EDGE by Pearl Academy is now an authorised training centre for Unreal Engine, the most open and sophisticated real-time 3D engine available today for creating immersive experiences. It has been used to produce well-known games like PUBG and the Star Wars Mandalorian series. EDGE is the first institute in India to offer two unique Unreal Engine courses on Virtual Production and on Metaverse Game Design.
EDGE courses will be run at Pearl Academy’s Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru campuses. EDGE was developed by media industry leaders, including Dr. Nalin Mehta, President, who has previously headed some of India’s top media firms, and CB Arun, Academic Director, and National Award-winner in Animation. EDGE programmes are focused on creating the next generation of digital artists in the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) industries at a time when they are booming and shapeshifting with digital disruptions.
Speaking about the Unreal authorised center, Dr. Nalin Mehta, President, EDGE, said, “India is poised to become a major global centre for gaming and visual effects. We are seeing a convergence of the gaming, film, and animation industries, and there is a huge demand for top-class talent. We are very proud to be an Unreal authorised training centre, and EDGE is committed to providing the best global skills that the industry needs.”
EDGE provides learners with the best global education to kickstart their career. They are delivered by the world’s best in AVGC education. EDGE-Trazos courses, for example, are international Master certificate programs co-delivered with Trazos: ranked No. 1 in Spain, among the Top 3 in Europe and Top 7 worldwide. The courses range from Animation with Autodesk Maya, Compositing with NukeX, Visual Effects with Houdini and Videogame Production.
IAMAG, another EDGE partner, is the premium global masterclass platform for the world’s top digital artists. EDGE-IAMAG masterclasses are conducted by some of the world’s top digital artists from Europe and USA that provide special interactive sessions with leading animators, illustrators, and concept and visual effects artists who have worked on some of the latest global blockbuster films.
EDGE also offers 3-month Bootcamp courses in Computer Graphics, Unreal Engine, and Motion Graphics.