Year founded: 1986
Number of students: Approx. 500
Areas of teaching: communications studies and journalism, both bachelor and masters degrees.
Locations: Headquarters/main campus located in Campus Cluster Paris Innovation, in the heart of Paris.
IICP’s mission is to prepare students for new, internet-dominated careers in communications and journalism. The professional skills required for these two areas have changed dramatically over the past 10 years: the school teaches students in journalism how to work in a pluri-media environment while those seeking employment in communications will learn how to manage in a world where some 80 percent of contents related to companies are produced by outsiders like consumers, employers, suppliers and even competitors.
The school offers two main tracks, one in communications the other in journalism. Students in communications can obtain a 3-year bachelor degree (certified level II by the French state) and then choose among two master tracks: one offering three first year specializations in fields including corporate communications, branding and media relations and two, second level specializations in events and international communication and another MBA master track (one- or two-year, also certified level I by the French State) in strategy and digital communication.
The journalism track is made up of a 4-year bachelor degree (always certified level II by the French State) and an innovative 5th year course in Plurimedia Journalism. During this additional year, students are put in charge of “Cluster News”, the multichannel campus cluster media network, which will allow them to gain precious hands-on experience that will strengthen their profiles as they apply for jobs.
IICP boasts a faculty mostly composed of professionals in their fields. Programs are designed in collaboration with industry and professional bodies, emphasize practical experience and fieldwork and are constantly reviewed and improved upon.