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Master of Arts [MA] (Film Studies)

  • STREAM

    ARTS

  • DURATION

    2 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Film Production

  • COURSE TYPE

    Post Graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Film Studies is a 2 year duration postgraduate program after bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. This course mainly focuses on the film industry and Indian cinema. Average fees of this course ranges from Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1, 50,000 per annum. After completing this course candidates can make their career in cinema and film sector.

This course is designed to get familiar with film making and activities related to film industry. The main objective of this course is to give knowledge about research techniques by paying attention towards aesthetic, theoretical and historical interventions in the field of Film Studies. Career sector of this industry is very vast as it has unlimited career opportunities and the healthy remunerations.

Candidates will be able to do film narrative activities while pursuing this course and it also pays attention towards textual analysis of cinema, history of the country and social challenge lying with an individual. This course includes study of various activities of Indian cinema such as critics, film production and direction.

What is course about?

This course is about engagement with the art of films, screenwriting, creative producing and directing of films. Film studies deal with historical and theoretical approaches to the films and also include knowledge exposure about media studies. It engages with the critical concerns regarding the historical roles, formal inventions and functions of the cinema sector.

How cinema is different from photography and the other arts?

Both cinema and photography is media technology but are different from each. Cinema is all about a cultural institution and as well as presenting the world in a sophisticated mode and we can explain anything through cinema activities whereas photography activity is on silent mode, it can’t express with words and just capturing the moments at a time.

Who should opt for this course and what the skills required?

Candidates who have interest in knowledge exposure related to historical and formal elements of cinematic art, media technology, film theory and film production techniques can opt for this course.

And skills required for this course are critical thinking, team handling, leadership, strong analytical skills, good communication skills and interpreting skills.

Duration

Duration of this course is 2 years full time after bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination which contains 4 semesters at the time interval of 6 months.

Further academic options after this course:

It’s a postgraduate degree course and after completing this course candidates can further go for Ph.D., M.Phil. and Doctorate to get more depth knowledge about film production and its activities.

Best colleges offering this course

Following are some top universities/institutes offering this course-

Ambedkar University Delhi

University of Mumbai   

Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

Whistling Woods International, Mumbai:

Center for Research in Art of Film and Television, Delhi

Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida

Eligibility Of the Master of Arts [MA] (Film Studies)

Candidates can be eligible for admission if they have fulfilled the following conditions:

  • Any bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university or board. However percentage criteria may vary from college to college
  • In some colleges or institutes candidates will be preferred who have opted arts subjects at 10+2 level.
  • Final year candidates waiting for results can also apply.

How to Get Admission in Master of Arts [MA] (Film Studies)

To get admission in this course candidate need to attempt entrance examination and there is also direct entry mode available for admission process.

Generally forms are available for admission from April to June every year; candidates can fill online applications and can submit at the counter of the respective college or institute.

To get admission and selection in this course, candidates have to attempt entrance examination and on the basis of total marks obtained they will be shortlisted for the further procedure of group discussion and personal interview. One more option is available for selection; they can also get entry by direct mode which is on the basis of merit list declared by the particular colleges.

Written Examination

Group Discussion

Personal Interview

originality and quality of content

20 marks

Language

25 marks

Language

25 marks

language and grammar

10 marks

Presentation

25 marks

Presentation

25 marks

Articulation

10 marks

articulation

25 marks

clarity of purpose

25 marks

historical context

20 marks

content

25 marks

overall impression

25 marks

word management

20 marks

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Conclusion

20 marks

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