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M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication

M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication

School of Creative Arts Design & Media Studies (SCADMS)

  • Program Code

    00411

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

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About the Programme

Masters of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication is a two-year program exclusively designed to prepare students for continuously evolving media & communication industry. The program outline has a perfect blend of the theoretical & knowledge through practical exposure to the students. Students are encouraged to prepare portfolios short films and research projects as their assignments. Classroom & outdoor exercises are done to enhance their media communication skills. Regular Industrial interactions & news channels visits are planned to provide hands-on training/experience to the student. The program comprises of the concepts of news the role of journalism in society history of journalism skills in identifying the latest news and also covers political and social issues of the society.
After completion of the programme students can decide to pursue higher studies like PhD and M.Phil in Mass Communication & Journalism. They can also opt for UGC-NET or JRF.
 

This course is for individuals who...

Have an inquisitive mind will-power an aptitude for presenting information in an accurate concise and effective manner along with the ability to organise their thoughts and easily express themselves both orally and in writing.
 

Students who are looking for...

A future as feature film directors documentary filmmakers television producers PROs advertising creative heads along with the ability to accept criticism and make contributions to the community.
 

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 65 000 1 26 000
For International Students 1650 3200
Syllabus

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

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Credits

Term 1

1

 

Media Society Culture and Religion

3

1

 

4

2

 

Communication:  Process Models and Theories

3

1

 

4

3

 

Social Study Media and Contemporary Issues

2

1

 

3

4

 

Evolution of Journalism Mass Communication and Technological Revolution

3

 

 

3

5

 

International and  Intercultural Communication

1

2

 

3

6

 

Writing for Media

 

4

2

5

7

 

Journalism Concepts and Practices: Newsgathering Techniques and Developing Stories Ideas

 

1

6

4

 

Credits in Term 1

 

 

 

26

Subject 1: Media Society Culture and Religion is the study of media in the context of society culture and different religions.

Subject 2: Communication:  Process Models and Theories talk about the conceptual aspects of theories and models of communication.

Subject 3: Social Study Media and Contemporary Issues ensures that students are aware of the society its functioning and ongoing issues faced by people.

Subject 4: Evolution of Journalism Mass Communication and Technological Revolution includes study of the growth in journalism and mass communication with the arrival of different technologies including printing machines radio TV broadcasting and internet.

Subject 5: International and Intercultural Communication talks about understanding of mass communication as a tool of studying and establishing communications amongst different countries and cultures.

Subject 6: Writing for Media includes exercises of writing for different media platforms.

Subject 7: Journalism Concepts and Practices: Newsgathering Techniques and Developing Stories Ideas is a practice based subject empowering the students to acquire the required newsroom skills.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

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T

P

Credits

Term 2

1

 

Development Communication

3

 

 

3

2

 

Media  Law and Ethics

3

 

 

3

3

 

Photography and Visual Communication

 

1

4

3

4

 

Newspaper: Layout   Design and Production

 

2

4

4

5

 

Radio News and Programme Production

 

 

6

3

6

 

Social Media and Mobile Journalism

2

1

 

3

7

 

Economic Business and Data Journalism

 

2

2

3

 

Credits in Term 2

 

 

 

22

 

Subject 1: Development Communication talks about the Sustainable Development Goals policies and plans of the government for national development and media s role to it.

Subject 2: Media  Law and Ethics talks about the legal and ethical aspects in the field of journalism and mass communication.

Subject 3: Photography and Visual Communication includes understanding of light shade techniques of photography and understanding visual communication.

Subject 4: Newspaper: Layout Design and Production talks about creatively drawing the layout of newspaper learning all its elements working on QuarkXpress Indesign Photoshop and other design software.

Subject 5: Radio News and Programme Production is dedicated towards radio production and broadcasting enabling students to write and record for radio programmes.

Subject 6: Social Media and Mobile Journalism is the subject that covers latest trends of journalism and newsroom functioning using mobile phone as key equipment.

Subject 7: Economic Business and Data Journalism is the latest globally famous form of journalism which is highly in demand. Students learn to become better data collection experts and analysts.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

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Credits

Term 3

1

 

Media and Communication Research

3

1

 

4

2

 

Advertising Public Relations and Corporate Communication

3

2

 

5

3

 

Media Management Business and Economics

3

1

 

4

4

 

Specialized Writing and Reporting   

 

1

4

3

5

 

Multimedia Journalism

 

3

4

5

6

 

Television News and Programme Production

 

2

4

4

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits in Term 3

 

 

 

25

 

Subject 1: Media and Communication Research talks about the research aspects of journalism media industry and market in general to understand the existing scenario and forecasting the upcoming scopes & challenges.

Subject 2: Advertising Public Relations and Corporate Communication includes concepts Principles and Methods enables the students to develop basic understanding about advertising PR and corporate communication concepts and introduces them to different methods.

Subject 3: Media Management Business and Economics is the subject that deals with functioning of media organizations their management economics of media companies and their business models.

Subject 4: Specialized Writing and Reporting enables the students to develop the journalistic skills of writing and reporting a news story on different platforms.

Subject 5: Multimedia Journalism talks about the latest trends of multimedia journalism production of journalistic stories which are apt for various platforms at a time.

Subject 6: Television News and Programme Production is a practical subject where students work in television studio and newsroom to produce various programmes.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

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Credits

Term 4

1

 

Specialization (2 Months)

 

4

24

16

2

 

A.        Print Journalism

 

 

 

 

3

 

B.        Broadcast Journalism

 

 

 

 

4

 

C.      Digital Media and Multimedia Journalism

 

 

 

 

5

 

D.      Advertising Public Relations and Corporate Communication

 

 

 

 

6

 

E.        Development Communication

 

 

 

 

7

 

Elective (2 Months-in the area of specialization)

 

 

12

6

8

 

Master s Project / Thesis

 

 

 

 

9

 

On Job Training / Internship

 

 

 

 

 

Credits in Term 4

 

 

 

22

Subject 1: In specialization students get to choose from any of the specializations mentioned here including Advertising Public Relations and Corporate Communication   Digital Media and Multimedia Journalism Print Journalism and Broadcast Journalism.

Subject 2: Master s Project / Thesis: Students are given a major project to work upon.

Subject 3: On Job Training / Internship: Students are engaged in either on job training or internship and prepare a report to submit for obtaining their degree.

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks.
  • Creative Personality.
  • Proficiency in English Communication.
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Art Director                                                                          
  • Correspondent
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Cartoonist
  • Feature Writer
  • Production Worker
  • Columnist
  • Film Director
  • Journalist
  • News Analyst
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Radio Jockey
  • Screenwriter
  • Radio Producers
  • Anchors
  • TV Broadcasters
  • TV Producers
  • Digital Media Professionals
  • Video Editor

Students of this programme are placed in companies with an average annual package of 3.20 LPA to 6.00 LPA

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