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List of Top Film Making Institutes in India: Fees, Courses, Admission, Career Scope

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: February 10, 2022 05:19 pm IST

Does the world of film making call you? Do you want to see yourself as a part of the film industry? Then check out these top film schools in India and know what all these schools have to offer. 

Top Institutes for Film Making in India

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

Courses Offered

Fees (Approx)


Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

1 Year Courses:

  • Feature film Screenplay writing

  • Certificate Course in Video Editing

  • Certificate Course in TV Direction

  • Sound Recording and TV Engineering

  • Certificate Course in Electronic Cinematography

2 Year Courses:

  • Diploma in Acting

3 Year Courses:

  • PGD in Editing

  • Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design

  • Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design

  • Diploma in Direction & Screenplay Writing

  • Diploma in Cinematography

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:

  • Producing for Film & Television

  • Sound Recording & Design

  • Direction & Screenplay Writing

  • Animation Cinema

  • Cinematography

  • Editing

2 Year Courses:

  • Writing for Electronic & Digital Media

  • Direction & Producing for Electronic & Digital Media

  • Sound for Electronic & Digital Media

  • Editing for Electronic & Digital Media

  • Cinematography for Electronic & Digital Media

  • Electronic & Digital Media Management

Up to INR 3 LakhSelection through nationally administered Joint Entrance Test (JET), Interview and Orientation rounds
National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad
  • B.Des in Film and Video Communication

  • B.Des in Animation film design

  • M.Des in Animation Film Design

INR 1.39 LPA to INR 1.47 LPAAdmission through Design Aptitude Test (DAT): Prelim and Mains
Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
  • Certificate Programme in Screenwriting for Web & TV Series

  • Advanced Diploma in Acting

  • Advanced Diploma in Filmmaking with Cinematography

  • P.G.D. in Media & Entertainment

  • B.Sc in Filmmaking with Direction

  • B.Sc in Filmmaking with Cinematography

  • B.A in Acting

INR 3.33 Lakhs to INR 20 LPAAdmission through General Aptitude Test or Creative Ability Test

Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema and Entertainment (RSACE), Mumbai

  • B.A Multimedia in Animation
  • B.A. Multimedia Film Art
  • B.A. in Screen Writing
  • B.A in Film Production & Management
  • B.A. in Visual Affects
  • B.A. (Multimedia- Visual Effect) VFXBA (Multimedia- Visual Effect) VFX
  • Certificate Course in Screen Writing
  • Certificate Course in Acting
  • Certificate Course in Editing

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
  • MSc Cinema + PGD in Cinema (2 Years)

  • B.Sc. Cinema + Diploma in Cinema (3 Years)

INR 3.52 LakhAdmission through aptitude test and personal interview
L V Prasad Film And TV Academy, Chennai
  • PGD in Film Direction (2 Years)
  • PGD in Cinematography (2 Years)
  • Diploma in Editing and Sound (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Screen Acting (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Digital Film Making (1 Year)
INR 2.5 Lakh to INR 4.47 LakhMerit-based admissions
Center For Research In Art Of Film And Television (CRAFT), Delhi
  • Cinematography

  • Sound Recording and Editing

  • Acting and Modeling

  • Editing

  • Documentary Film Making

  • PGD in Youtube Film Making

  • Film Direction

INR 65,000 to INR 2 LakhMerit-based admissions and Personal Interview
The ICE Institute
  • Acting (3 - 9 Months)

  • Film Making (3 - 9 Months)

  • Ad Film Making

  • Direction

  • Cinematography

--Admission through entrance test, audition and interview
K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA)
  • PGD in Animation & Visual Effects

  • PGD in Acting

  • PGD in Audiography

  • PGD in Cinematography

  • PGD in Script Writing & Direction

  • PGD in Editing

INR 65,000 or moreAdmission through entrance exam

Kalapurnam Institute of Visual effects and Animation MAYA

  • Diploma in Photography (12 Months)

  • Diploma in Videography (12 Months)

  • Diploma in Cinematography (12 Months)

  • Diploma in Direction (12 Months)

INR 68,000


Other than these schools, there are some more popular film-making institutes mentioned in the table below.

Institute Name

Courses OfferedFees

National Academy of Media and Events

Professional Diploma in Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Ad Film Making

INR 98,000

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

INR 45,000

Lovely Professional University

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

INR 35,000

Chandigarh University

B.Sc. in Film Production and Performing Arts

INR 2.70 Lakh

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication

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

SGT University

M.Sc in Film Making

INR 3.00 Lakh

Amity University

M.A. in Film, TV and Radio

INR 3.18 Lakh

Seamedu - School of Pro-Expressionism

Diploma in Film Making

Not Available

Toledo - The Film Institute

Film Making Training

Not Available

Shiv Nadar University

MFA in Film and Television

INR 2 Lakh

CREO Valley School of Film and Television

QAI-UK Certificate in Film Making

Not Available

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.

Also Read: Mass Communication Entrance Exams in India: Dates and Pattern

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.

Also Read:Top 10 Government Mass Communication Colleges 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

Rs. 1,80,000

Rs. 5,60,000


Rs. 1,07,020

Rs. 8,63,449

PR Specialists

Rs. 2,50,000

Rs. 4,84,604


Rs. 359,978

Rs. 9,00,000


Rs. 3,00,511

Rs. 5,46,511

Writers and Authors

Rs. 3,30,650

Rs. 4,50,000

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.


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