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FAQs on Animation: For Students Interested in Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation

The first fully animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was released in 1937.. Since then,  many animated films, such as Narnia, Ice Age, My Life As A Zucchini, Kung Fu Panda, Moana, Shrek and Beauty And The Beast, have combined beautiful artistry, storytelling and technology to move the audiences with their stellar work.

There are no two ways that animation has over the years become a lucrative career option. A bachelor’s degree in animation can help students land a job in different industries including:

  • Website and graphics design agencies
  • Production houses
  • Film studios
  • Advertising agencies
  • e-learning firms

If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animation, here are some FAQs on animation and their answers.

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in animation?

With a bachelor’s degree in animation, you can work as a VFX artist, game designer, 3D modeler and can also work in the TV and film industry. Animators also find lucrative opportunities in the advertising industry as graphic designers.

What subjects are needed for animation?

These courses offer a full spectrum learning in animation. A student gets hands-on training in creative concept building and effective audiovisual storytelling through animation.

At Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), we offer B.Design Animation and Motion Graphics. As part of our motion graphics animation program, students get industry standard training on various aspects of animation, be it 2D animation or the new-age VR animation.  Students learn various aspects of animation including:

  • Film language appreciation
  • Motion graphics
  • Drawing for Animation
  • History of Animation
  • Animation Techniques

What are the 5 types of animation?

The 5 types of animation are:

  • Hand-drawn Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Stop Motion

What is motion graphics animation?

Motion graphics animation is the use of graphic elements to create an illusion of motion. In simple terms, it refers to the graphics in motion. Motion graphics are often combined with audio to use in different multimedia projects.

Where should I study animation?

While choosing a university or institution to study animation, always go through their curriculum and check if it meets your requirements. A good college offers practical training and has a technologically advanced infrastructure for practical learning. At UID, our students are guided and mentored by experts and are also given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. Our programme offers in-depth training in VFX, FX, AR, and VR that equip the student for the industry and to become independent animation filmmakers.

Is animation a good career?

Yes, a career in animation is one of the most sought-after and lucrative careers in today’s digital world. According to this report, the animation and VFX industry in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16 per cent till FY24 and reach Rs 184 billion.

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