For those who have obtained a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Book Publishing from the Faculty of Journalism and Bachelor's or Master's degrees from other faculties of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and other universities.
The Master's degree program in Media Design is open to persons with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Book Publishing from the Faculty of Journalism and Bachelor's or Master's degrees from other faculties of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and other universities.
Candidates with an overall grade in the diploma of completed higher education not lower than GOOD are accepted for studies in the Master's programs of FJMC. The Master's programs of FJMC start with a minimum number of 15 students per group.
Media design is part of the communication process, dealing with the transformation of information and its transformation into a message relevant and close to the consumer. The MA in Media Design focuses on the specifics, objectives and trends in editorial publishing.
Often overlooked, the visual side of journalism - the way media outlets compose themselves and present themselves to their audiences - is not only implicitly about the way they look, but mainly about how they carry out communication. New practices of communication design combine the forms of media presentation with its informational goals. Therefore, visual journalism combines the professionally considered deployment of photographs, illustrations, infographics and design into a complex system of communication and audience impact.
The MA in Media Design provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and professional skills in visual communication, communication design, journalism and media.
The program aims to prepare qualified professionals to work professionally in the media and focus on the visual side of communication. The training is tailored to the conditions of media convergence - the merging and interaction of all forms of communication in a unified media environment. Media design majors will be adaptable and complete experts in the field of visual communication, the new media industry: publishing and designing magazines, newspapers and books, electronic publishing and web journalism.
Students of this master's program complete their course of study with a thesis defence (master's thesis) presented to a state examination committee.