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The course schedule at SSCMS is designed to introduce young people to media and teach them the skills needed for immediate employment in the media be it, Print, Broadcast or New Media. In that context a significant emphasis is placed on practical hands-on-training where students work under severe deadline pressures and on the job conditions. Assignments are regularly monitored, project work supervised and working nearly round the clock becomes a routine for the students across four terms. 

FIRST TERM
In the first term students work on a common course content and are introduced to concepts from all related areas.  They are taught the basics of reporting, writing and editing for  print, broadcast and new media journalism. Sessions will mostly be in the class rooms with some relevant & required outdoor exposure.

Print Journalism

Broadcast

New Media

  • Basics of Print Media
  • Print Grammar/Language
  • Print Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Feature Editing
  • Reporting For Dateline Bangalore (Lab Journal)
  • Graphics and Printing Technology
  • Basics of Broadcast Media
  • Camera Operations
  • Radio Production
  • Script Writing
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication and Writing Skills
  • Web Designing (HTML)
Project :
Dateline Bangalore - Daily Dummy Newspaper Creation.
  Procedure: Newspaper must be one sheet  monitored by the relevant faculty.
  Production: End of the term a 12 page Dateline Bangalore is produced. 
TV news Bulletin - Daily news reading monitored by relevant faculty, with rotation in groups.


SECOND TERM
The second term will focus on a deeper study and reflection and a more intense practice of the craft on a daily basis. The students will study about image-making, perception-creation and inferences.

Print Journalism

Broadcast

New Media

  • Types of Reporting + Practicals (General, Investigative, Crime, Election, Political, Budget, Cultural &  Fashion Reporting)
  • Feature Writing + Practicals
  • Graphics and Printing Technology
  • Communication and Writing Skills
  • Reporting For Dateline Bangalore

Production & Post Production

  • Documentary  + Practicals (class room)
  • TV News Bulletin +  Practicals
  • Radio News Bulletin +  Practicals
  • Radio Jockey  + Practicals
  • Audio Productions + Practicals
  • Web Journalism + Practicals.
  • Blog Creations
Project
Dateline Bangalore -Every day dummy  newspaper creation
  Procedure: Newspaper must be one sheet  monitored by relevant faculty rotated by group.
  Production: End of the term a 12 page Dateline Bangalore is produced.
TV news Bulletin - Daily news reading monitored by relevant faculty, with rotation in groups.
  Production : Each group has to produce 4 TV news bulletins.
  Radio Production : Everyday 2  min  News Bulletin.


THIRD TERM
The third term projects will help students specialize in subjects that might eventually land them in specialized jobs. These include:

Print Journalism, Broadcast & New Media
  • Documentary making (Outdoor)
  • Reporting For Dateline Bangalore (Outdoor)
  • News Bulletin Making
  • Web Journalism + Practicals
  • Guest Sessions and Workshops
  • Radio Bulletin  Making
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Audio Productions
  • Graphics and Printing Technology
  • Industry Visits
Projects
A 7-minute television/radio documentary.
  Production :End of the term 12 page Dateline Bangalore.
TV news Bulletin -Daily news reading monitored by relevant faculty, with rotation in groups.
  Production : Each group has to produce 4 TV news bulletins.
Documentary - Each group has to produce their 5 min documentary and 2 min individual  documentaries.
Radio Production - Everyday 2  min  News Bulletin.
Documentary - 10 min documentary.


FOURTH TERM
The Fourth term is about getting a hands on work place experience building on the knowledge and experience of the earlier terms.  
Activities
  • Internship 4 to 6 weeks in leading media houses. The internship starts towards the end of the third term and carried over across to fourth term.
  • Post internship the students come back to class for a month and a half. During this time they will assimilate what they have learnt at a work place to their knowledge of a subject in theory.
  • Incomplete portions from previous terms are completed.
  • Annual exams are conducted followed by convocation.



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