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SHORT TERM COURSES

SHORT TERM COURSES

MAAC offers a wide range of short-term career-oriented courses in 3D animation, VFX, multimedia, graphic & web designing, gaming, and media and entertainment. Students who join the short-term courses, get an opportunity to work with software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk MatchMover, and more!

If the field of animation and multimedia excites you and want to take it up as a profession, then join a short-term course and make a career in animation after 12th in not more than 8 months.

Looking for short term courses after 12th? Visit your nearest MAAC centre for such exciting course offerings. MAAC trains you in short term professional courses in areas like Lighting, Animation, MAX Pro, MAYA Pro, and Digital Filmmaking.


1. MODELLING & TEXTURING ( Course Duration- 72 hours*)


Students studying the course gets thorough training in anatomy, design, sculpture and painting. This helps them create 3D model characters for animated films with the right form, texture, and detail. Study of latest software like Zbrush are included in the syllabus.

The short term animation course helps you create 3D model characters. The characters are then brought to life with CAD software and animation techniques. Technical aesthetics like inorganic modelling, digital sculpting, and stylised and low-poly character design are taught in the course. Software are used to simplify modelling and texturing techniques. Join this course if you aim to become an animator or a video game designer.

Course covers

  • Art & technical aesthetics
  • Inorganic modelling
  • Digital sculpting
  • Stylised and low-poly character design

Software Covered:

  • Autodesk
  • MayaZbrush
  • Autodesk
  • Mudbox

2. Lighting ( Course Duration- 72 hours*)


It is important the 3D project is lightened up proficiently and beautifully. The course teaches different lighting techniques to animators and digital artists and provides a deeper understanding on how lighting fits into the production process of animated movies.

Lighting forms the main element of an animated film. While dull lighting can turn you down, a brightly and appropriately lit film sets the mood to watch it with deep enthusiasm. From the fundamentals of lighting to colour theory and production tips and tricks, the course module covers almost every aspect of lighting. As a part of the short term lighting course, you will be provided hands-on training on Maya software.

Course covers

  • Fundamentals of lighting design
  • CG lighting
  • Shaders
  • Colour theory
  • Lighting environments
  • Production tips and tricks

Software Covered:

  • Autodesk
  • Maya


3. Animation ( Course Duration- 72 hours*)


From animation foundation to body design and character animation, the course includes the nitty-gritty of animation. This is a short-term job oriented course that helps students to choose their career path easily.

If you are creative, imaginative, good at drawing, and have good visualisation skills and an excellent understanding of animals, birds, and human expressions, then this is the perfect course for you. The course teaches you the foundation tools of animation. During the short term animation course, you will get hands-on experience of Maya software. You will get all course materials and an opportunity to work on course-related projects and activities.

Course covers

  • Animation foundation
  • Character animation and body design
  • Advanced performance animation
  • Basic performance animation

Software Covered:

  • Autodesk
  • Maya


4. MAYA Pro ( Course Duration- 184 hours*)


The course covers major areas of animation including character animation, digital sculpting, and 3D design and modelling. Software like Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Mudbox are included in the course curriculum.

MAYA Pro is one of the most sought after short-term courses at MAAC. It covers areas of animation including character animation, digital sculpting, and 3D design and modelling. Maya Pro takes you through the nuances of modelling, texturing, lighting, rigging, VFX and animation with the help of two advanced and industry-leading software, Maya and Mudbox. Maya Pro can be used for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

Course covers

  • 3D design and modelling
  • Look development and rendering
  • Hair, fur, cloth
  • Digital sculpting
  • CG lighting
  • Character set up and skinning
  • Texturing
  • Particles and dynamics
  • Character animation

Software Covered:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk Mudbox


5. MAX Pro ( Course Duration- 144 hours*)


Students are introduced to 3ds Max software and get training on texturing, lighting, modelling, skinning and character set up techniques. The course also includes advanced topics like dynamics and animation.

MAX Pro trains students in texturing, lighting, modelling, skinning and character set up. You will be introduced to 3ds Max software. The usage of latest software like 3d Max helps you understand the functioning of the animation industry and the kinds of tools and technologies used. The MAX Pro course at MAAC helps you learn the fundamentals of 3D World along with advanced areas like dynamics and animation. T his is ideal in case you are looking for short-duration multimedia courses.

Course covers

  • Introduction to the 3D world
  • Lighting
  • Dynamics
  • 3D design and modelling
  • Character set up and skinning
  • Animation
  • Texturing & look development

Software Covered:

  • Autodesk 3ds Max


6. Compositing Plus ( Course Duration- 172 hours*)


The short-term course includes topics like digital design, match moving, rotoscopy, camera tracking, and live action compositing. Software like Adobe Photoshop, Fusion, Mocha, and Nuke are included in the course syllabus.

No film, TV or music video is complete without going through the process of compositing and editing. At this stage, different visual elements are placed together to create one scene or one sequence. The short-term Compositing Plus course at MAAC prepares you to excel in areas like digital design, match moving, rotoscopy, and camera tracking. You will be trained to work on Adobe Photoshop, Nuke, Mocha, Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro.

