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Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to see where you are in your educational journey. Depending on your skill level we will place you in one of our three programs.

  • 1st-year Foundation 
  • 2nd-year Portfolio Building Skills
  • 3rd and 4th Year Complete and Advanced Animation Training

Certificate Program (1 year)

This full time, 1year program covers all the basics of animation from storytelling, concept, visual development, storyboards, character design, and animation. Animation software will be covered as well as digital stylus pens and monitors. Movies will also be watched and dissected for storytelling purposes.

All topics will be intensely studied and applied. At the end of the program, students are required to put a portfolio together of their work which will then be judged on a professional critique so that students can assess the quality of their work and whether it is up to industry standards.

Program cost:

50,000 INR +GST per Quarter

We will be accepting applications for this program Quarterly, Please contact us to see when the next enrollment period will be.

Master Animation Diploma Program

This is a 3 to 4-year in-depth animation program designed for those who are passionate about animation and becoming the best in the industry

The Character Animation program supplies a curriculum that focuses on character development and narrative storytelling. The faculty admissions committee seeks new students that show artistic originality, and the potential to tell stories and develop characters using sequential imagery. The committee values artwork that reveals a unique and imaginative voice, showcasing the applicant’s artistic interests and conceptual abilities.

Program cost:

2,00,000 INR per year

We will be accepting applications for this program Quarterly, enrolment is limited and early applications are considered first. Please contact us for information on our upcoming enrolment period.

Don’t Have a Portfolio?

No problem fill out the application and our academic advisors will help you find the right program for your skill level. 

All these programs are credited toward your diploma

  • Foundation Skills; these courses are for the artist with very little artistic training and no established portfolio. No portfolio requirement.  
  • Portfolio Building Skills; for the novice artist with some artistic background who is looking to improve their portfolio for better opportunities. Portfolio requirement  for this program 
  • Complete and Advanced Animation Training; this is for the advanced artist wanting to train specifically for employment or study abroad. Portfolio requirement 

 

Portfolio Requirements

If you are applying for any certificate or diploma programs you are required to submit your portfolio for review. Your portfolio should include:

 

  • Three pages of figure drawing and one of gestures, one of construction, and one master copy with details
  • One character design, we want to see your process so please include sketches with constructions lines, inked drawings, and a full model sheet.
  • Drawings from life, include 3 pages of drawings from life and urban sketching
  • We would like to see your animation skills so please include a reel if you have taken our intro to animation class this would be the pencil tests you completed in that class
  • Please give us 10 pages from your most current sketchbook

One Year Studio Internship

This Internship program is an opportunity to gain experience working on real-time projects in the setting of a functioning studio. This internship is offered by invitation only. Interns will be chosen selectively through the application process. Students who have completed the three-year course will have priority on the application process, but outside applicants will be considered.

The internship requires an entry portfolio submission to be accepted.

The internship review committee seeks portfolios that show evidence of strong, creative life drawing skills, artistic originality, and the potential to tell stories and develop characters using sequential imagery. The committee values artwork that reveals a unique and imaginative voice showcasing the applicant’s artistic interests and conceptual abilities.

The top-ranking intern will be given placement opportunities

How does the application process work?

We will revew your application and contact you for a session with our academic advisors

Gain admission to your courses, you are well on your way to becoming a creative wizard!

Our school offers mentoring and resources based on criteria in these five categories. In each category, students will learn all necessary principles, ideas, and processes utilized in the Animation and filmmaking industries.

Paint, Color and Composition

Students will learn to paint and compose their own artistic works both digitally and practically in various mediums. Here is the list of skills covered in this category:

  • Color theory, color wheel, color moods, use of color in film, renaissance pallet.
  • Composition- boring and artistic, studying the history of art, comics, photography, and film/theater and installation art.
  • History of art/Animation – cave painting to film To modern VR
  • Monochromatic painting
  • Renaissance pallets
  • Still life
  • Plein air painting- not a photo.
  • In-studio painting from life
  • Visual development and concept art.
  • Video editing

Story Telling

Explores the process of storyboarding and timing the action of the work prior to animating it. Students explore criteria such as the point/ premise of the work, defining the beginning/ middle/ end, set-up/ conflict/ resolution, and plot construction. These courses are covered in the curriculum for this category:

  • 3 part story structure BME
  • Hero’s journey
  • Storyboard and animatic
  • Photography storytelling
  • Public speaking, oral storytelling
  • Public speaking
  • Tell a story
  • Pitching a project
  • Teaching to public
  • Storyboard pitch

