School: School of Media and Cultural Studies
Centre: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture
a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.
b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.
The Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) aims at honing the skills of media production and research within a framework that enables the development of a critical perspective on media, culture and society. In contemporary society, media and culture are crucial sites where identities are produced and popular ways of seeing are consumed. Cultural Studies enables us to meaningfully engage and interact with these new modes of being and doing. By making us conscious of the many complex ways in which power impinges on our lives and constructs our cultures, it has the potential of empowering us to critically read the media and other cultural institutions and texts, to understand how they shape our identities and to think about how we could possibly shape them.This programme imparts intensive hands-on training in video production, including direction, research, scripting, editing, camera and sound. It also has a strong research focus. This will enable students to produce documentaries and short films. The programme culminates in the production of a documentary and a dissertation. It also teaches basic skills in community radio, graphics and web design. The students have access to the well-equipped facilities and the visual archive of the School. The teachers of the programme include School and TISS faculty as well as visiting professionals. With its unique blend of theory and practice, the Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) works towards the creation of a lively group of media ‘thinking do-ers’ and ‘doing thinkers’ who could then choose to branch out into a diverse range of work or educational situations. The students of this programme are equipped to work in the areas of film and television production, independent media practice, media education, advocacy and research. Potential employers include television production houses, educational and research institutions, NGOs, and governmental agencies.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Philosophy of Research
MC 0 1
Media Studies: An Introduction
Cultural Studies: An Introduction
Ways of Knowing
Image Making – I
Working with Video – I
Image Making – II
Media and Cultural Studies Research
Journalism Practice - I
Working with Video – II
Seminar II: Presentation of Media Project
Gender, Media and Culture
ICTs for Development
Cyberculture: An Introduction
MCS Media Project
MCS Research Project
Seminar I: Presentation of Research Project
Alt to MR + MC 11
2 additional optional courses plus a term paper
Understanding Art and Music
Gender, Culture and Space
Media and Law
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