All you need to know about Animation and Architecture Courses

There are numerous diploma and degree courses available across colleges in India, but in today’s time, the demand for animators and architects is increasing daily. 

Here is all you need to know about these two courses:

  • Animation Course

Animation is the art of making pictures that appear to come to life on screen. Animation deals with media, such as feature films, commercials, including pop videos, computer games and websites.

It is all about teamwork. Apart from the animator, a host of professionals also work to complete animation projects. These include – writers, storyboard artists and character designers. In 3D projects, there are modellers, riggers and lighting/texturing artists. Software programmers are also employed to work with the software and customize applications.


For applying for a diploma course in animation, one has to pass the 12th standard examination from any recognised Board with a minimum of 45% marks. The same eligibility criteria are applicable for the bachelor’s degree programme,e, while for the other post-graduation programme, one must have a bachelor’s degree. Hence, The minimum qualification is +2, creativity and artistic affinity are desirable. 


Admission is based on the marks secured in the qualifying examination. Some institutes conduct entrance tests for exams, meaning the aptitude of the student.

Types Of Animation:

  • 2D Drawn Animation
  • 2D Computer Animation
  • Stop Frame or Stop Motion Animation
  • 3D Computer Generated (CG) Animation

 Job Prospects:

Animators have various employment options that range from working for ad agencies and video games from producers to working in the live-action movie industry. It demands the skills of animators to create realistic sequences for live-action films. The options of Self-employment and freelance are also available.

  • Architecture

Architecture is an evergreen career because the demand for architects will keep increasing as long as big buildings are built. Architects can not only design buildings. They can have an insight into civil engineering, town planning and regulations.

  • Landscape Architecture 

It is a specialised field that deals with the designing of outer doors and public spaces. A landscape architect needs to be skilled in urban planning, site planning, environmental restoration, parks, recreation planning, Green infrastructure provision and visual resource management. Landscape architecture’s goals are always to achieve urban living, which is environmentally safe, aesthetically beautiful and helps in stress-free living. 

Mega projects such as highways, airports, large scale and redevelopment projects would require the services of expert landscape architects.


Architecture can be undertaken at graduation levels: Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and then followed up with the Masters in Architecture (M.Arch).


B.Arch: 10+2 or equivalent is the qualifying examination from a recognised board/university with a minimum of 50% marks in science subjects (physics, chemistry and mathematics). The candidate also must qualify for an entrance examination. The duration of the course is five years. At the Masters level, specialisation is offered in landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design and others.


The state and national level entrance examinations are held for the students who want to pursue the B.Arch course. 

Government and private colleges:

The CBSE conducts the National Examination All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for entrance into the Bachelors of architecture and B-planning in government and private institutes.

IITs:  Entrance to architecture programmes at the Indian Institutes Of Technology is held through the National Level Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

State Colleges: Different states also hold separate entrance exams for admission to architecture and engineering colleges in the state. Some private institutes conduct their entrance exams.

Usually, The Entrance paper consists of mathematics and a drawing test. The drawing exam is conducted by the National Institute Of Advanced Studies And Architectures In Association With The Council Of Architecture (COA).

Job prospects:

With rapid urbanisation, there is a massive demand for skilled architects. Many construction firms, consultancies, municipal bodies, town planning agencies, landscaping consultancies, corporation offices, and government departments look for talented architects. Another area where jobs are possible is in the renovation of old historical monuments.