CBSE Syllabus of Media Studies for Class XII

Media Studies

Class XII

Learning Objectives

  1. 1. To develop creative skills through encouraging the production of media messages.
  2. 2. To encourage students to express their feelings and thoughts through media messages they produce.
  3. 3. To develop skills to deconstruct media messages by making them understand the constructed nature of media.
  4. 4. To enable students to identify various job possibilities in media.

Course Content


Total Periods 175

Unit I Photojournalism

Periods : 30

  • Introduction to Photojournalism
  • Photojournalism in India
  • Types of photojournalism
  • Working of a Camera
  • Equipments in Photography
  • Photo Feature
  • Role and Responsibility of Photojournalist

Unit II Radio

Periods : 35

  • Development of Radio Broadcasting in India
  • Characteristics of Radio
  • Emergence of FM
  • Internet Radio and Community Radio in India
  • Popular Radio Genres: News bulletin, Documentary, Radio feature, Drama, Talks, Music programmes
  • Radio Programme Production
  • Ownership and Control
  • The Radio Station
  • The Radio Team- duties and responsibilities of team members

Unit III Television

Period: 40

  • Brief History of Television in India.
  • Trends in Indian Television: From SITE to Opening of Skies.
  • Formats of Television Programmes
  • TV Programme Production
  • Ownership and Control
  • Key Professional Involved in the TV Production

Unit IV Cinema

Periods: 35

  • Evolution of Indian Cinema
  • Various genre of Indian Cinema
  • Cinema and society ( case studies: classic & contemporary)
  • How films are made( How a noted Filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal directed their films).
  • Film appreciation/criticism

Unit V New Media

Periods: 35

  • New Media :Future of journalism
  • Characteristics of New Media
  • Traditional vs new media
  • New Media and Convergence
  • Blogging and twittering
  • Citizen journalism
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