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Arena Animation Academy
SCO 186-88, IV Floor
Sector 17-C
Chandigarh, Chandigarh India

[P] +91 987.
[F] +91
[E] info@arenaanimationacademy.com

Neelu Kapoor
[P] +91
[F] +91 987.
[E] virtualciti@yahoo.com

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Arena Animation is the pioneer in animation and multimedia education with a global network of centres.
Fourteen years of experience. 2,50,000 professionals trained so far. These are just a few of the things Arena Animation is all about.
Arena's success in the mission of supplying top-quality professionals to the booming animation and multimedia industries is well-known.
Arena alumni are employed with leading companies in the fields of animation, graphic designing, web designing, advertising, gaming, audio-video editing, special effects, filmmaking, e-learning, et al.

The Centre launched in 1996 has been Apple Certified, Adobe Certified, Macromedia Certified and Discreet Certified at various times, and have run courses for the certifications of these companies' software as well as courses in design, audio, video, multimedia, SFX, 2D and 3D animation based on Walt Disney principles of Animation, 3D games development, and web designing and web animations. The Centre also encourages and mentors use of traditional media like sand, light, clay, paper for animation.

Currently the Main Courses are Bachelor of Arts in Animation & VFX and the Degree is issued by Mahatma Gandhi University Meghalaya. AAIP Program students get direct entry in 2nd year of the Degree based on the Semester they are in and their year of passing Class XII.

Backed by VirtualCity Informatics, the chandigarh franchisee, and VirtualSoft Technologies a leading Animation Studio which is the industry support tie-up.

http://www.youtube.com/ArenaChandigarh (our video channel)
http://www.arenaanimationacademy.com (for courses and admissions)
http://www.arenaalumni.com (for alumni registration and jobs)
http://www.alumniarena.com (for arena news and blog)

i3 DD3 8 GB RAM and suitable Graphic Cards
(older ones are QuadCore DDR 2 3 GB 800 MHz RAM with 19" LCD with Quadra FX 570 Cards
HT 3.0 2 GB 667 MHz RAM with 19" LCD Monitors with SATA Drives and Graphic Cards
Core2Duo E6750 DDR2 3 GB 667 MHz RAM with 19\\\" LCD Monitors and SATA Drives
AMD 4400+ DDR2 2 GB 667 MHz RAM with 19\\\" LCD Monitors and SATA Drives
ATI Graphics Card (FireGL V3100)
PowerMacs with SCSI drives)
12 machine render farm
Rotating Disk Animation Light Boards
Student Light Boards
Animation Pen/ pad
Multimedia DLP Projectors
Pinnacle Capture Card
DVD Production Suite

1996: Arena Chandigarh commenced. 3rd centre to be launched in India
1997: Apple PowerMacs introduced
1997: DIM launched
1997: First Batch Commences
1998: First Placements are made
1998: ADM launched
1998: Best Placements (North India)
1999: AMS Program launched
2000: BSc Degree Program Launched
2000: First AMS placements are made
2000: Seminar by Award winning Animation Co-ordinator Misha Gautam (Raju Chacha and Hindustan Ki Kasam)
2001: Rattan Gandadhar, Discreet - Seminar for students held.
2001: Seminar by Film Director Desh Gautam of Gaja Gamini fame
2002: Arena Animation Academy launched
2003: AAAS Program launched
2004: First centre in India to launch DAE
2005: Best Placements (North India)
2005: Ashish Kulkarni, Expert Animator, visits for student workshops
2005: Sanjay Malhotra, Film Maker, visits for student workshops
2005: Mohenish Gupta, expert 2D Animator, visits for student workshops
2005: HT 3.0 machines introduced
2005: DAE course launched in India at Chandigarh
2006: Best Centre Award (North India)
2006: DAE 2D and DAE 3D launched
2006: New Traditional Animation Lab setup with rotating disk lightboards sourced from Mumbai
2006: DAE students make a movie for CITCO launch of Incredible India Meet in Chandigarh
2007: Best Centre Award (North India)
2007: A High Tech Advanced 3D animation lab setup with AMD 4200+ machines and 17\\\" LCD Monitors and self-designed chrome finish computer workstations
2007: http://www.arenaalumni.com portal launched for the entire 3,00,000 alumni of Arena
2007: Also launched alumniarena.com - blog
2008: AMD 4400+ Machines added
2008: Added 19\\\" LCD Monitors and E6750 CPUs
2008: Arena Chandigarh student S.Vijay Kumar is all India DAE Topper
2008: Arena Chandigarh is Award Winner of Academic Excellence North India
2008: Arena Chandigarh is Award Winner for Top Collections North India
2009: New Campus setup
2009: Added QuadCore CPUs with Quadra FX Cards
2009: Added more DLP Projectors
2009: Added more Graphic Cards
2009: Anti Terrorism Animated Commercials produced for Iraq TV
2009: Anthony Christov (Wall-E Art Director) visits campus
2009: Barack Obama Nobel Prize Animation Spoof Produced
2010: Arena Chandigarh is Award Winner of Academic Excellence North India
2011: Arena Chandigarh Faculty is declared Best Animation Faculty in India for Arena
2011: Arena Chandigarh student is Award Winner of 3D Character Design in North India
2011: Arena Chandigarh student team Clay Animation Film wins Runnerup Award in North India
2012: Arena Chandigarh is Award Winner of 2nd Runnerup for Systems and Processes in India

Medical Animations, Advertising Agencies, Animation Production, Educational Products, Game Development, Graphic Design, Industry Websites, Multimedia / Interactive Development, New Media, Post-Production Services, Pre-Production Services, Schools / Educational Institutions, Visual Effects Production, Web Animation Production, Web Site Development

2D / Traditional, 2D Computer Animation, 3D Computer Animation, Clay, Digital / Visual Effects, Ink on Paper, Flash / Internet Animation, Pencil on Paper, Pixilation, Sand

TVC, Animated Characters, Animated Web Graphics, Commercials, Educational / Industrial Films, Games, Interstitials / Logos / Bumpers, Multimedia / New Media, Music Videos, Short Films, Television Series, Television Specials, Title Sequences, Webisodes, Websites