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MA JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION

Overview

MA Journalism & Mass Communication

PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION

This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

The MA in Journalism & Mass Communication at Garden City University is outlined with subtle observation on the contemporary advancements in the field of journalism and mass communication. The curriculum is precisely refined to promote an innovative learning platform to assimilate the fundamentals of journalism & communication aspects.(Click to know the fee structure)
The School of Media Studies at Garden City University provides an advanced experience of interactive sessions to their students with the corporate organizations. Thus the students acquire an edge to face the world, preparing them to make their own bench mark and unleash the scholastic cult. The syllabus of this programme is crafted in a way which is cogent, extensive and detailed, and avails an excellent opportunity for the students to pursue research in this genre of media studies.

The MA programme in Journalism & Mass Communication consists of distinctive highlights such a number of modules, which incorporates the dissertations combined with a core course. GCU provides broad range of options available in selection of additional language papers and there is a high degree of flexibility in course of choosing the credit system and an induction towards the study of contemporary literary issues. We nurture the students to enhance their rational theory through the concrete practices of journalism components.


Key Benefit

  • “Joy of Learning” is the principle guiding strategy for all courses at GCU.
  • To make students acquainted with the advancements in the area of extant fundamental ideas by adopting Core Course Curriculum Consensus (4’Cs) which aids for the practice of critical reading, analytical reasoning, and debate which are the basic forms of language analysis.
  • To enable students to construct their career options from a plethora of specialised courses featuring the whole journalism genres, contemporary thought, and culture. In GCU we help the student to escalate their knowledge of their chosen areas of studies.
  • WTo train and prepare our students in the skill sets necessary for research & extension, both within and outside the academic arena.
  • GCU employs the “ARM” pedagogy method which fuels ambition in the student, provides ample resources to excel and continuous mentoring for the students to achieve their goal.

MA Journalism and Communication is designed to provide high-quality journalistic education, maintaining an optimum balance between theory and practice. This master’s degree programs is designed to equip the students with knowledge in handling the latest technology advancement in media, with a balanced curriculum that challenges students to confront contemporary issues in media theory, cultural issues, research, policy, and management. To provide them practical knowledge about the industry, we also ensure to bring several eminent personalities from the media industry. Practical papers are reporting, editing, newspaper and layout designing. Students are given hands-on experience through our in-house monthly magazine (GCC WORLD), a weekly newspaper (GCC Élan) and other periodicals. The course stimulates the students to become media professionals such as reporters, editors, PROs, advertising creative heads and corporate communication head in future.

The course materials are varied, ranging from print media, public relations, media management to the advertisement and creative writing. The most constant factor that facilitates the teaching process at GCU includes a critical and analytical framework to teach a unit per module. The syllabus is drawn from the theories as proposed by the contemporary theorists & thereby helps the student to acquire key skills. The students will study several papers refined by academic as well as industrial experts; viz, Photography, reporting, editing, advertisements, PR activities, Radio Journalism and other similar subjects.


Course Structure

Semester I

  • PRINCIPLES OF  COMMUNICATION
  • INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
  • INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
  • REPORTING & EDITING
  • LAB JOURNAL PRODUCTION
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR BROADCAST MEDIA

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Semester II

  • MEDIA MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION
  • ADVERTISING: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES
  • INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION
  • NEW MEDIA
  • RADIO JOURNALISM
  • BUSINESS JOURNALISM

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Semester III

  • MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
  • PR AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
  • TV JOURNALISM
  • TV PRODUCTION
  • FILM STUDIES
  • MEDIA RESEARCH LAB (MINOR PROJECT)

Semester IV

  • EVENT MANAGEMENT
  • FILM STUDIES
  • TV, DOCUMENTARY& NEWS  PRODUCTION
  • DISSERTATION
  • WEB DESIGNING AND / E-PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
  • WEB DESIGNING AND / E-PORTFOLIO PREPARATION


The School of Media Studies also offers credit based research modules which are the composite for the respective programme. This will in turn aids for the preparation of the dissertation materials.


Programme Prospects are as follows:

The students can be recruited into various positions such as media reporters, PR representatives, Guest relation executives, project managers, digital marketing, content developers, blog writers, film editors, media technical support.

Educational route

The students should have the enthusiasm for scholastic activities such as rational reading & writing practices, media research, analytical reasoning capability, communicative approach and they should show interest in a compact module structure.

Community route

The students are expected to participate in various academic and also in community-based programs, making the most of the opportunities available to you.

Composite route

You are encouraged to be active in varied extra-curricular activities and enjoy participation in areas such as sport, traveling, outdoor activities and community work.

Co-culture route:

Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those who can manifest assiduity and propensity to prioritise by being employed in assignments alongside their studies.


Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

DOMESTIC FEE STRUCTURE
Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
MA Journalism & Mass Communication 2 years 25000 60000

INTERNATIONAL / NRI FEE STRUCTURE
1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 967
HOSTEL CHARGES - 2020
CAMPUS A & B
(Girls)
VENUS A
(Girls)
VENUS B
(Girls)
RAINBOW
(Boys)
GALAXY
(Boys)
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Two years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Any graduate with 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects including languages is eligible

Fee structure 2021

DOMESTIC FEE STRUCTURE
1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
25000 60000
INTERNATIONAL / NRI FEE STRUCTURE
1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 967

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Entry Requirements

Any graduate with 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects including languages is eligible.

About Admissions

"Our graduates believe in Professionally Doing and Scientifically Knowing." Garden City University established under sub section (3) of Section 1 of Garden City University Act, 2013 (Karnataka Act No. 47 of 2013).


The admissions desk here at Garden City University, maintains a pragmatic approach towards prospective students. Our focus is not on quantity of students rather; it’s their willingness to align themselves with our values and belief systems, while maintaining very clear-cut academic standards. The process of applying to the best programmes offered at GCU, is facilitated in an organized and effortless manner by our admissions team, who are always willing to assist you with your queries.


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ALUMNI

The legacy of Garden City University comes from the Garden City Group of Institutions established in 1992 and proud of its 45000+ strong Alumni spread across the globe.

The Garden City Group of Institutions has been a home for students from 81 nations to this day and the family is growing...


Please note: The above data need not be misread as that of Garden City University which commenced its operations in 2017; however GCU is a part of the Garden City Group of Institutions established in 1992.

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