Course spotlight: Bachelor’s in Film + Media


Admissions-for-Master- FilmmakingThis is one course that we are really excited about. Why? Because until now, one of the top problems in Indian film education has been the lack of real, graduation-level programs.

Picture this: A student finishes her 12th standard and starts deciding on a degree for her graduation. She loves cinema and wants to build a career in the industry, but (uh oh) no film school in India offers degrees in this field.

Her options are:

  1. Study mass comm or mass media, even though these courses lack technical training, so she will have to take another course afterwards.
  2. Study a filmmaking certificate course and skip her graduation.
  3. Study something unrelated, like engineering, and look at filmmaking later.

All of these are terrible options, as they don’t give the student what she needs: a real, full-time graduation degree AND enough practical training in filmmaking to begin a career in the industry.

Enter AISFM!

As a non-profit, we are all about tackling problems head-on! We’ve spent the last two years working with the government and representatives of central and state governments to secure accreditation for India’s first bachelor’s program in filmmaking.

The BFA (Film + Media)

What does the course look like?

  • American-style, four-year graduation degree
  • First year is common and covers all aspects of filmmaking
  • Second and third years focus on a specialization
  • Fourth year is industry experience and projects
  • Combines hands-on filmmaking with a broad liberal arts education that includes psychology, philosophy, literature and more

Which filmmaking specializations are available?

  • Directing + Screenwriting
  • Editing + Sound
  • Cinematography
  • Producing

We have worked to keep the course as affordable as possible. Being a non-profit, 100% of the student fees are retained within the school. This means that we can offer the course for per-year fees that are a quarter of the cost of overseas film schools and half the cost of some Indian film schools.

The complete curriculum is available here:

Admission details

Admissions are open now and the course starts in August (yes, next month!)

To get more details, call us on 040 4914 1234, email or fill the form here.


  1. pratik parmar says:

    what about accomodation facility?

  2. pratik parmar says:

    i have just completed my diploma engineering…i dnt have anty experience but i am intrested in filmmaking..specially in direction.i am very passionate about cinema…shall i be selected for this course…??

  3. Hi …diz is kartheek….studying 12th st.d….i was intrestd in it….i hv a doubt necessary to do the master degree in same direction field….and wat iz the fee it

  4. Hi …diz is kartheek….studying 12th st.d….i was intrestd in it….i hv a doubt necessary to do the master degree in same direction field….and way z the fee it

    • Hi Kartheek – you seem to have quite a few questions about the courses. It might be quickest if you call admissions on 040 4914 1234 and they can describe the course in detail for you.

  5. Hi AISFM,
    I simply cant say in words, how happy I shall be if I could hear a positive response from AISFM.Ever since I came through your website, I do browse 3-4 times plus a day just to check any news, any updates from AISFM. Even I dont mind reading the same pages again and agin and again the same next day. Going thorough almost through every pages, I usually  stop in BFA (Film+Media), read it repeatedly- syllabus and specialization and just think one day to be a creative filmmaker, which is what I have always dreamt of. My core interest has always been cinematography and then leap forward for direction after I acquire enough art and craft of cinematography. May be later, pursue MFA specializing in direction. In my opinion, I hope cinematography is the most important aspect of whole filmmaking process which determines and responsible for the quality of the movie both technically and artistically.

    And finally, to my question I’m from Nepal, a neighbouring state to India having open borders both sides and sharing common culture since time immemorial it has always been beneficial for students like me seeking to pursue higher education in the field which either doesnt exist in his nation or if do its very primitive that it cannot give you your desired goal. As I have come across many colleges/uni  in India  enrolling the students from  Nepal as like they enroll their national students. It would be much appreciated if it is made clear about the international enrollment and even if there are separate policies for students from neighbouring nations like mine. And also about scholarships or any sort of fees benefit for international students if any. I hope, AISFM is meant for Artist. An artist has no gender, no colour and no nation, wherever he/she goes  whatever does he/she does, it contributes the world.


  6. Hi,
    i want to join short term course in cinematography and iam a fresh can u please tell me

    when short term courses for cinematography starts and the fee cost…

  7. Abhishek Sharma says:

    I want to join Direction and Script writing course in your respective Institute. But i have a one doubt that after completing this degree course what will happen is there some yours collaboration with any Production house or it’s totally depends on the students telant

  8. vamsi krishna says:

    i want to join in aisfm…..i”m very interested in that,…..and coming to me,,i”m an engineering student final yr,,,,
    i have several doubts regarding this….how to apply? i”m in interestd in direction dept and acting…wat r d oppurtunities n fee?? how to contact u???

    • Hi Vamsi – you can start thinking about our master’s course if you are almost finished your engineering degree. Call us on 040 4914 1234 or email your contact details to and we’ll call you to discuss the course.

  9. jitendra kumar singh says:

    i want to knw that what afer these four year course will ther be any opportunity to get in industry like placement and all. for example how b tech students get placed in compinies but wat abt this???

    • Hi Jitendra, the fourth year of the course is spent on projects and industry experience, such as interships, to help you develop contacts in the industry. Additionally, we have a placement cell that sources opportunities for our students all over India.

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