CBSE Class 11 Syllabus for Mass Media and Production

UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION AND FORMS OF MASS MEDIA

THEORY + PRACTICAL

Time: 3 Hours + 2 Hours Theory: 60 Marks, Practical: 40 Marks

Unit–1: Introduction to Mass Communication 6+4

  • Introduction to Media.
  • Aspects of Mass Communication.
  • Impact of Mass Communication on psyche and society.
  • Barriers to Communication.
  • A brief history of Mass Media.

Unit–2: Understanding Fiction 12+8

  • Story as a self-content world.
  • Story as a subjective experience.
  • Content of a story.
  • Techniques of storytelling.
  • Genre of a story.
  • Fable, myth, legend, short story.

Unit–3: Understanding the Language of the Medium 18+12

1.Understanding of Cinema–I

  • Cinema as a narrative in distinction from the other arts.
  • Cinema as a complex narrative.

2.Understanding of Cinema–II

3.Understanding of Television

  • Specificity of TV as a medium.
  • Purpose of TV Programming.

4.Print Media and its Type

  • Types of Print Media.
  • Analyzing the content of a newspaper.

5.Radio Genre in Radio Programming

  • News.
  • Drama.
  • Music.

6.Internet

  • The Internet Players, layers, data.
  • How they function and how we connect with them.

Unit–4: Evolution of the Media in Indian Cinema 12+18

1.Indian Cinema.

  • Hindi cinema.
  • (i) DG Phalke and silent era.
  • (ii) Coming of sound and Studio era.
  • (iii) Satyajit Ray and Non-main stream cinema.

2.Television in India.

  • Doordarshan in the first phase of local stations: Black and White transmission.
  • SITE experiment.
  • Color Television, AASIAD 1982-SATELLITE TRANSMISSION [INSAT].

3.Development of press in India.

4.History and Development of Radio Broadcasting.

Unit–5: Understanding Non-Fiction 12+8

  • Defining Non-fiction.
  • What is Documentation.
  • The Approach to Reality.

THE CREATIVE AND COMMERCIAL PROCESS IN MASS MEDIA

THEORY + PRACTICAL

Time: 3 Hours + 2 Hours Theory: 60 Marks, Practical: 40 Marks

Unit–1: Introduction to the Production Process 18+12

1.Film

  • Pre- shooting stage.
  • Shooting Stage.
  • Post-shooting Stage.

2.TV

  • Pre- shooting stage.
  • Shooting Stage.
  • Post-shooting Stage.

3.Print

  • Planning, writing, editing, designing.

4.Radio

  • Planning, recording, editing, transmission.
  • Internet
  • Planning, creating and delivering.

Unit–2: Creative Contributions of the Key People 12+8

  • Film: Contributions made by Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Cinematographer, Audiographer, Editor, Art Director, Music composer.
  • TV: Contributions made by Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Cinematographer, Audiographer, Editor, Art Director, Music composer.
  • Print: Contributions made by Reporter, Sub-editor, Editor.
  • Radio: Contributions made by artist, speaker, interviewer, recordist, programme producer, station director.
  • Internet: Contributions made by writer, conceptualizer, editor, designer.

Unit–3: Production Skills 24+16

  • Creating Content
  • Fiction
  • Developing an idea into a story through synopsis, treatment and screenplay.
  • Understanding the basic concepts like plot, characters, dramatic structure.
  • Developing the idea in terms of theme, characters, the basic conflict.
  • Narrating your story using visuals.
  • Screenplay as distinct from other forms of writing (short stories, novels, plays).
  • Non-Fiction
  • Developing an idea into a script for a documentary through synopsis, treatment and screenplay.
  • Understanding the basic concepts like synopsis, research, sequencing of ideas.
  • Understanding documentary techniques like interviewing, voice over.
  • The production process
  • Understand the Production Process by executing two Projects by means of Digital still cameras.

Project-1: Fiction

  • Develop an idea into a story by using twenty five still pictures at the most.
  • Design Record edit sound for the same and present it in a PowerPoint presentation of the duration of between two and three minutes maximum.

Project-2: Non-Fiction

  • Develop an idea into a Non- Fiction Presentation by using twenty five Still pictures at the most.
  • Design a record that edits sound for the same and present it in a PowerPoint Presentation of the duration of between two and three minutes maximum.
  • Post-production Process: Post-production work of the above projects in editing and sound.

Unit–4: Role of Advertising in Mass Communication 6+4

  • The need for Advertising and Advertising as an engine of growth.
  • Types of Advertising: product services, classified, public services, industrial, corporate.
  • Understanding an advertising campaign.
  • Principles of Advertising and Code of Advertising standards.

LIST OF RECOMMENDED BOOKS

  • Understanding the Evolution of Forms of Mass Media, Class XI, Published by CBSE.
  • The Creative & Commercial Process in Mass Media-I, Class XI, Published by CBSE.
  • Understanding the Evolution of Forms of Mass Media, Class XI, Published by CBSE.