It’s been a visual media boom for the past 5 years in India and now it gone global! There is a 10%-15% increase in number of students going to US, UK and Australia to pursue higher studies in visual media.
Courses like film making, animation, graphics, visual communication, journalism and mass media have become the most favorite courses among students aspiring to go to The UK, The US, Australia and Canada.
Overseas education experts say that this increase in students going abroad to study visual media is mainly due the cutting edge state of the art technology and global recognition.
The CEO of Oceanic consultants say that this trend is like Bollywood meeting Hollywood where the demand for such niche courses is high.
Among many countries, students prefer Canada and Australia to complete diploma level courses, mainly due to less cost and living expenses.
Many students from Chennai who are pursuing their Undergraduate in visual media prefer foreign universities to expand their skill sets.
It is observed that this trend was less popular and meager enquiries for such new generation courses were raised. It is also noted that nowadays banks are offering education loans for such courses than in the past.
Although these courses in foreign universities are expensive when compared to Indian universities, some students say that it is worth the time and money. For instance if a visual communication course in India costs 2.5 to 3 lakhs, it costs around 10 lakhs in foreign universities. Despite this costly affair, students feel that the return on investment is better outside the country than in India.
One Indian student who completed his MA in communications in a Chennai college pursued his MA in Film studies in Northumbria University says that studying in a new environment has increased his confidence to start his own firm. He now makes documentary films while teaching part time at the Madras Christian College.
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