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NSHM Design School teams up with Toonz to bring animation industry on campus for students

This partnership heralds a new era of opportunity for NSHM Design School students, offering unparalleled access to the expertise and resources of one of the animation industry's foremost leaders, wherein they will be handling live industry projects.

ABP Digital Brand Studio Published 11.05.24, 01:14 PM
NSHM Design School

NSHM Design School

Kolkata: NSHM Design School, a part of NSHM Knowledge Campus in Kolkata, and Toonz Animation have joined forces in a groundbreaking collaboration set to revolutionize the educational landscape and bring the animation industry on campus. This partnership heralds a new era of opportunity for NSHM Design School students, offering unparalleled access to the expertise and resources of one of the animation industry's foremost leaders, wherein they will be handling live industry projects. This collaboration will bring the students under the direct exposure of the animation industry in India and globally where Toonz will give students paid industry projects while they are studying. Thus students will get an opportunity to earn while they learn.

Students stand to benefit immensely from this collaboration, gaining invaluable industry exposure and hands-on experience, that will undoubtedly bolster their readiness for professional endeavors. Through workshops, module classes and mentorship programs facilitated by Toonz Animation, students will have the chance to hone their skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals. These will prepare them to navigate the dynamic landscape of the animation industry with confidence and proficiency.

Vinod AS, VP-Academics & Training, Toonz Animation: “NSHM-Toonz Incubation Centre is designed to offer students hands-on production experience directly on the campus. This innovative approach guarantees that students are well-prepared for the demands of the industry right upon completing their courses at NSHM.”

This collaboration underscores NSHM Design School's commitment to provide its students with the highest caliber of education in the areas of Graphics, Animation and VFX, equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen fields.

NSHM Design School students are trained to become animators, motion graphic and VFX artists, and graphic, communication and UI/UX designers as well as branding professionals and design thinkers.

Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor of NSHM Knowledge Campus: “The NSHM Toonz Incubation Centre marks the beginning of a new paradigm in the history of design training by an academic institution, bringing the animation industry on campus. This will put NSHM Design School on the national map.”

Students of BSc and MSc Multimedia Animation and Graphic Design are getting an opportunity to get the best industry exposure through this collaboration.

Prof (Dr) Mahul Brahma, Dean, NSHM Media and Design School: “At NSHM Design School we are committed to deliver the best in class education to all our students with an eye in the industry, so that along with the academic rigor the students get the benefits of industry integration and immersion in line with the spirit of the National Education Policy 2020.”

The department of Fashion Design under NSHM Design School has been creating fashion designers, visual merchandisers, fashion merchandisers, fashion stylists, and fashion influencers for over a decade.

This program is a perfect combination of theoretical, practical and sessional subjects and is very well aligned with the industry through regular industry visits, workshops and seminars conducted by industry experts, jury evaluation by industry specialists and intensive industry internships and recruitment. The state-of-the-art infrastructure includes three labs – pattern, sewing machine and textile. As a result of the collaboration with TDC (The Designer Class), students are able to attend sessions from renowned fashion designers and benefit from their experience. The graduating designers are made industry ready with the help of continuous grooming and beyond-the-syllabus training.

The department of Interior Design is another integral part of NSHM Design School. The students gain first-hand learning experience from the top guns of the fraternity of Interior Design and Architecture. Aspirants get introduced to the creative and technical facets of interior design. The program covers the fundamentals of designing across many categories, including furniture, landscape, residential properties, commercial spaces, etc. It encourages application of eco-friendly, futuristic, and contemporary concepts in their creations while nurturing their aesthetic sensibilities. With widespread industry tie-ups and a leading industry associate network, the students get the necessary exposure, which keeps them at par with the industry standards.

Over the years, the department of Interior Design under NSHM Design School has been creating interior designers, space designers, furniture designers, space planners, and landscape designers.

A national body of designers in India, the Association of Designers of India (ADI) has opened a student chapter with NSHM Design School where students organize various workshops and seminars with the industry professionals with internship and recruitment opportunities.

With the right industry collaborations and intellectual capital, the NSHM Design School has become a perfect blend of academia and industry so that the students are industry ready.

This article has been produced on behalf of NSHM by ABP Digital Brand Studio.

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