School of Media & Communication’s Head of Department Shares 5 Tips for Aspiring Media Students

The media and communication industry is a rapidly-growing one, harboring a vast number of creative professions. Here are a few tips for those who aspire to make their way into the world of media and communication.

1. Passion and hard work go hand in hand

I believe that the philosophy of “Do What You Love”, combined with hard work, it can help you reach great heights. You can study your course but if you’re not passionate about it, then it doesn’t matter. Similarly, you could be talented, but if you aren’t hard-working, then success will not come your way.

2. Be a go-getter

Media and communication, as the latter suggests, is more than learning the ropes of the media industry. It’s about the art of communication and storytelling. Performance isn’t limited to being in front of a microphone or a camera. You have to have a love for storytelling and performance that goes out to an audience.

3. Be conscious of what the world needs

They say that with great power comes great responsibility, and media is definitely a great power. You need to be conscious of what the world and the society needs. Media gives you that platform to reach out to each and every one, so you have to be capable; you must grasp the responsibility it carries & be able to shoulder it.

4. Learn every aspect of media

I believe that students should always get a holistic experience. You should have the chance to explore your potential, so I’m always encouraging our students to do just about anything and everything that interests or fascinates them.

5. Be open to collaboration

Every student should get a chance to interact with every aspect of the creative and performing arts, as well as collaborate with people from every part of the industry. I think the level of fluidity you get here is something that no other place can offer.

Laili Dutta is the Head of Department at Whistling Woods International School of Media & Communication. Admissions are now open. You can register for Whistling Woods International School of Media & Communication here.
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