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Pioneering Full Time Education in India
In the year 2003, the growing business opportunities in India in Animation, Visual FX and Gaming had created a need for high quality professionals having skills to handle International projects with ease. Organizations like NASSCOM were advocating the need for Full Time Specialized training to fulfill this requirement.
Image Infotainment Ltd. pioneered the thought by establishing ICAT – Image College of Arts, Animation & Technology in 2004, providing holistic, advanced specialized education in various Digital Media disciplines. It began by offering full time Post Graduate Diplomas in 3D Animation, Visual FX and Game Development. The shortage of specialized Game Designers paved the way for the launch of Game Design curriculum in 2006.
Pioneering UG Degree Programs
A survey among high school students by Image Infotainment Ltd during 2005-2006 revealed the students' awareness of Digital Media as an exciting career option, their eagerness to pursue a career in Digital Media and the desire for a Full time College Level Degree Program. To address this need, ICAT launched 3 year Full time B.A. in Digital Media Degree programs in 2006 in 3D Animation, Visual FX, Game Design and Game Development.
ICAT is the First Digital Media College in India which has obtained ISO 9001:2000 Certification. At ICAT, the prime objective is to provide excellent and comprehensive education in “Digital Media”. The Board of Academic Advisors consists of internationally renowned professionals from the field of Visual Effects, Animation, Game production and Academics. They continuously monitor and review the quality of the courses, right from the syllabus to how they are accomplished. The College also follows an annual process of Course Monitoring for all courses. This examines how well the course has been delivered in the previous year/semesters and how it can be improved.
The College aspires to provide high standard of education. It offers Under Graduate programs in association with Annamalai University as well as an internationally recognized degree, validated by the University of Wales, UK. The international validation enables overseas institutions such as ICAT to offer the University of Wales degree at an equivalent standard to the degree offered in Wales itself.
Annamalai University programs are recognized by the Government of India and come under the purview of UGC and DEC. The University of Wales programs do not come under the purview of UGC / AICTE.
|Rhythm & Hues||We have added several students from ICAT Chennai over the last years & will look forward to more bright individuals from them on a regular basis. We feel that the intense training ICAT students go through, allows them to compete with the best.|
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