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Department of Public Relations and Advertising

Faculty of Communication

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Teaching period: 4 years

Aims and Objectives
Having close relations with disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication bring in the department an interdisciplinary attribution. Benefiting from so many disciplines increases the importance of public relations and makes the training program of this discipline more comprehensive. In the initial years of the program courses focusing on social sciences are given to develop students’ general culture. During the last two years students are intensively given practical courses so that they can put their theoretical knowledge and gains into practice. Also, after the first year, students are provided with the opportunity to study with the elective courses in accordance with their own interest.

The Department of Public Relations and Advertising has been established to train subject specialists for private and state sectors. The department contributes to the public relations sector by giving specialist education on advertising, presentation, and surveys on public opinion.

Employment Opportunities
Graduates of this department have recruitment opportunities in various fields such as advertising agencies, public relations agencies, marketing, advertising and information departments of private and state sectors, publicity and advertising departments of media institutions, tourism and banking sectors, and many more.

Departmental Facilities
Students are provided with extensive opportunities to study both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject up to the last term. During their education period, students are engaged in many projects where they improve their experiences and gain a deep insight about the discipline of public relations. All these activities are carried out to prepare students for their future career and business relations they are expected to face in their future career, as well as improving the self-confidence of students.

The department makes use of several lecture halls and studios equipped with the latest devices that are used in this sector, computer labs, graphic animation and Photoshop labs, news agency unit where 20 persons can perform, a photography lab, a television studio that is directly linked to director’s central office and can accommodate up to 200 audience, a broadcasting studio decorated with professional lighting system and central news agency unit where students can benefit and experience all the circumstances and facilities of journalism. All these opportunities and facilities are shared with other departments of the Faculty of Communication.

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