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More Indian students opt for Visual Communication courses abroad

Overseas education experts say that the increase in Indian students going abroad to study visual media is mainly due the cutting-edge technology and global recognition.

Antony Chacko
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An Indian student, who had completed MA in Communications in Chennai and then took up an MA in Film studies in the UK, said his international degree gave him the confidence to set up his own company.

It’s been a visual media boom for the past 5 years in India and now it has gone global! There is a 10% to 15% increase in the number of students going to the 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 Indian students who want to go to the UK, US, Australia and Canada.

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Overseas education experts say that most Indian students want to go abroad to study visual media mainly due to the cutting-edge technology and global recognition of the foreign universities.

Among other countries, students prefer Canada and Australia to complete diploma-level courses, mainly due to the low tuition and living expenses.

Many students from Chennai who are pursuing their undergraduate/bachelors degree in visual media prefer foreign universities to expand their skill sets and learning.

Although some visual communication courses in foreign universities are expensive when compared with 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 (job opportunity) is better abroad than in India.

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We know of an Indian student who completed his MA in communications from Chennai and pursued his MA in Film studies at the Northumbria University. According to that student, 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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Why don't you tell us about your experience of studying visual communication abroad? Or are you looking for such opportunity? Speak to our study abroad counsellors who can give more clarity on various visual communication courses abroad and which country will fit in to your budget and academic preferences. 

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