People Innovation Excellence

Our Courses

Courses are broken up into basic courses that all students choose over the first year or two. Later classes diverge into different streaming, being

  1. Public Relations
  2. Journalism and
  3. Entertainment Communications (NEW)

The syllabus of many courses are aligned with real organisations and media partners, for maximum industry exposure and hands on experience.

List of Courses*

Semester 1 (all streaming):

Academic English I
Project Hatchery
Introduction to Communication
Photography and Basic Videography
Public Speaking and Performing
Creative Writing

 

Semester 2 (all streaming):

Academic English II
Character Building: Pancasila
Business Statistics I
Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
Communication Theories
Introduction to Political Science
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication

 

Semester 3 (all streaming):

Character Building: Kewarganegaraan
Design Driven Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to PR and Creative Advertising
Introduction to Journalism and Interview Technique
Social Change and Globalization

 

Semester 4 (all streaming):

Character Building: Agama
Social Media Content Strategies and Analytics
Media Ethics and Law
Marketing Management
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

 

Streaming specific courses for Semester 5

Journalism

Mass Communication Research Methods
Media Business and Entrepreneurship
Indonesian
Broadcast Journalism and Reporting
New Media and Newsroom Management
Investigative Journalism

 

Public Relations:

Mass Communication Research Methods
Media Business and Entrepreneurship
Indonesian
Creative Agency Industry
Crisis Communication and Media Relations
Public Relations Publication

 

Entertainment Communications:

Mass Communication Research Methods
Media Business and Entrepreneurship
Indonesian
Entertainment Networking and Negotiation
Design and Promotion

 

Semester 6 and 7 (all streaming):

Enrichment Program – The enrichment program may include oversees exchange, exciting internships and/ or community development – depending on student’s prefrences, students can choose a variety of options.

Semester 8 (all streaming):

Thesis, unless students face other arrangements, such as study abroad with a Double Degree program.

Disclaimer: Kindly note that some courses may change over time in order for the program to stay updated and relevant

The Communications Program Single Degree

A single degree is a degree where the student upon completion receives a Bachelor degree from Binus International.

Students will study one year off campus with the option to take advantage of the full range of study tracks and choose TWO options from:

  • study abroad,
  • community development,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • research
  • and internship.

Students can inquire in depth what rules apply or receive personalized recommendations.

Students who choose to study abroad at a university of their choice, our internationalization division will support these students in finding an eligible university that suits their needs and personal interests.

When to choose the single degree:

  • A single degree is a great option for those who want to take advantage of a combined option of our off-campus tracks and broaden their capabilities in a variety of areas (Study Abroad, Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Research, Internship)
  • A single degree without going abroad is beneficial for those who want to really deepen their connections within Jakarta, Indonesia and build a strong network
  • A single degree is interesting for those who want to choose the study abroad track and only go abroad for six months at a time, this is a more budget friendly option and yet offers the experience of having live in a foreign country
  Year 1 2 3 4
Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Streamings Journalism  

Foundation subjects that apply to all streaming

Journalism Subjects Off campus subject choices

(Study Abroad, Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Research, Internship)

Off campus subject choices

(Study Abroad, Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Research, Internship)

 

Thesis

 

Public Relations Public Relations Subjects
Entertainment Communications Entertainment Subjects

 

The Communications Program Double Degree

A double degree is a degree where the student upon completion receives a joint Bachelor degree, one that mentions Binus International and an other which mentions our partner.

Students will study one year off campus with our partner university and additionally be able to choose for one semester one option of our off campus track:

  • community development,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • research
  • and internship.

The Communications program is a relatively new program. At the moment our partner is NorthUmbria University in the United Kingdom. The program is currently working on adding TWO new partners per year. Students who join now will be able to choose from a variety of university. We are currently working on collaborations with universities in South Korea and Australia.

