Bombay Institute of Film & Television (BIFT) was founded by bestselling author and filmmaker Dr. Nitya Prakash, who produced such classics as “Naqaab”. Encouraged by friends of his who wanted to send their children to film school, but found the prices too costly, Nitya designed a school that was not only affordable but more importantly, was founded on the principle of learning by doing.
Inspired by the idea that to learn how to make movies, one must actually make movies, Nitya and his colleagues designed a truly unique curriculum. Blending a mixture of traditional film school instruction with a new approach, the BIFT emphasizes coursework based around students actually going out and shooting films as part of their coursework. Students write, produce, direct, and edit their own original films while also serving as crewmembers on their fellow classmates’ films to gain extensive on-set experience.
This commitment to learning by doing applies to all of the programs the BIFT now offers, with students working with industry standard equipment in world-class facilities. At the BIFT, students can choose from a wide range of visual and performing arts programs that include Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Broadcast Journalism, Cinematography, Digital Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Musical Theatre, Photography, Producing, and Screenwriting.
The BIFT also offers courses in Spoken English, Personality development, Digital Marketing, Communication Skills, and Interview Skills.