Lots of opportunities are waiting for multi-media artists in India. Learn about the career options, courses and education for multimedia artists in India.

Careers in Multimedia

Multimedia artist is a person who creates special effects and animated images for films, television programs and computer games. Multimedia artists generally make use of computers to design a series of images, so as to create animated motion pictures. As a multimedia artist, one should have thorough knowledge of using storyboard. In this ICE age, the scope of multimedia artists has widened. One has to have a creative mind and an aptitude of visual designing and drawing. At the same time, one should also have full spirit and should be self motivated. To become a successful multimedia artist, one should have thorough knowledge of the latest technologies used in the field. To train students in the field, various animation and multimedia institutes in India are imparting courses at different degree levels.

Course Details
Several multimedia and animation institutes in India are conducting courses in multimedia at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate diploma levels. They are available for short-term and certificate courses as well. The focus of the courses is to train students in multimedia fields such as web designing, digital composing for movies and videos, 2D and 3D graphics, photoshop or visual special effects. To be eligible, one should have passed in Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (10+2) for the UG programs. For the PG diploma program, graduation in any stream is mandatory.

Career Prospects
Numerous jobs are waiting for multimedia artists in India as well as abroad. After completing the course, job seekers can work as multi-media artists in the entertainment industry, including films. Advertisement agencies and production houses also hire multimedia artists for full time, part time or for contract (assignment) work. After gaining experience in the field, one can even set up his/her own company and work independently. Opportunities are also waiting abroad.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Currently, many institutes in India are admitting students to courses in the field of multimedia artist. Among the major institutes in India are School of Art & Animation (Delhi), Film & Television Institute of India (Pune) and Southern Institute of Art and Design (Chennai).

Remuneration for multimedia artists varies one organization to the other. Fresher candidates can work with private organization and earn a decent four to five-figure salaries. After gaining experience, they can certainly earn higher salary package.

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