Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mass Media Courses - Study Routes

Study Routes

Class XII – Although one can essentially choose any stream, some specialized courses in cinematography and sound recording require science (PCM) in Class XII.

After Class XII – In general, graduates in any stream are eligible direction and film making course. However some specialized cinematography courses and sound recording require a graduate degree in Physics or Electronics.

With increasing competition, formal training in film making, especially in direction and production work, are essential to be successful. Both undergraduate and post graduate courses are possible.

Best Places to Study:

Undergraduate Courses

Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, CIT Campus, Chennai. (3 year courses in direction, screen play writing and cinematography, diploma courses in Sound recording and engineering, Film Processing and Film editing)

Post Graduate Courses and other Diplomas

  • AJ Kidwai Mass Communications Research centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2-year diploma in mass communications with specialization in film making)
  • Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune (one year course and shorter term diplomas in all aspects of film making)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications, Senapati Bapat Marg, Pune (2 year Post graduate diplomas in mass communications with a specialization in film)
  • Chitrabani, St. Xavier's College, Calcutta (1 year courses in all aspects of film making)
  • Jadavpur University, Calcutta, West Bengal (2-year master’s degree in cinema studies)
  • Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune (MA in Mass Communications, 1 year post graduate diploma in cinema studies)
  • Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, (short term diploma courses in Sound recording and engineering, Film Processing and Film editing)
  • ZED Institute of creative arts, Nagilla Towers, Begumpet, Hyderabad (diploma courses in animation film making open to school pass outs and graduates)

Note: While courses are open to graduates in any field, courses in cinematography and audiography at the undergraduate and post graduate level require a background in science in Class XII and / or graduation in the sciences or engineering.

International Institutes

  • New York Film Academy
  • Academy of Media Arts Cologne
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Los Angeles Film School
  • Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting
  • Columbia College – Hollywood
  • Australian Film Television and Radio School


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