Minor Programme

Communication Studies and Information Management Technologies / Fall

This study programme combines communication and technological sciences and prepares communication specialists who are able and keen to work in multicultural environment in business, government or public sector. Study curriculum is built upon project-based activities and real issues’ solving. Practitioners and lecturers from abroad often participate in the study process. An important part of this programme is technologies, “human touch in high tech environment”, which enable students of social studies to analyse, create, and manage content.

3rd year of Bachelor

Science, Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences


1st September




The Courses

Audiovisual Laboratory and Communication Design (6ECTS)        

Description of the course: The course teaches students to design using image and sound. Students will be learning concept development, visual expression, audiovisual theory and techniques. Through lectures, linked to introductory exercises and design project work, students will gain an overview of the conventions used in the effective communication of ideas and information. Students will gain the ability to generate and develop ideas through design and audiovisual exploration at the same time developing their skills on aesthetics, critical and civic position in the era of "Information wars".

Mode of studies:
Lectures,Laboratory (supervised).

Organizational Communication (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: The aim is to analyze the characteristics of internal and external organizational communication, to organize communication management, to assess and foresee the impact of the internal and external communication on the employees, the different stakeholders and on the image of the organization.

Mode of studies: Lectures, Practical (supervised).

Media Ethics (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: Students acquire the knowledge about the basic ethical theories and their features, the most important philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, B. Spinoza, Th. Hobbes, D. Hume, I. Kant; are able to understand the transition from morality to ethics and the relationship of this transition to the media (alphabet); get acquaintance to a broad theoretic-empirical context of media ethics; become able to analyze the sources, to operate the terms and to apply the various theoretical models; to understand the problem of ethics challenged by visual technologies, to know information ethics; to deal with issues emerging from human’s and media encounter.

Mode of studies: Lectures, Practical (supervised).

Multimedia Elements (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: The aim is to develop an understanding of basic design principles, audio and visualisation techniques. To use the elements of design: line, shape, form, colour, tone, and texture, as well as primary extensions into pattern, repetition and combination in an electronic environment. Layout and visual hierarchy for electronic media. Use of appropriate design software, i.e. GIMP, Inkscape, Audacity, Wax, VirtualDub, MuseScore, Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Premiere), etc.

Mode of studies: Lectures, Laboratory (supervised).

Intercultural Communication (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: Students acquire and practically apply basic knowledge in inter-/cross- cultural communication, building their intercultural communication competence and, possibly, planning career in a global context. Learners investigate seminal theories and concepts of culture through screening and investigating visual media - film - and texts. Analyzing major challenges on an individual, group, or organizational level which arise among the representatives of varied cultures, students learn to effectively solve communication problems. Modelling interaction in the context of cultural dimensions, they practice the use of relevant verbal and non-verbal means.

Mode of studies: Lectures, Practical (supervised).

Graphic design (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: The course presents the theory about color, typography and visual composition that form basic fundamentals of graphic design discipline. The course provides the theoretical knowledge, which is applied to the practical exercises aimed to (i) master the theoretical knowledge on color, shape & light , (ii) typography, distinguishing letter-forms and style peculiarities and (iii) develop the skills on the composition means.The final project is performed in order to develop students ability to use the obtained skills while developing a brand design on graphic design software applications.

Mode of studies:
Lectures, Laboratory (supervised).

Communication Theories (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: Successful social and professional performance requires the competence of communication. „Communication theories“ acquaint learners with communication conception, its origin, history, comparison to the concept of interaction, emphasizes the differences. It also educates the learners‘ understanding of traditional communication theories as well as of modern theories, while contemplating on the future and vision of communication. In addition, „Communication theories“, depending on the situation and its conditions, develops the learners‘ abilities to recognize dominant communication theories and apply them while solving real social and professional area problems.

Mode of studies: Lectures, Practical (supervised).

Text Laboratory (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: It covers ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective writing practice, including revision and editing. The course consists of a series of exercises designed to develop essential aspects of the creative writer's craft and a selection of connected readings in a range of approaches, styles and techniques. Through writing practice and reflection, the course explores contemporary developments in a range of genres, introducing students to issues, techniques and contexts of contemporary writing. The course aims to develop skills in writing practices, in critical reading and analysis and in research practices relevant to creative writers.

Mode of studies:
Lectures, Laboratory (supervised).

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Research (6 ECTS)

Description of the course: Students understand the principles of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, are able to design social research using different methods (like survey, interview, content analysis, focus group discussion, observation, sociometry, social experiment), have basics in independently conducting researching and analysing data, know and apply the principles of social research data reporting

Mode of studies: Lectures, Practical (supervised).

How to apply

  1. ‍Learning agreement
  2. ‍Transcript of records‍
  3. English language proficiency certificate (CEFR B2+, IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 70+ or equivalent)‍
  4. Copy of valid passport (for non EU citizens) or ID card (only for EU and EEA citizens)‍
  5. In case you would like to prepare thesis / final degree project at KTU, please fill additionally Application form for final degree Project

Contact person:  Gabriele Viktoria Skerath

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