M.A. Media Studies & Production

Guru Nanak Dev University
In Amritsar

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Typology Master
Location Amritsar
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Amritsar
  • Duration:
    2 Years


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Amritsar, Punjab, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Amritsar, Punjab, Punjab, India
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· Requirements

Admission to the Part-I of M.A. Media Studies & Production course will be open to any person who has passed Bachelor / Master degree in any discipline from a recognised Indian University or an equivalent degree recognised by the Guru Nanak Dev University with not less than 50 percent marks.

Course programme

The Guru Nanak Dev University's Faculty of Arts and Social Science offers M.A. Media Studies & Production course to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:

Print Design and Production

Printing : Invention of paper and printing press in India, Development of printing, types of printing, present printing scenario.
News : Def, Element, News gathering technique, Writing style, Dummy page makeup, contents of news paper, Layout of news paper, Graphics for news paper and magazine.
Introduction to Quark express, Editing.
News Room Function : Economics and politics of news, manipulation and bias of news, duties of editor, resident editor, journalist editor, types of reporting.
Project : Making and printing a newspaper.

Radio Production
Characteristics and development of radio as a medium of mass communication. History of radio in India, Public service broadcasting in India, Challenges of AIR news, Technology boom.
Reporting for Radio, Writing for Radio : Spots, jingles, announcements, talk, features, documentaries, discussions, interviews, commercials, morning shows, news infotainment, game shows.
Making of Radio stations.
Recording in studio, Mixing of sound, effects, music, study of different sound editing softwares like sound forge, adobe audition.
Introduction to sound system.
Project : Production of radio programme on broadcast format (that may go on air)

TV Production
Characteristics, development of television as a medium of mass communication, historical perspective of television, satellite and cable TV in India.
Making of a TV studio – Layout, sound proofing, cabling, editing tables, uplinking.
Key Elements of TV Writing : News, documentaries, discussion, interviews, feature, commercials.
Studio cameras, mounting, tripods and stands, angles, movements, shots.
Picture Composition, Logging, Editing, Dubbing, Graphics, Special Effects, Lighing, Art direction, Costumes, Makeup.
Project : Making a TV programme on a broadcast format.

Language and Communication Skills
Introduction to Communication, Concept, nature, process, development, seven c’s of communication, Functions, barriers, verbal and non verbal, interpersonal, interpersonal, small group, public mass communication, public speaking.
Elements of Language : Meaning and importance of language of communication, general rules of grammar, Hindi, English and Punjabi, exception in mass media writing, tenses etc., essentials of good writing.
Technique of effective writing, Types of sentences, their structure and use, words and their use. Redundancy words and phrases, use of adjectives and adverbs, negative and double negative transitional devices, Methods of paraphrases, attribution and quoting, translation skill.
Project : Translation of news item, speaking skill, debate, group discussion.

Computer Graphics

Basics of Computer and Internet.
Introduction to graphics, Working of graphic software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Flash and Front Page.
Menus, Tools, File formats, Property bar, Dialogue boxes and other properties of these softwares.
Introduction of these tools for web production.
Working of 2D and 3D animation and software used for them.
Cyber Journalism.
Project : Publishing an e-newspaper.

Cinematography and Editing

Camera Preparation – Frame rate, shutter speed, shutter angle, White / Black Balance, Monitor, Back focus, cables, accessories, ASA speed, tonal range, lighting, Highlights, Shadows and exposure.
Understanding Camera: Camera head, Body, Frame rate and scanning, on board vtr, mechanics, operation, Formats, Image control, Shutter, Output, accessories.
Lenses: Resolution, Contrast, Focus, Depth of Field, Filters.
Monitor: Introduction, Lining up with color bars, exposure meter, cabling, Color balance, White/ black balance using grey cards, ND filters.

Media Appreciation

Media Law and Ethics

Max. Marks : 100
Each student is required to start initial work on his/her dissertation in the start of second year. The student will finalize the title of their dissertation within a month of the start of the second year. The student will be submitting the synopsis by the end of the second year. Each student will have to submit four copies of the dissertation. Viva for dissertation will be conducted by external examiners appointed by the GNDU.

Each student is required to undergo six weeks training with any reputed media organization and submit a report of training.

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