Advanced Certificate in MAYA (ACM)

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Program Objective & Description

The Advance Certificate in MAYA is designed to build knowledge and skills through an intensive series of subjects that cover a wide spectrum of animation filmmaking. Students gain knowledge based on experience through extensive lab time using multiple hardware platforms. A one-to-one (student-to machine) lab ratio allows students to individually explore the intricacies of a wide variety of graphics software. Students create a series of projects and assets throughout the program in addition to a final project especially developed to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities to potential employers. The training provided in the Advance Certificate in MAYA program will include modeling, texturing, lighting, character rigging, 3D animation, rendering and dynamic effects. This training will prepare students for entry-level positions in the fields of animation for film and television, video game production, scientific visualization and other mediums that require 3D graphics and animation. Students will learn to take a project from the beginning on conceptualization process through to final output.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Those who are looking forward to a career in Animation Filmmaking can apply for this

10th Standard – Pass or Fail. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply.

12 months at 4 hours a day and 5 days a week

To study MAYA you don’t need to have any prior technical knowledge. You will be mentored on all required techniques and technologies as and when required. The passion and flair to excel and make a career is the driving force.

Aniframes College of Arts & Multimedia maintains a 100% track record of having all their successfully passed out students being employed. Thereby if you successfully complete the course, the placement cell will ensure that you find employment in companies relevant to your subject.

Typically, the Certificate in Multimedia program follows the course sequence outlined here, however, Aniframes College of Arts & Multimedia reserves the right to modify or change curriculum, class schedules and/or course sequence as it deems necessary to ensure that student and institutional goals are met.

  • Graphic Design

Conveying a specific message to a targeted audience requires a professional with creative skills who is referred to as a graphic designer. Graphic design is the study and practice of communicating ideas and information through printed, environmental and digital presentations This subject provides the fundamental technical and creative skills required for a graphic designer.

The subject is a mix

Typically, the Advance Certificate in Graphics and Web Design follows the course sequence outlined here, however, Aniframes College of Arts & Multimedia reserves the right to modify or change curriculum, class schedules and/or course sequence as it deems necessary to ensure that student and institutional goals are met.
 
• Art Foundation
  • Art Foundation prepares our future digital artists with the traditional skills they need to understand their art. Through a series of assignments, students exercise the observational skills required for illustration & conceptual design. Assignments that focus on perspective, composition, and lighting prepare students for these same skills crucial in compositing and generating the initial creatives. Daily work will include drawing from still life displays, composition, shading and sketching in perspective.
• Graphic Design
  • Conveying a specific message to a targeted audience requires a professional with creative skills who is referred to as a graphic designer. Graphic design is the study and practice of communicating ideas and information through printed, environmental and digital presentations.This subject provides the fundamental technical and creative skills required for a graphic designer. The subject is a mix of Typography and images we try to integrate messages that interest, inform, and persuade intended audiences. We also use research, critical thinking, creativity, and a range of problem – solving principles to solve complex visual communication problems within the constraints of time, space, budget, and technology. In this subject students learn how to produce digital images, illustrations, and layouts, addressing such foundational design theory topics as color, typography, and composition. Class assignments involve hands-on photo editing, logo design, poster design, magazine covers and layouts, and many other important practices. Students will gain proficiency in the following software in this subject. • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Indesign • Adobe Illustrator • Corel Draw

 • Web Design

  • Web Design subject provides fundamental technical, creative, and critical thinking skills for a career in Web design. Students build proficiency in the technologies that Web design clients and employers demand. Students are taught the fundamentals of visual design techniques to make their work stand out. Students learn how to create digital images and interactive page elements, build Web sites compliant to the international web standards with HTML, CSS, and design sites that are functional and creatively appealing.Students will learn how to plan a website using a structured document, site navigation types, creating web illustrations like buttons, banners & bars, typography for the web, scribbling the layout, creating web templates, slicing the templates, recognizing good design vs. bad design, optimizing graphics and images for faster downloads. Students will also learn to create animated contents to be integrated into a website, creating e-greetings, animated banners and other web components, e-presentations, Advanced Action Script 3.0, Overview of Search engine optimization, Domain hosting, Site uploading & Maintenance. Students will gain proficiency in the following software in this subject. • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe Flash with Action Script • HTML and CSS • FTP (File transfer protocol) and a host of other tools.

