COURSE OUTLINE FOR MA MASS COMMUNICATION

M.A. Program: offers hands-on approach that allows students to experience the full range of technical expertise, conceptual skills and artistic expression required to become accomplished practitioners of film & television. Through acquisition of theoretical knowledge & extensive production skills in Film, Television, Radio &still Photography, the program encourages students to adopt a creative, professional and scholarly approach to media practices. The post-graduates of the XCOMM could distinguish themselves in a diversity of media related careers as television producers, feature film directors, documentary filmmakers, news reporters, editors, camerapersons, production designers, scriptwriters and teachers. A student of MA will have to do 130 credits.

MA MASS COMMUNICATION - SEMESTER – I

THEORY

Subjects Credits Faculty
English Language Skills 3 Prof. Debopriya Banerjee
Mass Communication Theories 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
Film Studies 3 Amit Patra
Television Studies 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
Screen Writing 3 Amit Patra

PRACTICALS

Subjects Credits Faculty
Digital Still Photography 3 Rajat Ghosh
Cinematography 3 Ashijit Ganguli
Digital Video Editing 4 Shruti Bora
Computer Applications in media 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
Non-Fiction Film 3 Satyabrata Das
Short-Fiction Film - 1 3 Satyabrata Das

SPECIALIZATION

Subjects Credits Faculty
Journalism – 1 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
Introduction to Advertising & PR 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Total 40

SEMESTER – II

THEORY

Subjects Credits Faculty
Mass Media Research 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
TV Production (Theory) 3 Satyabrata Das
Media Laws & Ethics 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Script Writing for Television 3 Amala Thomas

PRACTICALS

Subjects Credits Faculty
Online TV Production 4 Satyabrata Das
Digital Audio Production 3 Hudson Taylor
Social Documentary Film 6 Satyabrata Das

SPECIALIZATION

Subjects Credits Faculty
Communication Theories 3 Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
Reporting & Editing for Media 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
Media, Culture & Society 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra

SEMINARS

Subjects Credits Faculty
Communication Theories 3 Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
Reporting & Editing for Media 1 Dr. Jolly Jose
Media, Culture & Society 1 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Total 36

SEMESTER – III

Subjects Credits Faculty
Advanced Research in Media 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Introduction to Advertising 3 Anu Sinha
Introduction to Public Relations 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Corporate Communication 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Social media & Online Journalism 3 Luke Mendes
Communication & Social Justice 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu

SPECIALIZATION

Subjects Credits Faculty
Radio Production 3 Velu Shankar
Television Production – 2 3 Satyabrata Das
Magazine Production 3 Prof. Debo Banerjee
Journalism Studies – 2 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
Total 33

SEMESTER – IV

Subjects Credits Faculty
Advanced Research in Media 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Dissertation 8 Anu Sinha
Internship 8 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
Total 21
Grand Total 130

Note: The students will have a 3-month long internship at the industry during the 4th semester. They would also prepare the dissertation side by side with their guides and submit the same by April first week for evaluation. The mode of working on dissertation will start from second semester with the paper on “mass media research.”

MODE OF DELIVERY OF THE COURSE

For every credit, which is 10 hours, the student is expected to put in 10 hours of pre-course and 10 hours of post-course. In addition, there will be screenings of films and workshops/guest lectures scheduled as per availability of the resource persons. A student will do 130 credits totally to get his/her MA in Mass Communication with specialization in Print journalism, TV production, Advertising & PR and Film.