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Many prospective students ask, “What is an MA in Photography?” This is a master’s degree designed to help photographers refine their expertise in order to succeed in this creative medium.Our Master’s program allows students to become proficient in technology, aesthetics, composition, and technique. The program is designed to incorporate hands-on practice with academics, such as historical overview of this art form, theory, and critical analysis. Photographers with excellent skillsets and talents are needed around the world in many ways.



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


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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fees details

This fee structure is applicable for 2018-19 batch

Ancillary Costs

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 1,20,000 50,000 4,000 16,000 1,90,000
1st Year Semester I Installment - II 1,20,000 1,20,000
1st Year Semester II Installment - III 1,20,000 50,000 1,70,000
1st Year Semester II Installment - IV 1,20,000 1,20,000
2nd Year Semester III Installment - V 1,20,000 4,000 16,000 1,40,000
2nd Year Semester III Installment - VI 1,20,000 1,20,000
2nd Year Semester IV Installment - VII 1,20,000 1,20,000
2nd Year Semester IV Installment - VIII 95,000 95,000
9,35,000 1,00,000 8,000 32,000 10,75,000



Master of Arts (MA) in Photography & Digital Imaging


Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

Degree Type

Full-time, government recognised.


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

Full Subject List
Subject Name Credit Hours
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
Photography 1 3
Psychology of Persuasion and Consumer Behaviour 3
Photography 2 6
Documentary Production – Sophomore Project 6
Digital Imaging Software 1 3
Visual Design &Mise-en-Scene 3
Lighting 6
News & TV Production – Junior Project 6
Art Direction 6
Analysis of a Photographer’s Work 3
Photojournalism 3
Corporate Design – Integrated Branding 3
Images of the City 3
Advanced Retouching 3
Experimental Photography 3
Professional Practice 3
Thesis 3
Senior Year Project 12
Semester Subjects

Syllabus Credit Hours
Screenwriting I 3
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 –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Documentary Production 4.5
Transmedia Strategy and Production 4.5
Photography I 3
Digital Imaging I 4.5
Photography Workshops I 3
Design Theory I – Context and Criticism 4.5
Semester 2 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Photojournalism 3
Corporate Design -Integrated Branding 4.5
Photography II 6
Digital Imaging II 6
Photography Workshops II 4.5
Semester 3 project –
Syllabus Credit Hours
Photography Workshops III 3
Internship Reports & Presentations 6
Final Portfolio Submission 9
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Scholarships Scholarships are given on the basis of merit. For more details contact to our admissions department.

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.