Masters | Department of Communication


MFA in Film & Television emphasizes all aspects of media production, with a focus on Direction. Designed to provide students with a broad-based learning platform in all filmmaking crafts, including Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Screenwriting, Sound Design and Producing. This program lays equal emphasis on fiction and non-fiction forms.

In keeping with our philosophy of encouraging students to discover their potential as filmmakers, students have the option of focusing on a craft other than Direction from the second semester onwards. Film and Television are both immensely powerful and distinctive mediums and the MFA program is designed to allow students to attain proficiency in both. The program will be taught by highly qualified faculty, each with a background of formal training at a premier institution, as well as eminent guest and visiting faculty. The department believes in personalized mentoring through an excellent teacher-student ratio. To ensure that students’ learning experience is abreast with worldwide industry practices, the Department of Communication at Shiv Nadar University is equipped with state of the art facilities and infrastructure.

The emergence of new media, interactive television and the massive technological leaps in film & other media production seen in the last decade requires a fresh approach to the ‘art and science of moving image’. We follow an inter-disciplinary and multi-modal approach which will lead to better skill-building, higher-order thinking and a more holistic learning process experienced by our students. The collaborative approach within and across the disciplines provide students with opportunities to study a variety of subjects in areas of social, cultural and visual studies along with film and video production, which serve to equip each student with the wisdom and skill-set to make informed choices when they go on to build careers in the world of Media.