Courses

Certificate (Basic) Course

Photography or Light Drawing is essentially a combination of technique and visual observation. Developing one's ability to create successful photographs must include some basic technical theory; otherwise it is difficult to get the most out of the tools, fully explore materials, or turn out reliable results. The rapid and sometimes radical development of this technical theory challenges the photographers' power to express. Hence, to meet the challenge one must update with the state-of-the-art technology and have a better grasp of the entire gamut of photography. Foto Unit is an institution where courses are conducted to prepare the students to meet the challenge. For the last four decades Foto Unit has maintained the pedagogy with contemporary context.
The Certificate Course in Photography commences from March of every year. Forms for may be downloaded from the website. Submission of forms starts from the month of January every year. Admission is purely based on merit.

Course Particulars:

OBJECTIVE: The Course is designed to deliver the basic knowhow of photography. The basic nuances of light, lens, camera, exposure, the science of digital technology etc. AFFILIATION: The Course is affiliated to FEDERATION OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY (F.I.P). ELIGIBILITY: Minimum 18 years of age and pass in Secondary Examination. CERTIFICATION: Candidates obtaining minimum 40% marks in aggregate and in each paper along with 70% attendance in classes (theoretical, practical and outings) will be awarded with the certificate duly signed by the Secretary General of F.I.P. DURATION: Approximately Nine (9) months. VENUE: ARABINDA BALIKA VIDYAMANDIR, 507, Jessore Road, Devendra Nagar, Kolkata - 700074 TIME: Every Saturday from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Evaluations:

HOME ASSIGNMENT :- 100 marks FINAL THEORY :- 100 marks PRACTICAL :- 100 marks SEMINAR :- 100 marks

Medium Of Instruction:

Primarily Bengali; Study Materials and Evaluation Sheets will be in English.

Enrolement Fee:

Course Enrolment Fee is 6000/- INR (subject to change), payable in full at the time of admission. Enrolment fee includes cost of study materials, ID card. It excludes cost of Excursion, Workshops & Outings.

Admission Procedure:

  • Admission forms are available at the club premises (319/11/2, Nagendranath Road, Kolkata- 700 028) on every Saturday between 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. This can be downloaded from the website also.
  • Admission forms should be submitted at the club premises (319/11/2, Nagendranath Road, Kolkata- 700 028) on every Saturday between 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm along with the requisite documents and fees..
  • Candidates will be shortlisted upon merit and subject to availability of seats. Fees submitted by unsuccessful candidates will be returned as soon as selection process is over.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a counselling session. Selected candidates will be informed.

Documents Required:

1. Photocopy of proof of age and proof of last attained educational qualification. 2. One (1) copy passport size photograph (to be pasted on the application form).   For more details contact:   9903053457 / 9831178949

Download Admission Form

Diploma Course

Foto Unit is one of those rare institutions which run a diploma course in photography, the highest academic level till date available in India. The Diploma course is basically designed for advanced learner and serious enthusiasts. On the foundation of the Certificate Course, a student of diploma course is encouraged to explore the horizon of photography, its different branches, and its scope of creation.

Course Itinerary:

COURSE: The Course is designed to deliver advanced knowledge of photography, the basic nuances of the branches of photography, use of artificial light, editing of photographs etc. The course is divided into two semesters. The first semester of nine (9) months emphasizes on the practical part of photography. The second one emphasizes on the implementation of the acquired knowledge, aesthetics and different branches of photography. AFFILIATION: The Course is affiliated to FEDERATION OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY (F.I.P). ELIGIBILITY: Candidates applying for Diploma Course must have passed any Basic Level Course on Photography and should have passed secondary level examination. CERTIFICATION: Candidates obtaining minimum 40% marks in aggregate and in each paper along with 70% attendance in classes (theoretical, practical and outings) will be awarded with the certificate duly signed by the Secretary General of F.I.P. DURATION: Approximately Fifteen (15) months. VENUE: ARABINDA BALIKA VIDYAMANDIR, 507, Jessore Road, Devendra Nagar, Kolkata - 700074 TIME: Every Saturday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

Evaluations:

1st Semester (9 Months)
PROJECT WORK:- 100 marks WRITTEN (THEORY): 100 marks
2nd Semester (6 Months)
PROJECT WORK: 100 marks WRITTEN (THEORY): 100 marks PRACTICAL: 100 marks SEMINAR: 100 marks VIVA-VOCE: 100 marks

Medium Of Instruction:

Primarily Bengali; Study Materials and Evaluation Sheets will be in English.

Enrolement Fee:

Course Enrolment Fee is 9000/- INR i.e. 4500/- INR for each Semester, payable at the starting of the semester. Enrolment fee includes cost of study materials, ID card. It excludes cost of Excursion, Workshops & Outings.

Admission Procedure:

  • Admission forms are available at the club premises (319/11/2, Nagendranath Road, Kolkata- 700 028) on every Saturday between 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. This can be downloaded from the website also.
  • Admission form should be submitted along with the requisite documents and fees at the club premises (319/11/2, Nagendranath Road, Kolkata- 700 028) on every Saturday between 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted upon merit and subject to availability of seats. Fees submitted by unsuccessful candidates will be returned as soon as selection process is over.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a counselling session. Selected candidates will be informed.

Documents Required:

1. Photocopy of proof of age. 2. Proof of last attained educational qualification. 3. Photocopy of proof of last attained course on photography 4. One (1) copy passport size photograph (to be pasted on the application form).   For more details contact:   9903053457 / 9831178949

       Download Admission Form