Pursue your wild imaginations as you learn the traditional and digital techniques of animation design to create rewarding animation works.
- Course Duration
3 years (Full Time)
Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
Animate Your Mind’s Eye on Screen
The UG Degree in Animation at ICAT is a full-time program that provides a deep understanding of anatomy, expressions, emotions, film techniques, and animation methodologies to create finest animation works.
The program gives the students every practice necessary to build specialist skills on animation by deploying the latest in technology rather than completely relying on technology. The students are guided to streamline their ideas and improve their visual communication and storytelling skills. They are given intense hands-on practice on the nuances of creating animation works for different mediums, including films, television, advertisements, games, education, and more. They are also given an insight of the latest AR, VR, and MR technologies.
Why Animation Design?
Join the Large and Ever Growing Industry
With 14 kids’ channels and big broadcasting partners in India, there is a drastic need for localized original animation content. Also, as a potential market for animated movies and as a hub of low cost and skilled manpower, India has become the prime hub for outsourcing animation work. This has made many Indian studios, like Tata Elxsi, Reliance Media Works, Prime Focus, and Pixion to partner or enter in co production with American and European studios to produce animation content.
In addition, concepts like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality has opened the markets for Animation industry to produce quality content for Edutainment. All these imply that the Animation world in India is expanding big time and is assured to offer highly promising job opportunities to skilled ones.
The Learning Curve
Enabling students to give shape to their wildest imaginations is the best challenge we take up in this course through varied learning methodologies. From regular classroom sessions and group learning to studio practices, research oriented learning, sessions from professionals, outdoor learning, internships, and real-time project works, students are taken through every effective way of learning in the three years of study.
Year I - Amass the Conceptualization & Communication Skills
Digital designing and visual communication come as the basics to start with, through which the students get to design static objects, characters, and interactive frameworks with sheer perspective of emotions, actions, texts, influential images, and even comical art. The students explore various art materials and techniques used through different periods and movements of art. They get a clear understanding of 3d spacing, textures, colours, perspective, and more that helps in conceptualizing by making miniatures. The students also get the opportunity to extend their conceptual, practical, and technical skills by experimenting different art forms and technical areas of delivering the required output.
Year II – Practice to Depict Ideas on Screen
Extending the knowledge received, this year encourages students to execute their design skills, communication style, and knowledge on techniques with respect to par real time design requirements. The students get an advanced outlook of designing for varied mediums with best understanding of client – target – product relationship. They get their hands on layout designing, asset creation, modelling, texturing, lighting, animating, rigging, and so on that provides enough practice in their specialized area of study. The students are expected to produce their independent animation works through critical self analysis and by exhibiting in-depth research outputs.
Year III – Bring to Life Your Animation Professional
Getting ready to enter the challenging world, the students work collaboratively in a Design Development team applying and further developing their problem-solving, design, development, and evaluation skills in creating content that address a real world problem. Students develop their excellence in performing every key step, right from ideation, conceptualization, and storyboarding to production of individual programs of work using a range of media and techniques. The students are also guided through portfolio creation, maintenance, and presentation techniques.
Skills to Build
Skills that Make You a Animation Professional
- Acting Skills
- Clay Modeling
- Stop Motion
- Digital Art
- Digital Modeling
- Digital Texturing/Lighting
- Autodesk Maya
Learning beyond the Walls
Making students grow as a challenging animation professional with eminent skills and focus on future demands happens at ICAT 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.
Learn through Your Own Research
Knowledge built through self exploration will be the one retained for ever; and at ICAT, students get to build such knowledge through their research projects that they got to work on for every mod
Build the Practice of Creative Thinking with Peers
Sharing ideas with like-minded people set the spark in you to a fire. The students of Animation get to involve in group discussions with peers, in a guided environment with the faculties. This helps students learn to streamline their ideas.
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.
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.
Watch the Techniques Live
Animation students are made to visit realted studios, design firms, and realted industries to watch the techniques and methodologies live. This gives a clear understanding of how the industry works.
Learn from Professionals and their Works
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.
Practice 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 job.
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 ofIndia
Practical Learning Facilities
Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics
Realize the best 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 UG 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 can find a position as a:
- Modeling & Texturing Artist
- Lighting & Rendering Artist
- Rigging Artist
- FX Artist
- Storyboard Artist
- Character Modeler
- Asset Modeler
- Pre-Viz Artist
- Concept Artist
- Creative Director
- Art Director
- Visual Designer
- Film Director
- Graphic Designer
- Motion Graphic Designer
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, world-class curriculum and a degree certified by an eminent university.
