Post Graduate DiplomaAnimation
Feed your passion for animation with creative thinking, artistic talents, techniques, and technology to develop world-class animations.
- GraduationPG Diploma
- Course Duration1 year (Full Time)
- QualificationGraduates of any stream
- LocationsChennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
Join the Specialist Program in Animation
The PG Diploma in Animation at ICAT is a 1-year, full-time program that is a gateway to highly appreciable careers in movies, television, advertisements, game industry, and much more.
The program provides intense practice in every required technique right from the basics, including idea generation, storytelling, visual communication, asset creation, cinematography, and in creating animation works for different mediums. Overall, the students are imparted with specialist skills that make them ready to take up varied challenging roles of their passion.
Why Animation Design?
Join the Large and Ever Growing Industry
The Animation industry is no longer on the sidelines of Indian entertainment. It is today a full-fledged industry contributing to the economy with numerous projects — both in-house original content and pouring outsourced works. The Government of many states in India has turned towards bringing up this industry through numerous initiatives, including setting up separate associations to work on the industry’s progress and allowances for related organizations. Also, today we have numerous Indian studios partnering with leading production units across the globe.
With all this in place and with a huge demand for animation content in movies, television shows, advertisements, education, skill training, architecture, and lot more, the animation industry undoubtedly needs thousands of skilled professionals.
Get on to grab the promising opportunities!
Wondering if You Can Be a Part of PG Diploma in Animation?
Once you complete your under graduation in any stream, you become eligible to take up this PG Diploma in Animation Program.
In addition, if you are enthusiastic about animation movies, comics, and cartoon characters; love to tell stories in an interesting way; applause highly imaginative works; and ready to build your skills for a challenging career, then this PG Diploma Animation Program is your best choice.
The Learning Curve
The linear fashion of learning animations starts from the basics of design, hand drawing, visualization, conceptualization, and exploring different materials to create a particular design. The students get to explore different techniques of idea generation, and create 2D and 3D drawings. They then learn to storyboard their ideas to streamline a video sequence, perform digital sculpting, design digital 2D/3D characters, and design set properties and costumes. They practice advanced CG modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation, and rendering. They also practice match-moving techniques and post-production tasks. The students also master the understanding of client–target–product relationship and how it reflects upon the creative process. Further, they extend their knowledge of media, methods, and product development through a critical approach towards developing a presentable product.
Skills to Build
Skills to Seek as an Animation Professional
- Digital Art/Illustration
- Acting Skillsv
- Clay Modeling
- Stop Motion
- Digital Sculpting
- Autodesk Maya
- Animation Production
Learning beyond the Walls
Providing specialist skills in building professional and highly appreciative animation works happens in the one year through varied effective teaching methodologies. The students are taken through classroom sessions; seminars, workshops, and other sessions from eminent industry professionals; outdoor learning sessions; showcasing events and more.
Research as a Mode of Knowledge Building
The practice of research and analysis is instilled in the students in every module of study. This way of learning through exploration assures long-term retention of knowledge in students
Knowledge Sharing with Peers
Group discussions trigger one’s ideas in the best way and it is also the way of knowledge sharing among students. The Animation students get to share their ideas and critiques with the peers on a regular basis.
Learn as You Do
Practice-based tasks are a part of every module that gives hands-on understanding of the techniques, mediums, methodologies, and technologies pertaining to creating animation works.
Understand the Industry in Real Time
The curriculum at ICAT insists students to take up an internship in any related organization to get a clear and early insight of the industry, and build confidence to take up a career.
Inspire from What’s Around
What our ancestors have created for us and what the nature amazes us with are the best to seek inspiration for a creator. The young creators are taken to distinguished spots to get their creator out.
Seek the Expertise from Professionals
Professionals holding a reputed position in the industry visit our students regularly to share their knowledge on techniques, technology, and the industry through seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions. Students are also taken to professional conferences, art galleries, and similar events for them to understand the wide possibilities, and the current and futuristic technologies.
Compete Your Skills
Students are encouraged to participate in every renowned competition, national and international, to help them understand their proficiency level, identify their area of expertise/improvement, and build contacts with like minds and professionals.
Be Assessed on Your Skills
At ICAT, the learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.
At ICAT, we encourage students to participate in various national and international competitions, which help them to rise and shine as they pursue their creative skills and build their team spirit. Some of distinguished awards the Animation students have received for their well creative and outstanding works include:
- Second Prize in the international competition conducted by DM Cumbo
- Two works were selected by UNIBIC Cookies for their Social Media Animation Campaign
- 12 ICATians secured various positions under ‘Top 100 Global Animators’ conducted by ‘The 11 Seconds Club’
- First Prize in two categories in the ‘Autodesk Design for Social Impact’ competition
- Runner-up in ‘Intellectual Property Game and Film Competition’ conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
Practical Learning Facilities
Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics
Realize the right way to put across your story on screen through the best-in-class facilities at ICAT.
Explore Your Drawing Skills
The exclusive live sketching rooms and highly skilled artists as faculties help students experiment their drawing skills that is important to seek a cutting edge as an animator.
Work on Your Physical Models
Comprehensive art studio to practice clay modeling and other techniques of modeling give the students a perfect hands-on the traditional techniques.
Try Out the First Stop-Motion & Digital Animation
Fully equipped labs with all necessary equipments, including rostrum, light boxes, industry-standard video cameras, lenses, video editing suites, animation software, digital design tools and more give the students an excellent environment to practice the techniques learned.
