Graduate

Communication (MsC/Ph.D)

Overview


The Unisinos Graduate Program in Communication provides technical and applied knowledge to prepare and qualify communicators, researchers, professionals and academics. The master's and doctoral degrees provide excellence in education, with a faculty of qualified scholars with both academic and market experience.

The Graduate Program in Communication is recommended by CAPES Foundation (Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education), with grade 6, and has agreements with many international universities. Focused on media processes, it addresses the realm of media, electric-electronic communication systems and other spheres involved in technologically mediated social interactions.

Research is conducted on media, products and processes and their impact and implications on society and on individual and cultural identity through singular significance systems.

Emphasis: Media processes

Areas of Study Back to menu


Audiovisual Processes and Media

Researches audiovisual media and technological convergence from the cultural, political and philosophical perspectives. Develops theoretical and methodological research on production meaning and production, circulation and consumption of audiovisual media with an emphasis on their aesthetics, languages and techniques, cultural changes, strategies and the political economy of media.

Journalism Languages and Practices

Researches media processes and their development into journalistic products. Addresses production routines, contexts, messages and the configuration of memory in today’s mediatized society. Covers specific theoretical frameworks of journalism from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Culture, Citizenship and Communication Technologies

Studies media processes with a focus on cultural identity and sociabilities, the role of citizenship in social movements, the dynamics of sociotechnical networks, and communication technologies. Communicational and mediatic instances of production, products and reception are studied through experimentation of multimethodological approaches, both qualitative and quantitative.

Mediatization and Social Processes

Addresses the social interactions and interpretative processes related to media that enable its circulation based on mutual determinations between production, reception and social criticism. Mediatization is understood as the impact of contemporary media on society, which, in turn, has expectations and challenges regarding the media. Based on these issues, proposes continued reflection on Communication as a field of knowledge.

Faculty Back to menu


Course Coordinator

Gustavo Fischer
PhD in Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Web and communication, digital audiovisual interfaces, audiovisual elements in the media, remediation, online advertising, media archaeology.
E-mail: gfischer@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Adriana Amaral PhD in Social Communication
Areas of Interest: Digital communication, youth subcultures, fan cultural practices, studies on sound, science fiction.
E-mail: adriamaral@unisinos.br
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Alberto Efendy Maldonado Gómez de La Torre
PhD in Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Epistemology, Communicational Citizenship, Latin America, Methodologies, Interculturality.
E-mail: alefma@unisinos.br
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Ana Paula da Rosa
Areas of Interest: Journalism, image, studies on imaginary, totemism and mediatization
E-mail: anaros@unisinos.br
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Antonio Fausto Neto
PhD in Communication, Post-Doctoral Degree in Communication.
Areas of Interest: Journalism, Discourse, News Criteria, Media Strategies, Mediatization.
E-mail: fausto@unisinos.br
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Beatriz Alcaraz Marocco
PhD in Journalism and Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Event, time, journalism.
E-mail: bmarocco@unisinos.br
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Fabrício Lopes da Silveira
PhD in Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Media Processes, Communication Theory, Urban Cultures, Pop Music and Culture.
E-mail: fabricios@unisinos.br
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Jairo Getúlio Ferreira
PhD in Education Informatics, Post-Doctoral Degree in Communication.
Areas of Interest: Epistemology, circulation, digital networks, institutions and individuals.
E-mail: jferreira@unisinos.br
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Jiani Adriana Bonin
PhD in Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Memory, media and reception.
E-mail: jianiab@unisinos.br
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João Damasceno Martins Ladeira
PhD in Human Science: Sociology.
Areas of Interest: Creative Industries, communication theories, studies on globalization, digital television.
E-mail: jdladeira@unisinos.br
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José Luiz Warren Jardim Braga
PhD in Information and Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Media criticism, mediatization, learning, interaction processes, research methods in communication.
E-mail: jbraga@unisinos.br
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Maria Clara Aquino Bittencourt
Areas of Interest: Digital journalism, media convergence, narrative production and circulation processes, hypertext and social movements and mobilizations in social networks.
E-mail: jaquino@unisinos.br
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Pedro Gilberto Gomes, SJ
PhD in Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Communication, media and religions.
E-mail: pgomes@unisinos.br
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Ronaldo César Henn
PhD in Communication and Semiotics.
Areas of Interest: Cyberjournalism, digital social networks, transmedia narrative, production of journalistic events, human rights, semiotic processes.
E-mail: henn@unisinos.br
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Sonia Estela Montano La Cruz
Areas of Interest: Audiovisual elements in the media, web and audiovisual production, video platforms, research methodologies in communication and culture.
E-mail: soniam@unisinos.br
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Suzana Kilpp
PhD in Communication Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Audiovisual elements in the media, Audiovisual epistemology, and Communication Theory.
E-mail: sukilp@unisinos.br
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Curriculum Structure Back to menu


