Parents’ Guide - Seamedu

PARENT'S GUIDE

What degrees and certifications do you provide?

We provide degrees like BFA, BSc, BAJMC and BCA. All our degrees are UGC recognized, provided by Tilak Maharashtra University (Pune/Mumbai) and CMR University (Bengaluru).

Apart from the degree certificates, our students also get international certificates for some of our courses such as Apple, Avid and UNITY.

What is BAJMC? What subjects are covered under it?

BAJMC stands for Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. Some of the common subjects covered under it are –

  • Introduction to media
  • Principles of communication
  • Basic computer skills
  • Media laws
  • Current affairs
Are your degrees recognized abroad? Are they valid if the students want to pursue a Master’s degree in India or abroad?

All the degree courses that we provide are UGC recognized and hence are valid in India and abroad as well. You are eligible to pursue a master’s degree after the successful completion of any degree from Seamedu.

What are the advantages of the international certifications like Apple, Avid, Unity, etc.?

Any certification (international) from a prestigious body signifies an excellent and global standard of education. Certificates for Logic Pro X from Apple or Pro Tools from Avid is also a proof that the student excels in the respective software.

Are Seamedu’s degrees government recognized?

The universities TMV and CMR are both UGC recognized and hence the degrees offered by both the universities are government recognized. TMV is one of the oldest universities in India, established in 1921 and have been Seamedu’s knowledge partners for over 6 years.

What is the scope for jobs in the media industry?

The Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. New media companies keep cropping up with each passing day, giving rise to different types of job opportunities. Students get opportunities in such companies where they can show their skills and creativity. The scope for growth in this industry is relatively higher compared to other fields.

What kind of job titles and job opportunities that students can expect to explore?

Depending upon the course, a student can get hired as:

Film Making: Director – Fiction/Non-Fiction, Asst. Director, Script Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Line Producer, Online Editor, Short Film Maker, Executive Producer, Post Production Supervisor, Technical Expert.

Sound Engineering: Independent Music Composer, DJ and Producer, Film Sound Designer, Game Sound Designer, Music Arranger, Mixing Engineer for Films and Games, On-location Sound Recordist.

Photography: Photojournalist, Fashion Photographer, Landscape Photographer, Product Photographer, Food Photographer, Wildlife Photographer, Architecture Photographer, Interior Photographer, Industrial Photographer, Sports Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Travel Photographer.

Journalism: News Anchor, Reporter (Television/Print), Creative Writer, Documentary Producer, Camera Person, Video Journalist, PCR Controller, Bulletin Producer, Production Executive, Feature Producer, Web Journalist, Content Writer, Content Researcher.

Game Design: Game Designer, Level Designer, Interactive/UI/Interface Designer, Modelling and Texturing Artist, Technical Artist, Digital Game Artist, Game Developer.

Game Development: 2D/3D Game Developer, Gameplay Programmer, Java Programmer, AI Programmer, AR Developer, Android Developer, VR Developer, IOS Developer, C++/C# Developer, Game Tester, Game Programmer, Objective C/Swift Developer.

VFX and Animation: Compositing Artist, Rotomation Artist, 3D Modeler, Texturing Artist, Motion Graphic Artist, Matchmove Artist, 3D Lighting and Rendering Artist, 3D Animator, Effects Artist, Matte Painting Artist, Roto Artist, 2D Paint Artist, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, Concept Artist, Layout Artist.

What is the future scope for students?

Students can work in gaming companies, news channels, FM/radio stations, production studios, film production companies and sound recording studios. They can also work as freelancers or even set up their own studios.

Do you provide campus placements?

We assist students for placements depending upon their performance during the course and their strength points according to their courses. Students are given counselling sessions regarding how the industry works and what the opportunities are for them as per their skill sets.

Do you provide placements abroad?

We help placements know the opportunities for further education, job opportunities and placements abroad.

What is the percentage of placements?

100% – if the student clears the eligibility criteria for placements (75-80% attendance, timely submission of projects and assignments).

Does Seamedu have its own hostel?

No, we do not have a hostel in our Mumbai or Pune campus. However, students can avail the hostel facilities in Bengaluru (in the CMR University campus).

