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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Wydział Humanistyczny

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Offered major: Cultural Spaces

When is the major chosen: after the 4th semester, there is a selection of several seminars and major-related classes within the framework of a common degree programme studied from the 1st semester.

Foreign language courses offered: English

Characteristics of the degree programme:

Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that connects various areas of culture: theory and history of culture, knowledge about theatre, literature, film, media, cultural communication and city aesthetics. The first two years of study provide general cultural and humanistic knowledge, including specific issues, theoretical and laboratory classes in various areas of cultural studies. Students participate in classes grouped in thematic blocks: 1) theory of culture (anthropology, theories of performance and theatre, film and audiovisual media, language and communication, literature and aesthetics); 2) history of culture (history of ancient and European culture from the Middle Ages to the present day, history of art, history of philosophy, theatre, film, media); 3) Polish culture (history of Poland and the history of Polish customs, history of Polish theatre and contemporary Polish theatre, Polish literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, Polish folklore, Polish aesthetics and art, history of Polish film and contemporary film, Polish language culture; 4) art criticism (prepares to work as a journalist, critic, commentator of phenomena in the field of various areas of artistic culture); 5) contemporary communication behaviours (audiovisual and literary, verbal and non-verbal, mass and network communication, intercultural and visual communication).

General cultural knowledge is then deepened through profiled specialization classes, focused on various fields of culture, media and research perspectives. In the third year of studying each student chooses specialization courses along with a bachelor's seminar during which they conduct an individual bachelor's project with the help of the promoter. The project ends with the student writing a diploma thesis, which is the basis for receiving a bachelor's degree in cultural studies. The graduate is a specialist, equipped with tools for the description and analysis of phenomena in the field of film, theatre, audiovisual media, language, advertising, literature, aesthetics, urban space, cultural communication and cultural anthropology. We offer field internships, during which students independently conduct research on the state of traditional and contemporary culture.

Major characteristics:

The Cultural Spaces specialization has a generally cultural character, integrating knowledge about various areas of culture. Students acquire basic historical and theoretical knowledge about culture. They are also prepared to rationally nurture the value of national and regional culture and to popularize the achievements of European and world culture. They know various areas of culture, including theatre and performances understood as art and different types of social performative practices. They are familiar with the key problems of Polish literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as of contemporary literature and are highly competent in the field of description and evaluation of literary phenomena. They understand the principles of shaping space in terms of urban planning, architecture, interior and landscape aesthetics, and are able to diagnose and describe them. They know the principles of the functioning of exhibition institutions: galleries and museums, and have the ability to carry out tasks related to the exhibition of works of art. The specialization also prepares to understand and popularize audiovisual culture, both in its traditional (cinema, television) and digital (DVD, Web) forms, and to conduct educational activities in this area. Students are also equipped with knowledge about the communicative competences of the individual, community and institution. They know traditional and contemporary communication strategies, recognise and analyse various communication patterns, taking into account the types of linguistic material in the context of cultural changes.

The acquired knowledge enables the graduates to undertake work in the field of promoting cultural heritage in the institutional and non-institutional sphere. Students are also prepared to consciously participate in contemporary theatre life as its commentators and as the creators of production projects and cultural offers. Thanks to their competences, they are specialists in organizing various types of shows, performances and reviews, as well as in theatre education. They can explain the mechanisms of literary life in a professional manner, are prepared to work in editorial offices, publishing houses and to animate various forms of literary life. They gain competence to work in the media, in production companies, cultural institutions, have the ability to prepare and implement various projects promoting film and new media, as well as promoting the art of cinema and electronic media. They are able to use the educational aspects of art in institutions promoting culture. They are well prepared to moderate institutions’ relations with the media, with the use of visual communication tools. The acquired knowledge and skills allow the graduates to adapt their communication behaviour to specific contexts and situations.

Our students are offered a study program that takes into account the most valuable scientific achievements, attractive didactic classes conducted by specialized academic staff and an atmosphere conducive to individualized development.

Others, important information for candidates:

During the course of studies, each student completes a 100-hour internship in an independently selected cultural institution that suits their interests. Internship may be completed in traditional or electronic media institutions, governmental, self-governmental, research, educational organizations or in institutions dealing with broadly understood cultural animation or mass events organization.

Students of cultural studies have also the opportunity to broaden their interests within the framework of dynamically operating scientific clubs. In addition to standard forms of activity, such as: organization of workshops and meetings, participation in symposia and scientific conferences, publishing their own works, students have the opportunity to participate in domestic and foreign field research. Participation in the clubs gives you the opportunity to meet interesting people of culture, participate in interesting scientific trips and gain experience in the field of cultural animation.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Polish language

written

(basic or advanced level*

weight: 100%

* Basic level result multiplied x 1.0

* Advanced level result multiplied x 1.5

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

 

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Grades in the Matura exam in Polish language will be converted to percentage points in the following way:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

5 – 150%

4 – 120%

3 – 75%
 

6 – 150%

5 – 130%

4 – 110%

3 – 75%

2 – 40%

International Baccalaureate

  • The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Konkurs Olimpiada Wiedzy o Mediach laureat 2
Ogólnopolski Konkurs Wiedzy o Społeczeństwie i Kulturze "Kalejdoskop" laureat 2
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Plastyki laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Cyfrowa laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Filozoficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Historyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Medialna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Literatury i Języka Polskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Filmie i Komunikacji Społecznej laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Historycznej laureat lub finalista

Szczegółowa procedura uznania powyższych uprawnień dostępna jest na stronie https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/rekrutacja-na-studia-krok-po-kroku/olimpiady-i-konkursy/

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 850,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 990,00 PLN
  • 990,00 PLN
  • 1 020,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Humanistyczny

ul. Uniwersytecka 4
40-007 Katowice
32 200 93 18

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wh

kulturoznawstwo.wh@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl