Arena Animation To Offer Post Graduate Program In Animation

Arena Animation, the Global leader in Animation and Multimedia training, in collaboration with Asian Institute of Communication & Research (AICAR) has announced the launch of a Post Graduate Program in Animation.

Mumbai - Arena Animation, the Global leader in Animation and Multimedia training, in collaboration with Asian Institute of Communication & Research (AICAR) has announced the launch of a Post Graduate Program in Animation.

The 18-month residential Postgraduate Program in Animation is designed in collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE), UK and validated by animation professionals. It covers commercial aspects of animation, visual culture and communication, and research methodology, and includes a 3-month Studio Internship at an Animation House or Production House of repute.

Besides the expertise provided by UWE, a student would have the opportunity to progress to UWE, UK to complete 2 additional modules spanning 9 months and receive an MA Media (Animation) from UWE.

Announcing the launch of this program, Mr. R. Krishnan, Global Head, Arena said ?Arena Animation has always been the pioneer in animation education and training in India. Our collaboration with UWE, one of leading universities in UK for Animation is another step in ensuring international standards of animation education and training with the latest methodology and technology.?

The Postgraduate Program in Animation is the ultimate course for ambitious Animators. It gives the opportunity to a talent to pursue higher grounds of learning in animation through research and training.

This program would be conducted at a World-class Residential Institute, Asian Institute of Communication & Research (AICAR), a beautifully landscaped 30-acre campus at Neral, Maharashtra.

The students of the Postgraduate program would have access to state-of-the-art Studio facilities at AICAR along with a faculty of practicing artists, animators and academicians of national and international standing.

The high-tech in-house Studio consists of Art Studio, 2D Animation Lab, Digital Lab, Media Center & Library, Green Screen Hall & Acting Area, Motion Capture Studio, Sound Recording Room, Video Editing suites, Screening Room and Seminar Hall.

Program highlights :

- Faculty consists of practicing artists, animators & academicians of national & international repute
- Visiting lecturers from design studios share knowledge with students & provide opportunities for industry interface
- Students trained in practical animation & filmmaking techniques with complete infrastructure & studio facilities
- Professionally-qualified lab assistants provide support in workshops & studios
- Modules include lectures, group seminars, practical workshops & projects
- Value-adds include developing presentation, managerial & leadership skills through a special module
- Students produce their own animated film by the end of the course
- Students? work showcased to animation industry at the end of the course

Entrance criteria :

A Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University with at least 1-year Program in Animation from an institute of repute or minimum 1-2 years of professional experience of working in the Animation Industry.

The Total intake for this program would be 50 students. The Last date of submission of Application Form is 16th August, 2008 followed by the Entrance exam on 23rd & 24th August, 2008 at AICAR, Neral. The final list would be announced after a Personal interview (with Portfolio showcase) in September. The Course commences from 6th October, 2008.

Application form & enquiries :
The application form can be downloaded from
For queries/ clarifications, contact Arena Animation at Ph: 91 22 2827 2300/ 2392 or email Arena at admission-pga ( @ ) arena-multimedia dot com

About UWE :

The University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK is the largest provider of higher education in the South west of England. UWE is one of Britain's most popular universities, with a robust program in Animation and students from all parts of the UK, as well as international students from over 50 countries worldwide come to Bristol UWE

UWE has a history of providing high-quality education and training to students, and the University?s strong links with major employers brings visiting lecturers to share their professional experience and provides excellent placement opportunities for students.

About Arena Animation:

Arena Animation is a pioneer, trendsetter and global leader in Animation Education and training. Arena has extensive network of centres and trained over 2, 00,000 students globally since its inception in 1996.

Arena Animation offers industry relevant courses on Animation & Multimedia to students aspiring for global careers in this New Age industry. It trains students as well as professionals in the latest industry-relevant courses backed by alliances with world leaders, a world-class faculty and the latest technical educational tools.

Arena Animation has a spectrum of courses for all kinds of audiences ranging from career courses to professional courses as well as short-term courses that offer students a plethora of career opportunities.

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Devendra Sharma
Corporate Communications
Aptech Limited,
Tel: 022 2827 2366 (D)
Mobile: 9222161591
E-mail: sdevendra ( @ ) aptech dot


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