St Joseph's University, 36, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru-560027, Karnataka, India.
A Public-Private-Partnership University under RUSA 2.0 of MHRD (Government of India), established by the Karnataka Govt. Act No. 24 of 2021
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Communication & Media Studies

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School of Communication & Media Studies

Message from the Dean

Fr Dr Richard Rego SJ

We are living in an Information Society, in which a large number of the people are information workers; they produce information and they feed on information. More appropriately, it is a Communication Society, in which everything is molded in terms of communication. If you are not a communication worker -at least in your own little way- you don’t belong to the 21st century. Addressing this reality, the Institute of Communication & Media Studies (ICMS) strives to train our students become effective communication managers, who manage communication content meaningfully and efficaciously.

To this effect, currently we have five dedicated communication programs – three at the under graduate (UG) level and two at the post graduate (PG) or masters. The UG programs – Bachelor of Art in Visual Communication (BA-VC or BVC for short), Bachelor of Vocation in Visual Arts and Filmmaking (BVoc-VMF), and Bachelor of Vocation in Digital Arts and Animation (BVoc-DMA) deal in contemporary media technologies and platforms, bringing in the best academically and professionally. We have best of teachers from academia and industry. They go out of their way to accompany you in your academic, professional, and human endeavors. No doubt our students have won laurels at the national and international level. These students are our ambassadors. You check it out! The two PG Programs (the senior most of our Communication offerings - MA in Journalism & Mass Communication, and the junior most of them - MA in Advertising & Public Relations) are very special. While the former has consistently been rated one of the top PG programs in Journalism and Communication in the country, the latter became a sensation among students all over India in its very first year. It is a one-its-kind program in the entire country, for it is entirely taught and anchored by the industry professionals as adjunct faculty. And you know what it can do you when the academia works so closely with the industry! That is the miracle you see here in ICMS. Welcome then, be a part of ICMS and the College; take shelter under the wings of our “cool teachers,“ be guided by their friendly care and concern; take lessons from our industry professionals in animation, film, photography, graphic design, journalism, advertising, public relations, and be challenged. Know that you have redefined the field of communication. Welcome.

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