It’s well known that the current traditional method of how we learn education generally is not working. It’s a uniform system that isn’t adaptive to students from different cultures and backgrounds. The assumption is that the teaching itself is portrayed in a format that is absorbable by each student, but time and time again, it has had its effectiveness reduced.
This isn’t much different in the Film and TV industry either. We have students on one side forced to learn from a teacher on the other, who is simply re-writing the same notes and lesson plans they may have used for years. This leaves both sides of the educational equation exhausted. We have extensive amounts of information thrown at students that may or may not be relevant, and we have teachers that have no freedom to build out the correct type of engagement with their students to understand this better.
For one of the more creative industries out there, many educators seem to be teaching from the same playbook, focusing on a more technical approach versus understanding what the Film and TV industry needs to succeed. There isn’t much out there regarding running the operations and building a scalable studio, film company, or production company.
This leads many with a passion for becoming content creators or setting out to build their own companies but skipping out on film schools to jump right in through social media platforms. From here, they build out their content and the business aspect while simply learning from doing. This can work for some, but it also doesn’t need to be like this.
Why MediaU is different
Enter MediaU, an educational company that’s focused on bringing the business aspect back into the Film and TV industry. It’s not meant to be a lesson plan consumed and assumed learned. Still, it’s a collaborative effort between industry leaders and new students to have a platform for learning not just the technical aspects of the Film and TV industry but how to operate it like a business.
From understanding marketing components to properly navigating distribution for independent filmmakers to learning how to handle actors and becoming a producer, MediaU works to get the business side of the Film and TV industry educated and ready to go.
This means more people in the industry get the content out there to be consumed not just by anyone but by the right users themselves. It’s one key factor that needs to fill the industry’s gap overall. Plenty of content, but not always the correct production or direction to take it.
Not just about learning
When you take a course at MediaU, that is just the beginning. It’s the gateway to a much larger community that goes beyond the classroom and gets you in front of the ideal people in the industry from day one.
Every user who takes a course will immediately join the MediaU community. This means getting access to the monthly virtual networking events. Here, as a student, you get that direct connection with Film and Industry executives that help to provide their feedback or with hiring managers that are looking for the latest talent to have them join the ranks.
It’s also a place to gauge the overall industry and regularly meet with fellow alumni. It’s not something anyone wants to miss out on, and MediaU has opted for the virtual experience to be as inclusive as possible.
Past the meetups, you’ll also have access to like-minded individuals where you can continue a collaboration with them to build something new or have an active and experienced audience who can provide you with just the feedback you were looking for.
Then there’s the coaching to help guide you on the right path of your Film and TV industry journey. Without it, you will get a great foundational education but no guiding light to know how best to optimize your prospects. Instead, you’ll gain critical feedback on where you stand and will be able to end up becoming much more successful throughout your career.
Always making sure that we’re shifting and adapting
To stay ahead of the industry, our course offering is always expanding to ensure there’s relevant content for the industry’s future. In addition, existing courses will continuously be updated to be ahead of the curve and ensure that the relevancy and application of the content make sense to our students.
Education needs to be as dynamic and evolving as the people who take it. If it remains static, then it’s stagnant and doesn’t accomplish what it needs to do, ensuring that we have new students always having access to courses that make sense in the industry.
This is what helps to make MediaU such a sustainable business model. It isn’t about confusing with prospective students by having hundreds of different courses that may or may not be helpful. Instead, it’s all about growing out the right course load that is needed at this time. This gives MediaU that unique offering every time, without the nasty overhead that happens when trying to run too many courses at once, whether it’s a staffing or a technology issue.
This also makes the courses not available anywhere else, offering a unique selling point for those who look at MediaU as an investment potential. The classes are specially crafted and then curated together to make sense from the tactical level with actionable information and practical knowledge. It doesn’t do what traditional education does, which tends to drag on with many theories that don’t have any use in a non-theoretical industry.
For those that are ready to be a part of this community
We’re growing rapidly and want you to be a part of this new way of learning, where only critical components are taught. It’s not about getting a degree and a huge bill after a huge investment of time and resources but about getting started in the Film and TV industry as soon as you’re done with your coursework.
We also wanted to make sure we’re not listing courses for sale with no follow-up, as that doesn’t make sense either. While there are a handful of platforms that cater to that market, we feel that the more holistic approach is where we not only educate but also help cultivate and motivate newer people into the industry. This leads to a much more adaptable and productive workforce who understands what to do when specific situations come their way.
For those that are ready to take the next step and select their new career path, we’re prepared to offer you a selection of our best courses ready to go today. In addition, if you’re interested in discussing partnerships or other business-related topics, we’re always open to collaborating and expanding our already extensive network with you.
We know how sustainable and relevant our product offering is and want to be able to share it with as many people that are interested as possible.