Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

What do you think guys, are they really top colleges in India to start a photography career?


Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

Everyone looks for the best college when it comes to starting their career and first thing comes to our mind is Google.

Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

Tell me guys don’t we all do this, we just go to google and search for, which is the best college for photography or like top colleges for a photography career.

google does its job perfectly and boom here are your results this is the list of your collages which you were looking for. 

Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?
In this list of top colleges, very few are directly offering photography courses, and remaining college are just offering you related course like, diploma in fine arts like that which may help you or not but these colleges don’t really teach about a different type of photography.  

Google doesn’t have time to suggest you, with your results. Are they really top colleges.

That’s our job we have to do that thing. Many of us know how to do this but many of us don’t know.

So today I will talk about top colleges for photography. are they really worth your time and money by looking on what all courses they are offering for photography and their details of the college and some feedback from people or students.

And this may help you to know, not only which are the best top photography collages to start your photography career.

Even with the all the information about courses, its duration, experiences of the students, and it will save your time.

And also we have two ways to learn photography offline and online first we will look at offline ways after that I will also share you online ways and some information.

This is the list of some top photography colleges in India, for photography career.

The Light and Life Academy (LLA) (for more information about college follow the link) 

Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

Course offering: this college is offering 2 courses on photography
PG Diploma in professional photography
  • Course duration: 1 year  
  • Course fee :
  • Section I (Compulsory) & Section II (Compulsory):     INR 6,30,000/- 
  • Section III (Select):
  • Group 1: INR 80,000
  • Group 2: INR 80,000
  • Section IV (Optional):
  • Travel and Nature Photography: INR 15,000
  • Advanced Photoshop: INR 20,000
  • Multi-Media: INR 25,000
  • Photojournalism: INR 10,000
  • GST as applicable will be payable on the fee.
  •  Refundable security deposit: INR 30,000
  •  Payment schedule will be given along with the offer of admission letter

The fees include:
  • Use of lighting equipment, light modifying accessories and grip equipment within the Academy Campus only. 
  •  A selection of props and backgrounds for use in LLA Studios (to be returned in original condition after use). 
  •  Models, stylist, make-up artist/hair stylist, food stylist, faculty and other professionals for demo sessions only, based on the requirements of different areas of study. 
  •  Transport from Ooty (designated pick up point) to Academy and back on days when the student is required to be on campus. 
  • Lunch, tea/coffee on days when the student is required to be on campus
  •  Eligibility:10+12  and they have an interview before admissions

Professional travel & nature photography


Course duration: 6 months + 1 month of portfolio work

Course fee:

  •  Section I (Compulsory) & Section II (Compulsory): INR 3,00,000
  • Section III (Optional):
  • Multi-Media: INR 25,000
  • Photojournalism: INR 10,000
  • GST as applicable will be payable on the fee.
  • Refundable security deposit: INR 10,000/-
  • Payment schedule will be given along with the offer of admission letter

The fees include:
  • Lunch, tea/coffee on days when you are required to be in college.
  • Transport from designated locations in Ooty town to college and back, on days when a formal session is scheduled in college. It is, however, advisable for you to have your own personal transport. Day field trips.
  • Eligibility for all courses:10+12  and they have an interview before admissions
  •  Place: Gandhi Pettai, Lovedale, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643003
  • Feedback: Buy a DSLR and practice photography yourself before you decide to enroll in that academy. 6.5 lakhs is a very big amount and you shouldn't invest it in yourself before you find out whether you have the artistic approach required in photography. If however, you're interested in Fashion Photography, then enrolling in such an academy will prove beneficial as they have big and famous clients that come to them looking for good photographers. Such an academy can place you in a Fashion brand looking for photographers.


Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) (for more information about college follow the link) 


What do you think guys, are they really top colleges in India to start a photography career?

