The Bachelor program in Communication at BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL offers three streamings: Journalism, Public Relations, and Entertainment Communications. The program provides an extensive knowledge of digital and non-digital communication skills, practices, and technologies as an integral part of creating an efficient message to the target audience in an expanding new media, as well as social, cultural, and ethical knowledge to create responsible communication methods. The program works closely with some of the most prominent companies in their fields, partnering with local and international organizations, to offer students maximal exposure to a real work environment. Students will receive extensive opportunities to develop their presentation and consultancy skills and gradually become increasingly exposed to partner organizations. Additionally to cooperate communications, students will also be able to explore the creative arts surrounding the entertainment business.
The program is completed over the course of four years, during which basic communication skills courses are offered in the first year. During the first year, all students will have a multitude of opportunities to meet industry specialists from Public Relations, Journalism, or the Entertainment business. They will have the opportunity to explore a variety of businesses and creative work spaces, in order to orient themselves in their industry and their prospective job choices. Students’ works will serve as their future portfolios and be showcased across a variety of social media, with the aim to gain prominence and a community following in their field of interest. In the following three years, students will build on their prior knowledge to develop creative, critical, and contextual thinking, as well as social, cultural, and media business knowledge.
With our flexible 3+1 program, students from their 6th semester onwards will have the option to choose from our enrichment study tracks conducted outside of campus, to immerse in a ‘real world’ study experience. Options include study abroad, internship, community development, research and entrepreneurship.
The objectives of this program are:
Each student should be able to analyse, apply, organize and explain different forms and elements in the media industry.
Each student should be able to produce journalism piece in all forms (print, online, broadcast) and speak confidently in front of public.
Each student should be able to develop new ideas and be creative in producing work in the media industry.
Each student should be able to apply new technologies in media.
Upon completion of the 4-year program, students should be able to:
A wide range of career opportunities in the media industry are introduced, in which students will be prepared throughout their four years of study. Many graduates have received jobs in prominent publishing agencies, often securing their positions already during their internship periods, or being employed within the first three months after graduation. Even in the first year of study, students will have weekly guest speakers, many of whom are prominent in the Public Relations, Journalism, or Entertainment industries. The integrated curriculum is designed and developed to support students in building on their knowledge in communication theories as well as the practice of communication while keeping engaged in the expanding media and communication industry.
Most of all, the first year of study is designed for students to be exposed to such a large number of guests and a variety of locations, so consequently students can form opinions about what their future careers might be, early on. Assignments are generally designed to mimic real life work projects and prepare students to network, pitch, and consult confidently in their chosen disciplines.
The program develops the students’ ability to be involved in professional practices, and possess ethical and organizational responsibilities. The course provides students with real projects from the Media and Communications industry which teaches them to cope with their future work environment. In addition, a series of study/field trips to visit professionals and industries will be conducted to give good grounds for having a broad overview of the industry. These experiences support individual career aspirations and may provide social and professional networks.
The graduates of the Communication Program are expected to be ready to work in the media, or gain positions in corporate or entrepreneurial public relations and entertainment industries. The graduates will be able to work for television, radio, Internet news agencies, public relations, and advertising agencies. BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL also provides career support for students by disseminating information on the latest job vacancies, internships, and workshops. This support service can be accessed from www.binuscareer.com.
Major and Stream
|Journalism||√||S.I.Kom||√||S.I.Kom. & BA. (HONS)||Northumbria|
|Public Relations||√||S.I.Kom||√||S.I.Kom. & BA. (HONS)||Northumbria|
Title: S.IKom (Sarjana Ilmu Komunikasi)
B.A (Hons) (Bachelor of Arts (Honors))
The three programs provide an extensive knowledge of communication theories, practices, and technologies in the growing media industries. We focus on student-centered learning to explore students’ individual potentials. The students will be taught by leading names in media and communications. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals in journalism, public relations, and entertainment fields. Students will develop skills that they can use in the media industries or elsewhere. Our recent graduates are now working as journalists in television, in print and online media, as PR and advertising practitioners, as communication consultants, as photographers, as social media strategists, and as entrepreneurs.
The program provides theories and practices in all aspects of journalism: writing, interviewing, reporting, editing, broadcasting, basic photography, and videography. The students who take this program will receive a Bachelor’s Degree upon completing their studies in the Journalism stream.
The program provides theories and practices in all aspects of public relations; writing for public relations, creating campaigns and projects, and conveying messages to the public. Students who take this program will receive a Bachelor’s Degree upon completing their study in the Public Relations stream.
The program provides theories and practices in all aspects of entertainment communications: planning and creating events, writing for the entertainment industry, and doing event promotions. The students who take this program will receive a Bachelor’s Degree upon completing their study in the Entertainment Communications stream.
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Strategies
The teaching and learning processes are conducted through creative lectures, which encompass creating real life projects (such as working on consultancy problems for real companies), practical demonstrations and workshops by industry experts, as well as field trips and public presentations. Assignments are in many cases produced by using write-ups, as well as audio tapes and self-produced videos, which will be posted to a variety of social media platforms. The program relies heavily on teamwork between students and often other programs, requiring students to mimic real life work environments. Some of the assignments may be evaluated partially through peer assessments.
It is the responsibility of the lecturer of a particular course to facilitate all students’ learning in the course, which can be assisted by a tutor, if necessary. By having qualified lecturers and guest lecturers from the industries, the students will be able to gain knowledge from both sides, i.e. theoretical and practical frameworks, through an in-depth analysis of communication studies, studio works, and individual/group work projects.
Learning will be an exciting experience for students as they are provided with excellent facilities, such as a state of the art auditorium, screening room, and editing lab facilities. With our supporting entrepreneurial and research divisions, the students will be able to have access to personalized mentorships by professionals related to their fields of interest.
Much of the course-work is assessed through a variety of assessment tasks such as reports, presentations, assignments, examinations, individual and group projects, and the final thesis. The feedback of a given assessment is given in the class/tutorial, embedded in the scoring rubric/assessment criteria sheet, and/or separate feedback forms. The complexity of the course content in designing problem-solving methods is introduced at different levels of the students’ studies.