Level of education: Master’s programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • The Phenomenon of the Author in Audiovisual Journalism
  • Audiovisual Production Technology
  • Dramaturgy of Audiovisual Journalism Work
  • Fundamentals of Television Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Producing in Media
  • Monetisation of Audiovisual Content in the Digital Environment
  • Methods of Modern Documentary
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Creative Studios: TV Projects
  • Creative Studios: Audiovisual Internet Projects

Our advantages

  • There is a set of courses for mastering all stages of the implementation of a television project: creative, financial, production, and promotion stages.
  • The project approach provides an opportunity to interact with employers, perform work by employers’ orders, and create thematic university projects.
  • The choice of different elective courses is wide.

After the training, graduates will:

  • be able to create audiovisual copyright projects for various media platforms;
  • be highly competitive in the field of individual audiovisual creative practices;

These results are due to:

  • high-tech professional centres that make it possible for students to master practical skills and regularly win in Russian and international professional competitions;
  • extensive contacts with Russian and foreign partners that enable international exchanges;
  • professional activity sites: a student training press centre; the 1st Line informational and educational portal; St Petersburg University Media Centre; and international competitions such as Mass Media Perspective and PolitPRpro.

International relations

  • The Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • TU Dortmund University (Germany)
  • Volda University College (Norway)
  • Beijing International Studies University (China)
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
  • George Mason University (USA)
  • Tashkent University of Information Technologies named after Muḥammad al-Khwārizmī (Uzbekistan)
  • Indiana University (USA)
  • The University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)

Main areas of research

  • Documentary screen as part of media culture
  • Audiovisual journalism as an aesthetic phenomenon
  • Nature of the audiovisual image in a journalistic work
  • Audiovisual project in a modern media environment
  • Aesthetics of a show in documentary
  • Dramatisation as the aesthetic dominant of an audiovisual work
  • Feature television
  • Author’s narrative strategies in screen documentary
  • Creative documentary lab
  • Modern documentary television film
  • Nature and specific features of non-fiction films
  • Expressive means of documentary
  • Portrait films: specific features and the creation process
  • Narration of emotions in portrait documentary
  • Genres of science films
  • Search for aesthetic solutions in hybrid genres
  • Travel films: types, formats, presenters
  • Dramaturgy of narration in audiovisual content
  • Aesthetic resources in audiovisual journalism
  • The practice of monetising audiovisual content on the Internet
  • Audiovisual project producing

Career opportunities


Graduates can work in the media (TV and radio broadcasting, news agencies, online publications), related information and communication spheres (press services, advertising agencies and public relations agencies), and production centres. They can also be engaged in research and teaching activities in journalism of various thematic and functional areas in educational institutions with a certain area of expertise.

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