B.A. (Hons.) in Mass Communication

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Course OfferedDuration (in Years)Eligibility
B.A (Hons.) In Mass Communication312th standard pass with any stream at least 50% marks.

Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.

BA Hons. Mass Communication is a flagship program offered by The Neotia University. The media industry is right now, going through phenomenal growth and this is the reason The Neotia University has introduced a BA Hons. degree in Mass Communication for young and aspiring students. With technological advancements and increasing demand for informative and entertaining content, the field of Mass Communication has seen a huge increase in job opportunities. Mass communication is all about imparting information effectively to a large number of people through print, electronics, and digital media like television, radio, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and social media. The world has witnessed an unprecedented growth in communication technology and media. All boundaries have been transcended and the entire global community seems to have been brought together into one unified whole. And it is here, that mass communication, as a stream of study, and as a career, has become important, relevant, and enviable.

The course BA Hons. in Mass Communication, introduces students to concepts related to mass media and communication. The course will cover ways to prepare, deliver, and direct media programs, and will give a detailed understanding of digital media and traditional mass media.  The course will outline the different genres of photography and the basics of contemporary photographic techniques, the principles of sound and recording, the concepts of video editing terms, their applications, and a brief look into the evolution of editing. The course content will also make students familiar with the fundamentals of script writing and fiction writing. The students will be taught to interpret the different advanced recording and post-production processes. The course will address different filmmaking practices and different filmmaking styles. The course will include the basic concept of Marketing and its application, the concept and application of Advertising and Public Relations as a modern-day system of winning the market and audience. The course will present an overview of Television in India, different television genres, and new streaming platforms. The course has been designed to make students familiar with major film theories and various approaches to film analysis and the making of documentary films. The course will acquaint students with the different production scenarios for online and offline productions, using Multi-camera shooting techniques.

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Career Prospects

Careers in Mass Communication could lead to high paying jobs along with a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity. Armed with a BA Hons. in Mass Communication, from The Neotia University, a student has immense opportunities to make a promising career. With the world almost completely dependent on media, a degree in mass communication can open many doors because it can be applied to every mass media opportunity. There are innumerable opportunities in television, radio, films, advertising agencies, print media, digital media, broadcasting media, OTT platforms and new media. One can even choose to pitch a career online and work as a social media manager, content creator, copywriter, and so on.

 

After pursuing a course in mass communication, one can work for various newspapers, television channels, magazines, radio stations as well as make commercials, documentary films. Apart from this, one can also make a career in Advertising agencies, PR companies and event management firms.

Corporate communication is another popular career option for those who opt for BA Hons. in Mass Communication. Corporate communication is mainly needed for corporate or business purposes in large multinational organization.

Content is the soul of any website.The increasing use of the internet has led to the demand and popularity of web content and web content writing. 

Public relation a lucrative career option in the field of Mass Communication has come into existence as private or government companies and institution felt the need to market their product, service and facilities. Public Relations is a management function that involves monitoring and evaluating public attitudes and maintaining mutual relations and understanding between an organization and its public.

A career in advertising is yet another promising employment option for Mass Communication students that one can choose in the rapidly growing Indian economy.

Mass Communication graduates can work as social media managers. A social media manager is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing strategies for the social media accounts of a business.

Sound recordists work with musicians, singers and music producers in studios to manage and manipulate the technical issues related to sound.

Bloggers write engaging, original content on a range of topics for their blogs or for client websites.

Media planners work with advertising agencies, PR firms and businesses to plan, implement and oversee advertising and marketing campaigns for various promotional purposes.

To sum up, there are immense possibilities for the Mass Communication Honours graduates to work in media houses, publishing houses, television and radio channels, communication agencies, to name a few.

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Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6
  • Semester 7
  • Semester 8

Semester 1

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
Major 1 CoreIntroduction to Mass Communication  I3104
Major 2 CoreIntroduction to Visuals & Still Photography3104
Major 3 CoreAudiography I & Editing I2044
Minor
(Elective Paper 1)
Introduction to Media & Cultural Studies4105
Multidisciplinary (Elective paper 2)An Overview of Indian Media Scenario2103
Ability Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper 1)English Language -I2103
Skill Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper II)Digital Skills2023
Grand Total185626

Semester 2

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
Value Added Common Course (Complementary Paper III)Understanding India2002
Major 1 CoreIntroduction to Mass Communication  II3104
Major 2 CoreAudiography II & Videography I2044
Minor
(Elective Paper 1)
Understanding Folk Media & Oral Tradition3104
Multidisciplinary (Elective paper 2)Computer Application for Media1022
Value Added Common Course (Complementary Paper III)
Skill Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper II)
Ability Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper 1)
Grand Total112616

Semester 3

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
Major 1 CoreScript Writing I2023
Major 2 CoreMusic & Sound Design2023
Major 3 CoreVideography II & Editing II2044
Minor
(Elective Paper 1)
Creative Writing4105
Multidisciplinary (Elective paper 2)Women & Gender Studies3104
Ability Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper 1)Modern Indian Languages (MIL) Hindi/ Bengali2103
Skill Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper II)Web Designing Skills/ Reporting & Anchoring Skills2024
Grand Total1731026

Semester 4

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
Value Added Common Course (Complementary Paper III)Environmental Education2103
Major 1 CoreScript Writing II2023
Major 2 CoreVideography III & Editing III2044
Major 3 CoreMarketing, Advertising & Public Relations3104
Minor
(Elective Paper 1)
Film Criticism 2103
Multidisciplinary (Elective paper 2)Journalism – an overview2103
Value Added Common Course (Complementary Paper III)
Skill Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper II)
Ability Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper 1)
Grand Total134620

Semester 5

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
Major 1 CoreVisual & Performing Arts2024
Major 2 CoreTelevision Studies3104
Major 3 CoreDocumentary 2044
Major 4 CoreReading Images3104
Minor
(Elective Paper 1)
Mobile Journalism2023
Multidisciplinary (Elective paper 2)Introducing Sociology / International Relations2002
Ability Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper 1)English Language -II2002
Skill Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper II)Employability Skills2103
Grand Total183826

Semester 6

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
Value Added Common Course (Complementary Paper III)Introduction to Artificial Intelligence2023
Major 1 CoreDegree Film (Project)5
Major 2 CoreTelevision Production & Media Management2044
Major 3 CoreResearch Methods2044
Major 4 CoreDissertation6
Minor
(Elective Paper 1)
Media  Laws, Ethics & Copyright3104
Multidisciplinary (Elective paper 2)
Value Added Common Course (Complementary Paper III)
Skill Enhancement Course (Complementary Paper II)
Summer Internship
Grand Total911023

Semester 7

3 years BA Hons. followed by 1 year -INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

 

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
MajorIndustrial Training / Internship14

Semester 8

3 years BA Hons. followed by 1 year -INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

 

Type of CourseCourse TitleHours per WeekCredits
LectureTutorialPractical
MajorIndustrial Training / Internship14
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