PG Advance Diploma Progamme in Professional Filmmaking

  • Learn through hands on projects
  • Guaranteed Internships
  • Personalised analysis and objective feedback post internship to the stream of specialization best suited for a career in advertising
  • Online Sessions Live Lectures
  • Industry Experts as Faculty Members
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities on campus
Studying at St Pauls was by the best learning experience I’ve had till date as this institute not only focuses on the theory aspect of the media industry but it also floods you with a tremendous amount of practical knowledge, which is really helpful when you actually get out there in the real world to work. The professors are great and they get out the best in you and help you realize what you are really good at.


- Dylan D'Souza

Sr. Executive Media Planning and Buying Digi Osmosis

– A complete course in Professional Filmmaking is equipped to train the participants towards becoming industry professionals, as required by the present media environment

– Designed primarily for those planning a well-rounded career in Films, Television and OTT productions.

– Accredited by: Maharashtra State Board of Skill, Vocational Education and Training

Course Content 


– Individuals who have successfully completed their Graduation from any recognized University are eligible to apply.

– Applicants must be between 18-35 years of age

– As English is the language of instruction at St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai, proficiency in speaking, listening to, reading and writing English is essential.

The applicant may use the online mode on the website to fill and submit the course related application form, upload the documents and make an online payment towards the application form.

The documents required are:

  • One Passport Size Photograph

  • Application fee is Rs. 100 (Non-refundable and to be paid online)

 Personal Interview Process: 

• There will be a personal interview with the Course Director.

• Selected candidates will be intimated via email, with further instructions on the completion of formalities and joining the programme.


1. In order to partake in the entrance exam on-campus please complete and submit the online application form.

2. Personal Interview Dates will be informed accordingly.

Satish Bhatia, a veteran filmmaker, director, and freelance producer has been an inspiration in the media industry. From being the Head of the Film and Camera Department of Doordarshan, helping it expand and grow to develop India’s National Broadcast Network, his contributions have been immense.

A recipient of several awards, he has been lauded for his news and current affairs coverage for multiple news channels. He is renowned for his contribution to documentaries for UNESCO, BBC, and Transtel. Mr. Bhatia has 20 years of experience teaching Film and Television courses at prestigious colleges like Xavier’s Institute of Communication and UPG.

What you'll learn in the course

Direction for Film, Television, and OTT production

Script Writing 


Film, Television and OTT studies



Production Designing and Management

Non-Fiction Programming

Ad film Production

Fiction Film Production


Multi-Camera shows

Marketing and Distribution of film and TV shows

Workshops Outdoor lighting, Acting, Music, Screenplay Writing.

Studio visits, Film Screenings

Professional and Expert Educators

Arun Sukumar

Arun Sukumar

Director, Writer and Educator

A film direction graduate from FTII, Pune he is an expemplary individual in the media industry. He was the scriptwriter and associate director for movies like My Friend Pinto (2011) and Phobia (2016).

He has been teaching at Xavier Institute of Communication for over 12 years and is currently working on his directorial debut in Bollywood.

Dev Agarwal

Dev Agarwal

Director, Writer and Educator

An acclaimed cinematographer, he is know for his stark images. capturing his characters with an unforced realism.

He graduated in Cinematography from FTII, Pune and is best know for his work in the movie “Citylights”

With two goals at Foxglove Advertising Awards, he has also shot several features,  corporate,advertising, and documentary films that have taken him around globe making him established cinematographer that he is.

Moninder Pratap Singh

Moninder Pratap Singh

Director, Writer and Educator

Mohinder is a seasoned director, screenwriter and copywriter with over 18 years of industry experience. His notable works include being a writing associate for “Ms Shoni, an untold strory”, and the screenplay writer for several OTT series like Apahran (AltBalaji).

His feature film, “Ek Tha Bhuhang” was invited to the Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival and was also part of Asian Panorama, the International Children Film Festival of India.

Rajan Das

Rajan Das

Director, Writer and Educator

After graduating from FTII, Pune he has been involved as a director , writer and educator in cinima, television and coporate films in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Indonesia.

Some of his notable works include chief assistant director for Swarnabhuj (Zee  TV ), Writing the screen play for TV series like Crime Petrol (Sony), Siddhant (Star One), and Rihayee ( Sony) and he has edited over 100 documentries and corporaete films.

With over 20 years of experience in writing. direction and teaching, he is a valuable asset to the industry and media fraternity.


Satish Bhatia

Satish Bhatia

Program Director

A veteran filmmaker, director and frelance producer, he has been an inspiration in the media industry.

From being the Head of the Film and Camera department of Doordarshan, helping it expand and grew to develop India’s National Brodecast Network, his contributions have been immense.

He is renowned for his contribution to documentaries for UNESCO, BBC and Transtel.

Mr. Bhatia has 20 years of experience teaching Film and Television courses at prestigous colleges like Xavier’s Institute of Communication and UPG.

Why to Choose St Pauls Institute ?

 About Us

Founded in 2011, located in Bandra (West), Mumbai, St Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE) is a fast- growing media school in India, offering signature comprehensive Post-Graduate courses in Journalism, Advertising & IMC and Public Relations & Corp. Comm.

Why Us

  • Centrally located campus in Bandra West, Mumbai
  • Excellent academia-media industry links
  • State-of-art infrastructure
  • Recognised by Assocham India – Best Vocational Training Institute
  • Postgraduate courses with internships


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the course?

This is a twelve-month full-time course starting in September 2022.

What is the USP of SPICE?

Great infrastructure, constant updating of curriculum based on market needs, faculty from the industry and a willingness to change based on feedback. Great atmosphere, engaged teachers, a feeling that you have joined a family. Ask our alumni!

Is it online or offline?

You will need to come to the college

What is a average starting salary?

The average starting salary after completing the film, television and OTT production course is approximately INR 5.5 LPA, which after gaining substantial years of experience can go up to as much as INR 60 LPA.

What is the fee for these courses?

The Certificate course in Filmmaking, TV and OTT Production Fee is Rs. 2,00,000/-, inclusive of GST.

How do I apply for the course?

You can fill in the application form on the website, upload the documents and make an online payment towards the application form.

The documents required are:

  • One Passport size photograph

  • Original photo ID & address proof

  • Application Fee is Rs.100 (Non-refundable and to be paid online)

You can also contact us on +91-9769905813 and our counsellor will get in touch with you and guide you through the process. 

General Instructions

  • The Application Form Fee + applicable tax and convenience fees are non-refundable and to be paid online.


  • All fields marked with * are to be filled mandatorily.


  • Online Application form can be submitted after making an online payment. An Application Number will be displayed once you successfully submit the online form by making an online payment.


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  • The Course Fee is not refundable. The certificate will be given only on successful completion of the course
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