Honest journalists with a critical vision
This program emphasizes the development of communication skills, the ability to critically analyze information, the judgment to make ethical decisions, and also importantly, builds strong cultural foundations in students so they may compete successfully in a global market.
UPC’s journalism program has the distinction of becoming the first higher education institution in Peru to earn accreditation from the Consejo Latinoamericano de Acreditacion de las Educacion en Periodismo. (CLAEP). The program has five specialties: journalistic applications (information, opinion, investigation and interpretation); management; design infographics and multimedia; general and journalistic photography; and literary journalism.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Analyze and interpret worldwide events from a responsible and critical point of view.
- Investigate and develop diverse sources in order to assure the validity and reliability of information that will guide public opinion.
- Plan, design and evaluate a wide range and style of journalistic projects.
- Master computer graphics and written communication techniques in order to present the highest quality journalistic product.
- Skillfully employ the diverse journalistic languages (oral, written, visual and graphic), as well as the different narrative models (types of stories) for communicating information -- whether through the press, television, radio or Internet.
- Integrate high technology processes and interactivity in communication.
ADVANTAGES OF A CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATION
- Graduates artfully employ language, analysis and the latest tools of high technology to form their journalistic products.
- UPC’s Latin American journalism accreditation is approved and monitored by CLAEP in conjunction with the Inter American Press Society (SIP). CLAEP is a council dedicated to promoting excellence in professional journalistic education, guaranteeing academic rigor for students, parents and the professional community.
- At UPC, students begin studying journalism and taking core courses in their field from the first academic term.
In addition to the bachelor's degree and the license, the students may obtain other specialized diplomas such as:
Special Mention in Journalism and Economics
Provides a theoretical and conceptual base in the areas of Economy and Finance to students who are preparing for a journalism career, which will give them the necessary tools to develop and manage journalism projects with economic themes.
From the 10 courses that comprise the Special Mention, journalism students will acquire knowledge of the country’s history, economic reality and politics, as well as expose them to the global economy and its impact on Peru’s marketplace.
Students also will acquire in-depth knowledge of economic and finance principals and techniques and their applications within the economic marketplace. These tools will permit the journalism student to understand and interpret the happenings in the economy with a critical perspective that is crucial for providing pertinent news and information.
UPC’s Journalism program, Internationally Accredited by the Latin American Council for Journalism Education Accreditation (CLAEP), is the first to grant journalism students a parallel course of study in Economics, allowing them to achieve competency in understanding and managing the diverse language of this discipline.
A diploma with a Special Mention in Journalism and Economy will be granted by the Journalism and Economy and Finance colleges to students who satisfactorily complete the required 10 courses and 35 credits.
Courses that comprise the Special Mention are taught by professors recognized for their professional and academic expertise in the economic sciences.
With knowledge acquired in the Special Mention program, the UPC Journalism graduate can successfully work in print, radio and television with the competency necessary to interpret national and international economic realities.
Students begin their courses of study in Economy in the third year of the Journalism program. They can register for Special Mention courses at the same time as their journalism courses. They must pass the requirements of each course and adhere to the Student Manual Study Regulations.
CURRICULUM of the SPECIAL MENTION (Credits, Hours, Pre-requisites)
- Topics of Economic Reality
- Introduction to Finance
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Finance Mathematics
- Economic History of Peru
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- History of the Global Economy
- Politics and the Economy
These courses are part of the curriculum of the Economy and Finance Career Studies, and are administered by the Economy Department’s Faculty.
Journalism students enrolled in the Special Mention program that successfully complete Introduction to Microeconomics and Introduction to Macroeconomics can waive the Principles of Economics course.