Cinema is Synergy

I did not have many opportunities to study and learn the technical aspects of film making

Cinema has always been an art and a science requiring enormous synergy between creative artists and a product driven industry. While cinema is a cultural artifact, the film industry is market driven.
A true marriage of academia and industry, the L V Prasad Film & TV Academy continues to blend educational rigor with professional practice that ensures students are trained with creative inputs geared to meet industry needs.

Direction for Film & TV - Chennai

Anyone with an interest in filmmaking is eligible for this course. The course will provide you an opportunity to explore scriptwriting, camera, editing and sound design with both aesthetic and technical inputs. This could be a hobby or the beginning of a serious journey into filmmaking.


Two Years Post Graduate Diploma in Film Direction

Students here get trained in the visualization process of both Cinema and Television. Not only should a director know the ability to script well and show a towering sense of leadership but should also be very well conversant with all the other technical fields of the audio-visual process.
Finally the director should be able to inspire his or her team and the ultimate viewers to imagine a new world in an ethical and intelligent manner.

Two Years Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Cinematography

The world of Images is going to see a totally new dimension in the coming years and students of this course will be at the cutting edge to welcome and practice in the new arena of digital and analog imaging. The cinematographer’s primary role is to convert the narrative into the appropriate and the most contemporary imaging scheme.
Finally the cinematographer gives the entire unit a sense of confidence that the final image on the screen is going to scale new peaks in cinematic understanding.

One Year Diploma in Editing & Sound Design

We are starting this course on the premise of "learn to do". We are the ONLY Film School in the world situated entirely within the premises of a large, successful Film Production Complex - The Renowned Prasad Group of companies. For the first time in Asia, Students will get the opportunity to have hands-on training in the sophisticated world of Digital Sound and Editing.
Imagine yourself acutally editing on Digital Film Composers and mixing a Film in Dolby Digital/ DTS within any of the 5 state-of-the-art recording floors at the Prasad Studios.

Short Term Courses

In an industry driven by fast paced work many technicians never get an opportunity to undergo a formal education in cinematic techniques. Our short term courses are tailor made for these aspiring professionals cutting across the age barrier.
There are also several courses that are formulated for the serious hobbyists who wish to go about their hobbies like a professional. Our short term courses will get posted on the site from time to time and you can choose yours based on your passion.

Alumni Spread their wings

At L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy students become lifelong members and participate in a very unique tradition.

Why L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy?


Our students come from all over India and Abroad. A diverse range of cultures and film traditions makes for a creative hothouse. This network, once built, lasts a professional lifetime.


Fees paid for includes equipment usage, plus a substantial budget for the graduation film. Most schools quote only tuition costs, with filmmaking budgets an extra.


We are committed to spending its money only on your education and focuses on value for money in all aspects.


There are many exercise films and a graduation work in the diploma programs, shot on digital.


Our Diploma programs include two years of training in Directing, Lighting, Editing, Sound, Screenwriting, Production and much more.


90* students, 22 full time faculty, scores of visiting lecturers – more student-lecturer ‘face time’ than any other graduate film school.

Padmashree.Kamal Hassan

Don’t lose your innocence, your naiveté and always watch and make films with passion. I envy you for this opportunity you have to learn and earn a certificate in 2 years while it took me 20 long years to achieve it on my own.

Prakash raj, Actor/Director

I am impressed that L V Prasad Film & TV Academy has successfully completed 7 years. I am sure this batch of filmmakers will make films with sensitivity which is the need of the hour in Indian Cinema.


Like professionals in the field of medicine, engineering and information technology, cinematographers too need formal education and training in a University / Academic Institution for a strong foundation and to scale new heights in their chosen field. LV Prasad Film & TV Academy is one such Center of Excellence where young aspirants can benefit.

Mani Ratnam, Director & Producer

I sometimes wish I could have also gone to a film school like all you fortunate ones.

Vishal Bharadwaj, Film Maker

Since I never had the opportunity to educate myself in a formal manner in film making, I envy you! So please make sure that you keep the flag flying high with your films.

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branches at Chennai & Thiruvananthapuram

Prasad Studios Campus, 28, Arunachalam Road, Saligramam,
Chennai - 600093
Mob: +91 8870148484
Phone: +91 44 45032178
KINFRA Film & Video Park, Kazhakuttom,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 585
Phone: +91 471 2414117
Mob: +91 8086001140, +91 9447893066
For admissions, contact:
Ms.Kavitha | email: enquiry@prasadacademy.com | mobile : +91 8870148484