Undergraduate Program

Journalism and Media Studies (Major)

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies is a 3-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education combining standard Journalism school courses with courses in media studies, film studies, and marketing/public relations. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.

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Accreditation WASC + MSMT
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 3 years
Location Prague, CZ
Tuition EU CZK 654 000
Tuition NON-EU CZK 764 700
Intake Fall / Spring
Deadline Rolling Admission
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About the program

The B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies (Major) at Anglo-American University is delivered by a faculty of academics and professionals from many countries. Students can expect to gain a solid background in politics, ethics and media culture.  

Fully supported by the faculty, Journalism students are encouraged to analyse difficult concepts, do their own original research and start new projects. The Lennon Wall Student magazine is just another proof of that: as challenging as running a publication can be, nothing compares to the unique, hands-on experience that students get planning the annual budget, coming up with the editorial plan (and trying to follow it) and creating a magazine layout.

Karina Verigina, Journalism & Media, Student

The curriculum offers a balanced mix of courses in journalism and media studies: reporting, media theory, digital media, visual journalism, film, and marketing, which is complemented by foundation courses in history, politics, sociology and psychology.

Study Journalism and Media Studies in the heart of Europe

Prague was at the crossroads of a divided Europe during the Cold War, and now instead the city has become an open and welcoming cosmopolitan capital in New Europe for all nationalities with a number of domestic (in English-language or in Czech)  and international media organizations based here. AAU’s student body includes students from many countries across Europe and Euroasia, the Americas, the Middle East, etc. with an equally diverse faculty with various areas of substantial expertise.  

Beyond the classroom students can create and host internet radio programs on Soundbricks, contribute or produce the bi-annual student magazine Lennon Wall, or join any number of the student clubs concerned with environmental or other social issues. The Career Center also regularly invites media professionals to meet our students helping to ensure numerous internships opportunities in the Czech Republic or abroad.

By taking advantage of these opportunities students can finish the degree in Journalism & Media Studies having gained a solid background combining academic rigor and practical experience, and an appropriate internship in a desired field for the future.

Program Structure

Below, you can find the study plan for the Journalism and Media Studies (Major) as well as a list of courses available to choose from.

Study Modules

Having passed all the required and elective courses, students complete their studies by taking graduation examination: state exam covering the major module, state exam covering the concentration module, thesis defense.

For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aauni.edu.

Example Student Projects

  • Marie Croonenberghs & Julie Meunier interview artist and AAU Visual Arts Student Katherina Martin
  • Kristyna Jandova, Digital Tools for New Media – St. Nicholas Day

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies can expect to:

  • Discuss and debate basic theories, levels of analysis and empirical evidence used in relevant scholarly literature.
  • Apply theory to compare and contrast the meanings and functions of political institutions in different political systems and explain the outcomes and performance of political processes.
  • Apply theory to understand the workings of the global economy, and to assess the role of businesses, governments and international organizations.
  • Apply theory to understand history, and current events in international relations.
  • Apply theory to understand European integration history, institutions, and policy.

Career Prospects

AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:

  • Various forms of print and web media 
  • Cultural Management
  • Reporting or Diplomacy
  • Humanitarian Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Education
  • Social research
  • Publishing

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor’s degree is recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

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See what our students have to say

I will forever be grateful to AAU for what I’ve become – a TV producer of a London-based channel, a reporter and a presenter. It gave me everything (both skills and emotional support) to inspire me and to kick-start my career in journalism.

Katherine Dedukh
Journalism & Media, Ukraine/Estonia

What I enjoy the most about the program I study at AAU is the practicality of the various subjects, learning how to write, compose, analyze and even edit content are all skills I can use to my advantage in my professional life.

Ify Nsoha
Journalism & Media, Nigeria/Czech Republic

Meet the people

Andrew Giarelli, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Chair of Department of Art, Culture & Literature andrew.giarelli@aauni.edu

Theodore A. Turnau, Ph.D., M.Div.

Chair of Journalism and Media Studies ted.turnau@aauni.edu
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Do you have questions?

We are happy to help!

Kateřina Fundová Admissions Counselor katerina.fundova@aauni.edu
Adiya Ashirova Admissions Counselor a.ashirova@aauni.edu