The M.A. program in Radio Television and Cinema aims at an interdisciplinary approach in communication sciences. The program will focus on mass communication and media; and is designed towards the comprehension of political, aesthetic, social, cultural and economic layers of media and communication. The program focuses on the distinction between contemporary world and media, based on the critical thought traditions. It focuses on mass media, topics such as mass communication and strength of media, the role of visual and written messages in terms of power, cultural representation forms, popular culture and society, hegemonic and supressed groups' media relations which are taken into debate from a historical perspective.
By studying and analyzing several examples from television or film, and supporting them with research and /or creative work, the program combines theory and practice in a harmonious way. Accordingly, the core courses are based on theoretical approaches that enable inquiry and analysis of media, society and culture. The elective courses are designed to enable students who want to focus on a particular topic to deepen their knowledge of the subject.
The syllabus of the thesis program contains theoretical courses in cinema, television, communication, mass communication, media, art and culture. Students who successfully complete their courses, graduate with a thesis.
Students who prefer the Master's program without thesis have to take additional courses from the the thesis program courses. After the successful completion of the courses, students are eligible to graduate with a visual project in documentary, television or short film format.
Students who are not graduated from the faculty of communication and related departments of the faculty, are obliged to take the recommended scientific completion courses.
The Radio, Television and Cinema degree program accepts students from overseas as well as international students within the scope of the Erasmus program.