DEGREE IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM (PUNE)



Why study journalism? Why make a career in this subset of mass communication? What can I do after a degree in journalism? Well, ask the writers, reporters, anchors, photojournalists, executive producers, feature directors, editors, voiceover artists, radio jockeys, documentary filmmakers, content creators, correspondents, photographers and countless other professionals in the industry and they will tell you how getting a journalism degree was perhaps the best decision of their lives.

Journalism has played a massive role in our society since the days of print journalism. Then came the radio, the television and now the almighty internet – the journalism world has been continually evolving with new technological advances. And while the primary role of journalism was to keep the public abreast with all the news and current affairs around the world, there is so much more to it.

Print journalism is basically any journalistic material in the printed form (newspapers, magazines, etc.), while its modern counterpart is called ‘Broadcast Journalism’, which makes use of electronic technology to disseminate news, information and interesting content (radio, television, digital platforms that use the internet, etc.).

Whether it is watching news bulletin in the morning, following the hottest debates at primetime, or keeping abreast with all the happening around you on your smartphone’s news feed, our need for information is greater than ever. Today’s journalists need to keep up with fresh new tricks and twists so that their stories reach their audiences as quickly, accurately and as imaginatively as possible.

Our Broadcast Journalism degree course not only imparts the technical skills that are needed to reach out to audiences via a variety of mass media like, TV, radio, video, and the internet, but also teaches our budding journalists to wield their influence wisely and ethically. In a world driven by all things digital, we emphasize on equipping our students with key skills that they need in order to thrive in the broadcast space. Our broadcast journalism degree course bodes well in the modern journalism arena (compared to regular mass communication courses) since it focuses on internet, television and radio journalism as opposed to traditional print journalism.

The scope for broadcast journalism in our country (and abroad) is huge, and while we focus on the broadcast specialization, one can take up any role in the journalism industry subsequently, since our degree course is all-encompassing in nature. So whether you want to be a news anchor, newspaper editor, creative content writer or web journalist, Seamedu’s degree in broadcast journalism is all you need to get started. In fact, you can even enter the print journalism industry after a broadcast journalism course!

As one of the leading journalism colleges in India, Seamedu offers a highly specialized Broadcast Journalism degree course in Pune to educate enthusiastic young people into becoming proficient and principled journalists in an era of digital journalism.

Duration
  • 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Eligibility
  • 12th / High School / Equivalent
Awards (On Completion)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from a UGC recognized University located in Pune
  • A Qualification Pack (QP) certificate from MESC (Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

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  • QUICK LOOK
  • CURRICULUM
  • SOFTWARE YOU WILL LEARN
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  • FAQs
  • Practical Training in News Production
  • Reporting skills
  • Dedicated Training for Various News Beats
  • News Anchoring
  • News Writing Techniques
  • Feature Story Production
  • Live Television Studio Production
  • Interview Techniques & Panel Discussions
  • Video Editing on Industry Standard Software
  • Camera Operation & Multi-Camera Setup
  • Web journalism & Creative Writing
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Media Equipment
  • Language
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Basics of Reporting
Semester 2
  • Visual communication
  • Contemporary Sociology OR Business Communication + Conference/Workshop/Seminar
  • News Production - Television and Print
  • Anchoring Skills
  • News Writing
Semester 3
  • Modern Media Management and Event Management
  • Editing for Media
  • Development Communication/ Media and Psychology and Field Work
  • Magazine and Feature Production
  • Advance Reporting and News Beats


Semester 4
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Media and Indian Culture
  • Book Review/Film Review
  • Studio Production
  • Creative Writing for Online Media
  • Business Journalism

Semester 5
  • Media Marketing
  • Research Techniques
  • Soft Skills
  • Documentary Production
  • Development and Citizen Journalism
  • Travel Journalism/Photo Journalism

Semester 6
  • Environment
  • Travelogue (Project)
  • Internship
  • Special Report/Photo Feature (Project)
  • Conference/Workshop/Seminar
  • Adobe InDesign (News Paper & Magazine Designing )
  • Adobe Photoshop (Photo Editing )
  • Final Cut Pro (Video Editing )
  • Adobe Premier Pro (Video Editing )
  • News Anchor
  • Reporter (Television / Print)
  • Creative Writer
  • Documentary Producer
  • Camera Person / Video Journalist
  • Special Program Anchor
  • PCR Controller
  • Bulletin Producer
  • Production Executive
  • Feature Producer
  • Web Journalist
  • Content Writer
  • Content Researcher
What is the future of broadcast journalism?
The simple answer to this question is – the internet. While radio, television, newspapers and magazines are still popular mediums of communication (especially with reference to journalism), the shift to digital platforms is very evident. While you still get your morning newspaper, listen to the radio while driving, watch television with the family and read select magazines to update or entertain yourself, the internet has taken over the market over the past decade and will only continue to grow from here. Broadcast journalism still has a lot of scope with reference to TV and radio, but the digital medium is set to overtake all other mediums.
What is the career demand for broadcast journalism careers in India?
According to a study by KPMG on behalf of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Indian M&E industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.3% and reach a whopping Rs. 2.26 trillion by the year 2020. That means more jobs, more opportunities and several new avenues for qualified professionals in the broadcast journalism field to explore. There is already a dearth of trained individuals in the industry, and the current explosion of digital media has added to the demand for more young people who have studied the art and the science of mass media and journalism.
Is journalism a stable career?
When you talk about a field like Media & Entertainment, where there are opportunities galore, it would be almost foolish to say that there are no jobs or there is no job security. Whether you prefer getting employed as a full-time employee with a media organization or find the project-to-project working style more suitable to your personality, there is something for everyone here. Journalism, especially, has so many subsets and dimensions that you can be anything you want to be, as long as you have the prerequisite skills and education in place!
Is is better to major in broadcast journalism or print journalism?
In this digital era, it is essential that you equip yourself with all-encompassing knowledge and modern-day skills in order to survive and thrive in this challenging industry. While print journalism courses focus only on the print medium, a broadcast journalism course is all-encompassing. It not only helps you specialize in the ‘broadcast’ aspect (internet, TV and radio), but also covers all bases when it comes to the basics and history of journalism. This way, once you graduate, you can take a call on which area you would like to build your journalism career in. Many of our alumni are working in the print journalism industry after studying our broadcast journalism course, so you aren’t really restricted by the specialization as such. In fact, it helps open up more avenues in the field.
What is the difference between mass communication and journalism?
Mass communication is the process of transmitting a message to the general populace through varied media like newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and the internet. It involves media theories, media research, advertising, public relations, media history and management aspects as well. Journalism, on the other hand, is a subset of mass communication that involves the compilation and transmission of news through these mediums. Journalism education is directed towards creating well-rounded professionals who can take on different roles and responsibilities including :
Writer, reporter, photojournalist, anchor, news presenter, correspondent, feature producer, creative writer, interviewer, cameraperson, director, editor, documentary filmmaker, radio jockey, promo producer, etc.

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Testimonials


Nikhil Wasnik

Nikhil Wasnik

After Studios
I'm thankful for the help provided by Seamedu for my placement at one of the finest post production studios in Mumbai After Studios. I'm satisfied with the efforts that were taken. It was a great experience studying at Seamedu, with the help of well-equipped Labs & experienced faculties, I happen to learn a lot during my 3 years Degree course. Also, the exposure was immense
Purvi Deshmukh

Purvi Deshmukh

24 Media Fusion
There are many things I learned in the past 3 yrs. i.e. from basic to final product. Software that has been taught to me are Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, Premiere Pro & some other necessary software as well. We had every day lectures including events where we can show our work & also learnt many new things.
Vedant Sharma

Vedant Sharma

Reliance Games
If you are looking to fill yourselves with knowledge and learning about Game Design, Seamedu is the correct place. I am extremely thankful to the placement team, for giving me an opportunity to showcase my talent at Reliance Games as a Game Designer.
Saptirishi Mukherjee

Saptirishi Mukherjee

The New Indian Express
The school’s frequent study tours to discover the nuances of landscape, wildlife and field photography was one of the main reasons why I chose Seamedu. This actually gave me an advantage to understand what should be focused upon & also how much discipline matters, which helped me in getting through such renowned company for job.
Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi

Pratibimb Photography
Seamedu has given me a lot of exposure in this field during my education. Also, thanks to the teachers who have made themselves available especially during my time of distress.We have been given various assignment & had participated in lot of outdoor activities, it helped me in learning new concepts and hone my skills as well.
Kaustubh Vetal

Kaustubh Vetal

Ray Scope
I find it very unique the way faculties at Seamedu teaches and assignments are given. Approach is very simple and curriculum is very well defined.We also got opportunity to collaborate with students of other stream, providing us more in depth understanding of what goes behind the scenes while creating a song, feature for news or while clicking a photograph.
Pooja Dubey

Pooja Dubey

Select Media
I joined Seamedu as I wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry, but wasn’t aware how this decision of mine will shape up. Thanks to our faculty members they made this decision of mine successful. After getting this job opportunity, I am sure it will help me in reaching new avenues in the industry.

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Program Leads


Hemanth Rawate

Hemanth Rawate

HOA – Department of Broadcast Journalism
Sagar Gokhale

Sagar Gokhale

HOA – Department of Mass Communication
Amey Polekar

Amey Polekar

HOA – Department of Broadcast Journalism