B.A. Film and Media

Course Overview

The School of Design, Media, and Creative Arts at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) stands out as one of the best B.A in Film and Media colleges in Bangalore. The Film and Media programme of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) is a unique programme which has been developed on the International Standard benchmark statements defined by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) United Kingdom. The course has a blend of theoretical and practical components, which enable students to learn the programme with an understanding of the underpinning theory behind film production and also enable them to apply the theory in practical aspects, thereby giving students a creative edge, and ability to work in the Industry.

B.A. Film and Media Course Highlights

Learn about the important ingredients for blockbuster movies in each genre, including star qualities. The program helps you to try, test, refine and perfect your skills in making industry quality films.

  1. Gain detailed understanding of movie making – plot, script, special effects and score.
  2. Various roles in Film making- Script-writing, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Sound and Production Design.
  3. Our program has sub-fields which explore Film Art and Design, Film Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design and Production Design.
  4. Students will develop cross-media digital content underpinned by the study of historical and visual arts, and contemporary film production and media practice.
Course Commencement

Date : August 2024

Duration of Study:

4 Years (8 semesters)


The minimum qualification required to apply is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science or Commerce from PUC / ISC / CBSE or an equivalent board. A course recognized as equivalent thereto by the University.

Career Path

Interactive media, Film and Video Production, Television, Video Games Design, Digital/Mobile Media, Web Series Production, Explainer Video Producer, Motion Graphic Artist, E-Learning Content Producer, Documentary filmmaker, Film Director, Script Writer, Production Designer/Art Director, Cinematographer, Sound Designer, Film/TV Editor, Ad-Filmmaker, Community Films.

Curriculum Structure

Candidates admitted into the B.A. Film and Media programme in Communication Design undergo a common Foundation Year. Students are introduced to developing their design sensibilities with several experiential opportunities. The design courses students get to experience the design foundation through are:

Semester 1
  1. Study of Indian Cinema
  2. Film Appreciation
  3. Fundamentals of Visual Art 1
  4. Introduction to moving Image
  5. Language Courses
  6. Mind Management and Human Values
Semester 2
  1. History of world Cinema
  2. Introduction to Photography
  3. Fundamentals of Visual Art 2
  4. Language Courses
  5. Mind Management and Human Values
  6. Research and Entrepreneurship Project

Semester 3
  1. Introduction to Direction
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Script Writting 1
  4. Cinematography 1
  5. Editing 1
  6. Psychology
  7. Film language and Storyboarding
Semester 4
  1. Film Direction
  2. Indian Constitution
  3. Script Writing 2
  4. Cinematography 2
  5. Editing 2
  6. Indian Music Appreciation

Semester 5
  1. Television Production
  2. Cinema in Digital Era
  3. Documentary Film and Project
  4. Script Writing 3
  5. Cinematography 3
  6. Editing 3
  7. Emerging Technologies
Semester 6
  1. Advertisement Filmmaking
  2. Script Writing 4
  3. Cinematography 4
  4. Editing 4
  5. E-Commerce

Semester 7
  1. Advance Research Methodology !
  2. Collaborative Project
  3. Foreign Language 1
Semester 8
  1. Advance Research Methodology 2
  2. Foreign Language 2

Courses on offer are subject to change between semesters or academic years depending on relevant recommendations from experts in industry, academia and other important stakeholders

Exploring Opportunities Following B.A

As one of the top media colleges in Bangalore, graduates with a B.A. Film and Media possess a unique skill set that allows them to conceptualise, design, and develop innovative products. They work across industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, and more. Graduates can use their design skills to start their own design firms or product companies, bringing their innovative ideas to the market. Some opportunities and prospective roles that students can pursue after completing a B.A. Film and Media are:

  1. Film Director
  2. Cinematographer
  3. Film Editor
  4. Screenwriter
  5. Television Producer/Showrunner

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