Animation is making of movies, games or cartoons by moving the drawings or models of animals or people with the help of computers or other electronic means. Time and space play a critical role in animation. Creating an idea, developing it into a story script and giving technical assistance to it, are the procedures in making an animation.


Skill Set


  • Artistic bent of mind
  • Passion and imaginative skills
  • Art of sketching or drawing
  • Art of sketching or drawing
  • Good communication skill
  • Good sense of colour, proportion, size, design, visualizations
  • Expertise in computer design software
  • Knowledge of background art and layout
  • Creativity
  • Sound understanding of anatomy of humans, animals or birds and body movements and lighting effects




10+2 Any Stream


Job Prospect


  • Film
  • TV
  • Free lance
  • Fashion Designing and Interior Designing
  • Business World
  • Print Media and Publishing Films
  • Advertising
  • Industry
  • Website
  • Designing
  • Graphics
  • Gaming Industry




  • Modeler  
  • Layout Artist
  • Clean-up Artist
  • Scanner Operator
  • Compositor
  • Key Frame Animator  
  • Background Artist
  • In-between Animator
  • Digital Ink and Paint Artist


  Top Colleges


National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Course: B.Des  

Selection Process: DAT (Design Aptitude Test) + Studio Test + Interview (Only for  M.Des)

Eligibility: Age-Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years of age ( relaxable by three years for reserved category)

Exam Pattern:

  • There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will be in English.
  • The question paper will carry a total of 100 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of both objective and subjective type questions.


Industrial Design Centre (IDC) ,IIT Bombay

Course: B.Des + M.Des (5 Year)

Selection Process: UCEED

Eligibility: 10+2 with 60% marks and English as a Subject.

Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year

Note: IDC School of Design previously known as Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay has a well-established Master of Design degree (M. Des) programme in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation Design, Interaction Design & Mobility and Vehicle Design as well as a Ph. D programme in Design


Birla Institute of Technology, Noida  

Course: B.Sc Animation with duration of 3 Years

Eligibility: 10+2 in any stream

Selection Process: 10+2 Marks+ Creativity Aptitude Test  & Interview


Maya Academy of Advance Cinametics (MAAC)  

Course: 3D Animation

Eligibility: 10+2 + Basic knowledge of Computers.

Selection Criteria: Aptitude test & Personal interview


Fergusson College, Pune

Course: B.Sc in Animation

Eligibility: 12th grade pass students (H.S.C.) of any stream

Selection Process: Admissions will be purely on merit basis.


Chitkara University  

Course: B.Sc in Animation ,B.Des in Animation

Eligibility: 12th with any stream

Selection Process: CUDAT + Personal Interview / UCEED is valid


MIT Institute of Design, Pune

Course: B.Des Animation Film Design

Eligibility: 10+2 from any stream. (HSC, CBSE, ICSE, IB)

Selection Process: DAT (Design Aptitude Test


Pearl Academy, New Delhi  

Course: Animation & VFX  

Eligibility: Candidates should have passed Class XII from any recognized board.  

Selection Process: Pearl Aptitude Test


Chandigarh University, Gharuan  

Course: B.Sc in Animation, VFX and Gaming

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council.  

Selection Process: Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET)


Amity University, Noida  

Course: BFA (Animation)

Eligibility: 10+2 (min 50%)

Selection Process: English Language Test + Creative Test


University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun  

Course: B.Des. Animation and VFX


Exam Pathway: Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th& 12th) (Any Stream)

Non-Exam Pathway: Board Merit: - Minimum 60% marks in class X and XII (Any Stream) JEE MAIN/UCEED: Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII with valid JEE MAIN/UCEED scores.  

Selection Process: UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT)


Some Global Institutes


  •  Nanyung Technological Univeristy, Singapore
  • Sheridan Institute, Canada • California Institute of Art, USA
  •  School of Visual Arts, USA
  •  Rhode Island School of Design, USA
  •  Royal College of Art, UK
  •  ENSAD, France
  • Camera Obscura School of Art, Isreal


Disclaimer: The information provided here is to the best of our knowledge. It is highly recommended that you cross check the source of information through the specific Colleges and Universities. Career Prabhu is in no way responsible for the decisions made solely on the basis of this document