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Visual Communication

Pavithra Baskaran
February 6, 2020
5 min read

The Visual communication career opportunities in India are expected to grow at a pace faster than the IT industries. Among the various facets of Visual communication, animation film design is developing as one of the fields with the highest remuneration opportunities. Animation as a career option is a field where you can fulfill your dream of "enjoy-as-you-work”, feel satisfied at the end of your day.

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One can study animation, graphics and multimedia courses either as a full-time or part-time student. Several programs are offered like certificates, diplomas, and degrees, etc. While admission into full-time courses, i.e. diplomas and degrees, etc. is offered based on an entrance exam, admission into part-time and short-term courses is offered on first come first serve basis. There are many numbers of design institutes in all major cities and towns of India, both private and government for providing training in animation, graphics, and multimedia. Many institutes also provide internship and arrange for job placement during or after completion of the course.

Animation film design artists who create visuals, render them and give those visuals the illusion of movement this collective process is called animation. Animators can work in a variety of fields including film television and video games. They generally specialize in animation for gaming, filmmaking, education, etc. They create a visual script consisting of initial drawings on paper followed by computer renderings for the animation sequence, with key scenes and characters. They use computer programs to create graphic images and animation.

Skills required for animation film design are Artistic skills, Knowledge of CAD, Appreciation of aesthetics, should have the ability to express ideas through drawings, Creativity, Ability to work at odd hours, Good color sense and Good visual imagination.

A bachelor's degree in animation, computer graphics, fine art or a related field is required. No experience is required for entry-level jobs; however, 2 to 5 years of experience may be required for more advanced roles. Key skills include artistic ability; creativity; communication, coordination, critical thinking and time-management skills; and the ability to visualize artistic concepts and use computer imaging and editing software. The average salary of Rs.70,000 to Rs.80,000, but it depends on the scale of the project.



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