There are many Institute and University that offers diploma and degree course in Animation and Vfx, this shows the potential of vast career options in the course. this is why most of the colleges choose it. it is completely once choice to choose degree or diploma because the many difference is time duration of the course. the more you indulge yourself in it the most you will learn and improve.
It is a technical course related to software and learning art or special effects in the movies. animation is a vast industry as in every field whether it may be of media, cinema, ads making animations is required.