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The Industry of Imagination An Introduction to Animation The Institute of Ideas About MAAC Our Affiliations MAAC Advantage Academic Advisory Board Chapters in Creativity Courses at MAAC Ambition and Inspiration Placements Infrastructure Industry Interface Alumni Speak MAAC Centres

Here doodles give birth to superheroes. Magic turns muse. And daydreams help realise dreams. Welcome to the world of animation.

An Introduction to Animation
In India, a new animation revolution is underway. While TV channels like Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Hungama, Pogo and Animax are bringing world-class animation to households, movies like Avatar and Up are reaching out to audiences beyond children. Technological advancements have increased the accessibility and utility of animated content, and today animation has spread to video games, television news content, e-Education and mobile games. Even sectors like medicine, automobile and defense are making use of animation in a big way. A multi-billion dollar industry, animation is also generating a great deal of employment. The animation industry offers career opportunities in a range of profiles - from technology-based jobs such as compositing and game designing to creative profiles like visual-effects supervisors, 3D modelers and character animators. Of course, all of these profiles demand a highly skilled and trained workforce. This is where MAAC comes in.

At MAAC, creativity is the curriculum and ideas are the study material. Our education is just as focused on thinking as it is on skill.

About MAAC
Founded in 2001, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) was created on the philosophy that animation is a challenging profession which requires a combination of good conceptual grounding, strong technical skills and above all, a creative orientation. Our courses are designed to reflect and forward this philosophy. Known for their comprehensive curricula and effective training methods, our courses are well received by the industry, and our students find placements with some of the leading studios of India. Since our inception, we have successfully trained over 30,000 students. At MAAC, we are constantly updating our knowledge base to ensure that our courses remain cutting-edge and relevant to the industry scenario at all times. As a professionally run education organisation, we have grown from strength to strength in the ten years since our inception. Today, we have a network of more than 80 academic centres spread across India and abroad.

MAAC Advantage
Creativity is the soul of an animator and it is the cornerstone of an animators education. Our organisation imbibes creative orientation in everything that we do and this is transmitted to our students. Animators from MAAC hold a distinct and triple advantage over others in the same field. Creativity and Pedagogy are the MAAC brand differentiators. The three-fold MAAC advantage revolves around the following benefits -

Focus on Creativity
MAAC is promoted and run by a team of creative professionals who thrive on their imagination and inspiration, and understand the value of encouraging original thinking. With a Chief Creative Officer (CCO) at the helm of affairs, creativity flows from top down at MAAC. Not just that, our instructors are industry certified and we also boast of a central creative team called MAAC Creative Shop (MCS), staffed by expert professionals, that guides the students as well as faculty.

Education with Foresight


Animation is a super dynamic field. Todays innovation is tomorrows history. That is why our team at MAAC never stops learning. Because it is this learning that helps us understand the latest industry developments and requirements. Our centralised training unit, T3, is committed to continuously train future mentors and teachers, so that students receive training that is industry relevant at all times.

Practical Approach to Learning


MAAC is a flourishing creative organisation and our students benefit from the hands-on, specialised approach encouraged in the academy. The training also incorporates additional intricate elements like camera angles, storyboards and editing. MAACs competitive edge lies in providing high-end infrastructure for the student to create an on-the-job environment. The result is visible in the many award-winning short films made by our students.

Academic Advisory Board


To make sure that you, as an animator, are industry-ready and hit the ground running, we at MAAC continuously take care that our curriculum is cutting-edge and tailored towards the industrys needs. We measure ourselves against the best in the world. Helping us set and maintain these intense standards are a group of experienced people from the global animation industry. These high achievers form our Academic Advisory Board. Apart from being leading industry professionals, they are renowned for their passion and commitment to the cause of animation education in India.

Mr. Ketan Mehta


Acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta is the recipient of many national and international awards. His well-known works include The Rising, Mirch Masala, Sardar, Bhavni Bhavai and Holi. Ketan has a diploma in film-making from the prestigious FTII. He has over 20 years experience in diverse media forms from film to television to commercials to shorts.

