MAAC expands footprint in Bengaluru with launch of its 10th centre

Bengaluru, 10th February, 2018: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s premier educator in high-end 3D animation and visual effects, today announced the launch of its 10th MAAC centre in Bengaluru. The decision to open the new centre on HSR Layout (Hosur-Sarjapur Road Layout), is part of MAAC’s strategy to expand its presence in the Tier-II cities of Karnataka in the next six months.

HSR Layout,a new suburb located in south-east Bengaluru, is also often referred to as thegateway to the IT hub - Electronic City. In addition to ten centres inBengaluru, the company also has one centre each in Mangalore and Mysuru. 

The Centrewas inaugurated by Mr. Manoj A Menon Emmy Award Nominated & Art DirectorTechnicolor & Mr. Shajan Samuel AVP Aptech Ltd . 

Commentingon the new centre Shajan Samuel, AVP, Aptech Ltd said,"With its proximity to the IT Hubs, MAAC HSR will offer students a chance toalso engage with the IT industry. With state of the art facilities and thelatest 3D animation and visual effects technology that meets internationalstandards, MAAC strive to offer students a comprehensive education in thegrowing field of 3D Animation and VFX. Our vision is to expand in tier-IIcities of Karnataka and we see tremendous potential here. Bengaluru is not onlyan education and IT hub of Karnataka; it also witnesses large population ofaspirants from nearby states who wish to explore a career in animation andcinematics. Along with our Bengaluru centers, we plan to open centers inBelgaum, Hubli, Gulbarga, and Shimoga within the next six months. We areconstantly trying to better ourselves with each centre by providing a globalexposure to the students. These new centers will be an opportunity for allstudents to achieve superior training with our extensive curriculum.” 

M. AmruthKulkarni Director MAAC HSR – said he was delighted to Join with India’s leadingAnimation , VFX and Multimedia training brand MAAC and  said it was anopportunity for students to harness their craft so that they can advantage ofthe numerous jobs within the media and entertainment industry. 

Bengaluru isalready the hub for animation and VFX in India. Some of the top globalcompanies like DreamWorks Animation, Technicolor, MPC and also some of the verysuccessful Indian studios like Xentrix Studios, Dhruva Interactive, andMoonfrog Labs operate out of here. 

MAAC hasbeen a pioneer in animation and VFX training across the country and MAAC HSRwill offer students an opportunity to learn 3D Animation, VFX, Multimedia,Graphic & Web Designing, from the leading experts of the industry. 

A recentreport, jointly prepared by KPMG and FICCI, notes that the animation and VFXindustry grew by 16.4% in 2016 as compared to the previous year. The animationbusiness is has become a ₹59.5 billion industry. Key factors of growth havebeen increasing use of VFX in domestic film production and a growing emphasison growing animation in content by broadcasters. These factors are alsoexpected to grow the animation and VFX sector going forward at upwards of 17%rate. With more and more film-goers hooked to flying humans and stompingmonsters, the Indian Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) industry has grownconsiderably.

In order tocater to the growing need of animators in various segments, the centre willoffer advanced cinematic courses in animation, visual effects and multimedia.Some of the flagship courses such as - AD3D EDGE, ADMD, VFX Plus, Max Pro andMaya Pro will be available at the centre.

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