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Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial

Film and television are one of the most important mediums of entertainment. To produce a film or television program, audio and video are combined in such a way that they turn into an understandable and entertaining scene. Talking about history, people enjoyed watching TV programs for the first time in the 1950s. Then gradually the TV changed from black and white to color and by the 20th century, TV became the need of every household.

At the same time, films started in the 19th century and gradually with the development of technology, there were many changes in the way of filming this art. People became so obsessed with movies and TV shows that they were glued to the television screen and hence TV was also called as 'couch potato' and 'idiot box'.

Several departments work together to produce film and television programs. Therefore, to make a career in this field, you need to specialize in one or several departments. These departments include sound recording, script-writing, production, set designing, direction, audio-visual effects, video editor, editing, cinematography, production, choreography, action direction etc. Many renowned universities/colleges/institutes offer admission in courses related to film and television. Some full-time courses include subjects related to film and TV as a part, while others focus entirely on separate departments of film and TV.

Required Skills for Film and TV

Good Communication Skills

Understanding

Practical

Logical

Reasonable

Helpful

Enthusiastic

Hard Working

Interpretative

Observant

Pragmatic

Interested

Dedicated

Influential

Creative

Innovative

Focused

Committed

Determined

Strong Minded

Courses offered in Film and TV

Course

Duration

Eligibility Criteria

BJMC

3-Years

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

BA in Journalism and Mass Communication

3-Years

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

BMM

3-Years

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

MJMC

2-Years

The candidate should have done their BJMC/BMM/BA in Journalism and Mass Communication or any similar discipline from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate.

MA in Journalism and Mass Communication

2-Years

The candidate should have done their BJMC/BMM/BA in Journalism and Mass Communication or any similar discipline from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate.

PG Diploma in Film and TV

1-Year

The candidate should have done their BJMC/BMM/BA in Journalism and Mass Communication or any similar discipline from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

Diploma in Film Production

1-Year

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

Film and TV Admission Process

Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering courses in Film and TV. Check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria which is set for the course.

Apply for Course: Proceed to apply for admission after getting to know the university offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit. For postgraduate courses, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam.

Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

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Colleges Offering Film and TV

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India (SRFTI)

IIMC - Indian Institute of Mass Communication

St. Xavier’s College

University of Mumbai

Asian Academy of Film and Television

Film and Television Institute of Hyderabad

Jamia Millia Islamia

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FAQs on FIlm and Television

Q. What is Film and TV course about?

A. Film and TV course provides education regarding fundamentals of shooting a film or a television programme. It helps in understanding the all three phases of production process i.e. pre-production, production and post production and the working modalities of various departments associated with it.

Q. What are some courses in Film and TV?

A. There are various courses offered in FiIm and TV including, short-term courses, diploma courses, undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses. Candidates can pursue courses like BJMC, MJMC, BMM,  PG Diploma in Film and TV,  Diploma in Film Production etc.

Q. What is the eligibility for Film and TV courses?

A. Candidates seeking admissions to UG and Diploma courses should have passed at least class 12th from a recognised institute. For PG diploma courses in FIlm and TV, candidates should hold a bachelor degree in Mass Media or Mass Communication or a similar discipline from a recognised college or university.

Q. What are the skills required for Film and TV courses?

A. One should posses skills g ood communication skills, creativity, innovative skills, determination, dedication, practical, laborious etc to make a successful career in this field. 

Q. What is the course curriculum for Film and TV courses?

A. The course curriculum is vast and vary according to the degree being offered. Some courses focuses on a particular department of Film and TV production like script writing, set designing, direction, cinematography, sound recording, anchoring, acting etc. Whereas some courses focus on TV production or Film production separately.

Q. What are the job opportunities available after completing Film and TV courses?

A. Those who complete the degree or diploma courses can make their career as - Film producer, director, actor, set designer, sound recordist, editor, cinematographer, action director etc.

Q. What are some good colleges for Film and TV courses?

A. Candidates can pursue  Film and TV courses from: Film and Television Institute of India, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jamia Millia Islamia, Asian Academy of Film and Television etc.

Q, Are there master level courses in Film and TV?

A. Yes, candidates can pursue Masters in Mass Communication and Film & TV production after completing their graduation in any stream.

Q. Which are the top recruiters in this field?

A. After completing a course in Film and TV one can work for production houses like Yashraj Productions, Dharma Productions, UTV movies, Balaji Telefilms Ltd, Eros International Media Ltd etc.

Q. How can I secure admission in a Film and TV course?

A.  Many colleges conduct an entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in courses offered by them. Students can secure admission in a Film and TV course if they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the course in which they want to secure admission.

Q. How much is the course fee for Film and TV courses?

A.  The course fee for various Film and TV colleges ranges from INR 20,000 to INR 5 LPA.

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