Every commercial corner around the world today wants to leverage the power of animation in the best possible manner. Recent Hollywood movies like The Illusionist (2010), Inside Out (2015), Up (2009), Wall-E (2008) best showcase how animation can take you to the next level and to another world that never exists but still instills entertainment in our lives.
The animation industry is one the fastest growing industries in India. Recently, it has also become a hot destination for some major Hollywood studios like Walt Disney, including Fox, Viacom, Sony Pictures and Turner Entertainment for investing in animation movies. At the same time, there are several Indian production houses that know its market potential and are seriously eyeing at the local talent. These studios are estimated to have employed more than 15,000 animation professionals. You may like to have a look at The creative potential of animation in education.
Is Cartooning Animation?
In cartoons, visuals (sometimes moving ones) are drawn to evoke a sense of comedy, but in animation, the inanimate objects or objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics. The art of animating is giving life or spirit to pictures and objects.
A number of sectors offer work opportunities for professionals like animators, graphic designers, and game developers. It also includes a multitude of job roles like keyframe animators, multimedia developers, character designers, 3D modelers, and layout artists etc. The government and private sector enterprises also provide a number of opportunities for such quality professionals. There are numerous animation houses both in India and abroad. After completing the course and getting in-house training an animator and multimedia professional can also work independently as a freelancer or start his own venture or enterprise. The internet has obviously opened a plethora of opportunities for them.
One can opt for a career in a number of sectors, some of which are below:
- Film & Television
- Online and Print News Media
- Cartoon Production
- Video Gaming
After the completion of the in-house training with any animation production studio, a professional should expect a salary that could range from a minimum of Rs. 10,000 to a maximum of Rs. 50,000 per month (or even more). Whereas an entrepreneur who starts his own business can exploit the animation industry, which has opportunities with the potential of offering good remuneration.
There are a number of private and government institutes in Bengaluru that offer training in animation, graphics, and multimedia. Many of them provide internships and placements during or after completion of the course.
Best 4 Animation Institutes in Bengaluru
AIGA is one of the well-known institutes that offer courses in Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Industry. It trains students on game development, art, design, animation, and programming. AIGA has been consistently contributing to leading studios and production houses around the world. Major titles include Grand Theft Auto V, The Jungle Book, Eddie is a Yeti, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Motorsport series among others. The BFA in Digital Art and Animation, class of 2016 witnessed over 80% students placed followed closely by the diploma graduates in Game Art, Animation and Game Programming.
- Diploma in Game Programming
- Diploma in Animation Diploma in Game Art
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation
IIFA (Indian Institute of Film and Animation)
IIFA is one of the famous 3D animation institutes in Bangalore, that emphasizes more on creativity and innovation. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs that cater to the industry needs of both the Indian studios as well as the internationally outsourced projects. IIFA provides career-oriented training in the animation, web design, gaming & VFX industry. Apart from technical training and project work, IIFA prepares students for a career in the animation, VFX & gaming industry. They provide regular job and recruitment sessions to train their students for job interviews. They also provide assistance to Entrepreneurship Development.
- B.Sc. in Game Designing and Development
- Master Diploma in Animation
- Diploma in Animation
- B.Sc. in Animation and Multimedia
Animaster offers various design courses and is a pioneer in imparting training for 2D, 3D animation, graphic designing, web designing, VFX & gaming. It boasts of its unique course structures that are modulated, streamlined according to the student’s choice, preference, and field of interest. It is packed with wide range of animation related courses and promises world-class study materials and training. The training boasts of keeping up with the current trends in technology and design.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design and Web Development)
- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Animation)
- Master Diploma in Visual Arts (Animation and Visual Effects)
- Diploma in Animation
- Master of Fine Arts (Graphic Design and Web Development)
- Master of Visual Arts (Animation and Visual Effects)
- Diploma in 3 D Animation
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology is one of the leading animation institutes in Bangalore. It enjoys highly experienced instructors and strong industry ties. In addition to courses in animation and visual effects, it also offers courses in digital video production, film, visual, communication, experimental media arts, design in education, and undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programmes. The institute produces some of the most sought out recruits in the country. It has a dedicated placement cell that regularly conducts grooming sessions for its students for enhancing their soft and interview facing skills and behavioral skills to make the students industry-ready.
- Technical Diploma in Graphic Design
- Professional Diploma Program in Art & Design
- Postgraduate Diploma Program
- PhD. Program in Art and Design
- Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art & Design
Note: The list is in no particular order.
Scope of Animation in India
The Indian animation industry is estimated to grow at a pace faster than the IT industry. Movies like Chaar Sahibzaade (2014) and Bahubali (2016) are two major examples of 3D computer animated movies that explored animation in the Indian context of storytelling. Both the movies earned a name along with hefty profits globally, surpassing their production cost by a considerable margin.
The Animation, VFX, Gaming, and Comics sector of India is estimated to grow to witness a significant progress this year. According to an earlier study, about 20, 000 people (5%) out of 4,00,000 people employed in media and entertainment services were part of the animation, VFX and gaming sector. This figure may rise to 4.4 lakh by 2023. Further, as per the FICCI KPMG 2015 report, 2014 witnessed the value of VFX growing at a rate of 22 percent, followed by the post-production at 15 percent, animation production at 9 percent and animation services at 1 percent. In a nutshell, the sky is the limit if you are looking for a career in animation. Check out The New Generation Films – VFX, CG & Animation.
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