Mumbai Film Academy, Mumbai

Mumbai Film Academy, Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra Private Institute

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Mumbai Film Academy (MFA) is a training institute conducting professional training in Films, Television, Radio, Theatre, Performance and Indian music. One of its students is a director of Crime Patrol, an Indian Crime series telecast on Sony Entertainment television.

  • Mumbai Film Academy was established in 2001 by Mr. Brajesh Pandey.
  • MFA has experienced professional faculty with ultra-modern infrastructure.
  • The college welcomes National as well as International applicants.

Mumbai Film Academy Quick facts

  • The college offers 10 courses in film, acting, dance, editing and many more and admission to these courses is merit-based.
  • It provides post-production facilities to students which helps them to make their own film.
  • Students of Film Academy are placed in Indian Television and Film Industry.

Mumbai Film Academy Highlights

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Mumbai Film Academy Courses

Mumbai film Academy(MFA) offers 10 courses. The courses are available in the form of a Diploma, Certificate, and Part-time. The duration of these courses varies from course to course.

Courses offered in MFA are:

  1. Film Making & Direction Course

  • The course covers the basics of Film Making & Direction techniques through different formats such as Documentaries, Advertisements & Commercials, Music Albums, TV Serials and Films, Script Analysis, Camera & Lighting Techniques, Music Recording, Sound Effects, and Editing.

  • Diploma Course: 12 months; Certificate Course: 6 months; Part-time course: 12 months.

  1. Acting & Presentation course

  • The course covers the basics of acting for theater, films, and television, Acting Dynamics, Voice Culture & Modulation, Body Language, Expressions, Performance, Costumes & Makeup.

  • Diploma course: 6 months; Certificate Course: 3 months; Part-time course: 3 months.

  1. Cinematography & Lighting Course

  • The course covers the basics of cinematography, Art of Camera, Detailed Camera Movements, Digital Video, Special Effects in Camera, Detailed Study of Film and Video Camera, Use of Filters and Lenses, Detailed Lighting, Creative Lighting, and Advanced Still Photography.

  • Diploma Course: 12 months; Certificate course: 6 months.

  1. Film & video editing

  • The course covers basic training in working with high-end professional tools for cutting & pasting desired video, and audio footage along with practical instructions, on-line exercises and the post-production work of film and video.

  • Diploma course: 6 months; Certificate Course: 6 months; Part-Time course: 3 months.

  1. Script & screenplay writing course

  • The course provides training to students in developing ways & means to get story ideas and concepts from the vast literature by introducing the art of screen adaptation of novels and stories along with the story for theater, radio, television, and films. 

  • Diploma course: 6 months; Certificate course: 3 months; Part-time course: 4 months.

  1. Classical & Playback Singing

  • The course covers fundamental & basics of Hindustani Classical Light Vocal & Film Playback Singing. 

  • Playback classes include practical Studio training sessions.

  • Vocal classes include Music and Instrumental learning with the help of Harmonium, Tabla, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Sitar, Flute along with MIDI programming & sequencing on Synthesizers.

  • Diploma and Part-time course: 12 months; Certificate course: 6 months.

  1. Electronic Music Production

  • The course includes Sound Design & Music production on Digital Audio Workstation.

  • For example, Sound recording, designing, audio engineering, music arranging, composing, live dubbing, and much more.

  • Professional Diploma and Part-Time course: 12 months; Diploma course: 6 months.

  1. Sound Designing

         The courses include:

  • Audio Engineering on Digital Audio workstation, Acoustics, Location recording, working on different software and much more.

  • Diploma and Part-time course: 12 months; Certificate course: 6 months.

  1. Dance & Aerobics

          The course includes:

  • Customized dances especially choreographed for Films, schools, colleges, TV shows, corporate events, and stage shows.

  • Diploma course: 6 months; Certificate and Part-time course: 3 months.

  1. Voicing & Anchoring

  • The course focuses on Language & Diction, Pronunciation, word stress explanation, basics of fluency, pitch, tone, Inflection and much more.

  • Diploma course: 6 months; Certificate and Part-time course: 3 months.

Below is the Fees of Diploma and Certificate courses of Mumbai Film Academy:

  • Diploma Course Fee: INR 136000
  • Certificate Course Fee: INR 86000

Read More: Mumbai Film Academy Courses and Fee

Mumbai Film Academy Admission

  • Admission to Mumbai Film Academy is online. Students can register themselves on the college website and apply for various courses. 
  • Courses offered are at the Undergraduate level which requires only a higher secondary certificate. Admissions are offered based on the merits obtained by the students in class 12.
  • The final online interview of the admission is done by the faculty member to ascertain the mindset of the student.

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Mumbai Film Academy Placement

Students of Mumbai Film Academy are placed in Media & Entertainment Industry through the networks of the institute.

