The Department of Media and Cultural Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University was established as an independent department in 1995 and has since provided a bachelor's degree in journalism in full-time (full-time) and part-time (distance) form. Since 2007, in addition to the full-time bachelor's study in the field of Journalism, it has also implemented a theoretical and analytical master's study program in the field of Media Studies, to which the related Cultural Studies was added in 2009 and Communication Studies in 2010. In 2014, a doctoral study program in Media and Cultural Studies was added.
Since 2018, after the change in the study system in the Czech Republic, the department has been offering four study programs within the field of Media Studies, specializing in media studies, communication studies, cultural studies, and journalism studies.
The department also has three research centres: the Centre for Cultural, Media and Communication Studies, the Centre for Comic Studies and the Centre for Research of the Moravian Press.