Holy Cow animation (Philippines) ties up with Clusters School of Digital Arts (India) for 2 months Internship

By AMRITA VALECHA | 17 September, 2009 - 17:31

MANILA:Philippines based Holy Cow animation has recently tied up with India based Clusters School of Digital Arts (CSDA) for a two month internship program. Under this tie up students of Clusters studying the 'International Certificate in Digital art of animation', an eleven month course, will be entitled to a two month internship at Holy Cow Animation facility in Phillipines in the last 2 months of their course.

Speaking to Animation Xpress Asia Pacific about the tie up with CSDA, Marlyn Montano
Managing Director, Holy Cow Animation said, "Indian Animation industry has changed a lot and the company expectations from the students is very high. After completing this program their level of knowledge will be totally different and will gain international level of experience and it will be easy for them to get an entry in this industry. Since Philippines has a strong traditional animation based skill, this will largely increase the skill-level of the Indian students in both 2D and 3D animation."

For 9 months students will be studying at Clusters in India and 2 months in Holy Cow Animation, Philippines. The Actual course fees for the entire course is USD 4,500. For the first 30 students the fees will be USD 3,200 + taxes and it covers the tution fees, air fare, Visa charges, internship fees and accommodation in Manila. The Syllabus will be purely based on real time production. The students will be put on a rigorous process which will give a deep understanding about production pipeline making sure that they answer two main areas in animation production - quality and deliver

Sabu S Nair, Regional Manager, Cluster School of Digital Arts shared, "While we were looking out for a production company for offering internship we came across with Holy Cow animation. They have good experience in 2D and 3D animation. They have done various International projects. There is lot of creative works happening at Holy Cow animation which will help the students to get an International Exposure. We believe that a thorough knowledge in 2D is important. Holy Cow Animation has got a strong background in 2D and 3D both."

Academically if a student is 10+2, then the student is good enough to join for the course, otherwise the students have to give aptitude test. After clearing the test students will be eligible for the course

"Clusters school of Digital Arts is a school which offers a different methodology of teaching. They are focused on a real time production training which is very essential. With the association of Clusters we will be able to produce professionals with international quality that will surely make them a cut above the rest of animators in the region." Maryln added.