ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would launch MSc-level television production program for the fourth consecutive time next month, it was announced here.
It was highly professional ‘State-of-the Art’ degree program offered to meet the requirements of the electronic industry, a news release said on Saturday.
The program was initiated in 2015 by the University’s Department of Mass Communication on the initiative of the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui.
The ‘face-to-face’ on-campus classes are arranged five days a week to acquaint the students about the latest technology being used in news, drama and film production.
AIOU is the first university in public sector that has introduced a professional degree of MSc-level in the media field, initially for the students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. This program will be later extended to other cities of the country.
“We induced the latest system and technology with professionally equipped studios for conducting tv production classes, engaging professionally and academically renowned faculty members,” said an official of the Mass Communication Department.
Many passed-out students are working with the prominent tv channels in the country, showing the best performance in their respective fields. The Vice Chancellor highly prioritizes knowledge and manpower building in the media sector and wishes that the AIOU should have an active role in providing academic support in upgrading the print and electronic network.
The students in the program are made capable of handling any type of visual communication including news, documentaries, dramas, music videos, films, interviews, talks shows and educational programs with adequate practical skills. Theoretical and practical components of the program are used during the learning process.
The entire program is tailored according to the needs and the requirements of the modern day media industry. The University has further developed its two existing two studios for providing proper practical training of students.
The quality is main criteria in conducting all such academic programs. Currently, highly professional staff of Pakistan television has also been engaged to provide technical know-how to the students of the Tv production, the official added.