Ms. Shelley Page


A trained illustrator, Shelley is the co-head of Artist Development at Dreamworks Animation. Her film credits include the Shrek movies, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Shelley hosts student events at all the major European animation festivals. She sits on the graduation juries of leading French animation schools and on the juries of many international animation festivals, including Annecy (France), Imagina (Monte Carlo), FMX (Germany) and 24 FPS (India).

Mr. Kireet Khurana


Kireet is a High Honors Graduate in classical animation filmmaking from Sheridan College, Canada, one of the top animation colleges. As founder and creative head of 2NZ Animation, he has won five President's National Awards and two international awards for his films. He created the award winning series Adventures of Chhota Birbal and is also the director of the feature film, Toonpur Ka Superhero. Kireet is a founder member of The Animation Society of India (TASI).

Each one of our courses is designed to help you achieve your creative potential. Striking a perfect balance between concepts and technology, they equip you with the latest know-how to make it in this cutting-edge animation industry.

Courses at MAAC
The animation industry is witnessing a sea-change in the quality of content produced. Movies like Avatar, have raised the bar and have taken the audience expectations to the next level. To regularly produce content of this quality, the industry needs a new breed of professionals which is creative and adept at wielding the new emerging technology. That is why MAAC has also taken its courses to the next level. The new MAAC courses are designed to equip a student with specialised skills that are industry relevant and are also in-tune with global trends. These courses are committed to creating not just a software operator, but a job-ready animation professional.

in 3D Animation and Visual Effects


MAAC in an exclusive association with IGNOU, the worlds largest university, lends the credibility of a Bachelors degree to your animation education. Through the course of the programme, the students will undergo training on how to create DV films with aesthetic sense. The course also covers in-depth training on 3D Animation and Visual Effects with Node Based Compositing and Match Moving. Film Editing is also an integral part of the course curriculum. The course also ensures that the students have a thorough understanding of the Animation Production Pipeline.
Course Contents: Pre Production Cinematography Concepts of Film Making Cinematic Lighting Digital Image Enhancement 3D Modeling 3D Texturing Rigging 3D Lighting 3D Animation FX and Dynamics Fluid System Camera Tracking Film Editing Compositing Production 3D and VFX Specialisation Soft Skills Business Skills Software Covered: Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Adobe Sound Booth Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Maya Autodesk Mudbox Eyeon Fusion Apple Final Cut Pro Autodesk Matchmover Semester 4 Character Setup Character Animation Compositing & Match Moving Editing Language I (English) Semester 5 VFX Specialisation Language II Managerial (Economics) Semester 6 Modeling/Lighting/ Animation Specialisation. Managerial-II Portfolio Development, Project. Eligibility: Applicants with 10+2 or equivalent qualification or BPP from IGNOU and basic knowledge of computers. Duration: 36 Months Admission Process: Aptitude Test + Personal Interview Career Opportunities: Modeling Artist Lighting Artist Render Artist Character Animator Layout Artist Digital Sculptor Rigging Artist FX Artist Roto Artist Match Mover Video Editor Motion Graphics Artist Compositor

Bachelor of Arts

Course Structure: Semester 1 Basics of Film Making-I Digital Enhancement -I Digital Enhancement- II The Art of Editing Semester 2 3D Design- I Look Development- I Character Setup & Animation- I FX- I Semester 3 3D Design II Look Development II Look Development III FX II

This course is available in select MAAC centres only.

AD3DEDGE has been designed keeping in mind the skill set enhancement of a student. The course covers the complete process of animation film making, right from the pre-production and production to the post-production stage. This course is looking to fulfill the industry's requirement of a job-ready professional and offers the students four specialisation options from which they can choose one, depending on their aptitude.
Duration: 27 Months 648 Hours Course Contents: Pre-production Storyboarding Cinematography Stop Motion Digital Design Sound Editing 3D Design & Modeling Digital Sculpting Look Development Lighting & Rendering Fluid, Hair & Cloth FX Character Setup & Skinning Character Animation Visual Effects Compositing 3D Tracking & Match Moving Editing Software Covered: Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Adobe Sound Booth Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Maya Autodesk Mudbox Eyeon Fusion Apple Final Cut Pro Autodesk Matchmover

Elective Specialisation Options:


(Any one to be chosen)

Modeling & Texturing*


Course Contents: Visual Perception Methods of Approach Details of Surfacing Low Poly Modeling High-End Digital Sculpting Art of Texturing & UV Layout Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya Pixologic ZBrush

Software Covered: Autodesk Maya Mental Ray Eyeon Fusion

Animation*
Course Contents: Animation Foundation Body Dynamics Basic Performance Art Acting in Animation Advance Performance Art Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya

Software Covered: Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Maya Eyeon Fusion PFTrack Real Flow *Duration: 4 Months 96 Hours Career Opportunities: Modeling Artist Lighting Artist Render Artist Character Animator Layout Artist Digital Sculptor Rigging Artist FX Artist Roto & Clean-up Artist Matchmoving Artist Video Editor Motion Graphics Artist Compositor

Lighting and Shading*


Course Contents: Perception of Colours & Natural Light Sources Understanding Shading Models Methods of Lighting & Optimisation of Scenes In-Depth Study of Mental Ray Rendering Optimisations & Pre-compositing Industry Standard Portfolio

Visual Effects*
Course Contents: Particle Dynamics Integration into Live Action High-End Fluid Simulation 3D Camera Tracking & Matchmoving Live Action Integration with 3D elements Industry Standard Portfolio

AD3DNEXT offers an in-depth training in the pre-production and production stages of animation filmmaking. Along with this, the students also get a thorough grounding in the area of their expertise by pursuing the specialisation module at the end of their generic course.
Duration: 24 Months 576 Hours Course Contents: Pre-production Storyboarding Cinematography Concepts of Film Making Stop Motion Digital Design Sound Editing Concepts of Non Linear Editing 3D Design & Modeling Digital Scultpting Look Development Lighting & Rendering Fluid, Hair & Cloth FX Character Setup & Skinning Character Animation Software Covered: Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Adobe Sound Booth Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Maya Autodesk Mudbox

Lighting and Shading*


Course Contents: Perception of Colours & Natural Light Sources Understanding Shading Models Methods of Lighting & Optimisation of Scenes In-depth Study of Mental Ray Rendering Optimisations & Pre-Compositing Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya Mental Ray Eyeon Fusion

Basic Performance Art Acting in Animation Advance Performance Art Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya *Duration: 4 Months 96 Hours Career Opportunities: Modeling Artist Lighting Artist Render Artist Animator FX Artist Rigging Artist

Elective Specialisation Options:


(Any one to be chosen) Modeling & Texturing* Course Contents: Visual Perception Methods of Approach Details of Surfacing Low Poly Modeling High-End Digital Sculpting Art of Texturing & UV Layout Industry Standard Portfolio

Animation*
Software Covered: Autodesk Maya Pixologic ZBrush Course Contents: Animation Foundation Body Dynamics

DAFM
The course has been structured to expose students to the details of Pre-Production and Digital Film Making, along with the an overall understanding of the 3D Animation process.
Duration: 12 Months 288 Hours Stop Motion Digital Design Compositing Sound Editing Concepts of Non-Linear Editing Modeling & Texturing Lighting & Rendering Particle & Dynamics Character Setup & Skinning Character Animation Software Covered: Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Adobe Sound Booth Autodesk 3dsmax Career Opportunities: Design Viz. Artist Lighting Artist Animator Rigging Artist FX Artist Digital Designer Course Contents: Pre-production Storyboarding Cinematography Concepts of Film Making

