LVPA (Chennai) programs of study follow the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) prescribed by the University Grants Commission for higher education. CBCS provides students the opportunity to select from a list of core, elective and foundation courses within an individual program of study. This method of education provides flexibility for students in learning, allowing then to choose courses depending upon their interests and requirements. CBCS also allows students to choose interdisciplinary, intra-disciplinary and skill-based courses for their skill development. In addition to content knowledge, students’ analytical and creative skills are also assessed by an in-built evaluation system.
Note: The 1-year Digital Filmmaking courses in Trivandrum and Bangalore do not follow the CBCS structure at present.
The academic year is divided into two semesters – first (odd) and second (even) semesters.
Students receive a combination of theory and practicals/exercises as well as dedicated time for feedback sessions, during and at the end of the semester. Students receive detailed feedback on each exercise, jointly as well as in smaller sessions. Some courses may have end-of-semester assessments in the form of group presentations, written exams, viva voce, etc.
1. Core Courses are compulsory for students in a specific specialization.
2. Elective Courses are optional and may be very specific or specialized or advanced or supportive to the discipline/ specialization or which provide an extended scope or which enable an exposure to some other discipline/subject/specialization or nurture the student’s proficiency/skill.
3. Foundation courses are provided during the first semester and are common to all students irrespective of specialization.