When to choose the double degree:

  • A double degree is perfect for those who would like to go to the partner’s destination for a full year to really immerse into one country and its culture
  • The double degree is also great for whose interests are aligned with the strengths of the partner university and want to benefits from an international a national degree
  Year 1 2 3 4
Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Streamings Journalism  

Foundation subjects that apply to all streaming

Journalism Subjects Off campus subject choices

(Study Abroad, Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Research, Internship)

Study abroad with partners (for example NorthUmbria University)

 

Study abroad with partners (includes thesis)

 

Public Relations Public Relations Subjects
Entertainment Communications Entertainment Subjects


 

The Communications Program’s 3+1 Off campus tracks

  What you will do People you can meet Place you can spend time at
Study Abroad Choose from hundreds of universities around the world, our internationalization department is excited to support you. Of course you can reach out to your Head of Program to support you in your decision.

 

Students of different cultures and nationalities Choose one of more than 100 exchange partners anywhere in the world
Community Development Community Development is the ultimate streaming for Communications students. Here you are encouraged to build your OWN community.

This is great opportunity to create a social movement and work on really changing the world, actively and hands on.

You may also choose to work on a community that is central to your passion, may it be emerging entrepreneurs, motorcyclists, musicians,  you choose and we will help your conceptualization of the community.

Here you learn how to create events and real life activities to bring people together and combine your efforts with a digital online movement.

Founders and team members of community builders such as Kitabisa.com/ Campaign.com

 

Founders and team members of social community builders such as DiberiUntukMemberi, Happy Hearts, WWF, UNICEF, teach for Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity, JAAN, animal defenders etc.

 

Work with industry mentors who frequently run events/ talks/ speeches and learn from them how to network and conceptualize your own

 

Individuals in line with your community vision, in order to build your community

 

Visit established offices of community builders

 

Entrepreneurial Start Up communities and workspaces

i.e. GEPI/ Conclave/ Beehive etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship Make your dreams come reality. Have you ever thought of doing your own clothing line, creating an app, starting an eBusiness or running a physical store?

Our CIDER team (Catalyst of Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Research) run the program like a modern start-up workspace. With mentorship programs you will come closer to a level of actualizing a real business.

Entrepreneurial Start Up communities and workspaces

 

Successful entrepreneurs in a similar field

 

Work with industry mentors who frequently run events/ talks/ speeches and learn from them how to network and conceptualize your own

 

Individuals in line with your entrepreneurial vision, in order to build your business

 

Visit great start-ups nationally and/or internationally

 

Entrepreneurial Start Up communities and workspaces

i.e. GEPI/ Conclave/ Beehive etc.

 

Companies of entrepreneurial success stories such as Gojek, Bukalapak etc.

 

Creative Spaces, such as founders of independent record labels or dance and theatre studios

 

 

Research You like to read, discover and make your mark in academia. You have here the opportunity to work with lecturers, professors and experts to create papers that may be used in in world class journals.

Research can be experimental and exciting, in the Communications Program you can discover hot topics. You could be the one to write a paper on accessible education to include people with disabilities and send your concepts and ideas as a blueprint to other universities.

You may also be the person who uncovers the communications process in the recruitment of millennials for terrorism groups through social media. This kind of work is significant for counter terrorism groups and again, your work might have impact on the real world.

 

Depending on your research subject, you may be traveling nationally or internationally, meet industry partners, academics and visit research related seminars as offered by organizational bodies such as the British Council, Goethe Institut, Institut Francais, etc.

There may be opportunities to work with international scholars on joint research publications.

Internship Learn from the best. Your internship position should not be just any internship position. In the preceding years, we will expose you to a multitude of companies, so you can make the right decision of the company that suits your personality.

Whether it is in a corporate or creative setting (one does not need to exclude the other), we will make the best efforts to help you know what you want, by the time you are to choose your internships.

Many of our students have been placed in positions where they can expand their skills and in many cases these students have managed to receive a lasting work position with those companies.

Communications students have a versatile set of skills that allows them to work in a variety of organizations and with all kinds of people. Students can work in the media regardless of which streaming they choose.

Additionally, PR students can be a great fit for a corporate environment, such as in banks, governmental facilities and international companies.

Journalism students have an advantage to work with any print and digital content creation publication.

Entertainment students can expand to fields of concert and events management, as and with entertainers and be in front as well as behind the camera when it comes to the media environment.

 

 

 

 

 


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