We are pleased to welcome you to our new Master’s program in International Journalism and Mass Communications. As one of AUCA’s oldest departments, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) has been training and educating competent journalists and media professionals since 1997, and since 2017 we can now leverage our experience to help advance adult students in the next stage of their careers.
Our program is an ideal fit for journalists who wish to level up their career and come to the global media market, as well as for communication specialists who are increasing their professional qualification. If you are a specialist coming from another field and working in journalism or mass communications, this is also a great chance to get a degree.
Our program is young and has only 2 cohorts of alumni. They work as media professionals, film directors, university instructors, media managers and communication specialists.
Our Master’s program offers many opportunities for media professionals, academic researchers, educators and recent graduates to expand their education and training within fields of journalism, mass communications and media studies. The courses offered cultivate strong research, analytical and multimedia skills that shall inevitably prove advantageous to both media professionals and students interested in potentially pursuing doctoral studies.
The program also enables students whose undergraduate major may not have been journalism and mass communication to gain a skills- and theory-base for new careers as media professionals.
Our curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for modern journalists to tell stories across all platforms in a converged news environment.
Our department is committed to teaching you the skills and tools of journalism and mass communications to meet the highest standards of the industry, whether in Central Asia and beyond.
Our courses take place within an intellectually-stimulating, well-resourced learning environment, with strong links to media and communications industries, policy-makers and civil society. Coursework includes cutting-edge topics such as international journalism, multimedia storytelling, data journalism, data visualization and storytelling, media management, contemporary theories of mass communications, media research methods and audience analysis.
You will have access to our worldwide network of media professionals, as well as valuable information in English, opportunities to learn in international organizations and local media agencies, as well as in international seminars, trainings and workshops.
You will also have the opportunity to apply for grants and scholarships that support research proposals and media projects.