Dean — Andrey Bystritskiy
The Faculty of Communication, Media, and Design, named as such by the clever students of CoMeDe, offers an education completely unique to Russia. The Faculty’s goal is to help creative people become even more creative and to offer diligent students the incredible opportunity of being inventive with their zeal. Who do we prepare? People able to create shows like the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi or the 2012 Summer Games in London. Our department prepares bachelor’s students of design, journalism, and advertising, and we understand the importance of working as a team. This is the only way to achieve success in today's world. We teach students how to see, narrate, convince, and transform. And always be on the crest of a wave.
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HSE’s Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, amusingly called CoMeDi by its students, is an absolutely unique educational establishment for Russia. Its main goal is to help creative people become even more imaginative. And for those who prefer a thorough approach, it can provide incredible opportunities to be creative in one’s area of interest.
What kind of people study with us? We prepare people able to create shows similar to the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 or the Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London. Our faculty prepares Bachelors of design, journalism and advertising, as well as offers Master’s degrees in many areas - from data journalism to communication design. We are capable of preparing people with the skills necessary to work effectively in a modern information and communication environment. At the same time, they all can work as a team, as this is the only way to achieve success in today's world. We teach students how to see, talk, convince, convert and always be riding on the crest of a creative wave.
Of course, the key word in the faculty’s name is ‘communication’, which is a notion that has made the modern world modern. The faculty focuses on the integration of what is called the ‘free arts’ (a fusion of practical skills with a deep understanding of humanitarian issues), knowledge of world history, and understanding of culture in all its forms. Our faculty acts as a kind of corporation for students and professors, where students have the opportunity to study and work with the best specialists in communication, both Russian and international.
It is important to consider that the faculty’s programmes do not necessarily need to be strictly followed. Those wishing to go beyond media and design have an opportunity to try their hand at research work and figure out what’s exactly going on in the world of communications.
Our daily routine is fascinating and includes the production of design projects, creating television programmes, developing public relations strategies and writing skills, taking part in conferences and workshops, carrying out independent research, cooperating with colleagues from other countries and, of course, engaging in proficient use of Russian and other languages.