animation“Animation” is one of the most popular and sought fields of multimedia. The professional education in Animation wasn’t very popular field in our country. But since the last ten to twelve years we are very developed in animation field.

You have ever heard about the “Mogli”, In a general way it was the one of very first Indian animation characters. After this the animation industries has been bloomed and produced various animation characters like Chota Bheem, Hanuman, etc.

“The animation is related to an art field in which we create the characters and passing the numerous subsequent frames rapidly so that it looks like a consequently movement”.

Animators are the artists who are specialized in the field of animation. An animators creates multiple images and give them the illusion of motion when displayed in rapid sequence. The method and way of creating images depends on the animator’s creativity and artistic styles.

James Stuart Blackton was the British filmmaker who created the first animated film in America and uses the techniques of stop-motion and drawn animation and thus known as the “Father of American Animation”.

The first Indian 3D animated film was Roadside Romeo. It was the joint venture between Yash Raj Films and the Indian division of the Walt Disney Company and directed by the Jugal Hansraj.

After the completion of all play you may put the voice and audio effects in the film. Now the animation is developed in various dimensions like 2D, 3D, clay animation and puppet animation. 3D animation make the use of computer graphics while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real time renderings.

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Animation is a tool that gives life to a character. It is totally computerized field. The animation is sweet illusion that takes us in the world of cartoon and fairy tales. It is basically used for entertainment purpose.

Animation and cartooning are inter-related to each other. The distinction between these two fields is that cartooning is just to draw a sketch of character. It is a form of art, like painting or sculpting. On the other hand, Animation is the art of breathing life into these characters. It can be done with the help of various modern computer based sequencing techniques.

Skills Required

To become a successful animator, you must have the following skills:

  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Drawing and Modelling Skills


There is a range of courses in animation and multimedia field. The students who wish to pursue the animation course after 12th or wish to get the job opportunities in this field, have to go for a diploma or a graduate courses.

The courses of animation cover the basic knowledge of computer operation, sketching, designing, and framing, application of the software, editing, rendering and movie making.

To pursue degree and diploma in animation, the minimum academic qualification required is 10+2/intermediate passed with minimum 45% marks.

The professional education in ‘animation’ has three levels of study after 12th as the following:

  1. Certificate courses: Certificate courses are taken for the duration of six months after 10th. The list of certificate courses:
  • Visual effects
  • Editing, mixing and post production
  • Flash
  • Web-motion
  1. Diploma courses: Diploma courses are taken for the duration of one year after 12th in any stream. The list of diploma courses:
  • 2D Animation VFX & Post Production
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • 3D Animation Filmmaking
  • Animation Engineering (DAE)
  • Classical Animation (DCA)
  • Digital Animation
  • Fusion Animation
  • Graphic & Web Designing
  • Video Editing & VFX
  1. Degree courses: Degree courses are taken the duration of three years after 12th in any stream. The list of degree courses:
  • B.Sc in Multimedia and Animation
  • B.Sc (Hons) Multimedia production and Technology
  • B.Sc (Hons) Digital Art and Technology
  • B.A in Digital Media (3D Animation)
  • B.A in Digital filmmaking & Animation)
  • B.A in 3D Animation & Visual Effects


For the admission to the professional study of animation & multimedia, students must have passed the 12th standard in any stream. Various institutes are prospected the entrance examination for the admission in graduate degree.

The students who wish to be an animator should have a good hand over sketching or art. It is a field of software, computer and application. It is necessary to have proficiency in computer in order to pursue career in animation field.

Career & Jobs

Animation Industries in India is quite large and growing at a rapid pace. The animation field offers exciting career options. You can choose any of the specialization and work profile depending on your expertise.

In India, the animation industries are expanding their arms. By a survey, the Indian animation industries have generated $424 million by the end of 2010. There are plenty of opportunities to get the career in animation industries.

Animation and multimedia industries are demanding professionals in the animation field . Several advertisement agencies, web development organizations and related industries are blooming day by day in India.

The job profiles of this field are:

  • Animator
  • Sketcher
  • Designer
  • Planner
  • Editor
  • Composer
  • Movie maker
  • Writer
  • Software developer
  • Pre production
  • Post production


After the completion of this course, you can get the job opportunity in:

  • Multimedia industries
  • Animation industries
  • Animation media
  • Movie producer firm
  • Advertisement agency
  • Walt Disney
  • Max
  • Sony
  • Cartoon pictures
  • Media agencies
  • Documentary firms


The employability in this career is very satisfactory. It is a good paying professional course. Salary in this field depends on the skills and creativity of ones.

