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CRAFT,as one of the best 4 schools in India.dated 25th may.2016

 CRAFT was awrded by the hands of Chiarman Dilip Chenoy for Imparting Best Skill " in cinematography course"

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We are accepting applications for the next academic session starting on 31st Jan 2019 at  B-11,IMM BUILDING .QUTAB INSTITUTIONAL AREA NEW DELHI-110016. 


  •  Last Date to apply :  

    The admission to all the courses is given on interview basis to be conducted on 26 Nov & 24th Dec 2018.

            Interview Results will be declared with 10- days of the interview date . The selected candidates are required to submit the fee Full or half within 15-days from his date of declaration of the result . The students who are given the Waiting list status, will be declare on 25th Jan 2018.  

3. Eligibility criteria: Diploma After 10+2 vs P.G diploma After Grad.

 There is no minimum percentage required to apply . We offer the same course after 10+2 and graduation. The only difference will be in your diploma which you will be getting. If you are 10+2 and join acting course your diploma will say “diploma in cinematography” and if you are graduate it would be called “P.G. diploma in cinematography” The course content and class room remains same. Students who are appearing for their 12th/ final year exam of graduation can also apply.

4. Selection criteria: Interview:  The admission to all the courses is given on “personal interview” basis. There are 4- management quota seats available in each course in which one can seek direct admission without interview. One has to pay additional Rs 20,000/-(rupees twenty thousand for blocking the seat) besides regular fee mentioned below.

5. How to apply: The application form is available on our website  for applying on line and downloading. If you are applying online, then you need to send us the bank draft of Rs 1,000/- to be made from any bank in the favor of “center for research in art of film and television” payable at Delhi along with 1- passport size photo within 5-working days from the date of application..  If you are coming personally to CRAFT you can also pay cash.

6.How to prepare for 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. For more details pl refer the attachment on how to prepare for interview

7. Hostel facilities: We don’t have a hostel, but we help u to find economical accommodation near the institute. Generally room cost between Rs. 3000-3500/- per month which on sharing basis will cost around 2,000/- per month and the same as refundable security deposit. There is food joint near CRAFT where most of the students have their lunch and dinner.

For girl candidates we help in finding P.G accommodation which cost around Rs 3500/-per month. Food is separate and there is Tiffin arrangement available.

8. Class timing: “LEARN BY DOING “ is the main philosophy of the Center. Classes take place in two shifts from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or from 12:00-4:00 (1:00 -2:00 is the lunch break) with 30 minutes Tea Break in both the shifts, 5 days in a week. We have studio in which we conduct daily practice of 2-hour and 1- hour of theory class. Students need to choose one shift.

9. Course Fee:

The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.1,25,000/.

In installment method you need to pay Rs 1,30,000/-

The first installment is 50% of the total fee at the time of submitting the admission form.

1) 25% as the 2nd installment has to be paid after one month from the date of commencement of the session.

2) Balance 25% as the 3rd installment has to be paid in the 2nd month from the commencement of the session.

10. Course Duration: Cinematography is a one year program. First semester of 6-month is class room training along with practical and 2nd semester of 6- months, wherein you will be shooting for direction students their 4-projects like, 1.dialogue exercise, 2.public service ad film, 3.fiction film project on high definition camera of Panasonic- p-2 hard disk card recording./ canon 5D-mark-2.

11. CRAFT’s Legal Status and Its Affiliation: CRAFT is registered as nonprofit making public charitable trust with sub-Registrar in Delhi Govt. and offer autonomous Diploma courses. CRAFT was established on 6th March 2006 and it is our 6th year of operation.


Degree / Diploma / Certificate / AICTE approved, affiliated etc.

In this country no university offers the “bachelor or master degree in cinematography/ or any other specialization media courses like direction, event mgmt, editing…..etc”.

Nor do the AICTE give any accreditation for any such specialized media courses. Infact AICTE do not even understand the media courses and hence no P.G college / institute offer the degree program. All private / non government institutions (like CRAFT) offer one year diploma programs.

If you honestly ask, in the media industry nobody is concerned about your degree/ diploma/certificate. What they are looking at is your capability as event management/ director/cinematographer/ editor, your overall smart personality, good communication  skills and understanding of your profession you have chosen.

13. Bank Loan Provision:

We don’t have any tie up with the any bank but if you can get the loan, we can issue any letter required from our end.

14. Management quota seats   :-There are 4- management quota seats available in each course in which one can seek direct admission without interview. One has to pay additional Rs 20,000/-(rupees twenty thousand for blocking the seat) besides regular fee.

15. Pl note We have a quarterly hard copy magazine called-cinematography art” published for last three years in which famous cinematographers interviews get published.

This magazine helps

build reputation among cinematographer Fraternity of India as reaches to 2000,cinematographers based in Calcutta , madras , Hyderabad ,Bombay.
It also help us to network with various cinematographers, directors, editors ,sound recordist, so that our students can seek internship with them
Pl find last three copies of the same in .pdf file.  We will  send you hard copies along with the propectus, if you send us your address with pin code and cell no.


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