Welcome To Maac Trivandrum
MAAC is the media & entertainment education brand of Aptech. Through its wide network of centres, MAAC has prepared thousands of students for careers in 3D animation, VFX, filmmaking, gaming, web, graphics design, and media & entertainment.
MAAC has a dedicated Research & Development team consisting of industry professionals. This team is responsible for planning the detailed curriculum for each course. The Academy conducts faculty training programs to ensure high standards of teaching in the classroom. All MAAC teachers are trained by Animation industry professionals who help sharpen their creative & technical skills.
MAAC lays strong emphasis on using the best infrastructure to train students. The Academy uses high-end computers, Wacom tablets & other equipment in the classroom. The infrastructure is similar to that used in the global Animation & VFX industry. This helps create an ‘on-the-job’ environment in the class. As a result, MAAC students often win many Awards for the films they create.
What Students say
MAAC gave me exposure to actual industry requirements, which helped me prepare as a texture artist, and I could work on some of the biggest projects. Assignments during events were key in learning how to work on tight timelines; a necessity in the industry. The faculty & mentors were truly dedicated to the students. MAAC has given a platform to many students like me who wanted a career in animation & VFX. They have the best faculties and programs for career development.
The learning at MAAC has been very helpful while working on professional projects like Life of Pi, which enabled me to quickly climb up the career graph. MAAC has an amazing job Placements Cell that identifies talent in each student, and helps them improve professionally.
Apart from that, events like 24FPS & NSM give us an exposure to industry requirements that helps in bagging successful job opportunities. The faculty & mentors are always available to sort out our queries, ensuring a comfortable & open environment. If you want to be the best, you need to be trained at the best level. That’s what MAAC gives to students, turning them into professionals.
MAAC launched me into this wonderful career that I cherish everyday. The training I received was the perfect balance between aestetics & technical knowledge.
I was fortunate to work on projects like Puss in Boots, Merry Madagascar, Scared Shrekless & Mad Valentine. Today I am a specialist in light rigging, rendering & compositing. I am also responsible for training new joinees & managing my own team. The Penguins of Madagascar was my latest project.
My mind was set on the visual effects & animation industry from my graduation days, unlike most of my friends who pursued MBA or a career in the IT industry. So I enrolled at MAAC. The course covered all aspects of visual effects & animation, and taught the latest software. The faculty was really supportive & knowledgeable. I was placed at Rhythm & Hues Studios in Mumbai where I started as a roto-paint artist. I worked on several high-end Hollywood films. Our team won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for The Golden Compass & Life of Pi. After Rhythm & Hues, I got an offer from Base FX, Beijing, China. My current project at Base FX is Agent Carter, a new series by Marvel.
I started my journey with MAAC in 2004 when I came to the centre, curious to know all about visual effects, which made movie scenes look larger than life. I received a free pass to attend a seminar on making of Terminator 3. MAAC was my gateway to the world of computer graphics.
Over the past 9 years I have worked in several studios including Geon Studios Pvt Ltd and Pixion Studio. I’m glad to have worked on some prestigious projects like Sincity 2, Yellow, Dabangg 2, Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola & Race 2. If you are passionate about VFX, MAAC can give you that start to boost your career. It opens many doors for you & each door leads to success.