Film and Media Studies

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate | Postgraduate Diploma


Introduction to the programme

The aim of this inter-disciplinary programme is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a sound academic base to their work in cinema, film and documentary film production, film criticism, and in teaching in cinema and media studies more broadly. Film and Media Studies encompasses a broad theoretical as well as applied curriculum, and brings experts engaged directly in the economics of film and media production, the intricacies of studio management, direction, film scoring and editing, content creation and curation, and post-production and marketing. Those working in production, for example, will benefit from historical and critical studies; while those working in historical and critical studies will receive hands-on training in media and film production.


Programme Structure and Delivery

Small classes facilitate the opportunity for students to engage in interactive lectures, discussions and debate. Focusing on the development of critical analysis, reflection, research and presentation skills helps students advance their knowledge of practice and research applied to their area of interest in the broader film and media industries. The Kohima Institute also employs blended learning methods, with the use of some online teaching. This allows for greater flexibility. Students form small study groups to provide mutual peer support and arenas for discussion and debate.

Students are encouraged to attend our annual interdisciplinary film and media studies workshop, regular research days, and seminars, and learn about the latest research and practice developments from international and national scholars, and recognised leaders in the film and media industries.


Additional course costs
Year 1
Year one commences with two full weeks in August and thereafter one or two days per week for the remainder of the 9 month academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).
Year 2
Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning.
Why The Kohima Institute?

The Film and Media Studies faculty at the Kohima Institute is distinguished in the Northeast as a centre for theoretical as well as applied learning across the multiple professional fields within the film and media industries in South Asia, but more specifically, the growing industry in Northeast India. Although students may, for instance, focus on film production, the curriculum at all levels, combines a rigorous research agenda, with internships and project-placements grounded in theoretical approaches and understandings, and collaboration with partners and programmes throughout the state and Northeast India. This enables students to develop an intellectual approach to their work that informs their professional approach.

The Institute provides a rich environment for postgraduate students with access to staff from a range of professional backgrounds. Academic staff within Film and Media Studies are energetic, professional, and experienced, and often celebrated nationwide for their professional achievements.