Job placements

  • Name: B.S. Sai Sindhuja
  • Working with: Google
  • Designation: Web Analyst

  • Name: Ashish Singh
  • Working with: Jabong
  • Designation: Graphic Designer

  • Name: Ankit Roy
  • Working with: Prime Focus
  • Designation: VFX Artist

  • Name: Santosh Antony
  • Working with: Wipro
  • Designation: Web Designer

  • Name: Akhilesh Chopra
  • Working with: Lakshya Digital
  • Designation: VFX Artist

  • Name: Samyak Bhagat
  • Working with: Raj TV
  • Designation: VFX Artist

  • Name: Vinay Kumar
  • Working with: Prime Focus
  • Designation: Graphic Designer

  • Name: Naeem Mirza
  • Working with: Sparrow Interactive
  • Designation: 3D Designer

  • Name: Sterlin R.
  • Working with: Kompsos Media Pvt. Ltd.
  • Designation: 3D Animator

  • Name: Ganesh Patel
  • Working with: Edubuddy Pro
  • Designation: 2D Flash Animator

  • Name: Himanshu Agarwal
  • Working with: Magic Software
  • Designation: Web Designer

  • Name: Nittyananda Paul
  • Working with: Aura Cinematics Studio
  • Designation: 3D Animator

  • Name: Ankit Tambe
  • Working with: Melting Mints
  • Designation: 3D Modeler

  • Name: Pradipta Bhaduri
  • Working with: 123 Greetings
  • Designation: Flash Animator

  • Name: Sagar
  • Working with: Ad2Pro
  • Designation: VFX Artist


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Arena students placed in top companies across India!

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Click & read their journey through a world-class education experience in Animation, VFX, Web Designing, Graphic Designing & Gaming.

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Surojit Halder

Logo Designer, Kreative Fingers, Kolkata. Pursuing Arena Animation International Program (2012-2014).

Surojit Halder is a logo designer working with Kreative Fingers, Kolkata. He is pursuing a career program Arena Animation International Program (AAIP – Animation) from Arena.

“I am still in the learning phase but was lucky enough to get a chance to work while studying. All thanks to Arena Animation. I appeared for two to three interviews but I preferred to work in Kreative Fingers so that I could manage my work along with my classes,” says Surojit.

Working while studying has also helped him get a deeper understanding and practical experience of the industry.

Surojit explains, “The industry requires dedication & commitment towards your job. At Arena, I have always received a supportive hand while taking major career decisions.”

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Maitraya Adhikari

Maitraya Adhikari is a 3D Art Director working with Bates CHI & Partners, Kolkata. He completed a career program in Animation from Arena Animation in 2009.

My inspiration

Since my childhood, I was extremely inspired by cartoons. My curiosity about cartoons brought me into this industry. After completing my course with Arena, I started training students in animation. The most important part of being in this industry is that you need to sharpen your skills on tools & techniques of the software.

Getting into art direction

After joining Bates CHI & Partners, I stared working in art direction. As a student in Arena Animation, I had participated in a lot of competitions. One of my short films got selected at an international film festival. Through these competitions, I realized that you should always take a practical approach to learning. It will definitely help you have better vision, whether you animate with software or tell a story.

Passion, skill & uniqueness

In this industry, you need to find passion in your work. It includes a lot of minute work, which needs to be perfect. Your portfolio shouldn’t only indicate your skill set, but also bring out your own uniqueness.

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Shruthi S.

3D Modeller, Gaming Artist, Dhruva Interactive, Bangalore. Shruthi S. is a gaming artist working with Dhruva Interactive, Bangalore

My first job!

After completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Animation & Multimedia from Arena Animation in 2012, I joined Technicolor as a gaming artist. My inclination towards artistic things has brought me to the creative industry.

After entering the industry, I realized that what I required was in-depth exposure to certain work profiles in the industry. The company demands perfection and expertise in a particular field. I enhanced my skills during my first job.

Arena days

At Arena, we got a wonderful platform to learn and explore our creativity. I did a lot of projects during my course, mostly 3D short films. Working on projects gave us practical experience along with the learning of how to work in a team. Each of us has some unique talent and Arena Animation helped me build confidence about my skills & talent.

Round of interviews

I appeared for 4-5 job interviews. They checked my portfolio as they expected a professional portfolio. But beyond that, they were looking for the amount of interest a particular candidate has for the industry.  

Know yourself

You need to do a lot of research to know where your interest lies. You cannot do everything.  Therefore, choose an appropriate field where you would enjoy working.


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Akansha Sarin

Web designer with Magic Software, Noida. Completed her program with Arena Animation in 2013

Akansha Sarin is a web designer working with Magic Software, Noida. She completed a career program in Graphics & Web designing (GWD) from Arena Animation in 2013.

Making the right career decision!

I was unsure about my career as I completed my MBA & then realized that my inclination is not towards a boring office job. I went through various career counseling sessions as I didn’t want to end up in a field that doesn’t excite me to work.

Time to take the step!

