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 Character Design & Development
Anatomy Drawing Acting & Voice Characterization
Body Language & Expressions Concept Art & Inspirational Sketches
Lights, Colour & Perspectives Visual Scripting with Film Language
Creating Digital Art Storyboarding for Animatics
Animation Concepts Editing for Animatics
Concept Design, Development & Storytelling Techniques Project
Scriptwriting for Animation
Software taught
Adobe Photoshop Extended
Adobe Audition
Adobe Premiere Pro
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
Key Framing, In-betweening & Cleanups
Digital Ink & Paint
Animation Scene Planning
2D Animation Post-Production
2D Animation Post-Production
Showreel Development
Software taught
Adobe Flash Professional/Toonboom
You will get a Certificate in AFD - Pre-Production Specialist on completion of the first semester of the course.

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.