Journalism and Social Communication – Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's Degree Programs
3 years (6 semesters)
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JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION – DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDIES
This is a good time for journalism studies. Interesting and valuable journalism is always desirable, and the role of professionals in the field of communications is growing. Thanks to new tools and content delivery channels, journalism and social communication play a fundamental role in the world today.
If you like to communicate with people, and want to have flexible, exciting, and varied work, then a Journalism and Social Communication Programme at Vistula University is the ideal choice for you! You will learn a profession in an ambitious, international environment. You will gain knowledge in business journalism and social media, fields that are dynamically developing now. You will study under the guidance of outstanding lecturers and practitioners – well-known journalists, and experienced communication specialists on radio, TV, social media, PR, and corporate communication. You will expand your competences that will help you achieve a certain position on the market.
During the Bachelor Studies in Journalism and Social Communication, you will get to know different journalistic forms that help others to understand the world. You will master the skills of a modern journalist, and acquire practical competences, that you can use in the press, TV, radio stations, and on the Internet. You will learn about critical thinking, information selection, argumentation, and discussion. You will find out how to create specific content and how to use it effectively in advertising, marketing, promotion, as well as in shaping the company’s image.
JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION – ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The Journalism and Social Communication programme has been adapted, not only to modern market needs, but also to meet the challenges of the future. During the course, you will explore traditional media and modern information and communication technologies, so you will be able to move in various industries freely.
You will master the art of acquiring, verifying, and providing information. You will learn how to properly build and write texts, from information, to interviews and reportage. You will be able to record and edit films and sounds. You will learn the principles of strategic thinking and conducting effective campaigns in the social media. You will be honestly prepared for the profession, which will help you succeed.
We focus on practical preparation for the profession, at Vistula University. You will take part in internships and workshops in leading editorial offices and companies, during your studies. You will learn the profession ‘inside out’ and get to know people related with the media. You will discover the specifics of the media, and the mechanisms ruling them. This experience will open up many professional opportunities for you.
Studying at Vistula University will provide you with the knowledge necessary, to quickly become an expert on journalism and social communication.
Our Journalism programme at Vistula University will allow you to pursue one of two sub-majors: business journalism and social media journalism.
This is a unique programme, which is not available at other universities. It responds to the growing need to understand how the market and business operate. It is designed for journalists and professionals in the field of future communication, who want to develop their careers, especially in the areas of communication, marketing, promotion, and advertising, both in the private and public sectors.
During the under-graduate studies in the field of business journalism at Vistula University, you will discover journalism workshop and communication tools and channels. You will learn how to effectively use them in brand management, how to build a company’s communication strategy, and create its image. You will master the art of storytelling, or narrative marketing. You will get to know how to adapt the message to selected audiences, how to use the media, and how to co-operate with them. You will gain competences that will boost your career in many areas.
List of classes in the business journalism sub-major
- Information and communication technologies in business;
- Public Relations and integrated marketing communication;
- Brand management and storytelling;
- Content marketing;
- Corporate communication;
- Design and management of corporate media;
- Workshop – web design;
- Workshop – conducting interviews;
- Workshop – press photography;
- Workshop – journalistic forms and genres.
SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALISM
This is a special programme, designed for people interested in broadly understood communication through social media, which have become powerful media and business tools. Their dynamic development caused a real explosion of new, interesting activities and careers.
The Social Media Journalism Programme at Vistula University responds to the growing demand for professional social media managers. In the course, you will find out how the production, distribution, and use of information through social platforms, shapes our lives. You will learn visual communication and production techniques, along with digital content editing. You will get to know how to create social media content and manage website traffic.
You will study how to use multimedia and mobile media for the purposes of advertising, public relations, film or television. You will learn the principles of designing and running a website, blog, or company profile on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You will also gain the knowledge how to optimise content on the Internet.
You will develop the competences of the future, which will allow you to fulfill yourself in the field that you have chosen.
List of classes in the social media journalism sub-major
- Communication in social media;
- Content on social media;
- Production of social media;
- Advertising and branding in social media;
- Campaigns in social media;
- Social media strategies;
- Journalism workshop – web design;
- Workshop – conducting interviews;
- Workshop – press photography;
- Workshop – journalistic forms and genres.
