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INR 1,30,000 (Course fee)
The online MA programme in Journalism and Mass Communications at MUJ integrates theory and practice that empowers you to produce innovative and meaningful work in various media. The curriculum comprises skill enhancement courses that will help you gain expertise in news and reporting, broadcast journalism, digital media marketing, art of storytelling, film appreciation, media law and ethics, and much more.
The MA JMC program at Manipal University provides a well-rounded curriculum that covers various aspects of journalism and mass communications. Students gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in areas such as news reporting and writing, digital media, broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising, media ethics, and research methodologies.
The program equips students with the necessary skills and competencies needed to excel in the dynamic field of journalism and mass communications. Through hands-on training and exposure to industry practices, students learn how to write compelling news stories, conduct interviews, produce multimedia content, analyze media trends, and effectively communicate in various media formats
The MA JMC program is led by a team of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. They bring real-world insights and industry connections to the classroom, ensuring that students receive quality education and guidance.
Manipal University has strong ties with media organizations, both nationally and internationally. As part of the MA JMC program, students have the opportunity to undertake internships with leading media houses, news agencies, television networks, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. These internships provide valuable hands-on experience and help students build a strong professional network.
Manipal University provides students with access to modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, including well-equipped newsrooms, editing suites, radio and television studios, digital labs, and multimedia production facilities. These resources enable students to work on industry-standard equipment and enhance their practical skills
Guest Lectures and Workshops
The program organizes regular guest lectures and workshops by industry professionals, journalists, media experts, and renowned academicians. These sessions expose students to diverse perspectives, industry trends, and emerging practices, helping them stay updated with the rapidly evolving media landscape.
Manipal University encourages students to undertake research projects and publish their work in academic journals or present at conferences. This fosters a culture of critical thinking and academic rigor, giving students an edge when pursuing advanced degrees or research-oriented careers.
Career Development Support
Manipal University provides comprehensive career development services to MA JMC students. The university’s placement cell connects students with job opportunities and industry contacts, assists with resume building and interview preparation, and conducts career counseling sessions to guide students in their career choices.
Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
24 months | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/week
What you'll learn in this course:
Starting with the basics of language, social structure, and current affairs considered the foundation for journalism, you will explore the development of media, learn the fundamentals of photography, and concepts of news and reporting, with audio and video communication.
- Basics of Language
- Social Structure & Current Affairs
- Fundamentals of Photography
- Communication Theories and Models
- Concept of News and Reporting
- Development of Media
- Basics of Audio and Visual Communication
This semester will expose you to concepts in-depth about the working of mainstream media like media language, digital publishing, public relations, broadcast journalism, and media laws and ethics. You will also get an overview about political structure and development communication.
- Media Language
- Political Structure & Current Affairs
- Digital Publishing
- Editing and Layout Designing
- Public Relations
- Broadcast Journalism
- Media Laws and Ethics
- Development Communication
Get ready to learn all about new media, intercultural communication, and mobile editing software. You can opt for electives with different vertices of communication, digital marketing, advertising practice, and beats of journalism. After communication research, you will do a minor specialization in strategic/health/educational/corporate communication, data journalism. This will be followed by internship evaluation.
- Writing for New Media
- Inter Culture Communication and Current Affairs
- Mobile Editing Software
- Elective Set A: Art of Storytelling, Beats of Journalism, and Media & Disability Communication
- Elective Set B: Mobile Journalism, Media Analysis, Advertising Theory & Practice, and Digital Media Marketing
In your last semester, you will get a grip on screen/script writing, audio-visual editing, film appreciation, and do a three-layered major specialization: medium-wise (print/audio/AV production and website management), language-wise, and beat-wise (social, political, cultural, business, sports, and science). Your dissertation needs to be submitted to conclude your program.
- Script and Screen Writing
- Economic Structure and Current Affairs
- Basics of Audio and Video Editing
- Film Appreciation
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Dr. Abhishika Sharma
Ph.D, M.A (Journalism), M.Com, MBA
Dr. Aditya Kumar Shukla
Dr. Seena J
Dr. Kanki Hazarika
Dr. Amit Verma
Associate Professor (Senior Scale)
Ph.D, M.A (MC)
Dr. Eishita Das
Ph.D, M.A , B.Sc.
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