Arena Animation Academy


Arena Animation is the Animation & Multimedia education brand of Aptech. Through its wide network of centres, Arena Animation has successfully prepared more than 250,000 students for creative careers in these high-growth areas.

The Academy
 -Ensures that the curriculum for all courses fits the needs of the global animation industry.
 -Provides high-quality learning aids - including books & CDs - to students & faculty. These are developed specially by Arena.
 -Carries out regular training & certification of teachers to ensure that they are able to handle even advanced topics.
 -Supports classroom teaching with assignments, workshops & guided projects.
 -Conducts special events - such as Creative Minds - to encourage student-industry interaction. Experts from the animation industry are invited to speak to students & discuss their questions on a one-on-one basis.
 -Offers placement support to students.

Courses Offered

Arena offers industry-approved, career-oriented courses preparing you for jobs in animation, multimedia, gaming, web designing - and more!
Animation Courses
Animation with portfolio development: AAIP
2D & advanced 3D animation course with a focus on portfolio development.
Duration: 33 months with 4 semesters

Comprehensive animation: Arena Animation Pro
Comprehensive animation course with training in pre-production, production & post-production.
Duration: 26 months with 4 semesters.

3D animation: AAASP
3D animation course with focus on software like Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Photoshop, Sound Forge, Adobe Premier, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, 3D Max & Maya.
Duration: 31 months with 5 semesters

2D & 3D animation film making: DAE
Intensive 2D & 3D animation course with value additions in the form of photographic techniques, scriptwriting, concepts of animatics & cleanup and puppet-making.
Duration: 23 months with 5 semesters.

Multimedia Courses
Arena Multimedia Specialist Programme (AMSP)
Arena's AMSP is a 32-month career course spread over five semesters. Only those who have completed class 12 are eligible to apply.
AMSP is a versatile course covering the basics of multimedia and animation, as also web designing and gaming. Evolved concepts like art direction, scripting, art of animation as well as a good amount of real project experience are also included. In AMSP, there is a good balance between creative courses and teaching the latest software. This creates a harmony between technology and creativity.
Such training helps students plan, develop and implement multimedia projects on their own. The course enables students to gain hands-on practice of animation, graphics, games and web designing, as well as digital portfolio development.

Graphics and Web Design
Arena's Graphics & Web Design (GWD) is a 1-year program with 2 semesters - Graphics design & Web design. The course helps students create a 'Design Portfolio' & a 'Web Portfolio' of their work.
The course covers graphics, illustrations, composition & layout for print design, web design, web graphics & animation. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash & JavaScript are among the software/ tools taught in this course.
Arena's Graphics & Web Design is a 12-month course with the first 6 months devoted to Graphics Design & the last 6 months to Web Design. Classes are held 2 hours a day for 3 days a week.

Arena also offers a Professional Certificate in Web Designing (PCWD) for students who wish to specialize only in web designing. PCWD is a 1-year program with 2 semesters - web graphics & web designing. The course has 16 modules. Gaming
Arena's Game Art & Design course is a 4-module program designed to help students make a career in gaming. The total duration of the program is 15 months - or 576 hours*.
Classes are typically held 5 times a week for 2 hours per session. This course imparts skills required by the gaming industry for online, console, PC & mobile gaming.
Course covers Visual storytelling, modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation, game audio & level design. All these prepare you to be a part of any game development team.
After completing this course, you can work in the gaming industry as also in digital media including film, TV, advertising & multimedia.

Short Term Courses
Arena offers quick, short-term courses to students & working professionals who wish to sharpen their skills in one or more tools or software. Short-term courses cover software used in animation, multimedia, gaming, web designing - and more. Course duration- 16 hours to 160 hours, depending on what you choose to learn.


Arena students are skilled in animation, graphic designing, web designing, gaming, audio-video editing, special effects & E-learning. Arena has placed students with studios both in India & abroad:
Prime Focus
Rhythm & Hues
Crest Animation Studios
UTV Toons
Toonz Animation
Nipuna Services
Prasad Studio
Divya Bhaskar
Asian Satellite Communications
Zee TV
Colour Chips
Ramoji Film City
Green Gold Animation
DQ Entertainment
Paprikaas Animation Studios
Usha Kiron TV
Sony TV
Google India
DD Sports
Discovery Channel

Arena has a full-fledged Placements Team operating from offices across India. The Team is in touch with graduating students at all Arena centres. On receiving a recruitment request, the Team screens & shortlists candidates & sends them for tests/ interviews with the studio.


Registered Office & H.O.

Aptech Limited
Aptech House
A-65, MIDC
Andheri (E)
Mumbai - 400 093
Tel: +91-22-28272300/ 01
Fax: +91-22-28272399
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