MA (Film & Media)

Major in Direction and Production

A Producer is the one who oversees film production. He/ She is involved in all stages of the film project – Conceptualisation to Execution. Typically, a Producer manages the business side of the film project; while the Director manages the creative side.

Most Filmmakers today don many hats by working in different departments. For example, it is entirely possible that a person who has specialised in Production, starts off on a project as an Assistant Director. Hence, the learning of skills associated with both Direction and Production- across the gamut of Film, Television and Digital Media gives our students a strong foundation.

The MA (Film & Media) – Major in Direction and Production 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

Semester 1

Foundation Setting

  • Build Critical Thinking Skills required for an advanced study in the field of Film and Media
  • Explore Various Aspects of Filmmaking
  • Learn the basics of the preferred area of specialisation

Semester 2&3

Explore Core Subjects

Delve deeper into the preferred area of specialisation:

  • Understand the different stages aligned to a Film Project – Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production

  • Learn and implement the key areas integral to
    Production – Production Management,
    Accounting and Budgeting & Scheduling

Continue with Liberal Arts Education.

Semester 4

Advanced Study in the Area of Specialisation

MA (Film & Media) – Major in Direction and Production will help students:

  • Build Technical Skills
  • Get Project-based Experiential Learning in the area of specialisation
  • Gain wider exposure to a wide range of media

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.

Career
      Choices

  • Filmmaker
  • First Assistant Director
  • Assistant Director – Production Design
  • Independent Producer
  • Line Producer
  • Production In-charge
  • Production Manager
  • Executive Producer
  • Associate Producer
  • Production Designer
  • Content Producer
  • Showrunner
  • Marketing and Promotion of Film
  • Studio Executive
  • Content Development Executive
  • Ad Filmmaker / Producer
  • Art Director

Student
      Pathways

Faculty

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

Mr. Amit Prasad
Member of Faculty for Production

  • Associate of Science in Film (Screenwriting and Direction) from the Los Angeles Film School
  • Worked as a Script Supervisor and Distribution Executive at various Production houses like More Media, Los Angeles; Eclectic Pictures, California, Vuguru Productions, California and Applied Art Productions, California
  • Has established an Independent Production Company Videlo Pictures, Hollywood and was also its Writer and Producer
  • Trained under American film industry stalwarts like Michael Eisner (ex-Disney President), Darren Lynn Bousman. (Director, Saw 2) and Brett Leonard (Director, Lawnmower Man) in the art of Story Development and Screen Writing

Commonly
     Asked Questions

The students will learn all aspects of film business including distribution, the function of sales agents and exhibition on theatrical and on new-age platforms. They will also do research on the distribution scenarios in local, national and international regions. The changing landscape of the film and media industry in terms of distribution makes it a very interesting and important topic for students of film business to study. We are also in talks with NFDC, Producers Guild of India and FFO to conduct workshops on producing and distribution. We have guest lectures with local and international distributors and exhibitors who conduct case studies on these topics.

The students will get a lot of on-set experience on Annapurna College projects first and will then proceed to work as Production Assistants on commissioned projects with Arka, ASPL and other production companies. 

We have a partnership with CELTX on their full production toolkit (Includes script editor, script breakdown, scheduling, budgeting, call sheets, shot list etc.) which we receive at a 90% discount. CELTX is used by a lot of international production companies and line producers for their production planning.

Affiliation
           and Eligibility

Annapurna College of Film and Media is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), Hyderabad. The Degree is given by JNAFAU, Hyderabad.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any field with 2-3 years of industry experience or
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication / Visual Communication or
A Degree in a related discipline, with minimum marks of 50%.

Mandatory: Students are required to carry their portfolio of creative work during the Admission Interview.

For further details regarding the Admission Process, Course Fees and Student Support for Financial Aid,
please call our Student Support Helpline: 1800-572-4736 or write to us at info@acfm.edu.in