I took the big step and shifted my career to the in-demand profession of website designing. Well, my family members were also my source of motivation as they were already into this profession.

Round of Interviews

Arena Animation helped me obtain the required skills through different projects in website designing & development. This also helped me crack various job interviews. In one of the interviews, I was told to take on a project to develop a website on a particular theme within 1.5 hours. The opportunity and experience of projecting my creativity & impressing the interviewer with my work - was fabulous!

With many cutting-edge and cool websites coming up, there is a lot of scope in the industry. You need to have the right attitude & passion to enter this industry.

 My message to newcomers in this field is:

Work hard & express your creativity to its fullest.

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Graphics Artist, UG Software Technology, Noida. Completed her program with Arena Animation in 2013

Priya is a graphics artist working with UG Software Technology, Noida. Her passion for designing brought her to this industry. She completed a career program in Graphics & Web Designing (GWD) from Arena Animation in 2013.

“Imagination, expression, and creative thinking are required to enter the fun-filled career of graphics & web designing,” says Priya, adding that she always wanted to work in an industry related to art & design. Arena Animation showed her the path from where she was able to enhance her skills in graphics & illustrations.

Apart from classroom sessions at Arena, Priya worked on e-projects, which helped her learn about the practical aspects of the industry. With the projects, she quickly discovered that she needed to brush up her software skills.

“I’ve never had so much fun learning anything. The faculty at Arena Animation helped us a lot in enhancing the skills required for this industry,” she says.  

Priya’s message to newcomers in this field:

Work hard! This is a very challenging industry that requires you to constantly push yourself to be more creative with your art.

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Aseem Gill,

Animator with Cadence Design System, Noida. Completed his program with Arena Animation in 2013

Aseem Gill is an animator working with Cadence Design System, Noida. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Animation & Multimedia from Arena Animation, Delhi in 2013.

Excerpts from a short interview with Aseem:

Q: What made you decide to join the field of animation?

A: 3D films, animated characters, cartoons, illustrations, visual effects are what attracted me to pursue a Degree course from Arena Animation. I started my journey in the field of animation after completing my 10+2.

Q: What did you learn during the course?

A: With exposure to motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering, texturing & various elements of animation, I got an opportunity to explore my creativity by giving life to objects. My faculty always supported & guided me to create 3D short films, which gave me a practical approach to the process.

Q: According to you, what is required to enter the industry?

A: You must be sharp with the tools & techniques used to create the desired effects and to fit in this industry. Always create a portfolio of your work as most of the companies would like to see your work before hiring you. Fortunately, I got to learn all the desired skills from Arena Animation, which helped me to enter the industry.

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Biplap Dey

Biplap Dey is an animator working with Technicolor. He completed the Career program in Animation Film Making (DAE) from Arena Animation, Bangalore in 2013

Read the rest of Biplap’s story in his own words:

“Instead of taking the traditional route that people normally opt for, I always wanted to enter an industry where I could explore my creativity to its fullest. I didn’t want to stick to one place and do the same nine-to-five office job. Arena showed me the way to reach where I always wanted to be.

As a student I did a lot of projects in 2D animation, and 3D motion with the help and guidance of Arena’s faculty. This also helped me develop skills for everyday tasks at work.

The most fabulous part of being in animation is that you get an opportunity to work in the industry where you can give life to still drawings and images.

With the learning opportunities and a cooperative work environment in the academy, as well as the industry, I realized that you can explore various fields in animation but you should always excel in a specific field as the industry demands your perfection and expertise in a particular field.

Arena Animation has helped me obtain the required skills to become a professional in this dynamic industry. You must be hardworking and passionate enough for the industry. Rest, Arena Animation will guide you to reach your goals.”

My message to newcomers in this field is:

If you want to pursue a career in the creative field, then focus on your passion; money will come but you need to put efforts to showcase your talent. Work hard!

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Ayan Acharyya

Ayan Acharyya has 3 tips for people who want to take up animation as a career: One, practice creativity; two, choose a good institute and, lastly, start drawing and painting.

Ayan works as a Lighting & Precomp Artist with Bangalore's Paprikaas Interactive animation studio. He enjoys working on international projects and using different tricks and tools to create something new and exciting.

In 2006, Ayan completed the Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP).

From Arena to Paprikaas, here's all about his journey, in Ayan's own words:

Way back when I was in the 9th standard, I decided I wanted a career in animation. Years later, I start visiting animation academies to learn more about this field. Finally, I selected Arena's 3-year AAASP course.

Though many institutes offered animation courses, AAASP included all the topics and subjects I wanted to learn. The semesters were well-planned and covered all those topics that match today's production requirements.

At Arena, I found the faculty ever willing to help me understand advanced topics, especially 3D animation. I got exactly what I was looking for and completed my AAASP course in 2006 - within just two-and-a-half years!

Apart from academics, even the experience of studying at Arena was pretty good. I enjoyed the highly creative and disciplined environment there. My Centre at Kolkata's Park Street regularly hosted various types of competitions, seminars and special 'Master classes' - all of which helped me become what I am today.

