DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2015-2016)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

Communication and Creative Technologies Master`s Degree Programme

621P90007


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

English, Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

II cycle

Level 7


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 1,5 years

90

2430

554

1876


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Communication


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Master of Communication


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Gintarė Paražinskaitė

Ateities g. 20-V249, Vilnius, Lithuania giparaz@mruni.eu 8-5-2714608


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2021.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

To prepare highly qualified specialists in new media communication, capable of integrally understanding modern networked environments, creatively and technically give meaning to them, as well as to make comprehensive solutions to the challenges of modern interactive communication technologies in various fields, their organizational, managerial, legal, securities, and aspects of their uniqulisation and universalisation, to be able to apply the concepts of strategic communications in changing social, economic and cultural contexts, design of complex communication systems by adopting multistage innovative solutions and creating effective media environments.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

In the first semester knowledge in the field of communication are deepened, the focus of the second semester is the knowledge in creative technologies field, the third semester is focused on the integration and synergy of communication and creative industries.

Interdisciplinary extending studies programme, combining social science (communication) and technological aspects of contemporary communication environment.

The only master degree study program in Lithuania which encompasses technological features in communication and creativity studies.

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework, level VII qualifications are acquired through graduate university (II cycle) studies. The qualification provides for complex activities consisting of different interrelated tasks which may cover several related areas of professional activities. That is the reason why the performance requires expert evaluation of the most recent knowledge in the close and more distanced areas of activities; discovery of new facts in applied research of the professional activity area, creative theoretical knowledge and application of the results of scientific research. The activities are performed independently, by way of setting prerogatives of an activity area, making independent decisions, which are oriented towards improvement and perfection of the activities. The activities imply managing the activities of other employees, thus qualifications of this level include abilities to independently carry out applied research, to provide consultations in an area of activities, to coordinate projects related to the upgrading of other individuals’ qualifications and implementation of innovations, to analyse and present activity results. As the technological, management and organizational progress is witnessed in all areas of activities, the activities and their environment are subject to constant change, the changes are difficult to anticipate, the activities consist of volatile combinations of tasks. The activity change requires the ability to make innovative decisions based on research results, to assess alternative solutions and possible social and ethic consequences of the activities.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Master‘s Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

University Communication bachelor degree is required. Candidate not holding university communication bachelor degree, but holding other university bachelor degree, must gain extra credits of subjects if not studied before. Candidate holding not university bachelor degree, must study extra year to prepare for studies in Communication and creative technologies study program.

Prior study subjects are recognized according to the "Recognition of academic credits at the University procedure". ademic Credits at Mykolas Romeris University establishes the crediting of studying results achieved in other higher education schools and international academic organisations and the principles of issuance and formal execution of certificates about the studying results achieved at the University intended to be transferred to other higher education schools. Details: http://www.mruni.eu/mru_lt_dokumentai/centrai/akademiniu_reikalu_centras/teises_aktai/Recognition_of_acad_credits_AV_2013_09_23_1.pdf

90 ECTS credits from study subjects and defended master thesis.


12.

Access to further studies

Access to the third cycle studies


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Communication and creative technologies are complex areas, which allows creative use of technology in areas such as tourism, industry, sports, social business, social services, civic organizations, and e-government, e-democracy, as well as educational and scientific industries.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, independent work, independent analysis of cases and scientific sources, group discussions, individual research project work, preparation of reports and their deliberations, individual and group work, networked learning, demonstration, illustration.

Examination, test, colloquium, accounting for seminars, individual research course paper. Anonymous team projects with a cumulative score, a consultative examination. Assessment of case studies and presentation of information.

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Abilities to produce high levels of proficiency in evaluating theoretical texts, applying concepts to relevant case studies and developing systematic knowledge in independent research

1.1

Ability to live and work in heterogeneous networked environments and contexts according to the principles of sustainable development in a holistic communication paradigms, methodologies and the latest ‘‘smart’’ as well as other technologies.

1.2

Ability to understand how communication and creative technology, implemented in a networked environment of modern forms of communication, including the development of interdisciplinary and international ranges, structure and how to creatively communicate the added value in society, economy, culture, and public or business sector.

2.

Acquisition of knowledge that makes up a basis of the profession

2.1

Ability to examine the communication technology and creative theories in networked environmental aspect, and given the increasing importance of new technologies in society to ensure progress and decision complexity arising as a result of globalization and global trends.

3.

Creativity, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluating skills including abilities to comprehend assumptions, reasons or consequences, ability to evaluate statements based on proof and facts, to identify problems and suggest solutions

3.1

Ability to master the knowledge to evaluate an integrated creative communications technology application possibilities of using specialized academic achievements and through interdisciplinary knowledge and research methodologies.

4.

Abilities to organize and plan

4.1

Ability to assess the state of the art communication technologies and creative expertise to analyze the application of networking and social, economic and cultural environment of opportunities to develop effective and creative public learning environments, plan their strategies for implementing a holistic approach to making sustainable choices.

4.2

Ability to organize the creative process in complex evolving social, economic and cultural environments for networked technological platforms, develop and manage communications development projects.

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

5.

Abilities to work independently

5.1

Ability to scientifically analyze the creative application of technology cases and evaluate development opportunities, articulate and creative industries based on innovative ideas and creative solutions to their implementation, to carry out innovative creative technology projects, using knowledge in new and unfamiliar environments and defined multicultural globalized contexts.

5.2

Ability to purposefully and self-interest in communication and creative advances in technology, new media and other emerging technologies, their trends and perspectives in Lithuania and the world, a diverse, creative interpretation of the scope of technology, integrate it, and rebuild for new ideas, products and services in development.

6.

Decission-making

6.1

Ability to use communication technologies and creative knowledge in socially responsible way while creatively using networked decision-making environments in dynamic situations, changes in society, such as creative technologies in the defence of universal values such as human rights, freedom of speech and freedom of information, as well as improving public governance, reducing social exclusion, development of e-forms of democracy, the harmonious coexistence and social capital development, etc.

7.

Abilities to apply knowledge in practice

7.1

Ability to rearrange integrated communications and creative technological principles of transmission and distribution using traditional and networked environments skills, be able to establish an effective creative communication suitable for the environments of co-operation, implanting adaptation projects locally, nationally and internationally combinations of composition, as well as the ability to plan strategically and expeditiously implement creative technology projects in Lithuania and EU policy context.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

480

1140

1 SEMESTER

30

810

248

562

Compulsory course

24

648

198

450

SP915M077522

Communication Theories for Contemporary Society

6

162

66

96

SP915M077525

Gamefication in Educational Systems

6

162

66

96

SP915M077517

Master Thesis

6

162

0

162

SP915M077532

Methodology of Social Research

6

162

66

96

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SP915M077528

Creative Knowledge Society

6

162

50

112

SP915M077515

Philosophical Principles of Social Modeling

6

162

50

112

2 SEMESTER

30

810

232

578

Compulsory course

24

648

182

466

SP915M077527

Communication in Technological Innovations

6

162

50

112

SP915M077516

Creative Industries

6

162

66

96

SP915M077521

Entertainment Technologies

6

162

66

96

SP915M077518

Master Thesis

6

162

0

162

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SP915M077520

Networked Sociocultural Technologies

6

162

50

112

SP915M077523

Political Media Technologies

6

162

50

112

2nd YEAR

30

810

74

736

3 SEMESTER

30

810

74

736

Compulsory course

30

810

74

736

SP915M077524

Intercultural Communication

6

162

32

130

SP915M077519

Master Thesis

18

486

0

486

SP915M077526

New Media Intellectual Property

6

162

42

120