Course offering: this college offers still-photography courses.
BA in still-photography
  • Duration:3years
MA in still-photography
  • Duration:2 years
 Diploma/ PG diploma in still-photography
  • Duration:1 year
 Short term course in still-photography
  • Duration:3 months
  •  Eligibility for all courses: 10+12 with good grades and they have an interview before admissions.
 Feedback:
  • Placements: I'm not graduated yet, but according to me, in our college, many students of any course started earning money from the 2nd year, as we get many projects and internship after our 1st year. So, this is a very good thing. The placements are also very good. There are many media partners of our college like new channels, advertising companies, and studios. Our college places our students in these companies like Aaj Tak, Viacom 18, the gaming industry, and our own In-house Marwah studio. So, internship and placements are very good at our college.
  • Infrastructure: We have two colleges. The main campus is in Filmcity, Noida, which is bigger than the second campus, and the second one is near Paytm office. The classrooms are in very good condition. Every class has a projector to teach students comfortably and also have A/C. The canteen is not very big, but we have many things available to eat, and the quality of food is also good. The hostels are provided for students, but many of my friends have left the hostel and started living in flats. The campus should be bigger than now.
  • Faculty: The teachers are very helpful and friendly. They help us with every project. They taught us on projectors which are a basic need in today's life, and it helps to make our study more easy and understandable. They not only teach us our course syllabus but also teach some extra things to make us more confident. I'm very happy as I got all the things from them. There are good teachers in my course.
  • Other: Many events held each year on our campus. In those events, many special guests come like Anil Kapoor, Sri Devi, and many more. I also take participation in many extracurricular activities like photography, videography. The campus crowd is very good, as most of the students are from Delhi, and Delhi NCR
  •  Place: Marwah Studios Complex, FC 14-15, Film City, Sector 16A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301,
This college doesn’t share their fee details with everyone interested one has to contact them.

A.J. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center (for more information about college follow the link)

 

What do you think guys, are they really top colleges in India to start a photography career?


Course offering: this college has 1 course in PG Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication



  • Course fee: 74,000/-
  •  Course duration: 1 year (but seats are limited to 20)
  •  Feedback: Jamia exposes you to all media - radio, tv, film, puppetry and the use of sound and visuals and lets you decide your calling based on your interest. There is also huge exposure to world cinema and communication theory. The last course is a practical experience which is immensely higher than any other place. Think you made the right choice, so happy learning and get your hands on the arriflex right away.
  • Place: Gate No. 13, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, Delhi 110025
  • Eligibility for all courses: 10+12 with good grades and they have an interview before admissions.

 Sir JJ School of Applied Art (for more information about college follow the link) 



What do you think guys, are they really top colleges in India to start a photography career?

Course offering: this college has 2 courses on photography


Post Graduate Course in photography

  • Course fee: 10500/-
  • Duration: 2years 
Training courses in photography
  • Course fee: 4500/-
  • Duration: 1 year (part-time) 
  • Feedback: Sir J.J.School of arts is the oldest institution in Mumbai and is affiliated to Mumbai University. In 1958, the school was divided, with the Departments of Architecture and Applied Art becoming Sir J.J. Institute of architecture and Sir J.J Institute of applied art respectively. J.J college of architecture is considered one of the foremost institutions of Architecture in India and is a recognized college of architecture all over the world.T he origin can be traced to the founding of a Draftsman's Class, started with a view to produce men with a practical and really useful knowledge, fit to be employed in an Architect's office attached to the Sir J.J School of Arts in 1896, set up in the year 1857 by the erstwhile Government of Bombay from the grants made by the philanthropist Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy, the first Baronet of Bombay. Some notable alumni are Anil palekar, M.F.Hussain, Nana patekar.
  • Eligibility for all courses: 10+12 with good grades and they have an interview before admissions
  • Place: Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Rd, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (for more information about college follow the link) 

What do you think guys, are they really top colleges in India to start a photography career?

Course offering: this college offers 2 courses on photography


Bachelors in fine arts photography

  • Course fee: 211545.00/-
  • Duration: 4 years 

Masters in fine arts photography

  • Course fee: 317317.50/-
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility for all courses: 10+12 this college has an interview before admissions  
Feedback:

  • Placements: The placements were average. Only 60% of the students get placed. The highest salary offered is 30k, and the lowest is 0. The average salary is 15k. Many gaming, multimedia, and design companies came forward. Only some assistants roles are seen to be given to our seniors who passed out. Only 40% of the people are given internships. Stipends given are very less. The highest stipend is 15k. The lowest is 6k. There is no placement cell.
  • Infrastructure: The facilities are average. Wi-Fi provided is slow. There are neat labs. There are 2 labs, but 1 lab has no systems yet. There are all the facilities like games and medical. Quality of the classrooms and labs is good. Food quality is good, but no many items to eat. There is no hostel near the college. It is much away from the college. There is no infrastructure related issues.
  • Faculty: Some teachers were not a bit useful. They simply sit and go. They are not knowledgeable. The teaching quality is average. All teaching methods are used. The student-faculty ratio is 20:1. We didn't get any industry exposure. The course curriculum is very good. But, it is not followed well. We should have our own talent for working hard.
  • Other: Entertainment is very good. Actually, we are much enjoying here than studying.
  • place: Masab Tank, Hyderabad, Telangana 500028

The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation (for more information about college follow the link) 


Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

Course offering: this college offers 3 courses on photography.

B.sc. in film & photography

  • Duration:3 years
Diploma in film & photography

  • Duration:1 year

 Training program for wildlife photography

  • Duration: 1 month
  • Eligibility for all courses:10 + 12
  • Feedback: I can't tell you that, but any institute will teach you only the basics and you will need to explore on your own and learn. Most of the best artists in the world are self-taught through books, practice, interactions with their seniors and nowadays online following and watching videos of animation tricks.
  • Place: 97, BJ Block, Sector II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091
This college doesn’t share their fee details with everyone interested one has to contact them.

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC) (for more information about college follow the link) 


Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

Course offering: this college offers  1 course on photography


Diploma in photography

  • Course fee:2,96,000/-
  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Eligibility for all courses:10+12
  • Feedback: I have done the course at SACAC, Delhi and found it very useful. It gives you an idea about how the literary world functions and how to get a start. It is 3 months, weekend only course. Also, you get to meet people who have been quite successful in various fields such as critiquing, film writing, fiction as well as non-fiction writing. Some of the workshops held there can give you a new perspective on life. Lastly, the course definitely makes you a better person and a better writer.
  • Place: Sri Aurobindo Society Campus, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Adchini, Adhchini Village, Adchini, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

Pixel Institute of Photography (for more information about college follow the link) 


Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?

Courses offering: this college is offering 1 course on photograph

Diploma in photography

  • Duration: 2 months

Diploma in photography

  • Duration:4 months

 Diploma in photography

  • Duration:1 year
  • Eligibility: 10+12
  • Feedback: When I joined Pixel Institute for my photography course, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The education is flawless as the faculty is very experienced and qualified in their respective fields. But, what struck me the most was the fact that they also actively help in developing the physical and electronic portfolio. It was extremely useful; in making us professional and presentable for placements and networking. A truly remarkable effort by the teachers at Pixel & I’ll forever be grateful for the help I got from this place.
  • Place: 84, Avtar Enclave, Paschim Vihar, West Delhi, Opp. Metro Pillar No.224, New Delhi, Delhi 110063
This college doesn’t share their fee details with everyone interested one has to contact them.

The One Goa School (for more information about college follow the link) 


Are they really top collages in India for photography career?, offline degree or online course?


Courses offering: this college is offered 2 courses for photography.

Professional photography program


  • Duration: 1 year
 Integrated photography program

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility:10+12 this college has an interview before admissions
  • Feedback: It helped me to turn my passion into a profession, now almost a year out from school working as a freelancer and got a contract with one of the biggest companies in India working with them as an architecture photographer. At my workplace, I discovered that the work-flow management and business practices were exactly like the assignments we were made to do at the school. This meant that I was also system ready. Nowadays, anyone can access the Internet and you can learn from anywhere. But, if you really want to focus on your passion and turn it into a profession, this school will help you a lot. I say more than a school, its a platform.
  • Place: House 131, S.No: 12/4, Village Uccassaim, Bardez, Goa 403507

And the online ways of learning photography 

There are a lot of resources available online to learn photography. some famous websites give video tutorials for free.

The websites for photography to learn and build a career in photography. 

  1. www.creativelive.com ( This is a free site for photography courses)
  2. www.udemy.com         (In this site you have to pay for courses )
  3. www.shawacademy.com (here first 7 days free to try  course name: diploma in photography online course after free trial  then you need to pay if you want to continue.)
  4. www.nyip.edu         (paid site to learn photography)
  5. www.skillshare.comwww.skillshare.com (this is a very huge online platform to learn not only photography but anything. its paid site you can try 2months free trial)
  6. www.Lynda.com
  7. www.adobe.com 
  8. www.tutsplus.com
conclusion

The major difference between offline and online method is an investment you have to put a very huge amount for colleges and it has the advantages to you get the practical experience.

In the above list, some colleges are completely based on photography and rest are just offering few courses related to photography.

And hope this information will help you guys, if you are searching for something else then just comment it down below and please share this post and let people know information about photography career and its ways to start.     





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