Multimedia (Animation) Course After 12th

It is not a requisite to follow the traditional Indian courses and become a doctor, engineer or bureaucrat. Certain students who are creatively gifted always want to do something interesting and different than others. The reason being, they don’t want to dissipate their lives in such boring traditional careers. Generally, Indian parents want their children to follow courses related to medical science and engineering, but nowadays we have extravagant career options.  If you have a creative zeal in you, you can pursue your career in Animation and Multimedia course. Interested students can fully realize their creative potential by entering into this domain.

Animation and multimedia courses open a whole new world to creative students. A world where images, characters, fiction and imagination. According to a survey, there has been a robust growth rate of 16% in the field of animation and multimedia from the year 2016 onwards. The growth is expected to grow at a rapid rate in the upcoming years as more students are taking interest in animation and multimedia courses. Animators and multimedia experts can earn very handsome and decent salary packages. Freelancing in animation and multimedia will be icing on the cake adding extra money in their pockets. Let’s now define what is animation.

Animation - Animation is basically a technique of visual illusion which is created by the collection of images in a swift motion. Though we have seen many Bollywood films which promotes animation, India is now promoting animation and VFX in its programmes at a rapid rate. So the demand for animators and multimedia designers has increased expeditiously. If you want to be an animator, you need to learn the following techniques -

➢ 2D hand drawing

➢ 2D Computer generated

➢ 3D Computer generated

➢ Creating animation sequences in stop motion.

These methodologies of specialization in animation can be learned through various courses and training institutes. These days, computers and various software are used to You can now create works of animation (2D & 3D) with the help of various software. This process is known as CGI ( COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGINARY). Animation has become a part of our lives as seen in movies, cartoons, advertisements, ads, etc.   

If you want to be the successful animator, you need to possess certain skill sets. -

➢ Good observational skills

➢ Creativity

➢ Drawing / sketching skills

➢ Patience and Concentration

➢ Ability to get into character

➢ Communication skills (to interact with the team)

➢ Eye for detail

➢ Computer and Software skills

➢ Teamwork skills

Animation and multimedia is an extremely vast field. Students who have an interest in such courses can choose their area of expertise wisely. Following is  a list of specialization of programmes in multimedia courses ;

  • Audio-video synchronization
  • 2D/3D animation
  • Technical Writing
  • Visual Design
  • Art direction and production
  • Author based programming
  • Interactive design,
  • Special effects addition
  • 3D modelling
  • Interface design
  • Game design
Following are some strong areas of multimedia and animation in which you can build a strong career.

  • Graphic Design

A graphic designer should specialize in creative arts. There is a lot of scope of employment in Graphic designing. Graphic designers are mostly hired by publishers, advertising agencies, news agencies and marketing firms.

  • Game Design

Gaming has been and will be a passion for every age of gender. We usually spot people busy playing games on their tablets and mobile while travelling or at home. So there is no wonder that mobile and gaming industry is on a boom. You must be astonished to know the fact that the gaming industry is growing at a rapid rate of 30% every year. According to a survey, the economy of the gaming industry will rise up to 45 billion INR by the end of 2020. The functionality of Game design involves multifarious technical skills, along with creativity and analytical skills. The main work of game designers is to update, conceptualize, design, develop and implement video games.

  • Product Design

Not many people are familiar with the concept of product design but those who very well know that product design is extensively in huge demand in manufacturing and design consultancies which deals in products. The functionality in this field deals with improvisation in already created products.  Basically, the product is being summed and subtracted into such features that make it more user-friendly, more commercial and cost-effective.

  • Visual Designing

Visual designing can be counted as the most interesting field of multimedia.T he reasons being it is an essential part and art of storytelling with the help of technical tools. The functionalities involved in visual designing are typography, graphic designing, illustrations, colors, signs, etc. Moreover, a student can opt to do web-designing, graphic designing and video editing to make a visual presentation more lucrative.

