Ashish Kulkarni launches comprehensive Diploma in Animation Engineering at Arena
Chandigarh January 28, 2005 Arena, Asia’s leaders in multimedia training has announced the launch of a comprehensive Diploma course in Animation Engineering at it’s centre in Chandigarh. Arena Chandigarh is the first centre in the region to offer this prestigious programme, which is only available at select Arena centres across the country. Admission to the course is on the basis of common entrance tests, group discussion, personal interviews and counseling sessions.
This 5 -Semester premium course is designed as per industry demands and enables students to learn drawing skills, acting, direction, camera movements for animation, and digital animation, all of which are essential to master 2D and 3D animation. At the end of both 2D and 3D animation modules, students will need to prepare their own show reel, which will simulate working in a production studio. To provide students with knowledge of the industry, Industry veterans will be invited to deliver guest lectures.
Modules include Fine Art, Visual Design & Creative Animation, Cel & Digital Animation, 2D Animation Show Reel, 3D Animation & Visual Fx, and Portfolio Development – Show reel. On completion of this course, students will be able to choose from an array of exciting career options such as 2D animator, 3D animator, computer animation, effects and game industries as technical directors, technical animators, effects animators, effects developers, graphics programmers, games developers etc.
Launching the Diploma in Animation Engineering, Mr. Ashish Kulkarni, Animation Specialist said, “The industry was mostly concentrated in the western and southern part of India. It’s a good training initiative by Arena to focus on the creative skills from Northern India and evolve a digital film making industry “.
Speaking at the course launch, Mr. Angshuman Dutta, Area Business Head, Arena Multimedia said, “The Animation Engineering program from Arena provides a thorough understanding of both 2D and 3D animation. While 2D modules delve deep into basic understanding of the various facets involved in 2D animation such as drawing, acting, direction, camera required for producing good 2D animation, each 3D module has a separate topic of specialization, enabling students to master them. Designed with inputs from the industry, the Animation Engineering course will serve as the perfect launch pad for students keen to pursue a rewarding career in multimedia.”
Mr. Vineet Raj Kapoor, Academics Head, Arena Multimedia, Chandigarh said, “We delayed the launch of our comprehensive animation course since we needed a very comprehensive course that covered both 2D and 3D animation thoroughly so that the students can gain thorough professional competence.”
Ms. Neelu Kapoor, Centre Head, Arena Multimedia, Chandigarh commented that this course would greatly benefit artistic people enabling them to match their peers in other industry in salary and status. On passing out, we shall be helping place these students in top animation houses of the country.
About Diploma in Animation Engineering:
The module on Fine Art, Visual Design & Creative Animation focuses on developing creativity and drawing skills across a spectrum of modern media, and combines formal aspects of 2D Animation and Color theory with hands-on design work, presentation and critique.
The Cel & Digital Animation module focuses on the more subtle and sophisticated techniques of animating characters’ thoughts and emotions through acting principles. Thorough introduction of doping and slugging and color theory begins along with the creation of visual scripting and Animatics.
In the 2D animation show reel module, students apply their knowledge of Storyboarding, Sketching, Drawing, Key framing, In-betweening, Clean Up, Line Testing, Ink and paint, Adding Dialogues and Digital Editing to create a short animated film in a crew setting. Each students’ final film will be open for viewing, critical assessment and feedback by industry experts.
The 3D Animation & Visual FX module provides the foundation for work within the 3D Animation environment. Alongside traditional subjects, students begin courses in Fundamentals of Comp Animation, including the operating environment and process of 3D Animation.
In the final module on Portfolio Development, students will follow a production schedule and deliver shots by specified deadlines as in a commercial production environment. Students will submit the Final demo reel which will be open for viewing, critical assessment and feedback by industry experts.
About Arena Multimedia:
Arena Multimedia is Asia’s leader in multimedia education and has trained over 1.5 lakh students since its inception in 1986. Arena offers a range of career, professional and multimedia awareness programs. Its leading career course, Arena Multimedia Specialist Program includes modules on Graphics, Authoring Multimedia, Animation, Multimedia for Web and Games & Digital Portfolio Development.