B.Sc in Mass Communication & Videography

St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
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  • Kolkata
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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B.Sc in Mass Communication & Videography

SEMESTER I
PAPER 1: Unit I - Introduction to Mass Communication
Theory: 50 (External - 40; Internal - 10)
1. Concepts and Theories:
1. Communication concepts
i) Process and Function
ii) Interpersonal
iii) Group
iv) Mass Communication
2. Relevance of Communication Theories to Practice
3. Model of Communication
4. Impact and Effect of Communication
5. Old and new media
2. Communication Techniques:
1. Feedback and Evaluation of Communication Effect
2. Interview and Questionnaires
3. Method of Data Analysis
4. Information Technology
3. Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject.

PAPER 2: Unit I - Introduction to Video Production
Theory: 25 (External 20, Internal 5); Practical: 25 (External - 20, Internal - 5)
THEORY
1. Script Basics
i) Structural Basics
ii) Dynamization
iii) Visual Scripting
iv) Script (Time, Space, Character)
v) Project Development
1. Camera Basics
i) Still Photography
Lenses
Exposure
Composition
Colour
ii) Videography
Shot
Angle
Camera Movement
Light
2. Sound Basics
Film Sound appreciation
Sound Track analysis
3. Editing Basics
Fragmentation
Juxtaposition: Frame, Shot, Sequence, Scene
Time, Pace, Rhythm
Mise-en-scène
Montage
Practical
Voice Over Exercise - Learning basic editing software and primary editing on
available/given materials (silent rushes)
Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject

SEMESTER 2
PAPER 1: Unit II - Introduction to Media Studies
Theory: 50 (External - 40; Internal - 10)
1. Media: Historical Overview and Context
An historical overview of media and its role in different socio-economic and
political systems in the context of the World Wars and thereafter.
2. Language and Communication
a) Concepts and Practice
b) Language and Mass Communication
c) Language uses in different Mass Media
d) Language and Society
3. Practices
Converting all the above three areas of this paper
a) News Reporting and Editing
b) Newspaper Layout, News Analysis
c) Language for Mass Communication-exercise in
i) Sports
ii) Aadvertising
iii) Political spheres, etc.
4. Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject

PAPER 2: Unit II - Audiography: Design & Production
Theory: 25 (External 20, Internal 5); Practical: 25 (External 20, Internal 5)
THEORY
1. Characteristics of sound wave and its propagation
2. Acoustics, Echo, R.T., Decibels etc
3. Quality of sound, frequency reference, S/N ratio, distortions
4. Mechanism of human speech and hearing psychology, thresholds of hearing and
feeling etc.
5. Microphones-different types, directional response and polar diagram
6. Mikes-special types and accessories, wireless, lapel, reflected type, shotgun
7. Factors governing the selection of mikes
8. Types of cables and connectors and their uses
9. Sound safety, erasing, dope sheet, storage
10. Introduction to digital sound -
Theory, process (software, equipment etc.), and application.
11. Introduction to location recording in Camcorder -
Selection of mikes, boom operation etc.
12. Post production - Editing , dubbing ,track laying, mixing
PRACTICAL
Sound track design with images: the images to be shot in a camcorder; sound can
be recorded simultaneously or separately - may be pre-laid or laid during
post-production.
Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject

SEMESTER 3
PAPER 3: Unit I - Script Writing for Media
Theory: 25 (External 20, Internal 5); Practical: 25 (External 20, Internal 5)
THEORY
1. Introduction to the role of writer- elaborative efforts
2. Elements of structure- beginning , middle and end
3. Writing Narration
4. Narrative Styles- fiction
5. Non-narrative styles - Current Affairs
6. News reporting for TV
7. Page lay-out and design - using software like Page Maker, Quark Express etc.
8. Identifying significant concepts
PRACTICAL:
1. Writing an AV script : Fiction or Non-fiction - maintaining proper/desired format
2. Page making on Quark Express
Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject

PAPER 4: Unit I - Camera: Theory, Practice, Aesthetics
Theory: 25 (External 20, Internal 5); Practical: 25 (External 20, Internal 5)
THEORY & PRACTICAL
1. Video Camera: Basic Design
· Persistance of vision
· Video camera : Pick up tube, Scanning
· Interlace scanning.
· Charged Coupled Device (CCD),
· Cathode ray tube of a colour television.
· Single chip colour video camera.
· Three chip colour video camera.
· Sync. Generator, Conposite signal. Cathode Ray Tube.
· Encoder - Different encoding systems
(PAL, NTSC, SECAM).
· Digital Camera and its advantages over conventional
analog cameras.
· Types of TV cameras: Studio camera,
Portable camera (ENG EFP), camcorder.
2. Video Tape recorder Track
· How video tape recorder works.
· Tape formats.
· ¾- Inch Umatic Format : Low band & High band.
· ½- Inch format : VHS & Betacam, Digital.
· CCU, Waveform monitor, Vectroscope.
Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject

SEMESTER 4
Paper 3: Unit II - Media Production: Script to Screen
Theory: 25 (External 20, Internal 5); Practical: 25 (External 20, Internal 5)
THEORY
1. Sources of information and material
2. Organizing and Presenting Material
3. Points of View , Credibility, Accuracy
4. Writer - Law and Budget
5. Introduction to Digital Editing (Basic rules, Software, equipment etc.)
6. Subject Research
7. Defining parameters of production , audience , budget
8. Production Process - requirements and stages
9.
PRACTICAL
1. Dialogue Exercise:
a) Length - maximum 5 mins
b) Script (fiction only) - with proposal, synopsis, treatment and final draft with
proper formatting
c) Using basic editing pattern with no post-production sound
2. Viva
On the basis of films they have made
Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject

Paper 4: Unit II - Videography
Theory: 25 (External 20, Internal 5); Practical: 25 (External 20, Internal 5)
THEORY & PRACTICAL
1. Lighting Equipment, Filters, Camera Operation
2. Digital Videography (Theory & Practice)
3. Lighting & Exposure
· Objective of television lighting.
· Three point lighting technique. Contrast ratio.
· Nature of natural light. Gadgets for controlling natural light.
· Basic concept of Exposure, concept of optimum exposure.
4. Lighting Equipment
· Artificial lighting equipments
· Types of lamps in use & their efficiency.(Incandescent, halogen, HMI)
· Halogen cycle.
Seminars, workshops, tutorials etc. will be held as per norms on the subject


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