42.03.04  Television 

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree


The television screen is a window to the world around us. It is huge, and it has many faces of the world of Politics, Culture, Sports, Nature, Travel, Human Relations. State, society and people need information, education, entertainment  provided by the Television Industry.

Television is one of the means of Mass Media. Correspondent, Editor, Presenter create the information field for viewers which specifies their attitude to the society and the state.


TV is an Art. Each television programme reflects a director’s, artist’s, cameraman’s vision of the world.

Television is business. Production and broadcasting of TV programmes requires effective management of the TV company resources by Producers and Managers on Programming Broadcasting, Advertising and Public Relations.

Television is technologies. Picture, sound recording, programme editing with computer graphics, programme broadcasting via network, cable and satellite and the Internet Television are carried out by Television Engineers.

At the end of study you can become a universal expert in the field of Television with different competencies such as author, editorial, design and analytical, organizational, managerial, socio-organizational and technological ones. These are the professional competencies of graduates determined by the State Educational Standards of Higher Professional Education for the «Television» area of study.

Hundreds of organizations provide television broadcasting and production, there are large media holdings among them. There are medium-sized and small TV companies in each Russian region where universal experts are in demand.

Industrial companies, TV companies, State Bodies need professionals capable to present the organization activity via audiovisual materials using artistic and technological resources systems. The Internet gives opportunity to everyone to express themselves by downloading their audiovisual work, where the network media community evaluates it.

One’s own video camera and video editing programme are publicly available, and if they are talented and professionally educated as well, they certainly succeed.


Curriculum Disciplines for 42.03.04  Television

Humanitarian, Social and Economic Disciplines

Basic Subjects: Philosophy, History, Foreign Language, Study of Culture, Management in Mass Media; Legal Basis of Mass Media.

Optional Subjects:  Linguistics, Rhetoric, Psychology of Television Communication; Radio and Television Elocution; Sociology of Television.

Electives: Mass Culture and Mass Communication; History and Culture of Saint-Petersburg; Economy of Mass Media; Second Foreign Language.

General Specialization Disciplines

Basic Subjects: Information Technology on Television and in Mass Media, Introduction to Literary Studies, History of Russian Literature; History of Foreign Literature; Modern Russian Language, Stylistics and Literary Editing, History of Foreign and Russian Cinematography.

Optional Subjects:  Interactive Television; History of Foreign Television; Journalist’s Professional Ethics; Genres and Formats of TV Programmes; Language of Present-day Television; Audience Measurement; the Internet Technology; Present-day Information Technologies; Professional Basics.

Electives: Theatre and Television; History of Fine Arts; Basis of Screenwriting;

History of Animated Cinematography.


Specialization Disciplines

Basic Subjects: History of Russian Journalism, History of Foreign Journalism; History of Russian Television; Audio-Visual Equipment and Technology of Mass Media; Theory and Practice of Present-day TV Journalism; Basis of Actor’s Excellence, Basis of TV Directing; Basis of Directing Editing; Basics of Producing; Basis of Scenario Business; Basis of TV presenter’s Mastership; Basis of Cameraman’s Activity; Basis of Photography; Basis of Computer Graphics.

Optional Subjects:  Information TV and Radio Broadcasting; Basis of Television Programming, Basis of Sound Directing; Advertising on Television; Graphic Design of Television Programmes.

Electives: Music TV and Radio Broadcasting; Work in Convergent Edition; Journalistic Investigation; Media Criticism; Network Television Broadcasting; Television Interview.