You have reached probably the last frontier of your student life. If you are opting for post-graduation - masters in mass media, now is the time to choose the Best Media Institute, depending on what plans you have for your future. If you wish to begin a career as a media professional, there are several mass media courses and mass communication colleges in Mumbai and around India. But how do you choose? Here are some tips:
Check the Course / Program structure: Look at the syllabus: Check out the syllabus that the institute offers. Ask the institute when it was last updated. Does it have what the industry requires? How much practical component does it have? In media, you can be successful only if you are able to actually do the things that the books say.
Faculty: Who trains students the best? Media training requires faculty that are experts in the latest techniques and technology. It requires working journalists, working PR professionals, film makers, ad professionals, because that is what gives you the edge over others. Ask the institute about the faculty. Check their qualifications and experience. Check the list of faculty on the website of the institute.
Connect with the students of the institute, get a feedback: Either when you visit the institute, or search online, connect with students who study in the institute. Ask them about the institute, the infrastructure, faculty, and teaching-learning methods.
Connect with the alumni: One of the best parameters to judge the standing of an institute is its alumni. Find out from the institute, get names and contact the alumni. Or check out the website, you are bound to find the names / page of alumni. Try and connect with them.
Industry Connect: Ask how many people from the industry visit the campus? How many come in for guest sessions and regular lectures? What is their qualification? Standing in the industry?
Infrastructure and Equipments: Media training CANNOT be taught only in classrooms. Does the Institute have a studio, shooting floor, audio recording facilities / recording studio, a teleprompter? Are students allowed to make sets for their shoots? Does the institute have video editing lab? Does the institute have cameras and lights? ASK these questions. Don't hesitate. It's your right to know.
Internships and Placements: Do you get internship from the institute, or you are left on your own? Which organisations are the students interning with? How many organisations keep returning to the institute for interns? Same with Placements. Where are the students placed? Do students get to make a choice? How many chances do the students get for placements?
MUST visit the Institute: You MUST visit the Institute before you decide. NEVER fall for beautiful looking brochures and hand-outs, and also for beautifully designed FB and Insta posts. Also, don't believe everything just because it's on the website. VISIT, ASK QUESTIONS. See for yourself the facilities, speak to students, connect with the alumni.
Remember, this is the last frontier before you enter the industry. The industry worships only - PROFESSIONALISM and PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. So be sure, and make an educated choice when it comes to masters in media and communication.
I wish you the very BEST for your future in the world of media.
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