Everything you see, read, and hear online and offline is all thanks to communication professionals. Since it’s a fast-paced industry, the Media and Communications industry will always need a fresh set of eyes to create meaningful and engaging content. All this to say that anytime is the best time to pursue a communication career.
If you’ve asked yourself “what do I actually need to do to work in the Media and Communications industry?,” keep reading. Ito ang mga kailangan mong malaman para maging communication professional!
Choosing a Communication course
Narrow down your choices by thinking of what communication career you want in the future. For example, you can pursue a degree in journalism if you’re looking to work in news media, or a degree in film studies if you want to work in entertainment. The list goes on! If you’re not sure about what you want to do yet, huwag mag-alala. Meron ring mga general communication courses kagaya ng mass communication and media studies.
Here are some of your course options:
- Speech Communication
- Visual Communication
- Mass Communication
To learn more, check out this helpful article: 6 Interesting Communication Courses in the Philippines
Choosing a school that offers your course
Aside from choosing a school that offers your course, it would be helpful to consider the campus facilities and organizations, too. Check if the school has the facilities that you will need for your course (radio studio, production studio, media production lab, etc.). Campus organizations and activities are important, too! These will give you opportunities to build your communication experience as an event planner, host, or production crew.
Check out some of the Bukas partner schools that can prepare you for a Communication career:
Our handy course search tool can match you with the school and course na pasok sa budget mo!
Career options for Communication graduates
When it comes to Communication careers, you might think that your only option is to become a journalist. That’s definitely not the case! Thanks to technology, more and more jobs are being created for comm graduates like you. Social media palang, marami ka nang pwedeng maging trabaho, kagaya ng pagiging social media manager, content creator, content writer, at iba pa.
Check out some of your Communication career options:
- Social Media Manager
- Media Researcher
Interested in these careers? Read more about them in this article: 7 Communication Careers, Aside From Journalism
Skills you’ll need in the Communication field
The Media and Communications industry is a diverse field. Knowing your topic, audience, and medium are the foundations for creating any good material. To do this, hindi lang communication skills ang kakailanganin mo. You’ll need a mix of hard and soft skills for any communication career.
Stay on top of the Communication field by developing these skills:
- Research and Writing Skills
- Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Media and Technology Literacy
We share tips on how you can develop these skills in this article: 5 Skills You Need To Be A Good Communicator
Ang Bukas mo, sigurado sa Communication! Start building your future with Bukas by applying for a tuition installment plan. We can cover up to 100% of your tuition and other school fees while you pay us back in low monthly installments. We’re excited to see you soar in the Media and Communications field!
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Written by: Bea Salcedo