Post Graduate Professional Program inAnimation ( Chennai )

Feed your passion for animation with creative thinking, artistic talents, techniques, and technology to develop world-class animations.

Course Overview

Join the Specialist Program in Animation

The PG Professional Program in Animation at ICAT is a 1-year, full-time program that is a gateway to highly appreciable careers in movies, television, advertisements, game industry, and much more.

The program provides intense practice in every required technique right from the basics, including idea generation, storytelling, visual communication, asset creation, cinematography, and in creating animation works for different mediums. Overall, the students are imparted with specialist skills that make them ready to take up varied challenging roles of their passion.

Why Animation Design?

Join the Large and Ever Growing Industry

The Animation industry is no longer on the sidelines of Indian entertainment. It is today a full-fledged industry contributing to the economy with numerous projects — both in-house original content and pouring outsourced works. The Government of many states in India has turned towards bringing up this industry through numerous initiatives, including setting up separate associations to work on the industry’s progress and allowances for related organizations. Also, today we have numerous Indian studios partnering with leading production units across the globe.

With all this in place and with a huge demand for animation content in movies, television shows, advertisements, education, skill training, architecture, and lot more, the animation industry undoubtedly needs thousands of skilled professionals.

Get on to grab the promising opportunities!

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Program Details
  • Foundation Studies
  • Idea Generation and Development
  • SP-I: Art for Animation
  • SP-II: CGI Foundation for Animation
  • SP-III: POST Production for Animation
  • Major Project

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as an Animation Professional

  • Digital Art/Illustration
  • Anatomy
  • Acting Skills
  • Clay Modeling
  • Stop Motion
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Storyboarding
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Cinematography
  • Match-Moving
  • Animation Production
Teaching Methodology

Learning beyond the Walls

Research as a Mode of Knowledge Building

The practice of research and analysis is instilled in the students in every module of study. This way of learning through exploration assures long-term retention of knowledge in students..

Knowledge Sharing with Peers

Group discussions trigger one’s ideas in the best way and it is also the way of knowledge sharing among students. The Animation students get to share their ideas and critiques with the peers on a regular basis.

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.

Understand the Industry in 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 career.

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.

Seek the Expertise from Professionals

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.

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 right 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

Right from history of art and design to techniques with latest technology, the students have access to all animation design information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.

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

After joining ICAT I learnt so many skills and techniques in VFX.The guest lectures which ICAT provides are wonderful, they are the best in the industry. I have always dreamed about a job in an MNC company and that dream came true.

G.Ramesh,PG Animation

ICAT has provided us with excellent lecturers who not only teach, but make us work. I would really thank ICAT management and staff for providing resources and making my dreams come true.

Sameena Khanam,PG Animation

ICAT provided me with all the facilities to do my work. The faculties are very good and I can easily understand what they teach. The way of teaching is very good. I got everything from ICAT that helps me to prove myself in this field. As a student, I was really happy with ICAT college.

Rohit Singh Rawat,PG Animation

After joining ICAT I learnt so many skills and techniques in VFX.The guest lectures which ICAT provides are wonderful, they are the best in the industry. I have always dreamed about a job in an MNC company and that dream came true.

G.Ramesh,PG Animation

ICAT has provided us with excellent lecturers who not only teach, but make us work. I would really thank ICAT management and staff for providing resources and making my dreams come true.

Sameena Khanam,PG Animation

ICAT provided me with all the facilities to do my work. The faculties are very good and I can easily understand what they teach. The way of teaching is very good. I got everything from ICAT that helps me to prove myself in this field. As a student, I was really happy with ICAT college.

Rohit Singh Rawat,PG 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 PG Professional Program 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 of PG Professional Program in Animation can find a position as a:

  • Storyboard and Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Director
  • Script Writer
  • Art Director
  • Animator
  • Organic & Inorganic Modeler
  • Instructor
  • Setup Artist
  • Layout and Background Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
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
Top Placements

Meet Our Shining Stars

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UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
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UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
M.R.S Ram Shankar
3D ArtistCTC: 7Lp.a.
Aishwarya M
Sys. EngCTC: 6.3Lp.a.
Manuel Jerish E
Unity Game dev.CTC: 6.3Lp.a.
Ashmin Anushiya J
Fashion Cont.CTC: 4Lp.a.
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Application Process

Become an ICATian

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Step 1 : Fill the 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 Veterans’ Perspective

Name Designation
SHELLEY PAGE Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks
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 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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