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Media Studies and Film Making

The word ‘media’ are derived from the plural of the Latin word ‘medium’ and is used collectively for different mass mediums like newspapers, magazines, radio, television, films, and the internet. The word media has a wide implication, and it primarily aims to educate, inform and entertain people. It’s no surprise then that media play a very important role in changing the society.

Media studies can be referred to as a deal with all the types of media content. With the advent of digitization and new technology, this field is becoming more diverse and dynamic. The purpose of media studies is to learn about the society. It is also about how the society is getting affected by different channels of media.

After getting a degree in media studies, you can kick start your career as a journalist, editor, media planning professional, PR officer, marketing communications manager, RJ, VJ, producer (television/film/video), market researcher, director, writer, advertising (Account Executive), technical writer, content writer, copywriter and many other related professions.

Film Making degrees, as the name suggests, provide you with the necessary skills and experience to help launch a career in Film Making. Degrees often have a strong focus on practical work, meaning that rather than learning simply learning how to make a film, you get hands-on experience and an opportunity to apply the methods and skills as you learn them. Among the numerous aspects of such a degree, a typical Film Making course may involve learning skills such as editing, script-writing and production.

There are many courses which fall under this stream; some of them are as follows:

  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Film Making
  • Marketing Communications Management
  • Sound Engineering

 

ELIGIBILITY

Diploma and Graduate Courses:

  • You can apply for Diploma and B.Sc. programmes in Film Making and Media after completing 10+2. Admission is done mostly on the basis of marks scored by a candidate in Class 12.
  • Some of the Institutes such as MIT School of Film and Television, Pune and Lovely Professional University (LPU) and a few other conduct entrance exams (MIT NAT and LPU NEST respectively) for admission to such programmes.

PG Diploma Courses:

  • Most of these courses require you to have a graduation diploma or certification in the same field in order to be eligible to apply.
  • If you seek admission to MA or M.Sc. programmes, you will have to pursue graduate degree in the same field (i.e. B.A. or B.Sc.). Colleges often conduct entrance tests, group discussions and interviews to shortlist students for such programmes.

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Vast array of job opportunities available to Film Making graduates are in the media, with specific roles including Film Editor, Camera Operator and Runner. As the industry is so competitive, networking, volunteering and internships are just a few ways to present yourself with more opportunities, as well as showing a determination and passion for Film Making.

 

EMPLOYMENT AREA

  • National television broadcasters
  • Advertising agencies
  • Websites
  • Radio
  • Film/daily soap production companies etc.

 

TOP FILM MAKING INSTITUTES

  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Kalapurnam Institute of Visual effects and Animation MAYA, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • National Academy of Media and Events, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • MIT School of Film and Television, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Deccan Education Society’s Institute of Film & Television, Pune, Maharashtra
  • L. J. Institute of Media and Communications, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab