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Career in Animation

Career in Animation
June 03
14:29 2019

A career in animation could be the right choice for today’s youth with high salaries, career growth and an opportunity to showcase your creativity.

Animator is an artist who is involved in creating animated cartoons. Their typical work includes creatively producing original and attractive designs and solutions, using specialist computer generation software such as Maya, Flash and After Effects, presenting designs for evaluation to customers, promoting and running the business, negotiating contracts and linking and working effectively with other companies.

Animation institution in India

  • Arena Multimedia
  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics
  • ANTS (Animation Training School)
  • Toonz Academy
  • Industrial Design Centre (IIT Mumbai)
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Noida


  • 10+2 certificate


  • Good observational skills
  • Creativity
  • Drawing / sketching skills
  • Patience and Concentration
  • Ability to get into character
  • Communication skills (to interact with team)
  • Eye for detail
  • Passion for Animation
  • Computer and Software skills
  • Teamwork skills


  • BA in Animation & Multimedia
  • B.Sc. in Animation & Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation,
  • Graphics and Web Design
  • BA in Animation and CG Arts
  • BA in Animation and Graphic Design
  • BA in Digital Filmmaking and Animation
  • B.Sc. in Animation and VFX
  • B.Sc. in Animation and Gaming

DIPLOMA COURSES (6 months to 1 year )

  • 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 works
  • Certificate in VFX
  • Certificate in 2D Animation
  • Certificate in 3D Animation
  • Certificate in Editing, Mixing and Post Production Works
  • Certificate in CG Arts

PG courses( 2 years )

  • M.Sc in Animation and Multimedia
  • M.Sc in Animation and Digital Filmmaking
  • M.Sc in Visual Effects
  • MA in Animation and Multimedia
  • MA in Digital Filmmaking and Animation
  • PG Diploma in Animation.

Here’s a list of probable animation job roles

  • Director
  • Production Designer
  • Script writer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Layout Artist
  • Digital Painter
  • Animator
  • Modeller
  • Compositor
  • Editor

Job :

The art of breathing life to a character or object can be defined as a job in animation. A mixture of entertainment industry and technology, design, drawing, layout and production of graphically rich and attractive multimedia clips are concerned in Animation jobs.

  • Media Agencies
  • Film Production Houses
  • Post Production Houses
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Web Entities (E Commerce sites, E Magazines, Websites etc)
  • Computer and Mobile Game Developers


  • Junior animators or trainees can get between Rs. 8,000-15,000 a month.
  • They can earn Rs. 25,000 – 40,000 with three to five years of experience.
  • A well experienced animator who has an excellent animation work portfolio could easily get Rs. 50,000 – 60,000 per month

Job Roles after Diploma Course:

A student pursuing an animation and gaming diploma course will be able to pursue job roles such as 

  • Graphic Designer, 
  • Web Designer, 
  • 2D/3D Animator, 
  • 2D/3D Designer, 
  • AV Editor, 
  • Technical Trainer, 
  • 3D Modeler, 
  • Multimedia Programers, 
  • Composers, Visualizers, 
  • Content Developers  
  • Pre and Post Production executives in leading animation studios and entertainment companies.

An aspirant wishing to pursue a career in animation and gaming can start with an average salary of approximately  Rs 1.2 lakh per year and can reach up to 7 lakh per year (depending on the different profiles chosen by the individual).

Animation is rightly said to be a career where one can ‘draw’ one’s salary literally.

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Sarita K.

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