The Fee structure for MICA is quite reasonable and rates quite favorably as compared to other A-Grade B-Schools in the Country like the IIMs, XLRIs and so on. The annual fees for MICA between 2011-2013 was about 13Lakhs for the 2 year course, which included boarding, lodging, tuition as well as Mess Fees for the students.
The course curriculum is what drew me to MICA to begin with. From Market Research and Data Crunching to Film Analysis and Culture Studies, MICA has a well-balanced and unique blend of practical and theoretical knowledge, along with special industry sessions for students to be Work Ready as soon as they leave the comfort of the campus.
It was roughly around 1.2 lakhs for a 6 month course. It seemed expensive at that time but since other options seemed unavailable, it was the most viable.
While I had opted for copywriting, they made me learn everything about how an art director functions, How films happen, how radio gets recorded, how to edit a film, how to think creatively.
The fess back then was approx. Rs. 4 lac which was fairly affordable and worth the course the fee included hostel fees, food at the mess and the entire course curriculum including the domestic and international study tours.
I specialised in Retail Communication and had various subjects spanning across the retail industry including, Buying & Merchandising, Supply Chain & Logistics, Visual Merchandising, Retail Store Planning, Retail Marketing Etc the course curriculum included study tours across India and overseas.
It is expensive. It was 8 lacs for the flagship course in 2007-09.It has been long since I graduated, I do not remember the break up of the fees.
Course structure was good with high focus on research. Projects and Assignments are such that research was an integral part of the same, either in the form of primary or secondary research. I have done researches for various projects like an assignment on the Mall design, primary research with consumers of DTH services, Primary research with women on Lingerie.