According to research reports, media industry is growing at 16% per annum. It has been observed that there is a lack of trained and skilled media professionals in the industry. This has led many institutes and universities to offer diploma in media and communication. There is no doubt media is an exciting and an entertaining field. However, there is a lot of hard work and sincerity that goes along with the glamourous quotient that is attached to this industry. Hence, it is necessary for students aspiring to get into this pulsating industry to take up a diploma course so as to be better versed with the different sects of media and their roles.
Typically, a media and communication diploma consists of subjects that deal with areas of advertising, journalism, film, television, public relations and corporate communication. It is seen that to get into the media industry a post graduate diploma is required. The diplomas are either of one or two year duration. A two year diploma delves deep into each sect of media and allows students to specialize in one particular sector such as advertising or TV or so on. Students who have finished this diploma can work in production houses, advertising agencies, TV channels, Print publications and PR houses.
There are many colleges in India that are offering this diploma in mass media and communication. Some of the famous colleges are Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), FLAME (Foundation for Liberal and Management Education), IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), Indian Institute of Journalism and Mass media, EMDI (Event Management Development Institute), Xavier’s college Mumbai etc. Apart from these institutes, IGNOU also offers diploma in media and journalism that can be pursued through the distance learning mode.
There are immense opportunities for students to tap in this industry. A Diploma in this will surely help to head start your career in media.