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2D / 3D Animation Course

Course Overview

2D/3D Animation course is a media and entertainment industry oriented course designed by the Media and Entertainment Skill Council itself. This is also an animation short courses specialized for who wants to become an Animator and step in to Animation film making. It provides great opportunity for students to get hands-on practice handling the latest software that is being used in animation film making in the present animation industry. Students who are passionate about making career in animation will find HIDA an appropriate and suitable institution according to their expectation

2D/3D Animation Course Module


  • Introduction to Media and Entertainment Sector
  • Getting familiar with animation and its terminology
  • Animation Requirement in modern age.

Basic Fundamental and Principles

  • Fundamental and Principles of Animation
  • Life Drawings Human Anatomy Fundamentals
  • Production Stages in Animation

Conceptualise Creative Ideas for Production

  • Concept of Visualization
  • Composition Techniques
  • Color Theory
  • Create Hook-up Poses and Animation
  • Use Camera Angles to Emphasize Performance

Animation Workflow and Tools

  • Animation Workflow
  • Tools Used for Animation

2D Animation

  • 2D Animation Workflow
  • Working on Adobe Animate

3D Animation

  • Getting familiar with Autodesk Maya 3D workspace
  • Creating, Manipulating and Viewing Objects
  • Modelling (Polygon Modeling, Nurbs Modeling)
  • Texturing & Lighting
  • Rigging & Animation
  • Rendering

Stop Motion Animation

  • Understanding various techniques to make Stop Motion Animation

Communication Skills and Professional Skills

Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills

  • Personal Strengths & Value Systems
  • Digital Literacy: A Recap
  • Money Matters
  • Preparing for Employment & Self Employment
  • Understanding Entrepreneurship
  • Preparing to be an Entrepreneur

Course Duration

  • 6 Months


Critaria for Assessment

  • For each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council (SSC). Each Performance Criteria will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in National Occupational Standard. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each Performance Criteria.
  • The assessment for the theory & Practical part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created and approved by SSC.
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria.
  • To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 70% cumulatively.

Software Covered

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Adobe Animate
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Adobe Premiere CC

Career Opportunities

  • Sketching Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Animatic Artist
  • Animation Artist
  • Rigging Artist

FAQs about 2D/3D Animation Course

What is the fee structure of the course?

Fee structure of all programs vary depending on the duration of the course, opting specialization in particular field, change in course structure or software and applying through different scholarship programs.For more information you are free to contact official no. of the institute or can write us at info@hida.co.in

How 2D animation is different from 3D Animation?

Animation principles are same for both 2D and 3D Animation but in 2D animation characters and objects used only consist of 2 dimensions i.e. height and width, where 3D animation comprises of 3 dimensions, height width and depth and 3D animation look more realistic than 2D animation.

What is Animation?

Animation is a technique in which figures / characters are manipulated to display as a moving image. Animation is a unique way of expressing your story or idea in a motion picture.

What are the career scopes in Animation field?

A student pursuing a course in animation can opt for various job roles such as Storyboard Artist, Animatic Artist, Animation Artist, Rigging Artist, Pre and Post Production executives in leading animation studios and entertainment companies.

Why should I learn 2D 3D Animator from Himalayan Institute of Digital Arts (HIDA), Shimla?

At HIDA, you get a first-hand experience of its interdisciplinary learning approach that helps you in building a secure future. Various courses and programs are formulated to provide you with an environment conducive to an interactive learning experience. Our excellent faculty, modern infrastructure, experience with on-ground projects via interactive class assignments and work-oriented learning makes our curriculum a unique one where students get personal attention and an environment of technology-infused learning which can prepare them for their careers.

Do I need to have good computer skills/knowledge to learn animation?

Just basic computer skills are required to learn animation course.

What software do you teach in animation course?

There is multiple software for versatile learning such as Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Adobe Animate, Toon Boom etc.

Do you provide any demo session/class before starting the course?

Yes, we do provide free career counselling and demo session for each course before starting any short term or long-term course. For that, you need to register by filling the Free demo session form at the end of each curriculum.

Is HIDA a certified institute?

HIDA is accredited with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) We are affiliated with Media & Entertainment Skill Council and the Curriculum is designed as per the Qualification Pack of MESC.

What will I get when I get enrolled in the 2D 3D Animator?

A course module timeline and timetable will be shared with you. Before beginning, the classes, online and some offline learning resources will also be shared with you.

What is included in the 2D 3D Animator?

The course includes 6 months of theory and practical classes, course material (online and offline resources)and certification from NSDC after clearing the assessment.

Is there an online mode of taking the 2D/3D Animator classes?

Yes, there is both online as well as offline mode of classes.

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