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2017 Communication University of China Master’s Programs Taught in English

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About Communication University of China
 
About Master’s Programs Taught in English
Scholarship Opportunities
Contact Information
 
About Communication University of China
 
The Communication University of China (CUC) is one of the key universities of “Project 211” of China. Founded in 1954, CUC has been dedicated to the education of competent professionals in the media industry. It is honored as “the cradle of the nation’s broadcasting and television talents”.
According to the latest National Discipline Evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education, Journalism and Communication Studies, and Theatre, Film and Television Studies at CUC ranked No.1 in China; Art Theory Studies and Design Studies respectively ranked No.6 and No.10. Within its advantageous fields of teaching and research, CUC offers English-taught Master’s Programs designed for international students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
 
About Master’s Programs Taught in English
I Program Description
Master’s Program of New Media: Creativity and Technology
The Master’s Program of New Media: Creativity and Technology introduces new media information technology and communication theories. Students are required to understand methods for academic research, as well as to gain practical skills. The goal of this program is to train interdisciplinary talents possessing innovative awareness to meet challenges posed by the new media industry. Students will be awarded Master of Arts in New Media upon successful completion of this program.
Program Duration: 2 academic years
Language: The language of teaching and thesis writing is English.
Course Requirements: Courses consists of core courses and optional courses. Students are required to complete at least 20 credits of course work.
CORE COURSES
Critical Introduction to New Media (2 credits)
New Media Editing (2 credits)
Communication Studies (2 credits)
The Semantic Web (2 credits)
Data Mining: Behavior Analysis of Customer (2 credits)
New Media Technology: The Progresses (2 credits)
 
OPTIONAL COURSES
Video and Image Production (2 credits)
Convergent Journalism (2 credits)
Adaptation Studies (2 credits)
Social Computing and Information Networks (2 credits)
Computer Animation Technologies (2 credits)
Chinese Language (2 credits)
 
Education Practicum and Field Work consist 3 credits. Students are required to intern at media agencies doing course-related work.
Thesis consists 3 credits. Students are expected to bring specific research questions to the program. Thesis must demonstrate valid analytical skills, and must combine theories with practical experience. Students must pass oral defense of thesis to obtain Master’s Degree.
Master’s Program of International Journalism and Communication
The Master’s Program of International Journalism and Communication cultivates media professionals with global vision and strategic mindset. It not only equips students with humanistic knowledge and journalism theories, but also with practical skills such as news interviewing, writing, editing, filming and reporting. Students will be awarded Master of Arts in International Journalism upon the successful completion of this program.  
Program Duration: 2 academic years
Language: The language of teaching and thesis writing is English.
Course Requirements:
l  Understanding Television Journalism (2 credits)
l  New Media Communication (2 credits)
l  Communication Studies (2 credits)
l  TV Formats and New Media (2 credits)
l  Journalistic Writing (2 credits)
l  Composing Elements of Photography(2 credits)
l  Video and Image Production (2 credits)
l  Adaptation Studies (2 credits)
l  New Media Critics (2 credits)
l  Communication Research Methods (2 credits)
l  TV Program Production (2 credits)
l  Advanced Journalistic Writing and Reporting Non-linear Editing System (2 credits)
 
Thesis should address practical issues in the field of Journalism and Communication, and has sufficient theoretical significance and practical value. Students must pass oral defense of thesis to obtain Master’s Degree.
Cross-cultural Studies: Language and Communication
The Master’s Program of Cross-cultural Studies: Language and Communication helps students to understand how languages work, and how societies communicate using languages. Students will gain the solid knowledge on languages, the analytical skill for research, and the ability to communication creatively across cultural boundaries. Students will be awarded Master of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics upon successful completion of this program.
Program Duration: 2 academic years
Language: The language of teaching and thesis writing is English.
Course Requirements: Students are required to complete at least 20 credits of course work. Courses offered are as follows.
l  Introduction to Intercultural Communication
l  Doing Social Research
l  Academic Writing
l  Cross-cultural Pragmatics
l  Media Discourse Analysis: Theory and Practice
l  Debates in Cultural Studies
l  Rhetoric and Communication
l  Communication and Cognition
l  English As a Global Language
l  Comparative Studies of Chinese and English Cultures
l  Introduction to Classic Chinese Philosophy
l  Film and Television Culture in Contemporary China
l  Lectures on Chinese Culture
l  Chinese Language
 
Academic Practicum and Field Work consist 3 credits.
Thesis consists 3 credits. Students are expected to bring specific research questions to the program. Thesis must demonstrate valid analytical skills, and combines theories with practical experience. Students must pass oral defense of thesis to obtain Master’s Degree.
 
II Admission Criteria
l  Applicants should have Bachelor’s Degree
l  Applicants should have educational background or working experience relevant to the subject of study
l  Applicants should have sufficient English language proficiency
III Application Time and Procedures
Time: From March 1st to May 30th
Procedures:
1.        Register and fill out required information at http://admission.cuc.edu.cn
2.        Upload documents to http://admission.cuc.edu.cn as listed below:
l  Bachelor’s Degree diploma or Certificate of Expected Graduation from currently enrolled Bachelor’s Degree program
l  Official transcript of undergraduate study
l  Two recommendation letters with signature and official stamp
l  TOEFL or IELTS test result if the applicant is not native speaker of English, and his/her previous educational or working experience cannot prove his/her English language proficiency
l  Plan of Research of above 2,000 words in English
l  Personal Statement demonstrating the applicant’s experience and motivation
l  Other materials to demonstrate the applicant’s talents (optional)
l  Passport ID page or one other form of identification if passport is not available
l  Digital ID photo
l  Warranty Letter (please download format from Application Notes section on the admission system’s homepage)
3.        Pay application fee 600CNY via admission system
 
Please Note:
If language of any document is not Chinese or English, please provide notarized translation into Chinese or English.
Application fee is not refundable.
Original documents will be verified upon registration when considered necessary by admission officer.
 
IV Admission and Registration
Applicants will receive admission result via their emails provided in admission system before June 15th.
Letter of Admission and student visa application materials will be mailed out to student’s mailing address provided in admission system within 3 weeks after application result is announced.
Student must enter China with valid student visa on regular passport.
Registration date will be in early September. Exact date will be confirmed by Letter of Admission.
Upon registration, students must purchase Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China of Ping An Annuity Insurance Company as recommended by Chinese Ministry of Education.
 
V Accommodation
After registration, student may check-in on-campus dormitory for international students in person with Letter of Admission. Types of rooms and rates are as follows:
Dormitory Room Type Rate Facility
International Center With Balcony Double room ¥50/person/day Private Bathroom
Public Kitchen and Laundry Room
Single room ¥100/person/day
Without Balcony Double room ¥45/person/day
Single room ¥90/person/day
Building No. 37 Without Balcony Double room ¥40/person/day Public  Bathroom with Individual Units
Public Kitchen and Laundry Room
Single room ¥80/person/day
 
 
VI Tuition Fee
Tuition fee for New Media Program is ¥35,000 per academic year. Tuition fee for International Journalism and Communication Program and Cross-cultural Studies Program is ¥30,000 per academic year.
Tuition fee for one academic year deducts the amount covered by scholarship must be paid before enrollment. Please pay in person by cash or UnionPay card, or make wire transfer to CUC’s account:
Bank Account of CUC:
Beneficiary: Communication University of China
Bank Account: 11001018700053028370-0002
Opening Bank: Dingfuzhuang Branch, Chaoyang District, Beijing
             China Construction Bank
Swift Code: PCBCCNBJBJX
Please Note: In additional comments, write your name, nationality and “Tuition Fee”.
 
Scholarship Opportunities
Applicants may apply to Master’s Programs taught in English at CUC through Chinese Government Scholarship Program in forms of tuition fee exemption, accommodation fee exemption, and living subsidy for two school years. Applicants may submit application to CUC or Chinese Embassy in their home countries. For more information please visit the website of School of International Education, CUC http://sie.cuc.edu.cn or the website of China Scholarship Council http://www.csc.edu.cn/
 
Applicants from 64 countries within the coverage area of the One Road One Belt Initiative are automatic candidates of the One Road One Belt Scholarship Program in form of full tuition fee exemption for 2 school years.
 
All applicants are automatic candidates of the following scholarship programs in forms of full tuition fee exemption or partial tuition fee deduction for the first school year:
Beijing Municipal International Students’ Scholarship
Communication University of China International Students’ Scholarship
Students may apply again at the end of first school year to obtain scholarship of the second school year.   
 
Contact Information
International Students’ Office
School of International Education
Communication University of China
 
Tel:          +86-10-6577-9359  
E-mail:        cucsie@163.com
Website:       http://sie.cuc.edu.cn
Address:       Room C213, International Center
No.1 Dingfuzhuang East Street
Chaoyang District, Beijing
People’s Republic of China
Postal Code 100024