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“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” - Socrates

Imagination and creativity are the traits that fuel the future and enable the person to be a better problem solver. Both inspire not only those who choose a career in the creative field but also those who are being serviced by creative solutions. Studies show that creative people can deal better with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow the unknown and uncertain possibilities. At ‘Creative Aspirations’ we prepare the students to embark on their journey ‘to become what they want to be’ in the creative field with an investment for lifelong returns.

Animation

“Well luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend” ( Steven Spielberg, Filmmaker)

Animation industry is considered as a million-dollar industry with many corporate giants venturing into the field. The demand for Animators is increasingly growing: from advertising to TV series, from feature to short films, from documentary fiction to mobile games, cross-media productions and special effects for film and TV productions.

The global animation market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 4.79% during the forecast period, reaching a total market size of US $404.83 billion in 2023 from US$305.75 billion in 2019.

The programs offered by universities abroad are a fine blend of creative and technical knowledge required for visual storytelling in the digital age. They focus on teaching the professional production pipelines with high-end technical values which enable you to become proficient in all the facets of 2D and 3D animation facilitating your understanding of the entire animation and digital effects pipeline. They also regard research, development and intellectual rigour very highly and push you to the next level for achieving success. One can investigate their practice, and reflect on their own creative journey throughout the entire duration of the course.

Career Opportunities:

Animation Industry offers careers and job opportunities across a wide range of profiles both in India and abroad. Animation Designers find their way into the professional world with profiles like Concept Artist, Character Designer, Storyboard and Layout Artist, 2D Artist, 3D Artist, Production Assistant, Compositor, Art Director and more.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s4 yrs.
  Bachelor’s in relevant field for masters
  Graduate in any designing course
  High level of past achievements
  Prior knowledge and experience
  Good portfolio showcasing creative abilities in drawing and sketching

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Graphic Designing

“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” (Pablo Picasso, Spanish Painter)

The ‘graphic designers’ industry is the 9th ranked ‘Global Business Activities’ industry and by the market size it is the 72nd largest one. The market size of the Graphic Designers industry has grown 3.1% per year on an average between 2015- 2020 globally.

Graphic designing as a career expands its career options to include a vast palette of creative job opportunities in highly creative organizations like design firms and advertising agencies as every company and marketing team nowadays need a graphic designer to make their content look more appealing. The field spans the rich traditions of the printed word and image to the ever-evolving digital technologies which are now integrated into all aspects of our lives.

The various programs offered under the umbrella of Graphic Designing allows one to develop their own designing style in a way that is globally acceptable and relevant to the issues that matter for the creative industries today. The courses provide an exciting space for learning, networking and debating about various designing practices. These programs in graphic designing emphasize on professional workflow, include concept development, logistics planning, technical implementation as well as production.

Career Opportunities:

These programs are meant for graduates or professionals in the fields of graphic designing, architecture, design, fine arts and advertising.

After graduating with your foreign degree, you'll have the necessary skills required for a successful career in the graphic designing field both in India and abroad. The programs abroad equip you to set up your own design studio or work with creative agencies in job roles such as Visualizer, Senior Designer, Art Director, Studio Manager and Production Manager.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s4 yrs.
  Bachelor’s in relevant field for masters
  Good digital portfolio
  Prior working knowledge in designing
  Minimum 1-2 years of work experience in management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications

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Game Design

“It's all about hand-eye coordination, reflexes, timing, strategy, being quick on your feet, being able to think fast. You got to be doing everything.” (Johnathan Wendel alias Fatal 1ty, World’s 1st Prominent Professional esports player)

The global video game market size was valued at USD 151.06 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). Those who choose the creative aspects of game development, such as multimedia artists and animators, have salary averages of around $70,500 a year. For those interested in coding and software development, average salaries are around $103,500 a year. And, depending on the job title, the projected growth rate of game design is between 8 to 24 percent for the next few years.

Some of the game design programs offered by universities are MFAs (Master of Fine Arts) degrees. These MFAs are more focused on creativity and portfolio/project development while ‘Master of Science’ degrees cover the technical aspects of game design, such as coding and software development.

MBA programs cover the business aspects of the gaming industry which will enable the candidates to thoroughly understand the entire functioning and process and will equip one to start their own gaming companies.

