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Animation Film Design: AFD

Do you want to be a filmmaker?


Join Arena's Animation Film Design (AFD) course and make a successful career in animation filmmaking. The course prepares you for high-paying career options in making films, creating shows for TV, computer games, mobile games, websites, media, and other exciting industries.


By 2020, the Animation & VFX industry in India will be worth ₹11360 crores*. There is huge demand for animation in almost every media-related industry, and every company wants to hire trained professionals. With Arena, you can develop your creative & technical skills in animation filmmaking, walk away with a professional work portfolio, and be a part of this dynamic industry.


The AFD program covers techniques of pre-production, anatomy design, animatics, visualization, character design & development, animation scene planning and 2D animation.

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Course Highlights

Access to Creosouls: Share your creative portfolio with the world, get feedback from experts, find job opportunities and get hired. Instant student loan facility to fund your studies at Arena, with real time loan eligibility check & instant approval confirmation. Access Onlinevarsity: Onlinevarsity is Arena's learning app for students. You can have exclusive access to course material, discuss doubts & problems with professors, plan activities & projects, get reference material, etc. 100% job placement assistance** Latest, updated curriculum Hands-on practical training, using latest tools & software Projects at regular intervals Specialization & a professional work portfolio in your area of interest Job-oriented curriculum

Career options

2D Animator 3D Animator Character Designer BG Artist Layout Artist 2D Illustrator 3d Modeler Rigging Artist Texturing Artist Lighting Artist 3D Dynamics & Fx Artist Storyboard Artist Pre-production Artist

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10+2 (Any stream) / undergraduates / graduates

Fee Range

₹1.90 lakh - 3.15 lakh#
(Loan facility available)

Course Duration

24 months#
(2 hours a day for 6 days a week)

Career Support

100% job placement assistance** Industry interaction Job fairs Studio tours Career seminars Creative workshops Interested? Join Animation Film Design
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Basic Shapes & Sketching Techniques -
Anatomy Drawing-
Body Language & Expressions-
Lights, Colour & Perspectives-
Creating Digital ArtAdobe Photoshop Extended
Adobe Photoshop Extended-
Animation Concepts-
Concept Design, Development & Storytelling Techniques -
Scriptwriting for Animation -
Character Design & Development Concepts Adobe Photoshop Extended
Concepts - Adobe Photoshop Extended -
Acting & Voice Characterization -
Concepts - Adobe Audition Concepts Adobe Audition
Concept Art & Inspirational Sketches -
Visual Scripting with Film Language -
Storyboarding for Animatics Adobe Photoshop Extended
Editing for Animatics Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe Premier Pro -
Showreel Development -

You will get a Certificate in AFD - Pre-Production Specialist on completion of the first semester of the course.

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Principles of Animation -
Timing for Animation-
Keyframing, Inbetweening & Clean-ups-
Digital Ink & PaintAdobe Flash Professional/Toonboom
Animation Scene PlanningAdobe Flash Professional/Toonboom
2D Animation Post productionAdobe Flash Professional/Toonboom
Showreel Development-

You will get a Certificate in AFD - 2D Production Specialist on completing two semesters of the course.

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Clay Modelling -
Modeling with MayaAutodesk Maya
Texturing with MayaAutodesk Maya
Rigging with MAYAAutodesk Maya
Character Animation with MayaAutodesk Maya
Lighting and Rendering with MayaAutodesk Maya
Dynamics & SimulationsGolaem Crowd & Autodesk Maya
Pixar RendermanPixar Renderman
Digital FxAdobe After Effects Professional
Digital Video Editing, Color Grading & FinishingAdobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Prelude
Showreel Development-

You will get a Certificate in AFD - 3D Production Specialist on completing the first & third semesters of the course.


On completion of all three semesters, you get a certificate of Animation Film Design Specialist.

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*Source: FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Report

**Arena does not guarantee job placements. Job offers are at the sole discretion of recruiters.

#Note: Fees & duration may vary based on course & centre location. The fees indicated are exclusive of applicable taxes. For details, contact your nearest Arena centre!

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Note: Software & their versions may vary from centre to centre.