To review the meaning of“media”from a fundamental perspective in order to establish international careers with substantial technical skills and the ability to take action.
The term media represents not only newspapers and TVs but also every possible means to transmit information to people.
The Department of Media and Communication Studies nurtures people capable of contributing to a society where people can coexist without confl icts, based on the collection and transmission of accurate information and a sensitivity to the various problems that are occurring worldwide.
Based on the keywords “world” and “communication,” the students develop questions along their own interests, cultivating their expertise and sensitivity.
Three courses available as learning guides
Three courses are available, depending on future career options, for students to learn the challenges and fascinating aspects of the transmission of information, while also letting them assess the role of the media and deepen their understanding of international relations.
Understanding the meaning of media through multilateral study
Students acquire communication skills as well as the capabilities to collect, analyze, and transmit accurate information from various fi elds. An integrated curriculum provides students with expertise on the political, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of different nations. This coupled with the development of language skills fosters in students the abilities required to exchange information based on a global perspective.
Training integrated with seminars and international education
The campus is equipped with a full-scale broadcasting studio and an editing room. Various training classes are integrated with seminars and international education programs. Examples include broadcasting training, magazine editing, and photograph exercises. Further, copywriters, writers, and program producers are often invited to classes.
Establish a foundation to acquire an international perspective while expanding interests
Choose a specialized field, while participating in various field experience programs
Cultivate technical skills and practical expressions based on awareness of wide range for problems
Pursue paths to media representation specialists through substantial practical training and strengthened language skills
The students nurture a sharp sense of international and social viewpoints to create and transmit programs for visual and broadcasting media such as television. After graduation, the students move on to work as directors, announcers, cameramen, video journalists, and online journalists, freelance or for television stations, radio stations, production companies.
In this course, the students nurture the skills to understand various types of cultures to fi nd employment at industries associated with printed matters such as publishing or newspapers as well as industries associated with visual matters such as advertising or movies. The students deepen their understandings of history and culture and brush up their creative and technical skills which would last forever. After graduation, the students go on to become editors, writers, creators, proofreaders, freelance or for publishing companies, newspaper companies, advertising agencies or companies associated with movie industries.
In this course, the students aim at becoming tour conductors, interpreters, or any other kinds of experts on communication associated with tourism by deepening their understandings of international circumstances, cultures, and English. After graduation, the students move on to work as tour planners, tour conductors, fl ight attendants for travel agencies, airlines, hotels, etc,. The students can also aim at becoming experts on communication such as translators or interpreters freelance or for public offi ces and corporations.
Increasing numbers of Japanese-language teachers having basic understanding of international relations and expertise in Japanese language will be needed in international communities in the future. The School of International Relations provides Japanese-language teacher training courses to foster skilled Japanese-language teachers, who play active roles in the fields of Japanese language education, international volunteer activities, and development education. All the credits earned are counted as those required for graduation.
- Common to departments in the School of International Relations