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Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

Film making course is a professional course in the fine arts stream for students aspiring to become filmmakers or cinematographers. Diploma in Film Making and Film Making Certifications are popular film making courses after 12th class. 

FTII Pune, Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, AAFT Noida, Pearl Academy are top Film Making Schools that offer film making courses. Eligibility to take admission in film-making schools is passing class 10 and 12 exams from a recognized board. The admission process is mostly merit-based and involves a personal interview.

After graduation, students can work in job roles of an assistant camera operator, assistant director, and alike and earn INR 1 – 2 lakhs per annum. With years of experience, they can become Cinematographer, Video Editor, Videographer, and Director and earn up to INR 7 — 8 lakhs annually.

All about Film Making Courses

  • Film Making courses can be pursued as Certificate, Diploma, UG or PG programs.
  • Admission to certificate and diploma Film Making courses is direct, by simply enrolling in the course. UG, PG, and PhD Film Making course admissions are done on the basis of merit of class 12th or graduation, or common state/national level entrance exams like BHU UET, DUET, AMUET, etc. 
  • The average fee for pursuing Film Making courses ranges from INR 500 – INR 2 LPA.
  • Candidates who wish to pursue Film Making courses should possess certain skills to have a bright career in Film Making such as creative thinking, eye for perfection, patience and concentration, leadership, and team working skills.
  • Students can get Film Making jobs like Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Video editor, Cameraman, Videographer, and Film Director. The average salary after Film Making courses ranges from INR 2 lakhs to INR 8 LPA.

Types of Film Making Courses

Film Making Courses can be done by a candidate as short term certificate courses or full time regular graduate courses. Candidates can either pursue an online Film Making course of an offline Film Making course. The following section explains the various types of Film Making courses available.

Certificate Film Making Courses

The certificate Film Making courses are offered both in online mode and Offline mode. Online Film Making certificate courses are more popular and get updated regularly with the trend. They are usually of varied duration from a few hours to a few months.

  • The main purpose of the certificate course is to update the students with the latest trend and updates in any particular specialization. With the growing technology and resources, certificate courses keep the students updated.
  • Certificate programs should be opted by people who are already pursuing a job and would like to gain some extra knowledge in any particular specialization.
  • Online certificate programs give the advantage of having flexible hours so that it won’t affect your daily schedule.
  • The average salary offered to candidates after the completion of a Film Making certificate course is INR 2 LPA.

Top Online Film Making Course Certificates

The following table gives the best online Film Making course certificates available on different platforms.

Certificate course NameProviderDuration
Getting your film off the groundCoursera25 hours
Photography Basics and beyond: from Smartphone to DSLRCoursera6 month
Making a short film: Start to FinishLynda4 hr 52 mins
Complete Filmmaker Guide: Become an Incredible Video CreatorUdemy5.5 hours
Cinematography CourseSkillshare1 hr 14 mins
DSLR Film Making for AllSkillshare1hr 30 mins
Exploring movie construction and productionAlison3 hours
The Complete Video Production BootcampUdemy9 hours
Film using any camera: Basics of Shooting video correctlyUdemy3 hours
Cinematography MasterclassUdemy6 hours

FTII Pune Online Short-Term Courses

FTII Pune is offering many short-term courses in Film Making via online mode, the details regarding course fee, and online application deadlines are discussed below. Anyone with a keen interest in Film Making can apply to these FTII Online Courses, the admission and selection is done on the basis of your entries via google forms.

Course NameCourse FeeApplication Deadline
Being Director: Find Your Voice Through Making a FilmINR 30,000March 29, 2021
Basic Course in Smartphone Film MakingINR 10,400April 12, 2021
Basic Course in Writing Dialogue and Scene for ScreenINR 7,200April 12, 2021
Foundation Course in Screenplay WritingINR 20,000April 26, 2021

Offline Film Making Courses certificate

Some of the top colleges providing offline Film Making course are mentioned below song with duration and fees :

Course nameCollege nameFees
Certificate in Digital Film MakingBharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Film, Tv and Animation StudiesINR 50,000 – INR 95,000
Certificate in Computer Video EditingPearl Academy West CampusINR 2,00,000
Certificate in Digital Marketing(Part-time)NRAI School of Mass CommunicationINR 400,000
Certificate in Ad Film MakingFlash Frame Visuals AcademyINR 4,50,000
Certificate in Advanced directionICE InstituteINR 3,75,000
Certificate course Advanced EditingICE InstituteINR 3,00,000
Certificate in Stereoscopic Film MakingMaaya Academics of Advanced CinematicsINR 4,00,000

Film Making Certification Courses: Admission Process

  • For online Film Making certification courses, candidates could apply on the website of the course provider and pay the course fees.
  • In colleges, admission for certification courses is done in an organized manner and no entrance test will be conducted for the admission process.
  • The admission will be completely based on merit and the marks secured in the previous qualifying examination will be considered.

