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B.Sc. in Film and Television Studies

1. Why should I enroll in this course?

Answer: You like cinema? Ever thought of going to the field of creating moving images? Ever wanted to become a filmmaker? This graduate course will be a stepping stone in the field of film making as well as critical thinking in cinema. This is the only film and television course in the graduate level in Kolkata that allows you to explore Music, Theatre, Painting and Literature – all of which are inevitable components of cinema. 

2. What does this course have in its syllabus?

Answer: The syllabus has a number of components which are indirectly related to cinema. They are music, music video, sound, painting, literature (both Indian and the World), theatre, television – both fiction and non-fiction, documentary apart from an in depth study in cinema.

3. Why should I enroll in this course?

Answer: You like cinema? Ever thought of going to the field of creating moving images? Ever wanted to become a filmmaker? This graduate course will be a stepping stone in the field of film making as well as critical thinking in cinema. This is the only film and television course in the graduate level in Kolkata that allows you to explore Music, Photography, Theatre, Painting and Literature – all of which are inevitable components of cinema. 

4.  If this is a film course, why does it have elements like literature, painting and cinema?

Answer: Cinema is an art form that encompasses all the earlier art forms. Realism is borrowed from literature, camera from photography, scene from theatre and so on.

5. Who are eligible for the course?

Answer: All the students having decent marks in their +12 level are eligible for the course. But first and foremost, the enthusiasm about something new and creative should be the first criteria for this course.

6. Is this course a recognised one or a vocational one?

Answer: This is a Three Year Under- Graduate course under MAKAUT or West Ben gal University of Technology. This is a recognised UGC course which will facilitate students for further studies in Masters Level.

7. What are the prospects in future?

Answer: A student graduating in this course will have the opportunity to explore academic courses in the same field or can embark on film making ventures and working in the film industry.

8. If this is a film course, is it similar to a film school or just a simple graduate course in theory and history?

Answer: It is actually an amalgamation of both Theory and Practice, what we call Praxis. Film making is not possible without the consciousness about the world around us, and also the knowledge and skill to create a world through practice. Hence it is not a film school, but a full time course in graduation which will make the students learn what cinema is all about.

9. What if I do not want to get into cinema, but take up this course?

Answer: It is imperative that the students should have an interest in the film in general. But if someone chooses not to get into the world of cinema, she or he can well end up in journalism, music, content writing, television writing, documentary and even print and photography.  

10. Do we have any supporting course in the Masters level after completion of this course?

Answer: MAKAUT already has a Post Graduate Degree course in Digital Filmmaking, which is designed as an upgraded and ideal course that this course leads to. Apart from this, all the major film schools are usually Post Graduate diplomas, cracking these film schools becomes easier. Film Studies in various universities including one in Jadavpur University are among the many good options. 

M.Sc. in Film and Television

1. Why should I enroll in this course?

Answer: You like cinema? Ever thought of going to the field of creating moving images? Ever wanted to become a filmmaker? This graduate course will be a specialization in the art of film making in general and also for working in the television.

2. What does this course have in its syllabus?

Answer: The syllabus has a number of components which are indirectly related to cinema as well as the different departments of cinema like sound, camera and editing along with pitching.

3. Why should I enroll in this course?

Answer: If someone is interested in joining the film industry in terms of working in it, this is one of the ideal courses. This course will orient the students in both the theoretical and the technical know how’s of film making in general.

4. Since it sounds like a film school course, is it a residential course like SRFTI or FTII?

Answer: Although the course is a post-graduate film making one, it is not a residential course although considerable amount of time is to be dedicated to learning.

5. Who are eligible for the course?

Answer: Students with a graduation in any arts subject and have a good interest in cinema are welcome to join the course

6. Is this course a recognised one or a vocational one?

Answer: This is a Two Year Under-Graduate course under MAKAUT or West Bengal University of Technology.

7. What are the prospects in future?

Answer: This is a recognised UGC course which will facilitate students for further studies into M.Phil, PhD and other film schools. Apart from this, one can find jobs in the field of films and television, and even in the more specific areas like editing, photography, sound and writing.

8. If this is a film course, is it similar to a film school or just a simple graduate course in theory and history?

Answer: It is actually an amalgamation of both Theory and Practice, what we call Praxis. Film making is not possible without the consciousness about the world around us, and also the knowledge and skill to create a world through practice. Hence it is not a film school, but a full time course in graduation which will make the students learn what cinema is all about.

9. What is the duration of this course?

Answer: This is a Two year long post graduate course like any other normal Masters course. 

10. Since this is a specialisation course, do the students need particular orientation?

Answer: Ste students need to think critically with a historical and aesthetical consciousness without which the practical productions of their work may run the risk of being soul-less. M.Sc. in Film Techniques is an ideal amalgamation to nurture the students and enrich their prowess in the field of cinema and media.