The Knowledge Repository
Right from history of art and design to techniques with latest technology, the students have access to all animation design information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.
Common to All Departments
In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on.
Get Placed as a...
With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up challenges of the industry.
As a PG Diploma Animation graduate, students can get opportunities in varied industries that need animated content, like animation studios, movies, television studios, game studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, automotive companies, product design firms, e-learning firms and many more. The students of PG Diploma in Animation can find a position as a:
- Storyboard and Concept Artist
- Character Designer
- Technical Director
- Script Writer
- Art Director
- Organic & Inorganic Modeler
- Setup Artist
- Layout and Background Artist
- Graphic Designer
- Creative Director
Each student can opt for their field of expertise with confidence, as the curriculum at ICAT guides them to build a solid portfolio in their area of interest/specialization.
Why Choose ICAT to Study the Animation Course?
Only at ICAT
- This practical program on Animation comes with 100% placement and world-class curriculum.
- The highly equipped labs, frequent sessions from industry professionals, and showcase events give the best learning experience.
- The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.
- Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an Animation professional.
The academic experience with a world-class infrastructure and excellent faculty at ICAT has endured me with a lifelong career excellence. Regular classes held at our college to help us with our creative and technical skills were of great help. The year spent at ICAT has been full of learning opportunities that were fun and frolic, and sometimes with academic grind that one has to go through. The international exposure makes you a better man to face the challenges of the corporate world. Studying at the ICAT brought an added value to my life. It gave me an opportunity to meet different kinds of people and learn a number of things. Faculties were from industries and they gave us right exposure to the industries. I got a chance to live in the global environment with students from different cultures and countries. I have now emerged as a new individual. Thanks to my College and Animation Staff.
|Aneesh. K.R||Calicut University|
|Arun Paul. X||MPC|
|James Thomas. V||GIGA|
|Janani Saranya. G||Social Cocktail|
|Manoj Raj. M||ICAT|
|Naveen Kumar. N||Sony Pictures|
|Persis Erach Jalgaonwala||Prime Focus|
|Rajasekaran. M.S||Chuchu TV|
|Sreenu Kakanadan Romi||Freelancer|
|Suryadevera Goutam||AppLabs - A CSC Company|
|Ajmal Khan. S||Technicolor|
|Arun Kumar. R||Technicolor|
|Denish Niranjan. N||Magic Flash Studio|
|Rahul Yadev||Prime Focus Technologies|
|Satheesh. P||MARK IV|
|Sathish. R||Deputy RAO|
|Senthil Kumar. B||Imageminds|
|Shaik Mohammed Shameer||Freelancer|
|Srinivasan. M||ICAT Bangalore|
|Sriram. N.S||Suprabha Protective Products Private Limited|
|Vaibhav Pulekar||Star India Pvt. Ltd.|
|Vengatraman. R||Image Venture|
|Vincent Vicky||Ideabox Academy|
|Elamaran. S||Bally Technologies|
|Febin Joshy||Helix Tech Solutionsv|
|Kasenthiran. S||Technology Frontiers (India) Pvt. Ltd.|
|Rex Bosco. A||Edufic Digital|
|Mathivendan. M||EFX Prasad Corporation Ltd.|
|Sathish Kumar. R||Wipro Technologies|
|Selvin Kumar. F||Stella Mary's College of Engineering|
|Pandhare Ambarish Subhash||Gamenix|
|Kushal Gupta||Visor Studio Pvt. Ltd.|
|Murugan. M||Xentrix Studio|
|Someswari Srihita Suresetty||Rockstar Games|
|Prabhu Alexander. D||NextWave Multimedia|
|Ranjusha. K.R||Xentrix Studio|
|Sathish. K||DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd.|
|Yvonne Wang Yan Lin||Amazon|
|Ashwin Ashok. K.A||Centaur Digital|
|Rajavignesh. C.R.S||Centaur Digital|
|Sangeetha. R||Kavithalaya Productions|
|Solanki Shreya Amarsee||Centaur Digital|
|Pulindala Raghuveer||YM Movies|
|Shepherd Romario. S||HMX Media|
|Sivabalan. R||YM Movies|
|Sridharan. S||VREON Tech|
|Suresh Kumar. R||VREON Tech|
|Zohair Hussain Khan. Z||BUMO 3D|
Learn from the Veterans’ Perspective
The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of PG Diploma in Animation includes:
|SHELLEY PAGE||Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks|
|SHESHA PRASAD||Vice President, Rhythm & Hues|
|PRAVEEN CHRISPUG||Consultant for Stop Motion Animation, BCU, UK|
|B. KRANTHI KUMAR||Head, 3D Stereoscopic Animation|
|SUDHIRTELI||Senior Animator, Blue Grass Studios|
|ARUN SRIPADAM||Award Winning Animator, C.MENT Animation Studio|
|C.G. SRIGUHA||Sr. Professional in Advertising, Film & Television Production|
|DEEPAK NAIR||Mayans Studio|
Get in Touch for All Your Needs
Each student is allocated a Personal Mentor to guide through the personal development process, and a Supervisor to support in project and dissertation.
A Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor providing advice to students on all any matters in need, personal or college related. The desk organizes club activities and acts as a point of contact for parents/Guardians.
Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses
The ICAT campuses are located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad). The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.
ICAT Design & Media College 153, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555
ICAT Design & Media College 424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607