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Mass Media Studies Class 12 Science (English Medium) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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CBSE Syllabus For Class 12 Mass Media Studies: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 12. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies syllabus for the academic year 2023-2024 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus pdf 2023-2024. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 12 Mass Media Studies in addition to this.

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CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Understanding the Language of the Medium

101 Media Literacy
  1. Introduction of Media Literacy
  2. Introduction to Mass Media
  3. Audience Theories
  4. Media Ownership
  5. Media Representation
  6. Media and Violence
102 Aspects of Film Language
  1. The concept of mise en scene
  2. Film Analysis

Short film-fiction

Short film-nonfiction


Feature film

103 Content Analysis of TV Programmes
  1. The concept of a soap opera - Daily soap, Weekly soap
  2. Genres of Soap Opera, primary audience of each genre
  3. The Segmented nature of the audience
  4. Gaze of the audience, concept of a flow, continuous interruption
  5. Culture of Film based programmes
  6. Culture of Music based programmes
  7. Educational TV, non-fiction on TV
104 Content Analysis of Radio Programmes
  1. News - the format, the language, frequency
  2. Talks, magazine programmes-unidirectional nature, feedback with a time phase difference
  3. Dramas - the unique nature of radio plays
  4. Interactive programmes - phone in, live interaction, music, experiences, memories as content of these programmes
105 Content Analysis of Newspapers and Periodicals

1. Newspapers –

  1. The Macro composition of a daily - various sections like the front page, edit page, sports page, business page.
  2. The Micro composition of a daily - proportion of visual and text, language, highlighting.

2. Periodicals –

  1. The Macro composition of a periodical - various sections like the cover page, cover story, features, columns, business page.
  2. The Micro composition of a periodical - proportion of visual and text, language, highlighting.
106 Features of the Internet
  1. E–mails - Personal, Business Communication between Individuals and Organizations, Changing Characteristics of the same.
  2. Websites - Educational sites, Entertainment sites, Information sites, Social networking sites, Business sites Blogs
  3. Web Advertising - The changing nature of communication and perception of interpersonal and social communication due to the various developing possibilities of the internet.

CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Evolution of the Media (Global)

201 The Evolution of International Cinema

The Silent Era (1895 to 1927)

  1. Primitives and Pioneers in UK, France and USA
  2. Establishment of Hollywood, D.W Griffith and Slapstick comedy
  3. Expressionism in Germany
  4. Socialist Realism in USSR


The Sound Era (1927) to the present day, transition from black and white to colours

  1. The British, American and European documentary movement
  2. Genres in Hollywood.
202 The Evolution - International Television
  1. National and Trans-national Networks
  2. Live and Recorded Transmission
  3. Video and Cable Networks
  4. Satellite Communication
  5. Evolution of Fiction and Non-fiction Programmes
  6. Television as a part of the Internet
203 The Evolution of Print Media
  1. Journalism as a 17th and 18th century phenomenon
  2. Role of Industrial Revolution in the spread of print media
  3. Local newspapers, Chain of newspapers
  4. Some features of journalism in Europe and America
  5. Online editions
204 The Evolution of Radio
  1. Technically a combination of wireless and telegraph technology
  2. Bell, Marconi, Jagdish Chandra Bose, Tesla created the possibilities of transmission
  3. From Military use to the Civil one in the 1920s
  4. Establishment of BBC in 1922, also federal Commission in USA.
  5. News and commercial messages
  6. By 1940 a universal and round the clock companion
  7. 1955 onwards the invention of the transistor making radio portable
  8. National/Regional Network: AM, FM, Stereo Broadcast
  9. Radio as a part of web communication
205 Evolution of the Internet
  1. The internet becomes a reality in the 1970s
  2. Till 1991, internet is limited to the military and industrial circles and is closed to others
  3. Development of www in 1991 opens up internet
  4. The phenomenal growth after that

CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Convergence of the Media

301 Independence and Inter-convertibility of Media
  1. Nature of audio-visual signals and messages
  2. Optical/Electronic
  3. Live/Recorded
  4. Analogue/Digital
  5. Nature of media
  6. Print-text film-optical image
  7. Television-electronic image
  8. Radio-wireless communication
  9. Accommodation of text, sound, image into film
  10. Accommodation of film into television
  11. Internet as the meeting point of all the mass media
302 Convergence and the New Possibilities of Communication

Earlier models of communication

  1. Broadcasting
  2. Mass communication model of a few transmitting to a vast number of receivers
  3. Gigantic organization
  4. Huge technical infrastructure
  5. Large scale revenue
  6. The changed paradigm due to the Internet
  7. Empowering an individual to post data on the Internet
  8. Information, message in one medium triggering off activity in the others
  9. Many sources of the same information
  10. Distribution of the information between individuals on an unprecedented global scale
  11. Rapidity of opinion generation on a local, national and global scale
  12. The socio- political implications of the new information order
  13. The strengthening of democracy

CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Selling Or Marketing Or Exhibiting a Product Through Advertising

401 Profile of a Product
  1. Product specifications
  2. Targeting buyers
402 The Task of Advertising
  1. Promotion of product
  2. Drive sales
  3. Build a brand identity
  4. Increase the buzz
403 The Available Media
  1. Print-newspapers, magazines, brochures, fliers, posters
  2. OOH-billboards, kiosks, tradeshows events
  3. Broadcast advertising - Radio, TV, digital Internet + mobile
  4. 'In film' promos
  5. Celebrity endorsements
  6. Cross promotions
  7. Merchandise
  8. Games (Mobile and computer)
  9. Covert advertising
404 Forms of Advertising
  1. Product Advertising
  2. Institutional Advertising (Corporate)
  3. Social Service – PSA
  4. Advocacy Advertising
  5. Comparative Advertising
  6. Cooperative Advertising
  7. Direct Mail
  8. Point of Purchase Advertising
  9. Informational Advertising

CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Graphic Design and Multimedia Applications

501 Introduction to Multimedia
502 Text
503 Still in Age
504 Video Application
505 Sound
506 Creating a Multimedia Project

CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Production Skills (Project)

CBSE Class 12 Mass Media Studies Syllabus for Portfolio Assessment (Project)

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