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Film Production

What is Film and Drama Production?

  • It is a course which deals with the making and production of TV shows and cinemas.

  • Film and Drama Production is a joint activity of making Television shows, movies and documentary films, etc.

  • The work includes set design, sound, lighting, editing and camera (videography).

Where one can study film and drama production courses?

Best colleges/ institutions which offer diploma or BA in film and drama production course are as follows.

  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata.

  • College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad.

  • Whistling Woods International

  • Asian Academy of Film and Television

  • Film and Television Institute of India

Top Institutions

  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

  • National School of Drama, Delhi.

  • Centre for Research in Arts of Film and Television, Delhi.

  • Amity University, Noida/Jaipur

  • Annapurna International School of Film and Media, Hyderabad

  • Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha

Who is eligible for Film Production?

If you have a bachelor's degree in any field and are above 21 years of age, you can take the FTII exam. However, postsecondary education is not always necessary. 

What are the specialization areas in film and drama Production?

The following specialization areas are open after completing a degree in film and drama Production

  • PG Diploma in Film and Television Production.

  • PG in digital video production.

  • PG in direction and screenplay writing.

  • PG in art direction and production design.

What are the job prospects after acquiring a degree in film and Drama Production?

Film and Drama Production has been a centre of attraction for decades, because of its huge popularity and increasing demand it became a need.

After completing this course one can work as :

  • Videographer.

  • Assistant Director.

  • Script Writer.

  • Actor. etc.

  • Music Composers.

What is the growth after completing a course in film and drama production?

After completing degree students can 

  • opt for higher studies in this field, or

  • students can also become film directors with long work experience.

What is the expected salary at starting?

  • Average salary in India is Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 600,000 per year. (source: India Today)

  • Average early career salary with 1-4 years’ experience is Rs. 2,93,878/yr

  • Average mid career salary with 5-9 years experience is Rs. 1,040,000/yr

  • Average salary of senior professionals with 10-19 years’ experience is 9, 50,000/yr

(Source: Payscale)

Who are the top recruiters in this field?

The top recruiters in the field are:

  • Production Houses (Red Chilly, Yashraj Films, Dharma Productions, UTV, Ero, Balaji Motion Pictures etc)

  • Media Houses.

  • Film Industry.

  • Doordarshan (DD)

What kinds of books and study materials are available for the entrance exam?

  • Online study materials.

  • Watch lectures on YouTube.

Some books 

  • How to prepare for JET by Naresh Sharma

  • General Knowledge by Arihant

  • Understanding the art of Cinema by R.N. Dash 

  • History of Indian Cinema by Renu Saran.

  • Deep Focus: Reflection on Cinema by Satyajit Ray.

Interesting facts (Film and Drama)

  • First movie theatre in the world was opened in 1905 in Pittsburg. 

  • In the year 2013, the Indian Film industry made as many as 1,724 films.

  • Did you know that famous director Satyajit Ray was an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune?