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MASTER IN FILM + MEDIA

The filmmaking specializations at AISFM (MA) give students the chance to combine technical film and TV training with a broad liberal arts program.At AISFM students learn important filmmaking skills, and practise them in a professional,working environment. There is no film career which is not enriched by an active practical knowledge of the other specialisations.

As the classrooms are located inside Annapurna Studios, the students are surrounded by real feature film, television, advertising and music video productions year long.

Students also take part in exciting exchange programs with some of the world’s top film schools, enabling an understanding of international production differences and helping students to build personal networks that span the globe.

Admissions

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 details. Our admissions office will consider previous academic history, an application essay and the results of a personal interview rounds in selecting candidates for the course

NOTES:

Students can apply for this degree before receiving their final academic or exam results. Selected students will receive conditional enrolment, in which cases; admissions will be confirmed once the results are provided meeting the admission eligibility of AISFM.

Most of our courses accept fewer than 20 students, and some courses accept fewer than 10. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible to have a good shot at securing a seat.

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Tutions

fees details

This fee structure is applicable for 2018-19 batch

Ancillary Costs

International Students

Due Date of Amt Payable Year Semester Installment Fee Security Deposit Insurance Cafeteria Total
At the time of joining 1st Year Semester I Installment - I 1,30,000 50,000 4,000 16,000 2,00,000
1st Year Semester I Installment - II 1,30,000 1,30,000
1st Year Semester II Installment - III 1,30,000 50,000 1,80,000
1st Year Semester II Installment - IV 1,30,000 1,30,000
2nd Year Semester III Installment - V 1,50,000 4,000 16,000 1,70,000
2nd Year Semester III Installment - VI 1,50,000 1,50,000
2nd Year Semester IV Installment - VII 1,25,000 1,25,000
2nd Year Semester IV Installment - VIII 1,00,000 1,00,000
10,45,000 1,00,000 8,000 32,000 11,85,000

AFFILIATION

Degree

Master of Arts (MA) in Film + Media

University

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

Degree Type

Full-time, government recognised.


CURRICULUM

The two-year curriculum for MA comprises of Core Subjects, which are mandatory for all students, one Specialisation stream, and one Elective from the media subjects.

Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Core Subjects 48
Specialization 45
Electives (Media Related) 3
TOTAL 96

Syllabus Credit Hours
Directing I 3
Music Appreciation 1.5
Visual Storytelling 3
Line Production 1.5
Technical Triad of Filmmaking: Cinematography 3
Technical Triad of Filmmaking: Editing 3
Technical Triad of Filmmaking: Sound Design 3
Semester 1 project –
specialisation

Specialisation (second semester onwards) Semester 1 is common for all students. At the end of the first semester, students apply for their specialisation.

Students can apply for their specialisation stream from:

  • Direction + Editing
  • Direction + Sound Design
  • Direction + Cinematography

specialisation : Directing & Editing

AISFM offers a unique filmmaking specialization, by combining Directing and Editing into a single degree. How does this help our graduates?

In the directorial department, editing extends an in depth understanding of the logical deconstruction and designing of the narrative.

The editor strives to structure and restructure thousands of images and sounds to create an emotionally captivating film to bring alive the Director’s vision.

Our students learn how to tell a story using moving images, the concepts of real time versus film time, how to block a scene, how to command a set, how to work with actors, what shots to use (and which ones to avoid), etc. In this specialization, students also learn various forms of editing by mandatory analysis of films from Indian Cinema to World Cinema, attending workshops; master classes etc. with industry editors and then apply those lessons to their projects while working with standard software like AVID, ADOBE, etc.


Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting II 3
Directing II 3
Documentary Production 4.5
Production Management 1.5
Fundamentals of Film Editing 6
Sequence Analysis & Sound-Image Appreciation 3
Semester 2 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting III 3
Directing III 6
Workshops 6
Advanced Film Editing 6
Analysis of a Filmmaker’s Work 3
Semester 3 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting IV 3
Senior Semester Project 12
Analysis of an Filmmaker’s Work (submission) 3
News & TV production

Cinematographers are wizards of light and movement. They can take a dull, uninspiring image and with the use of the right lights, the right filters, and the right positioning, turn that image into art. In this specialization, students will be able to master a wide range of cameraequipment, and cinematographic techniques, including camera motion, different lighting techniques and setups, lenses and filters. Students will learn to work across studio, location and outdoor sets to shoot short and feature films, single and multi-camera television, ads, documentaries and corporate videos with single and multi-camera set ups.

specialisation : Directing & Cinematography

A director and his cinematographer are not so much as two peas in a pod but rather they combine to make up the pod itself. One rarely functions to its full potential without the talents of the other. Here at AISFM we aim to make sure that the new wave of filmmakers can showcase either talent when required, elevating their projects to a level few can achieve.

Directing

If the producer is the one who decides to raise money and build a ship, then the director is the person he hires to captain that ship. A director is the driving force each day behind what, exactly, gets captured by the camera. Our students will learn how to work with actors, what shots to use (and which ones to avoid), how to tell a story using moving images, the concepts of real time versus film time, how to block a scene, and how to command a set


Cinematography
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting II 3
Directing II 3
Film Aesthetics 3
Documentary Production 4.5
Production Management 1.5
Lighting I 3
Cinematography Theory & Operations I 6
Semester 2 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting III 3
Directing III 6
Workshops 6
Lighting II 3
Cinematography Theory & Operations II 3
Analysis of a Filmmaker’s Work I 3
Semester 3 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting IV 3
Senior Semester Project 12
Analysis of an Filmmaker’s Work (submission) 3
News & TV production
specialisation : Directing & Sound Design

In this unique specialization, we teach the aesthetics and techniques of direction and sound design within one course! Our students are able to handle the gamut of and sound designing tasks including audio editing and sound recording and mixing.


Directing

If the producer is the one who decides to raise money and build a ship, then the director is the person he hires to captain that ship. A director is the driving force each day behind what, exactly, gets captured by the camera. Our students will learn how to work with actors, what shots to use (and which ones to avoid), how to tell a story using moving images, the concepts of real time versus film time, how to block a scene, and how to command a set

Sound

A creaking door, the scream of a police siren in the distance, the howling of the wind outside a window… Sound can provoke emotions at a more primal – and thus, more powerful level – than images can. Because of this, it’s an amazingly useful tool for directors and sound mixers who want to use sound to create a tone or provoke a specific emotional response. In their sound classes, students learn how to record sound in the field, how to mix it in post-production, and how to use it to drive home the emotional moments of a film.


Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting II 3
Directing II 3
Film Aesthetics 3
Documentary Production 4.5
Production Management 1.5
Fundamentals of Sound Recording 6
Sequence Analysis & Sound-Image Appreciation I 3
Semester 2 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting III 3
Directing III 6
Workshops 6
Sound Recording Techniques 6
Analysis of a Filmmaker’s Work I 3
Semester 3 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting IV 3
Senior Semester Project 12
Analysis of an Filmmaker’s Work (submission) 3
News & TV production
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Security deposit Rs.1,00,000. Of this amount Rs. 50,000 is payable at the time of admission . The second instalment must be paid at the start of the second semester. The amount will be refunded after 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.4000 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.

Due Date
of Amt Payable
Year Semester Installment Fee Security Deposit Insurance Cafeteria Total
At the time of joining 1st Year Semester I Installment - I 1,87,500 50,000 4,000 16,000 2,57,500
  1st Year Semester I Installment - II 1,87,500       1,87,500
  1st Year Semester II Installment - III 1,87,500 50,000     2,37,500
  1st Year Semester II Installment - IV 1,87,500       1,87,500
  2nd Year Semester III Installment - V 1,87,500   4,000 16,000 2,07,500
  2nd Year Semester III Installment - VI 1,87,500       1,87,500
  2nd Year Semester IV Installment - VII 1,87,500       1,87,500
  2nd Year Semester IV Installment - VIII 1,87,500       1,87,500
        15,00,000 1,00,000 8,000 32,000 16,40,000