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The primary mission of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is to educate students to think critically and skeptically; gather a wide range of information accurately, honestly, and fairly; hold institutions, individuals, and themselves accountable for their promises and their deeds.

To equip students with the knowledge and essentials skills required for working in various media organizations with different mass communication apparatuses and varied audiences need.

The major-specific objectives of the program are to help students:

  • Prepare the students to understand the basic principles of communication and its responsibilities towards the society, mass media and its convergence, responsive journalistic etiquettes, learning public relation skills, maintaining ethical standards and tapping the new media for a digital growth
  • To produce scholar graduates with both academic knowledge and professional skills
  • To be a leader of the society with morality, most advanced skills and insightful attitudes
  • To produce graduates who lead to social development
  • To produce stories in various media platforms that communicate clearly, concisely and powerfully to the public
  • Avenue for students to pursue the career in Print and Electronic, Radio and TV Production, Films, Integrated Marketing, Advertising, etc.
Freshman year
Fall semester Spring semester
Code Subject Credit units Code Subject Credit units
JRMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 BUS110 Principles of Management 3
ENG130 English Writing 3 JRMC 102 Perspectives on Journalism 3
ENG120 English Reading 3 CS101 Digital Innovations Capstone 3
PHIL100 Philosophy 2 EDU370 English Speaking 3
CS100 ICT Systems and Tools 2 LB200 Communication Law 2
HIST110 History of Uzbekistan 2 BUS120 Psychology (Decision Making) 3
JRMC 110 Historical Perspectives in Journalism 3 LING 212 News Reporting + Writing Fundamentals 3
18     20
Sophomore year
Fall semester Spring semester
JRMC 201 Public Affairs Data Journalism 3 JRMC 202 Introduction to Global Media 3
JRMC 230 Foreign Policy and Press 3 JRMC 231 Media Management 3
BUS211 Media Psychology 3 JRMC 240 Ethics in Journalism 2
JRMS261 Social Media/Propaganda/Elections 4 JRMC 251 Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
JRMC 210 Society, and the Citizen Journalist 3 JRMC 211 Journalism and Press Freedom 2
EDU 370 Public Speaking 3
    16     16
Junior year
Fall semester Spring semester
JRMC 320 Advanced Photo Editing & Design 4 JRMC

360

Web Publishing 3
JRMC 310 Television Reporting and Production 3 JRMC  381 Audio Storytelling 2
JRMC 340 Digital Media and Culture 3 JRMC 271 Web Production / Editing 3
JRMC 380 Digital Production/Analytics 3  

Journalism Portfolio

10
JRMC 270 Narrative Journalism 3
    16     20
*List of electives: Principles of Business, Research Methods,

Human Rights, Statistics, English for Specific Purposes, Leadership

Total credits 96
Practicum 10
Total credits for graduation 104
Cutline 30%

 

DISCLAIMER: Curricular Structure, content and sequence of courses described herein are for information only and the University reserves the right to modify the content of the program at any time.

Mass Communication widens up the horizon of career options for a person. During their studies, the students will be developing versatile skills. A professional course in Journalism and mass communication opens doors for a career in publishing, public relations, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc. Depending upon personal interest and inclination a mass communication professional can choose a job. Other careers include:

Reporter

The project is to accumulate data and facts from various sources like personal interviews, contacts, facts briefing and question-solution duration to hold the overall public informed about important events.

Leader Writer

They put forward their views on records through editorial columns. The leader writer ought to be able to come to a judgement in a short time.

Editor

Long earlier than the article or newspaper is published the editor assigns reporters to cover facts, tests for accuracy and fairness in pieces and write headlines.

Columnist

The columnist writes for publication in series, developing a piece of writing that normally offers statements and opinions.

Photojournalist

A visual storyteller – by photography, enhancing, and presenting images, they may tell a story in a way no different media can.

Critic

They now and then forged in a role of scholarly detective, unearthing, authenticating and enhancing unknown manuscripts.

A few more of the professions include:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Advertising Salesperson
  • Media Buyer Planner
  • Research Analyst
  • Booking Agent
  • Newscaster
  • Scriptwriter
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Event Coordinator
  • Floor Manager
  • Production Design
  • Station Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Management
  • Information Specialist
  • Customer Service Manager

For information about Tuition Fees please visit Tuition Fees page of our website.

AKFA University offers merit scholarships to domestic students. Please visit the Scholarships page of our website for additional information.

Eligibility requirements for domestic applicants (citizens of Uzbekistan)

  • Lyceum, college or high school graduates in Uzbekistan or abroad;
  • Lyceum, college or high school students in Uzbekistan or abroad who are studying in their final year;
  • Applicants who passed the English Proficiency Requirements
  • Successful completion of the Entrance exam

Admission Guidelines for International Applicants

  • Passport bio page scan.
  • School diploma and transcript. (9th grade)
  • Application Form. (Click here to download)
  • Motivation letter. (150 ~ 250 words)
  • Recommendation letter (preferable but not mandatory)

Application Fee of 50 US Dollars should be paid in the student’s name, not in their parents’ name or any other names to the following bank account: 2020 8840 2050 3245 3002 in Olmazor Branch of NBU FEA Republic of Uzbekistan. MFO 00876, OKED 85420, TIN 306 210 969, SWIFT Code: NBFAUZ2X

English Proficiency Requirements for Domestic and International Applicants

IELTS 5 / TOEFL iBT 50  / Duolingo English Test 80 or above

Both IELTS and TOEFL iBT certificates are valid for those issued after 5 August 2020.

In order to receive chance to take part in for scholarship exams, the applicant should have at least IELTS 6 or above.