MAAC launches AD3DXPert diploma course


MUMBAI: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), has launched a new 3D course, the Advanced Diploma in 3D-Xpert (AD3DXPert) with high focus on physical mediums like Digital Filmmaking and Stop Motion.

The course is a response to the often-requested requirements from the industry for greater film-making knowledge and deeper specializations for freshers entering the industry.

Unveiling the course, MAAC chief creative officer Sanjiv Waerkar said, “MAAC has been always in the forefront of innovation in its offerings to students due to its association with MEL, one of the largest production studios in the country. It is now widely realized by recruiters that the talent needs to be creatively oriented to deliver the best output and needs to be specialized in specific areas of expertise. Our Academic Advisory Board has endorsed both this view and the revised diploma offering that caters to this need. Thus we are proud to be, again, the fore runners of pro-active educationists.”

The new curriculum spans three semesters, with basics of digital film-making and cinematography forming the first semester alongside the physical medium of stop motion animation. The second semester contains the fundamental concepts of 3D. At the end of this semester, the students will have a good foundation in 3D, and will be counseled by their faculty as to what specialization best suits them. In the third semester, the student doubles up with more concepts of 3D and post-production, alongside the chosen specialization module, which could be in modeling, lighting, animation, rigging, VFX or compositing.

MAAC director academic Jasmeet Bhasin added, “It’s a major milestone to offer a curriculum which is both specialized and driven by filmmaking concepts. It is designed so students start interacting with physical mediums like Digital Filmmaking and Stop Motion at an early stage, and then goes on to cover all the CG major disciplines, before allowing a more matured student to make a knowledgeable choice of specialization. This boosts the creative ability and overall focus of the student.”

Along with AD3DXPert, MAAC will rework its other diploma course as AD3DPro, a general course for 3D students. The courses will continue to bear the exclusive validation of University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). MAAC will also be creating standalone specialized modules for advanced students and professionals.