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International Masters Combination Program - Cinematography

International Postgraduate Diploma in Cinematography
+ M.A. Mass Communication Degree

DURATION: 4 semesters
ELIGIBILITY: Graduation in any stream and NICC Entrance Exam pass (Aptitude Test, Portfolio Evaluation, Interview)   (Download application form here)
PROGRAM FEES: Rs.2,05,500/-per year
For Details & Breakup, see last page of Application Form

The program simultaneously provides two qualifications in two years:
1) International Postraduate Diploma in Cinematography - NICC is a Member-Affiliate of ELIA, The European League of Institutes of the Arts. NICC teaching curriculum is in accordance with international standards, and its students are accepted around the globe for higher education in the world's most elite Design Colleges. This Diploma with the Portfolio it provides, is the platform to elite careers with Indian Industries & MNCs.
2) M.A. Mass Communication Degree - Issued by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore - U.G.C. Recognised.

For more details of National & International validity of qualifications and their significance, please see the Affiliations page.

This program is also strongly supported by Canon India, as one of their initiative to bring the art of Film and DSLR Cinematography closer to young talent. During the first semester students are exposed to a gamut of creative disciplines via modules, ensuring a strong foundation in the field of Creative. Since Cinematography is rooted in Photography and very often refered to as "Moving Photography", the first and second semester studies are focused on studies in Photography. Cinematography as a moving medium is studied in the third and fourth semester, along with pre-production, production and post-production, as well as composited film.
The academic year is divided into semesters, which are further divided into academic quarters. Every quarter consists of lecture periods and lecture + project periods, during which students are engaged in projects which are a direct opportunity of applying what is taught and learned in a given quarter. Evaluation, therefore, takes place four times in a year, at the end of each quarter. This structure helps students to systematically build their portfolio of work, as the first prerequisit to enter the professional market.

Semester 1:
- History of Art and Film
- Art Theory, Elements and Priciples
- Form and Aesthetics
- Communication Concepts and Principles
- Review Of Photographic History
- Camera, Lenses and Accessories
- Photographic Theory and Techniques
- Methods and Tools
- Digital Image Processing
- Project and Exams

Semester 2:
- Image-capture Media
- Lighting Sources and Lighting Techniques
- Special Techniques and Styling
- Image Processing Software and Techniques
- Project
Semester 3:
- Script Analysis and Assessment, Script Formats      
- Dramaturgy and Screencraft
- Director of Photography, DP’s Preparation
- Camera Crew Roles
- Motion Picture Camera, Lenses
- Aspect Ratios for moving media
- High Definition – HD
- Postproduction Processes
- Diegesic and Non-diegesic Sound Tracks
- Capture, Editing, Synchronisation & Synching
- Project
Semester 4:
- Final Project, Portfolio Finalization, Internship