Study program

Communication Science

The Communication Science Department at UPJ develops studies and learning in New Media Communication that can be applied to the life and development of urban communities, particularly in the fields of Public Relations and Journalism as minor concentrations. The minor concentration in Public Relations is a discipline focused on efforts to build, maintain, and enhance the image and reputation of an organization, company, or individual in society.

Aspects studied in the minor concentration of Public Relations include internal and external communication of the organization, professional ethics in Public Relations, publicity media ranging from conventional to digital media, as well as communication programs in various forms such as social and digital campaigns. The field of Public Relations requires the ability to quickly adapt to the changing business and media environment.

In the Communication Science Department, the Journalism minor concentration studies the process of collecting, writing, and delivering news information to the public through various media. In the digital era, journalists also need to understand how news can be conveyed through various platforms, including social media. Therefore, the Journalism minor concentration also studies journalistic ethics, especially in the face of rapid technological advancements and media changes. It is essential for journalists to uphold principles of ethics and accuracy in carrying out their duties as guardians of public information.
 

Uniqueness

We have a distinctive color that other Communication Science Study Programs don't have

Developing excellence in the field of technology-based new media studies in urban communities with an educational system that supports both Public Relations and Journalism.

The minor concentration in Public Relations is a discipline focused on efforts to build, maintain, and enhance the image and reputation of an organization, company, or individual in society. Aspects studied in the minor concentration of Public Relations include internal and external communication of the organization, professional ethics in Public Relations, publicity media ranging from conventional to digital media, as well as communication programs in various forms such as social and digital campaigns. The field of Public Relations requires the ability to quickly adapt to the changing business and media environment.

In the Communication Science Program, the Journalism minor concentration studies the process of collecting, writing, and delivering news information to the public through various media. In the digital era, journalists also need to understand how news can be conveyed through various platforms, including social media. Therefore, the Journalism minor concentration also studies journalistic ethics, especially in the face of rapid technological advancements and media changes. It is essential for journalists to uphold principles of ethics and accuracy in carrying out their duties as guardians of public information.

Profile of Our Graduates

Describing the soft skills and hard skills acquired by students upon graduation, a graduate is:

  • A graduate possesses the ability to analyze communication phenomena and correlate the principles of communication science with relevant disciplines to formulate solutions to communication issues.
  • A graduate has the ability to select, plan, create, and evaluate communication programs and content within a team.
  • A graduate has the capability to produce programs using communication technology tools in line with the needs of Industry 4.0 and its adaptive development towards Society 5.0.

What to Learn

In the Communication Science Program, students will learn all the subjects necessary to graduate as Communication Science scholars, including:

  • The ability to implement concepts and principles in the field of communication in accordance with the prevailing ethics and norms in society.
  • The ability to implement entrepreneurial skills in communication, both individually and in groups.
  • The ability to implement creative and collaborative skills in the field of communication.
  • The ability to analyze various communication issues, especially in the context of Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations.
  • The ability to plan the content of communication messages based on the analysis or study of communication issues in various contexts.
  • The ability to collaboratively and adaptively produce data-based communication programs and works in the context of Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations, considering digital disruptions.

Future Career

Here are some career options and job prospects for Communication Science graduates:

Communication researcher

  • Media Researcher
  • Communication Researcher
  • Communication Analyst
  • Academician

Become a researcher and analyst in the field of communication, working in technology and digital communication agencies. Additionally, pursue further education in Public Relations or Journalism to become an academician.

Communication program creator

  • Content Creator
  • Content Planner
  • Content Strategist
  • Content Producer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Officer

Become a planner and implementer of communication programs in the field of Public Relations or Journalism.

Communication technical specialist

  • Cameraman
  • Editor
  • Photographer
  • Studio Operator

Become a technical specialist in content production related to Public Relations or Journalism.

Alumni Stories

I am thrilled and proud to be an alumna of the Communication Science Program at Universitas Pembangunan Jaya (UPJ). Currently, I work for one of the Digital Media companies in Indonesia, and UPJ has provided a strong foundation for my career. Many of the course materials I studied at UPJ are relevant to my current job, helping me adapt quickly to my professional role. I want to express my gratitude to Universitas Pembangunan Jaya for equipping me with valuable knowledge that has contributed to the development of my career.

Bayu Aditya Suryanto SEO Content Manager, PT Media Putra Nusantara (IDN Media) (Alumni KOM angkatan 2015)

Studying at Communication Science Program (Ilkom) UPJ has provided me with extensive learning, not only actively within the classroom but also outside through organizational activities, professional work, and competitions I participated in. Since I started my studies, I have always been provided with the latest insights into the industry and continuously supported to create and understand the industry I am passionate about. This has allowed me to achieve my goal of working in the sports and entertainment industry, starting from my internship until now.

Muhammad Arkan Faruqi Social Media Specialist, PT. Panatrade Caraka (Specs & Mizuno Indonesia) (Alumni KOM angkatan 2017)

My extraordinary experience during my studies at Communication Science Program (KOM) UPJ is that all the lessons I received significantly influenced my work. From my studies, I gained the experience of interning in the media industry, acquiring new skills and becoming a content writer. After graduating, I had the opportunity to join Kitabisa as a copywriter. The education I received at UPJ opened doors for me to apply a profound understanding of communication in my daily work.

Emillia Nurdivahafsari Kusumawardani Senior Copywriter, Kitabisa.com (Alumni KOM 2016)