Creative Leadership for Animators

Working Professionals 5 Jun, 2023 27 Nov, 2022


Creative Leadership for Animators
Course Start Date
12 Jun, 2023
Application Dates
10 Apr, 2023 - 5 Jun, 2023
420 hours
Course Mode
In Partnership with

Course Overview

This 25 weeks part time upskilling course is targeted towards working professionals in the animation industry with a min of 2 years of experience. Learners who want to acceletrate their career from being an animator to a lead/ superviser or director. It equips learners, from both an artistic and a managerial viewpoint, with an indepth study of various conceptual tools and practical techniques for effective creative leadership. The amalgmation of these two perspectives, commonly considered antagonistic, is what gives this course a distinct edge to aspiring animation directors. On the one hand the course will reiterate the learners understanding and skill of drawing, story, performance techniques & cinematic language and on the other it will delve into various transferable and managerial skills -which are integral for effective leadership in the creative industries. Learners will also learn how to set quality standards through team building & productive leadership.

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Key Topics

This introductory unit will be an in-depth advanced training on animation drawing, acting and communication.

Understanding storytelling tools like Script, Storyboard, Animatics and Pre-viz. and revisiting character animation

This module will cover advanced techniques of managing the animation production process, optimising resources and problem solving during crisis points.

Advanced techniques for ensuring the Animation meets the desired quality standards within the given time frame.

This unit teaches students leadership and team management skills



INR 55,540


to secure your future
1 Skill Loan


Skills Covered

  • Advanced training in different aspects of Animation Direction in the realm of communication, acting and drawing
  • Ability to analyse, breakdown and treat the screenplay/ storyboard/ animatic/ pre-viz to transform it into a cinematic text.
  • Advanced techniques of managing and optimising the animation production process Achieving desired quality standards within the given time frame
  • Leadership and team management skills Final project to synthesize the understandings from the individual modules

Who is this course for?

Working professionals in the Animation/Vfx/ Gaming industry who have min 2 years of experience as Character Animator


  • Zebu Animation Studios & Pure Imagination Studios, US

Training Partners

  • Datsi School for Storytellers

What to expect after the course

On completion of Creative Leadership for Animators course, we assist potential candidates to connect with prospective employers. Here’s what you can expect.

Job Roles

Expected Salary

Key Recruiters

Animation Lead

Expected Salary

  • 720000 /- p.a.
  • 900000 /- p.a.

Key Recruiters

  • Zebu Animations Studios
  • Xentrix Studios
  • Technicolor
  • PhilmCGI
Animation Supervisor

Expected Salary

  • /- p.a.

Key Recruiters

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    This is a leadership course for working professionals in the CG industry who are looking to advance their careers and move up the ladder.

    This course has been co-designed with industry professionals so as to really understand the realities of being a creative lead, and how to efficiently solve them. Candidates who finish this course will have gained a higher understanding of leading creative teams, maintaining high standards of quality, schedule and budget management, and high-scale problem solving.

    The course was designed as part-time, so as to allow working professionals to participate on this course while continuing with their jobs. The first week & the last week of the course taught fulltime on-campus, at Datsi School for Storytellers campus in KINFRA Film and Video park, Thiruvananthapuram. The remaining 22 weeks of the course will be taught online, requiring 10 hours per week. This allows working professionals to continue with their jobs as they study.

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      The given Training Centres will be the Course Venues. You can reach out to one of our representatives from the following training centres for more details.

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