Prof: Murugaiyan, Syndicate member M.S University, Prof. P.Viajayakumar, Syndicate member M.S University, Prof: Dr. Manikumar K A. Registrar -M.S. University, Ninad Karpe - CEO & MD, Aptech Ltd., Prof: Dr. R.T. Sabapathi Mohan, Vice Chancellor M.S.University, Anuj Kacker, Global Head, ArenaArena Animation, which provides animation and multimedia training, announced on Thursday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MS University), to offer a B.Sc. degree in Multimedia and Animation.

The course curriculum would include all modules from Arena Animation’s flagship program – Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP), and four mandatory modules from MS University viz. English Language, an elective second language, as listed in the university prospectus and two papers of soft skills, said a press release.

Ninad Karpe, CEO and MD, Aptech Limited, said “Multimedia and Animation is one of the fastest growing and high paying career options today. The demand for animators has increased greatly due to fast-paced developments in sectors like high-tech digital media and 3D animation.”

He added that a university degree in Multimedia and Animation backed by Arena’s expertise and experience of 13 years in disseminating quality training across 15 countries, makes it a power packed combination that would enhance the employability of the students manifold, opening up a world of opportunities for them in this sphere.

Professor Dr. R.T. Sabapathy Mohan, vice chancellor, MS University, said, “India has tremendous opportunity to be an animation out-sourced country. This degree program in Multimedia and Animation has been launched thoughtfully and in-time by MS University and Arena Animation to enable students to be part of the growing animation industry.”

He added that with this MOU, students would have an opportunity to take up a degree in this field and attain the desired level of proficiency to face the competitive global market.

The newly-launched joint-program would be made available across the country at select Arena Animation centers. Arena would follow the SILM (Students Integrated Learning Model) for the training. It would be a three year MSU course, with 90 credits as per the university norms. All the examinations would be conducted online facilitated by Aptech Ltd, the release added.

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