Career Opportunities

The gaming industry, like other sectors within the larger media and entertainment markets, is a highly competitive field. But, having a graduate degree will set you a notch above the rest. You’ll graduate and be ready for several potential positions like Graphic designer, Computer programmer, Multimedia Artist/Animator and Computer Network Architect.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s 4 yrs.
  Bachelor’s in relevant field for masters
  Creative skills / portfolio for creative degrees
  Math & computing skills for technical degrees

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Product Designing & Industrial Designing

“Designing a product is designing a relationship.”( Steve Rogers, Designer)

Industrial designers have become an integral part of any product design company as they combine engineering art and business to make everyday products taking into account the aesthetics, costs, usability and functionality of the products. With more entrepreneurs entering into various industries, there is a greater demand for Industrial designers.

The global market for industrial design is expected to rise at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6% over the 2018 to 2025 forecast period. The market is expected to nearly double in size, with an estimate of USD 62 million by 2025.

Most of the products designed by Industrial Designers are of everyday use such as – automobiles, packaging, household products, medical equipment, industrial products, electronics and more. Thus, while designing such products an industrial designer not only needs to work on the look and feel of the product being designed but also has to ensure that the product incorporates ease of usage.

An industrial designer is often required to combine his knowledge of business, art as well as engineering to cater to needs of people on a daily basis.

Career Opportunities

A program in industrial designing will enable you to take up jobs such as a chief designer, design department head or any other supervisory post. In India, several industrial designers are seen to be shifting to the teaching field in the later stages of their career.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s
  Bachelor’s in relevant field(Engineering/Architecture Design/Interior Design, or equivalent) for Masters

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Acting

“The only failure is not to try” (George Clooney, American Actor)

The Bureau of Labour Statistics projects that acting careers will increase by 10 percent nationally between 2014 and 2024. Prior to 2020, the global film industry showed healthy projections for the future, with worldwide box office revenue having grown consistently for years and amounting to more than 42 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

A formal acting course proves very instrumental for an actor to develop skills related to reading a text the right way, decoding the subtext, working in a team, familiarity with technical vocabulary, facing the camera, exposure to various methods of acting and more.

Career Opportunities

The various career opportunities available for students aspiring to be actors are models, stage performers, stage show anchors, acting consultants, performing arts critics, Television Show Hosts, Theatre writers, Acting Instructors, Brand Ambassadors and more.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s
  Bachelor’s in relevant field for Masters Portfolio showing performance abilities, good communication skills, physical fitness, presentation skills, spontaneity and conviction
  Videos of any previous performances

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Filmmaking

“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.” (Robert Altman, American Film Director)

The global film and video market is expected to grow and reach $284 billion in 2023. Filmmaking programs abroad expose you to the world. The experiences garnered while learning the craft through another culture and work environment opens your mind and reinforces your creativity to create unforgettable stories.

Career Opportunities

A filmmaking graduate can explore careers as a Scriptwriter, Film Director, Broadcast Presenter, Camera Operator, Program Researcher, Art Director, Video Editor, Creative Producer and more based on the specific courses they major in.

Apart from this general course in filmmaking, students can also pursue specialisations in screenwriting, cinematography, set design, sound designing etc. as all the fields have their own demand in the market both in India and abroad.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s
  Bachelor’s in relevant field for Masters Relevant work experience / Internships Portfolios / Videos showcasing creative as well as collaborative abilities in various formats of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking

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Screenwriting

"To make a great film, you need three things - the script, the script, and the script." (Alfred Hitchcock, Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter)

Conceptualizing a good story is at one level and writing an effective screenplay is at a totally different level. The bachelor’s and masters screenwriting programs offered by universities abroad not only focus on teaching you the craft of writing but they mainly focus on writing it with a certain ‘theme’ in mind as well as the business aspect of the craft; as selling a well written screenplay is a totally different art in itself.

While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not provide pay and employment information specifically for screenplay writers, it did report that writers and authors who worked as independent artists, writers, and performers earned an average annual salary of $104,450 in May 2018. And, over 61% were self-employed, 11% worked in professional, scientific, and technical services in 2018. From 2018 to 2028, writers and authors overall can look for a 0%, or slower-than-average, growth in jobs.

