NEW DELHI, January 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EDGE by Pearl Academy has partnered with one of the world’s leading animation schools, TRAZOS, based in Spain, to launch international certification courses in animation, game design and development, visual effects and virtual production at its state-of-the-art campus in Bangalore. EDGE is poised to nurture the next generation of digital technology artists to fill a vital skills gap in the industry at a time when india digital revolution is underway. TRAZOS, partner of EDGE, is ranked #1 in Spainamong the top 3 in Europe and the world top 7. IAMAG, another EDGE partner, is the global premium masterclass platform for the world’s top digital artists. EDGE is also the first institute of India to offer a Masters Certificate Course in Virtual Production, taught by Unreal-Engine Certified Instructors. Unreal Engine is the world’s most powerful real-time 3D authoring tool, which has been used to create popular games like PUBG and the Star Wars Mandalorian series.
EDGE launched a National Talent Hunt competition for 20 scholarships of up to 100% for its first batch. EDGE-TRAZOS co-directed and co-certified courses are 9-month international competency-based certificate programs. These programs include a Master’s Certificate in Animation with Autodesk Maya, a Master’s Certificate in Composition with NukeX, a Master’s Certificate in VFX with Houdini, and a Master’s Certificate in Video Game Production.
EDGE-IAMAG Masterclasses from the world’s best digital artists from Europe and United States will feature special interactive sessions with leading animators, illustrators, designers and visual effects artists who have worked on some of the latest global blockbuster films.
EDGE also offers 3-month Bootcamp courses in Computer Graphics, Unreal Engine, and Motion Graphics.
CB Arun Kumar, a nationally award-winning Animation, Visual Effects, Games and Comics (AVGC) industry veteran, takes the position of Academic Director at EDGE. Indian media industry leader and award-winning journalist, social scientist and author, Dr. Nalin Mehta is the president of EDGE.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Nalin MehtaChairman, EDGE said, “india The AVGC industry is growing at a phenomenal rate and is expected to touch $43.9 billion by 2024. As India is becoming a new global center for digital production, the industry is looking for more skilled, world-class creative artists. EDGE, together with its international partners, is poised to develop great talent capable of delivering extraordinary performance and contributing to the growth of this industry.”
During the launch event held virtually, industry experts shared their views on the future of the AVGC industry in India. Panelists included Pablo Bozal, Director of International Partnerships, TRAZOS; Patrice Leymarie, Founder, IAMAG Masterclasses; Chanpreet Arora, senior vice president and business leader VOOT; Anumukonda Ramesh, Founder, A Plus Associates and Consultant at Epic Games Education; Gautam Saluja, Senior Director of Games, Aristocrat Games; Rahat KulshreshthaCEO Quidich Innovation Labs and President, Drones Foundation of India; with Sharad MehraCEO, Global University Systems, Asia PacificCB Arun Kumar and Viveck Vaswani, Pearl Academy.
Sharing his thoughts on the industry, Pablo Bozal of TRAZOS said, “The potential for AVGC content in sectors other than the entertainment industry is huge. There are already companies creating applications based on games, animation and visual effects to drive processes, training programs and better assimilation of new capabilities. We are thrilled to partner with EDGE with courses that provide students with the cutting edge new skills of tomorrow.
Patrice LeymarieCEO, IAMAG INC. added: “With the emergence of new technologies such as virtual reality, real-time production and the increasing power of the graphics card, it has become easier than ever to produce not only smooth and realistic animation almost in time but also to master the latest tools to create and tell stories in new ways.IAMAG is proud to share its creative vision and network with EDGE and its students who will be the future champions of the entertainment industry.
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About Pearl Academy
The Pearl Academy is india leading institution for creative education according to industry surveys by ASSOCHAM, India Today-MDRA, Outlook-Drshti & I-CARE, The Week-Hansa, Business of Fashion and The Economic Times. The institute offers over 30 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programs in design, fashion, business and media through its campuses in South Delhi, West Delhi, Jaipur, Bombay, and Bengaluru. For 29 years, Pearl Academy has been a catalyst for success for its students through its unique total learning system, constructive links with industry bodies and international universities which are strongly reflected in its placement record of over 95+% year over year. year. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com.
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