The Faculty of Creative Industries is one of the most popular faculties at the Higher School of Economics. Today we have more than 5 thousand students. In the international QS ranking in the communications and media subject area, the HSE is ranked among the leading universities in Russia, and in the Art and Design category HSE became the best Russian university and entered the top 200 international universities.
Our faculty is one of the largest centers for training specialists in the creative industries: it brings together the best teachers and curators from among practicing professionals, talented students and successful graduates who work in leading russian and world companies or create their own startups.
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What do politicians really talk about?
This question and other ones were in the sphere of interest for students who participated in the American Political Rhetoric’s course. For two months guys analyzed the great speeches of the famous Americans. Students found rhetorical techniques and figures of speech in the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln and the speech “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King. Also, everybody practiced in these things preparing the written analysis of the speech.
An exchange student from Canada
An exchange student from Italy
In addition to speech analysis skills, the participants of the course were able to find themselves in the place of politicians. Students delivered their own speeches in the debates on the model of the British Parliament. They presented arguments for and against the moratorium on the death penalty in Russia and the problems of modern television.
As Anna Plisetskaya, the teacher of the course noted, international and Russian students can perceive information differently. After watching the video of debates of Kennedy and Romney most of international students made a conclusion that Romney was more convincing while in some Russian students’ opinions Kennedy was the winner.
PhD in Russian Language
Diving into International Journalism
It is possible without a scuba on the course “Journalism and International Environment”. This course lasts two modules and give students an opportunity to find out what are the main features of journalism in the USA, Europe and other countries. Participants of the course prepare presentations where they describe one aspect of the work of foreign media. Students find out what is news drivers, how to define a target audience of the media, what standards should correspond to the news.
An exchange student from Turkey
The professor of media departmen, PhD in Russian Language
Prepared by Tatyana Beluyga, Yulia Drevova, Max Spirin