compositing
  • Digital Portfolio Development

  • Learn:

    Complete Animation career program. Study upgraded versions of software like Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Photoshop, Indesign, Sound Forge, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Flash, Action Script, 3D Max, V-Ray, Adobe After Effects, Maya & Z Brush.

    Duration :

    18 months, 4 semesters, 2D & advanced 3D animation course with a focus on portfolio development.

    Those who have completed Class 10th/SSLC/PUC/Degree are eligible to apply.


    Digital sketching with Sketchbook Pro/ Adobe Photoshop Principles of animation & their application Stop motion animation Photographic techniques Concept art & inspirational sketches Acting & voicing for animation Visual scripting with film language 3D character animation

    Duration : 30 months, 5 semesters. Intensive 2D & 3D animation film making course.

    Those who have completed Class 12 are eligible to apply

    Mahathma Gandhi University - Manipur , UGC RECOGNISED

    Launches 3-year B A IN ANIMATION AND Visual fx, in association with Arena Animation. . This should be removed and the below should be added. Arena Animation launches 3 year Bachelors Degree in Animation and Visual Fx in association with Mahatma Gandhi University(MGU). MGU is recognized by UGC, DEC and Tripartite Committee of UGC, AICTE-DEC.

    Duration : 3 years.

    Those who have completed HSC/ 10+2, DOEAC Level 3 or above, or completed any degree are eligible to apply. Candidates awaiting their 10+2, Diploma or Degree results may also apply.


    Arena Animation Prime is a comprehensive training program in the fundamentals and techniques of animation that provides comprehensive understanding of the latest software and tools used in the process of animation in the industry. The program readies the students for an animation career where they can set their imagination free.

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