Animation and VFX are the two most popular industries for students who want to explore the world of creativity and imagination. There are numerous courses for students after class 12 in this field with many opportunities and career growth. This article will give us an overview of the animation and VFX courses a student can pursue after class 12th.

Why Choose Animation & VFX as A Career?

Animation and VFX are ever-growing industries and are booming in India. The animation and VFX industry market size will touch a growth of $587 billion by 2030. Here are some reasons why you should choose this industry as your career:

    1. India is becoming a hub of the animation and VFX industry: The entertainment sector in India is rapidly expanding, and demand is increasing due to the widespread availability of the internet. The entertainment industry is looking for young and enthusiastic minds to attract more users towards their products.
    2. Both provide an ever-growing job market: Animation and VFX industries offer immense career opportunities for fresher and more experienced animators which will remain long-lasting in demand.
    3. Highly paid jobs: The average salary for the fresher in the animation and VFX industry lies between 2.5 LPA – 4 LPA. However, you can grow up to 20 LPA with experience and expertise in animation & VFX industry.
  • Multiple job opportunities: VFX and animation courses can open doors to various industries such as film and television, advertising, gaming, and more. 
  • Worldwide Exposure: VFX and animation courses give you worldwide job prospects. You can learn and earn well by using global career opportunities.

Animation and VFX Courses after Class 12

Arena Multimedia offers the following animation and visual effects courses after class 12:

Three-Year Degree Program in Animation and VFX

The course helps the students gain an insight into animation and learn the skills required to start their journey in the Animation, VFX, Graphics and Comics (AVGC) industry. This course is most suitable for students who want to have a creative or artistic bent of mind. 

Key Highlights of the course:

  • The program teaches students to create top-quality visual effects for films, TV, advertisements and games.
  • The program trains students in the latest techniques of animation and VFX.
  • It provides an in-depth understanding of the latest software and tools.
  • The program is designed to make students job-ready VFX professionals.

Step Into the World of Creativity with Specialized Training and Support at Arena

VFX Prime Courses

The VFX prime course in Arena Animation is all about filmmaking. The course duration is 18 months for which three days a week, two-hour classes are conducted at the centre. Students gain in-depth knowledge about 3D modelling, digital sculpting, character animation, rotoscopy, and more.

The three predominant courses under VFX Prime include:

  1. Animation VFX Prime (618 hours)
  2. VFX Compositing Editing (288 hours)
  3. VFX Film Making (866 hours)

Key Features:

  • Students get opportunities to attend workshops and display their talents in the industry.
  • The courses impart students with essential skills, including animation techniques, software proficiency and creativity through group projects.
  • The program inherits the skill and invaluable creativity for success in the animation industry.

Animation Courses

Two courses are provided in the animation courses:

  1. Arena Animation Film Design: It is a 24-month course for which classes are conducted two hours a day for six days a week. The course helps the learner learn about pre-production techniques, anatomy design, animatics, visualisation, character design & development, animation scene planning and 2D animation. 
  2. Animation Prime: It is a 27-month course for which classes are conducted three times a week for two hours. The course enables the students with the skills essential for working in an animation studio, gaming companies, television channels, advertising agencies & film production companies.

Short-term Animation and VFX Courses at Arena Animation

The duration of the short-term course lies between 3 to 6 months. There are more than 20 short-term courses available at Arena Animation. The course helps the learner to gain knowledge about the latest technologies and techniques in animation and VFX and broaden their horizons for career advancement. Some short-term courses are Basics of VFX, Aftereffects, Adobe Animation, Adobe Premier, Adobe Audition, etc.

Eligibility for Admission to Animation and VFX Courses

The minimum eligibility for admission to the program is graduation with a minimum of 50% marks in any stream from a recognised university. 

Why Pursue Animation and VFX Courses from Arena Animation

You should choose Arena Animation for VFX and animation courses because:

  1. Updated and industry-based curriculum: Arena Animation offers courses based on the latest techniques and tools used in the animation industry making the learner ready for the future in the entertainment industry.
  2. Hands-on experience: The institute provides a plethora of opportunities for its students to showcase their skills in the industry through workshops and gain real-time experience through training in top multimedia companies.
  3. Placement Assistance: we at Arena provide 100% placement assistance to the students completing the course and give them opportunities to work in top industries such as Red Chillies, Paperboat, Prime Media, etc.
  4. Global Recognition: With a strong reputation both nationally and internationally, Arena Animation is recognized as a trusted name in the field of animation and VFX education. Graduates of Arena Animation are highly regarded by employers worldwide.

Career Prospects in Animation and VFX

The entertainment industry inducing films, commercials, cartoons, etc. relies on animators and VFX artists to add a visually appealing appearance to their videos and ads. Therefore, animators and VFX artist finds a wide range of job prospects in various industries. Some of the job profiles for VFX and animator artists are:

VFX Compositor Roto&Roto-prep Artist Compositor Storyboard Artist 3D Asset Artist
VFX Designer 2D Animator 3D Animator 3D Dynamics & Fx Artist
2D Illustrator Texturing Artist Rigging Artist Storyboard Artist
Tracking Artist Match mov Artist Rendering Artist Game Character



Animation and VFX courses are based on creativity and imagination that can bring a character into live form through its artistry effects. These courses are in high demand and are among the high-paid jobs in today’s scenario. At Arena Multimedia you can find a wide range of courses from short-term to degree programs that can enhance your creativity through the use of the latest techniques and tools in animation and VFX. We have a team of expert and well-qualified faculty who can shape your career graph with their expertise in the relevant field.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can I join VFX after the 12th? 

You can become a VFX artist by joining a degree program or a certificate or diploma course in VFX. Arena Multimedia offers 3-year degree course, diploma, and certificate courses in VFX for students who want to pursue a career in the VFX industry after class 12.

  • What is the scope of animation and VFX courses in salary and job opportunities?

Animation and VFX artists are required in the entertainment industry, education, medicine, marketing, etc. The job of the artist is creative and is highly paid. An animation and VFX artist can earn up to 5 LPA in the initial years which can grow to 20 LPA with experience and expertise in the field.

  • What are the eligibility criteria for animation and VFX courses after class 12?

A candidate who has passed class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized board or its equivalent in any stream is eligible to apply for the animation course.

  • What are the different types of animation and VFX courses after class 12?

A student can look for an undergraduate degree, diploma, certificate, or postgraduate course in animation after completing class 12. A degree in animation is most popular as it gives you in-depth knowledge of the field and opportunities to get a wide range of career prospects.

  • Why Study animation after class 12?

Animation is one of the most fascinating, career-growth fields for candidates who want to excel in creativity and imagination. It is a lucrative job with career opportunities in entertainment, academic, marketing, medical, etc. industries.

  • What are the average course fees for animation after class 12?

The average course fees for the animation course vary from 20,000 to 1,00,000 for different programs. The cost of the course varies depending on the course chosen and the institute selected for pursuing the course.

  • What are animation and VFX and why they are so popular?

Animation and VFX are the major components of the graphics that can bring magic in the videos, ads, commercials, etc. making content more visually appealing and engaging. With the increased demand for visually appealing commercials, ads, videos, films, and cartoons and their success in recent years animation and VFX are gaining popularity.