List Of Animation and Multimedia Degree Courses After 12th: 2019

Course Name

Time duration

Fees P.A (Approx)

B.Sc Animation

3 years

1.58  – 4.50  Lakhs

B.Sc. – Animation and Multimedia

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

B.Sc. in Multimedia

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

BFA in Animation

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

B.Des. in Visual Communication

3 years

85000 – 3.1 Lakhs

Diploma in Visual Effect &3D Animation

3 years

45000 – 1.65 Lakhs

B.Design in Multimedia

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

BFA. – Animation and VFX

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

B.Sc in Animation and Gaming

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

B. Sc. in Graphics, Animation and Gaming

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

B.Tech in Computer Science & Game Development

3 years

2.00 – 8.00 Lakhs

BFA in Digital Art and Animation

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

B.Design in Graphics

3 years

1.25 – 4.25 Lakhs

BFA – Digital Film Making and VFX

3 years

1 – 4 Lakhs

Degree in Visual Effects & Animation for Film & TV

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

Bachelor in Media, Animation & Design

3 years

85000 – 3.1 Lakhs

BA (Hons) 3D Design

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

B.Sc. Game Designing & Development

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

B.Sc. in Game Design

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

BA (Hons) Motion Graphics & Animation

3 years

85000 – 3.1 Lakhs

B.F.A. in Game Art and Design

3 years

1.58 – 4.50 Lakhs

B.Sc (Hons) Game Programming

3 years

1.25 – 4.25 Lakhs

B.A. (Hons.) in Communication Design (Game Art and Design)

3 years

1.25 – 4.25 Lakhs

B.Sc. Media Graphics and Animation Degree

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

B.Sc Gaming & Mobile Application Development

3 years

1.5 – 5.00 Lakhs

B.Sc in Animation and Film Making

3 years

85000 – 3.1 Lakhs

B.S.c Animation & VFX

3 years

85000 – 3.1 Lakhs

B.A. (Hons.) in Communication Design (Visual Effects)

3 years

1.25 – 4.25 Lakhs

Apart from bachelor courses, there are certain diploma courses that you can pursue in the field of multimedia and animation. These diploma courses are generally of time duration 1 year but certain diploma courses can vary up to 6 months only. Following is the list of diploma courses you can pursue;

Diploma courses in multimedia and animation-
  • Diploma in 2D Animation
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Diploma in Digital Animation
  • Diploma in CG Animation
  • Diploma in Animation and Filmmaking
  • Diploma in VFX
  • Diploma in Animation and VFX
  • Diploma in Animation, Video Editing and Post Production work

There are also certain certification courses which can be pursued if you do not want to waste any time and just attain certain knowledge and a certificate of animation. Generally companies prefer students with bachelors and diploma holders but still, some companies hire students who have a certificate in animation and multimedia.

Following is a list of certification courses in animation and multimedia. These certification courses may range up to 3 months maximum.

Certification courses in multimedia and animation-
  • Certificate in Digital Photography
  • Certificate in 2d and 3d Animation
  • Certificate in Game Design
  • Certificate in Mobile Gaming
  • Certificate in Graphic Designing and Digital Art
  • Certificate in Advanced Web Designing & Animation
  • Certificate in Visual Effects
  • Certificate in Graphics and 3D Animation
  • Certificate Graphics and 2D Animation
  • Certificate Program in 3D Design
  • Certificate in 3D Animation
  • Certificate in 2 D Animation
  • Certificate in Advanced Rigging and Animation
  • Certificate in Digital Art & VFX
  • Certificate in Advanced Gaming
  • Certificate Course in Game Development
The scope of employment and career prospects-

Multimedia and animation have emerged as an enormous success among Indian students thanks to the contribution of cartoons and animation films. This field was not a choice among Indian masses earlier but now it has emerged as one of the most popular and trending course in India. Various studios and film production houses are pouring money in animation due to the rise of VFX in Bollywood films. So the demand for skilled and creative animators is on a high tide and production houses are ready to burn their money on such talented people too. So if you think you are creative enough, you should try your chance in animation and multimedia for sure.

Job Profiles
  • Director
  • Production Designer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Layout Artist
  • Digital Painter
  • Animator
  • Modeller
  • Compositor
  • Editor

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