What is BMM?
BMM or Bachelor of Mass Media is a three-year media oriented degree course where you specialise in Advertising or Journalism in your last year. You need to secure a minimum of 50% in your HSC to be eligible for the course.
Admission forms for BMM colleges are usually available 1 or 2 days before the HSC results are declared. Fortunately or unfortunately, there is no Common Entrance Test for BMM. Each college holds its own entrance exam. So you have to appear for several exams at the same time. On the positive side, if you don’t do well in one, you can always make up for it in another.
You need to prepare a list of your preferred colleges in advance. This is because sometimes the exam dates of two colleges clash. It is best to personally visit the colleges to find out the entrance exam dates. The date of the entrance exam is generally announced on the day the forms are released.
The admission process usually starts from May end and goes on till June end as it comprised of a 3 steps: 1) Entrance exam, 2) Group Discussion and 3) Personal interview
Although the above process is a university recognized method, colleges may not always stick to it. Few colleges may even skip the group discussion part and conduct only the written exam and personal interview.
The written exams are generally very open-ended; you could be asked to list the ads you’ve really liked recently or comment on the latest political developments. It’s advisable to starting reading the newspapers and catching up on all the ads on TV a few months in advance.
In the Personal Interview, the questions could range from the “Tell me about yourself” and “Why do you want to do this course?” kind to factual, media related questions. Answering a question like “Why do you want to do this course?” isn’t as easy as it sounds. It is important that you prepare for such questions, and try and make your answers as unique and different as possible. For example, “Because I am interested in Media” is a bad answer. Instead tell the interviewer why media interests you and what you expect to learn from the course.