DGDI
DGDI is an impeccable course covering all the nuances of game art, design and the integration of game asset elements. The course covers all aesthetic and technical details of the game development process which includes Digital Asset Creation and integration of them in the game engine. This is a first of its kind course which gives the students an in-depth knowledge of working with a game engine for interactivity in games. CGDI: Certificate in Game Design
Duration: 6 Months 144 Hours Fundamentals of Sculpting Software Covered: Adobe Photoshop Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Mudbox Course Contents: Environment Modeling Stylised Character Modeling Next Gen Character Modeling Next Gen Vehicle Modeling Rigging and Animation for games Introduction to Game Engine Asset Integration in Game Engine Career Choices Portfolio Development Software Covered: Adobe Photoshop Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Mudbox Unity (Game Engine) Career Opportunities: 3D Game Design Simulator Graphics Web 3D Graphics Interactive Product Demos Interactive Architectural Walkthroughs Game Testing Jobs 3D Game Modeler

Course Contents: Basics of Art Game Theory Game Development Pipeline Game Concept Art Concept Design Introduction to 3D Pre Viz of Level Design Fundamentals of Texturing

ACGAI: Advanced Certificate in Game Art and Integration


Duration: 6 Months 144 Hours

This course is available in select MAAC centres only.

VFX Plus
A dedicated career program on Visual Effects catering to the ever-growing requirement of skilled and quality manpower for the booming domestic & international VFX industry. The course takes the students through an in-depth study and usage of the industrys leading high-end visual effects solutions.
Duration: 17 months 400 hours Course Contents: Digital Design Basics of Photography Layer Based Compositing Clean Plate & Wire Removal Stereoscopic Pipeline Node Based Compositing Projection for Visual Effects 3D Design with Autodesk 3dsmaxTM/ Autodesk MayaTM Advanced Particle Effects/ Fluids/ Cloth FX Pyrotechnics Advanced Compositing Concepts of Set Extension and CG Integration Match Moving & Camera Tracking VFX Case Studies Software Covered: Adobe PhotoshopTM Adobe After EffectsTM MochaTM FusionTM Autodesk 3dsmaxTM/ Autodesk MayaTM MudboxTM Fume FXTM Real FlowTM PF TrackTM NukeTM Career Opportunities: Compositor Matchmoving Artist FX Artist Lighting Artist Pre - Viz Artist Motion Graphics Artist Roto Artist Clean-up Artist

Multimedia Courses
DGDRM: Graphic Design & Rich Media Content
This program is designed to give you an advantage in both print as well as interactive media. Providing you a detailed insight on graphic designing as well as web designing, it prepares you for a creative career in newage media.
Module 1: Certificate in Graphic and Print Design Duration: 6 Months 144 Hours Course Contents and Software Covered: Fundamentals of Design/ Drawing Concepts of Graphic and Illustration Corel DrawTM Adobe IllustratorTM Adobe PhotoshopTM Adobe IndesignTM Portfolio Module 2: Certificate in Web and Interactive Design Duration: 6 Months 144 Hours Course Contents and Software Covered: Concepts of Web Design HTML/ JavaTM Adobe DreamweaverTM Adobe FlashTM Character Animation in Adobe FlashTM Interactive Design Adobe PremiereTM Adobe SoundboothTM Portfolio Career Options : Graphic Designer Design Visualiser Packaging Designer Advertising Designer Design Consultant Web Designer Interactive Designer Illustrator Layout Designer Multimedia Designer Magazine Designer Graphic Artist User Interface Designer (UI) Relevant Industries: Advertising Agencies Graphic Design Studios Print and Publishing Houses TV Production Houses E-Learning Companies Website Development Companies

MAAC Mentor M
It is a known fact that industry exposure is mandatory in any practical field of study, whether engineering, medicine or finance. Animation is also known as a practical field engi of study. Henc to give our dedicated students the much needed industry exposure, we Hence have rolled out the MAAC Mentor Series. Skilled gurus from various fields of animation o filmmaking will be conducting specialised training for our students. The outcome of w such training will be: Industry exposure for the students First hand understanding of creative and practical aspects of animation filmmaking Knowledge of how to create production quality shots within a supportive learning environment First-class portfolio Experience on live projects Knowledge of best industry practices like production pipeline, dailies, retakes, productivity, consistency and teamwork Credits on an animated TV Series

The Eligibility:
Only MAAC ex-students and students are eligible for this training programme. The programme requires the student to have completed the character animation modules of their course.

