Animation Film Design Course in Kolkata

Animation Industry in India

Animation Production rise of a new horizon in the Indian media industry. In 2016, Indian Animation & VFX Industry grew by 23% to reach INR 6,660 Crore in 2017. It is expected to grow to INR 11,360 Crore by 2020.

Animation industry future projections

Animation involves creativity and technology; it has seen three growth cycles in India. Initially, low-end volume work was what was largely coming to India. Subsequently, many companies came into play, thereby creating employment opportunities and demand for manpower in this space resulting in advent of the animation education and churning out of students.

The key growth areas are:

1) Animation Films
2) Increase use of animations in TV advertisements
3) Animation TV, Episodic TV series

Animation Industry Trends

Animation in Films:

  • Delivery of high number of blockbusters.
  • Double fold box office collections
Increased use of animation
  • Animation in International Broadcasting -Growing Destinations. The volume and quality of offshore work for broadcast companies increased in 2017. India is now attracting work from geographies such as France, Germany and the Middle East, other than USA and the UK,thus driving up the volume of International TV Productions outsourced to India.
  • Animation in International movies -India moving up the value chain. In 2017, there were a number of movieswhere Indian animation companies played a more prominent role, by executing larger and end-to-end projects on an international scale. The Key change driven by moving up the value chain is that India is differentiating itself from other destinations (such as China & Malaysia) by demonstrating better understanding of western sensibilities and smoother execution owing to a largely fluent English-speaking workforce.


  • Arena Animation Film Design Program (AFD)is a comprehensive program that trains students end-to-end.
  • Training in all aspects of Animation Production to make you job-ready professional.
  • It gives you a thorough grounding in all the fundamentals & techniques of Pre-production, Anatomy design,
  • Animatics, visualization, Character Design & Development, Animation Scene Planning and 2D Animation.
  • The program trains you on the latest tools and technologies used in the Animation industry.

USP’s and Salient Features

  • A comprehensive Job Oriented program.
  • Industry relevant curriculum.
  • Industry Simulated Hands-on Training using latest tools and techniques.
  • Laddered learning from basic to advance level.
  • Projects at regular intervals.
  • Practical application using latest versions of tools / software.
  • Specialization & Creating Portfolio in the area of interest.
  • Exposure to Industry interaction & workshops.
  • Certified Faculty.
  • Placement Assistance.
  • Online Varsity: Exclusive e-learning platform.
  • EDE (Employment Driven Education).



This semester focuses on developing creativity and drawing skills for Animation through study of design, anatomy, light & shade, and perspectives. It concentrates on various concepts, techniques and design for animation. The focus is on development of ideas into concepts, scriptwriting for animation, character designing, concept art, acting and voice characterization, visual scripting using film grammar, drawing storyboards to creating Animatics. At the end of the semester, the students have to prepare a project which includes Pre-Production of an original concept of 30-60 second duration.


At the end of this semester, the student will be able to, discuss the concepts of design and animation fundamentals. They will be able to define and discuss the design for animation and the pre-production process. The student will also be able to convert their original ideas into concepts and prepare pre-production work of the concept.

Learning Outcome
  • The students will learn to appreciate art for animation, animation process, understand basics of animation, and convey their ideas through drawing.
  • The student will have the skills of a Pre-Production artist with the complete technical know-how of the animation pre-production process.

Duration: 336 Hours (if classes are held 3 Days/Week)

Total Course Duration

- Normal Track: 1140 Hours or 48 Months (@ 3X2 Hours Classes/Week)
- Fast Track: 1140 Hours or 24 Months (@ 6X2 Hours Classes/Week)

Program Benefits - Exit Profiles

  • Pre -production artist
  • 2D Animator
  • Character Designer
  • BG Artist
  • Layout Artists
  • Storyboard Artist
  • 2D Digital Animator
  • 2D Illustrator
  • 3d Modeler
  • Rigging Artist
  • Texturing Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Dynamics and FxArtist
  • Compositing/ Visual Effects Artistand many more

Placement Opportunities

  • Prime Focus
  • Discovery Channel
  • Google India
  • Future Group
  • Red Chillies Entertainment
  • Prasad EFX
  • Sony
  • Paprikaas Animation Studios
  • Reliance Media Works
  • Hurix Studios
  • Tata Interactive Services
  • RamojiFilm City
  • Crest Animation Studio
  • GameShastra
  • Prana Studios
  • Zee TV
  • Yahoo
  • India Today
  • NDTV
  • DreamWorks
  • ETV and many more…
Who Can Apply
  • Program targeted towards students who wish to make a career in Animation & VFX industry.
  • 10+2 students (Any stream)
  • Under Graduates - Fine Arts, Commerce, Science or Arts students (Any stream)
  • Students with a creative bent of mind and have Passion for design and animation.



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