COURSES

 The institute offers academic programs which are professionally designed to learn the essential aspects of film language, understand the dramatic elements, organise action, stage the act, work with actors, shape the film, enhance the visual; and of course to manage the chart. Classes are not just theoretical explorations; they are practical integrated sessions designed to put students in their functional premise as quickly as possible. All programs generally aim to make the participant an efficient story teller.

The regular full-time programs are designed as vocational multi-disciplinary courses. Regular classes are scheduled on weekdays between 9 AM and 5.30 PM

 

Cochin Media School

DIRECTION

DIRECTION

 

Master Diploma

Duration : 24 months

Seats : 8

 

Extensive study of all disciplines of filmmaking and allied streams; with advanced specialisation in Direction and Screenwriting.

Students learn the language, craft and aesthetics from a director's perspective. Participants learn to integrate the concepts from the arts, the behavioral sciences, and the humanities to achieve the desired emotional impact on screen. This program further develops the ability to interpret the screen play, to understand the methods and tools of visual storytelling and to develop a writing flavor for screen. Highlight of this program are evaluated internship and hands on experience on sate-of-the-art multiple formats.

 

After study, the participant will be creatively and technically competent to become an independent feature film Director. Other career options to choose from are advertisement film making, television program production, screenwriting, production management, marketing or distribution.

 

The course consists of ten modules in four semesters; with fourteen exercises as qualification for final grades.

 

Diploma

Duration : 12 months

Seats : 14

 

Comprehensive study in film making with specialisation in Direction and script writing.

 

Students learn the language, craft and aesthetics from a director's perspective. This program further develops the ability to understand the methods and tools of visual storytelling.

 

The course consists of six modules in two semesters; with seven exercises as qualification for final grades

 

 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Master Diploma

Duration : 24 months

Seats : 8

 

Extensive study of all disciplines of filmmaking and allied streams; with advanced specialisation in Cinematography

This hands-on study of the art and craft of motion picture photography provides the student with multiple approaches towards artistic as well as intelligent ways of creating visuals. This intensive course expands students' knowledge of cinematography and master lights, lens, contrast and composition; along with the language, craft and aesthetics of image.

Upon graduation, the participant may choose to become an independent Cinematographer, or pursue a career as cameraman with television channels. In addition, one can find opportunity in advertisement film making. Highlight of this program are specific inputs in colour, vfx parameters, grading, evaluated internship and hands on experience on sate-of-the-art multiple formats.

 

The course consists of ten modules in four semesters; with fourteen exercises as qualification for final grades.

 

 

Diploma

Duration : 12 months

Seats : 14

 

 

Comprehensive study in filmmaking with specialisation in Cinematography

This study of motion picture photography provides the student with artistic methods of creating visuals. This course extends to lighting and lensing; along with the language and craft of image.

The course consists of six modules in two semesters; with seven exercises as qualification for final grades

 

 

 

ACTING

SCREEN ACTING

Duration : 3 months.

Seats : 14

Session : Sundays; and for practical session Saturdays

 

Specific study of behaving, screen acting and voice dubbing.

Designed equally for beginners as well as for the experienced, this course provides students with an intensive training in screen acting, on-camera techniques, and voice dubbing. The filmed performances provide hands-on education to develop their craft as actors and to acting in front of the camera.

The course consists of two modules in one semester.

 

 

SOUND

SOUND ENGINEERING

Master Diploma

Duration : 24 months

Seats : 8

 

Extensive study of all disciplines of filmmaking and allied streams; with specialisation in Sound Engineering. Covers specific study of sound application in all forms of media and entertainment.

 

Highlight will be the engineering aspect. Students learn science of sound, acoustics, deployment of live environment and use of sound to evoke emotion, reflect mood and to enhance or manage the action. The program caters dual specialization to participants in sound design and digital music.

Opportunities are as sound designer, mixing engineer, location sound mixer recording engineer, either as freelancer or on payroll with television channels or studios.

The course consists of ten modules in four semesters; with fourteen exercises as qualification for final grades.

 

Diploma

Duration : 12 months

Seats : 14

 

SOUND RECORDING & DESIGN

Duration : 12 months

Seats : 14

 

Foundation course in filmmaking with specialisation in Sound Recording, Live Sound and Sound Design.

Sound has its most extensive creative formation in film making. The sessions teach the visual language, visual - sound relation, creating a soundscape, capturing and modifying, and how to manage the visual.  Optional specialisation will be either in sound design or digital music.

The course consists of eight modules in three semesters; with ten exercises as qualification for final grades

 

 

EDITING

FILM EDITING

 

Master Diploma

Duration : 24 months

Seats : 8

 

Extensive study of all disciplines of filmmaking and allied streams; with specialisation in Film Editing and extended training in professional finishing and compositing platforms.

 

Emphasis is on why editing is much more than a technical activity. Students explore editing conventions and techniques to become a qualified story teller of the highest order. The program familairise the aesthetics and methods to shape a film. Students are taught to set the space, time, mood, rhythm and continuity. Application of nonlinear editing on professional digital editing platforms Final Cur Pro, Avid and Adobe are taught extensively providing hands-on experience. Proficiency in professional grade finishing and composting softwares will be an added advantage.

Upon graduation, the student can launch himself as an independent professional, or work with television channels as editors.

 

The course consists of ten modules in four semesters; with fourteen exercises as qualification for final grades.

 

Diploma

Duration : 12 months

Seats : 14

Comprehensive study in filmmaking with specialisation in Film Editing.

 

Curriculum develop high aesthetic visual awareness, ability to understand the narrative and to set create rhythm, pace and tension. The fundamentals of nonlinear editing on professional digital editing platforms Final Cur Pro and Avid are taught providing hands-on experience.

 

The course consists of six modules in two semesters; with seven exercises as qualification for final grades

 

VIDEO EDITING

Duration : 6 months

Seats : 20

Session : 2 hour slot on week days

 

Aspects of video editing using Non Linear Editing platform ‘Final Cut Pro’.

Students explore the editing tools and techniques, media management and related technical aspects of digital non linear editing.

The course consists of two modules in one semester.

 

 

Short Diploma Programs

TV Production

Duration : 5 months

Seats : 14

 

Learn to create content for television. Extensive study of disciplines of television program production. Specific subject areas are Evolution, ideation, pre production, production and merchandising..

 

Web Content Making

Duration : 5 months

Seats : 14

Learn to create content for web pagess. Understand the various aspects of preparing the text and visual content for web.

 

Ad Film Making

Duration : 5 months

Seats : 14

 

To familiarise the methodologies and to understand the relevant creative, technical and production aspects of advertisment and presentation films.

 

Vfx

Duration : 5 months

Seats : 5

 

Learn to manipulate the visual by either removing, adding, integrating or assimilating generated imagery. This program is tailor made for films.

 

Color Grading

Duration : 5 months

Seats : 5

 

Comprehensive study in colours, key framing and grading using DaVinci resolve platform.

 

Short Certificate Programs

 

Photography

Duration : 2 months

Seats : 14

Modules : Basic / Advanced / Professional

 

Stand alone modules for basic, advanced and professional photography. Each module will be of duration two months.

 

Screenwriting

Duration : 3 months

Seats : 14

 

Basic understanding of writing for screen.