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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 blockbus
History of Animation
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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:
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.
A degree in Animation is a great platform to utilise your knowledge in algebra and calculus to create 3D animation using computers.
Obtaining a degree in Animation allows you to work freelance in the comfort of your own home with flexible working hours.
“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.”
- Norman McLaren
Minimum 2 principal passes in the relevant subjects
Minimum 2 passes in the relevant subjects
Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 and Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects
Grade B in 5 of the relevant subjects
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) :
Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects
A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification
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..
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Below are a few of the top Animation firms 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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