Gone are the days when one had to venture abroad to learn applied arts like Photography. India boasts of some great photography schools that you could apply to. Here’s a listing of 5 good photography schools across India. You can choose intensive degree course or shorter month long programs to train yourself in this wonderful art.
Sir JJ School of Applied Arts, Mumbai
We don’t even need to elaborate on this great institution that has consistently produced famous artist alumni over the years. Most students who enrol in the four year Bachelor degree with Photography as their specialisation, are serious about their pursuing their art as a career and not as a hobby. If becoming a full-fledged commercial photographer is your cup of tea, investing four long years in this reputed school will be the best investment of your life.
Visit their website for more details: http://www.jjiaa.org/home.htm
Light and Life Academy, Bangalore
Whether you are seeking to simply dabble in photography for a few months or take up full time PG Diplomas, you must consider the Light and Life Academy in Bangalore. With full time courses in photojournalism and professional photography, you’ll always find the campus buzzing with workshops on subjects like Natural Photography, Location Photography, Creative Photography, Exploring Light and much more.
Visit their website for more details: http://www.llacademy.org
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Interested in getting a wholesome overview of contemporary photography, visual culture, its history and context? Then try securing an admission at the reputed National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. It’s a dream for most aspiring photographers to get into this reputed institute, since the screening process is oh-so-tough! This postgraduate degree of Photography Design will give students an opportunity for an exchange program to the UK, along with many options of Photography to practice in – from documentary photography to news photography, from advertising photography to fashion photography and much more. Only for the crème de la crème.
Visit their website for more details: http://www.nid.edu
Udaan School of Photography, Mumbai
Much recent as a school than as compared to its giant counterparts, Udaan would be a good choice if you choose to stick to the heart of commercial and glamor photography in India – Mumbai. With lots of networking and employment opportunities available, you could get a good mix of the studying and working on-the-field. Udaan offers 1 year courses in photojournalism and commercial photography along with weekend courses and rotating workshops. Take your pick.
Visit their website for more details: http://udaan.net.in/
National Academy of Photography, Kolkata
If you’re not looking for full time Bachelor programs, but you still want to train in Photography in smaller and shorter capacities, you have a great option with National Academy of Photography, Kolkata. With long term and short term workshops ranging from 6 months to 3 months to 5 days, you could learn Fashion Photography, Still Life & Product Photography, Digital Photography and various processing techniques.
Visit their website for more details: http://www.napindia.org
Whichever school you chose to go to, at the end of the day, it matters how well you practice your craft, not which school you are from. So get your shutterbug in you rolling!