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Top 10 Photography Colleges in India

Photography is the application of art and practising creative durable images by electronically recording light using an image sensor. The art of photography was earlier considered to be a hobby but with the advancement of media, communication, advertising and the fashion industry, photography has emerged as one of the best career options. In India, the best photography courses are offered in metropolitan cities. The following is the list of them.

1. Creative Hut Institute Of Photography

Established in 2007 in God’s own country- Kerala, Creative Hut Institute of Photography has come to be known as India’s first Photography Gurukul. The mission of this Photography College is to provide the best photography education in the Gurukul way of learning.  A free space for creative minds to learn photography, and to explore and create new art. Founded by Abin Alex, its gurukul experience with full-time faculty members is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With more than 40 awards in the field of photography, the CreativeHut Institute of Photography has come a long way in enhancing and supporting creative minds. Courses offered by the institute are:

With an updated course curriculum, the course offered is affiliated with Kerala Govt. Technical Education and the Media & Entertainment Skill Council. It is the first and the only residential Photography college in India that offers a unique way of learning in Gurukul way. The institutes also offer one course many specializations in Photography, with 10 editing software, and Cinematography.

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The Creative Hut Institute of Photography provides regular and residential one-year courses in Photography, namely-

The institute is also known for its research on Photography History Calendar, Photography Wheel, Photography Board Game for which the institute has also won many awards including the Limca Book of Records, World Records India, Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records, National Book of Records, and many more.


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2. Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation

Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation, Kolkata, West Bengal is one of the best institutes in the field of Art, Design, Animation, Photography and Motion Photography. The institute aims to provide the best quality knowledge and infrastructure to its students via Diploma or Degree courses in the above-mentioned fields. Students with at least 60% in their 12th standard can opt for BA in Photography, which costs around INR 5 lakhs a year.

3. Osmania University

Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana is one of the oldest and reputed public universities in the country. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Photography. The admission to a three-year undergraduate course is based on an aptitude test conducted by the university itself.

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4. Delhi College of Photography

Delhi College of Photography offers a one-year diploma course with a wide variety, including wildlife photography, candid wedding photography, and fashion photography to its students. The courses are divided into three categories: beginners, amateurs, and making a career (Advanced course) in the field. The basic courses are open to 10th pass outs, whereas advanced courses are open to 12th pass outs. The institute offers both online and offline learning.

5. Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Visual Communication. The four-year degree course has a student intake of 45. It offers courses in inter-related studies such as Photography as Fine Art, Professional Photography, Photo Journalism, Audio Visual Communication, Digital Photography, Computer Graphics & Multimedia and Professional Videography.

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6. National Institute of Photography

National Institue of Photography, Mumbai, Maharashtra is one of the premier colleges in the field which offers a crash course, diplomas and advanced diplomas. The students can opt for specialisation in fashion and wedding photography. Students need to get decent marks in their 12th standard.

7. Light and Life Academy

Light and Life Academy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu offers one of the custom-designed professional photography courses in the country. It offers diploma courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It offers specialisation courses like Aerial Photography workshop, Food and Beverage workshop, Documentary, Travel and Nature Photography and many more.

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8. YMCA Centre of Mass Media

YMCA Institute for Media Studies and Information Technology, New Delhi a one-year diploma course in Photography that costs around INR 1.28 lakhs. All 12th pass outs are eligible for admission in the course.

9. Asian Academy of Film and Television

Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida, Uttar Pradesh offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a one-year undergraduate diploma course and 3 short term courses in photography including professional, fashion and commercial photography skills. The Bachelor of Arts in Photography is a three-year course while the postgraduate degree extends for two years. The short term courses extend for three months each. The students need to clear an aptitude test conducted by the institute and a personal telephonic interview which may extend up to two hours.

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10. International Institute of Mass Media

International Institute of Mass Media, Delhi is one of the leading institutes in India in the field. The institute does not specifically offer a degree or a diploma course in Photography, rather photography is mandatory in its three-year undergraduate degree program named Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students can also opt for a short term course offered by the institute in shooting, photography and camera setting. The short term course will cost around INR 75,000.

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11. Sri Aurobindo Institute

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication, New Delhi is also famous for its photography courses. It offers a postgraduate diploma and a certification course in Photography. To create a truly exceptional professional photography course in India, the course quenches the technical as well as the creative needs of the students. The courses here vary from 5 months to a year, students can opt for anything, based on their choice.

By: Inder Chawla


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