Bachelor's Degree inAnimation ( Chennai )

Pursue your wild imaginations as you learn the traditional and digital techniques of animation design to create rewarding animation works.

Course Overview

Animate Your Mind’s Eye on Screen

The Bachelor's Degree in Animation at ICAT is a full-time program that provides a deep understanding of anatomy, expressions, emotions, film techniques, and animation methodologies to create finest animation works.

The program gives the students every practice necessary to build specialist skills on animation by deploying the latest in technology rather than completely relying on technology. The students are guided to streamline their ideas and improve their visual communication and storytelling skills. They are given intense hands-on practice on the nuances of creating animation works for different mediums, including films, television, advertisements, games, education, and more. They are also given an insight of the latest AR, VR, and MR technologies.

Why Animation?

Join the Large & Ever Growing Industry

Animation world in India is expanding big time and is assured to offer highly promising job opportunities to skilled ones

  • Expertise skills in using industry-standard software to model characters, props and environments.
  • Practice on every important traditional and digital animation technique that would help in producing competent animation.
  • Gain professional knowledge about the techniques of storytelling, cinematography, video editing and digital sculpture making.
Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Semester - I
  • Language Practical (Tamil / Hindi / French) - I
  • Language Practical - English-I –Prose and Communication Skills
  • Module introduces students to communicate through visual, teaches to draw ideas with knowledge on design.

  • Developing the students’ capability to visualize concepts, improve and explore visual communication.

Semester - II
  • Language Practical (Tamil / Hindi / French) - II
  • Language Practical - English-II – Prose, Extensive Reading and Communications Skills
  • Module helps to develop practical understanding of colour psychology, reinforce effective and creativity.

  • Students get introduced to the techniques to produce digital design content in raster and vector graphics.

  • Environmental Studies
Semester - III
  • ’Language Practical – English - III - Communicative Skills
  • Developing a firm understanding of methods and tools used in pre-production of design is the goal of this module.

  • This module emphasizes on the basics of keyframe animation. It discusses the principles and theory behind animating a scene.

  • This module helps students understand the aesthetics of cinema and the principles behind storytelling. It helps them discover the elements of a ‘good’ movie and recognize the function of films in our day-to-day life.

Semester - IV
  • Language Practical - English – IV – Employability Skills
  • The module gives an idea on how to use reference images to build characters from scratch and add features to them. It encourages students to build cartoonic, heroic, alien, human and animal characters, and then work on the Look Development, where they create realistic materials for digital assets.

  • Students here get an advanced understanding of concepts, methods and tools used in the production of computer generated objects. They develop an understanding of the principles and processes used to create successful output in the chosen area of specialization.

  • Value Education
Semester - V
  • This module is aimed to provide a brief knowledge on effective business communication and techniques, business strategies, innovations, project budgeting, timely implementation of beneficial project plans and policies improving business partnerships.

  • This module helps the students’ ability to develop their design and presentation skills by producing a range of specialist work. It develops students’ ability to critique their own work and that of their peers in a professional manner.

  • Students in this module will develop a detailed artwork for their project before starting the production process. This will ensure that they lay a sound foundation for their project.

    • Advanced Illustration & Figure Modeling
    • Digital Sculpting
    • Live with CG
Semester - VI
  • In this module, students will work on a live project in a Design Studio environment / a similar organization, where they seek hands-on experience in research and product development. This will help them greatly to take up industry challenges with confidence.

  • In this module, the students are expected to take up an independent study and work on the production of an Animated Short Film. The module extends students’ knowledge on media, methods and process development with respect to the specialist practice.

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as an Animation Professional

  • Acting Skills
  • Visualization
  • Clay Modeling
  • Stop Motion
  • Digital Art
  • Storyboarding
  • Digital Modeling
  • Digital Texturing/Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Rendering
  • Autodesk Maya
Teaching Methodology

Learning Beyond the Walls

Build the Practice of Creative Thinking with Peers

Sharing ideas with like-minded people set the spark in you to a fire. The students of Animation get to involve in group discussions with peers, in a guided environment with the faculties. This helps students learn to streamline their ideas.

Learn as You Do

Practice-based tasks are a part of every module that gives hands-on understanding of the techniques, mediums, methodologies, and technologies pertaining to creating animation works.

Inspire from What’s Around

What our ancestors have created for us and what the nature amazes us with are the best to seek inspiration for a creator. The young creators are taken to distinguished spots to get their creator out.

Learn from Professionals and their Works

Professionals holding a reputed position in the industry visit our students regularly to share their knowledge on techniques, technology, and the industry through seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions. Students are also taken to professional conferences, art galleries, and similar events for them to understand the wide possibilities, and the current and futuristic technologies.

Compete Your Skills

Students are encouraged to participate in every renowned competition, national and international, to help them understand their proficiency level, identify their area of expertise/improvement, and build contacts with like minds and professionals.

