What is Animation

Animation course is the study of designing, drawing and making illusion of motion pictures just by changing their static images which are not similar to each other. Applicants will be studying techniques of animation that can be used to give a life to imaginative characters and make it appear like they are in motion and acting something. Earlier to create animation sequences, stop motion techniques were used today with high frames per second the things are totally changed. 

The course of animation is all about studying and creating their own imaginative world. Animation opens the doors of all imaginative worlds and aspirants can creatively use these imaginations in their work. The level of things that can be created is not fixed while pursuing the animation course. As a student of animation, aspirants can use latest animation techniques like 2D hand drawing, 2D and 3D computer generated, stop motion or model animation techniques to create the animation sequences. Aspirants having their love and dedication towards animation and have their creativity skills regarding this then opting for animation is a right choice for them. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Animation

For every course, there are certain eligibility criteria which the candidate has to have to be eligible for the respective course. And for animation there are essential criteria that the candidate has to pass and they are:

For undergraduates

- The candidate has to pass 10+2 in any stream from a well-recognized board.

- He/she has to have 50% aggregate. 

For post-graduation

-The candidate must have a degree in the required course from a well-recognized university/ college.

- He/she must have a minimum percentile in the required stream.

Entrance examination for Animation

Most of the college/universities conduct entrance examinations for the candidates who want to pursue the UG and PG courses. In the case of UG and PG courses in animation, the candidates have to qualify the aptitude and reasoning test conducted by the respective college/university.

If the candidate qualifies the exam and then go through the counselling sessions can get into prestigious colleges/university. Thus, the admission for the course is basically on a merit basis.

Scope of Animation in India and Abroad

Candidates who take up the course in animation have immense suitability and scope, especially for those who have a passion for creating something new. The course helps the candidates in gaining knowledge in the rapid growth of technologies.

Candidates can also develop their skills in design, animation, multimedia, interactive applications and publications.

The students who complete the course have the opportunity to work in well-established companies in India as well as abroad. Thus, the course of animation has a vast scope and suitability for aspiring candidates.

Course Fees Animation

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
24.00 K
B.Sc. in Animation at Central India Institute of Mass Communication, Nagpur
13.20 K
B.Voc. in Animation at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
17.00 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Animation at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
12.87 Lakhs
B.Des in Animation at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
8.00 K
P.G.D in Animation at Swami Vivekanand University, Sagar
50.40 K
M.Des in Animation at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
7.86 Lakhs
P.G.D in Animation at Pearl Academy, West Delhi Campus, New Delhi
9.35 Lakhs
M.Des in Animation at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
2.90 Lakhs
Ph.D in Animation at RIMT University, Gobindgarh
Data not available
2.90 Lakhs
Ph.D in Animation at RIMT University, Gobindgarh
Data not available
18.00 K
Diploma in Animation at Maharishi University of Management and Technology, Bilaspur
12.00 K
Diploma in Animation at Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments, Mumbai
20.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Animation at Pearl Academy, West Delhi Campus, New Delhi
1.60 Lakhs
Diploma in Animation at Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments, Mumbai

Course Subjects

Subjects of any course help the candidates to have a broad idea about the course. The subjects of animation give the candidates details about the course and also provide aspiring candidates with multiple job opportunities. These are some of the subjects that come under animation:

i. Elements of information technology

ii. Introduction of programming language

iii. Foundation Art

iv. Basics of animation

v. Computer-based 2D animation

vi. Multimedia and computer graphics

vii Introduction to 3D animation and modelling I

viii. Introduction to mass communication and media

ix. Technical English I

x.  3 D animation I

Xi. Production process I

xii.  Multimedia I

xiii. Composing and editing

xiv. Colour theory

xv. Technical English II

xvi. 3D Animation II

xvii.  Production process II

xviii.  Multimedia II

xix. Layout and perspective

Xx. Sketching a landscaping

xxi. Scriptwriting- I

xxii. Content development direction I

xxiii. Gaming Technology

xxiv. Digital editing and Motion graphics I

xxv. Visual Effects I

xxvi. V.F.X I

xxvii. Scriptwriting II

xxviii. Content Development direction II

xxix. Gaming production

xxx.   Digital editing and Motion graphics II

xxxi. Visual effect II

xxxii. V.F.X –II

xxxiii. Language

xxxiv.  English

xxxv. Fundamentals of Art and design

xxxvi. Character and environment sketching

xxxvii. Traditional animation

Xxxviii Pre-production

xxxix. Computer fundamentals

xl.   Language

xli. English

xlii.  Introduction to filmmaking

xliii. Digital media production

xliv. Basic compositing and editing

xlv.  Short film (live)

xlvi.  Human values and mind management

xlvii.  Language

xlviii. English

xlix.            Introduction to 3D animation

l.                    Modelling techniques

li.                   Texturing and shading

lii.                 Basic lighting and rendering

liii.               Language

liv.               English

lv.                 Rigging techniques

lvi.               Animation for production

lvii.             Advanced lighting and rendering

lviii.           Dynamic for effects of animation

lix.               Environmental science

lx.                 Advanced compositing and editing

lxi.               Character design for production

lxii.             Environment design for production

lxiii.           Professional lighting and rendering

lxiv.           Character animation for production

lxv.             Visual effects for production

lxvi.           Specialization project

lxvii.          Internship 

Careers in Animation

The course of animation is one of the most preferred courses and most of the candidates go for this course after the completion of their schooling. There are a variety of job opportunities in the field of animation. Especially after the completion of the graduation and post-graduation of the animation course candidates are open to a variety of jobs.

