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I am studying in Aurora Degree College with B.com. I want to become a film director. I know that a film direction course is taught at FTII. But I want to know what are the fees and duration and all other information. I am also interested in animation and special effects. Is the coaching for animation and special effects are also given in FTII? If not then where to study and what are the career prospectus of animation and special effects. Is it a safe career?

Tirth Shah
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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Details of the film direction course offered in FTII:

Film and Television Institute of India,

Law College Road, Pune - 411 004

Film and Television Institute of India

Law College Road, Pune 411 004.

The Courses

There are three self-contained independent courses of different levels, each of the duration of one academic year (40 weeks). Integration of film and television is an important feature of these courses.

  1. Basic Course in Film and Television

Eligibility: A degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent.

(A degree in any discipline with Physics as one of the subjects at least at 10+2 level for candidates who wish to specialize in Audiography after completing the Basic Course in Film and Television.)

Admission Procedure: Selection is made on the basis of performance in the Written Test and Interview.

A: Written Test:

Paper I:

a) General Knowledge (Based on Indian Society, Culture and Arts)

b) General Mental Ability (Based on ability for abstract reasoning, analogies and similarities, perception of visual images.)

Paper II:

Specific Area Test (To test interest in arts in general, film and television in particular and aptitude for the two media)

  1. Certificate Course in:

Direction/ Cinematography/ Audiography/ Editing

Eligibility: Successful completion of the Basic Course in Film and Television of FTII, Pune. Physics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level for specialization in Audiography.

Selection to the Certificate Course in specialization depends on

(a) The Overall performance of the student during the Basic Course and his aptitude for the specialization of his choice as reflected in his work in that specialization over the year and

(b) Interview

  1. Diploma Course in:

Direction/ Cinematography/ Audiography/ Editing

Eligibility: Successful completion of the Certificate Course in the specialization applied for.

Selection is made on the basis of the overall performance in the Certificate Course in specialization, the work in the project and his/her suitability to work as a collaborative member of a team.

Fees: Approximately Rs 35000 per year (fees likely to increase) plus studio charges, library fees, hostel charges and other living expenses coming to approximately Rs 70,000 a year.

FTII does not have any course for animation and special effects. For acquiring qualifications in animation and special effects, you can do a course from any of the following institutions:

Heart Animation Academy, 7A, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034 (Animation Design)

Arena Multimedia, G 107, Ritesh Premier Towers, Karkhana, Secunderabad

Edit Institute, Flat No. 311, A Block, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500 082 (Multimedia Design)

With a phenomenal rise in mass media activities, the overall opportunities of applications of animation and special effect are currently on a significant growth path. For example, the size of the entertainment industry in India (largely comprises of film industry and television production) is Rs.12, 000 crore today. This turnover can increase six-fold to about Rs. 75,000 crore by 5 years. The global market for animation is estimated to grow to US $40 billion by next year of which India is going to corner a large chunk. In animation and special effects alone, Indian companies have already implemented projects worth approximately US $ 300 million. So the prospects of careers in these areas are bright.