Communication and media studies

Our Institute was founded at the Faculty of Arts of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Founding director of the Institute was István Nemeskürty, historian and filmhistorian. His legacy was followed by many big names, like György Kókay, historian of journalism and Miklós Tomka, sociologist of religions.  It was aimed to form a true catholic attitude in the communication and media science, to create an educational program which is do take seriously a complex interpertation, a general need, to reck on on the special experiences and knowledge of the liberal arts and social sciences and in accordance with these regards itself, the human being, the community and the human society as a complexe unity both in antropoligical and sociological relation.

In our institute work researchers of communication and media sciences, whos are experts of philology, theology, sociology, literature, history of journalism, media, film and public relations, they all provide scientific, researchable, impartable and teachable knowledge for our educational and scientific assignments, hereby they support by their transmitting role the communication and media-cultural training of the qualified experts in our homeland, our european communities and in our global cooperations as well.

Beside the well-set theoritical education we also try to implement an exellent field-training: we open the door for our students to do their extant communation and media achievments on the highest standards, under the best circumstances by our radio and televison studio, press workshop, PR workshop, built-in and moving devices which are enstablished considering the most modern editorial needs.

Our first priority is that our students can begin their carrier beside the best chances in the labour market as an employee who tend to help not just the tight interest-groups but to succeed a constructive behaviour for their local, regional and global communities as well. To become an expert of communication and media editor there is more and more need to know the rules and the senses of communication and media culture, to identify in the mass-communiaction emerged direct and hidden messages and to maintain the accurate and critical expression of media. The capability of the recognition and interpretation, the diffrence between a document and a fiction is ensured by the capability of the orientation between the variants of the levels of communication  

That is why our trainings support the improvement of our students’ personal literacy on the field of communication and media and help to cultivate and interpret the diverse situations of the media-communication and editoring assignments (press, televison, internet, PR) to elaborate these actively and consciously, to form a critical attitude. Our target is the improvement of the media-culture, the media-awareness and the capability of the critical thinking in favour of the configuration of the productive and effective communication.

Improving of the students personality provides a special assignment for the educational institutions, that is why to impart the theorical and practical knowledge. It is neccessary to possess a special know-how by our prepared brain trust. Our Institute do not regard as obvious the orientation in the digital world. Beside the education and research we render an institutional setting to build communities, getting to know each other, to build professional relations in order to help forming a well-organized community from cooperative and supportive members.

The leaders of the differente specializations calculate on a future where the education exploits the all opportunities of techonology due to the media convergence and digitalization. We are proud than our Institution’s alumni work all over the counrty on the field of goverment and self-government, commercial and civile-service, radio, televison and journal, in film-workshops and PR-agencies. In our Institute there are bachelor programs on field of Communication and Media Studies and Liberal Arts, Film theory and Film history; Master programs are on Communication and Media Studies furthermore Film and Media Studies.

BA programs

  • press and media specialization

We live the rapid transformation of the media and journalism. The improvement of technology, the smartphones, tablets, the process of media convergence provides a new background and digitalize the professions of information, coverage and orientation after all. In the social media and the web 2.0 render a relevant reportarial potential. The profession of journalism will not disappear because there will be always demand for experts, who are able to inform the tight and wide public sphere by a professional way, are aware of the emphasis of the news and are able to look on the information in connection either locally or globally.

The specialization of press and media renders high-toned infrastructure (radio- and television studio, internet availability), furthermore prime theorical and practical courses for the students who are interested in the traditional (offline) and modern (online) media. The applicants have good opportunities on the labor market because they get known the mechanisms of media an use their knowledge, capabilities and skills confidently.

Our students aquire to provide high-tone and accurate information by press, radio and television, to convey the values of culture, to train and entartain the next generations. In short to maintain an etical professional attitude. We profess to edit and select among events and opinions and to provide a reliable background information to the customer. The professional mediaportfolio of our Institute (radio, television, news site, film-video, PR agency) opens the door for our students to get know the most important knowledge of the profession and to consummate their creative capabilities.


  • film video studies spacialization

In the 120 years old history of film has never created so many films and never been so much audiovisual stimulation as nowadays. Due to the simplification of the recording technic, today anybody can create cinematic content. The direct result of this phenomenen is, that the consumption of the cinematic content is not a privilege for cinemas and television decives anymore. 

The opportinuty of the promt filmrecording and the consumption of the recorded content is enabled in our times due to the improvement of higher technology and telecommunication.  It doesn’t matter what device we use – camera, smartphone, tablet; everybody can be an cameraman and everybody consumes the media contents indirectly on the world wide web and social media. Because of these new horizonts is revalued the specialization of film and video where the students aquire the theory and practice of multimedia recording and programme editing with special regard to the styles of documentary, fictional and experimental.

Our students will be skilled in the field of hungarian and world film history, transformation of film history, theory and movie review, it helps them to devise the sense of critical attitude. During the program our students can study the special terms of film language and the technic of script writing. They collect experience of the independent working on the field of recording, cutting and directing. By their knowledge our students become capable to difference the moving contents regarding aesthetics and to compare qualitatively these plenty contents by their professional taste. The students who are interested in filmrecording will be able to produce moving contents and to use the several devices professionally. By their skills they can settle down in any workplace which deals with multimedia contents.