Journalism and Social Communication studies at Vistula University have been designed to prepare you for a future profession, in the best possible way. The acquired knowledge, competences and practice, will allow you to find a job in the media or create your own media. You will be able to expand a career in companies, where contact with the media is part of the work.
See for yourself that Vistula is the best university in practice. Find out the benefits of studying Journalism and Social Communication.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING JOURNALISM
Ready to report
You will learn analytical and critical thinking. You will master journalistic workshops and various communication channels. You will be prepared for the profession of a press, radio, television, or internet journalist. The competencies that you will develop, will open the door to your career in the area of broadly understood communication.
A business approach
At Vistula University, you will gain knowledge and practical skills, which will allow you to be professionally fulfilled in any medium. You will also be able to effectively manage your own media, thanks to proficiency in the interpretation of contemporary economic and business trends.
You will learn the specifics of the work of a journalist of various media (TV, press, radio, Internet) and you will be able to use new technologies in the profession. You will master the language of economics, finance, marketing, and advertising.
After graduating with a degree in Journalism and Social Communication, you will be able to develop as:
- a journalist of the press, television, radio, or internet editorial office;
- an independent journalist in new media, such as YouTube and Facebook;
- a PR specialist;
- a PR manager;
- a communications specialist in marketing departments;
- a spokesperson;
- a specialist in the promotion and communication departments of public and local government institutions;
- a magazine editor for the company’s employees and clients;
- an employee of an international corporation;
- a co-creator of services for financial markets;
- a social media specialist;
- a social media manager;
- an editor in press offices and publishing houses;
- a creative employee in advertising agencies, press conferences organizer;
- an associate of foreign media;
- a freelancer on social networking sites, a blogger.
Marcin Antosiewicz, MA
Journalist, political scientist, academic lecturer. He studied Political Science at universities in Warsaw, Kraków and Fribourg in Switzerland. He spent 15 years in public media, including as a TVP1 and TVP2 News reporter. He used to work as a foreign correspondent in London and Berlin. He also worked at Deutsche Welle, The Sun and WP Television. He has reported many international events in Europe and the world. He has reported from countries including Nepal, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel. From October 2017, he teaches students of journalism at the Vistula University and the University of Warsaw. He speaks English, German and French. He understands Russian and learns Chinese. He has been covered in „Newsweek Polska”, „Press Magazin”, Newsweek.pl, Forbes.pl. His favourite journalists/writers are Ryszard Kapuściński and Svetlana Alexievich. Favourite philosophers are Hannah Arendt and José Ortega y Gasset. Favourite political scientists are Alexis de Tocqueville and Kenneth Minogue. He is an enthusiastic tennis player and a fresh vegetarian (autumn 2019). He lives in Warsaw.
Olena Babakova, PhD
Historian, journalist, researcher in the area of migration in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Graduate of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. She defended her doctoral dissertation on the Ukrainian elite in the First Republic of Poland at the University of Białystok.
In the years 2011-2016, editor of Polskie Radio dla Zagranicy (Radio Poland). As a journalist of the Ukrainian editorial office, she reported, among others, the Revolution of Dignity and the elections in Ukraine in the period of 2014-2015. Since 2017, coordinator of research and media projects at Fundacja WOT foundation in Warsaw. As a freelance journalist, she constantly collaborates with “Krytyka Polityczna” (Poland), “Europejska Prawda” (Ukraine), “Nowa Europa Wschodnia” (Poland), and “Hromadske” (Ukraine).
In 2020, she obtained a Rethink.CEE German Marshall Fund of the United States scholarship.
Olen Babakova writes about Polish-Ukrainian relations, foreign policy issues, migration processes in the EU and neighbouring countries, and women in public life. Member of the FemGlobal association of women dealing with international politics (Poland).
John Beauchamp BA (Hons), MA
John was born in Oxford and graduated from UCL (University of London) with a BA (Hons) in Polish and East European Studies as well as finishing a Master’s Degree in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. John is currently an independent radio and podcast producer. For over a decade he worked at Poland’s public broadcaster Polskie Radio, where he managed the English Section of Polish Radio External Service. Later in his career he was briefly the Editor-in-Chief and then went on to become Head of Audio at Culture.pl, a website run by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a publicly-funded institution which promotes Polish culture abroad. In 2020 he founded Free Range Productions, an independent podcast and radio production agency, with clients including the BBC. He also worked in Brussels as a Communications and Strategy Development Manager at the Friends of Europe think-tank. John is also a voiceover artist and he can be heard in the Warsaw transport network announcing stations and stops in English. He is a native speaker of English and Polish and is also a French and Russian speaker. He is currently learning Ukrainian.