Certificate Film Making Courses: Top Colleges

Top colleges that offers certification course in Film Making are given below:

RatingCollege Name
8.1Maaya Academics of Advanced Cinematics, Nagpur
7.6The ICE Institute of creative excellence, Mumbai
7.3Pearl Academy, Mumbai
Flash Frame Visuals Academy, Bangalore

Diploma and PG Diploma Film Making Courses

Diploma in Film Making can be pursued after the 10th or 12th  depending upon the eligibility criteria of the course. PG Diploma in Film Making is pursued after the completion of Diploma or Graduation. Admission will be based on merit and the marks obtained in the previous qualifying examination.

  • Diploma in Film Making courses helps to know many facts based on the career like doodling, digital sketching, Video editing, oil painting, music, etc.
  • Diploma courses are usually offered in duration of 2 years and PG Diploma courses are offered in duration of 1 year.
  • Diploma in Film Making courses is pursued by students who prefer to gain knowledge in a short span of time and join a job instead of spending long years in learning the concept.
  • Diploma in Film Making field should be opted by students who have interest in Cinematography, drama, theatre arts, photography etc.
  • The average salary after completing a diploma in Film Making is INR 2 – 4 LPA in India.

Top Diploma in Film Making Courses

Some of the popular diplomas in Film Making courses are given in the table below.

Diploma CourseCollege offeringAverage fees
Diploma in CinematographyLoyola CollegeINR 24,164
Post Graduation Diploma in TV Direction and ScriptBharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Film, TV & Animation StudiesINR 40,800
NCVT PG Diploma in CinematographyNRAI School of Mass CommunicationINR 15,000
NCVT Diploma in Film Editing-Non Linear EditingNRAI School of Mass CommunicationINR 20,000
NCVT Diploma in Digital CinematographyNRAI School of Mass CommunicationINR 25,000
NCVT Diploma in ScreenplayNRAI School of Mass CommunicationINR 18,000
Diploma in Camera and Lighting techniquesAsian Academy of Film & TelevisionINR 50,000
Diploma in Media and Production ManagementMahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole UniversityINR 50,000
Diploma in Writing for Film and TelevisionMahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole UniversityINR 50,000
Diploma in Video Editing and Sound Recording techniquesBharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Film, TV & Animation StudiesINR 70,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Radio and TV ProductionBharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Film, TV & Animation StudiesINR 85,000
Diploma in Digital PhotographyWorld University of DesignINR 30,000
Diploma in Film and Television ProductionDavinci Media College
Diploma in Film MakingCREO Valley School of Film and TelevisionINR 75,000
Diploma in Documentary Film MakingUniversity of MumbaiINR 15,000
Diploma in Performing ArtsSeacom Skills UniversityINR 1,800

Diploma in Film Making courses could be pursued in various different specializations such as Screenwriting, Acting, Theatre art, TV Direction, Video Editing, Sound effects, etc.

Top PG Diploma in Film Making Courses

Some of the PG Diploma in Film Making courses in India are given in the following tabulation.

PG Diploma nameCollege nameAverage feesDomain
PGD in Digital Film MakingRamoji Krian UniverseINR 2,50,000Visual arts
PGD in Script WritingCREO Valley School of Film and TelevisionINR 4,36,000Fine arts
PGD in CinematographyNational Institute of Film and Fine ArtsINR 3,80,000Visual arts
PGD in TV DirectionThe Whistling Woods International Institute of Film Television and MediaINR 95,000Visual arts
PG Diploma Course in Screenwriting (Film, TV & Web Series)FTII PuneINR 1,29,834Visual Arts

Diploma and PG Diploma in Film Making Courses: Admission Process

The admission process for diploma and PG diploma courses remains the same for most of the colleges. The college follows merit-based admission for Diploma in Film Making courses.

  • The minimum eligibility criteria to get admission in diploma in Film Making is that the candidates should have completed 10th or 12th standard depending upon the college and course.
  • The eligibility criteria to get admission for PG Diploma courses is that the candidates should have graduated or completed a diploma course in the relevant specialization.
  • Admission will be provided based on the marks secured in the previous qualifying examination. No entrance examination will be conducted for the admission of Diploma in Film Making courses.

Diploma and PG Diploma Film Making Courses: Top Colleges

The following tabulation gives the top Colleges offering Diploma and PG Diploma in Film Making.

RatingCollege Name
8.7The Whistling Woods International Institute of Film, Television and Media, Mumbai
8.5Loyola College, Chennai
8.2LPU Jalandhar
7.8Andhra University
7.7JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
7.2University of Mysore
7.2Asian Academy of Film & Television, Noida
6.9Mumbai University

Bachelor Film Making Courses

Many industries are highly evolving in recent times in India and Film Making is one of them. The Film Making field produces a huge number of choices for students to pursue. Bachelor courses are preferred by students who opt for a long term career and dedicate full time.

  • The duration of Bachelor Film Making courses is 3 – 4 years
  • Bachelor and UG courses come in both general and specializations.
  • Admission method is based on the college. In most colleges, admission is done through state level as well as national level entrance examination.
  • Bachelor courses provide a strong foundation to the students and give a good understanding of basic concepts.
  • Bachelor courses in Film Making should be opted by students who look forward to earning a full-time degree and have a huge interest in Film Making, scriptwriting, directing, and cinematography.
  • The average salary offered to students after the completion of bachelor’s degree in Film Making is INR 3 LPA to INR 9 LPA.

Top Undergraduate Film Making Courses

In the tabulation given below, some of the top undergraduate Film Making courses are mentioned.

Course NameTop CollegesAverage Fees
BA in Film Making and television, Multimedia in Film Production, Multimedia (Film Art)Ramesh Sippy Academy of CinemaINR 20,000 – INR 3,50,000
B.Sc (Visual Communication)Ethiraj college for women Garden City UniversityINR 10,000 – INR 1,10,000
Bachelor of Visual ArtsManipal UniversityINR 50,000 – INR 4,00,000
BSc in Digital Marketing Integrated with International Moving Image Society,UKJain Deemed to be UniversityINR 5,37,000
BA Hons Film Making and Digital ProductionJain Deemed to be University
BA Hons Multimedia (Film Making)IACG Multimedia College, HyderabadINR 1,60,000
BSc in Media and Digital Film ProductionVogue Institute of Art and DesignINR 5,00,000
BA in Creative Arts (Flim)Srishti Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyINR 1,60,000
BA in Creative Arts(Srishti Films)Srishti Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyINR 1,60,000

Bachelor Film Making Courses: Admission Process

Admission in Bachelor Film Making course is done through both merit and entrance basis depending upon the college.

  • Some colleges follow merit-based admission and provide admission on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in the previous qualifying examination
  • Certain private Institutes follow entrance based admission which is conducted by the Institute itself.
  • Some of the top entrance exams of Undergraduate Film Making courses include BHU UET, AUCET, AMU Entrance test
  • Students appearing for the entrance examination should have passed 10 + 2 from a recognized board with 50% marks in aggregate.

Bachelor Film Making Courses Entrance Examination

The following table gives the exam considered for admission in undergraduate Film Making courses in India.

Entrance ExamExam DateConducting Body
BHU UETTo be announcedBanaras Hindu University
AMU Entrance testMay 2021Aligarh Muslim University
AU CETMay 2021Directorate of Admission Andhra University

Bachelor Film Making Courses: Top Colleges

The table below gives some of the top colleges for Bachelor Film Making Courses.

NIRF RankingCollege Name
7Calcutta University
11Banaras Hindu University
17Aligarh Muslim University
35NIMS University, Jaipur
47Christ University, Bangalore
49LPU Jalandhar
65Amity University, Lucknow
64Chandigarh University
University of Delhi
IACG Multimedia College, Hyderabad

Master Film Making Courses

Master Film Making courses are pursued by students who look for more specializations after their bachelor’s degree.

  • The duration of PG Film Making course is 2 years.
  • Master degree should be opted by students who need to enhance the knowledge in that particular specialization and refine their skills.
  • The average salary offered to students after the completion of Master’s degree is INR 3.5 LPA to INR 10 LPA.
  • Admission method is based on the college. In most colleges, admission is done through state level as well as national level entrance examination.

Top Master Film Making Courses

The following tabulation gives the major subjects one can opt-in postgraduate Film Making course.

