I am a graduate in sociology. I am interested in doing course in mass communication (creative writing, script writing and such). So i would like to have information on all the reputed colleges, universities and institutes specializing in this in the states. And as to when i should go about applying for admission, fees and such information. And one more thing is there any provision for doing this the correspondence way, also.
Mass Communication courses are not just about creative writing, script writing and related subjects. The courses teach you about communication through various media like print, television, radio, multimedia, etc. You will be taught subjects like theory of communication, visual communication, audio-visual communication, sound technologies, still photography, radio production, video and television production, film production, media ethics, etc.
A few creative writing courses:
1) Course: Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Duration: 1 - 4 years
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, 110068
2) Course: P.G. Diploma in Mass Media & Creative Writing
Jamia Millia Islamia
Maulana Mohammad Ali Johar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025
The course at Indira Gandhi National Open University can be done through correspondence-cum-contact mode.
Some of the Mass communication courses:
1) Course: MA in Mass Communication
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Candidates who have taken their degree in arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering or medicine are eligible to apply, provided they have secured 50 % or more marks in aggregate in their first degree examination of a course which is of three of more years' duration after the 10+2 examination.
The candidates must provide evidence of their participation in activities related to Mass Communication during their college career such as debating, articles in newspapers, periodicals or college magazines, music, dance, theatre, painting, photography, social work etc.
Admission procedure: Admission test
Institute: A. J. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre
Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025
2) Course: Master of Communication Studies
Department of Communication & Journalism, University of Pune
Ranade Institute Campus, Fergusson College Road, Pune 411004
Admission procedure: Aptitude test, Personal interview
3) Course: Diploma in Communication and Journalism
Duration: 1 year part-time
Eligibility: Graduate in any Discipline.
Admission: On the basis of written test.
Garware Institute Of Career Education & Development
Vidyanagari, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai-400098
4) Course: Diploma in Journalism and Mass Media
St. Xaviers Institute of Communication
St. Xaviers College Campus, Building No.3, 1st Floor, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400001
5) Course: M. S. in Communication
Duration: 2 year
Eligibility: Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks, below 30 years of age
Admission procedure: Entrance test
Institute: Manipal Institute of Communication
3rd Floor, Udayavani Building, Press Corner, MANIPAL 576 119, Karnataka