SSVAP offers a one-year Diploma in Digital Cinematography program. The diploma program provides candidates with a thorough understanding of filmmaking processes and deep knowledge and skills in Cinematography.
The first semester focuses on the basic skills in cinematography along with the basics of film direction and editing. The second semester of the program gives students a chance to work on their final film and also study advanced courses in the field of Cinematography.


Standard XII (10+2) pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with minimum of 45% marks or equivalent grade.


At SSVAP, the assessment pattern is a combination of formative and summative methods. The evaluation is generally conducted in two categories: internal and external assessment.
The internal assessment is based on practical assignments which includes coursework, field trips and individual research. It covers almost 80% of the evaluation. The remaining 20% of the assessment is conducted by external experts. These external examiners are Subject experts from renowned universities or practicing industry professionals. They share feedback on students’ portfolios to help students understand their competition better.

Apart from these, our faculty members also evaluate the students on the basis of their classroom participation and share their inputs regularly. This individual feedback helps students to identify and build on their strengths, and work on areas they need improvement in.

Orientation and Pedagogy

At Symbiosis School of Photography, the new batch is welcomed with various expert sessions and activities. The 6-day induction program usually starts with a chief guest speaker talk following up with 4 days of intense expert talks by the industry experts. We also engage our new students in Alumni talks during this program.

The visual art program has courses, academic curriculum and examination process which is updated regularly. In order to give over-all and industry related learning, pedagogy of the program is multi-dimensional. With the help of academic council, alumni experts, industry experts, internal faculty and students we structure our teaching methodology.
Keeping the skills and requirements of the industry in mind, SSP engages in various pedagogy methods such as in-class teaching, group learning, studio-based classes, on-field classes, field projects, live projects, guest lectures, simulation, industry visits and internships.

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