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Best Animation Institutes in Mumbai

Updated on: Mar 17, 2013
Best Animation Institutes in Mumbai:  Another reason to know Film City Mumbai as education destination.

Best Animation Institutes in Mumbai are centers of attraction among students seeking professional education in the areas of animation & multimedia. From different corners of India knowledge seekers comes to Mumbai for pursuing vocational courses in the areas of animation & graphics. Animation is a dazzling career option.
 
There are many certificate, diploma and degree courses available to groom animators for animation & graphics industry. Aspirants seeking a diploma or a bachelor degree in animation should have passed 12th standard from any recognized board. Likewise, for postgraduate programs in animation training, one must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline preferably arts. Also, one should ideally have a basic knowledge of handling computers.

Mumbai has many Best Animation Institutes recognized as centers of excellence to its credit, viz, ARENA MULTIMEDIA, MAYA Academy of Advanced Cinematics, TOONSKOOL Pvt. Ltd, JJ School of Applied Arts affiliated with Mumbai University, IDC – IIT Bombay to name a few. Mumbai is considered as hotspot of knowledge among students striving to make career in animation & graphics industry.

Going by the NASSCOM recent report on the animation industry, India's gaming industry (computer games and mobile games) is expected to generate $424 million by the 2010. This fact can only be regarded as tip of the iceberg as numerous avenues are open for skillful animators in many allied fields.

Animation Institutes in Mumbai conduct aptitude test for admission into various animation & graphics programs. However, many institutes also offer admission on the basis of academic merit and marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

An inborn talent, dedication, ability to utilize colors and creative ability to develop original ideas are important factors for making a name and fame as animator. An animator must be imaginative and should always be passionate about the career. An animator should have flair for sketching/drawing. As this job profile requires long hours of continuous work, a lot of dedication and commitment is necessary on the part of animator.

List of Animation Institutes in Mumbai:
Animation Institutes in Mumbai are spread across length and breadth of the city. Here given the list of Best Animation Institutes in Mumbai.

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)

Courses Offered:
Degree Courses
Bachelors Degree in Animation
Duration: 36 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2 or equivalent qualification
Selection Procedure: Aptitude Test and Interview
Career Courses
1. Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation - EDGE
2. Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation - NEXT
3. Diploma in Animation & Film Making
Eligibility: 10 + 2 or equivalent qualification from any recognized university or board.
Short Term Courses
Specialisation Series
  • MaxPro
  • MayaPro
  • VFXPro
Digital Film Making: DFM
Short Program in Animation, Design & Visual Effects: SPADE
Modular Courses

MAAC Mentor (Only MAAC Ex students and MAAC current students are eligible for this program)

Contact Details

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)
Head Office
Ms. Sejal Shah
23, Shah Industrial Estate, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West) Mumbai - 400 053
Tel: +91 022 40821111/02
Email: sejal.s@maacmail.com

For more details about Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) click here.

Arena Multimedia

Courses Offered:
Degree Courses
B.Sc. in Multimedia & Animation
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2
Arena Animation Pro
Duration: 26 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Arena Animation International Program (AAIP)
Duration: 33 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP)
Duration: 31 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2
DAE - Animation Film Making
Duration: 23 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Arena Multimedia Specialist Programme (AMSP)
Duration: 32 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Graphics & Web Design

Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Gaming
Duration: 15 Months
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Diploma in Graphic Design
Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Students with a creative bent of mind and passion for films & animation will be preferred.
Diploma in Web Design
Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Students with a creative bent of mind and passion for films & animation will be preferred.
Short-term courses (Suitable for working professionals)
Duration: 16 hours to 160 hours

Contact Details

Arena Animation
2nd Floor, Spenta Mansion
Above Moti Mahal Restaurant
Opp.Andheri Railway Station
S.V.Road
Andheri (West)
Mumbai - 400 058
Ph: 022 - 26232003/2004, 9821505424.

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Whistling Woods International
Institute for Film, Television, Animation and Media Arts


Courses Offered:
Diploma in Film Making
Duration: 2 Years
Certificate Program in Film Making
Duration: 8 Months

Contact Details

Whistling Woods International
Film City Complex,
Goregoan (East),
Mumbai 400065.
Tel: +91 22 30916000 Fax:+91 22 28401492
For more details about Whistling Woods International click here.

