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Study Animation in Malaysia

Course Duration:

3 - 4 Years

Average Salary:

RM 2,000 - 2,900

Average Fees:

RM 50,000 - 80,000

Job Demand:

What is Animation?

Studying Animation in Malaysia 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 studying a course on Animation in Malaysia.

Animation is not just limited to children’s movies. It plays an essential element for movies and TV, shows and even short films such as action-packed bloc

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What are the branches of Animation?

Animation Design

Motion Graphics

Computer Animation

What are the subjects you will study in a Animation course ?

History

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Art

3D Studies

Creative Drawing

Digital Animation

History of Animation

Digital Video

Why should you study Animation?

Aptitude in sketching, drawing and deep interest in computers is always considered essential to gain entry into the Animation industry.

With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Animation:

Express your Creativity

Don’t you just get frustrated when your parents compare your grades with other students? Deep in your heart, you feel that there are more important things than just theoretical knowledge and acing your exams. A course in Animation will give you the perfect platform to express your creative side and no one’s going to judge you.

Technical skills

A degree in Animation is a great platform to utilise your knowledge in algebra and calculus to create 3D animation using computers.

Flexibility

Obtaining a degree in Animation allows you to work freelance in the comfort of your own home with flexible working hours.

Express your Creativity

Don’t you just get frustrated when your parents compare your grades with other students? Deep in your heart, you feel that there are more important things than just theoretical knowledge and acing your exams. A course in Animation will give you the perfect platform to express your creative side and no one’s going to judge you.

Technical skills

A degree in Animation is a great platform to utilise your knowledge in algebra and calculus to create 3D animation using computers.

Flexibility

Obtaining a degree in Animation allows you to work freelance in the comfort of your own home with flexible working hours.

What are industry experts saying about Animation?

What are the entry requirements for an Animation course?

Diploma in Animation

SPM :

Minimum 3Cs

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

Master in Animation

Degree :

A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification

PhD in Animation

Master's :

A Master's Degree in a relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to the satisfaction of the Senate 

Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Animation and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma..

How does your education pathway look like?

It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate. The most important element needed to advance in your career is creativity, excellent computer skills and the ability to use animation softwares.

What skills do you need for a course in Animation?

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.

What career options do you have with an Animation degree?

Who are all the top recruiters in Malaysia?

Below are a few of the top Animation firms in Malaysia.

Where can you study Animation in Malaysia?

Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited.

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



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