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Toonz Academy: Enhancing the Power and Vision of Next-Gen Animators

Author : HER Team

HER Team

Jaya Kumar, CEO Toonz Academy

One of the front-runners in providing animation training to the creative minds of the country, Toonz Academy was initiated in 2002, as a training division of the eminent award-winning animation studio; Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd. Owing to the state-of-the-art facilities at Toonz Studio, the students of Toonz Academy never have to face the dearth of practical exposure. The academy assures to carve an innovative path for the students and enable them to become employable in the entertainment and media-related industries. Students here not only take home an Industry Recognized Certificates but earn an experience which is fruitful for their entire life to be Industry Ready Professionals.

The academy prides of a bracket of trainers who have been handpicked from all corners of the world, considering their expertise in teaching the subject and possessing an extensive experience of being professionals from the industry.

Toonz Academy renders specific focus on strengthening the student-teacher relationship to a point where they feel free to explore their full potential and absorb the maximum knowledge from their teachers.



"Faculty members are the backbone of our academy and in order to remain updated with the latest trends, they periodically undergo varied Industry upgradation training. We also bring in legendary stalwarts across the world as visiting faculty to impart knowledge on the global trends to our students," shares Jaya Kumar, CEO, Toonz Group. The academy renders specific focus on strengthening the student-teacher relationship to a point where they feel free to explore their full potential and absorb the maximum knowledge from their teachers.

Following a specially designed curriculum, the academy offers a wide range of courses to the students including short-term courses in graphic designing and visual effects. The academy also hosts the flagship 15-month certificate course in Animation Film Making ? Advanced (AFMA) which aims in imparting proficiency in key areas like Character modeling, Background, Organic Character Texturing and so on. Kumar adds, "Toonz is the First Unity 3D Authorized Training Centre in Kerala for 'Unity Game Development Course & Certification', providing an apt platform for students who have interest in gaming." After completion of their course, the students are provided a unique international quality apprenticeship at the Toonz Studios itself for 3-6 months.

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