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Here’s why you should opt for Apeejay Stya University’s Animation and Multimedia programme

Studying this course can open up multiple career opportunities where aspirants can hone their creativity and make it big professionally



The animation and multimedia industry in India has witnessed a boom in recent years in the wake of the emergence of innovative content. In India, the animation and visual effects industry is said to have the potential to grab 20-25 per cent of the global market share by 2025, as per a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Meanwhile, it is expected to generate over 1,20,000 jobs in the coming years.

Students with a creative bent of mind can definitely explore this industry. To make a career in the field, the first step is to get the right mentors to educate you about the various facets of animation and multimedia. Among the reputed institutes is the School of Design and Visual Arts at Apeejay Stya University (ASU), in Gurugram.

As per news reports, there were about 1.85 lakh professionals in the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) sector in 2022. Approximately, another 20 lakh people will be employed by 2030 to sustain growth. Class XII students from any stream can opt for the course.

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Avni Joshi, assistant professor, School of Design and Visual Arts, ASU, tells us more about the undergraduate programme in Animation and Multimedia offered by her institute.

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What are the career opportunities in animation and multimedia design?

There are several opportunities available in the animation and multimedia design fields some of which are:

1. 3D Animator

2. Concept artist

3. Game artist

4. Graphic Designer

5. VFX artist

6. Web Designer

What is unique about the Bachelor of Design in Animation and Multimedia offered at ASU?

The course introduces students to all aspects of animation, both 2D and 3D, from script to screen with a special focus on concept development, character designing, character animation, and lighting & texturing. Bachelor of Design in Animation and Multimedia offered at ASU provides exposure to each student in the form of industry visits and motivation for self-study and research. This helps students study from scratch and gain in-depth knowledge.

Does the curriculum promote hands-on learning as well as industry exposure?

To enable this, students are made to research topics in the curriculum with proper guidance from the faculty. Later, students go out to research and explore the market for the latest trends, and then they prepare a document in the form of a process book or dissertation.

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Will students get placement opportunities? What kind of salary package can they expect?

Students get placement support from the faculty of the respective department. Salary expectations can vary based on a student’s portfolio and mainly how they perform in the interview process. On an average, they will get Rs 20-25k per month.

What other specialisation courses can one pursue after the bachelor’s degree?

Specialisation courses one can pursue are as follows:

1. Master’s Degree in Animation and multimedia

2. Specialisation in 3D Rigging & Animation. 3D Modeling, 3D Lighting, Advance compositing, Advanced Game engine, Advance Game design, and many more

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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