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江戸川大学

College of Media and Communication
Department of Mass Communications

Curricula

Thorough training in skills to work with images, sounds, and written words.

The 2 pillars of classroom lectures and instruction in small sized classes.Students acquire effective technology useful in mass media jobs and cultural and technical knowledge that support their imagination.

Basic skills are obtained to as a basis of learning specialized knowledge

As well as common subjects in language and social studies, you can focus on and improve your reporting, writing, and digital skills.

Basic courses:
・Students acquire basic skills for studying at the University level.
 

4 fields preparation subjects:
You will learn basics and overview of specific contents covered in the second year and later.

[Examples of subjects]
・Media communication theory I and II.
・Media literacy theory I and II.
・Mass Communication theory I and II
・Entertainment theory I and II
・Language and expression (written language/spoken language)
・An introduction to Japanese linguistics
・Japanese expressions I II
・Classical literature appreciation
・Contemporary literature appreciation
・History of Japanese Literature
・Basics of Mass Communication
・TV program production basics I and II.

Acquire a wide range of expertise and skills focusing on subjects for different fields of study.

Build the basis of expert knowledge.Lectures for employment in the media industry also begin.

Practicum and training:
This is an experience-type lecture to learn the fundamentals of the media in the field.
Choose one from the four fields offered.You can switch fields between the second and third years.

(Four fields to choose from)
・Broadcasting field
・Newspaper publishing; writing skills fields
・Advertising PR; event field
・Entertainment field

・[Examples of subjects]
・Media Industry theory I and II
・Sociology of buzz words I and II
・Marketing theory I and II
・Mass Communication History I and II
・Advertising theory I and II
・Public Relations theory I and II
・International Reporting I and II
・Publishing theory I and II
・Newspaper theory I and II
・Broadcasting theory I and II
・Music Industry theory I and II
・Animation Comic Creator theory I and II
・Popular Culture Theory I and II
・Variety Information Program theory I and II
・Smart Media theory I and II
・News reports and documentaries theory I and II
・Comedy theory
・Idol theory
・Collecting News Materials
・Theory of writing
・General literature practicum
・Classical literature reading
・Media exercises I
・Practical Media I

Push your learning further toward the specialized field

Full-scale lectures for employment measures.Discover your own strong points and how to make yourself more desirable.

Exercises and Practical (4 fields) and Specialty Seminars:
Acquire expertise and skills aimed at employment.
In-depth study over two years in a small class, seminar format under one professor.

[Fields of Specialty]
・Video production
・Digital content
・Announcer
・Entertainment
・International relations
・Broadcast media
・Publishing
・Subculture
・Advertising etc.

[Examples of subjects]
・Project presentation theory
・Corporate culture theory
・Sports journalism theory I and II.
・Movies and Images theory I and II
・Current issues I and II
・Press photography I and II
・Sports writer and broadcaster theory I and II
・Contemporary Comic Culture theory I and II
・Media exercises II
・Practical Media II
・Media General subjects III and IV.
・Specialty Seminar

Graduation research is the culmination of four years of university life

Students summarize the culmination of their areas of expertise in their graduation research.

Graduation research
Research on the topic of your choice and write a graduation thesis on it.

Below are some examples of Graduation Research titles.
The relations of the media and high school baseball
The effects of the Hiroshima Tourist PR campaign - The results of ‘Oshii.'
The difference between Japanese and Chinese media as evidenced in the Beijing Olympics
The relationship between the feminine comic combat characters and the change of social status of women. Gender - understanding change and roles
Can Disneyland outrun the onslaught of Universal Studios Japan?
New business strategies for the customization of consumer needs
-Corporate crisis management PR
The reason Johnny’s Kansai (Kanjani) Strategy was successful

Your graduation thesis does not have to be an academic text. Under the guidance of your professor, you may also create a graduation video or novel.
(Example)
Novel: Love in a deserted garden
Novel: The pain of goldfish
Graduation Production VTR: The next trend for Japan! Most recommended by New Yorkers! The Best 5 American light foods!
Graduation Production VTR: Re-examination and memorial of ‘Fukuda Village Incident’