A fresher can get the 12000 to 18000 per month in India. After gaining the experience and expertise he/she can get the Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month in India.

In abroad, an expert can get the salary $52000 – $65000 per year.

Books & Study Materials

Interested in Animation Profession!!

Here, we are providing some books that helps you to learn about animation. You can go through these books and get knowledge in this field. The names of the books are as follows:

  • The Animation Book by Kit Laybourne
  • The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard E. Williams
  • Cartooning: Animation 1 – Learn to Animate Cartoons step by step by Preston Blair
  • The Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating from Flipbooks to Flash by Maureen Furniss
  • Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
  • Timing for Animation by John Halas, Harold Whitaker, Tom Sito

If you’ve any queries related to animation, you can leave your queries below.

Displaying 70 Comments
  1. Nishi jain says:

    im economically not able to do this course plss help me and suggest me how to i do this course in any scholarship because it my dream im from a village and i don’t have facilities for study in this cours

  2. Mrinal says:

    I am a bsc graduate please guide for a career in film line.which is better film editing or animation department and please give me some other options for career,please.

  3. Kriya says:

    Hello,I am interested in animation…so can anyone please suggest me with some good course regarding that after 10th along with colleges in India.

  4. Your Name...vk says:

    Plz do intimate good Colleges for bsc in animation in Bangalore.
    Thanking u in advance

  5. Tanishka says:

    I have completed my 12th this year and I’m really interested for proceeding further in animations and graphics but I don’t know how to proceed so plzz I need a guidance

  6. Hemalatha says:


    I’m working as Graphic designer since 2 years, taking a course from MAAC. This is upon 12th, to get a better package, I’m planning to take-up UG/PG on basis of my age (30 years). My past experience is into computer s/w-h/w services and networking, but passionate towards Graphics/VFX/Animation/Sketching etc. Kindly suggest the course to take in correspondence and the university. I’m from Bangalore.

    Thanks in advance.

  7. Ashok says:

    I’m CA dropout I completed intermediate in mpc stream now I’m thinking which course to pursue

  8. Priyanka says:

    L8ke in fashion we need to create our own idea so in this also do we need to create our own idea or as the Boss or producer Will say

  9. madhur narkhede says:

    i am studies in10th standard i want to job criativity which opportunities are very creative i dont like studies

  10. Veeresh says:

    Sir I studying 12th science after complete 12th which course is better in

  11. Aishwarya says:

    Hey I complete 12th this year and my drawings are good and I’m interested in photography also so which course is best after 12th

  12. HEMANTH says:

    Sir..i am completed 10 th… And i want to became a animator….. Wt can i do… Wt course should i take in inter

  13. Yash says:

    Sir bsc(animation) ke liye colleges Bata dijiye

  14. Rohit kumar says:

    Sir.mai B.A.2nd year mai hu.aur drawing and penting mei apna carreor banana chahta hu.please mujhe koi advice do.thankyou.

  15. krutika shah says:

    i just completed my 12th by Commerce stream and I want to be a professional Animator. I am very confused to choose which institute is best for the animation courses Zee Institute of Creative Arts Borivali or MaacIndia, etc please suggest me

  16. Samarpita says:

    I am in10th now ,which stream should I choose to do animation after12th ??

  17. ravi guliya says:

    i am a software engineer . aur meri sketching bhut achi hai aur mujhe sketching se related hi kuch krna hai.. can anyone suggest me wt is gud fr me.. wt i doo.. jisse mera future bright ho.. but mann mera sketching main hi hai.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can join some animation course and start your animation career in this field, the demand of professional is huge in this field, and it is an awesome field to show your creative skills.

  18. aryan says:

    Hiii plz can u tell me which clg is best for animation graphic and multimedia in maharashtra pune

  19. Malik says:

    I am passed 12 std recent i am intersting in animation but mujhe koi accha clg nhi mil raha

  20. Priya panpaliya says:

    I want to do animation course…Which entrance exam should I give right now??

  21. piyush kumrawat says:

    i am in class 12th what i am do after 12th i want to be in software designer or multimedia animation what am i do

  22. Rajat Kamra says:

    Hi, where can i do course of animation. m from Punjab distt. fazilka.plz reply me

  23. Ansh says:

    Plz let me the best colleges affiliated by DU for admission in B.SC Animation.. Plz help me

  24. sameer says:

    Still i m doing 12th from urdu board that is affiliated from up board.
    Can i do animation course
    Which animation course would be best for me to create a good career.
    And i m from meerut.
    Last thing is that which institute is best for me
    If its possible from urdu but i have good knowledge of computer and good english, urdu and Arabic skill
    Plz guide me right
    Contact me 7217283897
    As well my whats app number.

