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Apply to the BA Film & Media Course at Annapurna College of Film and Media


Area Campus




Films Made



Years of Excellence

Years in the Industry

Undergraduate Programs Offered

Annapurna College of Film and Media offers a UGC Undergraduate program in Filmmaking (BA Honors Film & Media) with a dual major in the following combination:

Direction (Core Subject)




Sound Design


Video Advertising

Course Structure

The BA Film and Media syllabus is carefully structured to provide students with a robust foundation in various allied arts and societal issues during the foundation year. This foundational experience is essential before delving into the specifics of their chosen elective core subject. Additionally, students gain valuable insights and formative wisdom in cinema and filmmaking, shaping their understanding of the field before focusing on their specialized areas of study.

Semester 1 - In the first semester, students delve into English Communication, Direction & Production fundamentals, Technical Triad of Filmmaking, Creative Writing, and Color Design.

Semester 2 - Semester two introduces Environmental Science, Scriptwriting basics, advanced filmmaking techniques, Film and Media Psychology, and Advertising & Marketing principles.

Semester 3 - Moving into the third semester, the curriculum explores Film & Literature, Directing, Filmmaking Techniques, Comparative Mythology, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Acting Fundamentals.

Semester 4 - Semester four covers Introduction to Film Studies, Advanced Directing, Filmmaking Techniques, Contemporary India studies, Online Advertising, History of Photography, and Production Design.

Semester 5 - In the fifth semester, students specialize in Documentary Filmmaking, Advanced Direction and Cinematography, Sound Post-production, Advanced Editing, Scriptwriting techniques, Business Acumen in Film, Copywriting, Sound Design Aesthetics, Lighting Design, and TV Production. Additionally, they learn Market Research Methods and delve into online media writing.

Semester 6 - The sixth and final semester focuses on Media Law and Ethics, studying renowned filmmakers, Sound Mixing theory and practice, Digital Cinematography, Structural Editing aesthetics, Feature Film treatment writing, Production Management, Print Production Workflow, and culminates in a Final Year Project or an Advertising Internship.

Admissions Open for 2024

The Annapurna Advantage

Throughout the three-year program, students engage in immersive learning and collaborate with seasoned industry professionals. This comprehensive curriculum offers practical training in both fictional and non-fictional aspects of filmmaking. A strong emphasis is placed on Film Studies, achieved through in-depth film analysis and group discussions. Upon completion, BA Hons. Film & Media graduates can opt to pursue diverse career paths within the Film and Media Industry, leveraging their proactive approach and achievements, or they can choose to advance their education domestically or internationally. The program is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), ensuring its academic integrity and quality.

Distinguished Alumni

Shreyas Chennamadhauni, is a filmmaker and avid cinema enthusiast, who embarked on his filmmaking journey by self-producing short films, an essential step in his preparation for his college graduation project. His path took a significant turn when his graduation film, "Benchi," received a prestigious Student Oscar nomination, marking the auspicious beginning of his career.

Following this recognition, Shreyas had the privilege of working under the mentorship of industry legends in the movie, "Bheemla Nayak," an experience he cherished deeply. Each subsequent step in his filmmaking journey presented new and challenging endeavours that he embraced with excitement and determination. Shreyas is a proud graduate of Annapurna College of Film and Media, Class of 2020, with a specialization in Direction & Sound within his BA in Film and Media, and his name continues to resonate in the world of cinema. worldwide.

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Course Duration: 3 Years / 6 Semesters

Degree: BA

University: Affiliated to JNAFAU, Hyderabad

Course Fee 2024-2026 Batch: Rs. 2,15,000/- per semester* (does not include security deposit, meal plan and insurance)


Annapurna College of Film and Media is managed by the Akkineni Film and Media Education Society

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