Małgorzata Bonikowska, PhD
Since 2013, she has been a president of the Centre for International Relations – one of the oldest Polish think tanks specializing in foreign affairs; a co-founder and a president of the THINKTANK centre; she attended universities in Poland and in France (Sorbonne) and is a graduate of doctoral studies in two fields, as well as a graduate of specialist studies of the Columbia University in New York (political sciences, Fulbright scholarship); in years 1995-1998, she worked for the Polish Television as an opinion journalist for domestic and foreign affairs; in 1998, she became a director of the European Information Centre of the Committee for European Integration, where, among other tasks, she developed a network of regional centres and the governmental programme for informing the society about the EU; in years 2001-2007, she was an expert, and later a head of the Programme for Information and Communication of the European Union – first in Poland and then in Bulgaria, preparing these countries for their accession to the EU; she worked for the governmental Centre for Development of Human Resources as an advisor for EU affairs; an author of more than 150 works and a promoter of almost a hundred diploma theses; she has managed international projects (including in the Visegrád Group, the Eastern Partnership and EU – India cooperation); she has participated in scientific conferences and think-tank debates and she has commented on international affairs in the domestic and foreign media.
Maciej Chmiel, MA
He completed studies in the field of journalism and social communication at Warsaw University as well as information technology at Łódź University. In the years 2005-2007, he directed the work of photo-editors and photo-reporters of the Polish Press Agency. PAP representative in the editorial committee of the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) gathering, among others, editors in chief and heads of the picture desks of EPA member agencies. Since 2011, he has combined those duties with the function of the Vice Editor-in-Chief of PAP-Photo. Previously connected, among others, with Polish Television. He also organized the photographic agency of the Wirtualna Polska portal. At present, editor-in-chief of the Domestic Editorial Office East News – the largest private photographic agency in Poland. Author of photos published in both Polish and foreign media – from the New York Times through Taipei Time, Spanish Oje, German FAZ and Die Welt, Hungarian Nepszabadsag to Polish publishers: Newsweek, Wprost, Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Wyborcza, Tygodnik Powszechny, Polska The Times, Metro, TVP, TVN, RMF FM, Interia, Onet, WP.pl, etc. He is an expert in the field of DAM (Digital Asset Management) – using his knowledge and experience from the fields of journalism, photography, information technology and new technologies. In 2014, he was awarded by the President of the Polish Republic the Cross of Merit ‘for merits for the development of journalism’.
Dobrochna Kędzierska, MA
Journalist, Polityka weekly reporter, editor-in-chief of the Glob 25 daily, head of the Warsaw branch of the weekly Wprost in the period of its greatest successes, first editor-in-chief of the Wirtualna Polska portal, advisor to Maciej Płażyński, Marshall of the Parliament, advisor to Vice-Prime Minister Mark Pol, author of the project and head of the Information Office of the State Election Commission in the presidential and parliamentary elections, laureate of journalist awards and competitions. Author and co-author of projects and photographic exhibitions in Warsaw Zachęta Exhibition Hall: ‘Forbidden photos’ (Rome, Leipzig, Chicago, Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Gdańsk) and ‘Taka była Polska’. Author of a volume of accounts ‘Żal na luzie’. Author of approximately 600 interviews with economic and public life personalities. Supervisor of 456 BA theses in the Melchior Wańkowicz School of Journalism. Deputy to the Parliament of the 10th term, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Commission for Culture and Media, member of the Polish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski, PhD
Associate professor at Vistula University in Warsaw, formerly at the Jagiellonian University, SWPS University and Warsaw University; researcher of ethno-cultural and political-system issues in democratic and authoritarian systems as well as selected issues within the modern political history, as well as ethno-politics, including nationalisms and regionalisms against the background of the modern historical perspective; participant of over 200 national and international conferences, seminars and panels as well as guest lecturer at several dozen universities and educational institutions in Poland and in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine , Great Britain and Hungary, as well as Chile, DPRK and the USA; member of scientific associations, including: the “Poland in the 21st century” Forecasting Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (in 2003-2012), the Polish Political Science Association (in 2007-2010 – vice-president of the Main Board), the Polish Association for the Club of Rome (from 30 January 2012 – vice-chairman of the Main Board), the International Political Science Association; political media commentator in Poland, in the Americas and Asia; author of over 200 publications in the field of political science, cultural studies, media studies and international relations (published in Polish, English, Croatian, Finnish, Japanese, German, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian), including: A Legacy of Hatred. On the Conflict in Northern Ireland (1991), Nieprzejednani. Rzecz o Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Irreconcilables: the Irish Republican army) (1991), A Predominant Party System. The Case of Ireland (1994), Pragmatycy i idealiści. Rodowód, typologia i ewolucja ugrupowań politycznych nacjonalizmu irlandzkiego w XX wieku (Pragmatists and idealists: origins, typology, and evolution of political parties in the twentieth century Irish nationalism) (2001), System konstytucyjny Irlandii (The constitutional system of Ireland) (2001), Bałkany. Etnokulturowe podłoże konfliktów (The Balkans. Ethno-cultural background of conflicts) (co-author and co-editor, 2006), Niemcy-Polska: Coraz bliżej: Perspektywa polskich i niemieckich studentów (Germany-Poland: coming closer: the perspective of Polish and German students), (co-author and editor, 2007), Kryzys przywództwa we współczesnej polityce (Leadership crisis in contemporary politics) (co-author and co-editor, 2011), Politolog o polityce. Wywiady, komentarze, opinie i ekspertyzy (Political scientist on politics. Interviews, comments, opinions, and expert evaluation) (2008-2014) (2014), Partyzanci doktrynerzy terroryści. Chronologiczne studium fenomenu Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Partisans, doctrinarians, terrorists. Chronological study of the Irish Republican Army phenomenon) (2019).
Prof. Wojciech Kostecki, PhD
Research Coordinator. A political scientist, specialist in International Relations, graduate of Warsaw University; an author of many scientific works on the contemporary international issues, the problems of security, media, conflicts and theory of politics; in years 2007-2011 he was a chairman of the Team for threats to security of the society and state of the Committee for Research of Threats of the Polish Academy of Sciences; a member of domestic (NCN) and international research programs (including at the Cambridge University, the University of Copenhagen and Berghof Research Centre); a member of the European International Studies Association and a participant of the Global Security Fellows Initiative; since 2018 a member of the Managing Committee of the COST program entitled “EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations”.
Piotr Kościński, PhD
• Journalist, lecturer, international affairs analyst, author of numerous publications, including: “Praca ideologiczna wśród mniejszości polskiej w Białoruskiej SRR. Wydawnictwa polskie w latach 1927 – 1937” (Ideological work among the Polish minority in the Byelorussian SSR. Polish publishing houses in the years 1927 – 1937)
• Chapter in a monography “Polacy na Białorusi. Od końca XIX do początku XXI wieku” (Poles in Belarus. From the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century) Volume II, SEW UW, Warsaw 2018
• “Jak sfałszować wybory” (How to rig an election), Warsaw 2018 ISBN 978-92-64979-61-1,
• “Bolszewiccy Polacy i faszystowska Polska. Obraz Polaków w II Rzeczypospolitej w polskojęzycznej prasie w ZSRR w latach 1925 – 1936” (Bolshevik Poles and Fascist Poland. The image of Poles in the Second Polish Republic in the Polish-language press in the USSR in 1925-1936), Vistula Publishing House 2018
Author of several novels: “Przez czerwona granicę” (Across the red border), “Przez czerwony step” (Across the red steppe), “Przez czerwony wir” (Through the red turmoil), “Obrońca Grodna” (Defender of Grodno), “Zapomniany bohater” (Forgotten hero).
Ed. Grzegorz Kozak
Television and radio journalist, publicist, commentator on international affairs. In the years 1986-2007, he cooperated with Polish Television (Teleexpress, Panorama, Wiadomości, from 2003 to 2005 TVP correspondent in Moscow). Since 2007, he has worked for Telewizja Polsat (publisher and host of the “Wiadomości”, “To był dzień na świecie” and other programs). In the years 2010-2011, he ran “Poranek Radia TOK FM”
In 2016, he hosted discussion panels at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics organized to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Warsaw University, “Wschodnia Słowiańszczyzna – tradycja i perspektywy” (Eastern Slavic culture – tradition and perspectives) “Wspólne spojrzenie” (Common view). In 2019, he was one of the panellists during the debate on the elections in Ukraine, organized within a seminar “A jednak dyplomacja…” (“Diplomacy after all…”) at Collegium Civitas.
