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B.A. (Hons) Film and New Media

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

FOUR YEARS PROGRAMME

About The Programme

The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme offered by JSJC is a four-year undergraduate programme that aims to develop the skills of future filmmakers and new media artists. The programme is designed to provide students with the expertise to become full-fledged film professionals at an undergraduate level, which is a rare opportunity. In addition, the programme encourages students to work on their creative expressions in a general university setting, and pushes the boundaries of the audiovisual culture/medium.

At JSJC, students learn in an environment of free and open learning, where they are encouraged to find their original voice and develop their own creative approach. The programme not only focuses on the technical aspects of filmmaking but also honors the liberal arts tradition in its courses. The curriculum includes a range of courses that cover various aspects of filmmaking, including film theory, history, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, sound design, editing, and producing.

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The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme is designed to equip students with the necessary tools to become full-fledged film professionals at an undergraduate level. This means that students will receive extensive training in various aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production, and will gain hands-on experience in using cutting-edge equipment and software.

The programme is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced faculty that includes academicians, researchers, and industry professionals who are passionate about nurturing the next generation of storytellers. This diverse mix of faculty members brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the classroom, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in the industry.
JSJC's liberal arts tradition ensures that students receive a well-rounded education that goes beyond the technical aspects of filmmaking. By studying a range of courses in subjects such as literature, history, philosophy, and sociology, students will develop critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that are essential for success in any field.

Eligibility requirements for the B.A. (Hons.) in Film & New Media programme at JSJC stipulate that applicants must have completed the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent in humanities, science, or commerce with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a CBSE, ISC, State Board, IB, Cambridge, or other government-recognized board.

Admissions for the programme are conducted through a holistic process over three rounds, which involves assessing applicants based on their personal statement, supplemental application, Class 10 and 12 marks, faculty interview, and JSAT score minimum of 50% or an equivalent score from SAT, ACT, or LSAT-India.

The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme is a four-year undergraduate programme that aims to cultivate future filmmakers and new media artists. The first two semesters of the programme are common to all students, providing an overview of audio-visual production, film history, and its connections with other art forms. The students will also learn classical storytelling through theory and practical classes, preparing them to become storytellers and responsible artists.

From the third semester, students will choose one of the four specializations offered: Direction and Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Design, or Editing. The curriculum includes several term-ending projects, allowing the students to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world situations. Assessment in the final two semesters is based on submissions and creative productions, and the programme includes Masterclasses conducted by experts in the field.

The programme’s pedagogy combines theory with practice and is based on a liberal arts approach to the humanities, expressive arts, and social sciences. The teaching faculty includes practicing film and TV industry professionals, and the students have access to industry-standard equipment and software. The programme also offers in-company work placements and film festival access, helping students broaden their industry knowledge and contacts.

The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme’s ethos is to teach creative, academic, technical, and professional skills in an integrated way, preparing students to become full-fledged film professionals.

After completing the B.A. (Hons.) Film & New Media program, graduates have the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of careers in the film and media industry. Some career opportunities include:

  1. Film Director: Graduates can work as film directors for feature films, documentaries, television series, or web series. As a director, they are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the film’s production, including casting, set design, cinematography, sound design, and post-production.

  2. Cinematographer: Graduates can work as cinematographers or directors of photography. They are responsible for the visual aspects of a film, including lighting, camera angles, and framing. They work closely with the director to achieve the desired look and feel of the film.

  3. Screenwriter: Graduates can work as screenwriters, responsible for creating the screenplay, or the storyline, for a film or television show. They work with the director and other members of the production team to develop the characters, dialogue, and plot.

  4. Film Editor: Graduates can work as film editors, responsible for assembling the footage shot during production into a cohesive and compelling story. They work closely with the director and cinematographer to ensure that the film’s visuals and audio are in sync.

  5. Sound Designer: Graduates can work as sound designers, responsible for creating the audio effects and soundscapes for a film. They work closely with the director and sound mixer to create a unique audio experience that enhances the film’s story.

  6. Film Producer: Graduates can work as film producers, responsible for overseeing the entire production process, including financing, casting, and distribution. They work closely with the director and other members of the production team to ensure that the film is completed on time and within budget.

  7. Film Critic: Graduates can work as film critics, providing analysis and commentary on films for newspapers, magazines, television, or online media outlets. They watch films and write reviews that evaluate the artistic, technical, and cultural aspects of the film.

  8. Web Content Creator: Graduates can work as web content creators, responsible for creating video content for online platforms, such as YouTube or Vimeo. They can produce short films, music videos, or other types of digital content that appeals to online audiences.

The B.A. (Hons.) Film & New Media programme offers opportunities for students to study abroad and participate in exchange programmes with partner film schools globally. This allows students to gain exposure to different cultural and filmmaking traditions, expand their networks, and exchange ideas and projects with fellow filmmakers from around the world.

Furthermore, JSJC hosts the JGU International Documentary Film Festival, which features works from filmmakers across the globe. The festival serves as a platform for showcasing the talent and creativity of emerging filmmakers and provides a space for discussions and interactions on important social issues. The festival also includes the JGU Award for the best documentary and the JGU Prize for the best student documentary film, which are judged by renowned documentary makers and scholars from India and around the world.

FAQ's

1. What is the B.A. in Film and Telivision program at Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC)?

The B.A. in Film and Television program at Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) is a four-year undergraduate program that aims to cultivate future filmmakers and new media artists. The program offers a unique blend of theoretical and practical training, preparing students for a variety of careers in the film and media industry.

2. What are the eligibility requirements for the B.A.degree in Film production at JSJC?

To be eligible for the B.A. in Film and Television program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Completed the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent in humanities, science, or commerce
Minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a CBSE, ISC, State Board, IB, Cambridge, or other government-recognized board
JSAT score of at least 50% or an equivalent score from SAT, ACT, or LSAT-India (optional)

3. What is the course structure for the B.A.in Film and Telivision program at JSJC?

The B.A. in Film and Television program is structured as follows:

First two semesters: Common to all students, providing an overview of audio-visual production, film history, and its connections with other art forms. Students also learn classical storytelling through theory and practical classes.
Third semester: Students choose one of four specializations: Direction and Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Design, or Editing.
Final two semesters: Focus on applying knowledge and skills in real-world situations through term-ending projects. Assessment is based on submissions and creative productions.
Masterclasses: Conducted by experts in the field throughout the program.

4. What are the opportunities of B.A.in Film and Telivision careers at JSJC?

Graduates of the B.A. in Film and Television program have a wide range of career opportunities, including:

Film Director: Oversee all aspects of film production, including casting, set design, cinematography, sound design, and post-production.
Cinematographer: Responsible for the visual aspects of a film, including lighting, camera angles, and framing.
Screenwriter: Create the storyline for a film or television show.
Film Editor: Assemble the footage shot during production into a cohesive and compelling story.
Sound Designer: Create the audio effects and soundscapes for a film.
Film Producer: Oversee the entire production process, including financing, casting, and distribution.
Film Critic: Provide analysis and commentary on films for various media outlets.
Web Content Creator: Create video content for online platforms.

5. Mention all about BA in film television and new media production AT JSJC.

The B.A. (Hons) Film and New Media program at JSJC is a four-year program that trains future filmmakers and media artists, offering a unique blend of theory and practice. Students gain a strong foundation in film through common courses, then specialize in Direction & Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Design, or Editing. The program provides industry access through guest lectures, masterclasses, and in-company work placements, preparing graduates for diverse careers in film and media.