MA Media Technology | Purbanchal University

Purbanchal University offers a master's degree in The Master of Arts in Media Technology which falls under the faculty of Media, Journalism and Related Studies. It is a 2 years course consisting of 63 credit hours.

This program can actually be defined as a more sophisticated and complex discipline of Mass Communication. As the evolving and progressing Nepalese media sector demands for qualified professional media persons, the importance of this course have also increased among the youths.

Shepherd College is the only college offering the course of Master of Arts in Media Technology under the affiliation of Purbanchal University. The college charges Rs.1,46,500/- for this course.

List of MA Media Technology Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for MA Media Technology program under Purbanchal University in Nepal.

Objectives of MA Media Technology

The main objective of this course is given below:

  • To meet the challenges and the technologies of the 21stcentury and implement them in the field of Media.
  • To gain appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in specialized areas of media and communication and develop leadership roles and qualities.
  • It helps a lot in managing projects under the communication framework.
  • The students will be capable of easily tackling the technical, media related problems and present technical real-time solution.
  • To learn methodologies of forming strategy and tactics for the development and implementation of communication plans and programs in our country.
  • Not only with the premade technology and ideas, the qualified students will be able to adopt themselves with the new upcoming technologies and skills.

Admission Requirements in MA Media Technology

The applicants willing to enroll themselves to MMT studies must have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Work experience is usually preferred but not essential.

First Semester

  • : Principles of Mass Communication
  • : Principles of Reporting & Editing
  • : Laws & Ethics in Media
  • : Lekhan Kala: Nepali - Elective
  • : Art of Writing: English - Elective
  • : IT Applications in Media

Second Semester

  • : Managing the Media
  • : Marketing Communication
  • : Development Communication
  • : Interactive Communication
  • : International Communication

Third Semester

  • : Elective (Choose one)
  • : Elective Areas

    Elective Radio Broadcasting

    1. Radio Broadcasting Technology
    2. Radio Production Technique
    3. Evolution of Broadcasting Media
    4. Writing for Broadcasting Media
    5. Mass Media Research

    Elective Television Broadcasting

    1. Television Broadcasting
    2. Television Production Technique
    3. Evolution of Broadcasting Media
    4. Writing for Broadcasting Media
    5. Mass Media Research

    Elective Print Journalism

    1. Printing Technology
    2. Print Production Technique
    3. Evolution of Print Media
    4. Writing for Print Media
    5. Mass Media Research

Fourth Semester

  • : Thesis
  • : Media Literacy
  • : Professional Practicum / Internship - Elective
  • : Media Production Project - Elective

Scope and Career Prospects

Media and media technologies have narrowed the world as we can communicate across the world in real time and learn the happenings of every corner of the world conveniently. Due to technological advancement and competitive environment around the globe, the media organization demands highly qualified manpower that can actively face challenges and come out with a solution.

This course ensures that the graduates will garner appropriate and required skills, knowledge and abilities required to compete in this vast field of media technology. This course overall prepares any individual to work as a media related professional with the proper leadership qualities in any chosen area.

The graduate of this course will be proficient:

  • To use their skills and knowledge in the media sector, technical areas of communication for a specific organizational challenge or issue.
  • To manage all the projects under a communication framework.
  • To use media technology and work effectively in specialized media environment.
  • To help overcome all the technical solution for media and communication related problems.
  • To work, manage and operate creative and technical experts.
  • To use logic and tactics for the formulation of future plans and programs.
  • To adapt themselves with the new and recent technologies.

After the completion of the course, the graduates can seek job opportunities in production companies, media houses, advertising agencies, and other media related organizations. They will be able to work with different national and international experts and manage all the professional equipments. The Master of Arts in media technology graduates can choose career paths as:

  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia artist and animator
  • Pre-press technician
  • Entry-level 3-D artist
  • Press operator
  • Studio or wedding photographer

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