Anyone who has an interest in computer graphics, animated movies, loves design, plays games, reads comics and wants to start an exciting and challenging career in the digital entertainment industry, should start at AIGA.
The balance of academia and professional practices has enabled AIGA’s alumni to successfully work in AAA titles and blockbusters like The Jungle Book, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Motorsport and Horizon series. AIGA is a rare breed of alma mater that recognizes the value in creative thinking and the importance of hands-on experience. We put this into action with an approach that emphasizes problem-solving, learning by doing, and empowering our students to generate their own concepts and ideas.
We have different eligibility criterias for the undergraduate and diploma programs. To apply for the diploma programs in Game Art, Animation or Game Programming, an applicant needs to have completed at least 10th / high school. To apply for the BFA in Digital Art and Animation undergraduate program, an applicant needs to have successfully completed 10+2 / PUC.
Yes! Being a premier institute, AIGA can only take in a limited number of students for the undergraduate and diploma programs. The AIGA test contains topics like logical reasoning, comprehension, essay writing and art assessments. There are sectional cut-offs that an applicant has to clear in order to pass the test. Following a positive test result, the applicant is asked to come for an interview with the faculty and student counsellor. In case a physical interview is not possible, a telephonic interview is conducted.
AIGANS are always encouraged to think out of the box in order to come up with creative and innovative solutions. An average day in an AIGAN’s life involves creating video games and movie assets, enjoying lunch at the nearest KFC or McDonald’s, learning animation for movies and games, playing tennis on the Wii, brainstorming with fellow students on newer technologies like virtual reality, programming using Unity 3D game engine, having FIFA 16 matches with fellow AIGANS and faculty, ending with finishing up the remaining assignments for the day. Also, every Friday, a movie of choice is exhibited. Saturdays, AIGANS get to connect with industry professionals during workshops. AIGAN’s can come in at 8am, when AIGA opens, and stay till 8pm, when AIGA closes, if they desire. Beside all these, AIGAN’s get to play an active part in events such as Comic Con’s, Game Developers Conferences, Video Game Festivals, Animation. This creates an environment truly conducive to the creative industry.
AIGA’s curriculum is updated as per industry requirements and this has led to AIGANS working in major game development and animation studios such as Technicolor, DreamWorks, Dhruva Interactive, Sumo Digital, MPC, Rockstar Games, Zynga etc. We are also constantly in touch with the industry in the form of workshops, seminars and studio visits which helps facilitate a much smoother transition from a student life to professionals.