Do you want to be a filmmaker?

Join Arena's Animation Film Design (AFD) course and make a successful career in animation filmmaking. The course prepares you for high-paying career options in making films, creating shows for TV, computer games, mobile games, websites, media, and other exciting industries.

By 2019, the Animation & VFX industry in India will be worth Rs. 9550 crores*. There is huge demand for animation in almost every media-related industry, and every company wants to hire trained professionals. With Arena, you can develop your creative & technical skills in animation filmmaking, walk away with a professional work portfolio, and be a part of this dynamic industry.

The AFD program covers techniques of pre-production, anatomy design, animatics, visualization, character design & development, animation scene planning and 2D animation.



Course Highlights

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  • Latest, updated curriculum
  • Hands-on practical training, using latest tools & software
  • Projects at regular intervals
  • Specialization & a professional work portfolio in your area of interest
  • Job-oriented curriculum

Career Support

  • 100% job placement assistance#
  • Job fairs
  • Industry interaction
  • Studio tours
  • Career seminars
  • Creative workshops

Career options

On completing the AFD course, you can work in:

  • Animation film production studios
  • Television channels
  • Television production houses
  • Ad production houses
  • Gaming companies

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Overview-Pre-Production This semester focuses on basic drawing skills for animation through study of design, anatomy, light & shade. You will prepare an e-project which will include pre-production of an original film concept.
Basic Shapes & Sketching Techniques
Anatomy Drawing
Body Language & Expressions
Lights, Colour & Perspectives
Creating Digital Art
Adobe Photoshop Extended
Animation Concepts
Concept Design, Development & Storytelling Techniques
Scriptwriting for Animation
Character Design & Development
Concepts - Adobe Photoshop Extended
Acting & Voice Characterization
Concepts - Adobe Audition
Concept Art & Inspirational Sketches
Visual Scripting with Film Language
Storyboarding for Animatics
Editing for Animatics
Adobe Premier Pro
Showreel Development
You will get a Certificate in AFD - Pre-Production Specialist on completion of the first semester of the course.
Overview-2D Production This semester concentrates on basic animation principles & timing for animation. It allows you to apply your knowledge of drawing & concentrate on 2D classical animation production - from drawing key frames to 2D digital post production - by adding dialogues, sound effects & background music, and final editing.
Principles of Animation
Timing for Animation
Keyframing, Inbetweening & Clean-ups
Digital Ink & Paint
Animation Scene Planning
2D Animation Post-Production
Showreel Development
You will get a Certificate in AFD - Pre-Production Specialist on completion of the first semester of the course.
Clay Modelling
Modeling with Maya
Texturing with Maya
Rigging with MAYA
Character Animation with Maya
Lighting and Rendering with Maya
Dynamics & Simulations
Pixar Renderman
Digital Fx
Digital Video Editing, Color Grading & Finishing
Showreel Development

Eligibility: 10+2 (Arts/ Science/ Commerce)/ College students

Duration of this course is 10 months. Classes are held 4 hours a day for 5 days a week. You can also complete this course quickly by attending extra hours of classes. To know more about the course duration and flexible options, visit your nearest Arena Animation centre.