MA (Digital Media)

Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication

Program Outline

A master’s degree in Convergent Media promises a significantly higher standard of achievement in students’ knowledge and practice of journalism, as well as in their specialized knowledge of another subject. Students’ evidence-gathering capacity should show an advanced understanding of research methods, and they should write with more depth and style. In all journalism courses, they are expected to reflect deeply and rigorously on the practice of journalism, including the way stories are produced and the relevance of journalistic content for different target groups in society. Master’s students should emerge with the authority, in knowledge and methods, to work at the most challenging levels of journalism practice. It incorporates reporting and writing, photojournalism, magazine editing, design and production, online/multimedia writing, editing and production.

  • Duration: Two Years (4 Semesters)

Eligibility and Admission Procedure

  • Any graduate from recognized university & college
  • The candidate must secure aggregate of 40% or equivalent grades in UG program
  • Proficiency in English language and intermediate Computer knowledge
  • Common Entrance Exam (Current Affairs) will be conducted on 16th May, 2020 prior to admission
  • Admission Fees: Rs. 80,000 per year

Key Features

  • Choice based curriculum
  • Credit based learning
  • Practical integrated learning
  • International & National seminars
  • Informative workshops
  • Guest lectures by eminent professionals
  • Guaranteed placements

Program Structure

M.A. (Convergent Media) is a two year programme comprising of four semesters with mandatory Internship, projects and dissertation.

Master’s of Arts in Convergent Media Specialized in all the fields of media stitches the substantive knowledge of an academic discipline into the craft of convergent media.

Subjects should correspond to journalism “beats” and, where possible, to the student’s arts/science background and master’s program.

Media workshops: At least two of the following: (reporting and writing for radio, radio editing and production, reporting and writing for television, television editing and production, newspaper editing, design and production, photojournalism, magazine editing, design and production, online/multimedia writing, editing and production) 

Journalism-Arts/Science balance: Percentages are used to designate the balance between journalism and arts and science.