With introducing syllabus and a plan to make FTII a holistic institute of cinema, television and arts, the Governing Council of FTII approved the introduction of new courses.
FTII Academic Council proposed to convert the institute into a holistic institute which can offer varied choices of subjects related to cinema and digital media for students interested in the world of cinema, television and allied arts. The institute would also introduce ‘Choice Based Credit System’ for the students, which would replace the ongoing system of annual assessment.
The vision document issued by the governing council said that the institute must not become teacher-centric but learning-centre approach should be taken to provide flexibility to the students to make their career grow. B P Singh, who is a filmmaker and television producer and heads the Academic Council of FTII, has drawn up an action plan through which the syllabus of the institutes would see a considerable change.
According to the plan, there would be nine new schools of study under FTII offering 22 courses including short term and long term ones. Besides ongoing core subjects like Direction, Cinematography, Acting, Editing and Sound Design, the candidates can also opt for short-term courses in music composing, animation and gaming, prosthetics and make up, costume design etc.
The new syllabus would encourage the administrative body of FTII to complete the course in time-bound manner. It has been drafted taking inputs from academics, experts and alumni of FTII.