With the boom of various digital platforms emerging at a rapid rate, there is dearth for good writers who can pen good stories which connect to audience across the globe. So, this is a specialization worth exploring abroad.

Career Opportunities

Screenplay writers are in much demand for not only movies but also to write for TV movies, commercials, TV series, web series and many other non-fiction formats of filmmaking.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s
  Bachelor’s in Creative writing or film production

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Cinematography

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.(Conrad Hall, American Cinematographer)

For qualified cinematographers, there are multiple career opportunities to explore and showcase their talent by capturing amazing visuals for feature films, advertisement films and various other formats executed by production companies, television channels apart from abundant freelancing opportunities. For those with a passion for photography and a love of movies, cinematography is an exciting and financially rewarding career.

The global entertainment market — consisting of theatrical and home entertainment — has surpassed $100 billion in revenues for the first time in history, with earnings reaching $101 billion in 2019. And, there is a huge demand for professionally trained cinematographers who are well versed with latest technologies and have hands on experience using advanced equipment.

Career Opportunities

Qualified cinematographers have ample opportunities to explore not just in the media industry but also in the corporate sector as all new media firms require video documentation and they make use of creative ideas by well experienced technicians.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+ 2 or equivalent for Bachelor’s
  Good portfolio
  Experience working on different formats of cameras and productions is an added advantage

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Sound Designing

“Sound is half of the picture…” (George Lucas Director, Producer & Screenwriter)

A success of a film depends not only on the performance of the artists, a good screenplay, perfect editing, great visuals but also largely on the sound design. Sound designers use technology creatively to provide sound for moving images in a range of mediums, including film, games and theatre.

The media and entertainment industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of over 10% to reach $55 billion by 2024, according to a report. With the growing demand for good content on digital platforms, there is a growing demand for good technicians as well. And, that includes efficient sound designers who not only work on composing great music but they also work on ‘foley’ which adds a great value to the meaning of the film.

Career Opportunities

The multiple opportunities that a person graduating with a specialization in sound designing can explore are - Digital Music Composer of original music, Music supervisor, Audio editor, Sound editor Sound effects designer, technical sound designer, Foley artist and a Staff musicologist.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent
  Subjects related to sound and music production in school or bachelors Basic understanding of film production

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Journalism & Mass communication

“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.” (Philip L. Graham, Co-owner of ‘The Washington Post’)

A study abroad experience for a journalism student not only exposes one to a new culture but helps in widening their network by including all international contacts. The comprehensive modules and experiential learning methodologies makes them more curious, inquisitive, and fact driven; all qualities required by a journalist to be successful.

In the United States, the entertainment and media market was worth an estimated 678 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 and was expected to grow to over 720 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. The clearly demarcated demand for producing good and credible non-fiction content apart from fiction is the demand in today’s competitive media field.

The programs offered by universities abroad in the field of journalism and mass communication focus not only on imparting skills required to be a good journalist but also on networking and moving efficiently in the business to prove their mettle.

Career Opportunities

A person with a Journalism & Mass communication degree can carve their niche as a Fashion Photographer, TV Correspondent or Producer, News presenter, Programming Head, Creative Head, Radio Jockey/ RJ, Screenwriter, Broadcast Journalist and more.

While applying for Journalism and Mass communication degree abroad apart from completing your higher secondary education with the required score, appearing for the available university accepted English Proficiency; every candidate is required to showcase their flair for writing or their individual as well as collaborative enterprising abilities which are a must for a journalist.

Course Entry Requirements

  Course Entry Requirements
  Portfolio showcasing flair for writing
  Portfolio showcasing flair for writing

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Music

“Music is the medicine of the mind” (John logan, American Playwright)

Music is one of the most enjoyable forms of art that anyone can participate in, whether they sing, play an instrument, or just listen. It takes a truly dedicated and talented individual to pursue a music degree in higher education.

Studying abroad brings in an invaluable experience for music students, especially for those who like to experience how music changes with different environments and culture. From studying music history, composition, and theory to musical performance and techniques, there are quite a few options for music majors abroad.

