Why M.A in film studies so important?


Film studies can be said to be the academic discipline that involves the study of a variety of theoretical, critical as well as historical approaches to films. It is often considered to be a subsidiary of media studies and again is much often contrasted against television studies. Particulars about the importance of the PG course in Film Studies in mentioned below.

Why Is It Important?

The main reason behind the importance of film studies in India is the career opportunities that is available to the aspirants. Besides excellent career opportunities, fame as well as monetary benefits includes the other attractions. With proper training about the concepts and practical, it will be very easy for a person to find his foot - hold in the area of his choice.  Because of this sole reason, the demand for the postgraduate level program in film studies is rising with every passing day.

Where Are The Courses Being Taught?

These are a few institutions in India that offer courses in Film studies.

  • Academy 18
  • Asian Academy of Film & Television
  • Barry John Acting Studio
  • Bihar Institute of film and Television
  • Center for Research in Art of Film and Television (CRAFT)
  • Delhi Film Institute
  • Film and Television Institute of India
  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
  • Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Video Editing
  • L V Prasad Film and TV Academy
  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
  • Satyajit Ray Films and Television Institute
  • University of Mysore
  • Whistling Woods International
  • Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
  • Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA)

What Are The Career Opportunities Available?

It is possible for a person who has finished his postgraduate level studies in Film Studies to take up a career as an independent film maker. They also have the option to work with advertising agencies or television channels. Aspirants can also consider working as freelancers. The boom in the media industry has led to the appearance of a plethora of opportunities. Due to the multiplex culture that is engulfing our country, many new filmmakers are getting the right opportunities to make movies of small budgets and crave their own niche in the film fraternity. As one might be very well aware of, the destination for all aspiring film makers is Bollywood.

Individuals can get jobs with production houses or they can even assist a film maker. They will get the required knowledge as well as experience needed. It is a well known fact that many assistant producers who started their careers a few decades back are now well known film producers.



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