How to build a career in animations

Are you interested in building a career in animation technology? Read this article to learn how to build a career in animation, graphics and related technologies.

Recently, many animated movies have been coming up. They are fun to watch for all age groups. I personally liked ‘Finding Nemo' and ‘Shrek'. It is amazing piece of art, how these objects look and feel real.

Animation is transformation of objects to real. We have many other definitions for Animation by different people describing it as an optical illusion or to breathe life into something, giving soul to a character and many more.

Scope of Animation is vast. Animations are not only limited to cartoons but have expanded to movies, advertisements, games, education (computer/web-based tutorials), television shows. NASSCOMM estimates that the animation industry would reach 5 billion USD in size by 2010. You can opt from various filed like 2D&3D Character Animation, Computer Games, Animation Design and Multimedia.
Starting salaries in animation can range between Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month. With experience of 2-3 years, the salary can shoot up to Rs 30,000 to 40,000 per month. Western countries prefer Indian market for recruiting over other countries. Thus, scope of animations in Indian market is huge.NASSCOM has projected a creation of an additional 300,000 jobs in this sector in next few years.

Institutes and Eligibility Criteria:
For a bachelor or diploma in animations, one has to pass 12th with minimum of 45%. For PG in animation, you are required to have bachelor's degree.
Also, skills of basic computer knowledge, creativity, imagination and observation are required. Knowledge of good drawing and sketching skills will be an added advantage.

Major Colleges include:
National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad)
J.J School of Arts
Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)
Industrial Design Center (IDC), IIT - Mumbai & Guwahati
Academy of Animation and Gaming
**NID, IDC have strict eligibilty criterion – only graduates of architecture, fine arts,technology and engineering can apply for this course
Other institutes:
Manipal University
Arena Multimedia
Depending on the courses, fees can differ anywhere upto 2.5 lakhs.


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