Master’s program by the Sсhool of Advanced Studies and the UTMN Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences
Rapid developments in technologies have led to dramatic changes in the traditional media, their form, dramaturgy and modes of dissemination.
New media institutions need universal experts who can create compelling media content and understand the dynamics of change in the system of audiovisual production.
The aim of the master’s program "Digital Cultures and Media Production" is to train creative authors, film directors, editors, filmmakers and other media specialists to command not only new technologies, but also the logical principles of business, law and the creative economy.
Graduates will gain a whole range of professional competencies, learn how to work efficiently in creative teams, producing all kinds of media content, from documentary and game-based TV series to videos for social media and online platforms.
The program is based on a multidisciplinary and cross-media approach. Besides exploring the history of media, students get involved in the process of creating various media products; along with fundamental professional competencies, they gain critical thinking and theoretical self-reflection skills. The classes are taught in Russian and English.
Digital Photo- and Video Shooting
Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism
Organization of Media Production
Editing in a TV Studio
Fundamentals of Copyright Law
Theory and Practices of the Internet Research
Game Design. Nonlinear Dramaturgy and Interactive aesthetics
Self-presentation, Self-marketing, Pitching
The aim of the program is to prepare students in such a way that upon completing it, they not only possess all the basic competencies, but are also motivated to pursue self-development and continuous professional growth; that they understand how the means of production and distribution of modern media systems evolve and change.
Our graduates can choose from a wide range of career paths: mass communication media, TV and radio companies, media enterprises, specializing in production of game-based TV series, TV and cinema films, editorial boards of media portals, social media, research and education companies.
The program includes special seminars and workshops, work on group projects and master classes given by filmmakers, film directors, artists and journalists who are actively working in the field of media; internships in Russian and international companies and projects — Dozhd TV channel, ZNAK, «It's My City», Red Pepper Film, the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Voskhod Agency, Streetart agency, LiveUral, Lateral Summer Film Production Studio, the February Twenty Ninth film company, Sibinformburo, STRBC Region-Tyumen, Evrazion, etc. (the list of partners is going to expand).
The School of Advanced Studies building, where classes are going to take place, is one of the most state-of-the-art and functional university spaces in Russia. The School is not just a place for classes, but a space for vibrant and diverse intellectual life.