Frequently Asked Questions
What is Animation & VFX?
Did you watch ‘Duck Tales’ or ‘He-Man’ as a child? Then you already know what Animation is. Basically, it is a technique of art which causes pictures or images to look like they are moving. The Animation industry in India & internationally is very huge & growing. There is a big market for animated films, advertising campaigns, educational CDs, websites with animation, etc.VFX or Visual Effects are a way of mixing real film shooting with false or animated images. For instance, a movie that shows the hero jumping off the ground and flying into the air, is created using VFX. Almost every single movie these days uses VFX. MAAC offers some of the best VFX courses. Affordable software for Animation & VFX has made it easy for almost all filmmakers to use VFX in their movies.There are various types of Animation. MAAC offers training in many of these varieties. Check out the MAAC courses.
What is the difference in animation 2D and 3D?
The most obvious difference between the two genres of animation is the three dimensional characteristics or the appearance of depth. 2D animation is created by drawing almost every frame of the animated movie and is the base of 3D animation. 3D animation is created by changing the poses and the placement of already created 3D models. It has more depth and is more realistic, it is a series of images/ objects created using computers or any other digital media.Want to build a career in 2D & 3D Animation? Contact us
How is animation as a career?
Animation is highly exciting and youthful career option, which is rewarding too. Animation enables you to create characters, give them life, fill colors and others pay for work which you do! Field of animation especially computer animation is advancing at a very rapid scale in terms of technology and expertise. There is no dearth of opportunities because the media industry is booming.To know more about the scope for animation professionals, visit our Student Zone section.
What is the scope of Animation in India?
The animation industry in India will grow at 22 percent every year, according to the latest report by NASSCOM*.Many big studios and companies like Walt Disney, Sony Pictures & Turner Entertainment which make animated films, TV ads & computer games, are off-shoring animation content to India. Many Indian animation studios & production houses are packed with work be it outsourced from abroad or in-house projects for the market in India. Hence, the Indian animation industry is certainly facing a talent crunch.Want to enter this industry? Fill the Student Enquiry Form to enroll.To know more about the scope for animation professionals, visit our Student Zone section.
Are drawing skills compulsory for becoming a good animator?
The animation industry is growing at a fast pace and hence needs a large number of trained professionals. Job skills required in the animation field can be clubbed under two broad categories:
1- Technical skills
2- Soft skillsDrawing skills, design & layout, animation techniques & training on relevant software, creating different moods and feelings in characters are skills that can be acquired through a formal animation training program from a reputed institution. MAAC’s training ensures that students produce quality work that wins them awards. To know how suited you are to an animation career, talk to our counselors at 1-800-209-6222
What are the career opportunities in Animation?
Animation is a fast-emerging high-paying career option. Many big studios and companies like Walt Disney, Sony Pictures & Turner Entertainment which make animated films, TV ads & computer games, are off-shoring animation content to India.Trained & talented people are required for such projects.
After training, you can be:
- Modeling Artist
- Character Animator
- FX Artist
- Motion Graphics Artist
- Matchmoving Artist
- Lighting Artist
- Render Artist
- Layout Artist
- Digital Sculptor
- Rigging Artist
- Roto & Clean-up Artist
- Video Editor
What kind of salary can be expected after the completion of an animation course?
Animation is a creative field. Your salary depends on your talent, creativity and knowledge you gain from the course. Upon successful course completion, MAAC offers career development training & placement assistance so that you get a chance to be interviewed & recruited by major animation studios & film making companies.Want to know more? Talk to our counsellor at 1-800-209-6222 or walk in to your nearest centre
What types of courses are available at MAAC?
MAAC offers a wide range of career-oriented courses in:
Students of MAAC learn to work with the latest software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Autodesk 3dsmax, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Matchmover.For details, check our Courses section, or find your nearest MAAC centre & visit us there.
How is MAAC different from others?
MAAC is the high-end 3D Animation & VFX education brand of Aptech. Through its wide network of centres, MAAC has prepared thousands of students for careers in Animation, VFX, Filmmaking, Gaming, Web and Graphics Design. The Academy provides quality education through career-oriented courses, leading to job placements with studios & reputed companies.MAAC offers:
– Wide range of career & short-term courses
– Hands-on training through projects & show-reels for Animation, VFX, Gaming,
Web Designing, Filmmaking
– Quality education through experienced faculty & cutting-edge infrastructure
– Career development training leading to superior job placements.For details, check what MAAC is all about.
What are the fees for MAAC courses?
MAAC offers a wide range of career-oriented short-term & career courses. The duration of each course is different & the timings are flexible to fit the requirements of students. From time to time, MAAC also offers scholarships & discounts to deserving students. Keeping in mind various factors, fees for MAAC courses have been kept variable. For the latest fee details, get in touch with your nearest MAAC centre.
What are the batch timings at MAAC?
MAAC courses are for young students as well as for experienced industry professionals. As such, the courses offer the flexibility of choosing easy batch timings. Many MAAC students are employed in full-time jobs or attend full time colleges to study some other subject. For their convenience, MAAC has introduced flexible batch timings so that they can manage their work and studies, while attending MAAC classes and completing their practical training on time.Want to know the exact timings for your preferred course at MAAC? Fill this form to contact our Counsellor.