Master of Arts

The Master’s Degree Program in Communication consists of thirty (30) credits, being twelve (12) related to required activities and eighteen (18) related to optional activities, which students are expected to take as follows:

  • Two (2) required disciplines in the area of study ("Theories of Communication" and "Research in Communication" (6 credits);
  • Thesis (6 credits)

Optional credits

  • At least six (6) credits in disciplines in the Line of Research students are connected to;
  • At least six (6) credits in Topics, Intensive Seminars, Socialization Events or disciplines related to other Lines of Research. Three (3) of these credits may be taken in another Graduate Program, provided this is duly authorized by the Supervisor or the Graduate Program Coordination.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • Communication Theories (3 credits)
  • Communication Research (3 credits)
  • Topics (relating to area of study selected)
  • Intensive Seminars (relating to area of study selected)

Disciplines - Area of study: Audiovisual Processes and Media

  • Audiovisual Elements in the Media (3 credits)
  • Audiovisual Research (3 credits)
  • Audiovisual Economics and Politics (3 credits)
  • Audiovisual

Disciplines - Area of study: Journalism Languages and Practices

  • Media, Language and Journalism (3 credits)
  • Production of Journalistic Events (3 credits)
  • Criticism of Journalistic Practices (3 credits)

Disciplines - Area of study: Culture, Citizenship and Communication Technologies

  • Media, Cultural Identity and Citizenship (3 credits)
  • Media Technologies and Cultures (3 credits)
  • Multimethodological Research on Media Production and Reception (3 credits)

Disciplines - Area of study: Mediatization and Social Processes

  • Mediatization: Society and Meaning (3 credits)
  • Mediatization: Methodological Contributions (3 credits)
  • Empiric Studies on Mediatization (3 credits)

Doctoral Degree

Besides the use of the 30 credits of Master’s Degree, PhD. students must take other 30 credits, divided into 21 required credits and 9 optional credits, organized as follows:

Required credits

  • Three (3) disciplines related to the area of study (“Epistemology of Communication”, “Advanced Research in Communication”, and “Media Processes”), 9 credits
  • Socialization events (3 credits)
  • Dissertation Seminar (3 credits)
  • Dissertation (6 credits)

Optional credits:

  • At least 6 (six) credits must be taken in the Line of Research students are connected to;
  • Up to 3 (three) credits may be taken in another Line of Research and in another Graduate Program, provided this is duly authorized by the supervisor and the coordination.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • Communication Epistemology (3 credits)
  • Media Processes (3 credits)
  • Advanced Communication Research (3 credits)
  • Socialization Events (relating to area of study selected)
  • Topics (relating to area of study selected)
  • Intensive Seminars (relating to area of study selected)
  • Thesis Seminar (relating to area of study selected)

Disciplines - Area of study: Audiovisual Media and Processes

  • Audiovisual Elements in the Media (3 credits)
  • Audiovisual Research (3 credits)
  • Audiovisual Economics and Politics (3 credits)

Disciplines - Area of study: Language and Practices of Journalism

  • Media, Language and Journalism (3 credits)
  • Production of Journalistic Events (3 credits)
  • Criticism of Journalistic Practices (3 credits)

Disciplines - Area of study: Culture, Citizenship and Communication Technologies

  • Media, Cultural Identity and Citizenship (3 credits)
  • Media Technologies and Cultures (3 credits)
  • Multimethodological Research on Media Production and Reception (3 credits)

Disciplines - Area of study: Mediatization and Social Processes

  • Mediatization: Society and Meaning (3 credits)
  • Mediatization: Methodological Contributions (3 credits)
  • Empiric Studies on Mediatization (3 credits)

Application and Selection Process Back to menu


Application

Application for admission can be done as follows:
Online: from April 12, 2016 to June 6, 2016
By Mail: documentation must be submitted by June 6, 2016 (posting date)
In Person: from April 12, 2016 to June 13, 2016 at Unisinos Customer Service

Selection

Doctoral Degree: from June 26, 2016 to July 20, 2016
Classification in the selection process is as follows:
a) Documentation analysis and evaluation;
b) Interview.

Contact


Office of the Registrar for the Graduate Program in Communication
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8450 or (51) 3590 8132
E-mail: poscom@unisinos.br
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Room D01 200 (Communication Sciences)

Communication (MsC/Ph.D)