School of Mass Communication

M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication

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A well-designed two-year master's degree program, M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication has proven its credibility and acceptance in the media industry and is perfectly suited for students who wish to make a career in the field of Journalism & Mass Communication. The program comprises specializations in Print, Radio, Television, Digital Media, Advertising & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Video Film Design and Animation Film Design. These specializations have been designed to create skilled and competent media professionals who can serve in any media industry with competency.

This course provides a firm background in theories and special emphasis on practical hands-on training and skills in all fields of media. Each student has to undergo a rigorous internship training of 6-8 weeks at the end of Semester II in the media industry to learn and build practical industry experience.

Why pursue an M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from IMS Unison University?

  • 1. Outstanding Industry Interface: Regular interactions, guest lectures and workshops from stalwarts of the Media Industry and Academia from India as well as abroad providing premiere global exposure to the students.
  • 2. Excellent Placement Opportunities: The University provides excellent placement opportunities in top media houses, production units, newspaper houses, electronic, PR and Ad agencies and Communication Design.
  • 3. Best Media Labs in the region: The University boasts of excellent state-of-the-art Media Labs (Print, Radio, TV, and photography) that are one of a kind in the entire region.
  • 4. Unison Times Campus Newspaper published in house: A campus newspaper Unison Times is published by the students of the School of Mass Communication and is circulated throughout the University. The students are involved in the process of researching, reporting, writing, editing, photography, and printing this campus newspaper.
  • 5.Mentoring System: Every student is assigned a faculty mentor each semester to track the progress of the student on a regular basis. The faculty mentor also communicates regularly with the parents to update them the progress of their ward.

Career Opportunities

  • The two-year MA in Journalism & Mass Communication Program prepares a student for the media & communication industry, academics, and doctoral programs from India or abroad. Post completion of the MA in Journalism & Mass Communication the student can choose a Doctoral program from India or abroad for further studies.
  • It helps one to get into entry-level jobs in areas like Print Media, Radio, TV, Digital Media, Advertising and Public Relations, Graphic Design, Video Film Design, and Animation Film Design. They are well-equipped to assume diverse roles like that of a reporter, copywriter, PR officer, radio jockey, editor, graphic designer, news analyst, newsreader, columnist, event manager, professor, and many more.

Apply Online

  • Online at the University website:
    After filling the "Registration Form”, the candidate has to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000/- either online through Debit Card / Credit Card /Net Banking or cash at the Cash Counter of the University. On successful payment of registration fee, a receipt will be generated by the system. You will have to save this registration number for all your future reference. You are required to scan and email this receipt along with documents to admission@iuu.ac along with the scanned copies of all the documents required.
    Alternatively, the student can also download the registration form from the website or procure it from the University Admission office, fill it up completely, attach the necessary documents and send it with a Bank Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- drawn in favour of IMS Unison University payable at Dehradun and send it at the postal address of the University.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstance whatsoever. Registering to a Program does not guarantee admission.
  • After the successful registration to the Program chosen, our admission team will check the seat availability and your eligibility for the admission. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be contacted to proceed further as per the Admission procedure of the program.
  • You shall remain in constant touch with our Admission office to know about the status of your registration.
  • Admission Process:
    General Aptitude Test & Personal Interview.
  • Interested candidates can register themselves at the University website www.iuu.ac or personally visit the University Admission Office to complete the registration process.
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear for a round of General Aptitude Test & Personal Interview. Merit will be formed on the basis of marks scored in class XII, GAT and PI Scores.

Online application process

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Fill and confirm the registration form

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Pay registration fee using any online method

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Get registration No. on successful payment

Download fee document M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication

Fee (2024-25)

Note

25% Seats of the intake in the program are reserved for UK Domicile candidates and will be allotted purely on first come first serve basis. The decision of the University in this respect is not open to question

M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication

Program Curriculum

S. No. Course Name
1 Introduction to Communication and Mass Media
2 Growth and Development of Mass Media
3 Journalism: Concepts and Practices
4 Graphic Design
5 Graphic Design (Practical)
6 Digital Photography
7 Digital Photography (Practical)
8 Computer Applications for Mass Media (Practical)
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1 Theories and Models of Communication
2 Print Journalism: Skills, Concepts and Practices
3 Print Journalism: Skills, Concepts and Practices (Practical)
4 Radio Broadcasting: Technology and Practices
5 Radio Broadcasting: Technology and Practices (Practical)
6 Television Journalism: Skills, Concept & Practices
7 Television Journalism: Skills, Concept & Practices (Practical)
8 New Media Journalism
9 New Media Journalism (Practical)
10 Advertising and Public Relations
11 Advertising and Public Relations (Practical)
11 PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE (INTERNSHIP TRAINING)

Elective Specialization offered in:

S. No. Course Name
1 Print Media (PMJ)
2 Radio (RPP)
3 Television (TPP)
4 New Media (NMJ)
5 Advertising and Public Relations (APR)
6 Graphic Design (GD)
7 Video Film Design (VFD)
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1 Media Laws and Ethics
2 Communication Research (Area of Specialization)
3 Media, Culture and Society
4 Social Responsibility Project

Elective Project Work -Specialization (Choose anyone)

S. No. Course Name
1 Print Media
2 Television
3 Radio
4 New Media
5 Advertising and Public Relations
6 Graphic Design
7 Video Film Design
8 Dissertation
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