Arena Animation to offer B.Sc. in multimedia & animation

MUMBAI: Arena Animation will offer a B.Sc. degree in Multimedia and Animation, in coordination with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MS University).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between Arena Animation and MS University in Chennai.

The course curriculum would include all modules from Arena Animation’s flagship program – Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP), and four mandatory modules from MS University viz. English Language, an elective second language, as listed in the university prospectus and two papers of Soft Skills.

Aptech CEO and MD Ninad Karpe said, "Multimedia and animation is one of the fastest growing and high paying career options today. The demand for animators has increased greatly due to fast-paced developments in sectors like high-tech digital media and 3D animation. A university Degree in Multimedia & Animation backed by Arena’s expertise and experience of 13 years in disseminating quality training across 15 countries, makes it a power packed combination which will enhance the employability of the students manifold, opening up a world of opportunities for them in this sphere."

MS University vice chancellor Professor Dr. R.T. Sabapathy Mohan added, "India has tremendous opportunity to be an animation out-sourced country. This Degree program in Multimedia & Animation has been launched thoughtfully and in-time by MS University and Arena Animation to enable students to be part of the growing animation industry. With this MOU, students will have an opportunity to take up a degree in this field and attain the desired level of proficiency to face the competitive global market."

The newly-launched joint-program will be made available across-the-country at select Arena Animation centres. Arena will follow the SILM (Students Integrated Learning Model) for the training. It will be a three year MSU course, with 90 credits as per University norms. All the examinations will be conducted online facilitated by Aptech Ltd.

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