The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme at Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) will provide a deep familiarity with video and film in all their various genres, with a special focus on documentaries. The programme will emphasise hands-on experience and the fundamentals of journalism, serving as an interdisciplinary training ground for a new generation of storytellers who use moving images and sound as well as the written word to capture the world around them. We are creating Future Storytellers.
Filmmakers need to be groomed from a young age, new media needs fresh voices. The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme is a three-year undergraduate programme to nurture filmmakers and new media artists of the future. After establishing a journalism programme comparable to the best in the world in 2017, we are now venturing into the exciting world of filmmaking. In the centenary year of the birth of the legendary filmmaker, Satyajit Ray, we are launching the B.A.(Hons.) Film and New Media programme at JSJC.
The B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media programme is one of the few that look to equip students with the expertise to be full-fledged film professionals at an undergraduate level. It provides tools to let the students work on their individual creative expressions in a general university setting. It will help create an environment of free and open learning where students will be encouraged to find an original voice to push the boundaries of the audio visual culture/ medium. We also honour the liberal arts tradition in our courses.
The study of cinema is a study of all other arts. In a world where visual culture is constantly evolving, the need to nurture future story tellers is all the more important. Audio-visual communication needs creators who can be prepared for the future. Indian cinema over the years has been a unique marker of our changing cultural history from the era of silent films to cutting edge web and experimental work. Indian cinema has managed to carve its own identity, being the biggest film industry on earth. A promise to create total filmmakers and storytellers with the knowledge of film history and the latest skills in film production. Our emphasis is non-fiction films. JSJC with its expertise in journalism and communication will focus on the documentary film genre in recording everyday life and people.
JSJC’s B.A. (Hons.) Film and New Media Programme is unique in three ways: