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 COURSES

FIRST YEAR

SEMESTER – I

THEORY

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Mass Communication Theories 2 Fr. Lourduraj SJ
2 Television Studies 2 Dr. Nadira Khatun
3 Film Studies 3 Amit Patra
4 Introduction to Sociology 1 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
5 Introduction to Psychology 1 Fr. S. Tony Raj SJ
6 Screen Writing 3 Prof. Amit Patra
7 Directorial Practices - 1 3 Prof. Amit Patra

PRACTICALS

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Digital Still Photography 3 Prof. Rajat Ghosh
2 Cinematography 3 Prof. Ashijit Ganguli
3 Editing for Video 3 Manju Rathan
4 Computer Applications in Media 3 Manju Rathan
5 Directorial Practices - 2 3 Andrew David Harry
6 Event Management 3 K. P. Shree Kumar
7 News Feature Production 3 Sanjay Surin
Total Credits 36 (Theory- 15 Credit + Practical- 21 Credit)

SEMESTER – II

THEORY

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Introduction to Communication Theories 2 Dr. Nadira Khatun
2 Mass Media Research 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
3 Reporting and Writing Skills 4 Dr. Jolly Jose
4 Media Laws and Ethics 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
5 Script Writing for Television 3 Prof. Arpita Saha
6 Arts and Aesthetics 2 Nimesh Vohra

PRACTICALS

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Lighting for Film and Television 3 Ashijit Ganguli
2 Television Production 3 Arpita Saha
3 Short Fiction Film – 1 & 2 4 Sanjay Surin
4 Anchoring & TV news Reporting 3 Jyoti Mishra
5 Ad Film Making 3 Anu Sinha
6 Music Video Making 3 Andrew David Harry
Total Credits 36 (Theory - 17 Credit + Practical - 19 Credit)

ADDITIONAL PRACTICALS

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Summer Internship - 1 6
2 4 Workshops 4
Total Credit 10 (Practical - 10 Credit)
MA Mass Communication –1st Year
1 Total Credits 82 Theory - 33 Credit + Practical- 50 Credit

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTER – III

THEORY

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Communication for Development 4 Dr. Nadira Khatun
2 Public Relations and Corporate Communication 4 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
3 Social Media and Online Journalism 3 Luke Mendes or Velu Shankar
4 Research Writing 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra

PRACTICALS

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Online Television Production 3 Dr. Vijayan
2 Documentary Research and Film Making 3 Fr. Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
Total Credit 20 (Theory- 14 Credit + Practical - 6 Credit)

SEMESTER – IV

PRACTICALS

SL No. Subjects Credits Faculty
1 Dissertation 6
2 Summer Internship - 2 10
Total Credit 16 (Practical - 16 Credit)
MA Mass Communication –2nd Year
1 Total Credits 36 Theory- 14 Credit + Practical - 22 Credit
MA Mass Communication- All Total Credit Calculation
SL No. Year Wise Theory Practical Total Credit
1 1st Year 32 50 82
2 2nd Year 14 22 36
1 3rd Year 66 72 42
All Total 78 95 118

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.