Degree: Master of Arts (MA) in Photography & Digital Imaging
University: Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
Degree type: Full-time, government recognised.
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Admissions Eligibility – Degree in any stream, with minimum marks of 50%
Admissions Process – Please register using the form on this page. We will contact you to provide you with the application materials. Our admissions office will consider previous academic history, an application essay and the results of our personal interview rounds in selecting candidates for the course.
Students can apply to this course before receiving their final academic or exam results. Selected students will receive conditional enrollment, which will be confirmed once the results are provided.
If all seats are filled during early/main admissions, late admissions will not be accepted. Most of our courses accept fewer than 20 students, and some courses accept fewer than 10 students. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible to have the best chance of securing a seat.
The two-year curriculum for the MA is composed of Core Subjects, which are mandatory for all students, one Specialisation stream, and one Elective from our media subjects.
Full Subject List
|Philosophy 1 / Modern World History / Political Science||3|
|English Communication and Grammar||3|
|Basic Visual Literacy||3|
|Fundamentals of Screenwriting / Drawing 1||3|
|Fundamentals of Filmmaking||3|
|Psychology of Persuasion and Consumer Behaviour||3|
|Documentary Production – Sophomore Project||6|
|Digital Imaging Software 1||3|
|Visual Design & Mise-en-Scene||3|
|News & TV Production – Junior Project||6|
|Analysis of a Photographer’s Work||3|
|Corporate Design – Integrated Branding||3|
|Images of the City||3|
|Senior Year Project||12|
|Syllabus Semester 1||Credit Hours|
|Technical Triad of Filmmaking: Cinematography||3|
|Technical Triad of Filmmaking: Editing||3|
|Technical Triad of Filmmaking: Sound Design||3|
|Semester 1 project –|
|Syllabus Semester 2||Credit Hours|
|Transmedia Strategy & Production||4.5|
|Digital Imaging I||4.5|
|Photography Workshops I||3|
|Design Theory I – Context and Criticism||4.5|
|Semester 2 project –|
|Syllabus Semester 3||Credit Hours|
|Corporate Design – Integrated Branding||4.5|
|Digital Imaging II||6|
|Photography Workshops II||4.5|
|Semester 3 project –|
|Syllabus Semester 4||Credit Hours|
|Photography Workshops III||3|
|Internship Reports & Presentations||6|
|Final Portfolio Submission||9|
This fee structure is applicable for 2016-17 batch
|Indian (INR)||International (INR)|
Total Fees over 2 years: Rs.6,47,500/-
Scholarships are available on the basis of merit. For more details talk to our admission department.
Security deposit of Rs.1,00,000. Of this amount Rs50,000 is payable at the time of admission and the second instalment must be paid at the start of the second semester. The amount will be refunded at course completion, subject to any deductions.
Software costs. Each course has certain compulsory requirements for software purchase. These can be purchased through selected vendors at educational discounts.
Laptop. Each Student must own a laptop from the beginning of the first year. The required specifications will be provided to students upon them securing admission. Students can bring their own laptop or purchase one through our selected vendors at educational discounts. We strongly advise students not to purchase laptops until the specifications are provided, as a particular brand/configuration may be mandatory.
Camera. Each Student must own a DSLR camera. The required specifications will be given in the offer letter. Students can bring their own camera or purchase one through our selected vendors at educational discounts.
Insurance. All students are compulsorily enrolled in the student group medical and accident cover. The cost is approximately Rs.3200 per year and is charged annually.
Elective Course Charges. Some optional subjects carry additional course fees to cover the costs of specialised materials or technology. Students will be made aware of these charges at the time of selecting their optional subjects.
*All fee details are subject to change.