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Admission in Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute

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Duration 3-year (full time), Postgraduate Programme in Cinema
Course Structure Integrated Course in I & II Semester – 20 weeks each [common for all Specialisations except Animation Cinema].For Animation Cinema 6 weeks of integrated course.
Specialisation Programme III – VI Semester 80 weeks
Specialisations Offered 1. Producing for Film & Television 2. Direction & Screenplay Writing 3. Cinematography 4. Sound Recording & Design 5. Editing 6. Animation Cinema
No. Of Students Maximum 70 students per batch (10 students for Animation Cinema, 12 students* each for other specialization)
Course Content Classroom Lectures, Practical Exercises, Film Screenings, Interactions with Professionals, Workshops
Assessment Attendance, Practicals, Coursework, Sessionals / Written Examinations, Exercises, Projects
Mode Of Assessment Continuous
Medium of Instruction English

*Maximum 2 seats are for international students. If there is no suitable foreign student, the seat will be considered for national intake.

Course Content: (Post Graduate Programme in Cinema)


Semester I & II: Integrated Course (Common for all specialisations) Classroom Lectures, Practical/Structured exercises, Film Screenings/Analysis.
Project – Continuity Exercise. 5 minutes.

Semester III: Classroom Lectures, Practical/Guided exercises, Film analysis, Interactions with Professionals, Narrative Development Exercises. Workshops.

Semester IV: Classroom Lectures, Practical/Guided Exercises, Interactions with Professionals.Script Development Labs. Workshops.

Project – Short Film. 8 minutes (Digital).

Semester V: Practical/Guided Exercises, Interactions with Professionals, Documentary Module.

Project – Documentary. 15 minutes.

Semester VI: Project – Dissertation Film. 20 minutes (Digital).

Course Content: (Post Graduate Programme in Animation Cinema)


Semester I : Cinema studies integrated/theatre workshop/ Drawing/ Graphic narrative and sequential art/ Animation basics and studies in motion./ Animation practice to be in 2 D and 3 D.
Theory : History of Animation Cinema/ History of Arts/ Contemporary Animation One.

Semester II: Camera studies/ PROJECT ONE: Animating light/drawing/ kinetics/text and image/editing/sound design for animation./ PROJECT TWO: Animating to sound/ Animation Practice to be in 2 D and 3 D.
Theory: Contemporary Animation Two./ ways of telling/Narrative styles/Genre.

Semester III: Scripting(writing for Animation)/character Design/Production Design/Storyboarding/Radio Play/Animatic/pre-viz/ Design Document/Dossier. Animation practice to be in 2 D and 3 D.
Theory: Film makers and their work. Comparative studies.

Semester IV: PROJECT THREE: Hand Drawn Animation duration 1mt/ Electives-mural, painting, sculpture, printmaking/ Stop Motion, Model Animation/Seminar/Departmental Electives, Game Design, Visual Effects in Cinema.
Theory: Analysis and Criticism of Animation Cinema.

Semester V: Research Methodology and environmental exposure/ PROJECT FOUR: Documentary/ Curating an Animation Film Festival/ Open Pitch/ Concept Lab and the Design Document.

Semester VI: DIPLOMA FILM of 2 mts duration 2D or 3D/ Finishing Lab/ Final Jury.
Methods of Assessment.

Evaluation through presentations before the Jury at the end of every Semester.Journals, Exercises and Tutorials after every Course. (Module)

List of qualified candidates for IOC & Interview

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