Master of Arts

Journalism and Mass Communication

Degree Course from Bangalore University

Our Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication programme not only focuses on journalism across all media, but also backs it up with modules on design of the newspaper, advertising, writing skills, video production, photography and corporate communication, and thus opens up several career pathways to the students. These modules on journalism rest on a strong foundation of contemporary history, polity, social sciences, environment, computer science and research. Our state-of-the-art media lab and professional studio offer excellent facilities for developing practical media skills, so critical to a student’s future career.

The program in mass communication has a multi-pronged approach towards subjects like print, broadcast, video, film and new age media. Our students will have opportunities to visit foreign countries to participate and present research papers in seminars and conferences. They will have possibility of publishing research papers, participate in debate and talk shows in media houses on various topics. The expansive, vital and rapidly changing roles of communication are covered in great depth. The degree will open the doors to numerous careers in all sorts of media and industries like advertising, public relations, marketing, and in areas such as health care, politics, gaming, and entertainment.

The Department conducts annual Inter-Collegiate Fest HUMANZA which is a platform for our students to excel in extracurricular activities. MUG SHOT a national level photography competition and BONSAI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL a national level short film competition are among the other initiatives of the department that provide valuable opportunities for exposure and display of talent and creativity. Experts from industry and reputed institutions are invited on a need basis to equip the students ready for job markets. Department provides opportunities for job-oriented internships, industrial visits, educational tours, extension services and outreach programmes.

The objective of the department is to impart theoretical knowledge blended with practical experience. The department publishes a fortnightly News Letter PAULA PATHRIKA, a daily News Letter DAILY CHRONICLE, a quarterly magazine COSMOS, and ST PAULS TV which covers all the activities of the college and is regularly telecast in the college. All such publications offer our students apt forums for showcasing and fine-tuning their journalistic talents. Our students also have a YouTube channel, DHRISTI, where documentaries on the life of people in and around our college and in the city are posted.

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