Where can I study Journalism and Mass Communication?
Among the government institutes, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, offers a post-graduate diploma programme in TV Journalism. Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, conducts an MA in Mass Communications programme which covers Radio and TV as well as Film and Audio-visual production. Admission to this programme is through an entrance exam.
The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, runs several courses in Film and TV Production, Direction, Editing and Sound Recording for graduates.
Admission to all these courses is very competitive. So you can also try at other institutes where the tuition fees may not be high, such as YMCA, Jaisingh Road, New Delhi, Delhi School of Communication, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Mumbai and Kolkata.
How should I go for training in animation?
Training in animation can be done through either of the two routes.
a) Undergraduate level degree/diploma programmes in Art or Design, which include training in animation. The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, offers full-time 4.5-year diploma programmes in Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, and Video Programming.
The Government College of Art, set up in all the major cities, teach Animation Design in the four-year BA Applied Art programmes.
b) There are also short diploma courses, in multi-media and animation offered by institutes such as SAE Technology College (www.sae.edu) in Delhi as well as Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and some other cities.
Other options include RareToons Animation Training Studio (www.raretoons.com), Okhla, New Delhi, the Heart Animation Academy, Hyderabad; ZICA-Esselworld, Mumbai; Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics in Delhi and Mumbai; and Arena Multimedia run by APTECH in several cities.
While the undergraduate programmes have an entrance exam which includes a drawing test, admission to the diploma courses is on the basis of an aptitude test which tests your computer skills and knowledge of animation software and drawing ability.
Where can one find a course in Advertising?
The top ranking institutes offering courses in advertising include Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad; Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai; FORE School of Management, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi; Xavier's Institute of Communication, Mumbai, and Symbiosis Institute of Journalism and Communication, Mumbai.