BA(Honours) in Communication Studies

BA(Honours) in Communication Studies

Entry Year

2020

Qualification

BA. Communication Studies

Duration

3 years

Overview

About the Program

The B.A. Honours in Communication Studies is a three-year rigorous programme that offers a curriculum equipped to instil students with the prowess and acumen of communication and media. This programme has been designed to ensure that every student is able to showcase their talent, skills and abilities in any market with ease. In order, to stand out in a field of such vigour, this programme is structured to not merely, be well-versed in the technicalities of the mediation, ideation and execution of Communication Studies but to enhance each student’s technological grasp and mould them into a qualified professional.  On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Media Studies, Literature, Marketing, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum. Please note that students who opt for the B.A. Honours in Communication Studies will study under the guidance of the Department of Communication Studies and will take an interdisciplinary approach to the field of communication.

Head of Department

Ms. Sharon Lopez
M.A., M.Phil., NET, (PGDCRL)

Vision

  • To generate strategies of creative expression, creative thought and accommodate the pursuit of knowledge.

Mission

  • The department works towards creating skilled creative media professionals who have the ability to think critically and pursue ethical action.

Objectives

  • To cater to the requirements of the industry while also enabling critical thinking and creative expression.
  • To train in writing for different media and equip students with the necessary technical skills to produce content for different media channels.
  • To fine-tune reading, research and analytical skills.
  • To understand contemporary Indian socio/economic/political/cultural contexts and integrate this analysis into producing work.

Program Specifications

The syllabus is designed to focus on

Writing Skills
  • Enhancing language skills in English
  • Understanding styles as a practitioner of literature
  • Experimenting with composition
  • Writing for Media
Corporate Skills
  • Business & Corporate Communication
  • Management Skills
Building Critical Theory
  • Getting introduced to various Media
  • Getting some technical skills related to the Media
  • Media production
Media
  • Introducing theories of Culture
  • Introducing theories of Media
  • Development of Communication
  • Research Methods, including Media research
Speaking skills
  • Listening and speaking comprehension
  • Group discussions
  • Speaking for radio and television
  • Presentation skills

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must fulfill the following to apply for this course:
  • Passed Std XII/ PUC or equivalent school leaving examinations
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Have an interest in current affairs and the Media
  • Have the ability to work hard and with consistency
  • Have a creative bent of mind

TESTING AND EVALUATION

Note: All applicants to Communication Studies (Honours) have to appear for a common entrance test.

The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks knowledge of current affairs, basic grammar, general knowledge, and Media interest. The testing process will take an entire day. The first list of selected candidates will be released by the evening of the day of the test. A wait list will also be released and seats are offered based on availability.
Total number of seats: 30

Procedure:

  • Collect an application form from the college office, or download the form from this website.
  • Register for the test at the college office with a fee of Rs.200/-.
  • Report to the venue with this registration slip and your application form.
  • Selected candidates must then meet the Principal with their parents/ guardians for a final interview.
  • Take the written component of the test.
  • Results of this phase will be declared within 3 hours of the test.
  • If selected, proceed to the oral component, on the same day.
  • The list of short-listed candidates will be released by the end of the day.
  • The wait list will also be announced.

Note:

  • All admissions into the Honours course is through this entrance test alone.
  • The test center is only at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. On-line testing facilities have not been activated.
  • No recommendations will be entertained outside of the results of this test.

Syllabus

The paper titles are spread across 6 semesters, here’s a gist of the topics to be imparted:

Sem1 Sem 2
Functional Writing Creative Writing
Introduction to Euro Lit Writing for Print
Page Design Readings & Approaches
Introduction to Psychology Perspectives in Theatre
General English General English
Language Language
Sem 3 Sem 4
Writing for Radio Writing for New Media
Intro to Media Studies Media & Law
Perspectives in Indian Art Contemporary World
Perspectives in Science Understanding Narratives
Indian Literatures 1 Indian Literatures 2
Sound Design Advanced Print
Sem 5 Sem 6
Writing for TV & Broadcast Journalism Advertising & PR
Film Making 1 Film Making 2
Cultural Studies Marketing Communication
Research Methods Literature in Translations
Applied Economics Development Communication
Advanced Creative Writing Portfolio of Writing

Careers and Highlights

Our goal is to prepare the girls for future career options in:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Professional Creative Writing
  • Media Production
  • Web Content Development
  • Management: Media Management, and Production Management
  • Corporate Communications, including HR & PR
Overview

