School of Television

MailMSU, School of Television, Russia, 119991, Moscow, GSP-1, Leninskiye Gory, 1-51, 1 Humanities Building
Telephone+7 (495) 939-44-61; +7 (495) 939-41-94

Dean: Vitaly T. Tretyakov

The MSU School of Television Board of Regents consists of Oleg Dobrodeev, head of the VGTRK; Anatoly Iksanov, Director General of the Bolshoi Theatre; Anatoly Lysenko, president of the Russian Academy of Television and Radio Broadcasting; Vladimir Mamontov, Editor-in-Chief of the Izvestiya newspaper; Alexander Ponomaryov, Director General of the television channel TV-Centre; Viktor Fyodorov, Director General of the Russian State Library; Karen Shakhnazarov, Director General of the Mosfilm studios and Konstantin Ernst, Director General of Channel One.

The School of Television was established in 2008, enrolling 40 students, their number having noticeably increased since.

Our students can major in the following areas: television journalism, film and television production, film and television direction, TV editing, TV presenting, photojournalism, radio journalism, history of television and television criticism.

The course of study includes fundamental university education and professional television and journalism subjects as well as hands-on practice at television channels and on programs. In their first year students study philosophy, the history of Russian and foreign journalism, Russian history, economics, logic, law, psychology, sociology, concepts of modern science. Special attention is given to philological disciplines, such as Russian and foreign literature, the Russian language, standards of speech and rhetoric. Starting from their first year students mastere the skills of compiling texts, photo and video shooting, cross-cutting, television production, script writing. While doing some practical work for Moscow and federal television and radio broadcasting companies, they learn basic television skills such as presenting on camera, reporting and interviewing.

Senior students study obligatory disciplines, such as film and television production, film and television directing, script writing, the history of world and national cinema, basics of advertising and PR, psychology of journalism, professional ethics of journalist, computer graphics and animation, etc. They also have optional courses, for example, TV presenter’s skills, stagecraft and speech techniques, cinematography, the history of television, television criticism, etc.

Once a week our students have master classes given by well-known TV journalists, TV presenters, TV directors, program and channel directors and other television employees.

Much attention is given to learning foreign languages; many of our language teachers are native-speakers. Learning English is obligatory, in their forth term students have an option of Spanish, Italian, French or German as a second foreign language to learn. At the moment we are planning to start training TV and radio journalists for foreign language broadcasting. To teach its students the School of Television attracts leading specialists from MSU and other Moscow institutions of higher education, well-known TV journalists, leading specialists and heads of the major television companies and channels of Russia. Among our lecturers are Anatoly Lysenko, Lev Nikolaev, Grigory Shevelyov, Armen Medvedev, Alexander Gurnov, Natalia Andreeva, Vitaly Tretyakov and many others.

Our students have master classes given by Ekaterina Andreeva, Maria Sittel’, Arina Sharapova, Elena Hanga, Dmitry Kiselyov, Arkady Mamontov, Sergey Pashkov, Ernest Matskyavichus, Dmitry Borisov, Gulya Boltaeva and many other well-known specialists.

Our Master’s students regularly attend workshops of the Vesti programme and the Vesti-24 channel (VGTRK) as well as the Dobroye Utro programme (Channel One). In the nearest future we are planning to introduce a few new workshops at other well-known channels, television programs and radio stations, for example, the Kultura channel. We are also planning to open new departments, the centre for photojournalism and history of photo shooting, the publishing centre and an Internet laboratory.

Innovative approach to the curriculum planning, including hands-on training and master classes as well as practical work on TV in workshops ensure our graduates highly valued qualifications and a high degree of competitiveness in the labor market.

At the moment at our faculty there are five departments: the Department of Journalism, the Department of Theory and Practice of Television, the Department of History of Television and Television Criticism, the Department of Philology and Social Sciences. We have recently opened the library and information centre, including a specialized library, a video library, an audio library and a photograph library.

Students at the School of Television are to pay tuition fees.