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Best Animation Institutes in Bangalore

Updated on: Apr 11, 2016

Bangalore, already an education hub, is also known for its animation colleges. 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.

Bangalore has many animation institutes recognized as centres of excellence to its credit, viz, Arena Multimedia, MAYA Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), Toonskool to name a few. Bangalore is considered as a hotspot of knowledge among students striving to make career in the animation & graphics industry

It's been calculated that 5% of the 4 lakh media/ entertainment professionals are working in the animation/ VFX/ gaming domain i.e. 20,000 animation professionals. This figure is set to rise to 30,000 by year 2017 and 4.4 lakh by 2023. Read more: Scope of Animation in India.

Animation institutes in Bangalore generally conduct an 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. Also read: Skills required in Animation

List of Animation Institutes in Bangalore

Animaster Academy

Centre for Excellence in Animation Education
3rd Floor, Uniworth Plaza,
#20, Sankey Road, Bangalore – 560 020.
E-mail : [email protected]
Phone: +91 – 80 – 41138121 / 22

Courses Offered

  • Masters in Animation Visual Effects
  • Masters in Graphic Design & Web Development
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts(Graphic Design & Web Dev.)
  • Diploma in Animation
  • Diploma in 2D Classical & Digital Animation
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Diploma in Graphic design & Web Development
  • Certificate in Visual Effects
  • Certificate in Editing, Mixing & Post Production
  • Certificate in Architectural Walkthrough
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
  • Certificate in Web Design
  • Certificate in 2D Animation
  • Certificate in 3D Animation
  • Certificate in VFX

Aptech Limited, 813/816, 8th floor
B - Wing, Mittal Towers
M.G.Road, Banglore - 560001, India
Telefax: 080 - 41233165 / 67
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
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

MAYA Academy of Advanced Cinematics
5/15, 1st Flr, 3AM Cambridge
Cambridge Rd., Ulsoor, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Phone: +91 - 80 - 32412232
Email: [email protected]

MAYA Academy of Advanced Cinematics
16, 2nd Floor, Above Smart,
100ft Inner Ring Rd
Ejjipura, Kormangla, Bangalore - 560034.
Phone: +91 - 80 - 42028020 / 1
Email: [email protected]

Courses Offered by MAYA Academy of Advanced Cinematics :
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)

IIFA (Indian Institute of Film and Animation)
261,80 feet main road, 9th Main road,
Srinivasa Nagar near bank colony bus stop,
Banashankari, hanumanthanagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560050
Phone:099165 99700

Courses offered

  • B.Sc Animation & Multimedia
  • Diploma in Animation
  • B.Sc Game Designing
  • Diploma in Game Designing
  • Diploma in Visual Effects
  • Master Diploma in Visual Effects

Image College of Arts, Animation & Technology (ICAT)
424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road
Bangalore - 560068
Phone: 080 - 41107755
Courses Offered

  • B.A Digital Media
  • B.Sc. Digital Media
  • P.G. Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma

AIGA - Asian Institute of Gaming and Animation
No. 41/1, Airport Road, Bangalore - 560017.
Phone: +91 - 80 - 40480900
Fax: +91 - 80 - 40480999
Courses Offered

  • Game Art
  • Game Programing
  • Specialised Subjects
  • Customize Courses for Corporates

371, 1st Floor, 13th Cross, 8th Main, Sadashvinagar, Bangalore 560005
Tel/Fax: 41252871 / 72, 41531867
Email: [email protected]
Courses Offered:
B.Sc in Animation
Duration: 3 years
Diploma in Animation
Duration: 3 years
Short Term Certificate Courses

Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
P.O. Box No. 6430, Yelahanka New Town,
Doddabalapur Road, Opp. Wheel & Axle Plant,
Bangalore - 560064
Phone: 91 - 80 - 28462506 / 07 / 08
Tele Fax: 91 - 80 - 28560240
Courses Offered

  • Professional Diploma Programs
  • Advanced Diploma Programs

Wiztoonz Animations Private Limited
No.8 (Old No.152), 27th Cross, 6th Block
Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560082
Phone: +91 80 - 41664561 / 62 / 63 / 64
Fax: +91 - 80 - 41664565
Email: [email protected]
Courses Offered

  • B.Sc In Multimedia Technologies (3 Years)
  • M.Sc in Multimedia Technologies (2 Years)
  • Diploma in Digital Animation & VFX (10 Months)
  • Masters In Digital Animation & VFX (18 Months)
  • Diploma in Multimedia Authoring
  • Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Authoring
  • Diploma in eLearning
  • Diploma in Rich Internet Application (RIA) development
  • Advanced Diploma in Rich Internet Application (RIA)development
  • Diploma in Mobile Application Development
  • Diploma in Online Game Development
  • Diploma in Web Designing
  • Advanced Diploma in Web Designing

Ittina Anu, Hope Farm Circle, Near ITPL
Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore - 560066
Phone: +91 - 080 - 66160688
Email: [email protected]
Courses Offered
BTEC HNC accredited by Edexcel (Duration: 2 Years)

543, 3rd Floor, Salarpuria Plaza, CMH Road
Indiranagar, Bangalore - 38
Phone: +91 - 80 - 32902860 - 61
Courses Offered

  • Specialization Diploma in 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Comprehensive Diploma in 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Diploma in 3D Animation Using Autodesk 3ds max & Autodesk Maya
  • Certificate Course in 3D Animation Using Autodesk maya
  • Certificate Course in 3D Animation Using Autodesk 3ds max
  • Certificate Course in Digital Compositing & Non Linear Editing
  • Certificate Program in Node Based Compositing with the Foundary Nuke designed by visual effects expert Steve Wright

Xplora Design Skool, Bangalore
No, 114, III Floor, Al-Azeem, 7th Block, Koramangala, 560034, Bangalore, India
Phone: 91-9008001532
Email : [email protected]

National Institute of Creative Communication, International College

30 & 31, Hennur Gardens, 5th Cross,
Near Hennur Bande, Kalyan Naga Bangalore, India, 560043,
Phone: 91-9886135901
Email : [email protected]

SAE Technology College
No 88, First Floor, Sampige Road,
Between 6th and 7th cross,
Malleswram, Bangalore - 560003.
Phone : 04428203942
Email: [email protected]
Website :
Courses Offered

  • Diploma in Animation Arts (Animation for Games – DAG)
  • BA in Animation & Digital Film Making
  • Intensive Course in Animation

Apollo Computer Education
208,2nd Floor, Ramanashree Chambers, Lady Curzon
Road, Bangalore
Phone: 25559665
Email : [email protected]
Website :

Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College
Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women,
Science Post, Malleswaram 18th Cross, Bangalore-560012
Phone: 080-23349311

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