Overview

About the Program

The B.A. Honours in Communication Studies is a three-year rigorous programme that offers a curriculum equipped to instil students with the prowess and acumen of communication and media. This programme has been designed to ensure that every student is able to showcase their talent, skills and abilities in any market with ease. In order, to stand out in a field of such vigour, this programme is structured to not merely, be well-versed in the technicalities of the mediation, ideation and execution of Communication Studies but to enhance each student’s technological grasp and mould them into a qualified professional.  On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Media Studies, Literature, Marketing, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum. Please note that students who opt for the B.A. Honours in Communication Studies will study under the guidance of the Department of Communication Studies and will take an interdisciplinary approach to the field of communication.

Head of Department

Ms. Sharon Lopez
M.A., M.Phil., NET, (PGDCRL)

Vision

  • To generate strategies of creative expression, creative thought and accommodate the pursuit of knowledge.

Mission

  • The department works towards creating skilled creative media professionals who have the ability to think critically and pursue ethical action.

Objectives

  • To cater to the requirements of the industry while also enabling critical thinking and creative expression.
  • To train in writing for different media and equip students with the necessary technical skills to produce content for different media channels.
  • To fine-tune reading, research and analytical skills.
  • To understand contemporary Indian socio/economic/political/cultural contexts and integrate this analysis into producing work.
Program Specifications

Program Specifications

The syllabus is designed to focus on

Writing Skills
  • Enhancing language skills in English
  • Understanding styles as a practitioner of literature
  • Experimenting with composition
  • Writing for Media
Corporate Skills
  • Business & Corporate Communication
  • Management Skills
Building Critical Theory
  • Getting introduced to various Media
  • Getting some technical skills related to the Media
  • Media production
Media
  • Introducing theories of Culture
  • Introducing theories of Media
  • Development of Communication
  • Research Methods, including Media research
Speaking skills
  • Listening and speaking comprehension
  • Group discussions
  • Speaking for radio and television
  • Presentation skills

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must fulfill the following to apply for this course:
  • Passed Std XII/ PUC or equivalent school leaving examinations
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Have an interest in current affairs and the Media
  • Have the ability to work hard and with consistency
  • Have a creative bent of mind

TESTING AND EVALUATION

Note: All applicants to Communication Studies (Honours) have to appear for a common entrance test.

The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks knowledge of current affairs, basic grammar, general knowledge, and Media interest. The testing process will take an entire day. The first list of selected candidates will be released by the evening of the day of the test. A wait list will also be released and seats are offered based on availability.
Total number of seats: 30

Procedure:

  • Collect an application form from the college office, or download the form from this website.
  • Register for the test at the college office with a fee of Rs.200/-.
  • Report to the venue with this registration slip and your application form.
  • Selected candidates must then meet the Principal with their parents/ guardians for a final interview.
  • Take the written component of the test.
  • Results of this phase will be declared within 3 hours of the test.
  • If selected, proceed to the oral component, on the same day.
  • The list of short-listed candidates will be released by the end of the day.
  • The wait list will also be announced.

Note:

  • All admissions into the Honours course is through this entrance test alone.
  • The test center is only at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. On-line testing facilities have not been activated.
  • No recommendations will be entertained outside of the results of this test.
Syllabus

Syllabus

The paper titles are spread across 6 semesters, here’s a gist of the topics to be imparted:

Sem1 Sem 2
Functional Writing Creative Writing
Introduction to Euro Lit Writing for Print
Page Design Readings & Approaches
Introduction to Psychology Perspectives in Theatre
General English General English
Language Language
Sem 3 Sem 4
Writing for Radio Writing for New Media
Intro to Media Studies Media & Law
Perspectives in Indian Art Contemporary World
Perspectives in Science Understanding Narratives
Indian Literatures 1 Indian Literatures 2
Sound Design Advanced Print
Sem 5 Sem 6
Writing for TV & Broadcast Journalism Advertising & PR
Film Making 1 Film Making 2
Cultural Studies Marketing Communication
Research Methods Literature in Translations
Applied Economics Development Communication
Advanced Creative Writing Portfolio of Writing
Careers and Highlights

Careers and Highlights

Our goal is to prepare the girls for future career options in:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Professional Creative Writing
  • Media Production
  • Web Content Development
  • Management: Media Management, and Production Management
  • Corporate Communications, including HR & PR