What software do you teach in MAAC courses?
MAAC conducts training on the latest versions of software used in the Animation & VFX industry around the world.Some of the top software taught are:
- Autodesk 3dsmax
- Autodesk Maya
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Premiere
- Autodesk Mudbox
- Eyeon Fusion
- Apple Final Cut Pro
- Autodesk Matchmover
What are the placements & career prospects after completing a MAAC course?
Animation & VFX are huge and growing industries. Animation is expected to have created 2 lakh jobs in India in 2011. Salaries in this field can start from as much as 7 lakh per annum. Right now, the industry needs 30,000 trained professionals!MAAC provides Career Development Training to prepare students for the international job market. Throughout their course, students are encouraged to attend guidance lectures by industry experts, and workshops and events to develop their job skills.For their outstanding work, MAAC students have won numerous awards in India and across the world. This helps the student get noticed by the industry and gain successful job placements with reputed animation studios.MAAC also has a dedicated Placements Cell that conducts personal interviews with eligible students* to understand their strengths and weaknesses and to provide the right career guidance.Check out the list of studios and companies that have employed MAAC students.Want to become an animation professional? Call us NOW at 1-800-209-6222 (toll-free)
What are the facilities & infrastructure like at MAAC?
MAAC lays strong emphasis on using the best infrastructure to train students. All centres are equipped with state of the art technology & have good learning facilities. The Academy uses high-end computers, Wacom tablets & other equipment in the classroom. The infrastructure is similar to that used in the global Animation & VFX industry. This helps create an ‘on-the-job’ environment in the class. As a result, MAAC students often win many Awards for the films they create.To know more take a tour of your nearest centre or check out our centre tour video
How are the faculty & their background at MAAC?
MAAC is proud of its faculty. Our trainers & teachers are experienced and they have won many prizes at competitions around the world. MAAC has a dedicated Research & Development team consisting of professionals from the Animation, VFX & Gaming industry. This team is responsible for planning the detailed curriculum for each course.MAAC conducts faculty training programs to ensure high standards of teaching in the classroom. All MAAC teachers are trained by industry professionals who help sharpen their creative & technical skills.
Which is the best centre of MAAC?
MAAC lays strong emphasis on using the best infrastructure to train students. The Academy uses high-end computers, Wacom tablets & other equipment in the classroom. The infrastructure is similar to that used in the global Animation & VFX industry. This helps create an ‘on-the-job’ environment in the class. The Academy conducts faculty training programs to ensure high standards of teaching in the classroom. All MAAC teachers are trained by Animation industry professionals who help sharpen their creative & technical skills.You can walk in to your nearest MAAC centre, and check it for yourself. Please get in touch at the toll free number 1-800-209-6222 for free counselling session or any specific queries.
Where are the campuses of MAAC?
MAAC has centres all over India. Visit your nearest centre to get free career guidance.
Please give me the address/phone number of a MAAC institute
What are the eligibility/admission criteria in MAAC?
You have to be 10 +2 pass in any stream. All you need to make a career in animation is creativity, passion and eagerness to learn. Check out various MAAC courses & for free career counseling, call our toll-free number 1-800-209-6222 You may also walk in to your nearest centre or let us know if you need further details.
What is the admission procedure in MAAC?
Check out the various career courses by MAAC. To know more about a course, batch timings or fees details, please walk in to your nearest centre . Or you can call our toll free no: 1-800-209-6222 & get free career guidance from MAAC counsellors. If you want any specific information, let us know & we will get in touch with you.
Does MAAC have any loan facility/ bank tie-ups for payment of course fees?
Does MAAC have hostel facility?
What courses can I take up after 10+2?
Depending upon your area of interest, passion & career plans, you can choose to do a course in animation, VFX, gaming, multimedia etc.Please check out a list of animation courses and other short term courses offered by MAAC. For free career guidance, please walk in to your nearest centre or call 1-800-209-6222
What is 24FPS? What are the other events that MAAC organizes?
MAAC is the first – and only – Animation Academy that has a dedicated Team that works all year round to organize events.
To help in students’ personality development, MAAC organizes a number of events. Apart from the famous 24FPS International Animation Awards, MAAC hosts several other events too. Through these events, students get an opportunity to showcase their skills & to interact with experienced Animation, VFX and Gaming professionals. The education gained from these events help students become job-ready by the time they complete their course.Typically, MAAC organizes the following types of events:– 24FPS International Animation Awards
– National Students’ Meet
– Srijan Edufair
– Legends of MAAC
– Next in Bollywood
What are the activities that MAAC organises for student engagement?
Apart from classroom education, MAAC conducts many activities to prepare students to become successful professionals in the Animation, VFX, Gaming & Filmmaking industries.– Also, MAAC is the first – and only – Animation Academy that has a dedicated Team that works all year round to organize events.– MAAC conducts different events at centre, national & international level. Students get an opportunity to showcase their skills & to interact with experienced Animation, VFX and Gaming professionals.– The MAAC Placements Cell conducts personal interviews with eligible students** to understand their strengths & weaknesses and to provide the right career guidance.
