M.A. is Master of Arts and is a Post Graduation level course in Arts stream. It has many specializations and Mass Communication is one among them. It deals with core journalism and teaches about various means of source of information through mass media. It is related to study about news papers, radio, Magazine publishing, films and televisions.
Candidates with confident personality, excellent communication skills, good convincing power, good writing skills and presentation skills are suitable for this course. They should also have patience to accept the criticism and to make suggested changes to have good outputs.
Candidates who have their graduation in any stream are eligible for this course. Graduation must be completed from a reputed institute and should have scored at least 60% marks to get admission in some recognized institutes.
For some institutes, there is no age bar for this course but few may have and need to be checked before submitting the application form.
Admissions are direct or on merit basis in most of the institutes and only few of them may conduct entrance examinations to short list the deserving candidates depending upon their performance in entrance tests.
The duration is 2 years for this course. The complete syllabus is divided into 4 parts and need to be completed in 4 semesters. Each semester is having 6 months duration.
Further Study options
After completion of M.A. in Mass communications, interested candidates can pursue M.Phil and then PhD. These courses can be done in same or related field like Journalism.
The course starts with Science of communication as communication skills are base of this course. It teaches about current affairs, media issues, communication technology, writing skills and basic of computer applications in this course.
The later part of course includes study about technology involved in Mass communications, Media and its all aspects like theory, types, development and growth, etc. Candidates also learn about public relations, corporate communications, media writing skills, Advertising, reporting skills, etc through this course. The last part of course emphasizes on social marketing skills, editing skills media laws and ethics, media management skills and different reporting mediums like in news paper, television, magazines, etc.
They are suitable for working in Advertising agencies, press information bureau, corporate communication agencies, legal affairs departments, Radio stations, news paper publishing firms, etc.
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