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Master Communication and Digital Technologies

The Master

The Master 2 CELSA-MINES Communication and Digital Technology, called CTN, is a state diploma awarded to high-level professionals with dual competences in Information and Communication Sciences and Digital Technology. It is co-accredited by CELSA Sorbonne University (which has the status of “a Grande Ecole” within the Sorbonne) and IMT Mines Alès (schools of the Institute Mines-Télécom).

The courses are taught by teams of teacher-researchers from both institutions and professionals who bring their vision of the industry. The CELSA professors are particularly involved in teaching Humanities and Social Sciences, and those of IMT Mines Alès in the Digital Technologies field.

All courses are taught in Alès, at the Croupillac site, in brand new building. Students have access to all the equipment necessary for the learning process (computers, teaching and audiovisual material, etc.).

It should be noted that students in the CTN Master's program benefit from the dual status of Sorbonne and IMT, which allows them, for example, to live in the Ecole des Mines student accomodation, but also to have access to the CELSA Career Center, where companies post numerous internship and job offers. Once they graduate, they can join the two Alumni networks: the CELSA alumni network and the IMT Mines Alès network.


Information and Communication Theories - 36 h

  • Theories of CIS
  • Introduction to semiology
  • Socio-economics of the media
  • Media marketing
  • Knowledge mediation and digital design

Communication strategies in the economic environment - 24 h

  • Semiology of digital technologies
  • Development strategy of media companies

Organization, structures and functions - 12 h

  • Law and legal practices and digital law

Digital Communication Strategies - 69 h   

  • Communication strategies
  • Communication plan
  • Online communities
  • Digital tools for cultural mediation
  • Digital strategy and e-reputation
  • Conceptual understanding of the challenges of traffic management on the Internet

Digital technologies: methods and tools - 61 h

  • Software development through models
  • Introduction to algorithms
  • Web development project
  • Digital technologies and dynamic web
  • Connected objects - Data collection
  • Semantic web technology

Design of digital devices - 60 h

  • Visual culture
  • Narration and storyboard
  • Digital sound
  • Sound post-production
  • Video capture
  • Video capture/editing
  • Photoshop
  • Digital editing

Modern language - 7,5 h

  • English

Language and communication, modern languages -7,5 h

•    English - TOEIC preparation

Diagnostic, analytical and decision-making tools - 36 h

•    Creation of a technological company
•    Project management by process
•    Drawing up a quotation and negotiation
•    Content management system

Professional methodology- 59 h

•    Networks and security
•    Digital application design
•    Needs and requirements engineering
•    Information sharing and dissemination
•    Multimedia pedagogical project in groups

Multimedia project across UE2 and UE3:

A multimedia project is at the center of the pedagogical approach. It is carried out in connection with a sponsor who is selected at the beginning of the course.  The project is done in a group and is supervised by a the teaching team. It serves as a basis for practical learning and prepares the students for their internship in a company.

Dissertation - 20 h

  • Research Methodology
  • Research seminar

Internship in a company and research paper.

The course dates

The course has two main periods during the year.

From September to February: six months of study, during which students follow all their courses and work in teams on multimedia projects proposed by external sponsors.
Each class is made up of professionals in further education and students in initial training. There is a variety of different profiles which reinforces the diversity within the Master's program and contributes to the richness of the group work.
Through the learning of a number of digital technologies (applications, websites ...), but also communication strategies, the Master CELSA-MINES teaches students :

  • The evaluation of communication strategies of organizations,
  • The development of multimedia communication strategies,
  • The supervision of the technical implementation of a multimedia project.

From March: baptism of fire! A 3 to 6 month internship in a company completes the curriculum. This experience is a real opportunity for students to choose their future sector of activity. There are many internship opportunities in large luxury or audiovisual companies and agencies or industrial companies such as: L'Oréal, LVMH, Chanel, Hermès, TF1, C+, M6, Publicis, BETC, TOTAL, VINCI, ADP, etc.

The common thread of the master's program is: the research paper. The thesis is written throughout the course. It is handed in and defended at the end of the year (between September and early November). Students are supervised by a university author and a professional tutor. Through different approaches and the questioning or resources used, the objective is to bring something new to a subject related to digital communication. It is chosen with regard to personal interest, its relevance and its feasibility ... Starting  from a research problem, it is essential to analyze the facts in the broadest sense seeking to validate (or not) the initial hypotheses, while making recommendations that could be applied in a professional situation.


Students acquire solid skills in 4 main areas:

  • definition and coordination of a media strategy
  • digital expertise
  • poject management
  • applied research

This Master's program also offers a module dedicated to entrepreneurship. Graduates can apply to join the IMT Mines Alès technology incubator or the one in Neuilly-sur-Seine.


Initial training

For students with a bachelor's degree, admission is based on a portfolio.

  • Applications open: Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Applications close: Thursday, April 7, 2022 (application to be sent by e-mail  to
  • Posting of eligible candidates: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. on the website and on
  • Oral tests for eligible candidates: from Tuesday, May 10, 2022 to Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (according to the sanitary rules measures applicable at this time)
  • Posting of final results: Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. on the website and on

For CELSA SORBONNE UNIVERSITE students: registration via

Course start date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (in Alès)

Tuition fees: Please refer to the current tuition fees of the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

Further  education

To be eligible, candidates must be at least 26 years old on January 1st of the year of study and must have 3 years of professional experience and a national Master's degree. Candidates who do not have a Master's degree may apply in writing to the Master's program director for validation of their professional experience, providing they hold a DEUG or equivalent degree. The request for validation of professional experience must be attached to the application file.

Admission is based on the student's file and an oral interview at the beginning of June.

  • Applications open: Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Applications close: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  • Posting of final results: Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm on the website and on

Course start date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (in Alès)

For CAMPUS France applicants:

Cost of the course :
- Self-financing: 8600 euros
- Job seekers: contact Pôle Emploi
- Employees: ask about the specific possibilities  within your company (Cif, training plan, DIF, OPCA...)