  25. Wakar khan says:

    i am asking tht i m not good in drawing can i get any course or something in animation course which does not include any sketching. Plss reply me fast

  26. vivek sen says:

    I m bsc fresher in physics,chemistry and maths.
    But i m very confusion what are doing after bsc
    I have no ?
    I like a drawing painting etc .
    Tell me how can i make a my professional future.

  27. M.chandraTejaswini says:

    Is animation course without intermediate class???

  28. Abhi says:

    Hi sir I complete my 12th in science (pcmc) and I want to do BSc. 3d animation I am good in drawing and good knowledge in computer do you think it will be right career and what will be salary plz reply

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes their is good scope in this field, if you have good skills in drawing and you are a creative sort of person, then you can earn a good salary in this field.

  29. Bpsjadoun says:

    Which diploma course has better job opportunity, 3d animation or VFx ?

    Also tell about the institute that has lowest fee structure as these courses are quite expensive.

  30. Syed Riyas says:

    10 before 3D animation course join

  31. Arya pandey says:

    Hi,I’m arya I just completed my 12 with Commerce stream and I firstly want to do then can apply for this course or not ? And my drawing skill are good I don’t have enough knowledge but computer……..plzzzzz. Help me out

  32. sachin tiwari says:

    hi sir i am passing my 10th class but my mind is always in computers so is there any animation course for me in which i can get a job easily by any not very costly course

    • Naveen says:

      I passed class 12th with 5.2 CGPA then can I get admission on good animation course college? If yes then where? please help if you know

  33. Gurpreet singh says:

    Hi i want to make carr in nimtion but my drwng skills are not good so can i strt or not?animation

  34. Pradeep says:

    Sir, I am writing 12 CBSE exams right now, and I want to pursue my career as animator…. But the same time I need good salary package after my studies… So what are all the animation courses I need to do for my ambition…… Please tell me….

  35. Varu Rajan says:

    After my graduation in Science, when I was directionless about a right career, I enrolled with an Animation course for a 2 year advanced career course. Today, I cannot believe that I find many job offers coming to me.

  36. parveen says:

    I want to be a digital media and 3DAnimestion

  37. sachin says:

    muje b karna h ye … but plz tell me about its institutes and admissions

  38. Gurleen kaur says:

    I wanna know the best colleges for aerospace engineering and in which country I should apply?

  39. Elmer marak says:

    Is it required that I get really high percentages on my 12 in science to go for BSc in animation?

  40. rohiit says:

    Hey , I’m currently in 11th science , and cartoons have always fascinated. Me.I want to pursue a career in animation , can i learn 2d as well as 3d both ? Where do I get started? Which institute is the best? Should I have already taken in a course after 10th? Or doing it after 12th is OK?
    My drawing is good and I can fair enough for 2d animation. , but how much time will it take for me to learn and master the 3d? , plz reply

  41. Rohit Singh Rana says:

    Iam in 11th Arts
    I like to go for animation of house interior designing.
    So, what should I do after 12th.

  42. Rohit Singh Rana says:

    Iam in 11th Arts
    I like to go for animation of house interior designing.
    So, what should I do after 12th.

  43. Soumi Das says:

    is it very costly to do animation courses after 12th ?

  44. abhishek pandya says:

    hi…can you please tell me which skills are required if i want to make a carrier in movie making?

  45. Aditya says:

    I am studying my 11th in science so can I do animation courses after 12th

  46. RD says:

    Can I do animation course after 12tcommerce..??

  47. RD says:

    Which callage is good for the animation field ??

    & which country

    • Pramatya says:

      Hii … I am a student of class 11 of west bengal board .. Soon I’ll be in class 12 … I don’t have computer in my subjects … So can I do animation courses by doing computer course from any other institution ??
      If I can .. Then what computer course May I do ?

  48. RD says:

    Hi I m Raj I like to go in B.A in Digital Media.
    So how many % to required in admission ?

  49. Sonam baghier says:

    hii, I m sonam and i just completed my 12th by arts stream and I want to be a professional fashion designer and i m intrested in fashion designing but I don’t know is there any bright future for me in this field can anyone help me??

  50. Shaikh sana says:

    very good

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