Student Admission Announcement at Hetq Media Factory

Hetq Media Factory starts the admission for the 2021-2022 academic year!

Journalism is one of the fastest-changing professions, easily combined with science and technology. If you want to become a competitive specialist in media and related fields, acquire not only theoretical but also practical and applied knowledge, develop and implement unlimited new ideas, become a student at Hetq Media Factory.

This year our focus is on investigative and data-driven journalism. By using innovative and multimedia storytelling techniques, this year we are going to produce visually appealing investigations.


If you are curious and like to go deep to find what’s behind wrongdoings, apply to the education program of Hetq Media Factory and turn your skills into a profession.


Studying at Hetq Media Factory is free.

This year, 32 students will have the opportunity to study at the Media Factory with a new generation of audio/video equipment and laptops.

Leading specialists from not only the media field but also from science and IT will teach at Hetq Media Factory.

The following subjects will preliminarily be taught at Hetq Media Factory:

Introduction to Journalism,

Investigative Journalism,

● Data Journalism,


Tech in Journalism,

Geographic Information Systems (GIS),

Photo/video Journalism,

Writing Skills,

Economic Journalism,

Design and Visualization,

Critical and Creative Thinking,

Ethics and Media Law.

The duration of the educational program is one academic year with two semesters (September-December, January-May). Classes will be organized from Monday to Saturday in two shifts from 10:00 – 13:00 and from 14:30 – 17:30.

The preliminary timetable of courses at Hetq Media Factory

Hetq Media Factory invites to apply

1) people over 18 years old,

2) students from journalism and/or other faculties,

3) journalists from different newsrooms, as well as freelance journalists,
4) people with an interest of media field.

It is required to

1) be able to spend 4-6 hours a day on classes and home assignments,
2) meet the deadlines,
3) be proficient in English,
4) be ready to work in unpredictable situations specific to journalism,
5) appreciate the importance of education, personal growth, and professional development,
6) be flexible in terms of innovation, changes, and understanding of differences.

Selection stages:

1) Selection of preliminary applications based on the online application,

2) Interview and test,

3) Final selection and approval.

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2021. Apply online.

The project is implemented by the Investigative Journalists NGO and is funded through a U.S. Department of State Public Affairs Section grant. The commencement of the second academic year at the Hetq Media Factory is pending on funds availability.

If you have questions or concerns, please call +374 44 20 20 48 or write to the following e-mail:

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