B.Sc. Filmmaking Programme

Programme Overview

  • With films today not confined to being merely a medium of entertainment, modern filmmakers are exploring various facets of society and life with films. Hence, the scope and opportunities for filmmakers continues to be on the rise.
  • With CMR University’s industry-ready curriculum, students get to delve deep into individual filmmaking concepts; this also includes camera technology, pre-production, post production, lighting techniques, working with Adobe Premiere, Colour correction, visual styling and packaging.
  • Along with these aspects, the University offers dedicated facilities such as a Media Lab, Analog Mixing Room, Sound Recording and Mixing Studio, Chroma Studio, and Photography Studio to let students explore practical nuances of filmmaking.
  • With this carefully crafted curriculum, graduates become filmmaking professionals and get to work in various related avenues such as TV, corporate films, web series, and feature films. Scope for entrepreneurship is also at an all-time high considering the fact that scope for film production is evergreen and with varying audience tastes, good content is always appreciated.
  • Storytelling is also a key aspect that the BSC programme offers; graduates in the programme also get to work as effective storytellers catering to audience tastes.

Career Opportunities

  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Production designer
  • Post production
  • DI Colorist

Programme USPs

  • The B.Sc. Film Making programme includes comprehensive theoretical and practical aspects of film making; starting from concept development and script writing to creating dramatics, cinematography and editing. This ensures that students become thorough industry professionals.
  • Once the students complete graduation, they will be able to continue their journey as a cinematographer, editor, director, production designer, screenwriter, or in any area of specialization that aligns with the their interest.

Programme Outcomes

  • The students have opportunities to work in films, TV industry, corporate films and web-series for a better tomorrow in the world of cinema.
  • The BSC programme lets students and budding filmmakers delve deep into all aspects of filmmaking such as the actual film conceptualization to script writing to the editing process, hence creating a huge talent pool of modern-day filmmakers.

Programme Duration

3 Years / 6 Semesters

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have passed PUC/12th standard or equivalent from any stream.


Programme Structure

I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester

V Semester

VI Semester



Media Lab

Dedicated music production lab with iMac systems with MIDI Keyboards and Focus Rite Interface. The lab also has various Photo editing and manipulation platforms along with high end video post processing softwares.

Analog Mixing Room

Analog Mixing room consists of analog audio gear that the students can learn. This room is used by students to complete their mix using professional monitors

Sound Recording and Mixing Studio

Professional sound studio with Avid S3 control surface, pro-tools HD system monitoring up to 7.1.

Chroma Studio

The Chroma studio is fully integrated mini studio with Chroma floor. The studio is equipped with high end video cameras, soft boxes with both warm and cool lights, Chroma key arrangement, huge black background option or green views fully balanced with indoor light are some of the visual treats that this studio can provide.

Photography Studio

A state of art photography studio with all modern facilities is there for students. The studio is very well equipped with high end cameras, lenses, lights etc. The studio also houses the industry standard light modifiers, light shaping tools etc.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.