Monday, November 23, 2009

Animation - Colleges , Courses , Institutes - Study Routes in India and abroad

Animation Courses - Study Routes:

You can follow two study routes:
  • After completing Class XII in any stream, one can pursue a 4 year course in Fine Arts/ Visual Arts Course followed by post graduation in Multimedia Design with a specialization in Animation or an advanced entry postgraduate programme from NID or a similar institute.
  • After completing Class XII with PCM (Science), follow it with a graduate programme at NID or similar institution.

Also most animation courses are 7-8 months long and anyone with a High Secondary (Class XII) degree is eligible to apply.
Leading animation institutes offering short-term courses include:
  • Anitoons Productions, New Delhi
  • Arena Animation Academy (many branches)
  • CDAC's National Multimedia Resources Centre, Pune
  • Chandigarh College Of Arts, Sector 10C, Chandigarh
  • Escotoonz, 18/4, Mathura Road, Faridabad, Haryana
  • IIT, Guwahati, Assam
  • Industrial Desigjn Centre, IIT, Mumbai
  • The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad
  • Kerala Cartoon Academy, Chittor Road, Kochi
  • Toonz Animation India Private Limited, Nila Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Pentamedia Graphics Limited, Chennai (with branches all over India)
  • SAE Technology College (many centres in Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi)
  • ZICA Studios, Mumbai

Other Animation colleges include:

  • The Academy of Animation Arts and Technology, 43/3 Hazra Road 1st Floor, Kolkata
  • CAD-CAM Consultants, Calcutta
  • Quest Institute of Advanced computing, Calcutta
  • American Institute of Technology Training Centre, New Delhi (many centres)
  • Priyadarshini Multimedia Training Centre, Delhi (many centres)
  • Infopark school of Information technology, B-147, Lajpat Nagar 1, New Delhi
  • CP Altius, 5, Camac Street, Calcutta 700017
  • KCC Computer Education, New Delhi (many centres)
  • DAV Computer Centre, 14 Bhagat Singh Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi

International Institutes for Animation Courses:
Animation Schools/Colleges in USA:

  • College of Architecture and Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • International Academy of Design And Technology, Chicago
  • San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
  • UCLA Extension, University of California, Los Angeles
  • National Cartoonists Society, PO Box , Columbus Circle Station, New York, NY

Animation Schools/Colleges in UK:

  • Art and Design Admissions Registry, Penn House, , Broad Street, Herefore HR APChartered Society of Designers, , Bedford Square, London WCB EG
  • Design Council, ,Oxenden Street, London SW EE
  • National Art Education Association, Association Drive, Reston, VA -
  • National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), The Gatehouse, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wilts, SN OES

Animation Schools/Colleges in Australia:
  • Qantm College, Queensland
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
  • Griffith University, Queensland
Related Links:
Animation - Job Scope, Personality Traits & Salary
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