In India, animation and multimedia courses have gained huge popularity in recent years. The number of animation aspirants has increased noticeably. More and more students are considering (taking up) animation as their full time profession! To earn a good name in this field, one must possess qualities such as good imagination prowess, creativity, drawing and sketching skills, patience and technical know-how. Traits like imagination and technical know-how can be improved through practice. Professional animation and multimedia courses will help one in getting familiar with animation software and techniques. This way, one may build the foundation (of technical knowledge). After that, through practice, one may enhance and improve technical know-how.
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. This ensures that animation is a field with immense amount of scope.
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. There are many number of institutes in all major cities and towns of India, 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.
A lot of Hollywood Studios outsource their work to India. That one reason means the scope of animation will not decrease. The animation industry has matured in India and has moved on from being just an outsourcing facility to a creator of indigenous intellectual property as well. There are more than 300 animation studios in India. These statistics continue to see an upward growth and a viable increment too. With the advancement in technology and digital media this field is set to expand and grow.
Work opportunities for quality animators and related professionals like graphic designer, multimedia developer and game developer, character designers, key frame animators, 3D modelers, layout artists etc exists in following sectors at large-
- Online and Print News Media
- Film & Television
- Cartoon production
- Video Gaming
Though, these are some examples only. Opportunities exists both with government as well as private sector enterprises. Animation itself is an industry, and as industry it’s on boom. There exist numerous animation houses both in India and abroad who work for clienteles.