Animation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. And it is very much in demand in India too. To be an animator, a student is required to be innovative and should have a good hand in drawing. There are various fields in animation that a student can go for after 12th standard. These are 2d-3d Animation, graphics designing, visual effects, digital film making, vfx, multimedia, and web & game design.

In last some years, some good animation institutes have emerged that offers various long term and short term courses. The duration of the course depends on the chosen course. The duration may vary between some months to 3 years. Some of the popular courses offered are B.A Digital Media, Advance Diploma in Animation, Animation film making, B.Sc., Digital media and many more. Students can also pursue courses that help them to specialize in a particular aspect of animation technologies. For example, a student can pursue a Diploma in VFX (visual effects).

A career in animation allows fulfilling both the creative and the materialistic needs of a person. As career in animation was not very popular in past, the shortage of animators is felt by industry on a large scale now. Therefore people pursuing animation can have shining career ahead.

Though 2D computer graphics are still used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real time rendering, but modern computer animation usually uses 3D computer graphic. 3D animation is the new trend in animation industry. 3D animation or the three dimensional animation has more depth and is more realistic. The courses available for 3D animation are animation 3D, 3D animation, Advance 3D animation etc. These courses are offered by some of the well recognized institutes of animation.

3D animation courses can be pursued in various forms such as certificate or short term courses diplomas at both starter and specialization level and under graduate degree course after 12th standard. The duration of these courses also may vary between some months to 3 years. The short-term courses aim at preparing individuals with basic skills in animation. For instance, an individual can take-up a Certificate Course in Animation immediately after completing (10+2). Students can pursue Animation Courses in India from private institutes catering to specific animation technologies. For example, a Certificate Course in MAYA-a specific form of animation application can be studied at any of the Top 3D Animation Institutes.

3D animation career involves creating commercials, television shows, computer games and movies. Education gives student the ability to be more flexible in their style. With the advent of 3D technology, the genre of animated movies is becoming more popular. At the initial level students of animation are required to work as trainees and then after getting the proper experience they would be able to get good salaries. It is said that animation is the profession in which one can literally ‘draw’ ones salary.

Animation is creativity of thoughts. It needs passion and imaginative skills. If someone has flair for sketching or drawing also is good at visualization, choice of colors and acting too then animation is meant for him/her. The person should be highly dedicated and interested to serve in this field.

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