Why should I join one of your programs?
A. While there are multiple reasons on why you should do your program from ICE, just to highlight some key ones-
1) Live Environment - We are the only institute in India that is situated in the heart of 13 live Studios providing you with a live learning environment.
2) Internship – Best among you will be offered internship.
3) Expert faculty – a perfect blend of Industry experience and academic excellence.
4) Latest training methodology - Blended learning which combination of Instructor is led training (ILT), Computer based training (CBT) & Web based training (WBT)
5) State of the art infrastructure and exposure to latest technology and equipments.
6) Learn from the master - we are the largest content provider in media and entertainment Industry and therefore are fully aware about requirements of the industry. There is nothing better than directly learning from the master.
I have no film experience. Is a program for me also?
A. Yes, at ICE the courses are designed by the industry experts in such a way that even a fresher with no inkling about industry can seamlessly pick up skills to be successful in the trade.
How do I know which program or workshop fits me the best?
A. The Institute of Creative Excellence has qualified, trained Student Advisors with whom you can discuss your interest, career goals and the offerings at ICE. Selection into ICE is based on a stringent selection criterion that checks your aptitude for the program.
Do I own the films I make at ICE?
A. Students can retain a copy of all the films they make during their studies at the Academy. However, the ICE reserves the right to use copies of student work for promotional purposes.
What is the admission policy/ procedure at ICE?
A. Admission process at ICE is based on a stringent selection criterion which varies from program to program. Details of the same would be provided by our student admission advisor. However all eligible applicants should block their seats as early as possible since there are limited seats in each of batches.
Do you allow campus visits?
A. Yes, but under guidance of professors /Authorized personnel as we have live sets amidst our campus.
What is the strength of students in each batch?
How many batches do you run in a year?
A. Admission into batches happens round the year. However eligible students are advised to book their seats immediately as there are only 30 seats in each batch.
What is a typical Profile of ICE faculty Members?
A. Our Faculties are a blend of decades of rich Industry experience coupled with successful academic background, which is the ideal mix in case you need to succeed in this highly competitive business. We supplement our teaching with a host of guest lecturers from renowned industry experts.
Will I be getting a chance to become a part of Balaji serials/Movies?
A. Balaji Telefilms is constantly scouting around for new talent for its shows. If you have the right skills, you do stand a good chance of getting a break. However, doing a program at ICE does not guarantee you a role in Balaji Telefilms serials/movies.
Do you offer installment facility?
A. We do offer an installment payment facility for eligible students. You can visit our Mumbai centre for details.
Is it mandatory to go through the selection procedure?
Will I be able to see live shootings going on there?
A. Your study centre is nestled in a campus surrounded by 13 studios… you will on a regular basis be exposed to live environment under guidance of your professors.
How do I select the right program?
A. Our student advisor will guide you to choose what is best for you during their One to one counseling session with you.
If due to some reasons, I am not able to continue the course, will I get the refund?
A. Fees once paid is not refundable.
Am I required to pay any Security Deposit? How Much?
A. Yes, You will have to pay interest free security deposit of Rs. 25,000 which will be refunded post successful completion of your training program & no due certificate
I want to get into Films and not TV? Do institute abide me with any rules?
A. We prepare you for careers in entire media and entertainment Industry instead of making you a specialist of either TV or films as most other training schools do.
Where can I get some details on ICE Course curriculum?
A. Our brochure/prospectus will give you a fair idea of our Course curriculum & Product offerings.
Do you have library facility for reference? If yes, the do you have books as well as movies in that? Do you issue them to students for reference purpose at home?
A. Yes, ICE has an exhaustive library stocked with both books and movies for reference purposes.
Do I have an option of pursuing a part-time course?
A. Yes. Program is available in two variants depending on your convenience- full time and part time. However, we would like to emphasize, this program is only meant for serious students.
Can I do a short-term part time course at the Institute of Creative Excellence along with my Bachelor/ +2 studies?
A. Yes program is available on a 1 year part time variant which can be done along with your bachelor studies.
How is the training imparted at ICE?
A. At ICE we work on a school–hospital model. Class room training is coupled with a lot of projects, interaction with industry experts & visit to studios.
What kind of Technologies is the Institute equipped with?
A. Advanced Technology is used like – Final Cut pro (EDITING), Smoke, Nuendo (SOUND), Sony Professional XDCAM (CINEMATOGRAPHY), etc.
Is this a residential Course? (Where Can I find a place to stay)
A. No, our course is not residential course, however for outstation candidates, we will able to provide you will a list of places wherein safe and affordable accommodation is available for students.
What is the mode of Teaching at ICE?
A. We teach you with state of art, blended learning methodology, which incorporates elements of Instructor lead training (ILT), Computer based training (CBT) and Web based Training (WBT).
What is the schedule of the day like?
A. Students studying with us on a full time basis are expected to be busy for 8 hrs a day & 6 days a week, depending on the program or workshop.
What is the ratio of theoretical classes to hands-on experience?
A. Your learning process, will be a rich blend of theory coupled with projects, visit to sets and interaction with Industry experts.
After Completion of the course, will I get a certificate or diploma?
A. You will be an ICE certified Professional on successful completion of your program.
Do you conduct an exam at the end of the course?
A. Yes, you will be evaluated at the end of the course.
What happens if I am not able to pass the exam?
A. You will only get a participation certificate… ICE Course completion certificate will only be provided to you post successful completion of program.
Will there be any grading system?
A. Yes we have an integral evaluation system mapped with industry requirements.
Does ICE provide financial aid/Loan assistance?
A. We do not provide any financial assistance / loans; however, we have a tie up with a leading bank which offers loans to students who have secured admission at ICE, subject to meeting their eligibility criteria
Do you guarantee my placement?
A. We do not offer you a placement guarantee. However, with the kind of skills that you pick up at ICE; chances of you getting an assignment in this highly competitive industry improves tremendously.
What is the qualification to enroll into this institute?
A. There is no specific qualification for a career in media and entertainment business. All you need is Creativity, Enthusiasm, Passion & Talent.
Is there a provision for dual specialization?
A. Yes, you can very well pursue your formal education along with our 1 year part time course.
What is the minimum / maximum age requirement?
A. While there is no age restriction, normally a 10+2 or above is preferred input as far as student intake is concerned.