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.




Ramchandra PN
Professor and HOD - Direction

  • Award winning Filmmaker, Film Academician and Film Appreciator with over three decades of experience in making feature length films, documentaries – short and long, Fictional short films and T.V. programs, teaching, writing criticism and the theoretical aspects about it.
  • Conducted workshops at FTII (Pune), Whistling Woods International (Mumbai), LV Prasad Film Institute (Chennai), Sarojini Naidu School of Communication(Hyderabad) among others.
  • Selection Committee member for commissioning of Documentaries and short films for Films Division (FD), Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), Madhya Pradesh; Language and Culture Department (LAC), Government of Himachal Pradesh; and Rough Cut Committee at Films Division
  • Chairman, Jury and pre-selection jury at various film festivals.

Mr. Raman Iyer
Head of Department

  • Alumnus FTII, Pune
  • Over 20 years of experience in Television and Film Industry as a Director of Photography
  • Won best Cinematography awards for short films telecasted on regional TV channels in 2003 and 2005.
  • Accredited as DP for feature films in Malayalam, documentaries, television shorts, and commercials.

Pradyatan Bera
Member of Faculty for Direction

  • A filmmaker, writer, editor, researcher and an academician.
  • Studied Direction and Screenplay Writing from Film and Television Institute of India and Master of Arts, Film Studies, Jadavpur University.
  • His film ‘Bhumigat’, won the Special Jury Prize at Indian film festival of Bhubaneshwar, 2019.
  • Has been actively involved as an editor and associate on a documentary film, Toward Happy Alleys, which reflects on the condition of women in Iran.
  • Chief Assistant Director of a French Production named ’Kolkata, 8:30a.m.’, directed by Adriano Valerio, Associate Director in ‘A knock on the door’, directed by Ranjan Palit, currently editing a documentary on ‘Tiger Widows in Sunderban’ while working on a feature length script.
  • Has conducted various workshops on Direction and Editing
  • Interests include humane stories and folktales.

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

  • Over 25 years of experience in the field of Post Production for Film and Television
  • Master’s Degree in Visual Communication and Post Graduate Diploma in Television Production
  • Her work includes Editing and Post- Production, Content Development for  Films, Television programs, Leading Television Channels, award winning Documentaries, Advertising and Corporate Films, Live Concerts, Music Videos, CSR Features and a lot more across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and US
  • One of her films was nominated for the BAFTA Awards as well as the 21st International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam and won a lot of international accolades like the Audience Prize at the Lucas Children’s Film Festival, Germany; Dubai International Film Festival; Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, etc. 

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

Chinmayi Sirsi
Member of Faculty for Film Studies

  • MA (Literature), English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad
  • PhD (English), University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles
  • 6 years experience with undergraduate teaching in liberal arts, writing, and literature. Also has a background in journalism.
  • Believes budding filmmakers need as much practice thinking through questions of representation and social justice as they do learning technical skills and uses a humanities-based approach to cultivate critical and analytical thinking skills in students.
  • Chinmayi teaches courses in visual culture, storytelling, literature in translation, adaptation, and creative writing.
  • She also serves on the Graduate Film Committee.

Arun John
Member of Faculty for Liberal Arts

  • MA (Communication), Sarojini Naidu School of Communication, University of Hyderabad.
  • Pursuing PhD at the Department of Communication, Sarojini Naidu School of Communication, University of Hyderabad, working on Community Radio in South India.
  • Seven years of combined experience working in the Communication industries and teaching.
  • Has worked with the Solution Exchange Program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), New Delhi as a Research Assistant for the ICT4D Community.
  • Started academic career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad.
  • Believes in the emancipatory power of education and strives to contribute to the well-being of the society by fostering democratic dialogue, critical thinking and informed action.
  • Teaches courses in media theory, culture studies, contemporary political history, political economy of media industries, Social theory and Media Research.
  • Vice-Chairperson of the Participatory Communication Research Section (PCR) of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

     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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