Modern day education is propelled by a combination of technological advancements such as – computers, projectors, and the internet, just to name a few. Aspects of education that could be simplified, have been simplified. Science has opened avenues of learning and assimilation. Topics not even in existence a few years back have now grown into popularly demanded subjects of education.
Future graduates are millennials who are more conscious, competitive, flexible, and interactive, and constantly seeking exposure to new arenas. Moving beyond traditional methods of learning, these students prefer digital automated platforms to enhance their skills at their comfort. Below explained are some of the courses offered by Pearl Academy which focus on modern and contemporary trends of education and learning.
This is a highly specialised one-year programme which aims to equip students with the knowledge of two key aspects of filmmaking – storytelling & production. The course covers critical components such as film studies, basics of film and production budgeting, and lastly – web entertainment. Social Media platforms are witnessing engagement levels like never before which emphasises the importance of exploiting these platforms to create and promote entertainment.
This is why Pearl aims to provide as much practical exposure as possible. Upon completion of training, each student is placed either in a film production house, sound design, ad film production house or a web entertainment company. Students are also encouraged to attend global film festivals to understand the application of the technical skills they learn. The Mumbai campus would be an ideal institute to understand digital filmmaking due to thriving creative media industry in the city.
This one year course focuses on imparting knowledge on direct communication channels such as events and creating experiences, through roadshows, branded events, IPR events, corporate events, social-political events, religious events, international events, televised events, among others. Students are encouraged to participate in, and visit the Dubai Films Fest, Dubai Shopping Fest, Fashion Festivals in several cities abroad, and Amsterdam Art Fest along with their instructors. The event industry is computed to be valued around Rs 30,000 crore and its components are branded large events, weddings, festivals, family events or any event which requires agreement with vendors and professionals in their execution. Pearl Academy’s PG Professional Certificate course in Events and Experiential Marketing imparts education in leadership, business development, creative integration with brand aspirations.
Another one year diploma offered by Pearl Academy, this certificate course is aimed at photography students with a passion for fashion and visual culture. These individuals are groomed to enhance their individuality by developing their own signature styles in fashion photography. Students collaborate with specialised fashion design students for classroom projects, this provides interactive learning among individuals. Pearl academy hosts state-of-the-art facilities in the form of photography labs, in which students are provided practical exposure by assisting mentors on high budget celebrity shoots.
Once a new trend is discovered, it pulls crowds and raises their curiosity. Skill development and vocational education have added a new aspect to this new system of education. While some might argue that technology, social media, and the internet itself serves as a distraction for students, institutes and educators are using it as a means to divert that distraction towards a constructive drive, and develop a positive change.