The 1st and the 2nd Semester is common for all students where everyone gets an overview of
the process of audio-visual production, along with broader aspects of history, sociology, economics connecting it to the culture of images and sound and establishing the resonances of cinema with other art forms like Fine Arts, Music, Photography, Performing Arts and Literature.
The common course will enable the students to broadly understand classical storytelling through all the technical aspects of cinema. The concepts will be elucidated through theory as well as practical classes. Besides, through these semesters, the students will develop the ability to read and make sense of a world which is ruled by images and sound. They will understand the responsibility of storytellers and artists.
Four specialisation subjects will be offered from the Third Semester:
The students will be guided to choose their specialisation subjects, depending on their
performances in the first two semesters.
There will be a Term Ending Project in each of the semesters:
1st Sem: Photo Story & Sound Project
2nd Sem: 5 Min Short Film based on Continuity
3rd Sem: Playback exercise set in Location
4th Sem: Mise-en-Scene project set in studio with multiple characters and dialogue.
5th Sem: Documentary project of 15 min duration.
6th Sem: Graduation Film/ 15 min Short Fiction.
After 2nd Semester, certain common subjects that are crucial to develop deeper understanding in all specialisations, will continue through 3rd, 4th and 5th Semesters.
Written Examinations will be conducted at the end of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semesters. Assessment in 5th and 6th Semesters will be based on submissions and creative productions.
The curriculum will be conducted over 5 days a week. Each week will have 30 Hours of Teaching
One cross-listed elective course, offered by different JGU Schools (including JSJC), will be compulsory for all students. Students will be allowed to choose a maximum of two such courses, with credits not exceeding 8 in total. These will not replace credit requirements from compulsory courses.
Finally, you will join exceptionally talented practitioners in high-quality Masterclasses conducted for example by Adil Hussain from the acclaimed Life of Pi and Mukti Bhawan. Our guest speakers will take you through the practical and current training in film production for both documentary and fiction storytelling.
What you will learn and gain from your time at JSJC:
The ethos of the programme is to teach creative, academic, technical and professional skills in an integrated way in an industry-standard setting. To this end, teaching initially takes place through interactive lectures, seminars, workshops and screenings and is then continued in a practical setting through shared film productions, in-company work placements and independent study.