About Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is the media & entertainment education brand of Aptech Ltd., a global learning solutions provider that commenced its education and training business in 1986.

MAAC operates through a network of centres worldwide, and has prepared lakhs of students for jobs in the media & entertainment industry. The Academy provides quality education in animation, visual effects, gaming, filmmaking, multimedia, web design, graphic design, and more through job-oriented courses. MAAC courses are thoughtfully designed by experienced faculty to provide student thorough insights about the dynamics of the multimedia and animation industry. Students at MAAC get the opportunity to work in a studio-like environment, practice on industry-specific software, attend course-specific workshops and participate in studio visits.

MAAC now certified by IVAC

MAAC is now certified by the International VFX & Animation Council (IVAC). IVAC is the industry association of VFX & animation professionals.
Founding Members of IVAC are:


Faraz Ansari
Director and Writer
Futterwacken Films

Faraz Ansari, started his career at the age of 15. He was directing and choreographing Broadway-styled musicals for schools across India & US. He directed chat shows for MTV (Times Square - New York) that featured Madonna, Britney Spears, Hillary Duff & other celebrities. He worked with Deepa Bhatia on her documentary 'Nero's Guests', winning many international awards along the way.

Ansari was the production designer, executive producer & associate director of 'Stanley Ka Dabba'. He worked on projects like Sisak, Dulha Wanted and Siberia.


Vaibhav More
Animator and Founder
Vaibhav More Films

Vaibhav More, an art graduate from the Sir J.J. School of Arts, has over 15 years of experience in graphics and animation. He started Vaibhav More Films in 2009. During his illustrious career, we worked in specialised areas of graphics and animation. He has been associated with MTV India for almost a decade now. He has also been a guest speaker in many animation events.

His clients include Nickelodeon, Yash Raj Films, Vh1, Cartoon Network, Disney TV, Star Group, Zee TV, and UTV.


Viral Thakkar
Founder and Creative Director
FluiidMask Studios Pvt Ltd.

It is sheer interest that brought Viral Thakkar, a commerce graduate to the creative of animation and VFX industry. During an expansive and creative career, Thakkar has been the CG head with UTV and is currently the creative director & VFX head of Pixion Studio.

Some of his prominent works include Sanju, Fukrey Returns, Chef, Airlift and The King's Speech.


Vikas Sivaraman
Director Cinematographer
Sacpe Reality Motion Picture

Vikas Sivaraman, ace cinematographer, has more than two decades of experience in Bollywood & advertising industry. A graduate from the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Sivaraman has worked extensively in advertising & the film industry in India and abroad.
He has worked on various big banner projects such as Houseful3, Dhoom 2, and Sarfarosh. He is currently working on some of the most awaited Bollywood projects.

Why MAAC?

MAAC offers career courses and short term courses in animation, visual effects, gaming, filmmaking, multimedia, web design, graphic design and more.

MAAC's commitment to career education is profound. As a student, you benefit from the expertise of a dedicated Research & Development team consisting of industry professionals. This team is responsible for planning and developing a detailed and up-to-date curriculum for each course. Our curriculum emphasise learning, creativity, innovation and collaboration.

MAAC conducts Career Development Trainings (CDT), guidance lectures, workshops, competitions and events throughout the year.

Career development is an ongoing process at MAAC. The Academy ensures that all students are prepared to face the competitive industry.

The Academy conducts faculty training programs to ensure high standards of teaching. 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, tablets & other equipment in the classroom. The infrastructure is similar to that used in the global Animation and VFX industry.

Demand for jobs in animation industry has seen a steady spike in last few years. MAAC provides job placement assistance to students on successful completion of their course, so that they can crack interviews and get placed in top studios and media houses. Every year, thousands of MAAC students get jobs in leading studios, production houses and various digital agencies.

Click here to see the list of top companies that have recruited from MAAC.