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The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications a 3-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education combining standard Journalism school courses with courses in media studies, film studies, and marketing/public relations. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.
The B.A. in Journalism & Communications program at Anglo-American University is delivered by a faculty of academics and professionals from many countries. Students can expect to gain a solid background in politics, ethics, and media culture.
The curriculum offers a balanced mix of courses in journalism and media studies: reporting, media theory, digital media, visual journalism, film, and marketing, which is complemented by foundation courses in history, politics, sociology, and psychology.
"Fully supported by the faculty, Journalism students are encouraged to analyze difficult concepts, do their own original research, and start new projects. The Lennon Wall Student magazine is just another proof of that: as challenging as running a publication can be, nothing compares to the unique, hands-on experience that students get planning the annual budget, coming up with the editorial plan (and trying to follow it) and creating a magazine layout."Karina Verigina, Journalism & Media, Student
Study Journalism & Communications in the heart of Europe
Prague was at the crossroads of a divided Europe during the Cold War, and now instead the city has become an open and welcoming cosmopolitan capital in New Europe for all nationalities with a number of domestic (in English-language or in Czech) and international media organizations based here. AAU’s student body includes students from many countries across Europe and Euroasia, the Americas, the Middle East, etc. with an equally diverse faculty with various areas of substantial expertise.
Beyond the classroom, students can create and host internet radio programs on Soundbricks, contribute or produce the bi-annual student magazine Lennon Wall, or join any number of the student clubs concerned with environmental or other social issues. The Career Center also regularly invites media professionals to meet our students helping to ensure numerous internships opportunities in the Czech Republic or abroad.
By taking advantage of these opportunities students can finish the degree in Journalism & Media Studies having gained a solid background combining academic rigor and practical experience, and an appropriate internship in a desired field for the future.
Below, you can find the list of courses available to choose from.
General Education Module
COM 101 Composition I.
COM102 Composition II.
CIS 161 Computer Information Systems
LEG 101 Intro to Law /PHI125 Intro to Philosophy/ POS201 Political Philosophy/REL140 Comparative Religions
HIS 103, HIS 104 World History/ HIS 121, HIS 122 European History/ART100 Survey of Western Art
Journalism and Media Major Module Courses
POS 101 Introduction to Politics
SOC 100 Intro to Sociology
FMS 150 Intro to Media Studies
ART 250 Visual Culture
JRN 190 Media Ethics
COM 201 Intercultural Communication
JRN 229 International Media
JRN 200 Intro to Reporting I
JRN 201 Intro to Reporting II
JRN 220 Media in a Democracy
JRN 350 Internship
JRN 394 Thesis seminar
JRN 395 Thesis
Journalism and Media Electives
JRN 300 Feature Writing
JRN 302 New Laboratory
JRN 230 Travel Writing
JRN 260 Cultural Journalism
JRN 283 Business Reporting
JRN 227 International Journalism
JRN 385 News and Copy Editing
JRN 259 News & Video Production Editing
JRN 276 Digital Tools for New Media
JRN 255 Video Story Telling
JRN 278 Digital Audio/Radio Broadcasting
ART 251 Documentary Photography
JRN 252 Photojournalism
FMS 370 Popular Culture & Media Theory
ART 150 Intro to Film Studies
FMS200 Intro to Film Language
FMS 367 Documentary Film Seminar
JRN302 PR &The Media
JRN290 History of Media/Journalism
FMS255 History of Popular Cinema
FMS478 Understanding Media Fandom
Having passed all the required and elective courses, students complete their studies by taking graduation examination: state exam covering the major module, state exam covering the concentration module, thesis defense.
Graduates of the B.A. in Journalism & Communications can expect to:
Discuss and debate basic theories, levels of analysis, and empirical evidence used in relevant scholarly literature.
Apply theory to compare and contrast the meanings and functions of political institutions in different political systems and explain the outcomes and performance of political processes.
Apply theory to understand the workings of the global economy, and to assess the role of businesses, governments, and international organizations.
Apply theory to understand the history and current events in international relations.
Apply theory to understand European integration history, institutions, and policy.
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
Various forms of print and web media
Reporting or Diplomacy
Humanitarian Government and Nonprofit Organizations
Αnglo-American University offers a wide range of undergraduate programs across five different schools as well as in cooperation with international partners. You can enter AAU as a first year student or if you have credits that are transferable, you can apply as a transferring student. The process of application is straight forward and a dedicated admission counselor is always available to assist you and answer any questions you might have.
Decide which program suits you best
The first step is to decide on the program you would like to study. Currently, we offer 108 (sic!) undergraduate programs across six schools including the combined Global Degree Program we deliver in cooperation with Kent State University, USA.
Prepare and collect required documents
Once you decide on the program of your choice it is time to prepare the documents. You will be able to upload them directly via the AAU Application Portal once you start your application.
High School Diploma
High School Transcript
English Language Exam Results
Copy of Passport / ID
Passport Size Photo
*For Transferring StudentsPlease note that the transcript must be sent directly from your university in a sealed envelope.
In order to apply please register and submit an online application via the AAU Application Portal. There is a non-refundable CZK 2,000 application fee which can be submitted online through the portal. You will be also able to submit all required documents directly through the portal.
Prepare for an Interview
Once your application is reviewed by the admissions counselor, an interview with the Dean/Assistant Dean of the school you are applying to will be conducted. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Anglo-American University, but also for the Dean’s Office to learn more about you. The interview can be carried either online or in person.
Wait for Final Decision
The Admissions Office will notify you through e-mail on the outcome of your application one week from the date of your interview.