42.03.04  Television 

Specialization: Television production and broadcasting

Qualification: Bachelor's degree

Saint-Petersburg State University of Film and Television is the only university in northwest Russia that trains bachelors in the direction 42.03.04 "Television".

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 (bachelor's degree) 

Basic part: Philosophy, History, Basic Professional Foreign Language, Foreign Language in Professional area; Second Foreign Language; Study of Culture, Management in Mass Media; Legal Basis of 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; History of Russian Journalism; History of Foreign Journalism; History of Russian television; Technique and technology of television broadcasting; Basics of actor's art; Basics of TV directing; Television montage technology; Basics of screenwriting; Basics of camera art; Computer Graphics Basics; Organizational behavior; Language of modern television; Project management.

Variative part:  Linguistics, TV advertisments; Culture and technology of speech in the media space; Sociology of television; Mediametry; History of foreign television; Journalist’s Professional Ethics; Genres and Formats of TV Programmes; Basics of photography; Informational broadcasting; Information Technology; Theory and practice of television; Basics of television programming; Sound design television broadcast; Interactive television; Graphic design of television broadcast; Modern television technology; Basics of narrator's art of TV and radio programs; Producing in Media Industry; Basics of Cultural Politics in Russian Federation.

Electives: Mass Culture and Mass Communication; History and Culture of Saint-Petersburg; Economy of Fllm and TV; Modern Media Industry; Setting the light in television; History of Russian and foreign art; Art and religion; Media art; Multi-screen television; Work in convergent edition; TV Interview; Job stringer; Digital television technology; Color solution in television.