Annapurna College of Film and Media is one of India’s leading Film and Media Colleges situated inside Annapurna Studios. Established in 1975, Annapurna Studios is one of the most advanced one-stop Film Production Studios in the country where a filmmaker can walk into the studio with a script and walk out with a film! The 22-acre Annapurna Studios opened its gates to teaching every gamut of filmmaking in the year 2011 with the launch of Annapurna College of Film and Media. It has to its unique advantage- Rich Film Production Heritage, Global Industry Affiliations, Internationally Renowned Academic Advisors, Simulated and Experiential Learning Methodologies.
Annapurna College of Film and Media is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU). It offers its students the unique opportunity to Graduate / Post-Graduate with a Degree (instead of Diploma/Certificate) which gives them a clear headstart in their career. Most Filmmakers today don many hats by working in different departments. Students at Annapurna
College gets to study and understand different aspects of the Filmmaking process and can pursue Dual Specialization in a variety of Film, Media and Liberal Arts Subjects- Script Writing, Production, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Advertising & Digital Marketing, Animation, VFX, Photography, and Digital Imaging.
|Affiliated to||JNAFAU, Hyderabad|
|Courses Offered||UG, PG and Professional Certificate Courses|
|Facilities Available||Library, Residential Support, Learning within Production & Post-Production Studios at Annapurna Studios & more|
|Location||Inside Annapurna Studios, Road 2,|
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India
Annapurna College Hyderabad offers UG & PG Courses in the discipline of Film & Media and Visual Arts. Tabulated below are the details for the same:
|BA (Hons.) Film & Media||Direction + Script Writing, Direction + Editing, Direction + Sound Design, Direction + Cinematography, Direction + Production, Advertising and Digital Marketing||10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized board|
|BA (Hons.) Visual Arts||Photography and Digital Imaging, Animation & VFX|
|MA Film & Media||Direction and Script Writing, Direction and Production, Direction and Sound Design, Direction and Cinematography, Direction and Production, Advertising and Digital Marketing|
Bachelor’s Degree in any field with 2-3 years of industry experience (OR) Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/ Visual Communication or in a related discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
|Certificate||3D Animation & Visual Effects, DSLR, Editing, Radio Jockey|
|Writing for a Web Series|
Annapurna College Admissions took place by following steps given below:
Step 1: Fill the Online Application Form
Step 2: Attend and clear All India Entrance Examination
In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the college is conducting the All India Entrance Examination Online. Students will be informed of the date in advance and are expected to abide by the rules of the Online Entrance Examination. These details will be shared with Students once they complete their Online Application.
Step 3: Group Discussion & Presentation
Once the Entrance Examination is cleared, the college will conduct a session for Group Discussion and Presentation. The modalities of the same will be communicated to the students via email.
Step 4: Personal Interview
The Final Selection Round involves a Personal Interview session with each student. Details of the same will be shared with the Shortlisted Candidates after the completion of Group Discussion and Presentation.
Note: Students are required to carry their portfolio of creative work during the Admission Interview.
Since its inception in 2011, Annapurna College has been instrumental in creating successful career pathways for its students. Today the college has a large network of well-placed Alumni within the Global Film & Media Industry. The strong Film & Media legacy of the college coupled with its Internationally acclaimed board of Academic Advisors and Strong Industry Partnerships gives its students the right access to Learning and Placement Opportunities. Today, the college has a wide network of Placement Partners, some of them are mentioned below:
|ARCA Media Works||Annapurna Studios|
|Boxcar Caravan||White Cloud|
|Hopmotion Animation||Whacked out|
The scholarship will depend not only on academic accolades but the final decision will be taken on the basis of the All India Entrance Examination (AIEE), Interview & Review of the Portfolio submitted by eligible students. This assessment is done by our esteemed Academic Group.
Campus: The campus features smart classrooms, production floors, acting and dance studios, computer lab, library, editing suites, sound recording studios, and more.
Studio: The institute has a studio facility that includes Five non-a/c sound studios, each between 10,400 and 12,800 square feet along with the facility of Editing, Dubbing, Digital Intermediate, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Stereo & Near Field Mixing and many more.
Guest Sessions: The guest sessions from the industry frequently brings a fresh and current perspective for students. Their experiential understanding helps the young mind to prepare for a fast-changing professional world. Some of the guest lectures given by K.Vishwanath, Kamal Hassan, S.S.Rajamouli, Santosh Sivan, Amish Tripathi, Kabir Khan, Rakeysh Om Prakash and any more.
Faculty: The institute has highly experienced faculty who have worked closely in the industry and are now top celebrities. Some of them provide guest lectures to students. The lead faculty of the college are:
|Anuradha Rao||Dean – Academics|
|Bala Rajasekharuni||Dean – International Collaborations|
|Arvind Ranjan Das||HoD – Direction|