From a leisure pursuit, Animation today, has turned into a serious career option with endless possibilities and applications.
The animation industry in India is growing at a very rapid pace with many Indian companies partnering with Bollywood and even Hollywood production houses. Foreign studios have found India as one of the exciting talent hubs for animation. India has become an animation-outsourcing hub and has made its mark for its skilled artists and quality work. Additionally, leading Indian production houses are now investing in the animation market and collaborating with Indian filmmakers to create animated features that have a mass appeal.
In spite of the promising opportunities, there is a dearth of talent. The need of the hour is to create an environment for students to excel in this field and give them a platform to showcase their talent.
The B.Design in Animation at UID strikes a beautiful balance between technology and art, allowing young artists to understand the nuances of animation. The programme will not only help students create lifelike animations focusing on the technical aspects of CGI animation but will also give a glimpse on how animation studios approach the art of physically based animation.
At UID, we strive to provide students with the best facilities and introduce new pedagogies. The course is designed to meet the growing industry requirements and train the students in what matters the most. Students are given training right from the basic traditional animation to the sophisticated 3D animation. Visual effects and principles of filmmaking are also part of the curriculum.
India’s animation industry has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years. Given the scale, technological innovations and improvement in content, the animation industry in India caters not just to kids’ entertainment but also appeals to mature viewers.
Animators are also widely used in the video game, motion design and visualization industries.
As a creative professional in the field of animation, graduates will handle the creative, artistic and technical tools required to tell stories through synthetic images of their creation. At UID, students are expected to go way beyond the technological aspects of software knowledge, into a thorough understanding and application of animation principles, cinematic language and aesthetics.
Animators are visionary and creative team players, storytellers that cultivate a deep sense of visual and technological cultures, that with a keen eye for human behaviour and of the physical world around them, strive always to become unbound by limits between logic and creativity.
As part of the industry, graduates will have the opportunity to explore different options in the production pipeline as a concept artist, designer, storyboarder, modeler, animator, compositing or VFX Artist, among others.
- Digital Cinematography basics / Film language appreciation
- Introduction to Motion Design
- Drawing for Animation
- History of Animation
- Animation Techniques
- Principles of Animation
- Concept Art
- Essentials of Sound Design
- Character and Environment Design
- Storyboarding and Animatics
- Scenario and Layouts
- Timing and pacing
- 3D Matte Painting Techniques
- Computer Animation Software and techniques: Hard Surface and Organic Modelling, 3D Sculpting, Animation, Texturing, Shading and Lighting, Rendering Engines. Compositing and VFX