 • Portfolio

  • Students will create the presentation elements that surround the main demo reel. Students will learn how to make successful presentations that address the needs expressed in a variety of job descriptions. Presentation materials created in class will include visual branding, creating reel openers and closers, and the compilation of any traditional artwork. Students will also learn how to layout and implement an artist-friendly portfolio website. This class will culminate in a finished, professional demo reel on a DVD presented to a large audience for feedback and a modular portfolio website. The portfolio for graphic design will include Stationary Designs inclusive of the Business card, Letterhead & Envelope. Logos and Company Identities for a corporate communication. Advertising layouts & Web design template designs. Packaging Designs, Posters, Danglers, POPs, Leaflets, Menu cards, Invitation & Greetings, Newspaper & Newsletter layouts with typography presentations etc. The portfolio for web design will include a number of Web templates with an international look and feel, completely done website designs, Flash website mock-ups, animated e-presentations etc.

of Typography and images we try to integrate messages that interest, inform, and persuade intended audiences. We also use research, critical thinking, creativity, and a range of problem – solving principles to solve complex visual communication problems within the constraints of time, space, budget, and technology.

In this subject students learn how to produce digital images, illustrations, and layouts, addressing such foundational design theory topics as color, typography and composition. Class assignments involve hands-on photo editing, logo design, poster design, magazine covers and layouts, and many other important practices.

Students will gain proficiency in the following softwares in this subject. 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Indesign 
• Adobe Illustrator 
• Corel Draw 

  • Web Design

Web Design subject provides fundamental technical, creative, and critical thinking skills for a career in Web design. Students build proficiency in the technologies that Web design clients and employers demand. Students are taught the fundamentals of visual design techniques to make their work stand out. Students learn how to create digital images and interactive page elements, build Web sites compliant to the international web standards with HTML, CSS, and design sites that are functional and creatively appealing.

Students will learn how to plan a website using a structured document, site navigation types, creating web illustrations like buttons, banners & bars, typography for web, scribbling the layout, creating web templates, slicing the templates, recognizing good design vs. bad design, optimizing graphics and images for faster downloads.

Students will also learn to create animated contents to be integrated in a website, creating e-greetings, animated banners and other web components, e-presentations, Advanced Action Script 3.0, Overview of Search engine optimization, Domain hosting, Site uploading & Maintenance.

Students will gain proficiency in the following softwares in this subject. 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Dreamweaver 
• Adobe Flash with Action Script 
• HTML and CSS 
FTP (File transfer protocol) and a host of other tools.

  • 3D Architectural Visualisation

The Architectural Visualization subject empowers students with the necessary skills required to take structural design, from drawings to full-blown 3D animated presentations and stills. This subject has been exclusively devised keeping in mind the latest trends in design, pre-visualization technology and offering realistic scenarios for handling all kinds of projects.

  • Modeling

Students examine 3D modeling techniques, terminology and methods. Students learn basic 3D modeling by using specific toolsets with an emphasis on modeling efficiently and correctly. Students will explore methods of modifying and deforming geometry, and apply skills to architecture, landscapes, vehicles, and characters.

  • Texturing & Lighting

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology and techniques of computer-generated 3D texturing and lighting. Students will create and apply textures to 3D objects, as well as work with concepts and techniques that will be used to render realistic objects and scenes. Students will explore the use of Photoshop and other software tools to create texture sources, and will work to create various real-world lighting effects, textures, texture maps and lighting schemes for 3D objects.

  • Animation

Students are presented with the fundamentals of animating in a 3D environment. Students will explore the principles used in traditional cartoon animation, and how they affect modern digital animation techniques used in current industries. Students will learn how to pre-visualize an animation before producing it, and then move through a series of basic digital animation techniques to realize the final product. Animation skills will be developed through animating objects and infusing them with human characteristics, including a realistic walk cycle, action studies, and a final acting scene.

  • Editing

In this subject students edit and work on motion picture footages. Having at their disposal a range of high quality raw footage, students work on all stages of postproduction: from rough cut, to fine cut, and locked picture. Students are expected to contribute to the completion of their film using the skills acquired throughout the curriculum: from sound design and scoring, to title design, color correction, and visual effects (if applicable). At the end of this class students will deliver a completed film, which will be ready to promote and submit to film festivals and competitions.

  • Portfolio

Students will create the presentation elements that surround the main demo reel. Students will learn how to make successful presentations that address the needs expressed in a variety of job descriptions. Presentation materials created in class will include visual branding, creating reel openers and closers, and the compilation of any traditional artwork. Students will also learn how to layout and implement an artist-friendly portfolio web site. This class will culminate in a finished, professional demo reel on a DVD presented to a large audience for feedback and a modular portfolio website.

• 3D Animator • 3D modeler • Compositor • Rigging artist • Lightning artist • Texturing artist • FX Artist