The Department of Journalism offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees.
Our four-year undergraduate program consists of three options: major in journalism; specialization in journalism; multiplatform specialization in journalism.
The goal of these programs is to provide students with a professional formation concentrated along two axes. The emphasis in the production workshops – radio and television broadcasting, print and on-line media is on practical skills, with newsroom standards applied to all assignments and activities. As much as possible, students work in "live" news situations, covering the same kinds of news events as professional working journalists. Complementing these workshops are the seminars and lecture-based courses which concentrate on the theoretical and analytical dimensions of journalism education, with a particular focus on the social, economic, political and ideological contexts in which journalism is practiced. This blend of theory and practice enables our students to set the foundation for a career in news production, develop skills of critical reflection and grow to understand the complexities and increasing diversity of the society their journalism is intended to serve.
Students' course work is complemented by internship opportunities which allow students to gain valuable newsroom experience.
Writing a Course paper is a constant requirement for all the academic years. The students must be engaged in practice in information agencies, newspapers, journals, television and radio companies.
This two-year program is intended for students and mid-career journalists who seek a thorough introduction to the theory, the literature and the research methodologies pertaining to the critical-analytical study of journalism as an institution and a practice. It is not intended for students seeking training to become a journalist.
Students in this program will undertake course work in journalism history, political economy and research methods, with a number of elective choices (e.g., journalism ethics, mediating diversity, international journalism, textual approaches to journalism). Students' program of study will culminate in a thesis based on original research under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.