About the Program

Communication and Media Studies Program has an interdisciplinary nature that is reflected in its curriculum which puts emphasis on a range of different disciplines and research. Within this framework, the program draws from various fields of study such as architecture, sociology, political studies and benefits from these, in conducting research in the fields of radio-television, cinema, the Internet, newspapers, magazines and other related subjects. The aim of the program is to provide graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge and competences required in the field of communication. Students graduate from the program with broad knowledge of the major approaches, methods and techniques used in communication and media studies. The program strives to produce graduates who constantly follow developments in the various areas of communication such as radio-tv and film, journalism, public relations and advertising, new media/social media; who are equipped with analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as showing commitment to their ethical responsibilities.

Education Opportunities

The program is designed to offer students courses that focus on the use and impact of the new media as well as a variety of elective courses including Political Communication, Popular Culture and Media, the Media Organizations Management, Institutional Communication, Comparative Communication Systems, Film Aesthetics, Science Fiction Film and Literature, Contemporary Television Studies, Impact of the Media and Audience Research, and Media Literacy which allow students to improve themselves according to their own fields of interest. The program allows students to choose between the thesis and the non-thesis options to complete their degree. Students who join the thesis program are required to take and successfully complete 7 courses and 1 seminar course and write a thesis with an assigned supervisor. Students who prefer the non-thesis program are required to successfully complete 10 courses and write a comprehensive graduation project.

Career Areas

Communication and Media Studies Master’s Program is developed to help students who seek to become experts in this field and those who wish to develop their knowledge of the contemporary communication phenomena and improve their analytical and interpretive skills as well as students who would like to be prepared for the Ph.D. level.
Graduates of the Communication and Media Studies Master’s Program have the opportunity to make their careers in the following fields:
- Academics in public or private educational institutions;
- Consultants in the professional communication sector as editors, editor-in-chief, media planning specialists, correspondents/agent coordinators, senior media analysts, sales supervisors, advertising/commercial directors, advertising/commercial agents, budget analysts, representatives for field sales, or video editors.
- High ranking managers in public relations and advertising agencies.
- Managers in film and video production companies.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


1-2 Years



Curriculum (Without Thesis)