Meteor Institute of Digital Design Studies (MIDDS)

Courses Offered:
Degree Courses
B. SC. IN MEDIA GRAPHICS & ANIMATION (U.G.C. approved)
Eligibility: 10 + 2.
Aptitude Test is conducted by the institute for admission.
Diploma Courses
  • Professional Diploma in Animation Design (16 months)
  • Advanced Diploma in Game Design (15 months)
  • Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (15 months)
Certification Courses
  • Multimedia & Graphic Design (4 months)
  • Web Design (4 months)
  • Maya/Photoshop (5 months)
  • Max/Photoshop (3 months)
  • Compositing/Editing (2 months)
Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 10 + 2 or equivalent qualification.

Contact Details

MIDDS
C-101 Brookhill Towers,
3rd Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex,
Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053.
Tel: 022-26315206/07
Fax: 022-26315207
Email: info@midds.org
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Motion Makers

Courses Offered:
  • Bachelor's Program
  • Master's Program
  • Computer Arts Advanced Diploma
Contact Details

Motion Makers
Basement, Shoppers Point, Opposite Andheri Station,
Andheri (W) 400058
Contact: 022-26700354, 022-26702822
Fax No: 022-26706876
Email: andheri@motionmakers.co.in

Motion Makers
103-104, Paradise Tower, Near Thane Railway-station,
Near McDonalds, Thane (W) 400602.
Tel.: 022-25415850.
Email: thane@motionmakers.co.in

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B.D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology


Courses Offered:
  • Diploma in Animation
Contact Details

B.D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology
G.D. Somani Memorial School
Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005. India
Phone: 022 22188818, 22187102, 22155731
Email: info@bdsomani.com
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International Institute of Gaming and Animation (IIGA)
Programs
  • Java
  • C/C++
  • Game Designing (Cross-Platform)
  • J2ME Fundamentals
  • Advanced J2ME
Contact Details

International Institute of Gaming and Animation
Pace House, 7, Swastik Society,
Gulmohar road, Opp. Bhaidas Hall,
Vile Parle - W, Mumbai - 400 056. India.
Tele-Fax.: (91-22) 2611 5995 / 2618 5580
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ZEE Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)

Courses Offered:
Diploma in Animation Film Making
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in Animation
Duration: 1 year
Certificate in Animation
Duration: 6 Months
Certificate in Gaming
Duration: 6 months
Certificate in Visual Effects
Duration: 6 Months

Contact Details

ZEE Institute of Creative Arts
Valecha Chambers, 3rd Floor, Plot No B-6, Andheri Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai- 400 053
For more details about ZEE Institute of Creative Arts click here.

Toonskool

Courses Offered:

B.Sc in Animation

Duration: 3 years
Diploma in Animation
Duration: 3 years
Short Term Certificate Courses

Contact Details

Thakur-Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy,
Thakur College Campus, Kandivili. Mumbai.
Tel : 022 – 65269723 / 09870193304

Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art
Affiliated to Mumbai University
Courses Offered:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Art)
Duration: 4 years
Master of Fine Arts
Duration: 2 Years
Apperentice Training Courses
1. Photography, and
2.
Interior Decoration
Duration: 1 Year
Contact Details
Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art
Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
Phones: 022 22621276, 22621277
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Industrial Design Centre (IDC)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India
Phone: 091-022-2576 7801
Fax: 091-022-2576 7803, 091-022-2572 3480
Email: office[at]idc.iitb.ac.in
Courses Offered: M.Des in Animation
Admission: On the basis of CEED Or  IDC Admission Test
For details about CEED, Click Here.
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CREA TVT VISUAL COMMUNICATION PVT. LTD.
B5, Snow White CHS, Azad Road, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai-400057
Courses Offered:
CGI Director Program: The course covers Art (Drawing, Clay etc.),  3D Modeling, Texturing,  Lighting, Animation, Performance, Pre production,  Post Production
Short Term and Long Term Course For School and Colleges
Contact Details
Mob: +91 9920080009
Tel: +91 22 26684370
Email: info@creatvt.in

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