What benefits do MAAC students get while preparing for their careers?
– MAAC has a dedicated Research & Development team consisting of industry professionals.– MAAC lays strong emphasis on using the best infrastructure to train students. The Academy uses high-end computers, Wacom tablets & other equipment in the classroom. This helps create an ‘on-the-job’ environment in the class. As a result, MAAC students often win many Awards for the films they create.– Career Development Trainings (CDT), guidance lectures, workshops & a number of events are conducted to encourage students to develop their job skills.– MAAC provides placement assistance to students on successful completion of their course. See the list of companies that have recruited from MAAC.
Please let me know how to get into the gaming industry
Gaming is a fast growing sector and an exciting industry to pursue a career. MAAC offers the DGDI career course that covers Game Art, Design & Integration of game asset elements. To know more about the gaming industry and what job roles could be offered to you after training, call 1-800-209-6222. Also, do drop in to your nearest MAAC centre for free career guidance.
Please tell me about MAAC's gaming course & its career opportunities.
MAAC’s DGDI is a comprehensive course that covers Game Art, Design & Integration of game asset elements. After training, you can pursue careers in:
- 3D Game Design
- Game Testing Jobs
- 3D Game Modeler
- Simulator Graphics
- Web 3D Graphics
- Interactive Product Demos
- Interactive Architectural Walkthroughs, etc
How is the DGDI course game designing? Will I get to learn all that is needed for game design?
The DGDI course is a 1 year program on Game Design and Integration. Students are taken through the various aspects related to Game Design, Asset Development and integrating the same in the Game Engine. All the fundamentals of Game Art and Design are taught to the students before they understand to execute the same in software. To know batch timings in your nearest centre, call 1-800-209-6222 or walk in. To know more about the course, click here.
What are the career courses for graphic & web designing?
MAAC’s DGWA/DGA course trains students in Graphic illustrations, Print & Web Designing. Learn the various artistic techniques in graphics and web designing.After successful completion of DGWA/DGA, students can work in Advertising Agencies, Graphic Design Studios, Website Development Companies, TV Production Houses, Publishing Houses, E-Learning Companies & more. To know more about different graphics design and multimedia courses, call 1-800-209-6222.
What are the placement opportunities available after doing a web designing course from MAAC?
MAAC offers the DGWA course that trains students in Graphic illustrations, Print & Web Designing. After successful completion of DGDRM, students can work in Advertising Agencies, Graphic Design Studios, Website Development Companies, TV Production Houses, Publishing Houses, E-Learning Companies & more. Students can work in job roles like:
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
- Advertising Designer
- Design Consultant
- Design Visualiser
- Graphic Artist
- Multimedia Designer
- Interactive Designer
- User Interface Designer (UI)
- Layout Designer
- Magazine Designer
- Packaging Designer
What course should one take up for a career in the comics industry?
The Graphics industry has picked up in a very big way over the last decade. If you are interested in creating graphics and cool animation for print & web design, you can join MAAC’s DGDRM course. You can work in the print & graphics industry as BG artists, character designers, concept developers, or be involved in color balancing, comic cleanup and sharpening and layout of the page. For free career guidance, walk in to your nearest centre or call 1-800-209-6222
What does a Visual Effects (VFX) artist do?
VFX or Visual Effects are a way of mixing real film shooting with false or animated images. For instance, a movie that shows the hero jumping off the ground and flying into the air, is created using VFX. Almost every single movie these days uses VFX. Visual-effects artists and supervisors create special effects, animation and do visual clean-up for feature films and commercials. For exciting careers in VFX, check out MAAC’s VFX Plus course
What are the career opportunities after VFX course?
MAAC’s VFX Plus course focuses on teaching students to create high-end Visual Effects used in films & other media.
What is Design Visualization?
Design Visualization is used in industries such as Engineering, Architecture, Entertainment & Manufacturing. Visualization plays a big role at every stage in these industries. Exploring complex organic forms, studying how light interacts with the design, presenting designs for planning in architecture, medicine & manufacturing are some of those.On completion of MAAC’s Design Viz Pro course, you can work in:
- Architecture Visualization
- Product Visualization
- Event Management
- Scientific Animation
- Construction & Real Estate
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- 3D Simulation
What are the short term courses in MAAC?
AAC offers various short term courses focusing on specific aspects of animation & film-making. People wanting to quickly polish their skills in a particular software can apply to these courses.
Is there any Animation program for 10th Passed?
Ideally, all MAAC courses need at least 10+2/ HSC passed candidates.After 10th you can’t do any graduate /degree program in animation. However there are short term courses for which you may apply. Also, do drop in to your nearest MAAC centre for free career guidance. Or, you can call us at 1-800-209-6222. All the best!
What is the duration of the courses at MAAC?
MAAC offers various types of courses: Career & Short-term courses. Training is offered for careers in Animation, VFX, Game Design & Development, Web Designing, etc.As such, the duration of the courses also ranges from a few weeks (for short-term courses) to 3 years (for the University Degree program).