Advanced Diploma in Animation Film Making

Vriksha Academy of Media Arts
In Bangalore

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Important information

  • Diploma
  • Bangalore
  • Duration:
    18 Months

At the end of the course the students come out with: A professional demo reel and portfolio. Proven proficiency in the process of animation film making. An understanding of the business of animation.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Vriksha Academy of Media Arts, The Animation Training Studio, No: 599, Aishwarya Arcade, 2nd Floor,12th Cross, 8th Main, J.P.Nagar 2nd Phase, 560078, Karnataka, India
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· Requirements

-The candidate must possess an inclination towards art, an aptitude for technology and a strong willingness to learn and improve. -Though not compulsory, an intermediate or an equivalent is preferred. -Intermediate communication skills in English. -Minimum 17 years of age.

Course programme

Advanced Diploma in Animation Film Making

Advanced diploma in animation film making is the complete animation film making course. It begins with an art foundation where the emphasis is on developing the visual and artistic skills of the candidate first, and then proceeds to the aesthetics and science of animation. One will be trained in the mechanics of motion, its applications in bio-mechanics, where the principles of motion is practically applied in to custom made characters. The course advances through character animation with a emphasis on character acting.

Film language, filmmaking fundamentals, visual development, storyboarding, design for animation, and the production procedures of animation from script to film is covered in advanced stages. The afterward and most important part of the course is devoted to digital animation where you will learn to create and animate characters in virtual setting. The course concludes with the production of a port folio short film designed, animated and composited by the student.

Semester - I

The first three months is basic art foundation. The students will be exposed to the basics of drawing and more importantly good visuals. Starting with contour drawings and understanding values, the course will grade up to still life studies and anatomical studies culminating in adapting this understanding into cartoon characters.

-Art foundation
-Drawing for Animation

Semester - II

The next 3 months will be devoted to understanding the principles of animation and applying them to objects and characters. Starting with simple object animation, the course will grade up through bio mechanical actions to basic character acting

-Animation basics-mechanics
-Animation basics-bio mechanics
-Production process
-Character Animation basics

Semester - III

The next 6 months will take the students through an understanding of pre production, post production and character acting. The students will also be introduced to 3D animation using Maya as the medium.

-Script & screen play
-Design for animation
-Story boarding & slugging
-Scene design & layout
-Posing & character layout
-Animating special effects
-Digital basics & environment
-Digital character modeling & rigging
-Digital set design
-Digital animation-basics
-Digital texturing & lighting
-Digital rendering


During these three months the students will explore the advanced techniques of digital character animation. The emphasis is on the single and multiple character action and interaction in a story context.

-Digital character animation-advanced
-Dialogue based acting
-Multiple character animation

Semester - V

The students will be required to finally create a short film in 3D (Maya) performing the complete production process under the guidance of the studio staff.

-Digital compositing
-Short film production

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