M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Media and Cultural Studies

Centre: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture


Intake: 26

Description

 

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The Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) aims at honing the skills of media production and research within a framework that enables the development of a critical perspective on media, culture and society. In contemporary society, media and culture are crucial sites where identities are produced and popular ways of seeing are consumed. Cultural Studies enables us to meaningfully engage and interact with these new modes of being and doing. By making us conscious of the many complex ways in which power impinges on our lives and constructs our cultures, it has the potential of empowering  us to critically read the media and other cultural institutions and texts, to understand how they shape our identities and to think about how we could possibly shape them.

This programme imparts intensive hands-on training in video production, including direction, research, scripting, editing, camera and sound. It also has a strong research focus. This will enable students to produce documentaries and short films. The programme culminates in the production of a documentary and a dissertation. It also teaches basic skills in community radio, graphics and web design. The students have access to the well-equipped facilities and the visual archive of the School. The teachers of the programme include School and TISS faculty as well as visiting professionals. With its unique blend of theory and practice, the Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) works towards the creation of a lively group of media ‘thinking do-ers’ and ‘doing thinkers’ who could then choose to branch out into a diverse range of work or educational situations. The students of this programme are equipped to work in the areas of film and television production, independent media practice, media education, advocacy and research. Potential employers include television production houses, educational and research institutions, NGOs, and governmental agencies.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Year

Detail

Credits

First

Courses

36

Second

Courses

16

Media Project

6

Dissertation

4

Internship

4

First & Second CBCS Courses

4

Total Credits

70

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

MC 0 1

Media Studies: An Introduction

2

MC 02

Cultural Studies: An Introduction

2

MC 03

Ways of Knowing

2

MC 04

Image Making – I

2

LC 01

Video Production

4

II

MC 05

Working with Video – I

3

MC 06

Image Making – II

2

MC 07

Media and Cultural Studies Research

2

MC 10

Reading Film

2

MC 12 Cultural Studies: An Introduction - II 2

LC 02

Journalism Practice - I

2

LC 03

Video Post-production

      4

CBCS

Elective Foundation        2

CBCS

Open elective

2

III

  OC 01 To 11 are Disciplinary Electives .Two Courses Totalling 4 credits are to be selected by the    student.

OC 01

Television Studies

2

OC 02

Gender, Media and Culture

2

OC 03

ICTs for Development

2

OC 04

Cyberculture: An Introduction

2

OC 09

Visual Design

2

OC 10

Journalism Practice - II

2

OC 11

Understanding Indian Cinemas

2

             MC 9

Working with Video -II

4

MC 15 Seminar II: Presentation of Media Project 2
LC 05 Community Radio 2
  Internship 4

IV

One optional course From OC 05 to OC 08 to be selected by the student

              OC 05  Web Design        2

OC 06

Understanding Art and Music

      2

OC 07

Gender, Culture and Space

      2

OC 08

Media and Law

       2
MP MCS Media Project 6

MR

MCS Research Project

4

TP

 Term paper

2

            MC 11 Seminar 1 : Presentation of Research Project

2

Alt to MR+ MC 11

2 additional Optional Courses Plus a Term Paper

6

*Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Fee Structure:

 

Components M.A. In Media and Cultural Studies
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship/Documentation Fund 1500 1500 1500 1500
Lab/Studio Fund 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 45,700 33,800 27,300 27,800
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
OTHER
CHARGES
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

 

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