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AAFT has been providing education in media, arts,and management for the past 30 years.

M.A. in Journalism &Mass Communication

The M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication is designed to provide students with a strong understanding of journalism and mass communication modern theories and practices. This includes media theory, journalism history, ethics of journalism, visual journalism, documentary filmmaking, public relations theory and practice as well as marketing communications. It also allows students to build their knowledge of media technology. This course will teach the skills and knowledge of how to research, write, and produce a story.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

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  • It gives a general understanding of what journalism is. 
  • It teaches how to structure an article, interview people and use different formats for storytelling. 
  • It develops an interest in how journalists report on social issues and disparities.
  • Students learn how to produce high-quality stories that are not just informative but are also engaging for readers.
  • A degree in this field will provide you with the skills necessary to succeed as a reporter, editor, publisher or public relations professional.
  • Critical thinking – This skill helps people decide what makes good news on a topic and which stories are more important than others. Critical thinking can also help you analyze different arguments or interpretations of facts to figure out which one is accurate.
  • TV News Anchoring

    Throughout the course, the students are provided with following projects

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  • One act play

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  • Making portfolio with photographs exploring social issues.

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  • Newsletter designing and production

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  • Magazine and Newspaper publication

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  • Field reporting

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  • News editing

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  • Blog writing

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  • Documentary making

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  • Short-film making

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  • News Bulletin production

    Throughout the course, the students are provided with following projects

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  • Mock press conference

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  • ENG production

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  • CSR activity

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Student Projects

Whether you are pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communication program, all our courses are totally practical-oriented. As a part of the curriculum, students will get to create news packages, do real-time reporting, do news anchoring, prepare advertising campaigns and create a strong professional portfolio.

News Anchoring
News reporting
News editing
Blog writing
ENG production
CSR activity
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SYLLABUS

Throughout the course, the students are provided with following projects

Semester 1

  • Introduction to the communication and media industry.
  • Introduction to the concepts related to print media and its working process.
  • Develop confidence and reduce stage fear from the minds of students willing to be a media professional.
  • Learn the techniques of photography and to apply the theory to practical problems in still photography.
  • Foster the theories and postulate of converting imagination to virtual reality in the field of New Media.

Semester 2

  • Video production with the help of studio camera and lighting.
  • Learn to write scripts for Radio Journalism, Radio Advertisements and Radio Entertainment.  
  • Develop skills to produce various radio programmes.
  • Understand culture in all its complex forms, and analyzing the social and political context in which culture manifests itself. 
  • Polishing the communication skills and navigate the communication acumen of PR skills to build communication strategy to escalate corporate image and build an influential PR strategy planner to deal with client and media.
  •  Learn various aspects of editing and the nuances involved in newspaper page designing and typography.

Semester 3

  • Working knowledge of  linear and  non-linear editing software
  • Learn the art and skills for Writing, Producing and Directing for TV.
  • Explore the arena of social and development sector and realize the scope of communication in developing and cultivating healthy culture in the community.
  • Learn about cinema and its diversified components such as Songs, Lyrics, Music, Storyline, Script, Acting, Dialogues, Lighting Effects, Editing and blending art.
  • Develop the concept of advertising strategies, understanding the brand importance, positioning, planning, and structure of advertising agencies and to understand the concept of market research and planning.

Semester 4

  • Introduction to the art and concept of making Documentary Films.
  • Use of conventions and a “grammar” to convey meaning when using cameras and production equipment.
  • Understanding the fundamentals of media market research in terms of the methodology.
  • Learn basics of writing for different media to develop the acumen of creativity and to inject new feeling and taste by creating new and diversified landscapes to the construction of sentences.
  • Know the importance of research concepts.
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JOB ROLES/ CAREER PROSPECTS

The course will prepare you for a wide variety of roles in communication and media industry.

INDUSTRY LINKS

Many of the staff who currently teach on this course have extensive professional experience in a range of business sectors and many maintain links with industry through consultancy and training work.

Through our Alumni Voices series, you’ll also hear from former postgraduate Journalism students, who will share experiences, including those who work for global media groups or have established their own marketing consultancies.

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PLACEMENT TIE-UPS

GET TRAINED BY THE WORLD-CLASS FACULTY

We boast a team of highly qualified professors who are acclaimed practitioners in their respective industries. The team is dedicated to helping students prepare themselves for a successful career and life through their enriched insights and experience.

OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

Our state-of-the-art infrastructure boasts industry-relevant advanced studios, labs, high-end equipment, the latest I-Macs and windows systems with relevant software, etc., to ensure that students get a first-hand understanding of industry concepts and work.

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