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 BA Honours in Communication Studies is a skill-based program covering 32 papers over three years. The course has been designed to introduce the students to the various areas in the Communication/media space, including design, literature, film and photography studies and creative writing. They will also be exposed to media theories and law which will help them graduate the course with an in-depth understanding of media, along with literature.
Learning in this course is not limited to the four walls of a classroom; most learning happens through group projects and field work. Students are sent out to interview experts and conduct field research and are constantly mentored by teachers with wide experience in their fields. We strongly believe in bringing guest faculty for as many modules as we can, so as to provide maximum exposure to all fields.
Students will graduate with an Honours degree in Communication Studies, which equips them with skills for sectors ranging from filmmaking to science communication, from creative writing to research. Many of our students have had networking opportunities through projects and internships, during the course itself. Our alumni have gone on to become illustrators, product photographers as well as radio professionals, among others.
Students who opt for this program will study under 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 Perspectives in Theatre
IIntroduction to European Literatures Writing for Print
Page Design Literatures in English: Readings & Approaches
Creative Writing Sound Design
Sem 3 Sem 4
Writing for Radio Perspectives in Science
Introduction to Media Studies + RoL Media & Law
Understanding Narratives Advanced Journalism
Perspectives in Indian Art Introduction to Indian Literatures – 2
Introduction to Indian Literatures – 1 Contemporary India
Digital Content Strategy Research Methods
Sem 5 Sem 6
 Writing for Television & Broadcast Journalismm Portfolio of Writing
Film Making 1 Marketing Communication
Applied Economics Introduction to Cultural Studies Writing for Advertising & PR
Advanced Creative Writing Film Making – 2
Communication and Development Introduction to Web Development & Administration
Industrial & Organisational Psychology

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

Entrance Exam Details

 B.A PyEC (Psychology, English Literature & Communicative English) – (Limited Seats)
 B.A. (Hons) Communication Studies – (Limited Seats)

NOTE: The online entrance exam link for PyEC and B.A. Honours in Communication Studies, will be kept open from June 5th to June 10th 2020 only. Please note that it is mandatory for interested candidates to clear both the online aptitude test and the personal interview.

Contact

For further information, write to lopez.sharon@gmail.com

Overview

Overview

About the Program

The BA Honours in Communication Studies is a skill-based program covering 32 papers over three years. The course has been designed to introduce the students to the various areas in the Communication/media space, including design, literature, film and photography studies and creative writing. They will also be exposed to media theories and law which will help them graduate the course with an in-depth understanding of media, along with literature.
Learning in this course is not limited to the four walls of a classroom; most learning happens through group projects and field work. Students are sent out to interview experts and conduct field research and are constantly mentored by teachers with wide experience in their fields. We strongly believe in bringing guest faculty for as many modules as we can, so as to provide maximum exposure to all fields.
Students will graduate with an Honours degree in Communication Studies, which equips them with skills for sectors ranging from filmmaking to science communication, from creative writing to research. Many of our students have had networking opportunities through projects and internships, during the course itself. Our alumni have gone on to become illustrators, product photographers as well as radio professionals, among others.
Students who opt for this program will study under 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 Perspectives in Theatre
IIntroduction to European Literatures Writing for Print
Page Design Literatures in English: Readings & Approaches
Creative Writing Sound Design
Sem 3 Sem 4
Writing for Radio Perspectives in Science
Introduction to Media Studies + RoL Media & Law
Understanding Narratives Advanced Journalism
Perspectives in Indian Art Introduction to Indian Literatures – 2
Introduction to Indian Literatures – 1 Contemporary India
Digital Content Strategy Research Methods
Sem 5 Sem 6
 Writing for Television & Broadcast Journalismm Portfolio of Writing
Film Making 1 Marketing Communication
Applied Economics Introduction to Cultural Studies Writing for Advertising & PR
Advanced Creative Writing Film Making – 2
Communication and Development Introduction to Web Development & Administration
Industrial & Organisational Psychology
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
Entrance Exam Details

Entrance Exam Details

 B.A PyEC (Psychology, English Literature & Communicative English) – (Limited Seats)
 B.A. (Hons) Communication Studies – (Limited Seats)

NOTE: The online entrance exam link for PyEC and B.A. Honours in Communication Studies, will be kept open from June 5th to June 10th 2020 only. Please note that it is mandatory for interested candidates to clear both the online aptitude test and the personal interview.

Contact

Contact

For further information, write to lopez.sharon@gmail.com