BA (Honors) Film & Media

Major in Direction and Editing

A great Editor knows how to piece together the thousands of images and sounds that are captured during production to create an emotionally driven and captivating film. 

This program helps students learn the craft of editing and provides them with  in-depth training and exposure to various applications for cinema, television, new media and other emerging formats. The students are taught with extensive hands-on practical exercises and a clear explanation of concepts, along with an analysis of their application in Cinema. The curriculum aims to hone their technical skills and build speed and agility of their analytical and problem-solving capability.


The BA (Honors) Film & Media – Major in Direction and Editing Program offered at Annapurna College is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU).

Join Annapurna College of Film and Media to Further Your Career.

Program Flow

Year 1

Foundation Setting

  • History of Cinema
  • Film Studies
  • Storytelling and Creative writing
  • Photography & Psychology
  • Imparting the basics tools of Filmmaking techniques such as Edit, Cine, Sound etc.
  • Creative Screenwriting,
  • Direction and Production

Year 2

Explore Core Subjects

  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing
  • Sound Recording and Designing
  • Direction in addition to Advertising, Digital Marketing and Acting fundamentals.

*Having explored their respective majors the students are now ready for an advanced study of their specialisation subjects in the third year

Year 3

Advanced Study in the Area of Specialisation

The BA (Honors) degree in Direction and Editing will help students to explore the following:

  • Advanced Digital Intermediate Process
  • High-end Applications for Cinema, Television and New Media

*Students will need to work on, and enable their skills on critical thinking, scholarly research, writing, and reading.

The focus is mainly on projects and getting the relevant exposure in the chosen industry.

*Depending on their chosen specialization the students also get to focus on their portfolios or research project & internships (as applicable).

Upon completion of the course, students have the option of entering the industry through our placement office, freelancing, or continuing with their post-graduate education. They can also follow the path of Entrepreneurship.


  • Filmmaker
  • Editors for Digital Cinema, Television & New Media
  • Associate Directors
  • Assistant Directors
  • Post-Production Specialist
  • Technical Director
  • Promotional Producer
  • Digital Media Management Strategist
  • Post-Production Facility Designers
  • Theatrical Distribution and Transmission Supervisors
  • DIT Expert
  • Data Acquisition Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Film Critic
  • Film Archivist
  • Domain Expert



Mr. Arvind Ranjan Das
Head of Department

  • 25+ Years of Industry Experience
  • Over a decade of Filmmaking at Mumbai Film Academy
  • Writer & Director of Hindi Feature Films- ‘Ghazab Nagariya’, produced by Antarang and ‘System’, produced by Jhamu Sughand Production
  • Producer & Director of TV Shows, ‘Hollywood se Bollywood’ on Zee TV, ‘Request Your Best’ and ‘Sargam Sadabahar’ on Doordarshan
  • Arvind was also the Senior Director of Care World and ATN Channel

Mr. Zaid Ali Khan
Member of Faculty for Film Direction

  • Alumnus Central Film School, London
  • Successfully released his first Feature Film, ‘Khwaabb’ in 2014 and has worked on several award-winning documentaries and corporate films
  • His recent international collaborations include work with The Economist, UK and a Canadian Netflix Documentary

Ms. Rima Mazumdar
Head of Department

  • 22 years of experience in the field of Editing
  • Master’s Degree in Visual Communication
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Television Production
  • Her work includes Editing and Post- Production Content Design for Television Programs, Feature Films, Documentaries, Advertising Films, Online Live Concerts, CSR features and a lot more
  • One of her films was nominated for the BAFTA Awards as well as the 21st International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam and won the Audience Prize at the Lucas Children’s Film Festival, Germany; Dubai International Film Festival; Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, etc.

Mr. Debakanta Chakrabarti
Member of Faculty for Editing

  • Alumnus, Film and Television Institute of India (Film and Video Editing)
  • His film ‘Silence’ was appreciated by painter Maqbul Fida Hussein and was specially screened during the 1987 IFFI Indian Panorama section
  • He has been awarded with the Ujjala Anondoloke Best Editor Award for a Bengali serial called ‘Bela Abela’ and many of his films like ‘Jesus 71’ and ‘Krantikaal’ won the prestigious National Award in three categories
  • Recently he won the ‘Uttam Kumar Mahasammanana’ State Recognition Award from the Ministry of Information & Cultural Affairs, West Bengal for Television and Film Editing

Mr. Sajan Chowdary
Member of Faculty for Editing

  • Over 9 years of industry experience in both Live-action and 3D animation as VFX Editor & Editorial lead
  • Contributed and credited for 40+ TV shows like ‘Beware the Batman,’ ‘Noddy, the toy land detective’, ‘Matt hatter’ and ‘Transformers Cyberverse’
  • Worked independently for ad-commercials and studio reels

Ms. Charu Sharma
Member of Faculty for Editing

  • 11 years of experience working as an independent Video Editor
  • Alumnus Film and Television Institute Of India, Pune (Editing)
  • Her short film ‘Chanda ke joote’ as a Co-Writer, Director and Editor with Ektara Collective won second place under the National category of 6th International Short Film Festival of India ISFFI 2012

     Asked Questions

We teach:
•Adobe Premiere Pro
•AVID Media Composer
•Basics of Da Vinci Resolve and Adobe After Effects

Yes, even without a technical background, one can join Editing. We train the students for technical expertise with rigorous practice exercises. All that is required is a keen visual storytelling sensibility.

An Annapurna College degree gives you a good all-round filmmaking education preparing you for a broader film career goal. With a degree you can continue your higher education, take an academic pathway, teach as well as follow a professional pathway. Our courses prepare you to collaborate as a filmmaker and not just a technician. You will delve deep into the critical understanding of World Cinema, the philosophy and the psychology of how editing works as a storytelling device, which will widen your creative application processes along with a nuanced technical ability.

•Editors (offline and online - for Digital Cinema, Television, Advertising, Corporate Sector, Documentary, New Media, Sports & Events)
•Associate Director
•Post-Production Supervisor/ Director
•Assistant Director
•Technical Director
•DIT Expert
•Data Acquisition Manager
•Creative Director
•Film Critic
•Film or Data Archivist
•Film Restoration Specialist
•Domain Expert, Trainer and Advisor

Feature Films, Documentaries, Television, New Media/ Digital Media Sectors, Indie Films, Animation, VFX and Gaming, Advertising, Corporate Sector, Post-Production facilities, Events, VR, AR and MR sectors, Video Installations, Development Communication & CSR initiatives, Research, Testing and Training, Film & Digital Archiving/ Restoration, Film and Media Education, etc.

           and Eligibility

Annapurna College of Film and Media (Annapurna College) degrees are granted in affiliation to Jawaharlal Nehru Fine Arts and Architecture University, Hyderabad.
 Eligibility: 12th Standard/ 10+2 in any stream with minimum marks of 50%.
 Mandatory : Students are required to carry their portfolio of creative work during the admission interview

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