Arena Animation is the Animation & Multimedia education arm of Aptech Ltd. Over the past 20 years, Arena Animation has trained more than 400,000 students. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India and has education centres in over 20 countries around the world.
Arena Animation offers job-oriented courses in Animation, Multimedia, Web designing, VFX, and Gaming. The curriculum includes practical training in animation & multimedia studios, industry visits, workshops, regular projects, and creation of a professional work portfolio.
Courses available at Arena Animation include:Graphics, Web design & Development (GWDD)
Web Design (WD)
Print & Publishing (PP)
Digital Communication design (DCD)
Arena Animation International Program (AAIP - VFX)
Arena Animation International Program (AAIP - Animation)
Animation Film Design (AFD)
Arena Animation International Program (AAIP - Broadcast)
Web design & Development Program (WD)
Multimedia Design program (MDP)
Design & Publishing Program (DPP)
Every year, Arena Animation organises Orbit Live, a four-day media & entertainment industry event for students & professionals in the animation, VFX, gaming, and web & graphics space. . The event starts with an inaugural ceremony that is attended by industry professionals from Hollywood & Bollywood.
Orbit Live comprises hands-on workshops, seminars, master classes & student-expert interactive sessions. In the past, Orbit Live has featured learning sessions conducted by animation & VFX experts including Max Howard (president & CEO of Melwood Pictures), Tayah Howard (actress & producer), Damian Perea (film producer & director, Animayo International Film Festival), Penny Holton (senior lecturer, Teesside University), Dr. Paul Noble (senior lecturer, Teesside University), Prof. Ulrich Wegenast (managing director, programme, ITFS Festival, Rafael Zabala (lead modeller, Psyop Productions), and Raul Garcia (CEO, Melon Digital S.L. & director - producer, R&R Communications Inc).
The event concludes with the Awards Night, recognising the best work & top talent of the year. Carnivals, dinner soirees and talent contests are also a part of the event.
Arena Animation also hosts Kalakari: Kreative Kumbh, an annual event that focuses on experiential learning through Indian traditional art forms. Kalakari (the word means ‘artistry’) includes creative workshops, arts & handicrafts exhibitions, talent contests, cultural performances, and live entertainment sessions.
Creative Minds is an inter-centre student competition, where students produce films under the guidance & mentorship of their faculty. These films are judged by industry experts.
The education provider has won several awards including Maharashtra State IT Award 2007, Franchise Growth Driver of the Year Award 2007, and Indian Express Marketing Excellence Award for Brand Excellence in IT.