The Indian animation and visual effects industry is steadily growing and is poised to reach the global behemoths of the animation industry. “As per FICCI report, Indian Media and Entertainment Industry is expected to cross INR2.4 trillion (US$34 billion) by 2022. Animation and VFX industry in India is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 17.2 percent to 1353 Crores by 2016-2022 and the gaming industry is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 18.2 per cent over the same period as reported by India Brand Equity Foundation.

To support the growth of this Industry, high quality trained manpower is required to deliver professional quality work at par with global standards.

‘Webel DQE Animation Academy’ is an Initiative of Department of Information Technology and Electronics, Government of West Bengal with DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd. as Knowledge Partner. West Bengal has been the only state in the country to set up an Animation Academy by the Government initiative through its nodal agency, Webel in order to meet the critical demand of the Animation Industry for high quality skilled manpower to meet the high-tech demand of international clients. DQ Entertainment (International) Limited is having head office in Hyderabad with a branch studio at Kolkata. DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd. is a world renowned name in television, Feature Films, Home Video, Online Game Art, Visual Effects, mobile and next generation console games, etc.

A state of the Art facility is created in a 10,000 sq. ft. area with high-end systems and technical infrastructure with latest H/W and S/W, beautifully decorated with world class furnishing, including an auditorium in the academy at the Salt Lake Electronics Complex, the IT hub of Kolkata.

All our faculty members are having vast experience from Leading production houses to ensure & impart production based training by putting emphasis on the pre-production, production and post-production components, principles of classical animation with all the components like sketching, anatomy study, acting, etc.

We also invite Experts from the Industry to address the students on the latest trends and encourage them to the present working conditions in the Production houses.

The academy is having facility for Internship Program wherein the students gets opportunity to work on Live International projects and get themselves familiar with the production pipeline before completion of the course.

The animation and gaming industry offers exciting career options as Animation Director, Animator, CG Modeller, Compositor, Editor, Layout Artist, Model Maker and others. This academy will act as a platform for budding creative individuals and help them achieve their professional goals in this upbeat and emerging domain.

The Academy has been functioning since Year 2004. More than 1300 Students have passed out from this academy since 2004 & have been employed by the major studios in the country delivering high quality outputs to the full satisfaction of their national & international clients of repute viz. Greengold Animation, D.Q.Entertainment (International) Ltd, Technicolor India, Prime Focus, MPC, Xentrix Studios, Double Negative, Axis 3D, Kolkata, Atomic abs, Kolkata, Digitoonz, Kolkata, Maya Cosmos, Mumbai and many more. A recent full batch of 23 numbers of Students who have passed out from this academy have been immediately employed by DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd. and are working on International Projects in their Kolkata studio.

Also, a good number of our pass out students are very successfully serving a number of renowned studios (Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Polygon studio etc.) abroad, thereby establishing the acceptance of our Indian talents in the international market. Many large and medium size studios that are operating in the domestic market as well are extremely satisfied with the performance of our artists. Many of them after gaining considerable experience have also started their own ventures. Not only have the alumni worked in big projects from Hollywood fame like Avengers, Jungle Book, Life of Pi to name a few., but also in Bollywood as well. We have alumni who are working as comic artist, art directors, compositors and many more.

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