About M. A. Architectural Journalism

The field of Architecture has been responsible for the setting up and establishment of some of the world's grand pieces landmarks, and the field of journalism has brought forth a detailed expression of the beauty, nature and stature of these landmarks. The Faculty of Architecture offers a two year Master of Arts in Architectural Journalism which endeveours to provide the students with an indepth exposure to the power of words in giving shape to a buidling. The program focuses in developing intense skills in design interpretation, perceptual thinking, and creative writing, documentation in terms of photography, exploration and research. Students who get to pursue this program have an additional advantage of learning, while commenting on a work of architecture or a design philosophy and it goes on to further develop their sense of aesthetics with an understanding of design concepts. The Faculty has been equipped with state of the art facilities for practical training such as studios which allows the students to enhance their practical skillsets. The students receive guidance and training from an elite league of faculties and experts who nurture the students in the various industry based ways of journalism and architecture. 


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M. A. Architectural JournalismProgram Outcomes

Why Study M. A. Architectural Journalism

The growing scope of architectural projects has created a demand for experts who are skilled in the art of writing, reporting and critiquing architectural landmarks. The program develops individuals who are skilled and trained in the art of writing, analyzing and interpreting relevant information in an effective manner to ensure the highest level of transparency and awareness within the society and the community of architecture.


An ability to understand various social dynamics and deliver relevant news and information essential for public benefit in relation to architecture.

Public relations specialist

An ability to work and adapt to various social dynamics and geographic landscapes while dealing with people from various architectural and cultural backgrounds.

Public relations specialist


An ability to develop effective interview skills, logical and analytical precepts in the context of various subjects and topics relating to architecture

Architectural Journalist

An ability to develop counselling skills, interpersonal abilities and communication skills in areas relating to architectural projects.

Architectural Journalist
Communications Officer

Communications Officer

An ability to acquire mannerism and ethics which are essential for the field and the effective conduct of the regulations.

Duration: 2 years (Semester System)



Constituent College of Parul University


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed HSC (Std.XII) Examination (Science/ Commerce/ Arts) from recognized board


Mode of Admission

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M. A. Architectural Journalism feesFees


M. A. Architectural Journalism

₹ 40,000/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

M. A. Architectural Journalism CurriculumCurriculum

Approaches to Design History

Architectural Criticism and Journalism

Contemporary Issues in Design & Architecture

Aesthetic Theory for Design and Architecture

Architecture and Culture

Media Workshop

Project: Research and Writing-I

Project: Research and Writing-II

Narratives in Architecture

Reading Urban Historic Surfaces




History of Urban Form


Contemporary Issues in Urban Development and Planning

Summer Training & Internship

Contemporary discourses in Design & Architecture

Thesis / Dissertation / Project

Project: Research and Writing-III

Research Seminar and Publication

Philosophies in Architecture

Journalism Article-I

Journalism Article-II



M. A. Architectural Journalism Curriculum Practical Resources


Language Laboratory

The faculty of arts focuses on the overall development and one of the major skills required in this field is the ability of students to adapt to various social dynamics of the students


Computer Lab

The computer lab provides students hands-on experience in various software with high-speed internet access. Students get aware of the basics of computer which

M. A. Architectural Journalism CurriculumActivities

Visit to Radio City Station

The students of Mass Communication department, Faculty of Arts, Parul University visited Radio City station, Old Padra Road, Vadodara on 27th February 2018 to get an exposure to the basics of radio broadcast and operations of a private FM with Assistant Professor Akansha Kumar and Dr. Pallavi Dubey from the Mass Communication and Sociology department respectively. We are thankful to Atik Khan, the programming director of Radio City for hosting the students and explaining them the important aspects of a radio station and RJ Jahnvi, popular Radio Jockey of Radio City who gave some important tips to students.

Workshop on “Visual Communication”

A workshop on Visual Communication for students of Mass Communication department, Faculty of Arts was conducted by Rajeet Shah and Karan Bhatt of Dreamvoxmedia on 21 st February 2018. The workshop was divided into two parts: (a) Technical: It offered students with basics of a digital single lens reflex camera and the different kinds of angle and frame size to use for a scene or picture enhancement; (b) Creative: It dealt with writing of a concept, script, climax and screenplay.

National Youth Day Celebration

On the occasion of 156th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Faculty of Commerce jointly with Faculty of Arts organised 'National Youth Day Celebration' on 12th January, 2019. Mr. Animesh Bhatt, a renowned TEDx Speaker graced the event as the Chief Guest.The inaugural event was attended by around 350 people comprising of participants, students, faculty members, judges etc.As a part of the celebration, competitions like Elocution, Quiz (on the theme of Swami Vivekananda) and Debate were organised for the students.The theme of the event 'Arise, Awake and don't stop until the goal is reached' was indeed justified by the young participants and made it a successful event.

Expert Session by Mr. Parvez Shaikh, CEO, Purple Crayon Advertising

An expert Session was organized under the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, the session focused on how to be an entrepreneur and having your own advertising agency. It was a very interactive, fun and informative session by Mr. Parvez Shaikh, the CEO of Purple Crayon Advertising. The students were absorbed in his presentation about his passion of being an entrepreneur. The session focused on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, difference between entrepreneurship and start-ups, necessities and challenges faced, what success would mean and making a mark in the advertising industry.

Expert Lecture on Importance of foreign language- French and Enriching Student’s Vocabulary

On the 27th March 2017, an expert talk was held for French Language for Arts, B.Com, and M.Com students. The expert talk was very well organized by Faculty of Arts. Ms. Parul Talegaonkar gave a wonderful and very motivating session for an hour. Ms. Parul began with introduction that took a few minutes. She mentioned what we will be learning throughout the lecture and undoubtly was able to keep her word.