Program Categories: Cartooning, Character Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Voice Acting, Animation History/Theory, Workshops, Kid's Programs, Vocational Training
Public or Private Institution: public
Number of Students: 300
Teacher / Student Ratio: 1/20
Year Program First Started: 2004
Fees / Tuition Information: A. 1 Year Full-time Diploma Course in 2D animation - Rs.1,20,000/- (Lump sum Payment) + service tax or Rs.1,30,000/- + service tax (Installment option - 3 installments
B. 1 Year Full-time Diploma Course in 3D Animation - Rs.1,50,000/- (Lump sum payment)+ service tax or Rs.1,65,000/- + service tax (Installment option - 3 installments)
C. 1 Year Full-time Program in Digital Storyboarding and Digital Animation (ToonBoom Harmony) - Rs.1,50,000/- (Lump sum payment)+ service tax or Rs.1,65,000/- + service tax (Installment option - 3 installments)
1 Year Diploma in 2D / 3D Animation : Rs.1,20,000/- (For Indians) &
US$4000 (for all other countries)
Is Financial Aid Available? yes
Financial Aid Information: The educational loan is available for the 1 yr. Diploma Program. The United Bank of India, Purbachal Branch, Kolkata, The Allahabad Bank and UCO Banks are offering educational loans to students in easy installments.
Entrance Requirements: The basic qualification for the 1 year diploma course is 10+2. Students who are appearing for the 12th standard exams may also apply. Students with a Diploma or Bachelor's degree in the arts or at least 3 years of experience in commercial art, fine arts or applied arts, preferably in cartoon or animation are likely to get preference. There are no age restrictions.
The selection is done on scrutiny of portfolio and through admission tests. The core faculty and selection committee determine the test process.
For the animation selection process, thrust is given on drafting skills and and the understanding of posing, staging and movement. The basic elements of an animation protfolio should include quick action sketches of humans and animals which show the potential for movement.
Program Philosophy: Webel DQE Animation Academy is a joint initiative of WEBEL ( a 100% Government owned Corporation) & DQ Entertainment (International) Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, the largest animation company in India for promotion of Animation Industry in the country. This joint initiative of Webel and the largest animation company – DQ Entertainment (International), with cutting edge curriculum and teaching methodologies in synchronization with the evolving industry requirements, the academy is successfully generating human capital to match the international quality standards.
Our purpose is to select, develop and train students to successfully compete for professional artistic positions in the global animation marketplace.
To accomplish this, we are providing an internationally designed and approved animation program through our world-class Webel DQE Animation Academy in Kolkata, taught by industry professionals from India and abroad. We provide classroom and work experience programs to prepare the students for entering the workforce and assist them in finding appropriate positions to match their talent.
Faculty Description: The state-of-the-art academy has an international faculty comprising veterans from the animation industry. Throughout the programme, students get the personal attention of experienced faculty and the resources needed to immerse oneself in projects and assignments. The faculty members are active professionals who can teach both the craft and the business realities of the specialized fields of study. Guidance is imparted through the process of creation, critique, production and presentation. The support and sight needed to succeed in a career at a major studio or as a self-employed animation professional, lies here in the heart of this programme.
Career Placement Information: Webel DQE Animation Academy's placement assistance is simply the best. In fact, the Academy can boast of 100% placement of its 700 pass-outs in top-notch Animation studios across the country like - Crest Animation (Mumbai), DQ Entertainemnt (Hyderabad), UTV Toonz (MUMBAI), Prana Studio (Mumbai), Anirights (Pune), Rhythm & Hues (Mumbai), Tata Elxsi (Mumbai), Prana Studio (Mumbai), Prime Focus (Mumbai),Paprikaas (Bangalore), Lakshya Digital (Delhi), Green Gold Animation (Hyderabad), Blowfish (Kolkata), Elecomtoons (Kolkata)............... to name a few.
Other Pertinent Information: Webel DQE Animation Academy received 'Special Jury Award' in FICCI BAF (Best Animated Frames) Awards 2006 under 'Short Film - Students Category' for the student film 'Dried Up'.