Full Time Courses

Film Direction (Chennai)

LVPA's Film Direction Course goes beyond the theory and history of cinema, placing emphasis on hands-on experience. Students gain invaluable experience directing their own films and serving as integral crew members on other students' films. The hands-on experience in writing, directing, shooting, and editing is an important aspect of the course at LVPA.

Cinematography (Chennai)

At LVPA students learn the academic and professional skills necessary to create the unique visual language of a film, television show, or web series. Students will work on their project productions. This hands-on and practical experience helps to prepare for entry into the film industry. LVPA is dedicated to training new and aspiring cinematographers. If you have the vision, let us help give you the skills to translate it into a career.


The principles and conventions of editing drive how narrative films are shot; editing is not just about learning software but also about understanding narrative structure and performance.

Sound Design & Production(Chennai)

Sound designers are responsible for interpreting a director’s ideas, visions and thoughts and creating a soundtrack which complements the onscreen visual storytelling as it unfolds.

Screen Acting (Chennai)

The one-year Screen Acting diploma at LVPA focuses on acting for the screen in front of the camera. In addition to coursework in acting technique, you will enroll in fundamental film classes such as film language and film history to enhance your understanding of acting for the screen. You will also work on actual film projects with student directors and crews.

Digital Filmmaking (Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram)

Students will get trained in the fundamentals of visual storytelling: cinematography, directing, screenwriting, producing, and editing..

Hostel facility for Men and shared apartment for Women available in Chennai campus

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About Us

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

Sri L. V. Prasad (producer, actor, director, cinematographer and recipient of DadasahebPhalke Award) dreamed of creating a film academy in the 1950s. His son, Sri Ramesh Prasad manifested the dream in 2005.
Since then, hundreds of aspiring filmmakers have graduated from the L. V. Prasad Film and Television Academy (LVPA) and found success in the Indian film industry. .....

Alumni Spread their wings

At L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy our relationship with the students is lifelong. Our relationship continues forever in terms of knowledge sharing, working on projects, consultations, as guesy faculty and more.

Why L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy?

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.

S.S.RAJAMOULI, Film Director

What the industry needs more than talent is the confidence... be truthful to yourself

Anurag Kashyap, Film Director

I know how good this institute is because I have never heard students cheer for their teachers so much! I know they are going to create a lot of filmmakers here.

Hansal Mehta, Film Director

It is so wonderful to see so much enthusiasm, so much spirit and all I can say is keep this spirit up!

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