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Frequently Asked Questions - B.Sc. Animation

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1. What is the scope of the animation industry in India?

The Animation industry is still considered to be at a nascent stage, probably what the IT industry stood at 15 years ago in India. However, this industry holds a lot of promise and has evolved the most in the last five years. A lot of outsourcing work comes to India, where most of the Hollywood and international projects have at least a part of their work done here and more specifically in Bangalore. Studios have slowly moved towards creating their own content for the local market, Chotta Bheem and Little Krishna are some of the successful properties created in India. Apart from Animation, the VFX industry, Gaming, Digital Comics and Interactive media have seen positive growth over a period of time.

2. How is animation as a career?

A career in the Animation / Creative industry is the most satisfying and rewarding for any artist who has the passion and creative bend. The industry is growing exponentially and a person having the requisite skills and talent will surely go a long way. The industry offers good professional growth and high pay in a short period of time and also offers the freedom to work as freelance.

3. Are drawing skills compulsory for becoming a good animator?

Drawing is one of the most important skills for an artist and will surely help him to become a good animator. However, this skill can be mastered through proper training and practice and every student will be trained from the basic drawing during the program. However, for an artist Passion is something that is equally important to become a good animator.

4. After the completion of degree in animation do students have to work only in the entertainment industry?

Animation is widely used in Film, Television, Gaming, Digital comics, etc., however it is not confined only to the entertainment industry. It is used across various other fields like Automobile Design, Interior design, education, medical, etc.

5. What are the career opportunities in animation?

A degree in animation can lead to a career in the areas which include many avenues in the following areas:

6. Do I get a job guarantee after I finish the program?

Animation is an individual driven career; getting a job in a good organization entirely depends on the individual’s skills and creative bend. To give maximum opportunity for a student to be absorbed into good organizations, the University offers students with an internship program during the 6th semester. The internship period helps a student to get exposed to the industry pipeline, get trained from experts and work on building their skillset. The University does provide job assistance to all students.

7. What kind of salary can be expected after the completion of an animation program?

Animation is a creative field and your salary depends on your talent, creativity and skills. However the pay scale can increase in a short period of time, depending on your talent and ability. Jain University provides you with the requisite training and knowledge to showcase your potential to the fullest.

8. Can a student with little computer knowledge take up the animation program?

Yes. Basic knowledge of computers is enough to take up the animation program.

9. How is Jain University’s Animation program different from others?

Jain University is declared as a deemed-to-be University u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. It is ranked #5 among Top Private Universities in India - India Today's Best Universities Survey 2015. Jain University is certified ISO 9001:2008 for quality management by TUV Rheinland and it is a member of Association of Universities of Asia and Pacific (AUAP). Jain University brings in thought leadership with a blend of academic rigour and a hands-on applicability to real-world issues. The learning environment is enriched by a team of highly talented & motivated faculty and staff, and an illustrious leadership.

10. What are the eligibility/admission criteria for the animation program?

A student should clear his / her 10+2/12th/equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks

Jain University offers:

11. What is the admission process?

Student has to go through a drawing test followed by a Personal Interview.

12. Does the university provide any loan facility?

Yes, the university has tie-ups with major banks to provide student loan facility.

13. Does the university offer any hostel facility?

The University offers separate hostel facility for boys and girls respectively.