They regularly organized contests such as the CG Artwork Competition, Quiz and other entertainment programs. I even played the guitar at some events.

Where jobs are concerned, in the world of Computer Graphics, if you are good enough, you can actually choose any studio to work with, anytime. But to get to that position, you need a good start with a good studio. Here too, Arena helped me get a great start through their Campus Interview.

Thus, during the third semester of AAASP, I got to work in broadcast compositing with ETV Entertainment at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. My designation there was 'Animator'. After that, I worked with 2 other firms and learnt many new things before getting to my current job.

8 months ago, I moved to Bangalore to work at Paprikaas. It was a dream come true since the prestigious Dreamworks Animation SKG (an international studio) has a production tie-up with Paprikaas. My current salary is Rs. 30,000. From next month, I shall receive an increment of Rs. 6,000.

More than the money, it's the work that is really very exciting. My office building houses facilities such as banking, shopping, food stations, gyms - all under one roof. Above all, I am gaining exposure of working on international projects.

So far, I have worked on projects such as Barnyard and Big Top which are being telecast on the Nickelodeon channel in California, US, and on HBO in India.

To anyone who wants to work in animation, just start working towards your goal today. Forget about money for now and focus on learning - the money will follow you by itself. All the best!


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Abhishek Kumar

Currently working with Patni Computers, Mumbai, as a Web Analyst, Abhishek Kumar came to Mumbai in 2004. Abhishek was born and brought up in Patna, Bihar, and dreamt of making it big in computers.

Having understood the various career options in animation and multimedia, Abhishek joined Arena Animation. He completed the Arena Animation Academy Specialist Programme (AAASP) in 2007.

Here's Abhishek's story, in his own words

I'd completed my BCA from Bihar. In 2004, I came to Mumbai to make a career in computers. Animation seemed the right choice for me and so I joined Arena. A lot of institutes offer animation training, but I found Arena's AAASP to be the best course that also fit into my budget.

Though my course was supposed to last for only 18 months, it took me three years to complete it. This is because I took up various jobs in between and returned to Arena after some time gaps.

My experience with Arena was good, especially because of their helpful faculty. I became very good at Graphic and Web Animation. The extra-curricular activities organised by Arena too helped me in my job.

One year after I joined, immediately after my first semester, Arena helped me get my first break as a Graphic Designer with Datamatics Technologies Ltd. My salary there was just Rs. 6,000 per month. As the course went on, I got more and more job offers.

Thus, after Datamatics, I worked with InterWorld Digital Ltd. and later with Cognizant Technology Solutions and Shobiz Event Solutions Pvt. Ltd. as a Graphic and Web Designer.

Currently, I am with Patni Computer Systems Ltd, Mumbai, as a Web Analyst. My salary is Rs. 20,000 per month.

Though Arena gave me most of the skills I need at work, I also learnt a lot on the job. It is important to understand your job and learn from your seniors.

My job gives me the chance to work on many interesting projects. I provide graphic support as per project requirements and design the company's newsletters and presentations. Further, I create banners and pamphlets, design print ads and company brochures as well as develop large-scale websites for Patni's various businesses.

Lastly, I would just like to say that Arena Animation changed my life. I learnt a lot from Arena and their faculty really helped me do well.

You just need dedication and commitment towards learning - then everything is possible. Ultimately, it is up to the student to learn and utilise his or her skills.


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Sachin Singhi

Arena ex-student Sachin Singhi tells us about his exciting journey into animation & multimedia and how it led to a fulfilling career for life:

I currently work with Symphony Services, Pune. After completing Arena's Diploma in Web Engineering from Indore, I started as a graphic designer and then moved into web development, before taking on my current role as a Lead UI Developer. In my current job, I lead a team of web designers & developers.

To go back to the beginning, I was mad about multimedia right since my high school days. I felt that Arena was the best institute to join to get my dreams fulfilled. Those days, Arena had a full-fledged Diploma in Web Engineering course. The course duration was 2.5 years.

Through the Web Engineering course, Arena showed me the path to fulfill my dreams. The faculty was good and helped me understand the basic concepts of web development. For all-round development, they organized several extracurricular events & competitions including the September bash, various logo design & graphic design competitions as well as some training projects.

In fact, I even got my first job during my first year of studying at Arena. I joined MasterMind Computers as a 'Multimedia Designer'. My first salary was rather low since I was still a student but once I completed the course, my salary grew as quickly as my career did!

My first job required all the skills I had learned at Arena. But I learnt to keep myself alert to learn on-the-job in order to grow with the industry.

In 2003, I completed my course and received job placement assistance from Arena. Sanjay sir (Head, Arena Multimedia, Indore) too helped me a lot. He recommended me to his contacts and I got a job quickly.

Fast-forward a few years. My current job includes a lot of web development. It is very interesting and requires keeping up pace with the industry. This is because there is much happening in the field of web development and lots of innovative technologies are in the market today.


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