Master of Arts (MA) Communication - Madras Christian College Chennai

  • Years 2 Years
  • Type Course Post Graduate
  • stream Arts
  • Delivery Mode

What is M.A. in Communication?


A master's degree in communication is a two-year post-graduate programme that studies communication systems and concepts. It is concerned with technological communication advancements as well as the globalisation of business communication. It prepares you to succeed in the media and communication industry. This course encourages students to pursue communication education, leading to contemporary, ethical, and innovative media practices.

The course is designed to teach students to generate and distribute knowledge on a personal and organisational level. This course assists candidates in establishing excellent professional communication abilities.

The study of the principles of information transmission as well as the ways by which it is delivered is known as communication. The course examines the political, economic, cultural, and social factors that impact mass media practices and outcomes in depth. The course examines the elements that influence mass media practices and outcomes. It will allow you to study and investigate the primary methods in which social scientists have studied the function of mass media and communication and how to design, assess, and use research to test such ideas. 

 

Eligibility Criteria for M.A. in Communication


  • You must fulfil the following eligibility conditions to enrol in the M.A. in Communication programme:
  • For applying in M.A in Communication, bachelor's degree or other comparable qualification with a minimum of 50% in the aggregate (For General Category candidates only).
  • For applicants who fall into the SC/ST/OBC and differently-abled groups, the qualifying percentage is reduced by 5%.
  • This course does not have any upper age limit.
  • Some reputable schools and universities also hold college or university-level entrance exams to determine admittance. CAP TEST, MU OET are some of them.

Benefits of M.A. in Communication


  • In industries like media houses, as well as the broader private sector (e.g. consulting and advertising firms), the public sector (e.g. government ministries, regulatory authorities), international organisations, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), candidates can find jobs in the middle and upper management.
  • The course will provide you with a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill basis, as well as a clear and complete grasp of communication and the media.
  • The course will help students convey their thoughts rationally, clearly, succinctly, and dynamically in writing and orally.
  • It focuses on people who work or wish to work in the media and those who are interested in pursuing further academic studies in the field of media and communication.

Future Scope of M.A. in Communication


After earning a degree in mass communication, you can work in cinema and television, journalism, direction, editing, filmmaking, scriptwriting, public relations, publishing, and other fields. Careers in public media will provide a lot of enjoyment and allow you to express yourself creatively.

Applicants can get appealing employment in mass communication that will provide them quick recognition from the general public. For example, there are many chances for journalists, actors, directors, editors, screenwriters, R.J.s, VJs, and many more. International media conglomerates such as Warner Brothers, CNBC, Guardian Group, BBC, ABC, Disney Entertainment, and Rupert Murdoch provide enticing career possibilities at various levels and positions.

 

Career and Job Opportunities after M.A. in Communication


After completing your M.A. in Communication, you will have a wide range of career options. Because this degree focuses on the media and communication sides of the economy, M.A. in Communication graduates has many career opportunities. The compensation package for an M.A. in communication varies from INR 6 lakhs to INR 12 lakhs per annum.

  • Media Consultants may make up to INR 6.43 lakhs per year.
  • Design Managers can make up to INR 10 lakhs per year.
  • Communication Managers may make up to INR 8.98 lakhs per year.
  • Annually, a Public Relations Specialist may make up to INR 5.60 lakhs.
  • Technical Leaders can make up to INR 10 lakhs per year.

 Fees Structure & Duration of M.A. in Communication\


Duration is 2 years & The typical cost of pursuing an M.A. in Communication is about INR 20,000 to 30,000 for the whole degree; however, this varies per college.

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