You Can Now Study How To Be A Social Media Influencer At University
Will it guarantee us 100,000 followers and a book deal, though?
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For anyone with major regrets about forking out upwards of £27,000 to earn a degree that is effectively worse than useless on the job market, there's now a course specifically designed to give its pupils a decent shot of becoming Insta famous.
Anyone who's ever attempted to get a YouTube channel off the ground knows that gathering up a fanbase of loyal subscribers is a damn sight harder than Zoella makes it look. Particularly when the competition out there can only be described as fierce af.
Enter the folks at Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College in China, who have tapped into an ever-growing market of teenagers/young people who consider becoming a social-media personality the goal of a lifetime.
Mashable reports that prospective students can expect to be taught a masterclass in perfecting their poses, developing a fashion sense, learning their way around a make-up palette, and gaining experience in both photo and video editing.
The only downside, of course, is that the University is based in China and it's bound to be a hell of a commute to turn up to class on time every day. As it stands, the programme currently has 34 people enrolled and - as it's the only industry where women are financially outperforming men - the intake is unsurprisingly 100% female.