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B.A. (Hons.) Film & New Media

Start Date

01 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 4.0 Lacs

Course Structure

Semesters CURRICULUM OVERVIEW /KEY AREAS PRACTICAL SKILLS LECTURES/GUEST TEACHERS STUDENT EXERCISES
Semester I

Foundational Common Course -

» Cinema studies

» Film History

» Language of Film 

» Sound on Image 

» Art and Practice

» Art History

» First Person Narrative

»The Documentary

Regular screenings of films from different genres followed by analysis, discussions along with basic theory classes ranging from imaging technology, screen writing techniques, documentary filmmaking




» Still photography

» Screenplay Writing

» Electronic Cinematography

» Introduction to Animation 

» Music and Sound 

» Storytelling Strategies


Content
Content

Semesters

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW /KEY AREAS

PRACTICAL SKILLS

LECTURES/GUEST TEACHERS

STUDENT EXERCISES

Semester I

Foundational Common Course -

» Cinema studies

» Film History

» Language of Film 

» Sound on Image 

» Art and Practice

» Art History

» First Person Narrative

»The Documentary

Regular screenings of films from different genres followed by analysis, discussions along with basic theory classes ranging from imaging technology, screen writing techniques, documentary filmmaking

» Still photography

» Screenplay Writing

» Electronic Cinematography

» Introduction to Animation 

» Music and Sound 

» Storytelling Strategies


Lectures on film history, art appreciation, still photography and special film workshop by professionals to expose students to latest trends and research in the moving image.


» Students will be expected to produce short film of 2 to 5 minutes’ duration.

» Group projects.

» Still photography and submission of academic papers apart from periodic theoretical tests.

Semester II

Common /Basic /Foundation

Integrated Course

The second semester is a continuation of the common course but with emphasis on practical skills to guide students for their first major film project

Introduction to

» Motion picture Cinematography

» Editing, sound and animation

» Script writing

» Introduction to New Media formats like Web Gaming and Virtual Filmmaking

» Narrative and Non-Narrative Production and Animation Workshops

» Lecture Demonstrations to prepare students for their films.

» Script Writing and pitching sessions.

At the end of the 2nd semester students will work on a 5–10-minute experimental film on their chosen genre:

» Fiction

» Non- Fiction/Documentary

Animation,

» Music video

» Docu-Drama

Semester III

Specialisation

The students can opt for additional credits from a wide range of Cross Listed Electives from the 12 schools of JGU.

They can opt for Concentrations in any of the listed specialisations along with theoretical classes on Film History and Film Appreciation.

Advanced level theory and practical skills on

» Cinematography,

» Direction

» Editing

» Sound Recording

» Personality Animation

Advanced level guest lectures and interaction with industry experts for real world experiences.

Students will be assessed on their individual specialisation and skills, and they will form inter- disciplinary teams and produce a short film of their chosen specialisation.

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Semester IV

Specialisation

Students will focus on mastering their specialisations with exposure to advanced resources and tools.

In the Sight and Sound Studio classes they will be introduced to short commercials.

Students can opt for Cross Listed Electives beyond their chosen programme.

More focus of practical workshops and an industry visit where students will be taken for a study tour to a working film set or other such exposure tours to make them interact with professionals from their chosen field

Exercises like Mise-en-scene, studio, and location lighting, etc will be explored.

A roster of top-notch professionals will be invited to conduct workshops that will supplement their advanced theoretical and practical training.

Teams (in crews of 4) will produce a short film between 10-15 minutes and students will submit a dissertation on a subject chosen by their supervisors.

Semester V

Specialisation

In the final year, greater emphasis will be on the final projects and will involve Masterclasses, Script Pitching Sessions, Production and Story Boarding.


The final year will include an Advanced Production Workshop that serves as the 'capstone' of our programme. This workshop is a year-long Advanced-level production exploring the short form, in which each class will produce up to six films (maximum length per film is 20 minutes). Films produced in this course can compete for our JGU International Documentary Film Festival gaining worldwide attention. These films also give our graduating seniors the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking talents, not only in front of festival audiences, but before industry professionals as well.

Intensive Workshops on

» Music,

» Choreography

» Visual or Audio Art

» Rhythm,

» Documentary conventions.

Masterclasses by practitioners from India and abroad. Actors, Writers, Directors, Editors, Cinematographers, Producers, Light and Sound specialists, Virtual Reality Producers, Animation and Gaming experts will be invited.

Students will prepare for their final dissertation film, screenplay and thesis.

Semester VI

Specialisation

The final semester will be focussed on the students completing their graduation film, their final dissertation /thesis and screenplay.

» Technical skills of producing, directing, writing, editing, camera, lighting, and sound, as they pertain to documentary production will be examined in depth.

» Advanced Animation: a finished animated moving picture with sync soundtrack will be produced.

» Master classes

with production houses

» Workshops on Career Planning and Placement by JGU Office of Career Services.

» Professionals will advise students writing proposals and budgets; selling and pitching ideas; fund-raising; legal issues; rights, clearances, and licensing; insurance; and multiple camera/multi-track recording (e.g., concerts, plays, music videos, reality television).

15-20 Minute film on their chosen genre

Final film script

Dissertation