Good news for animation enthusiasts. They can now pursue a degree course in animation from Toonskool. Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) signed an MOU with Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy Bangalore on Monday for a 3-year degree programme in animation.
Toonskool now becomes the first accredited institute in the country to train students for a BSc Degree to be awarded by KSOU in the field of animation. “India has tremendous opportunity to be an animation outsourced country.
This degree programme has been timely launched by KSOU to enable the students to be a part of the growing animation industry. Even if one student from each village becomes an accredited animator it will add to the pool of much needed reservoir and bring in financial support.
The advent of this programme adds to the avenues available to them and they can now look beyond the traditional degree courses,” said Professor K Sudha Rao, Vice-Chancellor, KSOU, announcing the programme.
This joint programme will be made available through the KSOU approved study centres across the country.
The first degree program will be launched from August 2006 in 3 colleges; NITTE Education Trust-NITTE Institute of Technology-Bangalore, Thakur College - Kandivli Mumbai and H L Sonawane College- Kalyan Maharashtra. Those interested can log onto www.toonskool.net for more information.