The animation industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world. There has been a massive technological advancement in the animation field in the recent past. Animation technology went through a colossal transformation from 2-dimensional white and black images to highly realistic 3D images that are being produced using the advanced 3D software.
In today’s digital world, the application of the animation industry is not just restricted to series but it has now extended to movies as well. These advancements have opened avenues to exciting career opportunities in a large number of creative industries such as Advertising, Print Media, (Magazines, Newspapers etc.), TV production and Gaming.
In India itself, the industry has seen a major shift by producing 3D animated movies such as Kochadaiiyaan, Hanuman, and Bal Ganesh and has told the world that it has arrived in the global market and has achieved a positive reputation in the animation industry worldwide. The success of animated movies has also encouraged the introduction of several new advanced animation software products in the market too.
Animation industry taps the complete potential of the fast-growing entertainment and marketing sectors. Brands are always a step ahead to influence the new audience and it’s a key trend in every sector. Animated content attracts a new audience more effectively. The gaming industry is three times bigger than Hollywood itself. Both the industries welcome students with specialized knowledge in 3D animation technology.
The Career Prospects in Animation
The dawn of the internet and the increase of satellite channels have brought a surge in the industry and took it to a new high. This has resulted in the introduction of several new animation courses by many reputed educational institutes.
Some of the courses highly opted by students today are:
- Visual Principles and Syntactic
- Animation Scripting and Technique
- Photo Communication
- BA (Hons.) Design Ecologies
- Special Effects
- Computers for Animation
- Animation Engineering
- 3D Studio Max Complete
- Z- brush
- System Management
Animation industry has truly come a long way and has shown phenomenal growth during its 140 years of existence.