“Film is the greatest teacher, because it teaches not only through the brain, but through the whole body”
- Vsevolod Pudovkin
In India today, the manifestations of the media are both varied and numerous. The growth rates of the Film and Television sectors are escalating at a rapid pace providing an ideal opportunity for employment. The projected growth rates of the Film and Television industries are 11.5% and 12.7% respectively. Together these two industries constitute an over 500 INR billion market size.
This program is envisioned to create technically competent professionals, who are reflective and critical about their practice. It aims to initiate learners into an engaging media culture that addresses the needs of the present-day media scenario. The program aspires to provide the media and entertainment industry with quality technical artists specialized in various areas of filmmaking.
We train students so that they have added opportunities for employment across the spectrum of the media and entertainment sector with particular emphasis to - film, television and social communication.
The three years of this program align with the Levels 5,6 and 7 of NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for the Media and Entertainment sector.
The Digital Filmmaking course lays an emphasis on practical skill building on multi-leveled technology platforms augmented with theoretical sessions through a variety of teaching approaches. A strong understanding of the history of the moving image and sound creates a contextual framework from within which skill, technology and aesthetics are situated.
The course offers the student departmental exercises, interdepartmental exercises, semester ending projects and a final capstone project. The course is unique in that it works closely with media production units in the field exposing students constantly to real world learning and understanding.
Studio: A space for learning core principles and skills of the chosen field of study through making, building, experimenting and discussions
Elective: Engagement outside the disciplinary framework that allows for extension, building connections and the broadening of skills and worldview
Independent Study: A systematic study undertaken in an area of interest with required mentoring through specially designed units; this could include MOOCs, online resources, forums and documentation in learning of specific skills
Language: Developing skills in aspects of communication that can aid understanding, expertise and outreach in the practice of the chosen field
Portfolio: An opportunity to reflect on acquired capabilities and build a curated collection of work that best showcases one’s skills and competencies
Finals: An end of a semester opportunity to demonstrate skills and capabilities acquired in that semester
Seminar: A space to explore a given context through collaborative investigation and team work, involving diverse skills and fields of practice
Linkages: Learning acquired beyond educational spaces is of three kinds:
- Industry Exposure: Attending trade shows, festivals, conferences and industry related to the specific and broader skill sectors
- Apprenticeship: Involves working in a professionally mentored environment. This could be with people in the industry, as well as those with a professional practice that extends disciplinary boundaries
- Work Experience: Involves working on an assignment in an industry environment
Co-curricular activities: Provides an avenue for students to keep physically fit, engaged in mindful practice, develop their musical or performance abilities, and to learn or increase their proficiency in an Indian or foreign language
Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): SEC courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills, etc. that are relevant to specific disciplines
Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC): AEC Courses are based on content and that lead to enhancement of knowledge specific to a discipline
Mentor Lab: The Mentor lab involves integrating work experience and studio project into a specialized area under the guidance of an expert mentor
Capstone: The Capstone is a summative body of work that demonstrates the capability and skills required for successful completion of the course
Digital Filmmaking offers a choice of three pathways and students can choose any one pathway to pursue
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