The Institute has consciously adopted a policy of graduation as the minimum qualification for entry, except for its Bachelor‚Äôs Degree course in Acting as it believes that a graduate has a certain grounding and understanding of society, culture and human behavior which is an essential base to begin training at the CPIFT.
Mastering the Visual Medium
India, has a limited number of institutes providing visual media specific education in Film & Television. Most institutes teach about or for the medium of television and expect the students to adapt the teaching for film making. The format and scale of the two are entirely different, and hence, at CPIFT, specialised training is given in both separately.
Contemporary Teaching Methods
A large number of guests and visiting faculty from the industry will provide continuous and practical inputs. Courses are designed by renowned professionals with outstanding contributions in their respective fields and as per the norms of an University. The Institute also offers training in FM and radio technology, an emerging industry, as a part of the course in Audiography.
Film education does not deal with just cinema in isolation but an ambience of art, culture, music, theatre, painting etc. is integrated into the process. These activities nurture a student's intellect, thus making his or her education value-based. The teaching methodology utilises multiple approaches, so that students from the Institute are easily absorbed in the very competitive entertainment industry.
The Indian Film and Television industry, initially was unorganised and had a dearth of talented and qualified professionals. Today, the Indian Film industry is the largest in the world and the Television industry has grown leaps and bounds and has many corporate entities investing in it. It employs nearly 30 lakh people. CPIFT at Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, shall do its part in nurturing Fresh talent interested in entering this sunrise industry.
Innovative and exciting - just like our students - the Institute will transform the learning environment into lessons in practical and applicable knowledge. The Institute with the latest equipment used in the industry as a part of its teaching techniques, shall help advance the students into the digital era. We shall mould students, raise the bar and set new standards for the world's largest and most vibrant film industry.
CPIFT also conducts various short term programmes which are tailor-made specially for the professionals who are already working in the industry and wish to upgrade their skills. The Institute aims to infuse trained fresh talent into the industry and to provide these young professionals with the requisite skills to succeed in their chosen field.