Master of Arts

Communication & Journalism | M.A.(Comm.& Journ.)

MACJ is a two year-duration postgraduate degree programme for candidates who wish to build their career in the field of journalism, mass communication, advertising, film production and public relation. Post successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to develop and refine their skills of gathering, transmitting, and delivering information to a large audience. Candidate can even go for in-depth focus of their area of interest under media in this masters programme

Opportunities in the field of mass communication are ample. Candidates who successfully complete MACJ, can choose to work for news channels, newspapers, publishing houses, television, radio, internet, digital media, advertising agencies etc. and earn a healthy remuneration.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Programme Code
  • Course Type
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Objectives

The program considers media industries and their relationship to culture and society, and the understanding of how communication works. The program emphasizes the development of critical thinking, professional writing skills and effective oral communication.

  • The Communication and Media Studies major prepares students for a wide variety of careers in business and industry, advertising, public relations and journalism, or advanced study.

  • Students would demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical principles in a variety of creative, cinematic, organizational, professional and journalistic venues.

  • In Mass Media or advanced study, knowledge, skills, and values prepare them for future careers in our interconnected society.

  • Students would develop a global awareness of political, social and corporate matters. Learners will acquire the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the specialization of their choice.

  • Students will find mass media as an array of interrelated forces like historical foundations, regulatory constraints, economical changes, technological advancements, and ethical issues.

  • This program will also give them an improved sense of self-confidence and self- efficacy and an awareness of their responsibilities as professionals in their field

  • Students will be able to design and create new media products, including blogs, digital audio & video, social media, digital photography, and multimedia

  • This program will also give them an improved sense of self-confidence and self- efficacy and an awareness of their responsibilities as professionals in their field

  • They will be better equipped to grasp the complex relationship between communication/media theories and a diverse set of individual, social, and professional practices.


The teaching methods and practices used in the curriculum are focused on high level of innovative and efficient methodologies for participatory learning.


After the completion of this masters,given below are popular job roles apt for MACJ candidates:

  • Correspondent
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Content writer
  • Reporter
  • Technical writing consultant

Specializations Offered

  • Journalism


Semester I Semester II
Core Course (CC) Core Course (CC)
Principles and Theories of Communication Mass Media Research
Global Media: Challenges and Perspective   Environmental Communication
Developmental Communication Media Laws and Ethics
Discipline Specific Course Discipline Specific Course
News Processing and Editing News Reporting and Presentation   
Semester III Semester IV
Core Courses (CC) Core Courses (CC)
Media Criticism Communication Research
International Communication Dissertation
Electives (Any two)  
Indian Philosophy and Media  
Photo Journalism  
Content Creation for Media Production  
Data Journalism  

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills