The animation industry in India is expected to grow at a pace faster than the IT industry’s! Animation as a career option is a field where you can fulfill your dream of “enjoy-as-you-work”, feel satisfied at the end of your day and get praise from your clients as well. One can study animation, graphics and multimedia courses either as a full-time or part-time student. Several programs are offered like certificates, diplomas, and degrees etc. While admission into full time courses, i.e. diplomas and degrees etc is offered on the basis of entrance exam, admission into part time and short term courses is offered on first come first serve basis.
There are many numbers of animation institutes in Kolkata, both private and government for providing training in animation, graphics and multimedia. Many institutes also provide internship and arranges for job placement during or after completion of the course. The scope of animation continues to grow at a rapid speed with each passing day. Kolkata is the creative capital of the country and animation industry in Kolkata is not lagging behind when it comes to the progress. The career opportunities after pursuing an animation course are humongous and highly advanced.
A lot of Hollywood Studios outsource their work to India. That one reason means the scope will not decrease. If you’re creative, you can always consider going for Design and Animation. This is a field where nobody cares for your qualification, they only see if you can do quality work. A good mentor and wise selection of courses with a good school, followed by diligent learning, would get you a head start in your career. However, you must check your suitability for this field. Animation is an art form and a very demanding career. It has ample opportunities for the creatively talented people.
Opportunities lie in UI Design, Graphic Design, Storyboarding, Animation Design, Game Design, 3D Modeling, Texturing and Lighting, Dynamics and VFX and of course animation (2D and 3D). Of course at the top of the pile lies Concept Designing – these people are required by Event Companies, Animation Studios, VFX Studios, and of course Game Studios. The scope for animation will continue to escalate in all the terms and its position will become more prominent in the entertainment industry with time.
A typical animation movie requires minimum 5oo animators! So the splendor of the Animation Industry can be easily assumed. Though the target audience of Animation is mainly children; the adults find it innovative as well as refreshing too. In this manner the scope for animation will continue to grow and reach new heights.