Where to learn all the secrets of TV journalism, editing and directing? How to correctly and beautifully formulate your thoughts, become a famous TV presenter, brilliant interviewer or blogger? Theoretical knowledge alone is not enough. It is necessary to clearly and competently be able to apply them in practice.
In pursuit of this dream, many go to enroll in journalism, however, getting a journalist diploma does not mean being ready to work on television, because you simply will not have the necessary knowledge and skills. In order to work on TV, for example, as a TV presenter, you need to master about 12 different disciplines. In addition to the stated diction, the ability to work in the studio with a teleprompter and the skill of interviewing, it is also acting, psychology, the ability to independently apply television make-up, which is very specific, and much more. At the Faculty of Journalism, they prepare excellently for work in the print media, but on television everything is completely different, and students do not know these 12 disciplines. It's another matter if you graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, at the same time took correspondence courses to work on TV,and come to the personnel department prepared, showing at the first test that you know how to work.
Who would you prefer: a talented journalist with no experience or a novice correspondent who has already completed an internship in the team of "Evening Urgant", "Good Morning", "Fashionable Sentence" and can immediately join the team? The choice is obvious, even if, in terms of human qualities, the journalist is more talented and intelligent than the girl-correspondent with average data. Due to experience, you will take the second, because no one has time to train personnel in the "field conditions". Taking a person without preparation is the risk of losing time and money, because any training involves a large number of mistakes, although no one is immune from them, no one wants to provoke them by an unprofessional team player.
Thus, if you are serious about working as a TV journalist or TV presenter, or someone else on TV, then you need to be patient for 1 year and be sure to undergo professional retraining in a specialty that interests you. Such education implies the presence of completed higher education. This makes some sense. Many TV projects require specific knowledge from candidates for the chosen position. Therefore, casting directors are more willing to take those people who are "in the subject" than those who have not encountered it before. For example, doctors are more likely to be able to get a job in health programs, designers in fashion and lifestyle projects, and athletes perform well on sports channels and programs.
Participants of well-known TV shows, for example, "Boys", "Dom-2", also go to study professionalism, realizing that quick fame is not enough to work on television for a long time and successfully.
How to choose the best establishment?
The best choice is to study in the very heart of the Russian media industry - at the Ostankino shopping center. And it is advisable to choose a licensed institution, which means that upon graduation you will receive a diploma of professional retraining, which will allow you to work in the chosen direction. Recently, the Moscow Vocational Education Center was opened at the Ostankino shopping center, which prepares personnel for work on television with the subsequent presentation of a diploma. The teachers include only active professionals, such as TV presenter Larisa Verbitskaya (Channel One), TV presenter Maria Tretyakova (Friday TV channel), producer Elena Korchagina (Channel One), TV presenter Elena Reshetnikova (TVTs, RBK, TV-3), make-up artist Daniela Geykhman (TVC), make-up artist and stylist Sergei Turchaninov (Philip Kirkorov's show "I", "Fashionable Sentence"),operator Leonid Konovalov (associate professor of the department of camera department of VGIK) and many others.
But for the successful mastering of the chosen program, it is important not only what the acting television stars teach, but what they know how to do it. After all, not every professional is capable of teaching others. The teaching staff is really strong here. Each of the disciplines required for professional activity is studied from all sides, and 80% of the lessons are pure practice.
Agree, being here in Ostankino is not the same as imagining yourself in Ostankino. This is the fundamental difference between the Center and other institutions that teach the same professions. The training program is built with maximum immersion in the chosen specialty by working in existing studios with professional equipment used in neighboring television center studios to create content that we all see from TV screens. Also, only students at the Center can attend exclusive "star" master classes in dubbing, acting, TV presenter, PR and marketing and other disciplines, drawing from the best of the best the maximum of useful information.
But the most important trump card is that studying in the very heart of television presupposes regular participation in popular projects and in private auditions. And, of course, those who recommend themselves well can count on further employment.
The students themselves note that during the year they do not just master new skills, but leave the alma mater as other people, as an internal transformation occurs: they become more resilient, stress-resistant, always ready to work for a result, as required on television. At the end of the course, they themselves become those who say to others: "Nothing is impossible."