What is Critics? Education & Career Scope
A critic possesses in-depth knowledge of a particular subject and backs it up with comprehensive education. He/she analyses, judges and comments on the aesthetics or performance of a subject/object with logical thinking. They keep abreast of all developments in their fields, and as such their career as a critic might relate to Art, Food, Movies, and Media.
- No formal qualification is required.
- Writing ability must be par excellence and writing must be objective.
- Experience is best gained by venturing into writing reviews for print media. This also exposes one to various forms of art, thus enhancing their insight.
- They need to be unbiased, but still know what it is that will most interest readers.
Career Scope & Job Prospects
This career is highly rewarding, and there are almost no restrictions as to the field. Critics can usually work as freelancers and on their own time. More than the money though, critic gains the trust of many people, not to mention a great deal of influence. They’re quite powerful.
Seasoned critics can earn Rs.40, 000-60,000 per month – income can be earned from different media such as magazines, newspapers, and television channels.
|Movies||Khalid Mohammed | Taran Darshan | Nina Kamad|
|Literature||Subir Dharand | Amitay Dey|
|Food||Nondon Bagchi | Vir Sanghvi|
Top Colleges/Institutes for a Critics Course
As of now, no university offers a specialized course in criticism. Courses in Journalism impart related skills necessary for this profession.
|Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)||New Delhi|
|Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC)||New Delhi|
|The Asian College Of Journalism-ACJ||Chennai|
|Amity School of Journalism & Communication||Noida|
|Wigan & Leigh College||New Delhi|
|Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management||New Delhi|
|Times School of Journalism||New Delhi|
|University of Delhi||Delhi|
|Asian Academy of Film & Television||Noida|
|EMPI Institute of Advertising & Communication||New Delhi|
|Indira Gandhi National Open University||New Delhi|
|YMCA Centre for Mass Media||New Delhi|
|South Delhi Polytechnic for Women||New Delhi|
|Sir Aurobindo Institute Of Mass Communication||New Delhi|
|International Institute of Mass Media||New Delhi|
|Institute of Mass Communication||Manipal|