BA Filmmaking

Programme Overview

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film School offers an inclusive BA filmmaking programme covering specialisations in Direction, Acting, Cinematography, and Sound Design. Prospective students can explore various aspects of filmmaking before selecting their specialised area of interest. The curriculum extends beyond technical skills, nurturing artistic sensibilities in alignment with industry demands and socio-political awareness. Across the 4-year programme, students receive a holistic education covering literature, music, art, photography, philosophy, and theatre. This comprehensive approach blends liberal arts education with advanced film techniques, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for the competitive world of glamour and artistic expression. Industry-led masterclasses, interim showreels, film productions, and targeted workshops refine specific skills crucial for diverse roles, ranging from Casting Director to Scenic Designer. This programme is thoughtfully designed to shape aspiring adaptable cinema professionals capable of excelling across a spectrum of cinematic genres, from mainstream blockbusters to avant-garde festival offerings, from streaming platform originals to enduring 'HBO classics'. With this BA (Hons.) degree in Filmmaking, the graduates will be well equipped to enter the widely diverse workforce of the creative industry.

3 Years

Last Date To Apply : 28 July 2024
Programme Name

BA Filmmaking

Fee Per Year

Rs. 3,05,000

Scholarship for
AY 2024-25
Dr. Vishwanath Karad Scholarship (100) 95 & Above 95 & Above
MIT-WPU Scholarship I (50%) 90 & Above 90 & Above
MIT-WPU Scholarship II (25%) 80 & Above 80 & Above

Note: Student will have to qualify both the criteria i.e. Creative Portfolio and Personal Interview Percentages for availing the scholarship.

Scholarship Detailsbharatasmita

*Terms & Conditions apply:

All Scholarships are awarded on a First Come First Serve basis All Scholarships are awarded as fee adjustments.

To continue the scholarship for the entire duration of the programme, a minimum level of the academic score has to be maintained at an 8 CGPA across all semesters, attendance is to be maintained at a minimum of 80 percent and there should be no disciplinary action against the student.

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Pass in any stream of 10+2/Class 12th or in equivalent examination

Selection Process

The selection is based on Portfolio Evaluation & Personal Interaction for eligible candidates.
(Portfolio can be a compilation of audio/video/scripts etc work that have been made by the candidate)

Programme Highlights
  • From Classroom to Set: On-Set learning experience from First Year of college.
  • World-Class Syllabus: International standard syllabus rooted in Liberal Arts Education.
  • A-Z of Filmmaking: Learn every aspect of filmmaking before choosing specialization in 3rd year.
  • Field Visits: Get a rounded education through visits to theatre, art, literature, music, and film festivals and museums.
  • Master class: Attend curated workshops from industry experts alongside regular classes hosted by film studies academics.
  • Get a Career in Audiovisual Industry: From TV to New Media, from Corporate Houses to Advertising agencies, find Careers in and beyond the Indian film Industry.
  • Rural, National and International Immersion Programs: Become a leader of multicultural global economy with a thorough knowledge of the local, national, and world gained during our immersion programs.
  • Hands-on Education: Develop hands-on latest technological skills with a strong base in knowledge that never gets outdated.
  • Project-Based Learning: Say goodbye to sit-down exams and rote learning as you hone your skills on class-based and live projects.
  • Admission Based on Creativity: Bring your creative portfolio and get selected for your work and not your Board exam marksheet.
  • Be Future-Ready with Editing Skills: As Editing becomes a life-skill of the future, master every aspect of film editing from CVFX to Colour Grading, Motion Graphics to Compositing, irrespective of your specialization.
  • Association with Adishakti: Through our collab with AdiShakti: Laboratory for Theatre Arts Research, polish your acting skills at one of India’s biggest theatre research centre.
  • International Guest Lectures: From Film Fashion Design to Visual Effects, learn about the length and breadth of the skills that make up cinema from interaction with faculty from across the world.
  • Stellar Visiting Faculty: Boast of learning from the best daily. Let’s just say, our regular courses are taught by those who have Google, Wikipedia and IMDb create their profiles for them.
  • Get Gig-Economy-Ready: Along with 100% Placement Assistance, get ready for the future of work: the Gig-Economy. Be your own boss and become a much sought after freelancer or entrepreneur.
  • Craft Your Portfolio: Throughout the programme, students develop their work portfolio, ensuring they are industry ready. Each semester culminates in a creative project, leading to the final degree film in the fourth year.
  • Internship Choices: Optional third-year internships and compulsory final-year internships align with students' career aspirations, offering hands-on experience.
  • Path to Grad School: Following NEP 2020 guidelines, students can pursue an honours degree in the fourth year, paving the way for direct applications to grad schools globally for advanced degrees.
Programme Outcomes
  • Comprehensive Filmmaking Skills: Possess holistic filmmaking skills, equipping them to undertake independent filmmaking projects effectively.
  • Creative Expertise: Demonstrate the ability to multitask and excel in their chosen specialisation within the film and media industry, with options including Direction, Cinematography, Acting, Sound Design, and Editing.
  • Critical Competence: Be capable of critically analysing a wide range of audio-visual content, including films and other media forms, thereby gaining a deep understanding of the craft and its artistic and technical components.
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