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The institute offers academic programs which are professionally designed to learn the essential aspects of film language, understand the dramatic elements, organise action, stage the act, work with actors, shape the film, enhance the visual; and of course to manage the chart. 


"The director must be a tyrant and a democrat, a dreamer and a realist, a rebel and a loyalist."

We provide workspaces with keen insight on all the levels of visual communication and nurture raw talent without hindering their internal growth. We pick the best, train the best, and are trained by the best. This immaculate opportunity helps in nourishing relationships among industry peers, basic networking. We offer two kinds of vivid training programs for aspiring directors.


Master Diploma In Film Direction

The program consists of ten modules in four semesters; including twelve exercises as the qualification for final grades.

Focus Areas:

Art of Filmmaking, Specialization in Direction, Scriptwriting, Related Technologies, Novice Trends Introduces, Practical Sessions, Ad Films, Production Management, Movie Marketing, Distribution

Duration: 24 months
Seats: 8

Diploma In Film Direction

The program consists of six modules in two semesters; including seven exercises as the qualification for final grades.

Focus Areas: 

Art of Filmmaking, Specialization in Direction, Scriptwriting, Methods and Tools for Visual Storytelling

Duration: 12 months
Seats: 14


"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out."

Our Cinematography programs are ideal for aspiring filmmakers and passionate individuals keen to expand their expertise and experience of working in the camera department. Guided by skilled camera and lighting specialists, this practical and in-depth curriculum provides training in various aspects of cinematography, including lighting, camera operation, focus, the field of depth, lens manipulation, DIT, color correction, and grading. The courses also provide a thorough understanding of the key roles on set, which will help and benefit novice artisans to enhance their understanding and adapt to the industry. Upon graduation or diploma, the professionals can acquire a wide multitude of career streams. Cinematographers can discover and explore work with film creation units, TV or video businesses, video production units, marketing video creators, studios, and so on in India just as abroad.


Master Diploma

An extensive study of all disciplines of filmmaking and allied streams; with superior specialization in Cinematography and visual storytelling. The major highlights of this program are specific inputs in color, VFX parameters, grading, evaluated internship, and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art multiple formats. The course consists of ten modules in four semesters; with twelve exercises as qualification for final grades.

Duration: 24 months
Seats: 8


Thorough research in filmmaking with a specialization in Cinematography. This study of motion-picture photography equips the learner with creative techniques of creating art and visuals. This program extends to lighting and lensing; along with the language and craft of image. The program consists of six modules in two semesters; with seven exercises as the qualification for final grades.

Duration: 12 months

Sound Recording & Design

"A great sound system will only get you as far as the engineers' ability to mix."

Cochin media school educates and trains passionate and creative audio personnel to excel in the industry with Electronic sound Education following novice and fluctuating trends and technology. The education and training can be termed as practical experience and research practice for the development of musical and acoustic skills of the student or individual. Electronic music production, disc jockeying, and sound engineering are indeed some coveted training programs in the industry right now because of the growth of the industrial music scene and entertainment industry.

Our Sound engineering course is a curated journey with experienced and impassioned professionals to mold out the best artists with a perfectly balanced sense of technology and creativity in the sound and media industry.

Master Diploma

We offer world-class, practical education in Sound Engineering with our full-time courses that come with quality certification. The courses' core highlight would be the engineering part of sound design. The curriculum provides students with freedom for dual specialization in sound design and digital music. The course curriculum is ten modules in four semesters; with twelve exercises as the qualification for final grades.

Duration: 24 months
Seats: 8

Sound Recording & Design

The short term course in sound recording and design encompasses the recording and other practical aspects of music and sound. The custom specialization option is available for those who are passionate about sound formation in film making. The specialized sessions focus on visual language, the direct relations between visual and sound, soundscape creation, and capturing and modifying sounds according to the visual aspects.

Duration: 12 months
Seats: 14

"Ability to get invisible in front of a gathering is magical. And magic works with sharp synchronization and judicious action."

A Film Editor is a person skilled to perform an invisible art. According to revered editor Walter Murch, Film editors are like soccer goalies, playing the same game as everybody else, but with a different set of rules.

Film making is highly collaborative; but the editor often works alone, in search of the hidden from the pile of rushes. It is often presumed that software can edit visuals for a film. And that, editing is all about learning softwares and digital platforms. This ignorance is as specific as having a spanner with no hands to use. For sure, a device can splice a shot and insert a transition. But it can never judge whether the cut worked and contributed to the whole of the film.

Film editing procedure is a creative job, much similar to fiction writing. In writing, the stages of the creative process are to write, re-write, re-write, and re-write. Editing process progress as view, re-view, re-view, review, and view until you forget that you are viewing.

An Editors primary task is to scrutinize the rushes to determine what worked and what didn’t. And this demands a deep understanding of film language. 

Screen Acting
Can Acting be taught? Isn’t that a natural talent?

Yes, Acting can’t be taught, it can only be learnt. The key factor hence is the method of learning.

Yes, it certainly helps, to be born with the ability to perform. But acting is also something that has to be mastered through practice. Like any skill, it can be learned. It is the passion and perseverance that you have which make you a good actor, even if it doesn't come naturally.

Acting is a mix of talent and skill. Be it for a play or for the screen. While stage acting often challenges the actor to go wider to reach and improvise on the peer impulse, to feed the mood; film acting challenges you to go deeper to get more real and personal. Screen acting has its own parameters and demands. It is the camera that illuminate the inner world of the character and the actor is expected to allow himself to be open and unguarded.

Acting can never be a physical progression. It is ultimately a portrayal of emotion. And emoting can never happen mechanically. Acting works drawing resources from mind, body, brain, environment and the actors around. There's a lot an actor embrace from the experience of life. Playing a character is a complex process that cannot be separated from the life of the actor. At times actors are unable to let go of the emotions associated with their characters. Learning acting thus extends to getting groomed as a better individual, capable to manage body, voice and mind effectively.

At Cochin Media School, we familiarise the act of thinking about thinking. Through this we implant the ability to acquire, retain and transfer knowledge, while becoming confident, creative, reflective, life-long learners. Not to leave aside the routine methods of physical and emotional preparation, script assessment, character development, screen craft, dubbing, to audition, setiquette and more. But importantly, the best academics promote experimentation and exploration of yourself and your art.

"In Kerala, Cochin Media School has the highest number of Alumni who have made it to the coveted independent film professional stature."