Sebastian Królikowski, MA
Actor, director, script writer, theater instructor. He completed studies in theatrical art at the Theatrical School of Halina and Jan Machulski. Graduate in Journalism and Social Communication of the School of Social Psychology and American Studies at Warsaw University. Participant in the 12th Annual Transatlantic Students Symposium held in Oregon in 2014. He debuted as a director in 2015, with the performance ‘Beauty Box’, first staged in the WARSawy Theatre. Co-director of the cycle of spectacles ‘Story Lab 90’, ‘Story Lab 1986/2016’, ‘Story Lab 1968/2017’, first stages in the Warsaw Powszechny Theatre within the framework of Korczak festival. Co-script-writer of short, one-reel firms – ‘The Clock is Ticking’, ‘Extreme Travel’ and ‘Obudź się’.
Radio journalist, since 2010 cooperating with Radio ZET – currently, editor of radio programs “Siła Muzyki” and “W Waszej Sprawie”. Previously employed as a news reporter, online department reporter, news editor, editor of an afternoon program “Uważam ZET”.
He covered special events organized by Radio ZET in various cities in Poland, such as “ZET Café”, “Morze, góry i Mazury” and “Radio ZET spełnia marzenia” in Barcelona and Madrid”.
From 2006 to 2010, Waldemar Maniewski worked as a journalist in the TIME Radio Group (Radio ESKA, ESKA ROCK, WAWA, VOX).
Juliusz Maliszewski, PhD
Director of the Journalism and Social Communication Education Program. Doctor of Humanities in the field of political sciences, MBA holder, journalist, diplomat, commentator, radio and television manager, TVP correspondent, art historian, expert in German studies; Maliszewski held many managerial positions in the public media – Polish Television and Polish Radio, among others as the director-editor-in-chief of Radio Poland and member of the Supervisory Board of TVP SA; he was a member of the TVP Ethics Committee, director of the Polish Institute in Leipzig; specialist in German and European issues; author of a monograph “Deutsche Welle w systemie medialnym Republiki Federalnej Niemiec” (Deutsche Welle in the media system of the Federal Republic of Germany) and author of numerous publications on international relations and the media.
Graduate of journalism and management at Warsaw University and of the Executive MBA program. Journalist of the Polish Press Agency (PAP) in the years 1992-2003, editor-in-chief of the trade press – commerce, food industry (2003-2005), head of the team of analysis in the media monitoring industry (2005-2006), communication specialist in institutions and corporations (2006-2007 ), since 2007 he has worked again for the Polish Press Agency, where he currently holds the position of Director of Media Products and Services.
Wojciech Rezner, PhD
PhD in economic sciences (Warsaw School of Economics). Since 1993, connected with the financial market. In the years 1993-2007, employed in Polish Radio First Channel as a journalist, economic commentator. Long-time publisher and anchor of the most popular economic programme in Poland – Radio Biznes – he prepared and conducted economic programmes for ‘Sygnały Dnia’ broadcasts. In the years 2006-2007, TV Business columnist, creator, author and anchor of the ‘Personal Finance’ programme. Laureate of numerous journalist competitions. In 2003, he received from Professor Leszek Balcerowicz – President of the National Bank of Poland, the main Władysław Grabski award in the category of radio journalism for the best broadcasts on economics in 2002, in the first edition of the competition organized by the National Bank of Poland and Reuters Agency Poland. In 2006, DWS Poland Society of Investment Funds gave him a special award for the professional and constructive analysis as well as popularization of subjects related to the capital market.
Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies in Polish – students from outside the EU
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time studies 120 € 1 200 € 650 €
Tuition fee for full-time studies in English – EU and other countries citizens*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time studies 120 € 2 500 € 1 350 €
*The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: Citizens of North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia).
Tuition fee for full-time studies in English – citizens from the remaining countries*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)** Full-time studies 200 € 3 500 € 1 850 €
*This does not apply to students from the countries of North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia).
**The semester fee payment is available only for students with a valid visa or a residence permit in Poland.
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