By Pearl Academy Editorial Team
The growing fascination of Generation Z with unconventional and creative career paths has significantly fuelled the expansion of India’s Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) sector. In recent years, the Indian share has experienced rapid growth, contributing $2.5-3 billion to the global AVGC market, which is estimated to be valued between $260-275 billion. Projections suggest a promising 14-16 percent growth rate for the Indian AVGC sector over the next decade.
Despite the positive trajectory, this growth poses challenges, notably the existing skill gap that could hinder progress in the years to come. Recognising this skill demand gap, Pearl Academy has established itself as a key player, actively addressing it through meticulously tailored courses. By providing professional training in gaming, visual effects, animation, and more, Pearl Academy plays a pivotal role in nurturing skilled individuals to meet the dynamic demands of this flourishing AVGC sector in India. The academy’s strategic approach aligns seamlessly with the evolving career preferences of Generation Z, contributing significantly to the sustained growth of the sector.
To stay ahead of industry developments, and contribute to the “Make in India’ AVGC IP Trend, Pearl Academy recently repositioned its programmes under seven verticals – Fashion, Business, Interiors, Communication Design, Product Design, Film, and Gaming. This strategic move not only strengthens its offerings in the AVGC domain but also demonstrates its commitment to keeping up with industry dynamics. Additionally, Pearl Academy has made significant strides by acquiring FX School and EDGE Metaversity and entering into an academic partnership with IAMAG. These initiatives are geared towards preparing the next-gen creative professionals for the evolving AVGC landscape.
In its effort to train individuals aspiring to pursue careers in gaming, visual effects, and animation, Pearl Academy offers specialised Professional Certificate Programmes catering to the AVGC sector. These programmes include Video Game Production, Game Design, Virtual Production, Visual Effects (specialising in Compositing and Motion Graphics), and Animation. With a strategic intent, these courses aim to bridge the industry’s existing skill gap, equipping students with the specific knowledge and skills required for the nuanced demands that come with building careers in AVGC roles.
Some of the prominent 11-month professional courses offered by Pearl Academy in the AVGC sector include:
–Professional Certificate in Video Game Production (with Unreal Engine): This 11-month certification is available at its campuses in Mumbai, Delhi West, and Bengaluru.
–Professional Certificate in Game Design (with Unreal Engine): A comprehensive 11-month certification offered at campuses in Mumbai, Delhi West, and Bengaluru.
–Professional Certificate in Virtual Production (with Unreal Engine): This 11-month certification programme is offered at campuses in Mumbai, Delhi West, and Bengaluru.
–Professional Certificate in Visual Effects specialised in Compositing and Motion Graphics: An 11-month certification programme available at campuses in Mumbai, Delhi West, and Bengaluru.
–Professional Certificate in Visual Effects with Houdini: An 11-month certification programme available at the Bengaluru Campus.
–Professional Certificate in Animation (Maya/Blender): A specialised 11-month certification offered at campuses in Mumbai, Delhi West, and Bengaluru.
–Professional Certificate in Graphics and Motion Design: This 11-month certification programme is available at the Mumbai campus.
These specialised courses offered by Pearl Academy are meticulously crafted not only to boost the employability of students but also to make a substantial contribution to the growth of the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comic (AVGC) industry.
Recent reports indicate that the AVGC sector presently directly employs 1.85 lakh professionals, with an additional 30,000 jobs supported indirectly. Projections foresee a remarkable increase, with the sector estimated to employ, directly and indirectly, approximately 20 lakh individuals by 2030. It is within this landscape that the 11-month professional courses offered by Pearl Academy position the institution as a pivotal contributor, shaping skilled professionals poised to meet the future demands of the AVGC sector. The academy’s unwavering commitment to addressing industry needs, fostering skill development, and providing meaningful career opportunities solidifies its role as a key player in shaping the landscape of skilled professionals for the AVGC sector’s future demands.