Some of the examples of students placed are:

  • Arunabh –Actor in Films & TV, Popular TV & AD FILMS (Film: Stumped, Ads: Tide Bar, Centre Shock, Good Night).
  • Pramod Shukla- Comedy Actor in Bhojpuri Films & TV Serials (Films: Aapan Mati Aapan Des, Jai Ho Dulhe Raja, TV: Kumkum on Star Plus, Chacha Chaudhary on Sahara, Aashiq Biwi Ka for DD1,Hum Honge Kaamyab).

Mumbai Film Academy Faculty

Regular faculty members of Mumbai Film Academy are highly qualified with 10-20 years of experience in film making. Faculty of MFA are:

  • Nationally & Internationally awarded professionals from the Film & Television Industry.
  • Graduates from the Film & Television Institute of India (Pune).
  • Graduates from the National School of Drama (Delhi).
  • Pass outs from Satyajeet Ray Film & TV Institute.
  • Qualified Masters in Classical Music and Maestros from Benaras Gharana, Maihar Gharana, Prayag Sangeet Samiti.

Faculty members: Ajay Tandon, Anil Chorasiya, Bhagwan Tiwari, Israr Ansari and many more.

Besides regular faculty members, there is an array of Guests & Visiting faculties from the Mumbai Film Industry. These guest faculty are:


National Awarded Film Director

Anand Ghatraj

Director of the superhit film Don

Chandra Barot

Television performer

Swapnil Joshi

Voice of Big Boss

Atul Kapoor

Vividh Bharti ASD

Mahendra Modi

Renowned Music/Film Director

Vishal Bhardwaj

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Mumbai Film Academy Hostel

MFA provides hostel facilities to its students with a homely atmosphere and friendly environment. The college has 6 premises available in different places in Mumbai. There is separate accommodation for boys and girls. Students have the option to live separately or share rooms. Hostels fulfill all the basic needs of the students with facilities such as:

  • Fan, common TV, bed with mattresses, pillow, and bedspreads.
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 24-hour electricity and water.

Fee for general Hostel facilities is INR 7000-15000 and Fee for 3-star Hotel facility is INR 45000 per month with Food and Accommodation.

Mumbai Film Academy FAQs

Ques. What is the difference between Full-time Diploma Course and Part-time course at Mumbai Film Academy?

Ans. The time span of both courses is the only difference between the two. Students pursuing a Full-Time course have to attend regular classes of 5 hours from Monday to Friday. Whereas students opting for Part-Time courses will have to attend weekend classes twice or thrice every week for 6-9 hours.

Ques. Does FMA provide any Job placement after the completion of course?

Ans. MFA provides 100% placement assistance to the students. Whenever there are opportunities for working as an intern/trainee or permanent employee, the institute helps students in getting placed.

They have tie-ups with the topmost production houses, casting agencies, talent co-coordinators, H.R agencies.

Ques. Can a fresher with no media experience join Mumbai Film Academy?

Ans. Yes, they may join the academy if they wish to. The syllabus and course of MFA are designed in such a way that students first gain knowledge about the basic fundamentals of film making techniques. These techniques are taught in the Foundation course of the institute followed by the Basic and Advanced courses. After the three courses are taught, only then students move to the professional learning of Filmmaking.

Ques. Are courses of Mumbai Film Academy beneficial to International students?

Ans. Only for those students who find their interest in the Indian Cinema can join the academy as Mumbai Film Academy is a hub of Indian Cinema, Music & Artforms.

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The admission process for this college has really simple steps for the enrollment. Admissions were based on Merit by verifying Class 12th marks from any recognized board. The applications are available online on the college's website.

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9 /10

It offers 100% placement & Internship programs for the talented students. Students get to opt a really nice career working as as Choreographer, Dancer for Films, Web-series, TV Serials, Music Video Albums & Production House etc.

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Online Interview by Film Director Mr. Anil Chorasiya who wants to ascertain that the student taking admission has a clear goal in his mind. Mumbai Film Academy counselors help the student in choosing the right course and also help in the procurement of Hostel facilities with food & accommodation facility. Lot of Practical sessions are conducted with real on location shootings.

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10 /10

100% Placement assistance is provided to all the students passing out from Mumbai film Academy. Excellent Faculty members from FTII & NSD alongwith Bollywood Film Industry professionals having more than 30 Years of experience. The stipend amount varies from 15000-45000 per month as per the performance of students in the interview.

10/10food & accom
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Bungalow No. 40, SVP Nagar, Versova Telephone Exchange, Near Lokhandwala, Andheri West,
Mumbai - 400053
Maharashtra , India

0.80KmSundarvan Bus Stop


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what is d procedure for admission

22 Feb, 2017 17:03

Hello Mukesh, you may apply for admission in Mumbai Film Academy as the registration has already begun. Please visit the official website for application form.

28 Mar, 2017 17:26

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