B.A. in Journalism and Communications

General

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Program Description

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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.

Program Structure

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Career Prospects

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 
  • Cultural Management
  • Reporting or Diplomacy
  • Humanitarian Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Education
  • Social research
  • Publishing

Admissions

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of Passport / ID
  • Passport Size Photo
  • *For Transferring Students
    Please note that the transcript must be sent directly from your university in a sealed envelope.
Apply

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.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Founded in Prague in 1990, Anglo-American University (AAU)*, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and distinctive ... Read More

Founded in Prague in 1990, Anglo-American University (AAU)*, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and distinctive university education in the English language. Utilizing the best from American and British academic traditions, AAU educates future leaders and global citizens in a multicultural setting of students and faculty from over 60 different countries. Read less