Animation: The new Frontier

  • Date: July 10th, 2015
  • Author: admin


We all watched cartoons as Children. We’ve seen countless bedtime stories come to life through animation. Even as adults, the appeal of animation continues to mesmerize and entertain us. Although known primarily for entertainment, cartoon animation has found its way in education, editorial news, and medicine, from movies and television to web and mobile, this shows cartoon animation’s diversity in its application to our daily lives.

Millions of cartoon episodes have been made in the past decades by talented animators from around the world. But what we don’t know is that many of these cartoons were done by Filipinos here in the Philippines.


Why Filipinos?

Based on the report made by the Animation Council of the Philippines, Filipino artists are the top choice of global entertainment giants and are renowned to be the best among the world because of the following key driving factors: English proficiency, Highly adaptable to cultural sensibilities, Inherent creative talent pool, Well established industry with an impressive portfolio, Efficient, Cost- effective work process.
The continued influx of animation projects to the Philippines has boosted the growth of the Animation industry. To date there are more than 50 animation studios in the Philippines employing about 6,000 animators and earning about $120 M and growing at 20-25% annually. The future indeed looks bright for the Philippines as it builds its reputation of becoming the leading animation outsource partner in the international animation scene*.
Although, the demand for animation is there, the supply of highly skilled digital artists to a growing industry is still a challenge. The current education system does not provide an environment where students learn animation in the production level. Animation studios need skilled artists to assume key roles in different stages in production such as: Storyboarding, Layouting, Background and Character design, Key animation, Clean- up and In- between, Digital Tracing and Painting*.

First Academy of Computer Arts, through its 2D/3D Animation Production Program, aims to produce highly skilled, industry-ready digital artists to assume various roles in the animation production pipeline. This intensive program will enable students to Experience training in a simulated animation production setting; Produce their own Cartoon series and Develop core competencies based on their skills.


This unique program is open to anyone who ever wanted to get into the business of animation.
Whether you are a writer, a digital painter, illustrator, educator or a designer, if you want to make cartoon animation, you can take this program.

The Global Animation Industry needs thousands of skilled digital animators. If you LOVE animation and have the passion for it, then this is your chance to take your skills to the next level!

If you think you’ve learned what you need to know about animation, think again.
Take the Animation Assessment at First Academy and see if you have what it takes to be a world class animator.