Film, Television & Digital Video Production 2016 - 2017

Course Head: Mr. Satish Bhatia
Course Outline & Method:

The Film, TV & Digital Video Promotion course is 10 month post graduate diploma programme. This course aims to provide an integrated overview of film and television with emphasis on direction and production. Students will receive a working knowledge of scheduling and budgeting as well. Value additions will be in terms of appreciation of this medium through film screenings, workshops, field trips and guest lecturers.

While the emphasis will be on the art and craft of audio-visual production (scripting, cinematography, editing, sound and special effects) the course will also attempt to provide students with an opportunity to look at a range of classical and contemporary cinema in order to read and understand films in the changing social milieu of the new digital age.

Practical hands-on training in the polytechnic style of teaching forms the core of the learning process. Here the student will have to learn by making mistakes. Doing and re-doing is the official mantra till students attain a level of confidence to handle the work independently. Their abilities will be channeled and their skills sharpened and honed through multiple approaches, constant guidance and supervision by qualified instructors - practising professionals in their areas of expertise.


The course is divided into 13 modules some of which run simultaneously. Its spans two semesters of 40 instructional weeks, 575 sessions / 115 credits. Classes are be held five days a week from 9.30 am. to 1.30 pm. and in the evenings from 2.30 pm. to 8.30 pm. On weekends class may stretch from 9.30 am. to 8.30 pm.

Students are expected to put in several hours of self study on a regular basis. In addition, there will be film screenings and workshops/guest lectures scheduled as per availability of the resource person. Sufficient prior intimation will be provided.


XIC has fully equipped air conditioned studios for sound recording and Audio Visual post production. The classroom itself has a shooting studio with HD Digital Cameras, lights, necessary accessories and props to enable students to prepare production that simulates real life work situation. A tele-prompter gives opportunity for News reading and live panel interview work.

XIC also has a Media Resource Centre which comprises an updated film archive of audio-visuals, and a wide collection of books and periodicals. It will soon have access to Digital data-Base.

Am I eligible to apply?

Any graduate in Arts, Mass Media, Science or Commerce. (Students awaiting their graduation results should submit the attested photocopy of their mark sheet in the second semester to the Administration Office, failing which they will not be eligible for the XIC diploma.) There is an on-line entrance test followed by an individual interview. Working persons are not eligible.

Course Content, No. of Sessions and Credits are subject to minor changes.
All modules in this course are obligatory. Workshops are valuated for credit by attendance or assignments. The management reserves the right to change the syllabus without prior notice.

Directorial Practice
120 Sessions (with practicals)
24 Credits
65 Sessions (with practicals)
13 Credits
Still Photography
20 Sessions (with practicals)
4 Credits
Script Writing
40 Sessions (with practical writing and screenings)
8 Credits
Film Studies
20 Sessions (with screenings)
4 Credits
Television Studies
10 Sessions
2 Credits
25 Sessions (with practicals)
5 Credits
10 Sessions (with practicals)
2 Credits
Production Designing & Planning
15 Sessions (with practicals)
3 Credits
Television (NFP/TV, Multi Cam)
50 Sessions (with practicals)
10 Credits
Short Fiction Films 1 and 2 (SFF1 and SFF2 )
90 Sessions (with scripting, planning and practical shoot and edit)
18 Credits
Digital Effects
10 Sessions (with practicals)
2 Credits
Final Social Documentary
60 Sessions (with practicals)
12 Credits
Screen Writing
10 Sessions
2 Credits
10 Sessions
2 Credits
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Field Trip
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Relationship Management
Tuition Fees
Registration Fees
Library Deposit
Service Tax
@ 14.5%
@ 0.5%
Total Fees