MULTIMEDIA & ANIMATION
Multimedia and animation is a multidisciplinary discipline that covers a wide range of fields such as motion graphics, animation, cinematography, modelling, storyboarding, visual effects, texturing, etc. Unlike before, it is not confined to cinema only but has become a crucial part of other industries like TV media, education, games, cartoon serials or advertising. The term multimedia refers to the combination of animation, text, graphics, video or sound whereas animation refers to the combination of design, layout, photography and drawing....
Students opting for any course under multimedia and animation learn hands-on skills to work with various design or animation relation tools and technology. They learn to create interactive applications, web pages, logos, posters, publications, animations and much more. In addition to all this, the multimedia and animation related courses help in developing innovative, creative and presentation skills among students.
The Study in India partner institutes offers multimedia and animations in 2 levels, namely - Undergraduate and Postgraduate The choice of courses depends on students and eligibility set by different institutes.
1) Undergraduate (UG)
A bachelor’s degree in multimedia and animation discipline is generally a full-time course with a duration of 3 years. Students can pursue it after completing their 10+2.
2) Post-graduate (PG)
A master’s degree in multimedia and animation discipline is generally a full-time course with a duration of 2 years. Students can pursue it after completing their undergraduate degrees.
However, the course duration and eligibility of multimedia and animation courses differ across institutes. Therefore, students should check the eligibility requirements at the time of applying.
Branches of Multimedia and Animation Courses:
The Study in India partner institutes majorly provide 3 multimedia and animation branches and those are:
The term multimedia refers to interactive computer elements like a variety of audio, texts, images, video and animation used to communicate some form of information. The multimedia course is a combination of theoretical and practical concepts wherein some specialization areas include, designing, 2D animation, imaging, 3D architecture, sound forge and sound effects. Students opting for this course are trained how to use a number of computer tools to create and present video, audio, pictures or texts. Furthermore, they also get to learn illustration skills, visual effects, texturing, modelling, 3D animation and graphic designing as well.
The branch of gaming under multimedia and animation focuses on the study of different genres of games, the methodology of game production as well as game art design. It revolves around planning and then curating online games for educational or entertainment purposes. Students opting for gaming courses learn about the fundamentals of game development including planning, creativity, visualization, implementation and advanced technical skills as well as code languages.
The branch of graphic design under multimedia and animation is concerned with creating visual content with the use of colours, typography, illustrations, icons, photography, etc. Students opting for a graphic designing course are taught basic principles of design, image creation for the web and image editing. The main focus is given on how to communicate ideas and information through the use of graphics, animations and images.
After pursuing a degree in multimedia and animation the students can choose from a wide range of career options and some of them are mentioned in the table below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What is multimedia and animation?
Multimedia and animation is a multidisciplinary discipline that is concerned with a wide range of fields like motion graphics, animation, cinematography, modelling, storyboarding, visual effects, texturing, etc. The term multimedia refers to the combination of animation, text, graphics, video or sound whereas animation refers to the combination of design, layout, photography and drawing.
2) Which courses of Multimedia and Animation discipline are provided by SII partner institute?
The Study in India partner institutes provides courses in three multimedia and animation namely, Gaming, Graphic Designing and Multimedia.
3) What are the top career options in the Multimedia and Animation field?
Some of the top career options in the Multimedia and Animation field include:
Advertising Art Director
Special Effect Technician
4) What is the eligibility for Multimedia and Animation courses?
The eligibility criteria for pursuing multimedia and animation courses differs across various Indian institutes. For undergraduate courses, it is 10+2 and for pursuing a postgraduate degree, it is a bachelor's degree. However, you are advised to check the specific eligibility criteria for different multimedia and animation at the time of applying.
5) What is the duration of Multimedia and Animation courses?
The duration of popular multimedia and animation courses depends on different program levels. For undergraduate courses, it is three years and for post-graduate courses, it is two years.
6) Skills required to be an animator.
Creativity and imagination
Attention to detail and patience
Computer literacy and familiarity with useful tools/ software
Ability to meet deadlines
7) Why should I pursue Animation and Multimedia courses?
The animation and multimedia courses revolve around an in-depth study of special visual effects, graphics, software technologies, sound effects, etc and the students learn to transform reality into virtual imagination. The demand for professionals skilled in Animation and Multimedia is increasing day-by-day and there are many different job roles in this field like graphic designer, game tester and animation graphic artist, etc.
8) Do I need to take an additional exam to enrol in a Multimedia and Animation program?
No, you do not need to take an additional exam to enrol in a Multimedia and Animation program. However, you are advised to check the eligibility before applying at the time of applying.
9) What is the difference between Graphic and VFX designers?
VFX (Visual Effects) designers are responsible for making computer-generated imagery to create life-like scenes. On the other hand, Graphic Designers are responsible for creating visual content to communicate messages or information.
10) Is there an age limit for pursuing Animation and multimedia courses?
No, there is no age limit for pursuing Animation and Multimedia courses but you are recommended to check the eligibility at the time of applying.
11) What is the difference between 2D and 3D animation?
The main difference between 2D and 3D animation is the representation of three-dimensional characteristics or elements. 2D animation is created by drawing the frame of an animated movie and it serves as the base of 3D animation. 3D animation is more realistic as compared to 2D animation.
12) Do I need to know coding/programming to pursue Animation courses?
It is not mandatory to have knowledge of programming to do animation. However, having an idea about coding/programming may help you to speed up the workflow.
13) What do Animation courses focus on?
Since animation is a field, it focuses on multiple subject areas including:
Fine arts: Involves the practical application of colour theory, character movement, architecture, composition, layout and lighting.
Modelling: Revolves around creating surfaces and anatomy
Computer animation: It is concerned with 2D and 3D animation techniques and their application.
Special effects: It is concerned with photo grade effects for characters in movies and games.
14) What is the work of an illustrator?
The work of an illustrator involves the creation of 2-dimensional images for magazines, websites, advertising, manuals or books, etc. An illustrator uses several techniques to create effects such as the simplicity of black and white, the richness of colour, or the use of light and shadows.
15) What is taught under the Gaming course?
The gaming course focuses on the study of different game genres, game production methodology and game art design. Students opting for gaming courses are taught how to plan and curate online games for educational or entertainment purposes, the fundamentals of game development including planning, creativity, visualization, implementation and advanced technical skills.
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