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Your guide to studying Animation in Malaysia

Course Duration

2 - 3 Years

Average Fees

MYR 40,000 - 60,000

Average Salary

MYR 10,000 - 75,000

Job Demand

What is Animation?

Animation gives the illusion that still photographs or drawings are moving or coming to live, hence creating an animated film.

Did you grow up watching Tom & Jerry? Is your favourite show on TV ‘The Simpsons’? Do you love the Pixar movies and the way the characters have slowly become more and more photorealistic? Finally, are you really good in art? If you are, then you may want to consider a course on animation.

Animation is not just limited to children’s movies. It plays an integral, behind-the-scenes role in action-packed blockbusters like Transformers, high-octane video games l...

Did you grow up watching Tom & Jerry? Is your favourite show on TV ‘The Simpsons’? Do you love the Pixar movies and the way the characters have slowly become more and more photorealistic? Finally, are you really good in art? If you are, then you may want to consider a course on animation.

Animation is not just limited to children’s movies. It plays an integral, behind-the-scenes role in action-packed blockbusters like Transformers, high-octane video games like Halo, glamorous television commercials and much more! It includes the skill of a multimedia artist to create special effects, animation or other visual images using computers or other electronic tools for products or creations.

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What are the subjects covered under Animation?

History

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Art

3D Studies

Creative Drawing

Digital Animation

History of Animation

Digital Video

What you need to get on a Animation course?

Diploma in Animation

SPM : Minimum 3Cs

O-Levels : Minimum 3Cs

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : Please check with the university

Degree in Animation

A-Levels : Minimum 2 principal passes in the relevant subjects

STPM : Minimum 2 passes in the relevant subjects

SAM : Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 and Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects

UEC : Grade B in 5 of the relevant subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Master in Animation

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Animation course?

Good with Computers

You may have been really good with a sketch pad and a pencil, but to make it in this industry, you’ll need to translate that into a computer based design, which is what most animators used these days.

Creative

You’ll need to have a mind that lives and breathes creativity. While you may do well studying from a book, you excel whenever it comes to expressing yourself artistically, whether it is writing, drawing, painting, you do it all.

Visionary

Animation has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years, the photo-realism in new movies borderline scary good. As such, you’ll need to

Team Player

As an animator, you will always be part of a massive team, with people who work above and below you, all with input to give. You will need to ensure you work together seamlessly to produce the best product possible, all the while maintaining a harmonious environment.

Where can you study Animation in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Animation schools in Malaysia.

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