Advanced Certificate In Animation Arts

Learn how to develop animation pipeline in 2d from script to screen. Know traditional animation & master the stop motion animation techniques.

Course Commences : Every three month

Program Vitals

Course Duration

120 hours

Course Commences

Every three month

Learn from the Experts

This program has been designed in collaboration with the top bosses in digital marketing.


Program Syllabus

8 Modules | 20 weeks

Introduction to History of animation

An Egyptian burial chamber mural, approximately 4000 years old, showing wrestlers in action. Even though this may appear similar to a series of animation drawings, there was no way of viewing the images in motion. It does, however, indicate the artist's intention of depicting motion. Evidence of artistic interest in depicting figures in motion can be seen as early as Paleolithic cave paintings. Animals in these paintings were often depicted with multiple sets of legs in superimposed positions. Because these paintings are prehistoric they could be explained a number of ways, such as the artist simply changing their mind about the leg's position with no means of erasing, but it's very likely that they are early attempts to convey motion.

The process of traditional animation

Animation begins once the animatic is finally approved by the director, In the workflow of traditional hand-drawn animation, the senior or key artist would draw the keyframes, then, after testing and approval of the rough animation, give the scene to their assistant. The assistant does the clean-up and the necessary 'inbetweens', or, in really big studios, only some breakdown which define the movement in more detail, then give the scene to their assistant, the 'inbetweener' who does the remainder.

Introduction to Animation principal

This action gives the illusion of weight and volume to a character as it moves. Also squash and stretch is useful in animating dialogue and doing facial expressions. How extreme the use of squash and stretch is, depends on what is required in animating the scene. Usually it's broader in a short style of picture and subtler in a feature. It is used in all forms of character animation from a bouncing ball to the body weight of a person walking. This is the most important element you will be required to master and will be used often.

The 2D Animation pipeline (script to screen process)

Traditionally animated productions, just like other forms of animation, usually begin life as a storyboard, which is a script of sorts written with images as well as words, similar to a giant comic strip. The images allow the animation team to plan the flow of the plot and the composition of the imagery. The storyboard artists will have regular meetings with the director, and may have to redraw or "re-board" a sequence many times before it meets final approval.

Story boarding for animation

Because a storyboard is a visual script it becomes a project outline showing a shot by shot breakdown, while not showing every frame of the production.
You provide the story plan, mood, setting and all that you need to let the audience follow the story.

Experimenting with stop motion process

Pixilation is a stop-motion technique especially used for animating “live”actors. Norman McLaren (1914–1987),a Canadian animator, introduced pixilation in his Oscar-winning film Neighbours (1952) and in the later film, The Chairy Tale (1957). Instead of making a series of drawings, human beings are placed in a series of postures in front of the camera. A stationary camera records a posed human subject, who moves to new positions between frames. When creating a pixilated animation, I have my students view and discuss McLaren‟s works and collaborate to complete an animation using themselves and their classmates as the primary materials.


Traditional Animation:
  • Car Crash
  • Ball Bounce
  • Pendulum
  • Bottle fall

Project- Animating scene

Students will do 3 projects in total:
1. Two Individual projects:
Story board for TV commercial.(use minimum 15 drawings to describe the film) Traditional Animation (Create Frog Jump based on Stretch and Squash Principal)
2. One group project:
Experimental Animation (students will develop concept considering the medium and will 30sec.animation using pixilation and light animation technique.)


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enroll for the TISS-SVE courses ?

A student who has completed her/his 12th Standard (Intermediate) from a recognized board in India (ICSE/CBSE/State Boards) can enroll for the B.Voc.(Graphics & Multimedia ) program
A student who has completed her/his 12th Standard (Intermediate) from a recognized board in India (ICSE/CBSE/State Boards) can enroll for the Skill enhancement programs.

How does a TISS-SVE course benefit me ?

The TISS-SVE courses will help students in following ways-
  • Ability to build a highly rewarding career in Media & Entertainment industry
  • Course delivery by faculty members endorsed by TISS-COE, who come with vast industry exposure
  • Award of Degree/Diploma/Certificate by TISS, Mumbai, India’s leading Deemed University Since 1964.
  • High Quality Course Material developed by Whistling Woods and approved by TISS-COE.
  • Placement assistance to students
  • Ability to earn while learning in case of B.Voc (Graphics & Multimedia) course

What are the chances of placement for students of TISS-SVE courses?

Students who successfully complete TISS-SVE courses will be eligible for Placement assistance from Indore Hub Centre. Placement Opportunities exists with Animation Studios, Production Houses, Ad Agencies, TV Channels, Gaming Co’s, Web Design Co’s, Architectural Walk through, Design Organizations, Print-Publishing-Imaging-Packaging Segment, E-Learing & Content development Co’s.

Who approves the Faculty Members?

Centre of Excellence (COE) at TISS-SVE approves all the faculty members.

Where can students get additional info about TISS-SVE courses ?

Students can meet the counselors in the designated TISS-SVE Hub Partner premises for the additional details about course structure, course fee, duration, exit options & for response to any other queries they may have.

What are the exit options in 3 Year B.Voc course conducted by TISS?

Course is divided in three stand alone levels, First year (Diploma), Second year (Advanced Diploma) and Third year (B.Voc Degree)

What is the Method of Training/ On the Job Training ?

