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Public Relations and Advertising

About the Program

Public Relations and Publicity Department, by means of being a communication profession, aims to educate professionals that will communicate effectively, form communication bonds with public and private sector, be able to respond the communication needs of the changing business world and, maintain human-centered long-term relationships. The department offers theoretical, technical and communication competence courses and a practical training period. The compulsory training period helps students apply learned knowledge into real business cases in a real working environment, supporting self-confidence and self-communication competences. Practical training period covers 30 business days and can be carried out either with local or international organizations depending on student’s choice. Our department aims to contribute to the growth of our students as professionals in the field of communication and mass communication, as having necessary enriched skills and abilities, to be able to respond to the needs of the sector. The language of instruction is English.

 

Education Opportunities

Specialists are invited from various institutions and organizations under the responsibility of Public Relations and Publicity Department, aiming to reinforce education outcomes of students beyond scheduled curriculum with presentations. Through these presentations students are exposed to real business cases and successful experiences presenters have had in their organizations. This gives students an opportunity to benefit from presenters’ know-how and expertise. Interactive meetings help students understand importance of interpersonal communication, managing time and collaborating with staff at workplace. By becoming active participants of the Advertising and Public Relations Club, students are able to have a practical experience in organizing various activities, designing different advertising and public relations campaigns. Additionally, students can take responsibility in the UKU News Agency and television studio and can improve their writing and visual expression skills, Students after graduation may continue with additional 2 years to have a graduate degree from the Advertising and Public Relations Department.

 

Carrier Areas 

Students who have successfully completed the Public Relations and Publicity Department have wide business opportunities. Public relations as a communication profession that requires effective communication management, give students the opportunity to serve in most communication-oriented jobs offered by both public and private sectors. Despite the fact that communication methods and influence are changing parallel to technological developments in the field, communication attribute and purpose do not change. Thus, there will always be high demand for public relations and publicity professionals in the business arena. Graduates of public relations and publicity department can easily apply to public relations companies and advertising agencies; may enroll in corporate communication and marketing departments of institutions; civil society organizations; political institutions and various media organizations. Students who have mastered advertising and public relations in English language have more chances to be employed by many international advertising agencies.

 

Contact

Vocational School

Çevik Uraz Center, A241

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (ext. 2401)

Fax: +90 392 671 1134

School E-mail: secretary-voc@ciu.edu.tr

Head of the Department E-mail: btaseli@ciu.edu.tr