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Ahead in shaping fantastical worlds

education Updated: Jun 16, 2010 10:15 IST
HT Horizons Correspondent
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According to the FICCI-KPMG report, the estimated size of the Indian animation industry is around Rs 1,740 crore and is expected to reach Rs 3,900 crore by 2013 with a CAGR of 17.8 per cent. The animation industry is reporting over 200-per-cent increase in revenues in the past six months, as they see a dramatic rise in content flowing in. Many entertainment giants, such as Walt Disney, Sony Pictures and Turner Entertainment, which make television commercials and computer games, are offshoring animation content to India.

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) with a network of almost 70 centers in over 40 cities has trained over 30,000 students across the country. The courses offered by MAAC include the industry-relevant diploma courses on 3D animation and visual effects validated by the University of Cambridge International Examinations and a degree course in association with IGNOU. Some of the courses offered include: Bachelor of Arts in 3D animation and visual effects; Advance Diploma in 3D Animation EDGE; Advance Diploma in 3D Animation NEXT; Diploma in 3D animation and film making (DAFM);. Diploma in game design and integration (DGDI).

MAAC also trains students in custom-made courses focusing on the nuances of different animation software such as MAYA, Autodesk 3dsmax etc.

Another animation institute of repute is Arena Animation, which has a network of centers in 15 countries across the globe. It has trained over 2,50,000 students globally since it's inception in 1996. It has a spectrum of courses for all kinds of audiences ranging from career courses to professional courses as well as short-term courses that offer students a plethora of career opportunities. Some of the courses offered by Arena are: Arena Animation International

Programme (AAIP), a 34-month animation programme; Animation Pro, a 25-month programme; B.Sc. degree in multimedia and animation; Animation Engineering (DAE); Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP); and Arena Multimedia Specialist Programme (AMSP).

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