Anu Handa

About Film & Video Communication Design


What is Film & Video Communication?

Filmmaking has undergone a vast change with the advent of Digital Technology: The medium is now accessible to all, not limited to a selected few. Filmmaking is a very creative career option, at the same time, one needs to be comfortable with high-tech cameras & editing systems.

Film & Video Communication Eligibility Criteria

To pursue a bachelor’s degree in Film & Video Design, a student should pass 10+2 as a qualifying examination from a recognized State or National Board of Education. Age limit, stream specification and minimum qualifying marks in 10+2, can be other criteria’s of eligibility, which may vary among colleges. Some colleges have also introduced seats for NRI quota, for which the qualifying criteria varies.There are a lot of institutions in India which offer a degree or diploma course in film making.

Entrance Exams for Film & Video Communication

All popular colleges conduct entrance exams in order to offer admissions to aspiring candidates. Some of the top Entrance Exams for Design are conducted by NID, NIFT and CEPT.

Film & Video Communication Course Curriculum

Some of the subjects taught in the course curriculum include:

  • History of Cinema
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Film Language & Script
  • Sound Design & Editing
  • Indoor Lighting & Shooting
  • Production & Post Production
  • Film Theory & Analysis
  • Visual Design
  • Acting
  • Music & Recording
  • Documentaries
  • Cinematography
  • Editing 
  • Budgeting, Scheduling, Contracts, Paperwork

How can I become a Film Maker?

After doing a course in Filmmaking, you can start a career as a producer, director, actor, screenplay writer, editor, cinematographer, cameraman, technicians, etc. Indirect filmmaking careers include film critics, film archivist and distributers. Other than film production houses, film makers can start their careers with advertising agencies, television channels, feature film industry, media houses, news channel groups, marketing firms, NGOs, Vlogging Platforms, or as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur.

Careers in Film Industry

India is the largest producer of films. Other than Bollywood, the South Indian & regional film industry has also evolved as a thriving industry showing steady growth. With so any films being made every year, the demand for professionally trained film maker has also escalated. Some of the reknowned production houses include Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Balaji Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions & Fox Star Studios.

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology