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Arena Animation centre at Andheri West, Mumbai

Arena Animation has a long standing presence in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Located at Business Point, Paliram Road, the Andheri centre is at 5 minutes of walking distance from Andheri railway station. High-end infrastructure and creative gurus are the highlights of this centre.

The faculty is well trained and is always available for one-to-one guidance for students. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, high-end animation tools, art rooms & practice labs – where students can practice comfortably for up to 10-12 hours a day, if required.

The centre organises parent-student interactive sessions, feedback sessions, excursions, picnics with creative learning, sports day, and more.

Arena Animation centre at Andheri West, Mumbai

Arena Animation centre address:

1st floor, Business Point, Paliram Road,
Next to BMC office, Andheri West
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 26232003/ 26232004

Highlights of the Andheri West centre:

At this centre, education is not just confined to standard classroom settings and regular coursework. Here are a few reasons why students chose Arena Animation, Andheri West, for their education:

Aakruti International Festival

Aakruti is an annual event organised by Arena Animation centres in Andheri (W) & Vile Parle. The event is a platform for students to showcase their creative talent to the world. During the three-day exhibition, students showcase their work to around 15,000 visitors as well as a jury comprising eminent people from animation & VFX studios. Winners are awarded trophies & certificates during the Awards Night. The exhibition is not only important for students but also for their parents. They get to see their child’s hard work and creativity. The event also includes interactive and educational master classes conducted by industry experts.

The entire event is managed by the students themselves with help from an organising committee. Ad campaigns, 2D & 3D short films, comic strips, VFX & live action clips are showcased to visitors during Aakruti.

Apart from creative activities, students are also involved in outdoor sports - including cricket, running races, relays, shot put, and discus throw. Indoor games and activities include carom, chess, acting, dancing, and singing.

The event is conducted for students of Arena Animation centres in Andheri (W) & Vile Parle. However, entry to the creative competition is open to media students from around the world.

Photo: Photography Workshop

Comic Con

The Andheri centre organises workshops that are conducted by industry experts. Recently, one such workshop was held to demonstrate the methods for creating comics. Amit Ghadge, founder & director, Crimzon Studio, shared his insights on creating comics. He explained the step-by-step process of comic design - from pre-production to post production, from storyboarding to final output.

Photography Workshop

The centre conducts an outdoor photography workshop every month. Recently, one of the interesting workshops encouraged and guided students in capturing images of flamingoes at the Sewri mudflats.

Live Sketching

Live Sketching

The centre conducts an outdoor sketching workshop to enhance the quality of output of work created by the students. This faculty-guided activity helps students improve the form and technique of drawing.

Anivolution

The centre publishes its own in-house magazine – Anivoluton. This magazine is designed & developed by the students themselves. The basic objective of this magazine is to make the students aware of the working environment in the publishing industry.

Workshops & Master classes

Every month, the centre hosts workshops & master classes conducted by industry experts. Recently, celebrated animation designer Prosenjit Ganguly conducted a training session on storyboards, story writing & background design.

In order to help them get the most out of this experience, students created their own assignments before the workshop.

Job Placements

The centre prepares students for technical & verbal interviews for job placements. Students prepare projects, videos & a demo reel of their work before venturing out for interviews at various studios and companies. As a result of such extensive preparation, students of the Arena Andheri centre have been placed with top companies - including Accenture, Iksula Pvt. Ltd., EBay, Jashn Sarees, and Graphicsite.

Student Speak

Arena Student Pic - Nitin Goda

Nitin Goda, who is pursuing an animation & VFX course at Arena Animation, Andheri (W), Mumbai, says:
“I came from Akola to pursue courses in animation. Arena’s faculty provides the right guidance. I am one of the members who manager our in-house magazine at the Andheri centre. This has helped me gain expertise in design & publishing. Arena has always motivated us to participate in competitions. I won the second prize in Aakruti Festival 2014 for my 3D art film. I thank Arena Animation for all the support & lovely atmosphere.”

 

Arena Student Pic - Sachin Rashmikantvyas

Sachin Rashmikantvyas, who is pursuing an animation & VFX course at Arena Animation, Andheri (W), Mumbai, says:
“I attended one of the workshops by Dhruva Interactive, conducted at Arena Animation & fell in love with the gaming industry. Arena has helped me understand various aspects of designing, 3D, graphics & character modeling. It has built confidence in me to achieve anything.”

 

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