The animation industry is growing tremendously in the digital world. Fast gaining popularity among the masses, Multimedia and Animation are the fields where a majority of the people wish to make their career in as many organizations, media houses, and production houses are in search of talented animators, designers, creative artists. Animation is an appropriate career for people interested in creative work like designing and drawing. It is one of the highest-paid professions as well. In this article, I have mentioned some best animation colleges in India.  


1. National Institute of Film and Fine Arts

 National Institute of Film and Fine Arts is located in Kolkata, West Bengal, and is affiliated with the Federation of Film Societies of India and National Film Archive, Govt. of India. It offers diploma, bachelors, and advanced diploma courses across various streams like acting and digital film making. Its fee ranges from 74k-4 lakhs. It provides a placement package of around 2-9LPA


2. St. Xavier College (autonomous)

 St. Xavier College is situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra and is affiliated with the University of Mumbai offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce and Management. Admission to the courses is both merit and entrance based and under private ownership. The fee ranges from 5- 25k varying with courses/programs. Average placement packages offered are around 5-6 LPA. 


3. Maya Institute of advanced cinematic (MAAC)

Maya Academy Of Advanced Cinematics MAAC Preet Vihar, Delhi is a Co-Education and located in Delhi. The college offers a range of bachelors and masters courses in many streams like arts, commerce and science followed by diploma and certification courses in designing and fine arts. The fee charged falls around 86k-3 lakhs. Average placement packages are around 3- 7 LPA.

4. Arena Animation

Arena Animation is located in Borivali, Mumbai and is under private ownership. The institution offers around 37 courses across 7 streams. Some of the popular courses are graphic designing, a certificate in VFX Film Making, a certificate in graphics, web designing, UI and UV Designing and many more. The fee for various courses varies from 1 to 6 lakhs. Average placements are around 21-22LPA.

5. FX School

FX School is located in Mumbai. The institute trains its students in the field of Visual Effects, Animation, and Digital Film Making & Photography. It is a private owned institution and has collaborations and tie-ups with many famous organizations and companies like Rhythm & Hues, Pixion, Technicolor India, Crest and Prime Focus which increases the employability for the students, but placement is not guaranteed. The fee falls somewhere between 1 to 3 lakhs. 


AAFT college is located in Film City, Noida. The institute offers various undergraduate courses like B.Sc. and B.A. in cinema which also includes a diploma in acting, and masters courses like M.Sc. and M.A. in Cinema including post-graduation in acting, production, sound editing and many more fields. The overall fee varies from 10 to 15 lakhs and the average placement packages offered are around 5 -8 LPA.

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7. Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore Institute of Technology  Located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu; Vellore Institute of Technology is a private owned institution that offers around 64 undergraduate and 35 postgraduate courses across various streams including Engineering, Science, Business Studies, Management, designing, mass communication, architecture and many more. Its fee ranges from 55k-2lakhs. The placement packages offered are around 18 – 20 LPA.

8. Amity university

Amity university – It is a private University in Noida, Uttar Pradesh that is recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited ‘A’ by NAAC. The university offers various diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and certificate courses in many streams including engineering, business studies, management, fine arts, fashion designing, mass communication and many more. The fee varies from 1 to 5 lakhs. Average placement packages offered are around 4-5 LPA.

9. Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University – It is a private university located in Jalandhar, Punjab. The University is recognised by University Grant Commission (UGC) and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The University offers many bachelors and masters courses in various fields ranging from management, literature to designing and mass communication to engineering and many more. The fee varies from 1 to 6 lakh along with the program you opt for. Average placements are around 4-5 LPA.

10. Whistling Woods International-

Whistling Woods International- Located in Mumbai, Maharashtra; it is Asia’s largest film, communication and creative arts institute. It offers various courses like B.Sc. in film making, B.A., BBA, MBA, M.Sc. in film making and advanced diploma courses in acting which are affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and Tata Institute of Social Science (Mumbai). Its fee ranges from 4-20 lakhs. It provides a placement package of around 3-4LPA.

11. Bengaluru University

Bengaluru University – It is a government-owned University and is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and offers courses/programs like B.E, B.Com, MA, M.Com, PhD followed by designing and many creative courses as well. The fee for various courses is around 10 to 25k. It provides a placement package of approximately around 18-19 lakhs.

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Animation has always been an underrated profession but now you have various colleges and universities that offer correct guidance and mentorship, so you can make a successful and secured career in this field. If you wish to take up animations as a profession then you must take look at these colleges. Hope the article helps you to find out the best animation colleges. 

By: Nupur Bhagat


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