Graduate Programs

Details & Semester Outlines for Master of Science - Media Studies (MS MD)

Faculty of Media Sciences offers a two year MS in Media Sciences program. Students enrolling in this program will be offered to select any one of the 3 streams of specialization; General Entertainment Content – GEC primarily for media professionals already engaged in leading creative teams of their respective media houses and are interested in honing up their cognitive as well as computer generated information skills; Production stream is for students engaged in middle management cadre in production houses as part of their creative teams in varied capacities and are hampered in their careers because of lack of knowledge and understanding of production technique skills; Journalism stream is offered for all who want to develop an in depth understanding of journalistic practices and are interested in specializing in analytical skills related to both print and electronic media.

On the basis of the three streams offered, the sixth Core choices offered in 2nd semester (Spring) will determine the electives for the respective stream. In addition to the three specializations offered students are at liberty in choosing their path of academic research related to praxis; through course work, Independent Research Study (IRS) and Thesis (students who are interested in following an academic career leading to a doctorate). MS GAT/ HAT result of 50% is required for MSMD as per HEC requirements

In Spring Semester students decide their respective chosen stream; choice of Electives vary according to the three options offered to students. Specialization Streams Offered: General Entertainment Content (GEC); Production; Journalism.

To be awarded a MS Media Sciences degree, students need to complete total of 30 credit hours. Students can finish their degree program by pursuing one of the three available options:

MS by Thesis 30 Credit hours (10 courses), which includes 6 core courses (18 credit hours), 2 electives (6 credits hours), Thesis I & Thesis II (6 credit hours)

MS by Independent research 30 Credit hours (10 courses), which includes 6 core courses (18 credit hours), 2 electives (6 credit hours), IRS I & IRS II (6 credit hours)

MS by course work 30 Credit hours (10 courses), which includes 6 core courses (18 credit hours), 4 electives (12 credit hours)

All students must complete their degree within five years.

First Year


MD5104 Research Methodology

MD5207 Media Evolution and Innovation

MD5102 Media and Contemporary Culture

MD5201 Communication for Social Change

MD5xxx Management Concepts in Media Industries

MD5xxx Social & Cultural Impact of GEC Programming (for GEC stream majors only)


MD5xxx Production Design (for Production stream majors only)


MD5xxx Journalism Law & Ethics (for Journalism stream only)

Second Year


MD5xxx Elective I (Elective from selected Stream)

MD5xxx Thesis II / MD5xxx IRS II / MDxxx Course work (Elective from selected Stream)

MD5xxx Elective II (Elective from selected Stream)


MD5xxx Thesis I / MD5xxx IRS I / MDxxx Course work (Elective from selected Stream)



GEC Stream:
Production Stream:

MD5xxx Advanced Content Research

MD5xxx Camera and lights

MD5xxx Syndication – Foreign & Indigenous Content

MD5xxx Film analysis

MD5xxx Story Telling & Screenplay Writing

MD5xxx Story telling & Screenplay Writing

MD5xxx Production Management

MD5xxx Documentary making

MD5xxx Directing

MD5xxx Directing

MD5xxx Format Shows & Reality Shows

MD5xxx Aesthetics of Films

MD5111 Media Arts and Technology

MD5211 Theories of Film and Television

MD5xxx Theories of Visual Culture

MD5311 Urban Geographies and Visual Culture

MD5414 Theories of Communication Design


Journalism Stream:

MD5xxx Global Journalism

MD5xxx Beat Reporting

MD5xxx Investigative Journalism

MD5xxx Multi-format news reporting

MD5xxx Data Journalism

MD5xxx Fashion and Entertainment Journalism

MD5xxx Media and Post Colonialism

MD5314 Media Politics and Governance

MD5315 Issues in International Media

Electives will be offered depending on the availability of the resources.