All our students receive one-to-one supervision from a personal supervisor throughout the course. We also provide advisory groups to help students further develop their expertise and achieve their goals.

Collaboration Between Academic and Professional Faculty

The teaching and research work of the Media Professional Course benefits greatly from the synergistic collaboration between academic and professional faculty. This enables students to gain a multifaceted understanding of the media within a unique environment that combines a wealth of both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

List of Faculty

KAWAMURA Masakata (Professor)

  • Classes: Current Broadcasting, Comparative Studies of Broadcasting, Television Broadcasting, Broadcast Program Production
  • Reseach: media theory; media history; European and American society as seen through their media
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 304

・Recommended books

Barnouw, E., A Tower in Babel: A History of Broadcasting in the United States, Oxford University Press, New York, 1996.
Sano, S., Kyokaiden, Bungeishunju sha, 2000.
Sugiyama, T., Medhia no Kobo, Bungeishunju sha, 1998.
Oya, S., Honoo wa Nagareru 1: Meiji to Taisho no Tanima, Bungeishunju sha, 1964.
Kawamura, M., Dokyumentari toha Nanika: Terebi Dhirekuta no Shigoto, Buronzu shinsha, 1995.

NAKAMURA Toshiya (Professor, Head of Department)

  • Classes: Media and International Society; Political Communication
  • Reseach: International Relations (IR), political communication
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 306

・Recommended books

Shearman P.ed., Power Transition and International Order in Asia, Routledge, London & New York, 2013.
Iyengar, S., Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide (Second Edition), W.W. Norton & Company, New York & London, 2011.
Nakamura, T., Doitsu no Anzenhosyo: Heiwa Shugi to Buryoku Koshi, Ichigeisha, Tokyo, 2006.
Nye, J., Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Public Affairs, New York, 2004.
Berger, T., Cultures of Antimilitarism: National Security in Germany and Japan, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1998.
Evans, P. eds, Double-Edged Diplomacy: International Bargaining and Domestic Politics, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1993.

Edward HAIG (Professor)

  • Classes: Media English; Media Discourse Analysis
  • Reseach: media discourse; critical discourse analysis; systemic functional linguistics; ecolinguistics; the ideology of crime, youth and environmental news; radio studies; British media studies; the use of media in English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 203

・Recommended books

Stokes, J., How to do Media and Cultural Studies, Sage, London, 2002.
Bell, A. and Garrett, P., Approaches to Media Discourse, Blackwell, Oxford, 1998.
Gillespie, M. and Toynbee, J., Analysing Media Texts, Open University Press, New York, 2006.
Wodak, R., Meyer, M., Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis (Second Edition), Sage, London, 2010.
Fairclough, N., Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research, Routledge, London & New York, 2003.

OGAWA Akiko (Associate Professor)

  • Classes: Fundamentals of Media Studies, Community Media
  • Reseach: media theory, media literacy, local media studies
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 303

・Recommended books

McLuhan, M., Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964.
Mizukoshi, S., 21 Seki Medhiaron, NHK Shuppan, 2011.
Hayashi, K., 〈Onnna・Kodomo〉no Janarizumu: Kea no ronri to tomoni, Iwanami shoten, Tokyo, 2011.
Gergen, K., An Invitation to Social Construction (Second Edition), Sage, London, 2009.
Branston, G. and Stafford, R., The Media Student's Book, Routledge, London, 2010.

IHARA Nobuhiro (Associate Professor)

  • Classes: Media in Asia; Asian Communication
  • Reseach: International History; Political Communication
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 202

・Recommended books

Carr, E.H., The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Perennial, New York, 2001.
Jervis, R., The Logic of Images in International Relations, Columbia University Press, New York & Oxford, 1989.
Nye, J., Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Public Affairs, New York, 2004.
Pierson, P., Politics in Time: History, Institutions, and Social Analysis, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2004.
Sueda, K., Kakai, H., Tasaki, K., and Saruhashi, J., Komyunikeshon Kenkyuho, Nakanishiya Syuppan, Kyoto, 2011.

GOTO Akifumi (Associate Professor, Information Technology Center)

  • Classes: Media Contents Production Practice
  • Reseach: Educational technology
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 201

・Recommended books

Ito, M., Yoku Wakaru Medhia Sutadhizu, Mineruva shobo, Kyoto, 2009.
Hamano, T., Akitekucha no Seitaikei, NTT shuppan, Tokyo, 2008.
Caplan, J., "The Cutting Edge of American Digital Journalism" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRtKz9Od5MM 2013

Visiting Faculty

YAMADA Tetsuo (Visiting Professor, Chunichi Shimbun newspaper)

  • Classes: Newspaper Journalism; Media Techniques Training (Internship)
  • Office: Visiting Faculty Office, General Education Building, Room 302

KURIBAYASHI Yoshihiko (Visiting Professor, Nagoya Bunri University)

  • Classes: Advertising Strategy as Human Communication (Basic); Advertising Strategy as Human Communication (Advanced); Corporate Communication
  • Office: Visiting Faculty Office, General Education Building, Room 302

Other faculty

In addition to the visiting professors listed above, a number of other adjunct faculty are provided through the kind cooperation of the following organizations: Chunichi Shimbun, NHK, Chubu Electric Power, Mizkan and the Educational Center for International Students, Nagoya University.