  • filmtheory and filmhistory specialization of Liberal Arts program

In our Institute the filmtheory and filmhistory specialization is part of our Liberal Arts program. We tend to take care about to impart a multiplicated knowledge for the interpretation of the widespread theorical and historical matters.  By the graduating on the specialization we open the door for our students not just to connect the different fields of art sciences but for the improving and aquirement of their own competences which can be consummated by our project-based courses.

For the purpose of the critical evaluation our students are experts of the periods, actors and trends of filmhistory especially regarding the moving picture and film. The moving picture and the film is a spiritual and cultural achivement, result, creation, the basis of our human-intelligentsia and important field of the critical thinking where the customs, the history and biographies can be emphasized by novel sensibility and technic. First our students aquire the basics of Liberal Arts to form a general image about the speciality. 

These lessons promote to aquire the basics of Liberal Arst and support to think over it among a professional environment. The performing of requirements for the students on filmtheory and filmhistory specialization of Liberal Arts program expect for as the aquirement of professional competences as the sensibility of the theorical parts of subject. The graduated students have a good chance to become expert, censorious or multimedia teacher on the educational line.


  • public relations specialization 

Public relations builds on an alredy learnt communication and mediatheory knowledge of a student. The courses gather all the areas of the profession from the inside pr, to the activities in the lobby. The skill of communication during a crisis, and the importance of the connections, trough the church and online pr, until the design.

The students will be introduced to all kind of conditions of the communication management and with the positioning of the communication on a market, the goals of that, everyday situations, and the challenges of the everchanging environment. Next to picking up the theory, students got introduced to an organised communication, considering the most modern guidelines of communication management.

The students got a clear picture trough explained the for profit, the non profit pr, and other methods. At the end they gonna understand the final goals of the pr, and the role of that in the society. They gonna have a chance to know the work in the press, mediaoverseeing and analysis, and various communication based solutions, and the possible cooperation with other professions if needed. 

In our institue, pr agency works done by our students provides a chance find thier own individual projects in any areas, supervised and led by our teachers. 

MA programs

In our educational program we educate such highly qualified professionals, who have wide spectrum of social sciences and humanistics. Such professionals, who can review the features of cultural systems actuating the society, glancing out the fields of public relations, communications and media, and their major scenes and institutions. Expersts, who will be able to understand, define and form the place of media in a post-modern societal sphere, after the theoretic and practical review of the relational system of mass media, multimedia and public relations. Our students will be able to operate, direct and analyse cultural and economic institutions, councils, newspapers, radio and televison channels in a professional way. They will be able to fill in jobs at agencies or organisations requiring studies in the field of public relations. They are also able to continue their studies on a PhD level. We recommend our MA program, for whom undertake acquiring knowledge in these fields, and take the chance to exploit potetials.  

  • multimedia orientation

Multimedia orientation aims to let students recognise the convergence and organisational background (political, economical, sociological) of superficially individual forms of media (print, radio-televison, movies) and identificaton of their different levels and types. Through the exploration of operational mechanism of media students will be able to work at the field of convergent media as an editor either by being a media analyst, a media critic or work as a broadcaster or any kind of creative media worker.


  • public affairs communication orientation 

Public affairs communication courses aim to train media experts who can be a part of the professional media society in the democratizing, fast-changing PA and social communication line. Students will be able to design and construct different social communication and institutional communication programmes. At the management level, our students will be able to affect the operation of whole international organisations, PR agencies and to deepen the CSR (corporate social responsbility) structure so as to strike a root of its tradition in nowadays society. 


  • movie, media and communication teacher oientation

The education and personal training of youngsters requires teachers with good pedagogical sense and steady professional knowledge - especially at this orientation. The individually different lifestyle and social background of students requires high quality communication competence since education at schools are not free from the effects of mediatization. Media cognition is a highlighted field in the National Basic Educational Program. Also the native speaking competence and digital competence are handled as an important field.

The teacher of motion picture, media and communication, amongst the official curriculum inspires the students to archieve individual solutions, and competency in the digital world.  Supports the movie knowledge of the student, and helps understanding, processing and critisizing a different media influenced situations. (press, tv, radio, online) The goal of the education that the student learns to use the critical thinking and media awereness.

Beside the opportunities of the faculty, our students also can proceed plenty independent achivements. The integrated portal of our institute, the MédiaKapu provides publication opportunities for our students by PR issues and media texts. They create and edit all the the media texts in the institute. And keep it runnung with all thier constantly coming out episodes. Our students performing well in many inland  and international competitions. With Erasmus and CEEPUS they doing international scholarships as well. They can do organised courses in polish, german, british, spanish, portuguise, slovakian, turkish, and the universities of Jordania.

In every half a year, there is a chance to go to PR trips. Tthere are also weekly activities for the students, professionals rap sessions, workshops, where to our university invites interntional names in media, science, and jurnalism. Filmclub, and yearly sceduled afternoon of profession. And what the resulst say about the moral of the students here, they considering our university not a place of enlightment but community. 

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