Practice Real Time

The curriculum at ICAT insists students to take up an internship in any related organization to get a clear and early insight of the industry, and build confidence to take up a job.

Student Awards

Rise and Shine

ICAT Student Won First Prize

GAFX CONFERENCE

ICAT Alumni Wins a Million

Pocket Gamer Connects

ICAT Student Won 2nd prize - ‘Black Hole’

Gamehack

ICAT Students Won Runner-up Award

La Fete Cultural Fest

ICAT Student Won Runner-up

IPGAF Competition

Learning Facilities

Practical Learning

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

Realize the best way to put across your story on screen through the best-in-class facilities at ICAT.

Explore Your Drawing Skills

The exclusive live sketching rooms and highly skilled artists as faculties help students experiment their drawing skills that is important to seek a cutting edge as an animator.

Work on Your Physical Models

Comprehensive art studio to practice clay modeling and other techniques of modeling give the students a perfect hands-on the traditional techniques.

Try Out the First Stop-Motion & Digital Animation

Fully equipped labs with all necessary equipments, including rostrum, light boxes, industry-standard video cameras, lenses, video editing suites, animation software, digital design tools and more give the students an excellent environment to practice the techniques learned.

The Knowledge Repository

The exclusive live sketching rooms and highly skilled artists as faculties help students experiment their drawing skills that is important to seek a cutting edge as an animator.

Common to All Departments

In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on.

Student Testimonial

Our Students Say

ICAT helped me lay a strong foundation in Art. After working for a couple of great companies, I have co-founded a Design agency now.

Jithin Das P,UG Animation

It was an amazing experience at ICAT. I improved my skills a lot with the help of friendly staff. It was really a joyful environment.

Ranjith Battu,UG Animation

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all faculty of ICAT who led me through and guided me to gain knowledge. At the time of projects, they supported us.

Roshni Mohan,UG Animation

ICAT helped me lay a strong foundation in Art. After working for a couple of great companies, I have co-founded a Design agency now.

Jithin Das P,UG Animation

It was an amazing experience at ICAT. I improved my skills a lot with the help of friendly staff. It was really a joyful environment.

Ranjith Battu,UG Animation

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all faculty of ICAT who led me through and guided me to gain knowledge. At the time of projects, they supported us.

Roshni Mohan,UG Animation
Alumni Success

Shining Stars

  • Rajakanna
  • Somasundaram
  • Santosh Arya
  • Shukla Jayant Triveni
  • Devrishi
Student's Works

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

Get Placed as a...

With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up challenges of the industry.

As a Bachelor's Degree Animation graduate, students can get opportunities in varied industries that need animated content, like animation studios, movies, television studios, game studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, automotive companies, product design firms, e-learning firms and many more. The students can find a position as a:

Technical Specialists:
  • Modeling & Texturing Artist
  • Lighting & Rendering Artist
  • Rigging Artist
  • FX Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Character Modeler
  • Asset Modeler
  • Animator
  • Editor
Specialists:
  • Pre-Viz Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Visual Designer
  • Film Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Visualizer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
Why Choose ICAT

Only at ICAT

The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.

Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an animation professional.

  • 100% placement
  • world-class curriculum
  • Degree certified by eminent university
  • Highly equipped labs
  • frequent sessions from industry professionals
  • showcase events give the best learning experience
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Application Process

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Step 1 : Fill the application form

Apply by Filling Application form.

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Step 2 : Interview Process

Go through a direct communication with the Admission Team

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Step 3 : Join ICAT

An offer letter will be send. Secure your seat by paying the admission fee.

International Professionals

Learn from the Professionals’ Perspective

Name Designation
CHRISTIAN RIVERS Oscar & BAFTA Winning Animator, (Kingkong, LOTR)
ED HOOKS Member of Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, Author of Acting for Animators, US
SHELLEY PAGE Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks
ARJUN GUPTE Animator, NID
MAYUR DILIP KADU 2D Animator, NID
SEHAB RAM TUDU 2D Animator, NID
SHESHA PRASAD Vice President, Rhythm & Hues
PRAVEEN CHRISPUG Consultant for Stop Motion Animation, BCU, UK
B. KRANTHI KUMAR Head, 3D Stereoscopic Animation
SUDHIRTELI Senior Animator, Blue Grass Studios
ARUN SRIPADAM Award winning Animator, C.MENT Animation Studio
C.G. SRIGUHA Sr. Professional in the field of Advertising, Film & Television Production
DEEPAK NAIR Mayans Studio
Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

  • Chennai

    53, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

    044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555

  • Bangalore

    424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

    080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607

  • Hyderabad

    H.NO.3-1-30, S.Y.No:34/2 and 35, Bahadurguda, Saroornagar, L.B.Nagar, R.R.District, Hyderabad - 500 074

    040 - 2447 7755, +91 - 88862 33334

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