- 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.
ICAT is the place where I learnt a lot, not only about animation but also on how to work with a team, patience, and how to handle technical problems. ICAT provided me this successful career. Thanks to ICAT!
|Akhil K||Attinad Software Pvt. Ltd|
|Amal Prakash T P||Prana Animation Studios|
|Janhavi Ramaswamy||Zoic Studio|
|Nivin Vijayan||Home Centre|
|Ravi Krishna Kasumarthy||Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver|
|Sathish Kumar B||Technicolor India Pvt Ltd|
|Tenil Kumar R||Freelance Photographer|
|Vinodh Kumar M S||Nextwave Multimedia|
|Vishnu Prasad B||DigiBrain|
|Abhiraj K K||Base FX|
|Akshaya S||Technicolor Bangalore|
|Anantha Vishnu Vijayan||The Weinstein Company|
|Anoop Vijayan||Clue CG Studio|
|Bala Chandanu R||Amazon|
|Elango T||williams Lea tag|
|Hemanth Surana N||Péro by Aneeth Arora|
|Rahul Raj R||Inspiratus Development|
|Ranjilnath K||Technicolor India|
|Sudhir Verma||The mill|
|Abhijit Karmakar||Technicolor India|
|Ajith Kumar M||Takeleep|
|Anand Ram M||BOT VFX|
|Anish Sreedhar||Mindstein Studios|
|Arun Ramachandran A||Eddyingbay|
|Charls Thomas Arc||Productionse|
|Dino Davidson D||Zero Creative|
|Guna S||Centennial Colleg|
|Jayesh S J||RR Donnelley & Sons|
|Jeba Samuel L||Vinformax|
|Manoj Kumar L V||Sursen Films|
|Mohamed Abdulla S||Take Leap|
|Mohankumar R||Ad2Pro Media Solutions Pvt Ltd|
|Monisha Menon||Rocksalt Interactive Games Pvt Ltd.|
|Reshma D||Amazon Development Centre|
|Sarathkumar K||Hammerplay Studios|
|Shafeek Zubair M||Cympl Studio|
|Sriram Prasanna Kumar||Manoj Kamal|
|Vivek C||TVC FACTORY|
|Vivek V Nair||Freelance|
|Adityan Krishna||Rajendran Amazon|
|Bachu Mahesh||Scalene Entertainment Studio Private Limited|
|Christie Thomas||Wipro Limited|
|Deepak Nair||Dhruva Interactive|
|Manimaran R||Mayapuri Graphic Workstation|
|Mitesh Kumar||Tater Future Works Media|
|Mithun C H||India Today Group|
|Pushpak Dey||Technicolor (INDIA) - Moving Picture Company (INDIA)|
|Sandeep Singh Siddhu||India Today Group|
|Sriprashanth S||Hammerplay Studios|
|Alfred Sam Mathews||Amazon|
|Arunkumar P||Guna Studios|
|Deepan R||Lapiz Digital Service|
|Dhrubajyoti Kalita||JDA Software Hyderabad|
|Gairik Saha||Next Education India Pvt Ltd|
|Goutham G||Popular Vehicles Services|
|Gowthaman K||Wicky Studios|
|Arjun M M||Meraki VFX|
|Deepraj Basu||izmo Ltd|
|Don Elton Solomon J||Digitally Inspired Media|
|Vishnu Kuttikkatt||Meraki vfx|
|ANANDHA KUMAR V||Ingage Technologies Pvt Ltd|
|BIJAYTA MEHRA||Rooster Design Studio|
|IRFAN KHAN H||Image Creative Education|
|MOYILLA PRAMOD KUMAR||DNEG VFX|
|PITHANI ARAVIND||DNEG VFX|
|PREM BARDEN BHAGAT||Symbiosis Technology, Chennai|
|SAI KEERTHI AKAASH V||Weloadin LLP|
|YUVANESH G||Weloadin LLP|
Learn from the Professionals’ 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 UG Animation includes:
|CHRISTIAN RIVERS||Oscar & BAFTA Winning Animator, (Kingkong, LOTR)|
|ED HOOKS||Member of Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, Author of Acting for Animators, US|
|SHELLEY PAGE||Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks|
|ARJUN GUPTE||Animator, NID|
|MAYUR DILIP KADU||2D Animator, NID|
|SEHAB RAM TUDU||2D Animator, NID|
|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 the field of 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