Chandigarh April 3, 2005 Arena Animation Academy, the premier animation training academy, announced the launch of its comprehensive 2.5 year high-end animation-training course, the Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program 2006 (AAASP 2006).

AAASP – 2006 follows the laddered approach to learning animation in the increasing order of complexity. The course is modeled around the needs of the industry with each semester having an integrated project to give the students an exposure to the practical application of tools & software. Apart from the regular course curriculum, each semester has various value additions for students and follows a continued route of specialization.

The Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP) is a highly focused course, offering high- end animation with a specialization in 3-D animation. Perfectly formulated as per industry requirement, the AAASP course strikes the right balance between technology and creativity. Modules include Graphic Suite, Interactive Multimedia, Animation, Advanced Animation and Digital Portfolio Development Suite.

Additionally, students are involved in simulated projects enabling them to initiate their digital portfolio development right from the 1st semester. Besides achieving well-defined objectives at the end of each semester, students are given the added benefit of special value addition through integrated projects, E-projects and options for specialization.

Animation is shaping into the most explosive & dynamic industry and the demand for well trained animation professionals is growing at an astounding pace. With international companies such as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers and Fun Bag Animation looking at India for sourcing content as well as doing projects in collaboration with the Indian animation companies, there has been a growing demand for animators in the country.  


Says Atul Vohra, Head, Arena Multimedia, “The animation industry in India is facing a severe shortage of workforce today especially on the quality front. In India alone, the animation industry needs over 30,000 people, while the demand met is a mere 10 % of the requirement. NASSCOM predicts that India will require around 3,00,000 skilled professionals by 2008. The Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program aims to produce high qualified animation professionals to meet this demand-supply gap over the coming years.”

Mr. Rajeev Pandey, Zonal Head, North says, “Our Chandigarh Centre has bagged the Best Placements award again for the year 2005. With their excellent industry interface, we are confident that they can train excellent students as per industry needs.” Ms. Neelu Kapoor, Centre Head, Arena Animation Academy Chandigarh adds, “DAE is a specialized high end animation course which is available only in Chandigarh in entire North India. We are now going for our second intake of DAE shortly.”

Mr. Vineet, Director VirtualSoft Technologies P Ltd., the city’s first Animation Studio mentions, “we have a growing need for high quality animators which are not available in the region. We are happy with this initiative and am sure that we can use the talent produced by Arena Chandigarh.” 




2006 has been a landmark year for Arena. In their 10th Year of Operations Arena is now acknowledged as the Asia’s Leader in Animation. Arena Animation Academy Chandigarh has bagged the Best Placements Trophy again for 2005. And with the initiative by the Chandigarh Administration to change from Film City to Multimedia Film City this is now going to be the heralding of a new era for the youth of the city in terms of a huge spectrum of Careers in the field.

About Arena Animation Academy:

Arena Animation Academy is the high-end animation-training arm of leading multimedia education provider, Arena Multimedia. Launched in the year 2000, the academy’s core focus is creating career-oriented professionals ready for the industry.

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