Where To Learn Animation in India?

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Written By Mani Karthik

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Animation industry in India has had a tremendous growth and it’s expected to develop even more over the coming years. Basically animation uses technology and animation software to bring together images or moving pictures.

It’s widely used in the gaming sector, commercials, mobiles, PC and many more.If you wish to pursue animation as your career then you can choose any of the following field to specialize in.

Related: 10 Best Animation Studios in India

Fields you can specialize in Animation


3D Animation: This technology uses three dimensional digital environment or an object to display moving images. They develop character that interact and they seem very real to the viewers. It is digitally molded and the entire creativity lies in the hands of animator.

2D Animation: It’s the real representation of moving pictures using traditional cel animation or in computerized animation software. Here images are created using 2D bitmap graphics and edited using 2D vector graphics. Some of the popular applications in this field include analog computer animation, Flash animation and PowerPoint animation.

Gaming: For designing games for PC, internet, mobiles, PlayStation multimedia has a wide application.

Web designing: Websites also use multimedia to highlight the content and even for advertisements.

VFX: Visual effects is the merging of live action footage with computer generated images that helps to create a realistic movie. To shoot such action sequence in real life might be dangerous or maybe even impossible.

Multimedia: It’s a blend of text, pictures, music, sound, videos, films, animations to develop an audio visual content.

Best Animation studios in India

There are many institute that caters to numerous courses in animation.Students can join them after they have cleared their 10+2 exams. Here is a list of top animation institutes that currently function in India.

Arena Multimedia

Affiliation: Mahatma Gandhi University

Location:  All major cities
Email:  digitalsolutions@aptech.ac.in
Website:  http://www.arena-multimedia.com


Web designing and multimedia, VFX, Gaming, Animation, E-learning.

Career Courses

Animation with portfolio development: AAIP
Comprehensive animation:
Arena Animation Pro
3D animation: AAASP
2D & 3D animation film making

Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)

Location:  All major cities
Email:  enquiry@zica.org
Website:  http://www.zica.org


Fun Republic, 6th Floor, Link Road,
Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400053.
Tel – 022-40343900,
Fax – 022–26743422

Courses offered

Bachelor’s Degree
B.Sc. in Animation & VFX (3 years)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Graphics Technology)
Diploma Courses
Diploma in Animation Film Making (2 years)
Advance Diploma In Animation & Visual Effects (18 Months)
Diploma In 3d Graphics (1 Year)
Diploma in Animation (1 year)
Advanced diploma in Visual Effects (1 year)
Diploma in Graphic and Web Desinging (12 Months)

Certificate Courses

Certificate in 3D Character Design & Sculpting (6 months)
Certificate in Advanced Maya Character Animation
Certificate in Animation (6 months)
Certificate in Gaming (6 months)
Certificate in 3d Motion Graphics (6 months)
Certificate in VFX (6 months)

Maya Academy Of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)

Location: Mumbai


23, Shah Industrial Estate
Off Veera Desai Road
Andheri (W)
Mumbai – 400 053
Contact No:  +91 22 4082 1111
Email:  info@maacmail.com
Website:  http://www.maacindia.com

Career Courses

VFX Plus
Graphic & Web Design

Short term Courses:

Specialisation Series
Digital Film Making: DFM
Short Program in Animation, Design & Visual Effects: SPADE

Modular Courses

CEPro – Compositing & Editing
Design VizPro – Coming soon
Advanced Digital Sculpting
Advanced Compositing in Nuke and Mocha

The Toonz-Webel Academy

Location: Trivandrum, Calicut and Lucknow
Contact No:  0471- 6451415, 17,18
Email:  contact@toonzacademy.com
Website:  http://www.toonzacademy.com


Gandhariamman Kovil Street
Near GPO,Trivandrum-01
Tel: 0471- 6451415, 17,18
Email: contact@toonzacademy.com


Advanced Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation
BSc in Animation affiliated to Bharathiar University
Advanced Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation
Drawing Skill Development Course (DSDC),
3D Graphics and Professional

WLCI School of advertising and graphic design

Location: New Delhi ,Mumbai,Bangalore ,Kolkata ,Chennai & all major cities.
Contact No:  1800 102 4456 ,
Email:  mail@wlci.in
Website:  http://www.wlcidesign.in/


For 10+2 passed out

B.A in Graphic Design from a UK University
Higher National Diploma from Edexcel, UK
Advanced Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design from Wigan and Leigh College, UK
Comprehensive courses in Visual Communication
Foundation level courses in Animation
Proficient and Specialist level courses

Tekno Point

Location: Mumbai, Bangalore

Tel: 022-40250250
E-mail ID: ct@teknopoint.in


Tekno Point,
#1 / A, 1st Floor,
Sukhmani Building,
Opposite Nadco, Andheri (W),
Mumbai – 400058.


Digital Content Designer, HTML 5 Specialist, Adobe Certified Associate, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Muse,Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Site Catalyst user training, Adobe Site Catalyst Implementation, Adobe CQ5 Author Training, Adobe CQ5 Developer Training, Adobe CQ5 Advanced Developer Training, Adobe CQ5 System Administrator Training, Adobe Flash CS6, Adobe Flex, CompTIA CTT+ Classroom Training.

Picasso Animation College

Location:  All major cities
Contact No:  0120-4176200
Email:  info@picasso.co.in , hr@picasso.co.in , bp@picasso.co.in
Website:  http://www.picasso.co.in


Corporate Office :
Plot# Com/H1, Opp. Amity International School
Sector- 6, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad – 201012
Email id : info@picasso.co.in


Diploma in  Advanced Film Making
Digital Film Making
Final Cut Pro
Max Power
Maya Power
Game Design

Whistling woods international

Location:  Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, kolkata.
Affiliation:  Deakin University, Australia
Website:  http://www.whistlingwoods.net/


MBA (Global) in Media and Entertainment Management with PGP in Media & Communication- MBA – Media and Entertainment
2-Year Diploma in Filmmaking
WWI E-learning platform
Short term Courses
Production Design Level – 1
Advanced Skills of Still Photography
Fundamentals of Motion Picture Pre Production
Advanced Film Appreciation
Production Design – Level 2
Digital Video Production
Editing Skills on FCP
Writing for TV –Learning the Basics

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore

Affiliation:  Bangalore University
Email:  info@vogueacademy.com
Website:  http://www.voguefashioninstitute.com


Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology
Football stadium complex,
Diagonally opp. to Garuda mall,
Off. M.G Road, Bangalore – 560025,
Karnataka, India


B.Sc in Animation
Diploma in Animation

DECA Animation Institute

Location:  Solapur (Maharashtra) , Panjim (Goa).
Email:  heramb@decaanimation.com , heramb.infoacademy@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.decaanimation.com


DECA Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
151/2, DECA House, Raviwar Peth, Kanna Chowk,
Solapur – 413 005, (Maharashtra) India.


B.Sc. in 3D Animation
Advance Diploma in 3D Animation
Certificate in Character Design & Sculpting

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