#CoursesGalore: Animation

If you're interested in pursuing your education in Animation, here are some essential tips about this course that you should know!

What is it?

Animation is about the creation of a series of graphic images each one varying a little compared to the one before – which are then filmed in sequence to give the appearance of continuous movement. This skill is applied in cartoon and live-action films, computer games, special effects and many other media. Animation is also about good storytelling. 

What will you study?

You will be trained in fundamental art skills like drawing and perspective. You’ll learn how to create graphics, animation and special effects for different media, including film, TV, video and computer games. You’ll be trained to use textures, lighting and other elements to bring your images to life, and to use the latest in animation software.

The course will also help you to develop creative thinking abilities, including visual conceptualisation and idea generation.

Core subjects 

Conceptual design; multimedia design; script-writing; film appreciation; animation practice; 3D animation; modelling; film production.

Typical course duration

An animation degree course usually lasts for at least three years, depending on specialisation.


While there are no specific prerequisite subjects for animation courses, a strong interest in art and design subjects will be advantageous. For computer/3D animation courses, good grades in mathematics may be required.

What do graduates do? 

You can work as an artist, painter, model maker, visualiser, sculptor or technical director in broadcast design, film, television, videogame development, etc.

More information

MSC Malaysia Animation and Creative Content Center (MAC3)