Draftsmanship and Drawing

Explores the art and technique of representing an object, figure, plan, or sketch. Students explore criteria such as lines, shapes, composition, still life/ objects, clarity, and appeal. This covers drawing the nude human and animal figure from a live model. Topics covered in this category are:

  • Figure drawing
  • Still life drawing
  • Sketchbook 4331
  • Outdoors sketching
  • Animal drawing
  • Product drawing
  • Character design
  • Layout

Animation

explores the process of creating sequences of images and animating them. Students explore criteria such as timing, slow-in/ slow-out, and squash and stretch. These are the subjects covered in this category:

  • Intro to animation mechanics
  • 12 principles of animation
  • Software tools- Blender, digicel,
  • RoughAnimator, light table
  • Video reference-taking your own video
  • Studying from the masters
  • Pencil test and mentor coaching
  • Storytelling- history of oral storytelling, the written word. Scriptwriting (guest lecture Sam)
  • Inking and cleanup

Sculpting and Modeling

Explores sculpting and modeling in a tangible medium, and then using those same skills for the digital environment.

Curriculum

Foundation Courses

This group of courses is meant for animation students who do not have strong drawing and visual storytelling skills. Your goal should be to attain a level where you can put a portfolio of your required work for submission  As an entering animation student you will learn the requirements for your position in the animation industry. There are many titles and jobs that you can choose from. Most people want to become a character designer but there are various options from layout, and animation, to props and CG modeling! If you do not have a portfolio or do not have much experience in drawing the human figure from life this would be the course for you. We will start you with the very basic training in drawing and basic sketching for animation. This is the very beginning of our animation program, where you will learn how to develop your skills so that you may go to the next level of putting together your own portfolio in the year next program. 

What foundation courses will I take?

Here are the Foundation courses you will take.

 

First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter
Orientation Storytelling for visual media 101 Animal Drawing 101 Animal Character Design 103
Sketchbook Intro to Figure Drawing Master Copies 101 Introduction to Animation
Foundations 101 Intro to character design Color and Composition 101 Sketching from life 101
Basic Drawing skills 101 Layout Perspective 101 Figure drawing 101 Digital Painting 101
Imagination Drawing 101 Still Life 101 Portfolio Building 101

 

Portfolio Development

This one-year program is for students who want to study animation but have never really taken the necessary course or had the practical experience to put together a promising portfolio. In order to take this program, you must have a certain level of proficiency in drawing and practice sketching. Students usually have had some experience with figure drawing and have shown a degree of draftsmanship and drawing from imagination and life. 

This program is designed to bring the animation student to a place where they have a competitive student portfolio for submission to our advanced program or any other animation school or studio. 

What Courses will I take to develop my Portfolio?

Here are the courses you will take for Portfolio Development.

 First Quarter  Second Quarter   Third Quarter   Fourth Quarter 
Animation 101 Animation 102 Animation 103 Animation 104
Character Design 101 Story Board 101 Character Design 102 Inking and Clean up 102
Figure Drawing 102 Figure Drawing 103 Ink and Clean Up 101 Background Design 101
Editing 101 Props 204 Animatics 101 Portfolio Building 101

Advanced Animation Training

In these courses, students have submitted an animation portfolio complete with an animation reel. The potential students will have had experience in figure drawing, animal drawing, and basic animation fundamentals. These classes are designed to sharpen and refine the potential animator’s skills to make them ready for an entry-level position in the animation industry. Upon completion of these classes, students will have the opportunity to submit to several animation studios, locally as well as internationally. All advanced students will complete a student short film at the end of their year. 

 

Here are the Courses for Advanced Animation Students

First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter  Fourth Quarter
Intermedieat Figure Drawing 201 Intermediate Figure Drawing with Anatomy 202 Intermedieate Dinamic figure Drawing 203 Figure Drawing 204
Animation 201 Character Design 202 Character Design concept 203 Character design concept 204
Inking and Cleanup 201 Animation 202 Animal character design 203 Animation 204
Story Boarding 201 Props 202 Inbetweening 201 Student Film 204
Character Design 201 Story sketch 202 Experimental animation 203
Character concept development 201 Animation Mechanics camera movements 202

 

Here are the Courses for Advanced Animation Students Final Year

First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter
Advanced Figure Drawing 301 Advanced Figure Drawing 302 Advanced Dynamic figure Drawing 303 Advanced Dynamic figure Drawing 304
Character Design 301 Character Design 302 Character Design 303 Character Design 304
Layout 301 Layout 302 Layout for production 303 Visual development 304
Animation 301 Animation 302 pencil test level 12 Animation 303 Animation 304
Ink and Paint 301 Ink and paint 302 concept and visual development 303 Student film 304

 

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