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FTII to introduce New Courses

The Film and Television Institute of India ( FTII ), Pune, the premier film and television training institute of the country, is mulling changes to its existing regular and long – term courses and will also introduce new courses.

The existing courses of the institute include a one – year postgraduate certificate course in feature film screenplay writing, two – year postgraduate diploma in acting and two – year postgraduate diploma in art direction and production design. The reason, according to DJ Narain, Director, FTII, is to give students an opportunity for holistic learning.

“We want to introduce an integrated training module for all courses. Thus, a student of cinematography will have knowledge about editing; a student of sound will have knowledge about cinematography and so on. We are also planning to extend the duration of the existing courses to three years. At present, while courses like acting, art direction and production design are two – year courses, feature film screenplay writing is a one – year course.With a common duration for all the courses, we are looking at introducing uniformity.”

With this, he reasons, students will gain the aesthetic and philosophical know – how about the art of film – making and also gain a well – rounded approach. “We not only want to create good professionals but those who will understand the various aspects and nuances of cinema and film – making,” says Narain.

From the academic year 2013, courses will have increased international exchange programmes and workshops to put the institute on the global map and also expose students to international standards of film – making, which will help broaden their horizons.

Expressing the need for this change, Narain says, “With rapid changes in technology, the medium is undergoing a metamorphosis. Today, everything is moving towards digitalisation. Hence, there is an immediate need for re – orientation and training. We are looking at all the significant aspects that need change. If news or entertainment is one of them, then why not?” says Narain.

The new courses that are in the pipeline will be on film curation and film preservation which are taught abroad but is not yet prevalent in India.

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FTII conducts Entrance Test

The Film and Television Institute of India ( FTII ) Pune, has invited applications for national level entrance examination to be held on 6th May, 2012 across the country for admission to the following courses :

  • Three year PG Diploma courses in direction; cinematography, editing, sound recording and sound design. Number of seats are 12 in each discipline.

    Eligibility :
    Bachelors degree in any discipline. For sound recording and sound design course, the FTII applicant should have studied physics as a subject at 10 + 2 / higher secondary level.
  • Two year PG Diploma courses in acting, art direction and production design. Number of seats are 12 in each discipline.Eligibility : Bachelors degree in any discipline. For the art direction & production design, Bachelors degree holders in Architecture / painting / applied arts / sculpture / interior design / fine arts will also be considered.
  • One year PG certificate course in feature film screen play writing, direction, electronic cinematography, video editing and sound recording & TV engineering. Number of seats are 12 in each discipline.

Eligibility :

Bachelors degree in any discipline. For the sound recording & TV engineering course, the FTII applicants should have studied physics as a subject at the 10 +2 / higher secondary level.

FTII Application form and prospectus can be obtained from 3rd January, 2012 onwards on request along with a demand draft of [rupee] 2150 ( [rupee] 650 for SC / ST / Economically Backward candidates ) drawn on any of nationalised banks infavour of Accounts Officer, Film and Television Institute of India payable at Pune by sending the same to :

The Controller of Examination,
Film & Television Institute of India,
Law College Road,
Pune – 411 004.

FTII Online application facilities are also provided from 3rd January, 2012 to 29th February, 2012, on www.ftiindia.com.

Last date of receipt of completed FTII application is 29th February, 2012.

The FTII Entrance examination for all the courses will be held on 6th May, 2012 at Thiruvananthapuram; Chennai; Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Patna, Ranchi, Raipur, Lucknow and some other selected centres.

Phone No : 020 – 25431817 / 25430017 Extn – 223, Or 020 – 25425656 ( Direct Line ).

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