M.A. On Campus

Media and Cultural Studies

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

24 months
274 EUR/year
274 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts Media and Cultural Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences aims at honing the skills of media production and research within a framework that enables the development of a critical perspective on media, culture and society.


This Media and Cultural Studies programme at Tata Institute of Social Sciences imparts intensive hands-on training in video production, including direction, research, scripting, editing, camera and sound. It also has a strong research focus. 

The programme

This will enable students to produce documentaries and short films. The programme culminates in the production of a documentary and a dissertation. It also teaches basic skills in community radio, graphics and web design. 

The students have access to the well-equipped facilities and the visual archive of the School. The teachers of the programme include School and TISS faculty as well as visiting professionals. With its unique blend of theory and practice, the Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) works towards the creation of a lively group of media ‘thinking do-ers’ and ‘doing thinkers’ who could then choose to branch out into a diverse range of work or educational situations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Course
  • Philosophy of Research
  • Media Studies: An Introduction
  • Cultural Studies: An Introduction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


70 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligibility rules as specified for each programme by TISS will be strictly followed and will not be relaxed under any circumstances. Candidates should fulfill all the eligibility requirements as prescribed in each programme at the time of admission.
  • In the case of candidates awaiting their result of minimum qualifying examination at the time application, admission if offered, will be provisional subject to their completion of all the eligibility requirements at the time of admission to the selected programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    274 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 137 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    274 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 137 EUR per semester during 24 months.

12.000 Indian Rupee/semester

Living costs for Mumbai

34109 - 57278 INR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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