Do you aid students to find accommodation?

Yes, we help and provide assistance to students so they can find accommodation close to the college campus. Our student relation team has a verified list of hostels and homestays available with them, which has rent and other facilities mentioned in it. Most of the hostels mentioned in the list are at walking distance from the college.

What are the qualifications of Seamedu faculties? What kind of experience do they have?

When it comes to higher education, it is important that you look at who the faculty members are before making a decision – especially in case of creative and technical fields such as filmmaking, sound engineering, game development, photography, VFX and animation.

At Seamedu, our students are privileged to have reputed industry professionals with several years of experience as their teachers and trainers. All our department heads and teaching staff are highly qualified, with deep domain expertise and invaluable knowledge earned from their past and current experiences working on diverse projects in the Media and Entertainment industry. Most of our in-house faculty members are from the media industry and have rich experience in their respective fields.

What is the strength of the faculties for each department?

For every course delivered at any of the three Seamedu campuses, we have a team of 5 to 6 faculty members imparting their knowledge to the students. In addition to the in-house teachers, we also host guest lecturers regularly, ensuring that our students get ample exposure to what is the current state of affairs in the media world.

Since we place a lot of emphasis on practical learning and exposure to the real world, we also conduct different types of workshops and events around the year, inviting industry experts to bring in a new dimension to the table and enabling students to interact with respected names in the industry.

Apart from veterans like Dharmendra Chavan, Dilip Achtani and Anoop Chaphekar (who work closely with our students), respected names like Jabbar Patel, John Matthew Matthan, Rajit Kapoor, Diniar Patel, Girish Kasaravalli and Lalit Deshmukh have also been associated with us. Often, faculties travel from one campus to another so that all students across our three campuses (Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai) get a chance to learn from these experienced professionals.

Does Seamedu provide education loans? Do you have tie-ups with banks?

Yes, you can get an education loan for our undergraduate program as our college courses are recognized by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, which is one of the oldest universities of Maharashtra. Here is a list of certain banks from where you could avail a loan:

  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Cosmos Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • ICICI Bank
  • Bank of India
Does Seamedu provide the necessary document(s) required by banks for education loan?

Yes, we provide an admission confirmation letter which includes fees for the entire year. This letter can help you complete your education loan formalities.

What is the difference between the degree and diploma courses?

The degree courses provided at Seamedu are professional bachelor degrees with full-fledged practical media programs and curriculum. The degree is provided by Tilak Maharashtra University, one of the most reputed and oldest universities in Pune.

For degree students, specialization subjects are incorporated within the first year itself, hence, giving them more advantage and opportunities than other regular degrees. The student acquires a good hold on all the aspects in their respective specialization program, helping them to be job-ready, versatile and prolific in the industry.

Diploma is a one-year practical based course at Seamedu. The structure for our Diploma programs would be 3 months foundation, 7 months specialization and 2 months for the projects. One specialization is selected by the students, depending on their area of focus and interest. Diploma is an efficient, professional course recommended for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field or having prior knowledge in the respective field.

Which course would be more beneficial – a degree or diploma?

For students who have passed their 12th, degree courses would be more beneficial in accordance with the need in the industry and for knowledge purposes as well.

For students who have dropped out of their previous degree program and wish to turn to the media field can also go ahead with degree courses, as it would help them start with the basics of the new chosen field.

Diploma is beneficial for the students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in any field, or for the students who have worked in the same industry before and know the basics of their media program.

Which course would be more beneficial – a degree or diploma?

For students who have passed their 12th, degree courses would be more beneficial in accordance with the need in the industry and for knowledge purposes as well.

For students who have dropped out of their previous degree program and wish to turn to the media field can also go ahead with degree courses, as it would help them start with the basics of the new chosen field.

Diploma is beneficial for the students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in any field, or for the students who have worked in the same industry before and know the basics of their media program.

Does Seamedu provide placement opportunities to diploma students?

Yes, placement assistance is given to diploma students as well, taking their progress and academic work into consideration. 75% attendance is mandatory and will be considered during their placement process. Why Attendance? Shouldn’t be the only performance?

Are certifications provided to diploma students?

Yes, Seamedu offers certifications for all its diploma programs.