Career in Animation – Career option after 12th

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Are you looking for a lucrative and interesting career option after your school. Friends let’s look at “Career in Animation – Career option after 12th”

Why Career in Animation ?

career in animation - career option after 12th

Animation is a perfect choice for some one with an creative / artistic bend of mind and opens up a lot of opportunities in the field of film making, game development, advertising etc. With various study paths available, Animation can be a good career choice!

Is Career in Animation for Every One?

career in animation - career option after 12th

Any one can learn animation. There is no major entry criteria, but of course if you have a creative inclination and good observer, you can do much better.

What do they teach in Animation?

There are many fields and sub fields in Animation. But below are some broad ones. See if these fuel your imagination

  • 3D / 2D Animation
  • Visual Effects (VFX) / Special Effects
  • Multimedia & Design
  • Game Design
  • Storytelling etc

Courses in Animation

The below table provides you some information on what various courses are available and what is the eligibility criteria, duration, approx fees etc.

Courses Minimum Eligibility Duration Fees (Approx.) INR Who should take this course?
Diploma/ Certificate Courses X Pass 3 months to 1 year 20,000 to 50,000 Want to test your interest in Animation. üWant to learn some related software
Want to enhance some specific skills üWant to become entrepreneur
Graduate Level Courses XII pass 3 years 200000 to 500000 (total) Learn fundamentals of Animation
Learn advance concepts of Animation
Fundamentals of Design üImprove non technical skills
Learn other non technical skills like story telling, scripting etc
PG Diploma Courses Graduate / Equivalent 1 year 100000 Mostly what taught at graduate level of Animation but squeezed in one year
Post Graduate Level Courses (Masters) Graduate / Equivalent 2 year 100000 to 200000 (total) Specialize in any one area of Animation ex 3D design üWant to study further or interested in teaching and education

Some Known Institutes to study Animation

For doing graduate / PG level courses the best are some well known universities like below

  • -NID (National Institute of Design)
  • -IIT’s (Check which one offer animation course)
  • -BITS
  • -IGNOU

Apart from that, below are some other known ones

  • Picasso Animation College
  • Westford Institute of Film Technology
  • P.A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design & Art
  • Arena Animation
  • Accel Animation Academy
  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)
  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)

Job opportunities in Animation

Job opportunities exists in below ( but not limited to ) industries.

  • Gaming Companies
  • News and Media companies
  • IT Companies
  • Film Industry
  • TV Channels
  • Production Houses
  • Advertising companies
  • Design firms
  • College and universities etc

Job roles in Animation

  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Video Editor
  • Game Developer
  • Graphics designer
  • Web Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Texturing Artist
  • Rigging Artist
  • Flash Animator
  • 3D Graphic Artist
  • University Jobs

Salaries in Animation

Average starting salaries are a bit less – from 1.5L/annum to 3L/Annum
Grows well with experience. With 5 to 6 year of exp salaries can go up to 10L/Annum
Also depends on the companies who hire

So guys, over all a good career option with a good possibility to start something of your own after you have gained experience

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Hope I was able to clear your doubts on Career in Animation. Do write back to me at in case you have any questions or post your queries in comment box below. Cheers! Sanjeev


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