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Advanced Diploma in Filmmaking with Specialisations

Advanced Diploma in Filmmaking with Specialisations | (2 Years)
Advanced Diploma in Filmmaking with Specialisations
Programme Overview

Awarded by: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences – Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956

The objective of this 2-year, 4-semester programme is to create complete filmmaking professionals. Over the programme of their study, students will have classes in theory of filmmaking and its various specialisations, along with hands-on practical instruction. This learning leads to multiple projects during the programme – some individual and many in groups. Students are also introduced to works of master filmmakers through screenings and analysis. Frequent Masterclasses & general education classes by practicing filmmakers round out their learning

The first semester of the programme is the foundation semester. In this semester-long foundation programme, all students are exposed to the many disciplines of filmmaking – Screenwriting, Producing, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Editing and Sound Design. Students receive instruction through a powerful integration of student productions, classroom theoretical instruction, motion picture screenings and analysis, workshops and interactions with global filmmakers. Along with core filmmaking programmes, students also take classes in Contextual Studies (General Education). These subjects will help students understand their core subjects better and create complete filmmakers.

The film foundation semester develops within students, their own unique story development, filmmaking perspectives and vision. The programme also promotes individual professional conduct, communication skills and leadership qualities.

For the rest of the four semesters, along with Contextual Studies (GE), students choose electives to specialise in one of the following areas:

Teaching Methods

Theory lectures: These lectures are interactive, where they are encouraged to participate actively. For certain specialised topics, leading professionals and industry guest lecturers guide the students.

Practical classes: Students learn with practical experience. Hence, hands-on practical learning supports all theory and forms the bulk of the training. Students will learn implementation of theory by practical learning.

Interaction with professionals: Through the ‘5th Veda’ and ‘Film Forum’ events WWI regularly invites practicing filmmakers to interact with students, not only to share their professional and creative experiences with them, but to motivate them in their respective fields.

Film viewing and script analysis: Students will regularly analyse and deconstruct screenplays of existing important films, to gain an in-depth understanding of the entire technical process.

Projects: Every term students participate in co-ordinated film projects with students from other departments, where they learn how to make their own choices in the process of making a film.

SEMESTER I COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Code

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Credits

Total Hours

FMGE 1102

Film Analysis and History I

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1105

Culture Studies I

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1106

Production Design I

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1107

Music in Film I

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1122

Introduction to Filmmaking

8

6

14

300

FMGE 1114

Basics of Screenwriting

2

0

2

30

SEMESTER II COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Code

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Credits

Total Hours

FMGE 1113

Film Analysis and History II

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1109

Culture Studies II

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1108

Production Design II

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1115

Music in Film II

2

0

2

30

Elective Producing

FMAP 1201

Producing Theory I

6

0

6

90

FMAP 1202

Producing Practical I

0

6

6

180

FMAP 1203

Mise-en-scène Project - AP

0

7

7

210

Elective Cinematography

FMAC 1201

Cinematography Theory I

8

0

8

120

FMAC 1202

Cinematography Practical I

0

8

8

240

FMAC 1203

Mise-en-scène Project - AC

0

2

2

60

Elective Sound Design

FMAR 1201

Sound Design Theory I

10

0

10

150

FMAR 1202

Sound Design Practical I

0

4

4

120

FMAR 1203

Mise-en-scène Project - AR

0

6

6

180

Elective Editing

FMAE 1201

Editing Theory I

8

0

8

120

FMAE 1202

Editing Practical I

0

10

10

300

FMAE 1203

Mise-en-scène Project - AE

0

2

2

60

Elective Direction

FMAD 1201

Direction Theory I – A

9

0

9

135

FMAD 1202

Direction Practical I – A

0

5

5

150

FMAD 1203

Mise-en-scène Project - AD

0

4

4

120

Elective Screenwriting

FMAS 1205

Essentials of Screenwriting - A

5

8

13

315

FMAS 1206

Writing a Short Film – A

0

5

5

150

SEMESTER III COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Code

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Credits

Total Hours

FMGE1111

Film Analysis and History III

2

0

2

30

FMAG 212

Culture Studies III (GE)

2

0

2

30

Elective Producing

FMAP 2101

Producing Theory II

6

0

6

90

FMAP 2102

Producing Practical II

0

6

6

180

FMAP 2103

Location Shoot Project - AP

0

3

3

90

FMAP 2104

Night Shoot Project - AP

0

5

5

150

Elective Cinematography

FMAC 2101

Cinematography Theory II

8

0

8

120

FMAC 2102

Cinematography Practical II

0

10

10

300

FMAC 2103

Location Shoot Project - AC

0

1

1

30

FMAC 2104

Night Shoot Project - AC

0

2

2

60

Elective Sound Design

FMAR 2101

Sound Design Theory II

10

0

10

150

FMAR 2102

Sound Design Practical II

0

2

2

60

FMAR 2103

Location Shoot Project - AR

0

6

6

180

FMAR 2104

Night Shoot Project - AR

0

4

4

120

Elective Editing

FMAE 2101

Editing Theory II

8

0

8

120

FMAE 2102

Editing Practical II

0

8

8

240

FMAE 2103

Location Shoot Project - AE

0

2

2

60

FMAE 2104

Night Shoot Project - AE

0

2

2

60

Elective Direction

FMAD 2101

Direction Theory II – A

8

0

8

120

FMAD 2102

Direction Practical II – A

0

4

4

120

FMAD 2103

Location Shoot Project – AD

0

4

4

120

FMAD 2104

Night Shoot Project – AD

0

4

4

120

Elective Screenwriting

FMAS 2103

Advanced Screenwriting - A

4

8

12

300

FMBS 2203

Writing for Television

0

6

6

180

SEMESTER IV COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Code

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Credits

Total Hours

Elective Producing

FMAP 2201

Producing Theory III

7

0

7

105

FMAP 2202

Producing Practical III

0

7

7

210

FMAP 2203

Diploma Film – AP

0

7

7

210

Elective Cinematography

FMAC 2201

Cinematography Theory III

4

0

4

60

FMAC 2202

Cinematography Practical III

0

6

6

180

FMAC 2203

Diploma Film – AC

0

10

10

300

Elective Sound Design

FMAR 2201

Diploma Film – AR

0

18

18

540

Elective Editing

FMAE 2201

Editing Theory III

6

0

6

90

FMAE 2202

Editing Practical III

0

8

8

240

FMAE 2203

Diploma Film – AE

0

6

6

180

Elective Direction

FMAD 2201

Direction Practical III - A

0

4

4

120

FMAD 2202

Diploma Film – AD

0

16

16

480

Elective Screenwriting

FMAS 2201

The Art of Adaptation - A

0

12

12

360

FMAS 2201

The Art of Adaptation - A

0

6

6

180

STUDENTS' WORK