Duration of Program 3 years (6 semesters)
*Total Seats in BA Journalism and Mass Communication (Digital)
The media industry in India is transforming into a digital-first industry. Traditional media platforms like newspapers, TV & radio networks are all transforming into converged digital platforms which means that media professionals today need new age digital skills for producing, distributing & monetising content.
This cutting-edge degree program is designed to equip students for this growing demand in the Indian & global media industries. It takes a digital- first approach focusing on the transformative role of technology in journalism & communications. It focuses on New-Age growth areas in media such as social media, mobile journalism, data visualisation & Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This degree programme trains students as digital storytellers, provides hands on training on state-of-the-art infrastructure and imparts cross-cutting communication skills which are in demand in the media sector,corporates, public policy institutions and startups.
With this specialization, students will learn how to effectively collect, organize, and categorize rich data sources into meaningful and engaging multimedia content. Students will learn how to make sense of data, basics of data acquisition, data visualization and creating stories with data. Our focus areas are data scraping, analysis, and visualization for studying spot patterns, trends, and correlation. Students will be introduced to coding languages like Python and visualisation platforms like Canva & Data Wrapper for creative interactive media properties. With the focus on data visualizations, students will also learn how to use database and programming fundamentals into effective visual storytelling. We will also focus on using data in reporting and media communication. This is also a valuable skill set in the arenas of Marketing, Public Policy & Research.
The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.
The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.
SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.