L V Prasad Film and TV Academy recently announced the launch of its new campus in Thiruvananthapuram. It’s an institution that provides academics surrounding Media & Entertainment Education.
The classes will commence from September 2014. The Alumni of L V Prasad Film & TV Academy include some successful film makers and professionals with participation in major feature film projects including: Ganesh Karthik (Assisting Gokul Krishna on the remake of “Band Baaja Baarat” for Yashraj films), Tegveer Singh (creative director RPSB animation studio) and Ashwath Nair (Narrative game designer at Zinga games).
“Malayalam Films have always been appreciated highly and holds a high place in Indian Cinema. The Thiruvananthapuram campus of L V Prasad Film & TV Academy is being launched with an objective to provide opportunities for the artistic and dedicated youth of Kerala to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry. The courses will help the students to grasp the complex world of digital technology while addressing the constantly evolving expectations of today’s global audiences,” stated Prasad Group MD Ramesh Prasad at a press conference.
The courses that will be offered at the academy in Thiruvananthapuram are two-year full-time post-graduate diploma programmes in film direction and cinematography with plans to add on more courses in the subsequent academic years. Students will be encouraged to absorb all aspects of film making in the first year to get a better understanding of cinema as a combined effort.
Students will get an opportunity to produce short films, documentaries, computerised animation and music videos as part of the course. The art academy will also have multimedia classrooms, sound recording theatres, editing suites, shooting floors, auditorium, outdoor shooting equipment and a modern library
To enhance the learning experience for the talented students several short term courses and master classes are scheduled for the academic year.
The academy has already received in principle approval from some of the biggest names in Indian Cinema to join its Academic Council and Advisory Board.