The North-South University will introduce the bachelor’s degree program in social sciences in media and journalism in the next fall semester, starting from the last week of September 2022, a press release said.
With this program, NSU plans to produce a highly qualified and talented pool of young, intelligent journalists to meet the demand of national markets.
“NSU’s new MAJ program will also create opportunities for students to work with international media such as BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, etc. There is also the prospect of pursuing higher education abroad to become media specialists in journalism, film studies, television and radio production, social media analysis, data, digital storytelling, the politics of algorithms, fake news versus real news. , game studies, advertising, public relations and others,” the statement read.
Equipped with the global standard curriculum, which was recently approved by the University Grants Commission, this new NSU MAJ course will provide practical and theoretical training in the challenging and ever-changing media environment of Bangladesh, he said.
“As online and digital skills are the order of the day in the media industry around the world, NSU’s MAJ p will be no exception. Its state-of-the-art digital laboratory and on-campus radio and television facility will allow students to learn and practice freely and joyfully. This program will be led by a group of distinguished faculty members with PhDs in Journalism, Media Studies, Film and Cultural Studies, hailing from North American and European countries, as well as Australia, New Zealand and Japan. These faculties have authored books and research articles published in prestigious journals such as Springer and Palgrave Macmillan,” the statement read.
Aspiring students will also benefit from rich theoretical and practical experiences, as some of the faculty members are former journalists and have experience working in a diverse communications industry, he said.