History 

The Department of Communication, Media, and Culture of Panteion University, the first to be established at tertiary level in Greece, began its operation in the 1990-1991 academic year. Its mission is: “the theoretical and historic-empirical exploration of the communicative phenomenon; the creation of executives with employment potential for the public services, public relations, and press offices of the public and private sector; the instruction and training of journalists and qualified staff for the daily press and magazine medium and for the electronic media; as well as for all forms of communication and information.”

 

The Department’s Objectives are:

a) to conduct research in the specialized disciplines and specifically in the fields of communication, media and cultural administration through the development of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches, and

b)  the provision of high standard academic knowledge and training for students in the related scientific fields, as well as of preparing students for a prosperous professional career in journalism, both in print, electronic and digital media), in applied communication (including advertising and public relations) and in cultural management, by combining theory with practice. 

The Department aspires to its graduates having communicative ability, academic competence, technological skills, cultural familiarization, philosophical knowledge, critical thought, professional responsibility, market expertise. 

Structure

The Department of Communication, Media and Culture is structured in three Divisions:

  1. The Division of Communication
  2. The Division of Mass Media 
  3. The Division of Cultural Management

and offers three course orientations advanced by a broad range of subjects that enable students to specialize, yet lead to a common degree:

  1. Culture and Cultural Management 
  2. Mass Media
  3. Advertising and Public Relations.

Students elect one of the three specialist course sequences at the start of their third year.

During the 2002-2003 academic year the Masters Studies Programme in Cultural Management was inaugurated.

 

Activities 

The Department’s students are actively involved in the field of communication, culture, advertising, journalism and the arts. They publish newspapers, magazines, and other experimental print material, as well as contributing to electronic journals. Students also stage theatrical productions, organise exhibitions and debates, participate in cultural events and radio programmes and produce short films.

Since 2002 the Department is, together with the Department of Communication and Mass Media of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the Association of Advertising-Communication Corporations, a founding member of the Communication Institute. 

Since 2012, the Department and the Masters Programme in Cultural Management participate in the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC). 

More generally, the Department organises scientific conferences, symposiums and conventions, it participates in the cultural life of the country and invites eminent speakers from Greece and abroad.

 

Infrastructure for Teaching and Research

For its teaching and research needs the Department utilises the facilities as well as specific services of Panteion University. It also has at its disposal its own spaces for facilitating the particular needs of its programme. These spaces are:

  • The New Technologies Lab (upper-ground level of the New Building) which has at its disposal up-to-date Macintosh computers, connected to a local network.
  • The Digital Radio-Television Studio, at Plaka, which is optimised by students for their training in producing news material for online Media, radio and television as well as short films.
  • Studio “Ledra”, at Plaka, which hosts mainly cultural events (theatre, cinema, visual arts, music).