under Graduate

Animation

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 UG 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 Design?

Join the Large and Ever Growing Industry

With 14 kids’ channels and big broadcasting partners in India, there is a drastic need for localized original animation content. Also, as a potential market for animated movies and as a hub of low cost and skilled manpower, India has become the prime hub for outsourcing animation work. This has made many Indian studios, like Tata Elxsi, Reliance Media Works, Prime Focus, and Pixion to partner or enter in co production with American and European studios to produce animation content.

In addition, concepts like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality has opened the markets for Animation industry to produce quality content for Edutainment. All these imply that the Animation world in India is expanding big time and is assured to offer highly promising job opportunities to skilled ones.

Eligibility

Wondering if You Can Be a Part of UG Animation?

Once you complete your higher secondary education or an equivalent education, you become eligible to take up this UG Animation Program.

In addition, if you are the one who enjoys comics, relishes best storytelling, applauses highly imaginative works, and are ready to explore your skills for a challenging career, then this UG Animation Program is your best choice.

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Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Enabling students to give shape to their wildest imaginations is the best challenge we take up in this course through varied learning methodologies. From regular classroom sessions and group learning to studio practices, research oriented learning, sessions from professionals, outdoor learning, internships, and real-time project works, students are taken through every effective way of learning in the three years of study.

Year I - Amass the Conceptualization & Communication Skills

Digital designing and visual communication come as the basics to start with, through which the students get to design static objects, characters, and interactive frameworks with sheer perspective of emotions, actions, texts, influential images, and even comical art. The students explore various art materials and techniques used through different periods and movements of art. They get a clear understanding of 3d spacing, textures, colours, perspective, and more that helps in conceptualizing by making miniatures. The students also get the opportunity to extend their conceptual, practical, and technical skills by experimenting different art forms and technical areas of delivering the required output.

Year II – Practice to Depict Ideas on Screen

Extending the knowledge received, this year encourages students to execute their design skills, communication style, and knowledge on techniques with respect to par real time design requirements. The students get an advanced outlook of designing for varied mediums with best understanding of client – target – product relationship. They get their hands on layout designing, asset creation, modelling, texturing, lighting, animating, rigging, and so on that provides enough practice in their specialized area of study. The students are expected to produce their independent animation works through critical self analysis and by exhibiting in-depth research outputs.

Year III – Bring to Life Your Animation Professional

Getting ready to enter the challenging world, the students work collaboratively in a Design Development team applying and further developing their problem-solving, design, development, and evaluation skills in creating content that address a real world problem. Students develop their excellence in performing every key step, right from ideation, conceptualization, and storyboarding to production of individual programs of work using a range of media and techniques. The students are also guided through portfolio creation, maintenance, and presentation techniques.

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

Making students grow as a challenging animation professional with eminent skills and focus on future demands happens at ICAT through varied effective teaching methodologies. The students are taken through classroom sessions; seminars, workshops, and other sessions from eminent industry professionals; outdoor learning sessions; showcasing events and more.

Learn through Your Own Research

Knowledge built through self exploration will be the one retained for ever; and at ICAT, students get to build such knowledge through their research projects that they got to work on for every module.

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.

Watch the Techniques Live

Animation students are made to visit realted studios, design firms, and realted industries to watch the techniques and methodologies live. This gives a clear understanding of how the industry works.

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.

Assessment Technique

Be Assessed on Your Skills

At ICAT, the learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Student Awards

At ICAT, we encourage students to participate in various national and international competitions, which help them to rise and shine as they pursue their creative skills and build their team spirit. Some of distinguished awards the Animation students have received for their well creative and outstanding works include:

  • Second Prize in the international competition conducted by DM Cumbo
  • Two works were selected by UNIBIC Cookies for their Social Media Animation Campaign
  • 12 ICATians secured various positions under ‘Top 100 Global Animators’ conducted by 'The 11 Seconds Club'
  • First Prize in two categories in the ‘Autodesk Design for Social Impact’ competition
  • Runner-up in ‘Intellectual Property Game and Film Competition’ conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India

Practical Learning Facilities

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

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.

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 UG 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

Each student can opt for their field of expertise with confidence, as the curriculum at ICAT guides them to build a solid portfolio in their area of interest/specialization.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the Animation Course?

Only at ICAT

  • This practical program on Animation comes with 100% placement, world-class curriculum and a degree certified by an eminent university.
  • The highly equipped labs, frequent sessions from industry professionals, and showcase events give the best learning experience.
  • 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.

ICAT is the place where I learnt a lot, not only about animation but also on how to work with a team, patience, and how to handle technical problems. ICAT provided me this successful career. Thanks to ICAT!

