Department of Communication, Media and Culture

History

The Department of Communication, Media, and Culture of Panteion University, the first to be established at tertiary level in Greece, began its operation in the 1990-1991 academic year. Its mission is: “the theoretical and historic-empirical exploration of the communicative phenomenon; the creation of executives with employment potential for the public services, public relations, and press offices of the public and private sector; the instruction and training of journalists and qualified staff for the daily press and magazine medium and for the electronic media; as well as for all forms of communication and information."

 Objectives

The Department’s Objectives are:

a) to conduct research in the specialized disciplines and specifically in the fields of communication, media and cultural administration through the development of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches, and

b) the provision of high standard academic knowledge and training for students in the related scientific fields, as well as of preparing students for a prosperous professional career in journalism, both in print, electronic and digital media), in applied communication (including advertising and public relations) and in cultural management, by combining theory with practice.

The Department aspires to its graduates having communicative ability, academic competence, technological skills, cultural familiarization, philosophical knowledge, critical thought, professional responsibility, market expertise.

  Structure

The Department of Communication, Media and Culture is structured in three Divisions:

* The Division of Communication

* The Division of Mass Media

* The Division of Cultural Management

and offers three course orientations advanced by a broad range of subjects that enable students to specialize, yet lead to a common degree:

* Culture and Cultural Management

* Mass Media

* Advertising and Public Relations.

Students elect one of the three specialist course sequences at the beginning of their third year.

During the 2002-2003 academic year the Masters Studies Program in Cultural Management was inaugurated. Starting September 2014, the Masters’ Program has been extended, to cover the following areas:

* Cultural Management

* Communication and Media Rhetoric

* New Media and Journalism

 Activities

The Department’s students are actively involved in the field of communication, culture, advertising, journalism and the arts. They publish newspapers, magazines, and other experimental print material, as well as contributing to electronic journals. Students also stage theatrical productions, organize exhibitions and debates, participate in cultural events and radio programs and produce short films.

Since 2002 the Department is, together with the Department of Communication and Mass Media of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the Association of Advertising-Communication Corporations, a founding member of the Communication Institute.

Since 2012, the Department and the Masters’ Program in Cultural Management participate in the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC).

Since 2015, the New Media Lab is partnered with gi-cluster, a cluster specializing in gaming software.

More generally, the Department organizes scientific conferences, symposiums and conventions, it participates in the cultural life of the country and invites eminent speakers from Greece and abroad.

Graduate Studies

 The Department of Communication, Media and Culture offers an MA Program in Cultural Management, since 2002.

In 2014 the Ministry of Education approved a proposal by the Department for an MA Program in “Communication, Media and Cultural Management” with three specializations:

* Communication and Media Rhetoric

* New Media and Journalism

* Cultural Management

Its aim is to provide specialized knowledge, to develop original scientific research and promote scientific knowledge in the aforementioned fields.

The Program awards the relevant Master’s Diplomas.

 Also, the Department of Communication, Media and Culture is participating in the Interdepartmental MA in “Gender, Society, and Politics”.

 Administration

Program Director: Professor Nikos Bakounakis

Specialization “Communication and Media Rhetoric”, Director: Professor Persephone Zeri

Specialization “New Media and Journalism”, Director: Professor Nikos Leandros

Specialization “Cultural Management”, Director: Associate Professor Yannis Skarpelos

 Secretariat:

Associate Secretary Zoe Lioliopoulou

Katerina Daflou, Responsible for Graduate and Doctoral Students

MA “Communication, Media and Cultural Management” – Specialization “Communication and Media Rhetoric”

 Aims

The MA specialization in “Communication and Media Rhetoric” is designed to respond to the needs of candidates with personal, academic or professional aspirations in the field of Communication in general and are, specifically, interested in the theoretical and practical study of Media Discourse. The program design is aiming to fulfill three objectives:

* To prepare skilled personnel for professional employment in the private or public sector

* To apply in a systematic way and promote scientific research, and

* To preparate its students for further academic or research activities.

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