Academics

BA in Visual Arts and Photography Overview

SSVAP offers a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Photography program which is a 3 year, 120 credit hour degree. The BA program provides candidates with a thorough grounding in the fields of commercial, fine art, and documentary photography along with other visual art forms like Visual effects and filmmaking.
The first year is a foundation year with basic visual art courses along with basic courses in Photography, Visual Effects and Filmmaking. The second year of the program is the time when students get to choose one photography genre as a specialization and one non-photography area such as filmmaking, visual effects and visual graphics and painting and sculpture making as another specialization. In the final year students work on their final degree projects along with studying advanced courses in the following areas: Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking and Visual Communication.

Specializations

Creative Documentary

Wildlife and Travel Photography

Fashion and Portrait Photography

Product Photography

Visual Effects and Visual Graphics

Filmmaking

Painting and Sculpture

Programme structure

Program Outcomes

01

Plan and execute the creation of photographic imagery following an iterative process of research, ideation, visualization, analysis, production and evaluation.

02

Analyse and complement textual content in photographic assignments.

03

Select the photographic format and process most appropriate to the goals of the project.

04

Use a variety of technologies and processes to capture, manipulate, output, and manage photographic images.

05

Incorporate the knowledge of photography theories, principles and historical practices into the conceptualization and development of effective photographs.

06

Develop visual communication concepts appropriate for specific purposes and audiences (e.g. education/ information, different socio-economic consumer groups).

07

Create imagery which meets the requirements of different media (e.g. print sequential and interactive media) and cross media applications.

08

Integrate pictorial visual concepts with design parameters intended for a variety of social/cultural contexts (e.g. retail displays, galleries).

09

Produce photographic images which reflect critical understanding of contemporary visual culture (e.g. visual communications media, the built environment).

10

Exhibit effective leadership skills when working in multidisciplinary teams.

11

Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices in dealings with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employees.

12

Exhibit professional attitudes and behaviours including:

Commitment to a healthy work environment

Openness to peer critiques

Acceptance of differing viewpoints

Willingness to work collaboratively

Commitment to meeting project due dates

Willingness to be self-directed

Assessment

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, a new batch is welcomed with various expert sessions and activities. The 6-day induction program usually starts with a talk delivered by an eminent field expert as the chief guest. This is followed by 4 days of intense talks by industry experts. We also engage our new students in Alumni talks during this program.

The visual art program has courses, academic curriculum and an evaluation 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.

Academic Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE A.Y. 2021-22

Eligible criterion of scholarship policy for A.Y. 2017 onwards

For UG Student’s

As per revised policy semester topper will be awarded scholarship based on academic excellence, a minimum GPA of 8.50. The student’s scholarship details as below:

Batch Year

Gender

Name of the Student

 Amount in Rs. 

Mode of Scholarships/ Concessions/ Waivers

Types of Scholarships/ Concessions/ Waivers

2020-2023

Male 

Jai Bakshi

110000

Internal

UG Merit-Sem-1

2019-2022

Female 

Shreya Bharat Jadav

115500

Internal

UG Merit-Sem-3

2019-2022

Male 

Abhigyan Axomia

440000

Internal

UG Merit-NER

2018-2021

Female 

Pritha Singh

121275

Internal

UG Merit-Sem-5

2017-2020

Male 

DIVYA DUGAR

 105,000.00

Internal

UG Merit

2016-2019

Female

SRUSTI PUJARI

 100,000.00

Internal

UG Merit

2017-2020

Male 

ARABIND SUDIR

 100,000.00

Internal

UG Merit

2017-2020

Female

GOPI PATEL

24,000.00

Internal

Sports Scholarship

2015-2018

Female

ANUSHKA BHURANI

93,750.00

Internal

UG Merit

SIU GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Attributes Facilitation and Monitoring Outcome
Scholarship: research, inquiry and lifelong learning Teaching- learning process, curriculum design, updating of curriculum in emerging areas, student centric teaching methodologies, project based learning, case studies, FCP Research output by students, case studies, publishing and presenting papers; desire for further higher education
Global citizenship: ethical, social and professional understanding Projects, internships, field trips, service learning and extension activities, GIP, promoting social sensitivity Interest in volunteering and working for social causes, cross cultural sensitivity, ability to work in cross cultural groups,
Eco-literate: sensitivity towards a sustainable environment Programmes/courses related to environment sustainability, participation in activities related to environment/ecology preservation, environment projects and study tours Environmental sensitivity among students, involvement in NGOs, and commitment toeco-friendly spaces
Employability: equipped with skills, attributes, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities that society needs; being capable of making a contribution to society through earning a living Domain specific expertise, training/internship with industry, enhancement and value added courses. Co-curricular activities. Assessments that include presentations, public speaking and oratory, class leads, team learning and group activities. Excellent placements, Entrepreneurial opportunities, good team work skills, work ethic, understanding of corporate working, successful internships