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By Michaelson Gumede. In some way or another, we all grew up idolizing popular individuals in various professions, particularly in fields that we sought to be experts in one day. Boston offers a degree and specializations rage from marketing, advertising, radio, television, graphic designing, and journalism for those who dream of getting into one or more of the many intriguing forms of media.

 

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In some way or another, we all grew up idolizing popular individuals in various professions, particularly in fields that we sought to be experts in one day. When I was about 10 years old in primary school, I always looked forward to the arts and culture classes because my teacher was quite lazy and she would tell us to find an old magazine and cut out pictures, paste them in blank pages of an exercise book – sounds boring, right?

My classmates and I used to do this at least three times a week for 45 minutes and as you’d imagined, it really irked some of my mates. Ironically, I enjoyed that process because I would always come to class with two of the most popular soccer magazines in the country, ready to edge out my favourite players and a engrave them into my book.

A couple of years post primary school, I fell in love with other professions like radio, particularly talk radio, and I was fascinated by television production.  Also, I always wondered how advertisers were so sure that if they trumpet their products all over television, newspapers and radio, people would flock into their stores. Advertising always puzzled me and I was left with so many unanswered questions. 

As you would imagine after completing matric, one tends to be a little confused on what career path to take. My mind was half made up that I wanted to study journalism but a part of me was eager to learn about the makings of radio and how those advertisers’ minds work.

I was lucky enough to come across a billboard carrying a Boston Media House advert, talking about a Diploma in Media Practices where you get to learn about everything there is to learn about the media. At that time, Boston only offered a Diploma in Media Practices, but the institution now offers a degree and specializations rage from marketing, advertising, radio, television, graphic designing, and journalism. 

When I saw that billboard, I did not hesitate to apply and I was admitted to enrol in the program. Trust me - that was one of the best decisions that I made for myself. I got to understand how advertisers have particular targeted audiences and they advertise their products based on demographics. This Diploma gave me the opportunity to be in a fully equipped, state of the art radio studio. I got to learn the technical and presenting side of radio, and to be honest, I was almost convinced to dump the written word for the spoke one, but passion prevailed.

My fascination about television production was finally put to bed and now I know that you can become a film director or a script writer if you’re armed with that qualification. Most importantly, this Diploma fully equipped me with extensive knowledge in my specialization of journalism. And in a short space of time post-graduation, I saw my dream of being a sports writer come to pass.

A lot comes with the specializations that Boston Media House offers. For example with radio as a major, you can headline some of the biggest stations in the land just like DJ Fresh at Yfm and Mo Flava at Metro FM. If you’re an introvert and not one for the spotlight, don’t panic, there’s plenty of room for you in the background. You can work as technical producer or a content producer. The same goes for the marketing and advertising qualifications. Opportunities range from being an account executive to a marketing strategist.

I spent three solid years at the Media House Campus where I was brewed from a raw stone to a sparkling diamond. If you read the back pages of The Citizen newspaper, six times a week, you are most likely to come across one of my masterpieces. If you ask me, the greatest thing about the institution is the intimacy of the campus. It is a lovely petite environment and the student culture is truly amazing!  

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