Vishnu kuttikkatt Alumnus

Alumni Success

NAME COMPANY
Akhil K Attinad Software Pvt. Ltd
Amal Prakash T P Prana Animation Studios
Janhavi Ramaswamy Zoic Studio
Lekshminarayanan R AnswerPrint
Nivin Vijayan Home Centre
Ravi Krishna Kasumarthy Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Sathish Kumar B Technicolor India Pvt Ltd
Soumya Nampoothiri AnytimeLoan
Tenil Kumar R Freelance Photographer
Vinodh Kumar M S Nextwave Multimedia
Vishnu Prasad B DigiBrain
Abhiraj K K Base FX
Akshaya S Technicolor Bangalore
Anantha Vishnu Vijayan The Weinstein Company
Anoop Vijayan Clue CG Studio
Bala Chandanu R Amazon
Elango T williams Lea tag
Hemanth Surana N DNEG
Ishita Bhatia Péro by Aneeth Arora
Nirmal Thomas Eddyingbay
Rahul Raj R Inspiratus Development
Ranjilnath K Technicolor India
Renganath K DNEG
Sudhir Verma The mill
Vaisakh K MPC
Abhijit Karmakar Technicolor India
Ajith Kumar M Takeleep
Amrita Dutt Ogilvy
Anand Ram M BOT VFX
Anish Sreedhar Mindstein Studios
Arun Ramachandran A Eddyingbay
Charls Thomas Arc Productionse
Dino Davidson D Zero Creative
Guna S Centennial Colleg
Jayesh S J RR Donnelley & Sons
Jeba Samuel L Vinformax
Manoj Kumar L V Sursen Films
Manojkumar K Freelancer
Mohamed Abdulla S Take Leap
Mohankumar R Ad2Pro Media Solutions Pvt Ltd
Monisha Menon Rocksalt Interactive Games Pvt Ltd.
Raja R Actor
Reshma D Amazon Development Centre
Sarathkumar K Hammerplay Studios
Shafeek Zubair M Cympl Studio
Sriram Prasanna Kumar Manoj Kamal
Vivek C TVC FACTORY
Vivek V Nair Freelance
Adityan Krishna Rajendran Amazon
Bachu Mahesh Scalene Entertainment Studio Private Limited
Christie Thomas Wipro Limited
Deepak Nair Dhruva Interactive
Kannan M 2adpro
Manimaran R Mayapuri Graphic Workstation
Mitesh Kumar Tater Future Works Media
Mithun C H India Today Group
Pushpak Dey Technicolor (INDIA) - Moving Picture Company (INDIA)
Sandeep Singh Siddhu India Today Group
Satyajeet MPC
Sriprashanth S Hammerplay Studios
Jayaraj K Amazon
Sandilyan R Amazon
Sidharth Chandran Ansrsource
Alfred Sam Mathews Amazon
Arun M Amazon
Arunkumar P Guna Studios
Deepan R Lapiz Digital Service
Dhrubajyoti Kalita JDA Software Hyderabad
Gairik Saha Next Education India Pvt Ltd
Goutham G Popular Vehicles Services
Gowthaman K Wicky Studios
Iyswarya S Highbridz
Arjun M M Meraki VFX
Deepraj Basu izmo Ltd
Don Elton Solomon J Digitally Inspired Media
Vishnu Kuttikkatt Meraki vfx
ABHISHEK BHASKAR FreeLancer
ANANDHA KUMAR V Ingage Technologies Pvt Ltd
BIJAYTA MEHRA Rooster Design Studio
IRFAN KHAN H Image Creative Education
MOYILLA PRAMOD KUMAR DNEG VFX
PITHANI ARAVIND DNEG VFX
PREM BARDEN BHAGAT Symbiosis Technology, Chennai
SAI KEERTHI AKAASH V Weloadin LLP
YUVANESH G Weloadin LLP

Knowledge Brigade

Learn from the Professionals’ Perspective

The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of UG Animation includes:

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

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

Student Service

Get in Touch for All Your Needs

Each student is allocated a Personal Mentor to guide through the personal development process, and a Supervisor to support in project and dissertation.

A Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor providing advice to students on all any matters in need, personal or college related. The desk organizes club activities and acts as a point of contact for parents/Guardians.

Campus Location

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

The ICAT campuses are located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad). The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

Chennai

ICAT Design & Media College 153, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,

+91 - 95001 28555

Bangalore

ICAT Design & Media College 424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,

+91 - 96111 73607

Hyderabad

ICAT Design & Media College 11-9-45/2, Vishal Towers, Kothapet Cross Roads, Near Kothapet Fruit Market, Beside OMNI Hospital, Kothapet, Hyderabad - 500 035.

040 - 4221 7755,

+91 - 88862 33334

Admission Open 2019 - 20

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