Light, sound & Camera

Students at SSVAP get first-hand experience in practicing their skills on cutting edge photography gear, filmmaking cameras and lights, visual effects and visual graphics, Mac-based systems and software.
SSVAP is well-equipped with high resolution cameras like Canon C200, Canon 5D Mark 1dx, Nikon 800E, 810, D series and Pentax-medium format for training students in different genres of photography and film making. We also have a wide range of Tele, Macro and Fix Prime lenses to enhance their learning experience.
For fashion, table-top, product, automobile, food and other specialized areas of photography and film making, we provide a variety of lights such as continuous lights, DGI gimbal, Elencrom light, Godox and so on.
Along with studio spaces, we have a darkroom processing unit. This unit is utilized for teaching analogue photography; wherein, it facilitates one to wash and develop negatives into digital prints with the help of enlargers, scanners and archival digital printers.

Studio Life

The Infrastructure of SSVAP Consists of Seven Studios:

Over the course of the programme, these studios become an integral part of each and every student’s life. Together, these studios form a creative and safe space for the students that they get to make their own. It is a space where the students would first unfold their fresh ideas and watch them grow as they learn the art of experimentation. Over the years, these learning spaces provide an enriching and nourishing environment that nurtures the creativity within the students into reaching its potential. These spaces help students grow, explore, and find their niche- not just in terms of their career, but also in terms of understanding and getting to know themselves.

Director’s Message

The Symbiosis School of Visual Arts and Photography - SSVAP (formerly SSP)is situated at the picturesque Lavale hilltop in Pune with spacious indoor studios, a library & a digital post–production lab. A student gets a complete on-field and on-campus learning experience under the guidance of senior professionals in a professional studio set–up.

Gagan Prakash


Hello, my name is Ujjwal Shrivastava, I am pursuing B.A in Photography and Visual Arts at SSVAP, Pune. I have been studying in this institute for almost a year now. The amount of exposure that I have got while pursuing my course here, is tremendous. I can surely say that my creative side has been polished well at SSVAP and it is already helping me in achieving my goals. From Faculty members to the infrastructure and the facilities - everything is top-notch in this institute. It certainly promises a bright future to its students. Thank you, Symbiosis and especially SSVAP for shaping me as an individual and a professional.

Ujjwal Shrivastava current student

I have been associated with the Symbiosis School of Visual Arts and Photography for a few years now and highly impressed with the way the students get a holistic approach for learning. They get on field and off field learning experience under professionals like us who have vast industry experience. I have been a mentor for them for field wildlife photography workshops and liked the energy level of students and their eagerness to learn. A lot of learning happens through practical assignments and that's the key for a strong foundation. I think the best part is their campus which is situated on top of the hill and with the natural elements of nature, the learning is even more fun. Looking forward to a long term association and helping their students become better photographers.

Sudhir Sivaram

I’m grateful to SSP for not just giving us access to the Best of Equipment and Infrastructure but also, for giving us great mentors who helped nourish our craft. The curriculum was structured in a way, which apart from moulding me to become a better photographer, also inculcated a sense of entrepreneurship. I’m immensely thankful to SSP for setting my Foundation so Strong.

Manjusha alumni

Anti-Ragging Committee

Sr. No. Name Designation in the Institute Designation in the Committee Email ID Mobile Number
1 Dr. Gagan Prakash Director Chairperson 9175886230
2 Shailesh Kotkar Deputy Director Member 8329102767
3 Atreyee Dutta Assistant Professor Member 8160478290
4 Puneet Gupta Assistant Professor Member 9403277766
5 Ganesh L. Babar Asst. Admin Officer Member 9922199352
6 Ishita Dhawan Student Representative Member 9919002027
7 Digvijay Kumbhar Student Representative Member 7038084051

Institute Anti-Ragging Squad

Sr. No. Name Designation in the Institute Designation in the Committee Email ID Mobile Number
1 Shailesh Kotkar Deputy Director Member 8329102767
2 Puneet Gupta Assistant Professor Member 9403277766
3 Nitin Joshi Teaching Associate Member 9711972209

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