Considering the demand for multiple digital music platforms and rising number of music subscribers, the music streaming market is likely to grow at a significant pace. Additionally, consistent increase in on-demand streaming and availability of regional content on digital platforms will help the market to grow and provide growth opportunities to the market players prevailing in the music streaming market.

In terms of revenue, the global music streaming market was valued at US$ 26 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 46.9 billion by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period 2020-2027.

Career Opportunities

The various positions aspiring musicians can settle in are Digital Music Composer, Arranger, Producer, Programmer, Music Sequencer, Sound designer, Music director and Music editor.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent
  Basic knowledge of music
  Prior basic training in music

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Dance

“Dance is the hidden language of soul” (Martha Graham, American Dancer)

Pursuing dance in a foreign country which appreciates ‘movement’ not only gives one an opportunity to improve one’s technique but it also enables one to improve their ‘creative moves’ keeping the global perspective in mind.

International students who study dance in the U.S must be prepared to challenge both their minds and their bodies. Dance programs require students to explore the history, theory, and science of their art while developing their physical skills. Students who study dance face a difficult schedule of technique and choreography classes, long evenings in rehearsal, as well as academic classes.

Dancers learn to express ideas and emotions through dance styles such as ballet, tap, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance.

Over the last five years till 2019, the Dance Studios have experienced a industry revenue that is increasing at an annualized rate of 3.8% to $4.0 billion; including an estimated growth of 1.4% in 2019 alone. The popularization of dance-inspired television shows and rising interest in dance as an alternative form of exercise have positively affected the industry over the past five years.

Career Opportunities

After pursuing higher education in Dance abroad, students can aim at settling in one of the following positions either in their own country or abroad - Choreographer for TV and Movies, wedding choreographer, Visual Artist, Dance Therapist or a Dance teacher who takes the art form to the next generation.

They can secure employment in the fields such as Advertising, Art studios, Publishing Houses, Dance-Related Magazines/Journals and Product Design companies. They can also work independently in the capacity of Art Critics, Arts Specialists or Dance artists.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for bachelors
  Bachelors in dance for a masters program
  Basic experience in a performing art

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Fashion

“In order to be irreplaceable, one has to be always different” (Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer)

Fashion Designing is the creative skill in the visual form to create clothing, accessories, and footwear. Various fashion design and production softwares are used to project the ideas and the sketches of the designer. It helps to save the time of a designer and allows to experiment with the designs within one click.

Fashion designers hold a special place in our world as they don’t design just fashionable clothes or products but they design dreams of people across diverse backgrounds. To produce designs and make a difference in the lives of others; one needs to have a wide exposure to various facets of life and that can be made possible with an international degree in fashion.

According to Verified Market Research, Global Fashion Design and Production Software Market was valued at USD 1.91 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 3.8 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 8.93% from 2019 to 2026.

Career Opportunities

The field of fashion has a plethora of career options available both at National and International level like - retail managers, stylists, textile designers / jewellery / footwear/accessory designers, personal shoppers, make-up artists, fashion bloggers, show organisers, brand owners, fashion marketers, concept managers, costume designers for movies and many more.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for bachelors
  Portfolio showcasing basic drawing skills, Artistic Thinking, Innovative Skills, Observation skills to look for Detailing and a competitive spirit

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Interior Designing

“Exquisite details make interiors sing”(Larry Laslo, Interior & Product Designer)

Interior Design is one of the most promising industries in the world. To create spaces which mesmerise people and leave a lasting impression; one has to experience different spaces and earning an International degree makes that journey easy for those aspiring to be an Interior Designer.

There are currently an estimated 66,500 interior designers in the United States. The interior designer job market is expected to grow by 4.5% between 2016 and 2026.

The interior design services market size will grow by USD 23.15 billion during 2019-2023. The market's growth momentum will accelerate during the forecast period because of the steady increase in year-over-year growth.

Career Opportunities

Interior Designers can either start their own firms or work in streams of furniture designing, product designing, User Experience designing in various media and art related firms etc.

Course Entry Requirements

  10+2 or equivalent for bachelors
  Strong portfolio depicting the applicant’s problem-solving skills, thinking capacity, imagination, creativity, and drawing skills and problem solving abilities in the portfolio

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