MA in Filmmaking with Specialisations | (2 Years)

Flim Making

Programme offered under an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development- an Institute of National Importance

The objective of this 2-year, 4-semester post graduate course is to create complete filmmaking professionals.  Over the course of their study, students will have classes in theory of filmmaking and its various specializations along with hands-on practical instruction.  This learning leads to multiple projects during the course – some individual and many in groups.  Students are also introduced to works of master filmmakers through screenings and analyses.  Frequent Master Classes by practicing filmmakers round out their learning.  Besides, General Education classes will round out their learning.

Award: MA in Filmmaking
Duration: 2 Years

Course Structure

The first semester of the course 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 analyses, workshops and interactions with global filmmakers. Along with core filmmaking courses, 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 and filmmaking perspectives and vision. The course also promotes individual professional conduct, communication skills and leadership qualities.

 

For the rest of the three semesters, students will Specialize in one of the following areas:

 

  • Producing
  • Direction
  • VFX
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Production Design

 

Types of Courses:  Over their Programme of study students will have the following types of courses, some mandated while others can be chosen by students:

 

  • General Education Courses: These courses offer a context to students learning, enabling them to understand historical developments in their specific areas of interest as well as allied areas such as classical and folk art, cinema, photography, urban mythology and digital art etc.
  • Core Courses: These courses are mandated by the Programme Head of a course and all students in the Programme have to take them.

Specialization:  In the second and third years of the Programme, students take up one area of Specialization as mentioned above.  In each of their Semesters III, IV, V and VI, they are mandated to take all the Specialization courses that are offered by their department.

 

Semester-wise distribution of Credits (Curriculum)

 

Sem Subject Core Theory Hours Core Practical Hours GE Credits GE Hours Total Credits Total Hours
1 Foundation 10 150 6 180 6 90 22 420
2 Producing 6 90 13 390 6 90 25 570
Cinematography 8 120 10 300 6 90 24 510
Direction 9 135 9 270 6 90 24 495
Editing 8 120 12 360 6 90 26 570
Sound Design 10 150 10 300 6 90 26 540
VFX 4 60 12 360 6 90 22 510
Production Design 4 60 15 450 6 90 25 600
3 Producing 6 90 14 420 2 30 22 540
Cinematography 8 120 13 390 2 30 23 540
Direction 8 120 12 360 2 30 22 510
Editing 8 120 12 360 2 30 22 510
Sound Design 10 150 12 360 2 30 24 540
VFX 8 120 12 360 2 30 22 510
Production Design 6 90 14 420 2 30 22 540
4 Producing 7 105 14 420 4 90 25 615
Cinematography 4 60 16 480 4 90 24 630
Direction 0 0 20 600 4 90 24 690
Editing 6 90 14 420 4 90 24 600
Sound Design 0 0 18 540 4 90 22 630
VFX 4 60 18 540 4 90 26 690
Production Design 2 30 18 540 4 90 24 660
Specialization Core Theory Hours Core Practical Hours GE Credits GE Hours Total Credits Total Hours
Foundation 10 150 6 180 6 90 22 420
Producing 29 435 47 1410 12 180 88 2025
Cinematography 30 450 45 1350 12 180 87 1980
Direction 27 405 47 1410 12 180 86 1995
Editing 32 480 44 1320 12 180 88 1980
Sound Design 30 450 46 1380 12 180 88 2010
VFX 26 390 48 1440 12 180 86 2010
Production Design 22 330 53 1590 12 180 87 2010
Specialization GE Credits Core Credits Total Credits Total Hours
Producing 18 92 110 2445
Cinematography 18 91 109 2400
Direction 18 90 108 2415
Editing 18 92 110 2400
Sound Design 18 92 110 2430
VFX 18 90 108 2430
Production Design 18 91 109 2520

Semester I Course Structure

In this semester, students will take the following Courses:

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 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 1115 Music in Film II 2 0 2 30
Specialization Producing
FMAP 1201 Producing Theory I 6 0 6 90
FMAP 1202 Producing Practical I 0 6 6 180
FMAP 1203 Mise en Scene Project – AP 0 7 7 210
Specialization Cinematography
FMAC 1201 Cinematography Theory I 8 0 8 120
FMAC 1202 Cinematography Practical I 0 8 8 240
FMAC 1203 Mise en Scene Project – AC 0 2 2 60
Specialization 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 Scene Project – AR 0 6 6 180
Specialization Editing
FMAE 1201 Editing Theory I 8 0 8 120
FMAE 1202 Editing Practical I 0 10 10 300
FMAE 1203 Mise en Scene Project – AE 0 2 2 60
Specialization Direction
FMAD 1201 Direction Theory I – A 9 0 9 135
FMAD 1202 Direction Practical I – A 0 5 5 150
FMAD1203 Mise en Scene Project – AD 0 4 4 120
Specialization VFX
FMAV 1201 VFX Theory – I 4 0 4 60
FMAV 1202 VFX Practical – I 0 8 8 240
FMAV 1203 Mise-en-Scene Project – AV 0 4 4 120
Specialization Production Design
FMAN 1201 Production Design Theory I 4 0 4 60
FMAN 1202 Visualization Practical I 0 9 9 270
FMAN 1203 Soundstage Set Project 0 6 6 180

Semester III Course Structure

In this semester, students will take the following subjects. Along with the GE subjects, each student will take a Specialization as below.

Course Code Course Title Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Credits Total Hours
FMGE1111 Film Analysis and History III 2 0 2 30
Specialization 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
Specialization 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
Specialization 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
Specialization 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
Specialization 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
Specialization VFX
FMAV 2101 VFX Theory – II 4 0 4 60
FMAV 2102 VFX Theory – III 4 0 4 60
FMAV 2103 VFX Practical – II 0 8 8 240
FMAV 2104 Night Shoot Project – AV 0 4 4 120
Specialization Production Design
FMAN 2101 Production Design Theory II 6 0 6 90
FMAN 2102 Visualization Practical II 0 6 6 180
FMAN 2103 Set on Location Project 0 8 8 240

Semester IV Course Structure

In this semester, students will take the following subjects. Along with the GE subjects, each student will take a Specialization as below.

Course Code Course Title Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Credits Total Hours
FMAN 2103 Set on Location Project 0 8 8 240
FMGE 1123 Cinematic VR I 2 0 2 30
FMGE 1124 Cinematic VR II 0 2 2 60
Specialization 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
Specialization 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
Specialization Sound Design
FMAR 2201 Diploma Film – AR 0 18 18 540
Specialization 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
Specialization Direction
FMAD 2201 Direction Practical III – A 0 4 4 120
FMAD 2202 Diploma Film – AD 0 16 16 480
Specialization VFX
FMAV 2201 VFX Theory IV 4 0 4 60
FMAV 2202 VFX Practical – III 0 10 10 300
FMAV 2203 Degree Film AV 0 8 8 240
Specialization Production Design
FMAN 2201 Production Design Theory III 2 0 2 30
FMAN 2202 Visualization Practical III 0 4 4 120
FMAN 2203 Costume Design Workshop 0 2 2 60
FMAN 2204 Make Up and Prosthetics Workshop 0 2 2 60
FMAN 2205 Final Film 0 10 10 300
Students’ Work
School of Filmmaking Production Design Workshop
YouTube Video
YouTube Video
Nariyel ke Ladoo
Quick Links
Industry Speak
Masterclass with the team of the film ‘Simmba’
5th Veda session with Madhur Bhandarkar