School of Media & Communication Design

MA (Media & Communication Design)

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The MA (Media & Communication Design) program offered by the University is a two-year program spread over four semesters which in addition to providing the skill component attempts to provide the students with a deeper and broader understanding of Media, Communication and Design.

The MA (Media & Communication Design) program comprises of specializations in specific media spheres like Print Media, Radio, Television (TPP), Digital Media, Advertising, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Video Film Design and Animation Film Design. The purpose of specialization is to create skilled and competent media professionals who can serve the media profession. The program ensures that the student gains key skill sets, advanced disciplinary knowledge, and the attitudinal orientation for media studies and practice. Internships, live projects, field visits, workshops, etc. ensure widening of the students’ horizons.

Why Pursue an MA (Media & Communication Design) from IMS Unison University?

  • Outstanding Industry Interface: Regular interactions, guest lectures and workshops from stalwarts of the Media Industry and Academia from India as well as abroad providing premiere global exposure to the students.
  • Excellent Placement Opportunities: The University provides excellent placement opportunities in top media houses, production units, newspaper houses, electronic, PR and Advertising agencies.
  • Best Media Labs in the region: The University boasts of excellent state-of-the-art Media Labs (print, radio, TV and photography) that are one of a kind in the entire region.
  • Unison Times Campus Newspaper published in house: A campus newspaper Unison Times is published by the students of School of Media and Communication Design and is circulated throughout the University. The students are involved in the process of researching, reporting, writing, editing and photography and printing for this campus newspaper.
  • Mentoring System: Every student is assigned a faculty mentor in each semester to track the progress of the student on a regular basis. The faculty mentor also communicates regularly with the parents to update on the progress of their ward.

Career Opportunities

  • The Two Year MA in Media & Communication Design Program prepares a student for media & communication industry, academics and doctoral programs from India or abroad. Post completion of the MA in Media & Communication Design the student can choose a Doctoral program from India or abroad. It helps one to get into entry-level jobs in areas like Print Media, Radio, TV, Digital Media, Advertising and Public Relations, Graphic Design, Video Film Design and Animation Film Design. They are wellequipped to assume diverse roles like that of a reporter, copywriter, PR officer, radio jockey, editor, graphic designer, news analyst, news reader, columnist, event manager, professor and many more.

Apply Online

  • Online at the University website:
    After filling the "Registration Form”, the candidate has to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000/- either online through Debit Card / Credit Card /Net Banking or cash at the Cash Counter of the University. On successful payment of registration fee, a receipt will be generated by the system. You will have to save this registration number for all your future reference. You are required to scan and email this receipt along with documents to along with the scanned copies of all the documents required.
    Alternatively, the student can also download the registration form from the website or procure it from the University Admission office, fill it up completely, attach the necessary documents and send it with a Bank Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- drawn in favour of IMS Unison University payable at Dehradun and send it at the postal address of the University.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstance whatsoever. Registering to a Program does not guarantee admission.
  • After the successful registration to the Program chosen, our admission team will check the seat availability and your eligibility for the admission. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be contacted to proceed further as per the Admission procedure of the program.
  • You shall remain in constant touch with our Admission office to know about the status of your registration.
  • Admission Process:
    Personal Interview.
  • Interested candidates can register themselves at the University website or personally visit the University Admission Office to complete the registration process.
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear for a round of Personal Interview. Merit will be formed on the basis of marks obtained in class XII, and Personal Interview Scores.

Online application process


Fill and confirm the registration form


Pay registration fee using any online method


Get registration No. on successful payment

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Fee (2024-25)


40% Seats of the intake in the program are reserved for UK Domicile candidates and will be allotted purely on first come first serve basis. The decision of the University in this respect is not open to question

MA (Media & Communication Design)

Program Curriculum

S. No. Course Code Course Name
1 MMC 101 Introduction to Media and Communication Design
2 MMC 102 History of Media, Art and Design
3 MMC 103 Digital Photography
4 MMC 103P Digital Photography (Practical)
5 MMC 104 Graphic Design
6 MMC 104P Graphic Design (Practical)
7 MMC 105 Print Media: Skills, Concepts and Practices
8 MMC 105P Print Media: Skills, Concepts and Practices (Practical)
9 MMC 106 Advertising and Public Relations
10 MMC 106P Advertising and Public Relations (Practical)
11 MMC 107P Computer Applications for Media (Practical)
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1 MMC 201 Theories and Models of Communication
2 MMC 202 Radio Broadcasting: Technology and Practices
3 MMC 202P Radio Broadcasting: Technology and Practices (Practical)
4 MMC 203 Television Production: Skills, Concept and Practices
5 MMC 203P Television Production: Skills, Concept and Practices (Practical)
6 MMC 204 Digital Media
7 MMC 204P Digital Media (Practical)
8 MMC 205 Video Film Design
9 MMC 205P Video Film Design (Practical)
10 MMC 206 Animation Film Design
11 MMC 206P Animation Film Design (Practical)
12 MMC 207S Term Project
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1 MMC 301 Media Research
2 MMC 302 Film Studies and Appreciation
3 MMC 303 Media Ethics and Regulations
4 - Major Core –I & II
5 - Major Core –III & IV
6 - Major Elective
7 MMC 304S Project, Presentation and Viva-Voce
8 MMC 305S Professional Elective (Internship Training)
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1 MMC 401 Event Management
2 MMC 402 Critical Thinking for Media and Communication Design
- Minor Elective I
- Minor Elective II
3 MMC 403 Dissertation
4 MMC 404S Social Responsibility Project
5 MMC 405S Project Work – Specialization
PMT 405S Print Media
RBT 405S Radio
TPP 405S Television
DMT 405S Digital Media
APR 405S Advertising and Public Relations
GPD 405S Graphic Design
VFD 405S Video Film Design
AFD 405S Animation Film Design
S. No. Course Name
1 Print Media (PMT)
2 Radio (RBT)
3 Television (TPP)
4 Digital Media (DMT)
5 Advertising and Public Relations (APR)
6 Graphic Design (GPD)
7 Video Film Design (VFD)
8 Animation Film Design (AFD)
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