Philosophy and Digital Culture

The program is designed not only for those who seek comprehensive knowledge of digital culture theories, and the function of media in communication, but also for those who want to learn how to solve the problems of digital culture, collect and interpret the data of public communication, apply the results of analysis to professional activities, and gain the abilities that are essential for working with media analysis, public relations, advertising, creative industries and mass media.

The graduates of Media Philosophy (the name will be changed to “Philosophy and Digital Culture”), will have an insight into the most recent developments of digital culture, will be able to determine the factors that affect the tendencies of new media and to provide new ideas for expansion and improvement. They will be able to analyse and solve the most recent social issues related to media culture, communication and application of technology. The graduates will be ready to project, organize and bring about various activities, related to the interpersonal and public communication and will apply his/her knowledge to the process of media creation.

Study duration for the admitted students who will begin studies in 2019 m. – 3 years.

The name of study program “Media Philosophy” will be changed to “Philosophy and Digital Culture”

Entry requirements
Code 6121NX037
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Cycle First cycle
Field Philosophy
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 3 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Humanities
 

Values

Studies

Traditional Discipline Approached in a Modern Way

During this study program, students are taught how to comprehend the elements of popular digital culture – films, Internet media, computer games, music. Students are given an outstanding opportunity to analyse the effect of media and research the factors that shape the society. The analyses of the greatest philosophers’ ideas, active discussions, opinion shaping, valuable knowledge of theory and its application in practice ensures the education of independent and sagacious media analyst.

Skills

Proficiency in Media Content Creation and Analysis

Students create relevant media content while applying their theoretical knowledge, analysing the relevance and effect of the content in a digital environment. Graduates can logically evaluate the messages broadcasted by digital culture and to understand their effect to society. Gained theoretical knowledge will help to perceive various manifestations of  traditional philosophy in the context of media.

Career

Great Career Opportunities

Graduates usually work as researchers, analysts, consultants, media content creators, media and communication specialists. Various projects can be created for all kinds of areas, from politics to films, for all kinds of topics.

Infrastructure

Putting Theory to Practice

The students have access and are taught to use various media editing and analysis programs. These skills allow to create good quality media content, and to analyse digital environments. Students are provided with the possibilities to apply theories to practice with the best tools available.

Colleagues

Students with Unique Thoughts and Ideas

This study programme is usually chosen by the students who like reading books or watching films. All-inclusive study program, connecting various spheres of popular media, encourage students to discuss their interests and share their insights. Students are keen to analyse and evaluate their surroundings, raise questions and seek for answers. Lecturers who have gained international scientific and practical experience, share practical and theoretical knowledge with the students.

A student who chooses BA+ competence, acquires the knowledge and skills in an additional study field, and discovers new career prospects.

 

BA+ competence blocks offered in KTU Bachelor’s study programmes can be an alternative study plan for:

  • the specialisations;
  • individual set of modules;
  • the subjects providing deeper knowledge of the study field.

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the diploma supplement.

Testimonials

Mindaugas Grajauskas

Consulting training consultant and manager of gaming products of OVC

 

The main reason why I chose the Media Philosophy studies was simply because I was interested in it. What I found the most valuable was that no one tried to give me the “right” answers – I was given the opportunity to look for them myself. Such studies are the most valuable because they encourage you to form not only the skills of such independent research, but also an understanding that through this method I can gain the most for myself and others. Right now this is especially important to me during both the development of my own business and in my personal life.

Tomas Didžgalvis

Head of the Advertisement Department of TV3 Pabaltijis

 

During current times of rapid development of information technology, when the boundaries between information transmission tools are disappearing, television must change and adapt. Having in mind the large flow of information and the speed of its transmission, issues of traditional values, eclecticism and responsibility arise. Right now, more than ever before, television needs people with critical thinking and universal humanitarian degree. Studies that cover the fields of modern culture, communication, technology and social sciences, and connect all of these fields with the “mother” of sciences – Philosophy – are what a modern specialist of television needs. This is why I believe that the Digital Culture studies would be a perfect choice for those who might be interested in that area.

Career

Student’s competences: 

Analysis and creation of practical and relevant media content; Analysis and interpretation of philosophical content; Understanding, evaluation and participation in digital culture.

 

Student’s skills:

– Able to critically assess ideas conveyed through digital culture and understand their impact on society;

– Able to analyse and conduct philosophical research on media and digital culture;

– Able to interpret and assess media content, as well as identify its’ meaning in digital media;

– Able to apply theoretical knowledge in practice and create appealing, relevant media content.

 

 

You may become

Analyst, consultant of media content and mass media

Analysis and evaluation of digital and traditional media content

Mass media and media content creator

Analysis and evaluation of tools used for mass media content creation;
Guidance and support during the implementation of changes;
Analysis and evaluation of the impact the tools have on the society;

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 2900 €
Price per credit 48,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 1466 €
Price per credit 24,43 €

 

Financial support