The Mass Communication Program seeks to prepare generations of media professionals in the media, public relations and new media sectors to meet the challenges of the labor market in the United Arab Emirates and the Arab region through the effective use of technology and new media and critical and analytical thinking. The curriculum aims to clarify the opportunities given to students to practice and pursue their creative works in all media within the context of academic excellence in harmony with the trends of education and international media.

The program is designed to enhance academic training (theoretical and academic) in the field of media (traditional and new) and public relations in the United Arab Emirates, comprising three tracks of study: journalism (print and electronic), new media and public relations.

 

Mission of Mass Communication College

Mass Communication Department aims to supply media and communications market in the UAE and Gulf Region with efficient media cadres in the fields of journalism, public relations and advertising in accordance with the highest international standards in media academic qualification.

Vision of Mass Communication Department

A high-quality academic program with high standards that contributes to building and developing media and public relations sector in the UAE and Arab region.

Job Opportunities

Graduate students from Mass Communication program can get several job opportunities in accordance with their specialization as follows:

  • Journalism: Delegate, Editor, Columnist, News Photographer
  • New Media: Online delegate, Online editor, website blog developer, Designer of Interactive Multimedia Materials, in Social Network.
  • Public Relations: Public Relations Reporter, Activities and Events Supervisor, Public Relations Representative, Public Relations Researcher, Writer of Public Speeches, Community and Media Relations Supervisor.

 

Goals of Mass Communication College

Goal (1) :Create an educational media experience for communication students in accordance with excellence and innovation criteria.

1.1.      Provide the students with learning opportunities through adopting interactive methods and modern multimedia resources.

1.2.      Maintain a strong evaluation system to ensure their sustainability according to distinct standards.

Goal (2) : Enhance networking with media institutions in the UAE to exchange experiences and knowledge.

2.1.      Found training opportunities for media students in media and communication institutions in the UAE.

2.2.      Provide consulting services to government and private media throughout the United Arab Emirates.

2.3.        Launch media awareness projects in cooperation with relevant institutions in the Gulf region.

Goal (3) :Create an original scientific and research environment that promotes excellence in media research and studies

3.1.      Provide incentives for active faculty members in the field of media research and studies.

3.2.      Encourage faculty members and students to take the initiative in launching joint research projects with local media institutions.

3.3.        Provide faculty members and students with appropriate online and traditional resources  for research.

            Vision of Mass Communication Department       

A high-quality academic program with high standards that contributes to building and developing media and public relations sector in the UAE and Arab region.

            Goals of Mass Communication College   

To define the main goals and clear direct objectives of the program is essential for its success in light of the evaluation efforts and continuous review that will be carried out periodically to determine the extent to which those objectives are being achieved. The following points show the common goals of the program, which are expected to be achieved during the first and second years of the program.

Goal (1) To achieve high levels of effective personal communication in the contexts of mass media and public relations.

-           Improve the students' level in communicative competence through interpersonal means.

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge:

1.         Demonstrate a solid and integrated understanding of the requirements of personal communication process.

2.         Apply the principles of successful personal communication in presentations, class discussions, and workgroups.

Goal (2)Introduce the most prominent theories related to the impact of communication, fields of knowledge related to public opinion, ethics and laws of communication, scientific research methods, and the role of media in development and social change, communication technologies, media research and methodologies, communication campaigns, and international and cultural media.

-           Understand the theoretical and cognitive trends in communication in different cultural and global contexts with a focus on the cognitive interconnections between communication and other fields of knowledge in human, social and cultural studies.

Learning Outcomes

   Demonstrate a clear understanding of communication theories and media applications.

Goal (3)Demonstrate competence in critical and analytical approach to mass communication issues through employing the rational and scientific method.

-           Understand critical and analytical trends in the humanities and social sciences and employ them in dealing with content and communicative behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

1.         Apply the concepts of analytical thinking in communication research.

2.         Show efficiency in preparing research according to clear methodologies.

Main and Direct Goals of (Journalism)

Main Goal (1)

Demonstrate the ability to professionally deal with various journalistic techniques in the production of printed media materials.

Direct Goal

Improve the students’ level in technological proficiency through using photography and press publishing techniques.

Learning Outcomes

1.         Use the computer and specialized journalism software.

2.         Compile press information from its sources using digital technology.

Main Goal (2)

Demonstrate the ability to professionally deal with texts and journalists information, collected, edited and written, and use them in appropriate press frameworks.

Direct Goal

Improve the students’ level of written competence through professional methods for collecting information and converting it into journalistic formats that can be published.

Learning Outcomes

Display competence in converting information into news and journalistic stories, and editing them.

Main Goal (3)

Demonstrate efficiency in employing journalistic skills in serving societal issues.

direct target

Improve the students' level of interaction with social, cultural and economic issues as journalistic topics.