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

Eligibility

a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2018 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 29, 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Description

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

Course

36

Second

Courses

20

Media Project

8

Dissertation

6

Internship

4

Total Credits

74

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 10 are Disciplinary Electives .Two Courses Totalling 4 credits are to be selected by the student.

 

OC 01

Television Studies

 

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

             MC 9

Working with Video -II

2

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        2

MR

MCS Research Project

2

TP

 
Term paper

Or 6

OC 05

Web Design

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 MC
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
9 Lab Charges 10000 10000 10000 10000
10 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
11 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
12 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
13 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 44200 32300 25800 26300
14 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
15 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 75200 63300 56800 57300

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