Amrita Multimedia Academy stands at the forefront of visual communication studies in Kerala, India and is founded by renown “Hugging Saint” and Humanitarian Leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known commonly as Amma, who is our inspiration and has embraced over 32 million people from all over the world. The academy’s programs are offered at the Amrita Engineering College Campus in Amritapuri along the backwaters adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The serene campus and spiritual ethos that informs varsity culture life here makes the opportunity to pursue a course here a uniquely cherished one. In today’s increasingly fast paced modern world, students who attend Amrita University find possibilities to balance the intellect with the heart and use technology, consciously to serve a more harmonious and healthy planet for the coming generations. Students are called to pursue Visual Communication Studies in Kerala, will find here a safe haven from the distractions of everyday life and an environment conducive for creative pursuit, spiritual growth, Self awareness and life-serving expression. We have two 1-year programs in 3D Animation, Gaming and 3D Modeling using MAYA and 3DS Max as well as two certificate programs in Interior Design and Web Development along with four short term classes that are 2-month intensives focusing in Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD, Web Development, and Video Editing & Motion Graphics. Our classes are conducted with small groups, which will catalyze each student’s talent to be nurtured and nourished with concentrated attention. Students in the Multimedia Academy work independently in studios and convene regularly with resident faculty to cultivate Self directed discovery with community supported co-learning feedback. The Amrita Multimedia Academy also works with international volunteers from from over 40 countries who visit us through Amrita Center for International Programs which has a number of study abroad dual degree programs and collaborative partnerships with many of the best University programs in the world.
Our Chancellor of the Amrita Multimedia Academy, Amma says:
“Education is not only to help us live a comfortable life of plenty. When our plans fall apart, when we face failure and loss, when we are knocked down, education should help us get back on our feet. Education should help us regain our mental equipoise, self-confidence and positive attitude, so that we can continue forward. This is why education for life is as important as education for livelihood. Education for life is spirituality. It helps us to gain a deeper understanding of the world, our mind and our emotions, as well as those of others.”
The Amrita University Amritapuri Campus has all the complete amenities with nutritious vegetarian South Indian canteens, banking, General Store, Amrita Ayurvedic Hospital, Amrita Health Sciences Amrita Kripa Hospital, and hostels for visiting families. Students will enjoy ongoing opportunities to meet distinguished visiting artists, play sports in the Amrita University Inter Campus Tournaments, attend cultural education programs, do spiritual practices to manage stress and relax with Amrita Yoga and Integrated Amrita Meditation in the Amritapuri Ashram, interact in a multitude of student clubs, do selfless service with student led campus Seva initiatives, as well as participate in a variety of International musical performances, campus wide co-learning events and entertainment pro shows. We intend to serve both education for a career and an education for life so that students move forward into the world with a more holistic understanding of the nature of the world and how to live in it, consciously. The well-equipped teaching laboratories such as Amrita CREATE (Center for REsearch in Advanced Technologies for Education) also provide full computing facilities with high speed Internet, e-mail access, and a well-stocked Central Library at the Amrita Amritapuri Campus. Here are just a few of the amazing ways that people from the best Multimedia Academy in Kerala have used advanced technology and their unique talents to make an extraordinary difference to co-create a thriving world in service to the happiness of all beings with various Amrita Institutions.