“I am deeply convinced that if your goal is to change the world, journalism is the most effective and fastest weapon for this,” said British playwright Tom Spoppard. Today, the media form the audience's picture of the world and become one of the most influential forces in the modern world, along with political, economic or military ones. A professional journalist has to have the skills to use the tools to create an information product, information dissemination channels and platforms for its placement. A modern journalist is a sought-after specialist the audience will trust, watch his stories, read his texts and listen to his opinion in the modern world. The program allows you to train specialists with new digital tools for creating, processing and distributing information, as well as analyzing and producing media content on various platforms.
The program “Multimedia Journalism” prepares universal specialists able to work in any multimedia digital formats and editorial offices.
Students study the following disciplines:
— Convergent Journalism;
— Multimedia communications;
— PR and marketing communications;
— Social media and networks;
— Analytics and work with Big Data;
— Visual communications and infographics.
To develop soft skills, flexible thinking and become a sought-after expert in the field of mass communications in a dynamically changing media market, students study the interdisciplinary courses included in the plan:
— Intercultural communication;
— Critical thinking;
— Legal bases of mass media;
— Management and Economics;
— Politics and Business Communications.
All classes are conducted in English with the involvement of leading foreign scientists, which will become one of the competitive advantages of the program graduate in the labor market.
Professional technical equipment, presented by its own television and radio studio, as well as computer classrooms and a multimedia student portal of the faculty enable students to create media products of various formats:
— audio and video podcasts;
— text content;
— multimedia materials;
— timelines and dashboards;
— longreads, etc.
Widely developed international cooperation allows students to train in leading Russian and international media holdings, as well as take part in lectures, master classes and conferences of Russian and foreign scientists and journalists held both at the faculty and on the basis of partner universities.
Graduates will be able to work:
— convergent journalists;
— media managers;
— media producers;
— multimedia media analysts;
— Create your own digital media company or promote your personal brand.
An interdisciplinary approach to learning will allow graduates to develop in related communication areas:
— PR and advertising;
— digital marketing;
— web analytics.