Career Option in Media

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A. Field description:

Mass mediais a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. It was coined in the 1920s with the advent of nationwide radio networks, mass-circulation newspapers and magazines, although mass media (like books and manuscripts) were present centuries before the term became common. The term public media has a similar meaning: it is the sum of the public mass distributors of news and entertainment across media such as newspapers, television, radio, broadcasting, which may require union membership in some large markets such as Newspaper Guild, AFTRA, text publishers. The concept of mass media is complicated in some internet media as now individuals have a means of potential exposure on a scale comparable to what was previously restricted to select group of mass media producers. These internet media may include:

B.Education guide:

Basic eligibility criteria:

10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the majors can choose Bachelor degree in Media (B.A) as their career.

Course Duration:

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in Mass Communication is around two years.
  • B.A (Bachelor of Mass Communication) is around three years.
  • M.A (Masters in Mass Communication) is around two years.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing Bachelor of Arts in Media and its related fields are as follows

  • B.A - Rs.65000/ per year - (3 Years)
  • M.A - Rs.87000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

Additional Skills:

A Media person should also develop qualities like

  • Creative thinking
  • Dedication
  • Hard working
  • Literacy
  • Negotiating
  • Planning
  • Presentation
  • Teamwork

Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for higher education in Master's level.

C.Institutions that Offers this Education:

Almost all the universities and institutes involving Arts offer Bachelors degree in Media and its related fields.

Some of these institutes are:

  • International School of Media and Entertainment.
  • International School of Business and Media.
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • IILM Institute for Higher Education
  • College of Events & Media, Pune
  • Pioneer Media School
D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

A person who has completed B.A in Media Entertainment and its related fields has wide opportunities. Some of them are:

  • Professional Actor / Actress
  • Personnel manager
  • Social worker
  • Arts Management
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Marketing manager
  • Journalist
  • Charities administrator
E.Approximate Salary Range:

The salary can be from Rs.8, 000 to Rs.15, 000 for freshers and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

F.Related Links:

The Society for Media and Entertainment was created with the help of Field professionals in the particular domain for the mutual development of Media and entertainment.
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