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The two-year postgraduate program of M.A. Visual Media and Communication is offered at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi and Mysuru campuses.


To convey ideas and information, visual and graphic communication uses visual language and art. Professionals in this discipline provide effective user experiences across industries, from politics to healthcare, through the visual organising of information. Visual communication can be used to influence, amuse, inform, and even persuade audiences using design elements including writing, colour, symbols, and images.

Visual media is a multidisciplinary field that combines typography, motion design, branding, design strategy, and information design to produce mass media and media goods for both digital and printed platforms. Magazines, newspapers, books, catalogues, and websites are a few examples. Graduates of a master’s programme in visual or graphic communication and design may be better prepared for senior- or director-level positions in multimedia, printing (such as lithography, print marketing, and colour reproduction), creative management, art direction, and more.

Students in visual media programmes get advanced knowledge of the fundamental principles of visual language design, its history and theory, and technical design processes through master’s-level studies. Students develop the skills necessary for careers as leaders in design and public communication through a combination of specialised curriculum and studio-based training.

Programme Duration: 2 years (2 Semesters)

Important Note

Last Date to Apply (Mysuru): August 30, 2023
Commencement of Application form (Kochi): February 08th ,2023
Commencement of Application form (Mysuru): February 08th ,2023


Semester 1
Course Title
Communication and Media Theories
Studies in Visual Aesthetics
Aspects of Journalism: Print, Broadcast & Online
Fundamentals of Creative Advertising
Audiography Lab
Photography Practice
Videography Practice
Graphic Design Lab
Cultural Education
Semester 2
Course Title
Research Methodology for Communication and Media Studies
Film Studies
Film Analysis and Appreciation Lab
Elective I
Digital Video Production Lab
Writing Practice for Mass Media
Programme Casting, Anchoring and Presentation Skills
Media Laws, Ethics and Policies
Amrita Values Programme
Semester 3
Course Title
Corporate Communication and Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Practical
Elective II
TV Commercial Production Practice
New Media and Web Technologies Basics Lab
Photo Imaging & Designing Lab.
Mini Project in Media and Communication
Live-in-Lab.@ / Open Elective*
Semester 4
Course Title
Comprehensive and Technical Viva Voce
Elective I & II
Course Title
Creative Expression Practice in English & Regional Languages
Corporate Video Production Lab
Packaging and Illustration Practical
Advanced Ad Photography Lab
Digital Video Compositing Lab
Responsive Web Designing Lab
Screenplay Writing Techniques



Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks.


Two Years – Four Semesters

Fee Structure

Fee Structure (Semester Wise)
  • Regular Fees: Rs. 57,300
  • Caution Deposit: Rs. 3000
Scholarship Fees
  • Slab 1 – Rs. 28,650
  • Slab 2 – Rs. 34,380

School Fee Structure for 2023 – 24 (For New Admissions)

Tuition Fee (Semester wise) 45000
Caution Deposit (One time) 3,000
Total (₹) 48000

Scholarship Available. For details contact our Admission team.

Hostel Fee Structure 2023 – 24 (For New Admissions)

Hostel Fee
Caution Deposit (One Time) 3,000
Hostel Fee 36,000
Mess Fee 36,000
Total (₹) 75,000

*Note: Hostel fee will be high, if only two students are accomadated in a room

* Refund policy

  • GST will be applicable on Admission withdrawals
  • No refund of hostel fee
  • Above fee DOES NOT include expenses for food, travel, accommodation for Field and Study Trips, participation in events and conferences, programmes / competitions, Internships, Portfolio Presentation and Printing booklet, Special Internship, Placement Trips, Projects / Dissertation, excursion, etc. subject to change whenever required.

Additional School Fee

Examination fee (Rs.1800/sem) 3,600
One-time Convocation Fee to be paid in the final year of the Degree Program 3,500

Included in the Fee

  1. Two sets of Uniform for All UG Students
  2. Blazer set for BBA, B.Com. and B.Com.(Tax) programme students
  3. Blazer (Coat Only) for BCA, BCA DS programme students
  4. IEEE membership fee Rs. 2,000/- for MCA programme

Why Amrita

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Overall Rankings 2023
7th Best
University in India
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
‘A++’ Grade

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Mysuru Campus

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