FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Q. Does The Academy Provide Placement?
A. Yes! We Provide Placement In Film Industry.

Q. Why Should I Attend One Of Your One Or Two-Year Programs Or Short-Term Workshops?
A. Whether Or Not You Choose To Pursue A Career In The Film Industry, The Programs Or Workshops At The Bollywood Film Academy Are An Unparalleled Creative Experience That Will Broaden Your Horizons And Enhance Your Future Endeavors.

 

Q. If I Take A Short-Term Workshop And Find That I Want To Go Further With The Training, Can I Transfer To A One Or Two-Year Program?A. Yes. Students Who Complete The Short-Term Workshops Can Transfer To The One Or Two-Year Programs And Are Eligible To Receive A Tuition Credit Toward The Longer Program.

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Q. I Have No Film Experience. Is A Program Or Workshop For Me?
A. Yes, The Academy's Offerings Are Designed To Introduce Individuals With Little Or No Filmmaking Experience To The Medium, And To Reinforce The Aspects Of Good Filmmaking For Those With Prior Experience Or Training.


Q. How Hands-On Is The Training At The Join To Bollywood?
A. Extremely. All Classes At The Join To Bollywood Are Designed To Be Of Immediate And Practical Use. Students Shoot Film In Camera, Lighting, And Production Classes, Are On-Camera In Their First Acting Classes, And Develop Story Ideas In Their First Screenwriting Classes.


Q. How Do I Know Which Course Or Workshop Is Right For Me?
A. The Join To Bollywood Has Qualified, Trained Student Advisors Available With Whom You Can Discuss Your Career Goals And The Offerings At Join To Bollywood. 


Q. Do Students Edit Their Films On Digital Editing Systems?
A. Students Enrolled In All The Join To Bollywood Filmmaking And Digital Programs Or Workshops Will Edit Digitally Using Digital Editing Software.


Q. Where Will I Live During The Course?
A. The Join To Bollywood Has Housing Coordinators At Its Academic-Year Locations In Mumbai City That Can Introduce You To Safe, Convenient, And Affordable Accommodations.

 

Q. Do I Own The Creative Work I Make At The Join To Bollywood (Films, Scripts, Animation, Games, Etc.)?
A. Students Are The Sole Owners Of All The Projects They Create During Their Studies At The Academy. However, The Film Academy Reserves The Right To Use Copies Of Student Work For Promotional Purposes.


Q. What Is The Admissions Policy At The Join To Bollywood?
A. There Is An Open Rolling Admissions Policy For Our Certificate Programs Or Workshops. You May Apply Online, Download, Or Request That An Application Be Mailed To You. Applications Are Accepted Throughout The Year Until The Programs Or Workshops Are Filled. We Recommend Early Application To Guarantee A Place In Your Workshop Of Choice. For Short-Term Workshops And One Or Two Year Certificate Programs A Student Must At Least Be A High School Graduate And Provide A Transcript By Start Date Of The Program.



Q. What Is An Associate Of Fine Arts Degree?
A. The Associate Of Fine Arts Degree Is An Opportunity To Train Exclusively In The Field Of Your Choice As You Earn A Degree. The Program Is Designed For Degree Seeking Students Who Want To Devote Themselves To Learning And Practicing Their Profession In A Hands-On Conservatory Style Program. Students Are Not Distracted By General Studies Prerequisites Or Traditional Distribution Requirements Before They Get The Opportunity To Practice Their Craft.


Q. What Is The Minimum Age Requirement?
A. While There Is No Age Restriction, A High School Diploma Or The Equivalent Is Required For The Academy's Adult Programs (And Bachelor's Degree For Mfa Programs). Courses Are Extraordinarily Intensive, And Demand Maturity, Commitment And Dedication. Students Need To Be Able To Work With Others And Be Responsible To Them.



Q. What Is The Average Class Day Like?
A. Students Should Expect To Be Busy Five To Six Days A Week In Class, Depending On The Program Or Workshop. Classes Typically Take Place Between The Hours Of 9:30 Am And 7:00 Pm, Though They Are Not Limited To These Hours. Classroom Instruction Hours Range From 20-30 Hours Per Week, With The Equivalent Number Of Hours Needed Each Week To Complete Student Work. Hours Spent Outside Of The Classroom May Include Pre-Production Tasks, Shooting, Writing, Rehearsing, Location Scouting, Or Casting In Our Film-Related Programs And Workshops.


Q. May I Sit In On A Class?
A. Yes. Our Information Offices Are Open Monday Through Saturday From 10 am - 6 pm. Call The Office In Mumbai At 99-8773-9260 And We Will Be Happy To Arrange For You To Sit In On A Class.


Q. Can I Contact A Former Student?
A. We Have Many Former Students Who Will Relate Their Experience At The Academy. Contact Our Admissions Office By Phone, Or Email.