Studying at the Institute of Communication Studies is much more than just a series of study subjects. The curricula stand out in terms of how the subjects are combined, having in mind the differing objectives of both fields of study and the different educational focus of both study profiles. ICS provides a wide selection of content most suited for your professional needs and desires. Master the key basics of strategic communications, digital media conversion, management, entrepreneurship and analytical thinking through our compulsory subjects. Choose from the wide palette of specialized subjects in order to broaden your knowledge and respond to your career interests and challenges.
Joining theory with global trends
Both study programs are designed so that they provide our postgraduates an education that corresponds to prominent and fast social changes in the field of communications and media. The curricula link real life situations with the demands of various professions in which the students have decided to upgrade themselves, making an amalgamation of the most modern theories and research with the needs and challenges of the industry and the public sector. For this end, ICS maintains good relations with the business community and the institutions of the state from where we use the experience of renowned professionals and leaders in society who are involved in the subjects’ projects and the teaching process as experts from the relevant field.
Progressive learning methods
The subjects are structured according to the concept of ‘learning to know’ and they clearly define the expected knowledge, understanding and capabilities for analysis, critical evaluation and creative implementation of the acquired knowledge. The teaching process is a combination of lectures, practical sessions, individual studying of theory and working on specific tasks and projects that come from real life situations in the industry.
As part of the teaching process you will be involved in projects focused on services for real clients, in teams with the other students and under the mentorship of our established professors and of successful business leaders. The predominant ‘problem solving’ method will enable you to articulate your challenges, to design your own strategies, to explore and synthesize various resources and offer solutions through discussions. The teaching process also includes individual implementation of the research and writing academic essays.
The Intranet system will allow you to use online resources and learning in a virtual classroom, have excellent communication with the professors and with the Department for the Study Program as well as be constantly informed about all teaching activities.
Part of the schooling will be implemented by internationally renowned professors and professionals from our partner universities from abroad through a developed remote learning web platform. The study programs are being implemented as part of the UNESKO Chair for media, dialogue and mutual understanding. The curricula have been created in collaboration with professors and experts from the University of Applied Sciences Windesheim, the Netherlands, the Danish School for Media and Journalism and the University of Cardiff, Great Britain.
The studies are organized in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). By completing the Masters Studies, postgraduates are assigned 60 ECTS for the one-year studies, i.e. 120 ECTS for the two-year studies and a diploma certifying the title of ‘Master in Management of Strategic Communications’, i.e. "Master in Media Management and Multimedia".