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.  

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.


MoviesKhalid Mohammed | Taran Darshan | Nina Kamad
LiteratureSubir Dharand | Amitay Dey
FoodNondon 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-ACJChennai
Amity School of Journalism & CommunicationNoida
Wigan & Leigh CollegeNew Delhi
Sardar Patel College of Communication & ManagementNew Delhi
Times School of JournalismNew Delhi
University of DelhiDelhi
Asian Academy of Film & TelevisionNoida
EMPI Institute of Advertising & CommunicationNew Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open UniversityNew Delhi
YMCA Centre for Mass MediaNew Delhi
South Delhi Polytechnic for WomenNew Delhi
Sir Aurobindo Institute Of Mass CommunicationNew Delhi
International Institute of Mass MediaNew Delhi
Institute of Mass CommunicationManipal


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