One/Two day theory classes conducted by TISS (training partner) at the Hub Partner location Four/Five day on-the-job training with the company (Skill Knowledge provider)

How do I enroll for the TISS-SVE courses ?

Students need to fill in the application form along with the photograph and pay the requisite fee for the course enrolling at the Hub Partner premises.
Student will also be required to submit the original Certificate of their 12th Standard along with their Marks Sheet & Transfer Certificate (TC) to TISS-SVE.

How does the student pay the fees ?

All the fee will be paid to the direct credit of Tata Institute of Social Sciences by the way of Cheque/NEFT/Demand Draft/Designated Bank Account payable to TISS. The Examination Fee will also be directly payable to TISS. What does the fees cover ? The tuition fee covers the following-
  • Cost of Classroom Training
  • Work Books supplied by TISS, Mumbai
  • Additional Learning support from Hub Partner-Horizon Infotek

When are the fees to be paid ?

The Semester wise fees are paid at least one week prior to the commencement of the Semester
The Examination fees are paid at least one week prior to the commencement of the Examination

Who shall award the Certificates/Diploma/Degree ?

All Certificates/Diploma/Advanced Diploma and Degree are awarded by Tata Institute of Social Sciences in the capacity of Government of India funded Deemed University and based on the approval received from the All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE) and the MOU signed by TISS-SVE with Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

How do I know that the Hub Centre in my city is a partner of TISS-SVE ?

Details of all the Vertical Covered by TISS-SVE, Centre of Excellence (COE), Vertical Anchors(VA), Hub Partners, Skill Knowledge Partners (SKP’s)including
their locations, courses offered are available on the website
Student can also call TISS-SVE at any of these numbers- +91-22-2552 5601/02/04/07/08

What types of course are offered?

The approach constitutes programmes that are
  • B Voc Programmes: These are 3 year full time programmes that work integrated in nature. They are as per the UGC Norms and are aligned to NSQF Level 5, 6 and 7.
  • Certificate and Diploma Programmes: These are programmes that are as per the university credit system of 20-39 credits and 40 and above credits respectively.
  • Skill Enhancement Programmes: These are short term programmes that do not fall under either category. All courses in category B and C will place as much emphasis on the Work integrated training as possible.

What are the verticals/ courses offered/ proposed?

  • In the 1st Phase, our Verticals include: Automotive; Travel and Tourism; Retail Management; Media and Entertainment; Construction; HR and Sales; Pharmaceuticals; Healthcare; Dialysis Technology; Industrial Tool Manufacturing; Industrial Safety; Logistics; Agriculture; Hospitality; ITES; Telecom.
  • Courses offered will cover specialised skills that each of these sectors demand.
  • TISS-SVE offers vast bouquet of courses in courses in various verticals (stream). The current list of courses are available on . Courses will be revised and new courses will be added on an ongoing basis. New verticals will continue to be added regularly.

Who are the types of students who can apply?

  • Any person who has aptitude to learn a specific skill.
  • Any person presently employed and having work experience but no academic qualification.
  • 10th Pass or 12th Pass as the course may demand.
  • A dropout from school subject to the approval of experts.
  • A person who likes to do things by hand and learn.
  • A person who possesses skill but is unable to progress in career on the account of unavailability of ‘necessary’ formal training and certification.
  • Anyone who wishes to develop job-specific skill sets and obtain commensurate certification from a widely reputed academic institution. It is to be noted, however, that the eligibility criterion is course specific.

What is the minimum qualification to appear for the B. Voc. courses?

At present TISS-SVE intends to address student who have passed 12th or equivalent in the relevant stream, as may be applicable to each of such programmes.

What can students do after completion of these courses?

  • A certificate issued by TISS and recognised by AICTE along with skill (experience) certificate from the Skill Knowledge Partner will aid the students in finding a suitable job opportunity more effortlessly.
  • Hub (learning centre) will provide placement assistance to the trainees who have successfully completed the levels.
  • Students who wish to study in general education system can cross-transfer from vocational stream to the academic streams to pursue degree and diploma courses as per NSQF (applicable only for AICTE approved course).
  • In the case of skill enhancement certification programmes, Certification is exclusively by TISS-SVE. Placement assistance may not be possible in such cases.

How is TISS-SVE B.Voc model different from current education system?

  • The main difference is that this education system does not emphasize on the theory alone but is primarily based on the shop floor practices of the industry/company.
  • Vocational education which focuses on a specific skill rather than general skill knowledge.
  • Students will be given on-the-job training for four to five days and one or two day classroom theory in a week. Therefore, students begin their career trajectory while pursuing their study in vocational streams.
  • At the end of the course students will be awarded a UGC recognized TISS issued B Voc Degree. Unlike many mainstream courses, SVE-TISS courses mandate skill certificate from the industry where the students has undergone on-the-job training.
  • TISS-SVE vocational courses will seek to have as minimal eligibility criterion as possible. This is to enable education to reach out to as many students as possible. Thereby, it endeavors to design and make programmes as inclusive as possible and on a continuous basis.
  • The main advantage of the TISS-SVE programme is the provision of multiple entry and exit system . Although, it is a full time degree programme, the students can exit after completing a level and begin working as a skilled professional in the chosen skill. Later, they can rejoin for progression to the next level. TISS-SVE will award level certificate on successful completion of each level.
  • Students will get hands-on experience from the industry, through the Skill Knowledge Partner, during the training period, thereby, giving them a much needed edge when they compete for jobs.