What is in it for the students?


Throughout the programme the students will be exposed to high-end professional training from industry stalwarts During the programme the students will be exposed to a project of international quality to work on At the end of the programme the students will be awarded a MAAC Mentor Series Certificate of Completion Students will be allowed to take the work done by them during this programme in the form of their showreel Students will appear on the credit list at the end of the show, when aired

The Programme*:
MAAC Mentor Series is a lineup of training programmes on various modules of 3D, like Modeling, Lighting, Rigging and Character Animation. Normally industry internship programmes can be ruthless, where students are expected to be production ready even in the internship duration. In MAAC Mentor Series, instead of leaving students in the battlefield all by themselves, we have a team of experts who will guide them through every step of the programme. By the end of the programme the students will have a fantastic showreel of their own with the experience of working on a live 3D animation project.
*MAAC Mentor Series available at select centres and on select courses only.

Short Term Courses


Specialisation Series
Modeling & Texturing*
Course Contents: Visual Perception Methods of Approach Details of Surfacing Low Poly Modeling High-End Digital Sculpting Art of Texturing & UV Layout Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya Pixologic ZBrush

Lighting and Shading*


Course Contents: Perception of Colours & Natural Light Sources Understanding Shading Models Methods of Lighting & Optimisation of Scenes In-Depth Study of Mental Ray Rendering Optimisations & Pre-compositing Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya Mental Ray Eyeon Fusion

Animation*
Course Contents: Animation Foundation Body Dynamics Basic Performance Art Acting in Animation Advance Performance Art Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk Maya

3D Camera Tracking & Matchmoving (PFTrack) Live Action Integration with 3D Elements Case Studies & Breakdowns Industry Standard Portfolio Software Covered: Autodesk 3dsmax Autodesk Maya Eyeon Fusion PFTrack Real Flow *Duration: 4 Months 96 Hours

Visual Effects*
Course Contents: Particle Dynamics Integration into Live Action High-End Fluid Simulation (Real Flow)

MaxPRO
Course Contents:
Max is a custom made course focusing on the software Autodesk 3dsmaxTM. The course covers training on Modeling, Shading, Lighting, Particle Dynamics and Animation using Autodesk 3dsmaxTM. The course also includes training in the basic to advanced levels of this software.
Pro

Introduction to 3D World 3D Design and Modeling Look Development Lighting & Dynamics Character Setup & Skinning Character Animation

Duration:
6 Months 144 Hours

MayaPRO
MayaPro takes students through the nuances of Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging, FX & Animation using the industrys leading software Autodesk Maya. Autodesk Mudbox is also integrated in the course for students to understand the digital sculpting techniques in Computer Graphics. Students will also be given an opportunity to do a specialisation to further enhance their particular skill-sets.
Course Contents: 3D Design and Modeling Digital Sculpting Texturing Look Development & Rendering CG Lighting Particles & Dynamics Hair & Fur & Cloth Character Setup & Skinning Character Animation Specialisation Specialisation: 4 Months 96 Hours Duration: 8 Months 192 Hours

CEPRO: Compositing & Editing


CEPRO has always been and will always be an integral part of the entertainment and media industry. CEPRO is tailor made to give students an insight into the post-production process. The course covers techniques such as compositing, match-moving, matte painting and editing. The course focuses on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Eyeon Fusion and Apple Final Cut Pro.
Course Contents: Digital Design Node Based Compositing Editing Title Graphics Audio-Video Synchronisation Duration: 6.5 Months 156 Hours

