Department of Media and Communication Studies/A.Y. 2020-21
302A- Communication Research Methods
VISHRAM DHOLE

302A- Communication Research Methods

The course builds on the inputs from the paper 'Introduction to Research Methods' in the second semester and provides advanced insights and skills into the details of various research methods and their applications in the field of media and communication studies. The course includes the following major Modules:

  1. Revisiting the Methodology: Philosophical underpinnings, Concept-Construct-ODs, Hypothesis, Sampling
  2. Key Elements in the Broader Research Process: Steps, RD, Report
  3. Practices in RD: Developing RQ- Aim- Objectives, Approach
  4. Locating Research Question
  5. Developing Literature Review
  6. Qualitative Analysis: Values, Concepts and Process
  7. Quantitative Content Analysis
  8. Discourse Analysis
  9. Narrative Analysis
  10. Key Areas of Research in the Field of Digital Media 

IFS105 : Film Technology, Economics and Distribution
Dhammaratna JawaleMadhavi Reddy

IFS105 : Film Technology, Economics and Distribution

Course Instructor: To be announced

The paper aims to explain the basic technologies involved in the entire production process as well as the impact of the digital revolution on the production of films. It also aims to explain the basics of the Film business in Indian Cinema including Production, Distribution, and Exhibition processes.

IFS103 : Perspectives on Indian Films
Madhavi Reddy

IFS103 : Perspectives on Indian Films

Course Instructor: To be announced

This course aims to introduce various academic responses, theoretical approaches, and important critical issues in the context of Indian films. These issues and approaches are primarily located in the mode of production, symbolic representation, and aesthetics of Indian films. Negotiations with forces of modernity and globalization are taken up as the central organizing axes for a variety of critical issues. The paper also traces the basic contours of the response of state and other social institutions to Indian films in terms of support and regulations.

 IFS102 : Indian Film: Grammar & Aesthetics
Samar NakhateMadhavi Reddy

IFS102 : Indian Film: Grammar & Aesthetics

Course Instructor: Samar Nakhate

This paper aims to introduce the student to the general tools of reading cinema and the production process. It delves further into the aesthetic of the evolving nature of Indian Cinema. 

Media Audiences and Television Programming
AJIT GAGARE

Media Audiences and Television Programming

The course CS301A - Media Audiences and Television Programming is designed to help students understand the centrality of concept of ‘audiences’ in the mass communication process. The course has three broad components namely theoretical framework, audience measurement systems and television programming.       In theoretical frameworks student will be given a historical overview of development of audience and effects studies which will make students understand the theoretical complexities in studying media audiences. In second section i.e. ‘audience measurement systems’ students will be given an overview of audience measurement systems in India with special reference to television audiences. Having learnt basic of audience measurement systems students will be exposed to the practical world of television programming for GECs i.e. general entertainment channels. The unit will discuss the need, significance process and challenges associated in television programming.
 

MCS303A : Corporate Communication
PAROOL SHARMA

MCS303A : Corporate Communication

This course aims to give a detailed understanding of concepts of PR and Corporate Communication, starting with its history and evolution from the field of Public Relations. It then delves into stakeholder management, campaign strategy and management as well as internal communications and crises management. The course also trains students in creating PR materials as well as understanding Corporate Communication in the context of Social Media.


MCS301B : Direction
Samar NakhateMadhavi Reddy

MCS301B : Direction

Course Instructor: Samar Nakhate

This paper offers insights into various aspects of TV direction. It is specifically designed around the aesthetic, technical, and collaborative aspects of direction with the primary focus on storytelling. Narrative, visual language, and performance being the focal points,  the paper offers students a thorough understanding of the process of production from script to screen. This production includes fiction narratives as well as documentary films. Not just a single-camera setup, students explore the modus operandi of multi-camera setup from the directorial point of view. The course extends further to cover the project pitching procedure as well.


 Video Post-Production
AMIT SONAWANE

Video Post-Production

The paper accustoms the students to the art of Video Editing.  The objective of the class is to familiarize the students with all the aspects of editing and how they affect the final product. It concentrates on the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic principles associated with the process of editing. Practical application of the theory will be provided into the state-of-the-art post-production studios. By the end of the paper, students will master professional editing software like Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X.

IFS101 : History of Indian Cinema
Madhavi Reddy

IFS101 : History of Indian Cinema

Course Instructor: To be announced

This course aims to introduce the chronological evolution of the cinema of India to the students. This will be achieved by tracing landmark events in the past 100 years while also touching upon key figures, institutions, and themes that have defined Indian cinema over the years.

MCS105 : Radio Production
PAROOL SHARMA

MCS105 : Radio Production

This course introduces the students to the history and growth of radio as a medium of mass communication, in India. It includes a focus on the theoretical as well as practical aspects of radio production and dissemination, while touching upon the future of the medium, beyond the radio waves such as podcasting and internet radio. The coursework includes writing and producing content for radio as well as field visit to a radio station and engagement with practitioners.