Course covers

  • Digital design
  • Layer-based compositing
  • Node-based compositing
  • Title graphics
  • 3D camera projection
  • Art of rotoscopy
  • Match moving
  • Camera tracking
  • Stereoscopic pipeline
  • Live action compositing

Software Covered:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Fusion
  • Mocha
  • Nuke
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Silhouette
  • PFTrack


7. Stereoscopic Filmmaking ( Course Duration- 144 hours*)


The short-term job oriented course trains students to create high-quality animated movies with in-demand equipment and technologies. Job opportunities after studying stereoscopic filmmaking is not confined within the media industry, but also in the field of science and technology.

This is a short term animation course that teaches you to create high quality animated films with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Stereoscopic filmmaking has introduced an entirely new set of film making techniques, rules, and editing processes. You will learn to create an illusion of three-dimensional depth from two sets of two-dimensional images. The course is not confined within the media industry. It creates opportunities in the field of science and technology also.

Course covers

  • Digital enhancement
  • Concepts of stereoscopy
  • Conversion
  • Advanced node-based compositing
  • Match moving
  • Basics of compositing
  • Depth creation for 2D/3D
  • Clean plate creation
  • Rotoscopy
  • Planar tracking

Software Covered:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Nuke
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Silhouette
  • Mocha
  • PFTrack


8. Digital Filmmaking ( Course Duration- 144 hours*)


Students get practical training on pre-production techniques, linear editing, sound editing, and clay animation. They are taught software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere. Students can either set up own studios or work with production houses for films or TV shows.

Short term digital filmmaking course is one of the most preferred courses in multimedia, where, you can learn the basics and core areas of filmmaking, like pre-production techniques, linear editing, sound editing, and clay animation. A hands-on experience on software like Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Premiere, and After Effects make you an expert. You can work as a cinematographer, director, producer, and screenwriter.

Course covers

  • Pre-production
  • Concepts of filmmaking
  • Clay animation
  • Digital design
  • Basics of compositing
  • Sound Editing
  • Concepts of non-linear editing

Software Covered:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere


9. Advanced Compositing ( Course Duration- 72 hours*)


This is an advanced course that teaches specialised areas of compositing for high end visual effects productions. Rotoscopy, 3D camera projection, Live action compositing are some of the major areas covered. On completion, students can work as production artist, graphic designer or game designer.

Advanced Compositing course helps you learn different software for making movies. The course content includes Rotoscopy, 3D camera projection, and Live action compositing. On successful completion, you can work as a production artist or a graphic designer or even as a game developer. The short term course at MAAC covers software like Nuke, Mocha, and Silhouette. This helps to sharpen your practical knowledge, which is very much essential in the media and entertainment industry.

Course covers

  • Live action compositing
  • Rotoscopy
  • Planar tracking
  • Stereoscopic pipeline
  • 3D camera projection

Software Covered:

  • Nuke
  • Silhouette
  • Mocha


10. Design Viz Pro ( Course Duration- 168 hours*)


The course provides a deeper understanding of design and visualisation, starting from planning to execution. Some of the major areas of the course are Simulation, Interactive Design, Video Editing, and Real World Lighting. Advanced software like AutoCAD and Unity are included in the syllabus.

Design Viz Pro allows you to deep dive into design and visualisation, from planning till execution. If you have strong visualisation skills and love to play with latest software, then this is the course for you. On successful completion of the animation course, you will be able to make a career in animation industry, production houses, or architecture and engineering companies.

Course covers

  • Video Editing
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • Interactive design
  • Photoshop for texturing
  • Overview of architecture
  • 3D design visualisation
  • Real world lighting simulation

Software Covered:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Introduction AutoCAD
  • V-Ray
  • Unity


11. Digital Photography ( Course Duration- 168 hours*)


Short term digital photography course is designed for both beginners and experts. The course curriculum includes Principles of Photography, Fundamentals of Photo Editing, lighting techniques, and more. After completion, students can work as photographers or photo journalists.

Digital Photography course helps you learn and acquire photography skills to top the industry. It gives an understanding of the basics of digital photography, like camera features and its usage. The curriculum includes Principles of photography, Fundamentals of Photo Editing, Portrait and Product Photography, and Outdoor photography. After completion, you can work as photo journalists, or as fashion, or wildlife photographers.

Course covers

  • Principles of photography
  • Working with ISO
  • Exposure
  • Concept of aperture and shutter speed
  • Auto and manual focus
  • Framing and composition
  • Depth of field
  • Outdoor photography
  • Portrait and product photography
  • Fundamentals of photo editing
  • Studio lighting techniques

Software Covered:

  • Fashion photography
  • Still life photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Product photography
  • Photo journalism


12. BLENDER PRO


Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline – modelling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, composting, and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Course covers

  • 3D design & modelling
  • Digital sculpting
  • Texturing
  • Look development & rendering
  • CG lightingParticles & dynamics
  • Hair, fur, cloth
  • Character set up & skinning
  • Character animation
  • Compositing & edting

Software Covered:

  • Blender

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