Match Moving Layer Based Compositing Camera Tracking

DFM: Digital Film Making


Digital Film Making is designed to give students an entry into the entertainment and media industry. Students will gather the know-how of what concepts of Film Making are all about. Also, in the course, students will be given an orientation on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Soundbooth, Adobe Premiere, etc.
Course Content: Pro-Production Concepts of Film Making Clay Animation Digital Design Basics of Compositing Sound Editing Concepts of Non-Linear Editing Duration: 6 Months 144 Hours

Design VizPro
Visualisation plays a role at every stage of the architectural design process, including exploring complex organic forms, studying how light interacts with a design, validating a design for planning and public outreach, and marketing a building before breaking ground. This course will outline the essential processes of design visualisation with industrs leading visualisation toolsets like Autodesk 3dsmax DesignTM, Autodesk AutoCADTM, Autodesk RevitTM, and hyper-realistic rendering solution Mental RayTM & V-RayTM.
Duration: 7 months 192 hours Course Content: Photosho for Texturing Overview of Architecture/ Drawing 3D Design Visulisation Lighting Simulation Introduction to Revit BIM (Building Information Modeling) Video Editing

Advanced Digital Sculpting


The Advance Digital Sculpting Course is aimed to educate students in the wide usability of the sculpting softwares in different industries and to understand how these software have revolutionised the system of production in terms of great quality output ,time efficiency and flexibility in the work flow.
Duration: 2 months 48 hours Course Contents: 3D Sculpting Character Design 3D Illustrations Form Development Pipeline Integration with Autodesk 3dsmaxTM/ Autodesk MayaTM

Advanced Compositing in Nuke and Mocha


The curriculum is designed in a manner so that over the course period the student will go through the entire process of high end VFX compositing & stereoscopic pipeline. Nuke is highly used in latest blockbuster movies such as Inception, Avatar, Eclipse, Alice in Wonderland, 2012, 127 Hours, and many more.

Duration:
2 months 60 hours

Course Contents:
Live Action Compositing Stereoscopic Pipeline

Rotoscopy 3D Camera Projection 3D Camera Tracking

SPADE:

Short Programme in Animation, Design & Visual Effects


This is a first of its kind course to introduce school students to nuances of the Animation & VFX industry. It is tailor made to give the students a sneak peek in design, animation, VFX and editing. Key Highlights: Explore your Creativity with Colours Creating 3D Images Create your Own Home Video Making of Channel IDs AD Film Making with Clay Animation Duration: 2 Months 48 Hours

Modular Courses
Modular programmes have been devised so that professionals who want to upgrade their skills in one or more areas of this industry can opt for such modular programmes and update themselves. Courses Offered: Adobe Photoshop After Effects Final Cut Pro Premiere + Sound Booth Eyeon Fusion Adobe Flash Corel Draw Z Brush Mud Box

At MAAC, we not only encourage you to reach for the stars, we also show you the way. Not only do we have the best faculty and infrastructure to inspire you, we also have an enviable record of awards and placements to help you benchmark your ambition.

Placements
Our job doesnt end with just imparting real skills. It also involves helping you find the best possible place to express your creativity and talent. MAACs dedicated placement cell continuously networks with the industry to spot openings for our students. Our campuses are a favourite destination for the cream of the animation industry when they want to hire the best entry-level talent. While MAAC provides pre-placement advice and co-ordinates campus interviews by recruiters, many of our students also get employed without availing these services. Below are just a few of the recruiters who rely on us.

MAAC does not guarantee or claim placement for everyone. While we impart the best education and help students with soft skills like personality development and interview skills, student placement ultimately depends on the student's own merits, skills, knowledge, overall personality and the quality of the show-reel presented by the student to the recruiters.

Infrastructure
3D animation is a techno-creative industry which requires high-end infrastructure. MAAC centres are created at a demanding standard, with projector equipped classrooms, pre-production areas, chroma-shoot floors, digital still and movie cameras, and practice labs which have high-end computers equipped with graphics accelerator cards, Wacom tablets, TFT monitors and the latest softwares. MAAC centres ensure that a student enjoys an experience comparable to a professional production studio. In addition, counselor cabins and faculty offices are provided and no wall is left blank as the entire office showcases the vibrant creative work of the students.