The candidate can either work as a 3D animator or can work as a film video editor.

They also can work as a comic book artist in the most reputed newspapers and magazines. After the completion of the course, the students can focus on the following areas; colleges and universities, content writing (animation), gaming industry, news and magazines and websites. Thus, the field of animation has a huge career scope. 

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

In most courses, placements and recruiters play a major role in candidates choosing their course and animation is one important field that most of the candidates wish to choose as their profession after completion of the course. It is the most creative and professional field which has a bright career opportunity. These are some of the job profiles of the animation course:

Job profile


Art director

The art director works based on the commands from the copywriter and creating ideas to present for the client or audience. They also work on different designs to produce effective ad campaigns and commission specialists.

3D animator

A 3D animator does special effects, animation or visual images using film, video, computers or other electronic tools designed by them.

Film Video Editor

The Film/ video editor assembles finished products that are suitable for broadcasting. It consists of dialogue, sound effects, camera footage, graphics and special effects.


An animator is a person who is responsible for creating images that appear to come to life on the screen.

Video game designer

The video game designer designs characters, levels, puzzles, art and animation.

Comic book artist

A comic book artist tells stories through their graphic images they create teaming up with the writers.


Top Recruiters in Animation

The field of animation has versatility and abundance of the choices when it comes to job opportunities. Especially if the candidate is well qualified and passionate about their work, they are instantly recruited by different popular recruiters and private companies. These are some of the top recruiters of the field:

  • Acer
  • Accenture
  • Adobe systems Pvt. Ltd
  • Amazon Global Vision.
  • Google vision
  • Google Inc
  • Pent media graphics
  • Maya entertainment
  • Toonz Animation India
  • UTV Toonz
  • Heart Entertainment Ltd
  • Nipuna services
  • Reliance media works Ltd.

Required Skillset for Animation

There are major recruiters in the field of animation, and they are looking for candidates with certain skill sets. These skill sets make the candidates able to work in any situation. These are the following skill sets required by the candidate:

-Creativity and imagination – One skill the candidate should have is the creativity and imagination and creativity skills. They should be both creative and can imagine the scenario.

-Patience and attention to detail – Another skill the candidate should have is patience and attention to detail. He/she should have immense patience and also have attention to details.

- Drawing skills – The next skill the candidate should have is the drawing skill. He/she should be able to put forth their imagination in the paper.

-Familiarity with graphics – Candidate should be familiar with graphics as the animation is nothing without graphics.

-Computer literacy – Another skill the candidate should have is computer literacy. He/she should know the computer as all the animation work depends upon the computer.

- Communication skills – One of the most important skills is communication. He/she should be able effectively to convey their thoughts and ideas.

Course Curriculum for Animation

The curriculum of any subject is designed to impart the knowledge about the course and its subjects in detail. It also gives students the idea of how the course is going to be. The candidate also gets the opportunity to choose multiple career options.

The curriculum of animation gives the candidate the scope of different job opportunities. A well-defined curriculum also deals with multiple subject choices for the students. Thus, for any course, the curriculum is the most important aspect of the course.

Questions related to Animation

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can any body tell me please some best animation companies in kolkata ?

harshita sharan Student Expert 7th Feb, 2021

Hello Dear,

Animations are made with computer-generated imagery. Animation is a method in which figures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Some of the best animation companies in Kolkata.

  • Village Talkies
  • Brand Animators
  • Idiosystech
  • Duttainnovations
  • Pixelgenio

You can search it over internet:

Good Luck


after completing successfully animation course what kind of salary a candidate will expect as a entry level in india ?

Subhrajit Mukherjee 6th Feb, 2021

According to the data available the starting salary per annum for different Animation professionals are listed below:

2D / 3D Animator: Rs. 3,00,000

Background Artist : Rs. 1,50,000

Storyboard Artist: Rs.3,00,000

Character Animator: Rs. 1,50,000

Special Effect Artist: Rs. 1,50,000

The packages may vary from place to place as well as your knowledge and performance and the status of the company you are joining.

I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!


is there any job possibilities in kolkata after successfully completing animation course ? and what about the salary p.m ??

ayan mukherjee 3rd Feb, 2021

Dear aspirant,

Kolkata has very less amount of job opportunities. Many engineering seats stay vacant even after the spot round counselling . There are no companies coming to their campus for placements and eventually they stay unplaced.

Likewise animation too has no scope in kolkata so i would recommend you to go to Mumbai or delhi or foreign if possible.


3D animation entrance exams after 12th

chinchujoseph1993 1st Feb, 2021


Some of the Entrance Exam after 12th for Animation course admission have been listed below:

  • Accel Animation Academy Entrance Exam
  • Picasso Animation College Entrance Exam
  • Arena Animation Academy Entrance Exam
  • Thakur-Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy Entrance Exam
  • DSK International Institute for Industrial Design, Animation and Gaming Entrance Exam
  • National School of Design Animation Entrance Exam
  • Mudra Institute of Communications Entrance Exam

Good Luck


I have left my schooling before 2 years, i am 9 th paas ,can i still do course of animation ?

chandnideb5 24th Jan, 2021

Dear Gurpreet,

learning never stops even after we leave schooling, it is a a never ending process and can be taken up anytime one is interested to learn and gives time to do it. Yes of course you can still do a course on animation. There are various online platforms where you can take up a course on animation where the professors or teachers are very knowledgeable and have a lot of information in the respective field. Platforms such as Udemy, Coursera etc are some of the popular sites where you can do your desired course of animation. The platforms mentioned above provide certificate courses.

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