Top 8 Colleges in India to Study Photography

Photography is a profession that is catching up popularity today with the advent of digitisation and social networking platforms where photographs of one another are celebrated by friends and acquaintances. Are you looking to study what it takes to capture lively moments with full of life. Are you eager to learn the lighting techniques required for a perfect picture?

If you have that burning passion in you, to learn photography, here are the top colleges in India that you can look up to, to study the enthralling subject through the eyes of a photographer. Go through them all and choose the best one for you.

Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts

Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts

Location: Mumbai

About the College: Affiliated with the University of Mumbai since 1981, it is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education. The specialized areas covered are Lettering-Typography, Illustration, Photography, Computer Graphics and the Exhibition Design & Stage Craft.

Name of the Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Eligibility: Should have a pass percentage in Higher Secondary Examination

Course Duration: 4 years

Pixel Institute of Photography

Location: Delhi

About the College

Founded by Mr. Suresh Aggarwal in 2016 and registered under Delhi Govt. , Pixel aims at providing high-quality education to the youth regarding photography. It has one of the best infrastructures amongst all the photography colleges in Delhi. Pixel provides courses which cover various genres of photography like portrait, wildlife, macro, landscape, nature and sports photography. You can learn about photojournalism and film-making too.

Name of the Course

1. Foundation Photography Certificate Courses

2. Diploma in Advance Photography Courses

3. One Year Photography Courses (professional) and Film-making Courses

Eligibility - Must have a Passing Percentage in the Middle/High School Certificate

Course Duration

2 months course, 4 months course and a 1-year professional diploma course

The One Goa School

The One Goa School

Location: Goa

About the College: The One School Goa is an interdisciplinary creative media school. Its courses are designed for the entertainment, media and the edutainment industry. Their mission is to strengthen students' abilities in creative and critical thinking by combining rigorous studio art practice with innovative academics.

Name of the course: Integrated photography

Eligibility: Candidates must have a passion for photography

Course Duration: 3 years

Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT)

Location: Noida

About the College: The campus of AAFT is surrounded by lakes, ponds, hills, the banks of the Yamuna river, Massoori village on the Ghaziabad Hapur stretch, bewitching gardens available at the Marwah Studios. It is situated in the film city of Noida. The film school aims at holistic and realistic teaching.

Name of the course: Diploma in Still Photography & Photojournalism

Eligibility: Good score in 10+2

Course Duration: 3 months

Light and Life Academy

Location: Ooty

About the College: The college is spread over 40,000 sq ft area on top of a hill at Ooty. Built by an award winning and renowned architect, the college looks all lighted and decked up in the evening.

Name of the course:

  • Professional Photojournalism
  • PG Diploma in Professional Photography

Course Duration:

  • 6 months for Professional Photojournalism
  • 1 year for PG Diploma

Osmania University

Location: Hyderabad

About the College: Founded by Nawab Osman Ali Khan, seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, the Osmania University got its name after him. It has 300,000 students pursuing their higher studies on its Campus, constituent, Affiliated colleges and District Centres.

Name of the course: BFA

Course Duration: 3 years

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University

Location: Hyderabad

About the College: Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University is merged with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. The college attained its independent status as the College of Fine Arts exclusively devoted for the development of Applied Art, Painting, Sculpture, Photography & Animation.

Name of the Course: BFA (Photography and Visual Communication)

Eligibility: Should have passed 10+2

Duration: 3 years

The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation

Location: Delhi

About the College: Established in 2008, the Indian Institute of Digital Art & Animation is a unit of IIDAA Educational Trust. IIDAA is affiliated to West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, Government of West Bengal, for Diploma courses; Gulbarga University and KSO University, Government of Karnataka, for full time Degree courses.

Name of the Course

  • Bsc Film and Photography
  • Diploma Film and Photography
  • PG Diploma Film and Photography

Eligibility: Should have passed 10+2

Course Duration

  • Three years for PG
  • One year for diploma and PG Diploma

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC)

Location: New Delhi

About the College: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication was founded in 2003 as an institute of media arts and mass communication in Delhi, with the desire to shape generations of media professionals who can think creatively, work consciously and communicate powerfully.

Name of the Course: Diploma in Photography

Eligibility: 10+2 pass out

Course Duration: 1 Year

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