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Toonz Academy

Overview

Toonz Academy is the training division of the award winning animation studio, Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd. (www.toonzanimationindia.com) The academy was established in the year 2002 and is a fully owned subsidiary of Toonz Entertainment Pte Ltd Singapore, the parent company of the Toonz Group. The first centre of the academy was established in Trivandrum near the Technopark campus during the year 2003. Plans are in fast swing to establish centers elsewhere in major cities across India. The academy offers 12 months Advanced Diploma course in animation. The Academy also offers a portfolio of short-term courses in animation and visual effects. Continuing its fast pace of growth, the Academy has signed MOU's with leading Chinese Universities to set up animation training centers in China and plans to expand its operation to West Africa, Middle East and South East Asia.

Courses

Toonz Academy's flag ship program is 'Advanced Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation' that aims to impart proficiency in key areas like Character modeling, Background, Organic Character Texturing, Lighting, Character Rigging, Character Animation and Particle Effects, Dynamics, and Compositing. The duration of this course is 12 months.
After completing the 12 months Advanced Diploma from Toonz Academy, the students has the opportunity to undertake 3 months of internship at the world-class Toonz Animation Studio in Technopark. The selection to this internship will be based on a test and performance during the 12 month period.
The Academy also offers BSc in Animation awarded by the Bharathiar University. The minimum qualification for this 3 year program is class 12 pass. For professionals who are looking for skill up gradation in 3D, a comprehensive 6 month 3D PIP course (Professional Industry Practices in 3D Animation) would add value to their knowledge in Maya where industry professionals mentor the students equipping them to meet the challenges of the studio environment.

Admission

Eligibility
The eligibility criteria for these courses are an academic back ground stretching from 10th pass and above and a passion for creative work. Students with a diploma or bachelor's degree in fine arts or some experience in commercial arts are likely to get preference.

Selection Criteria
The selection will be done on scrutiny of portfolios and through admission/aptitude tests. The core faculty/selection committee shall determine the test process. For the animation selection process, thrust will be given on drafting skills and the understanding of posing, staging, and movement. The basic elements of an animation portfolio should include quick action sketches of humans or animals, which show the potential for movement.

Placements

Since its inception, the academy has churned out quality professionals with poise and dedication who adore the higher echelons of the animation industry. Toonz Academy leverages its strong industry network to help students find suitable positions in reputed studios and production houses. A placement cell coordinates the placement activities, out of each centre.
Our alumni are associated with the reputed organizations like Toonz Animation India, Data Quest, UTV Toonz, Crest Animation, Anirights, Rhythm and Hues, Sun Animation, Sky works, Ittina, Dhruva, Ocher, Ernst & Young, Visual graphics, Caterpillar, CAD Centre, Hibiscus, Tata Elxsi, Water Melon, Freeland Workers, Arena Multimedia, IMA, EDV Advertising, Vismaya Max.

Courses

Trivandrum
Toonz Animation Academy
731, Nila Building
Technopark, Kariyavattom P.O
Kazhakuttom, Trivandrum (District)
Kerala. India.Pin Code - 695581
Phone - 09249494908
0471-6451415,3042500
Email: contact@toonzacademy.com

Lucknow
Toonz Animation Academy
354,3rd floor
Lekhraj Khazana
Faizabad road
Indira Nagar
Lucknow-226016 Uttar Pradesh
Ph:09235652222,0522-3052000,3053000
Email - lucknowinfo@toonzacademy.com
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