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 ?
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?
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) – click here for course from IIT Bombay
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in case you have any questions or post your queries in comment box below. Cheers! Sanjeev