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Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Wydział Humanistyczny

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Characteristics of the degree programme and Offered major:

An innovative BA degree programme that combines information and communication technologies with humanities and social issues in an original way. The programme contents are focused on designing information space in a digital environment. Students learn how to create useful and visually appealing web services, conduct user experience (UX) research, conduct a professional search, and functionally organise, process, and present data. By learning techniques and tools of effective language and visual communication, they develop skills in creating and editing different types of texts and graphic materials and publishing them in a digital form. The programme is designed for students who have a humanistic approach to using computer technology.

Who is an Information Architect?

This is a person who designs the structure and organises the content of a website so that users can find the information they need quickly and easily. They develop navigation and search systems, create graphics to properly illustrate the content, and take care of the aesthetics and visual coherence of a website. The Information Architect also has knowledge and skills related to usability testing of websites and user interfaces, and search engine optimisation (SEO).

Selected subjects, grouped in thematic course blocks

Design and creation of digital objects

The architecture of information spaces: UX research; Digital photography and image processing; Vector graphics; Infographics; Web optimisation; Fundamentals of graphic design; Database design and development; User interface design; Visual design; Web development.

Information management

Information analysis and visualisation; Information security; Big data; Digitisation of information resources; Effective information retrieval; Teamwork tools; Information evaluation and selection; Data processing and presentation; Knowledge organisation systems; Content management systems; Information users.

Business Issues

the Internet marketing: Fundamentals of business operation; PR in culture, administration, and business; Electronic publishing market; Team management.

Digital Communication

Cyber-culture; Elements of media studies; Interpersonal communication; Reception of digital content; Text editing workshops; Web-writing.

Thanks to the comprehensive competencies acquired in the course of study, Information Architecture graduates successfully compete in the job market and creatively react to changes in the contemporary world of information and media. They are well prepared for both full-time jobs in companies, institutions, and offices, and for running their own businesses. The graduates can find employment as:

  • Information Architect;
  • Webmaster;
  • Manager of the content of the website;
  • Interface and Interaction Designer (UI & IxD);
  • User Experience Designer (UX);
  • Computer Graphics Designer;
  • Information Management Specialist;
  • Researcher;
  • Social Media Specialist;
  • Information and Media Reports Analyst;
  • Editor of Digital and New Media Publications;
  • E-commerce Specialist;
  • An employee of a Publishing House.

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM after 2010:

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Polish language

Mathematics

Modern foreign language

weight: 40% (a)

weight: 30% (b)

weight: 30% (c)

In the case when the candidate took the exam at the extended level, the result will be multiplied by 1.5.

In the case when the candidate took the exam at the basic level, the percentage result from the Matura certificate is taken into account.

If the secondary school-leaving certificate contains Matura exam results taken at different levels (basic and advanced), the result which is more favourable for the candidate is taken into account.

Method of calculating points:

W = a x P + b x M + c x J

where:
W – candidate’s final result
P – result in Polish language (written exam)
M – result in mathematics (written exam)

J – result in a modern foreign language (written exam)
a, b, c — weights.

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM until 2009:

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Polish language

Choose from*:

Mathematics/Computer Science/Civics/Philosophy

Modern foreign language

weight: 40% (a)

weight: 30% (b)

weight: 30% (c)

In the case when the candidate took the exam at the extended level, the result will be multiplied by 1.5.

In the case when the candidate took the exam at the basic level, the percentage result from the Matura certificate is taken into account.

If the secondary school-leaving certificate contains Matura exam results taken at different levels (basic and advanced), the result which is more favourable for the candidate is taken into account.

Method of calculating points:

W = a x P + b x M + c x J

where:
W – candidate’s final result
P – result in Polish language (written exam)

M – result in the elective subject (written exam)

J – result in a modern foreign language (written exam)

a, b, c — weights.

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

"Old" Polish maturity exam

In the case of the candidates who took the “old” Polish maturity exam, the results of particular subjects taken orally or in writing (specified in the relevant programme admission criteria for candidates who passed the “new” Polish maturity exam), placed on the certificate of secondary education and certificate issued by Regional Examinations Board, are taken into consideration.

The method of converting results of the Polish maturity exam is adjusted to the evaluation system for the candidates who took the “new” Polish maturity exam.

The maturity exam grades will be converted to percentage points as follows:

Maturity exam to 1991

Maturity exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

In the case when there are programme entrance exams, both the results of these exams and the results of maturity exams are taken into consideration.

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
Olimpiada Bibliologiczna i Informatologiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Cyfrowa laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Innowacji Technicznych i Wynalazczości laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Technicznej 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

architektura.informacji.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