How to select a Short-term/Long-term/Part-time/Full-time course to pursue media studies?

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Do you want to get into the world of dreams? Yes or No?

Yes, Good!

For students and working professionals, entering into the media industry without academic qualification is not a piece of cake; it requires a lot of time. Every film or TV project wants a professional, who has a valid degree or certificate in a specific field, can get associated with the team and work.

Today we’re going to see, which course suits you the best, whether it is a part-time, full-time, short-term, or long-term course, and how it helps you to complete a degree or certificate without compromising your daily routines.

Part Time:

Part-Time courses are designed to learn or acquire a new skill in a non-traditional manner. If you are a typical working professional, shouldering personal as well as official responsibilities, you are good to join a part-time course. It gives you effective learning experience in lesser duration.

Many working elites like doctors, IAS/IPS officers, IT professionals, and entrepreneurs have studied Photography in part-time formats. In part-time, the course timings will be 2 hours a day, which gives you exclusive training in a particular field in a ration of 80% of practice and 20% of theory.

In many academic institutions, the professional and diploma courses are offered on a part-time basis to cater the workforce’s academic needs.

Full Time:

Full-time courses are meant to be long-hour classes varying from 6 to 8 hours a day. People who work in night-shifts want to change their career to Photography or Filmmaking or anything else, can choose a full-time course. During the daytime, they will learn the necessary technical subject along with business traits and attain mastery in the field.

Thus, if you want to really change your career to visual media and have a good earning, you should enrol yourself in a full-time course. Here, you can create networks with like-minded people, get more practical sessions, and create a good rapport with teachers.

Short Term:

Short-term courses are offered on a regular basis, where students will be having minimum hour sessions on both theories and practicals. Generally, colleges and universities deliver certain courses in the short-term format for summer holidays (1-2 months). This takes 2-4 hours a day, which includes extracurricular activities.

If you’re a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), paying a visit to India for few months or a student from other states who just completed studies, can get hooked up with any of the short-term courses available. It perfectly matches your time and effort. This format gives you new opportunities to unearth. If you want to work as a scriptwriter or editor, you can opt for a short-term course on Scriptwriting or Editing.

Long Term:

If you’re a school or college passed out student, you can choose a long-term course to get a degree in any one of the media streams.

A lot of young minds from school and college, especially engineering decide to enter into a professional course. Let it be Direction, Cinematography or Visual Communication, they have plenty of time to learn, at the same time they want a wide exposure to the industry. These aspirants can select a long-term course without any second thought.

Long-term courses are generally attending lectures, workshops, field visits, group activities apart from the regular theory classes. You will be attending classes and hands-on training for 5-8 hours a day for a period of 1 – 2 years.

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