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We are accepting applications for the next academic session starting on August 14, 2023, at B-11, IMM Building, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016.

 1. No of Seats: 20 seats to be filled on an interview basis for Indian students. We have 2 seats for International students and 2 seats for management quota.

2. Eligibility Criteria:  many students are looking for cinematography courses after 12th , you are at the right place . Minimum qualification is 10+2 to Learn Cinematography - for a "Diploma" certificate. Graduation in any discipline is required for a "PG Diploma” certificate. Students who are appearing for their 12th/final year exam of graduation can also apply. Course content and classroom remain the same for the main course. However, the difference will be in terms of additional classes on soft skills, which will be offered to the 10+2 pass-out students. If you are 10+2, you will get a “ Diploma in Cinematography Course” and if you are a Graduate, you will get a “PG Diploma in Cinematography Course”.

3. Selection Criteria: Selection is done on the basis of an interview, which will happen on campus only. Results are declared within 7 days after the interview. Selected candidates have to submit the seat confirmation fee within 7 days from the date of declaration of the result. The students on the waiting list will be declared in the last week before the session starts.

4. How to Apply: If you are serious to learn cinematography , you need to apply online from the website given below-

The amount of Rs .1,000/-  as an application fee has to be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card / UPI / Net banking. If you are coming personally to CRAFT, you can also pay in cash.

5. Last Date to Apply:

 We are accepting new applications for the interviews to be held on 25th July 2023. We have allocated 10 points for overall performance. Sincerity score: 2 points; academic record: 2 points; portfolio: 2 points; interview performance: 4 points. The candidate needs to score a minimum of 6 points to qualify for admission to CRAFT.

Hence, if you are making an inquiry today from our website or personal call, you need to apply within 3 days to gain a sincerity score of 2 points, which will help you qualify as a "Sincere Candidate".

 6. How to prepare for an interview:  The main intention of the interview board is to see whether the student is really passionate about the field of study he/she has applied for.

 7. Hostel Facilities: We don’t have a hostel, but our student coordinator helps in finding economical accommodation within walking distance from the institute. It saves traveling time and cost- an average of Rs 2500/-per month!

Generally, rooms cost between Rs. 6000/- to 7000/- per month which, on a sharing basis, costs around Rs. 3,000/- Rs 3500/-per month. A food joint is a nearby CRAFT where most of the students have their lunch and dinner.

PG accommodation for the girl candidates in safe areas costs around Rs. 10,000/- per month including feed.

8.Course Fee: The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.1,50,000/- In installments, it becomes Rs.1,55,000/.

 Students who opt for the Installment method need to deposit the Post-dated cheque ( PDC ) of the below dates at the time of joining.

1)  50% of the total fee 30 days before the academic session starts.

2)  25% as 2nd installment to be paid after 1 month of starting the Academic session.

3)  25% as 3rd installment to be paid after 2 months of starting the Academic session. 

  9. Class Timings: Our motto is ‘Learn by Doing’. Classes take place in two shifts from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the 1st semester & from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (five days a week) in the 2nd semester. We conduct daily practical work of 3 hours in our Studio. Theory class is for 2 hours, once a week and is conducted on Saturday .

 10. Course Duration & Syllabus : It is a one-year full-time program. Semester two there are no regular classes. Students need to form a team with the director, and are expected to shoot 2 short films. One is Public service ad film of maximum 60 seconds and another one is fiction or documentary short film of maximum 15 minutes. Canon 5d mark 4 fitted with a luxury series of lenses are used for daily practical's and there are 2 workshops by Bombay based established cinematographers on Alexa and Red. Students are also exposed to expensive lights like Light Panel/HMI/Crane etc.Semester -1 is  6 months cinematography course,and semiter -2 is another only project during 2nd semster.

11. Workshops: Various Industry workshops by masters in cinematography are conducted by guest faculty from Mumbai film industry in CRAFT

Well know Mumbai based DOP who has come to CRAFT are followings

Cinematography master class byARVIND KUMAR: Cinematographer of Prakash Jha’s film: workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

Cinematography master class By BARUN MUKHERJEE: Pioneer Advertising cinematographers workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

Cinematography master class by VIKAS SHIVARAMAN: Pioneer in ad cinematography l : workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

Cinematography master class by PIYUSH SHAH   :  Cinematography workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

AMITABHA SINGH   :  Cinematography workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

R.M RAO: Pioneer Advertising cinematographers workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL


HMI-lighting workshop

KINO FLOW LIGHTING WORKSHOP                                                                                

 12.CRAFT’s Legal Status & Affiliation: CRAFT is registered as a nonprofit-making public charitable trust established on March 6, 2006 with Sub-Registrar in the Delhi government. We offer autonomous diploma courses. Established in the year 2006 (March 6) ,we are now 16 years old!

13. Bank Loan Provision: We do not have tie-ups with any banks, but if you apply for a Student loan. We can issue a letter required from our end.

14. Placement Support: 

Students having 85% attendance in the 1st semester of 6 months will get internship support after completion of their 1-year course due to our network with cinematographers who are being featured in our 8-year " Cinematography Art Magazine".

Let me take the opportunity to give you a few reasons why you can also think of applying in CRAFT for a one year diploma.

1.      Founder Director is FTII graduate in cinematography and has 12 years of work experience in the industry before starting CRAFT in delhi. Hence he has a personal network with the cinematography community in Bombay.

2.      Our 5 days in a week program has 4 days Practical and 1-day theory class .

3.      10 Students practice only inside the studio like FTII.

4.      We have two Industry workshops by Bombay based established cinematographers on ALEXA & RED cameras.

5.      Our Quarterly Magazine “ Cinematography Art ” is 8 years old Magazine goes to 2000 cinematographers and 3000 producers/ directors of India. Hence we have a very strong network with the Cinematography community which helps students in getting the assistantship.

6.      Being a non profit organization, our fee is Rs 1,50,000/- for the total one Year course in Comparison to 4 lakh plus fee of other private institutes.

7.      Why waste 2 years when something can be taught in a one year crisp Program.

8.      Sharing 9-videos of students working on a day to Day basis.In another mail.


To learn cinematography, students do daily pratcice in CRAFT STUDIO. 

01- LIGHTING of how are they are working:

02.CRAFT FILM SCHOOL. Lighting Exercise by CRAFT Cinematography

03. LIGHTING PRACTICAL CLASS : Sindu-Tomar Cinematography Students at

04. LIGHTING PRACTICAL CLASS : Cinematography Course.Students at Work

05. LIGHTING PRACTICAL CLASS : Cinematography Course. Students at Work

06. LIGHTING PRACTICAL CLASS : Cinematography Course. Students at Work




15: Management Quota Seats:-There are 3 management quota seats available in each course in which one can seek direct admission without an interview. One has to pay an additional Rs 20,000/-(Rupees twenty thousand)for blocking the seat besides the regular fee.

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CRAFT is consider as one of the Best colleges for cinematography in delhi NCR by an international website.

In meticulously compiled a list recognizing who are the "Top 4 Delhi Film Schools". CRAFT Film School for being featured  as #1 on their list!
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Films Shot by Various Guest Faculty