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The scope of animation film making in India in the coming decade is expected to be significant. With the growth of digital media and increasing demand for animated content across various platforms, the animation industry in India has been experiencing a steady growth rate over the years.

The Indian animation industry is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 15% during the period of 2021-2026. The growth is primarily driven by the increasing demand for animation content from various sectors such as media and entertainment, gaming, advertising, visual effects, education, and e-learning.

Moreover, the Indian government’s initiatives to promote the animation industry and the availability of skilled talent pool are expected to further boost the growth of the sector. With the growing popularity of Indian content and the increasing demand for animation in the global market, the scope for animation filmmaking in India is expected to grow in the coming years.

The field of animation film making is ideal for those who have great imagination and oodles of creativity to breathe life into inanimate objects using modern computer-based techniques.

For those who are interested, come join the thousands of learners from the prestigious Toonz Academy based at Technopark, Trivandrum, and equip yourself for high-paying jobs with our highly-popular Animation Film Making Advanced (AFMA) course. With this course, you can delve into the world of imaginative animation filmmaking and learn cutting-edge skills to pave your way into the film industry.

The Course Details

Our animation film making course offers you a concrete, lucrative and demanding career and comes with an assured internship at our award-winning Toonz studio. The course comprises of 2 semesters of six months each. Upon completion, there is a 3-month studio internship program during which students can learn to specialize in their field of interest.

The Animation Film Making Advanced coursework consists of following modules:

    1. Film Appreciation & script writing
    2. Concept art development
    3. Pre-production
    4. Classical 2D animation
    5. Digital 2D animation
    6. 3D Asset creation
    7. 3 Character Animation
    8. Post-production

Film Appreciation & script writing

Film appreciation is the study of the artistic, technical, and cultural aspects of film. It involves analysing the visual and audio elements of a film, such as animation style, cinematography, sound, lighting, and editing, as well as the storytelling techniques and thematic messages conveyed by the film. 

Script writing, on the other hand, is the process of crafting a screenplay or script for a film or television show. It involves developing a story, creating characters, and crafting dialogue and action that will bring the story to life on screen.

Concept art development

Concept art development is an important aspect of the animation film making process. It involves the creation of visual materials that help to establish the look and feel of a particular project. Concept art can take many forms, including sketches, digital paintings, 3D models, and storyboards. In animation film making, concept art is used to help the development team create a cohesive and visually engaging world. For example, concept art can be used to establish the look of the characters, their clothing, and their environment. This helps the animation team create a consistent visual style that enhances the story and engages the audience.


Pre-production is a crucial stage in the animation process that involves planning and preparation before actual animation production begins. Here are the key steps in pre-production for animation are Concept and Script Development, Character Design, Environment Design, Voice Acting and Sound Design, Story boarding & Animatics

Classical 2D animation

Classical 2D animation, also known as cel animation or hand-drawn animation, is a technique where each frame of the animation is created by hand, typically using paper and pencil. The animator creates a series of drawings, with each drawing showing a slight variation in movement or pose from the previous one. These drawings are then photographed or scanned into a digital format and played back at a high frame rate to create the illusion of movement.

Digital 2D animation

Digital 2D animation is a form of animation that involves creating 2D graphics and using computer software to animate them. It typically involves creating a series of drawings or images that are then digitally manipulated to create the illusion of movement. There are many software programs available for creating digital 2D animations, including Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony etc.

3D Asset creation

3D asset creation involves the process of creating 3D assets for a project that can be used for various purposes, such as animated films, video games, movies, virtual reality simulations, visual effects and more. Here are the various processes involved in creating 3D assets. a. backgrounds & props modelling b. character modelling c. texturing d. rigging & skinning.

3D Character Animation

3D character animation is the process of creating animated characters in a three-dimensional space using computer software and giving them believable moments. This process involves creating a virtual character, rigging it with a skeleton, and animating it by manipulating the skeleton and its associated controls. Keyframe animation and pose to pose animation are common process followed by animators.


Post-production in animation is the process of finalizing an animated project after the animation and sound design have been completed. This process includes a variety of tasks that are essential for preparing the final product for distribution, such as editing, colour correction, sound mixing, and final rendering.

A final project also needs to be submitted at the end of this module.

Main Attractions:


You will be taking part in live workshops conducted by some of the industry’s top specialists. These would include workshops on:

  • Acting ,Live Sketching, Clay Modelling ,Perspective Study & Stop Motion
  • A final project also needs to be submitted at the end of this module.


Under the guidance of 35+ of the industry’s best mentors, learn and nurture your passions for carefully curated animation courses in state-of-the-art facilities.

Global opportunities

Equip yourself for the global stage by training with the top studio mentors from the house of India’s top animation company – Toonz Media Group.

Opportunities in India

By successfully completing the international-level Animation Film Making Advanced course at Toonz Academy, you also get 100% placement assistance among the top animation companies.

Live project

One of the most exciting perks of learning the AFMA course from the Toonz Academy is that you get hands-on experience on live projects at the prestigious Toonz studios! This also helps you decide what you want to specialize in.

Studio Experience

We provide a solid foundation for a thriving career with the 3 months assured studio internship. Working along with the industry’s best, this experience will help in skill building and career orientation for the student.

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