Industry Interface
Academic knowledge is not useful without exposure to the real world. Likewise, there can be no industry without a community. Our thought process is always energised to provide students with a well-rounded educational experience, through industry exposure, networking, showcase events and contests.

24 FPS Animation Awards


The 24 FPS Animation Awards are a celebration of animation excellence and recognise the best animation talent in India. Initiated by MAAC in 2003, the event is now firmly established as the biggest animation festival in India, which showcases not only fresh talent but also professionals. A distinguished jury, with several international members, presides over the awards. The programme creates a platform for students to go through a complete production cycle and showcase their capabilities as teams and individuals. Student entries have frequently gone on to be selected for several international festivals like Apollo (Singapore), Digicon (Japan), FICCI (India), FMX (Germany), and Siggraph (USA). The 24 FPS awards have become the ultimate recognition for animators in India.

National Students Meet (NSM)


The National Students Meet is a forum for students from various centres to visit a hub of animation like Mumbai, attend case studies and workshops, and visit top studios to get a feel of the professional environment. This interaction draws them closer to the global community of animation professionals.

Srijan
Another powerful platform for students to showcase their work, Srijan focuses on the fields of Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production to cover the best of 3D Animation and Visual Effects knowledge from the high priests of the industry. It reaches out to the entire animation industry and student body, pan-India, and spreads awareness of animation as a career stream. Work done by MAAC students is showcased, industry experts share their insights and several thousand people gather in each event to strengthen and unite the animation sector.

VFX War
VFX War is another motivational platform for students to translate classroom theory into practice. They create short live-action films with heavy visual effects, to enter in the competition. The events are attended by thousands of students, parents and professionals.

Alumni Speak
If you want to learn Visual Effects or 3D Animation in India, you have to be in MAAC. The faculty here focuses on getting your basics clear rather than spoon feeding you. All the faculty members who trained me were awesome. Kunal Chindarkar, Compositor, Rhythm & Hues MAAC is a nice place to learn animation from scratch. The knowledge one gains here is awesome. MAAC rocks as they have a great team. Keep up the good work. Shruti Banta, Compositor, Pixion MAAC rocks! Currently, I am with Prime Focus VFX. All credit for that goes to MAAC and the faculty members for giving me proper direction and support which has boosted my confidence. They helped me become an integral part of this industry. Shweta Patil, Roto Artist, Prime Focus Its been a couple of years and now Im at the helm of the 3D world. I would like to thank my instructors for providing me the best training and a great platform for placements. Ravi Nepalia, Lighting Artist, Paprikaas Studio I joined MAAC and gained a great amount of knowledge that has made me technically sound. Being a part of 24 FPS was a great opportunity for me and the exposure gave me insights on the animation production pipeline. Maninder Kang Singh, Compositor, Paprikaas Hard work is the road to success. Millions work hard but dont succeed. Right guidance in life is needed to achieve great heights. At MAAC you receive the guidance and direction to attain success in the animation world. Ishan Aneja, 3D Artist, Pixion I would like to thank my instructors for providing me the best training and a great platform for placements. The faculty members at MAAC are experts in their respective fields and are very co-operative. Its only because of MAAC that I am here today. Chavvi Sharma, Animator, Maya Entertainment Limited

MAAC Centres
West
Ahmedabad (2) Aurangabad Baroda Bhilai Bhopal Indore Jabalpur Kolhapur Mumbai (9) Nagpur Nashik Pune (3) Raipur Rajkot Ratlam Surat Kanpur Lucknow Meerut Udaipur Allahabad Gwalior Jalandhar Varanasi Aligarh

East
Patna (2) Kolkata (5) Siliguri Guwahati Ranchi Bhubaneshwar

South
Bangalore (6) Goa Calicut Coimbatore Chennai (2) Hyderabad (3) Secunderabad Trivandrum Vishakhapatnam Hubli Davangere Vijayawada

North
Agra Chandigarh New Delhi NCR (10) Jaipur

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