Course NameTop CollegeAverage Fee
MA in Arts and AestheticsJawaharlal Nehru UniversityINR 10,000 – INR 50,000
MA in Screen StudiesSrishti Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyINR 35,000 – INR 80,000
Master of Creative Arts in Creative DocumentarySrishti Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyINR 40,000 – INR 75,000
MFA in DramaRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityINR 40,000 – INR 75,000
MA in Film Making and Digital ProductionJain deemed to be UniversityINR 20,000 – INR 70,000
Master of Performing artsChrist University Banaras Hindu UniversityINR 2,000 – INR 1,00,000
M.Sc (Visual Communication)Loyola College SRM Institute of Technology Jadavpur UniversityINR 30,000 – INR 1,50,000
Master of Visual ArtsNIMS University Bangalore UniversityINR 2,000 – INR 50,000
MA Multimedia (Film Making)IACG Multimedia College, HyderabadINR 1,70,000

Master Film Making Courses: Admission Process

Admission to the Master Film Making course is done through both merit and entrance basis depending upon the college.

  • Most of the colleges offer admission on the basis of merit and consider the marks secured in the previous qualifying examination.
  • Certain colleges offer state level entrance based admission. Private colleges offer admission based on entrance exams conducted by the University or Institute itself.
  • Some of the top entrance exams of Postgraduate Film Making courses includes BHU PGET, LU PGET, HUEE, JMI Entrance exam, AMU Entrance exam, DU Entrance exam, KUK Entrance Exam
  • Students appearing for the entrance examination should have graduated in the relevant stream from a recognized University or Institute with 50% marks in aggregate.

Master Film Making Courses Entrance Examination

The following table gives the exam considered for admission in post-graduate Film Making courses in India.

Entrance ExamExam DateConducting Body
BHU PETNot yet announcedBanaras Hindu University
DU Entrance examNot yet announcedDelhi University
JMI Entrance TestNot yet announcedJamia Millia Islamia University
AMU Entrance testNot yet announcedAligarh Muslim University
KUK Entrance TestNot yet announcedKurukshetra University

Master Film Making Courses: Top Colleges

The table below gives some of the top colleges for Master Film Making Courses.

NIRF RankingCollege Name
10JMI New Delhi
11Banaras Hindu University
17Aligarh Muslim University
35NIMS University, Jaipur
47Christ University, Bangalore
64Chandigarh University
44Gujarat University
53Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
78LPU Jalandhar
IACG Multimedia College, Hyderabad

Doctorate Film Making Courses

Doctorate in Film Making courses are opted by students who wish to enter the research field. The minimum duration of the doctorate course is 2 years and it could be extended as per the demands of the research. Candidates who have completed doctorate courses have the option to become teachers or lecturers in colleges. The average salary offered to students after the completion of Doctorate Film-making courses is INR 4 LPA to INR 15 LPA.APPLY NOWDOWNLOAD COURSE SYLLABUS IN PDFDOWNLOAD COURSE CUTOFF

Top Doctorate Film Making Courses

The following tabulation gives the major subjects one can opt-in to doctorate Film Making course.

Course NameTop CollegesAverage Fee
PhD in Visual Arts, Media StudiesChrist University Lovely Professional University University of Delhi Noida International UniversityINR 15,000 – INR 1,50,000

Doctorate Film Making Courses: Admission Process

Admission to the Doctorate Film Making course is done through both merit and entrance basis depending upon the college.

  • In certain colleges, admission will be provided based on the counseling process and personal interview. Private colleges provide admission through entrance exams conducted by the respective colleges.
  • Some of the top entrance exams of Doctorate Film Making courses includes the JMI Entrance exam, AMU Entrance exam, DU Entrance exam, KUK Entrance Exam
  • Students appearing for the entrance examination should hold a postgraduate degree in the relevant stream from a recognized University or Institute with 50% marks in aggregate.

Doctorate Film Making Courses: Top Colleges

The following table gives the best colleges in India to pursue Film Making courses at the doctorate level

NIRF RankingCollege Name
47Christ University, Bangalore
78LPU Jalandhar
University of Delhi

Film Making Courses: Skills Required

AnimationDirectionCreativity
Visual EffectsDesigningCommunication Skills

Film Making Courses: Jobs and Scope

Film-making scope and job opportunities are increasing day by day. The following section gives various career options available for candidates after film making courses.?

Job ProfileJob DescriptionSalary
CinematographerCinematographer is also known as director of photography and he is responsible for the development, look and feel of the image which make up the final film. They work closely with the directors, camera crew and lighting department.INR 5,00,000
DirectorThe job of the movie director is to control the film’s artistic and dramatic aspects and visualize the screenplay. He should guide the crew and actors for the fulfilment of his expectation.INR 6,00,000
Video EditorThe job of the video editor is to manipulate and edit the pieces of the film in a way that is invisible to the audience. Cutting the excess and unwanted part of the video and making it in a crisp manner as per the needs of the director and production team and preserving the continuity of the video.INR 7,00,000

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