Bachelor Programme

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


2. BCM

Duration Language Campus
4 Years Full-Time (Day)  English  Ilha Verde Campus 

 

This programme explores the nature, meanings, and required skills of a range of communication and media platforms.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media gives students the opportunity to develop creative potential in an interdisciplinary environment. The curriculum includes a range of technical and theoretical modules encompassing different communication platforms and modes of expression. Students learn how to use different styles and types of media and apply critical thinking to the messages, techniques, and aesthetic values implicit in those media. Students put into practice advanced tools in digital production and explore the most efficient ways to use them according to professional, real-world production practice.

Over the course of the programme, students produce a variety of digital media artefacts and develop tools for reflection on their own professional creative identity. Upon graduation, many students have gathered the skills required for entry into areas such as print, broadcast, and online journalism, as well as a set of methods to plan, organise, and execute the development of hypermedia content.

The programme coordinator is José Manuel Simões.


USJ Communication and Media Programme Catalog 2018

Published on: 2019-03-13

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“Communication and Media at USJ focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings, places our students at the forefront of the contemporary information society, develops knowledge and ability to communicate. Our professors, all with a good international recognition, are able to prepare students to receive a solid foundation in learning, exploring the existence, the functions of different fields and the expertise of such advanced tools. Today, subjects are explained efficiently on a way to be used according to a real life exposure, and so, the fundamental software and hardware for digital media production and a set of methods to plan, organise and execute hypermedia are developed at USJ.

Communication and Media seeks diverse aspects of life and work, combined practice and theory, providing a platform for either employment or further study – a new master in CM is under development.

The programme offers the tools to understand and to evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday life. Nowadays, all social and cultural issues are shaped by a mix of different media and by the ongoing innovation of new media forms and technologies. It also takes television as a starting point to map the conceptual, social and cultural challenges that come with digital, mobile and social media. Students will have the ability to communicate effectively because the programme has a profound effect on their personally, professionally and ethical practices.”

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Student Experience

  • Students use software and hardware required for digital media production
  • Students apply visual communication to multimedia technology and motion graphics
  • Students learn the principles and methods of digital picture-making as a system of communication
  • Students acquire a broad range of approaches, strategies and techniques for effective writing

Career Opportunities

  • Audiovisual professional
  • Digital multimedia expert
  • Photography and Photojournalism
  • Journalism for newspapers, radio and television
  • Public Relations and Marketeer

Typical Applicants

  • Have a strong interest in communication and media
  • Are interested in journalism, photography and video
  • Have a portfolio of creative work (required)

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Study plan & description of modules

For the programme’s government approval [in Chinese and Portuguese] click here.

Please click on any specific module below to see its description.


Modules

Year 1
ADAT103
3.00 credits
ADAT107
2.00 credits
ADMP101
6.00 credits
ADMP102
3.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
Year 2
ADMP201
6.00 credits
ADMP202
3.00 credits
ADMP203
3.00 credits
ADPD205
3.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LBA240
3.00 credits
LCM307
3.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
LDS310
3.00 credits
LDS312
3.00 credits
LDS313
3.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
Year 4
CHN104
2.00 credits
LBA241
3.00 credits
LCM403
2.00 credits
LCM404
3.00 credits
LCM405
2.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
LCO302
4.00 credits
LDS410
3.00 credits
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits