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If you are interested in direction, cinematography, screenwriting and other career options related to films and media studies, a career in the entertainment industry is what you are looking for. In order to pursue any of these courses, it is important that you enroll yourself in one of the lists of film-making institutes in India.
If you want to nurture the creativity inside you and learn more about filmmaking and the media industry, the following are some of the colleges that you should consider. Check out the list of courses and their fees in order to shortlist the list of film-making institutes in India that you want to apply for.
List of Best Film Schools in India
Here are some of the Top Film & Media Schools in India are listed below.
Name of the Institute
1 Year Courses:
2 Year Courses:
3 Year Courses:
Up to INR 1.70 Lakh
|Selection through nationally administered Joint Entrance Test (JET), Interview and Orientation rounds|
|Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata|
3 Year Courses:
2 Year Courses:
|Up to INR 3 Lakh||Selection through nationally administered Joint Entrance Test (JET), Interview and Orientation rounds|
|National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad||INR 1.39 LPA to INR 1.47 LPA||Admission through Design Aptitude Test (DAT): Prelim and Mains|
|Whistling Woods International, Mumbai||INR 3.33 Lakhs to INR 20 LPA||Admission through General Aptitude Test or Creative Ability Test|
Certificate courses: INR 5,000 to INR 45, 000
BA courses: INR 8 Lakh to INR 15 Lakh
|Admission through FMEAT entrance exam followed by Personal Interview|
|Asian Academy of Film and Television||INR 3.52 Lakh||Admission through aptitude test and personal interview|
|L V Prasad Film And TV Academy, Chennai||INR 2.5 Lakh to INR 4.47 Lakh||Merit-based admissions|
|Center For Research In Art Of Film And Television (CRAFT), Delhi||INR 65,000 to INR 2 Lakh||Merit-based admissions and Personal Interview|
|The ICE Institute||--||Admission through entrance test, audition and interview|
|K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA)||INR 65,000 or more||Admission through entrance exam|
Kalapurnam Institute of Visual effects and Animation MAYA
Other than these schools, there are some more popular film-making institutes mentioned in the table below.
|Institute Name||Courses Offered||Fees|
National Academy of Media and Events
Professional Diploma in Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Ad Film Making
MIT School of Film and Television
B.Sc. in Filmmaking
INR 10.50 Lakh
Deccan Education Society’s Institute Of Film & Television
Diploma in Television Production/ Digital Film Making
M.Sc. in Design (Film and TV Production)
INR 2.38 Lakh
Atharva Institute of Film and Television (AIFT)
Post Graduate Diploma in Practical Film
B.Sc. in Film Production and Performing Arts
INR 2.70 Lakh
Diploma in Creative Documentary
INR 3.26 Lakh
L. J. Institute of Media and Communications
PG Diploma in Media and Communications
INR 2.00 Lakh
M.Sc in Film Making
INR 3.00 Lakh
M.A. in Film, TV and Radio
INR 3.18 Lakh
Seamedu - School of Pro-Expressionism
Diploma in Film Making
Toledo - The Film Institute
Film Making Training
MFA in Film and Television
INR 2 Lakh
CREO Valley School of Film and Television
QAI-UK Certificate in Film Making
Design Media and Edutainment Solutions
Diploma in Film and Television Production
INR 1.81 Lakh
Eligibility for Courses at the Film Making Institutes
The eligibility for film making courses depend on different institutes and course specializations.
Eligibility for Diploma and Graduate Film Courses
- You can apply for Diploma and B.Sc. programmes in Film Making and Media after completing 10+2.
- Admission is done mostly on the basis of marks scored by a candidate in Class 12.
- Some of the Institutes such as MIT School of Film and Television, Pune and Lovely Professional University (LPU) and a few other conduct entrance exams (MIT NAT and LPU NEST respectively) for admission to such programmes.
Eligibility for PG Diploma Courses in Film Making
- Most of these courses require you to have a graduation diploma or certification in the same field in order to be eligible to apply.
- If you seek admission to MA or M.Sc. programmes, you will have to pursue a graduate degree in the same field (i.e. B.A. or B.Sc.).
- Colleges often conduct entrance tests, group discussions and interviews to shortlist students for such programmes.
Job Opportunities After Film Making
The entertainment industry is one of the sectors that are least affected by the recession, therefore, it offers some good job options along with job security. There is a lot of scope for growth in this industry, especially after gaining two to three years of experience.
If you are into filmmaking, you have the options for working in the advertisement industry, event management sector, television media, Bollywood, and other filmmaking industries in India.
Salary Scope After Film Making
Salary depends largely on the profile that you are applying for and your experience. Following are the salaries that you can expect after pursuing an education in this field:
Minimum Salary (p.a.)
Maximum Salary (p.a.)
Radio or TV Announcers
Writers and Authors
Taking part in workshops and internships will help you bag better job opportunities and salary options. Find out more about media and film courses on CollegeDekho. If you are interested in taking admissions to any one of the film-making institutes in India, then you can fill out the Common Application Form available on our website.