The media & entertainment industry is projected to be worth over ₹2 lakh crore by 2020. The increased interest in entertaining content with an even wider range of viewing options than before calls for a perpetually expanding media & entertainment industry. The industry in turn demands a huge number of trained and certified professionals to create the content.
If you wish to start a career in this industry, it is important for you to get the right job skills. Choosing the right training institute can be really a tedious task. There are too many institutes available.
Here are some of the important parameters that will help you take better decision while opting for any institute for your dream profession.
What you need is a pioneer institute in the industry. Such an educational institution will give training that is industry oriented, updated and innovative. Carefully choose those training institutes that are well-established. Such institutes not only will be renowned but also genuine.
In the media & entertainment, it is extremely important for you to showcase your works while you apply for a job. When planning to join an institute, ensure that they are able to show some of their students’ or alumni’s works. If their students have participated in competitions and won awards for their works, it simply shows the quality.
Check the time period from when the institute is present and the number of students that had received training by the institute. If possible try to contact some of the students and ask their opinion. Then you can decide whether you want to join the institute or not.
Careers in all aspects of media & entertainment including animation, VFX, gaming, broadcast, augmented reality, virtual reality, and multimedia are practical oriented and thus requires strong mentoring. Hence, it is important that you join an institute that offers hands-on training with latest software and techniques. In today’s competitive world, students should have impeccable soft skills too to clear the job interviews. Reputed institutes not only train you on technical skills, but also helps you improve your communication and presentation skills.
It is time for you to look beyond the conventional methods of training. This is the era of ebooks and videos. Such study material should be accessible to you anytime. A better way to achieve that is definitely through a dedicated app.
Check if the institute has facilities and technologies for media & entertainment education. This includes green screen room, practice labs & high end computers. Institute with a better infrastructure will help you get exposure to end-to-end project implementation. It’s also better to take note of the physical feel of the place and the environment.
Never blindly believe in ‘job placement’ promises. Always ask for proof. Ideally, a placement cell should be dedicated for providing students job placement assistance and arranging interviews for students.
Just keep in mind, any training which is being thought with theoretical knowledge is of little use; so more practical sessions will help you to get real time approach.
Having said that we also advise you, to personally visit the training centers to know ensure that you are making the right decision.
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