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Radio and Television

 

“I’d like to study Radio and Television, because …”

As well as being one of the most basic features of human beings, the ability to communicate is also the most distinctive skill resulting in the existence of both society and culture. Therefore, you have many primary reasons such as existential, socio-cultural, economics, politics and aesthetics to choose to study in the Radio and Television Department. All this knowledge and experience as a communicator brings about social awareness and responsibility. All the scientific, intellectual and visual experiences that you will be gaining during your studies will help you gain the ability to interpret the world and to experience other facets of life such as having a critical view, of sharing and creating your assignment and dreams for your professional life.

Educational Content

In the developing audio-visual field, new communication technologies are rapidly changing the function, features and nature of mass media. These changes increase the importance of research into the field of socio-cultural and political communication studies. We, in the Department of Radio-Television, aim to educate individuals, who can be creative and are able to grasp and implement the radical transformations, to adapt to rapidly changing communication technologies and the world, who have an analytical and critical perspective, and who are aware of social responsibilities and ethical principles. Once you start in the Department, you will be taking the first step in your personal development and in your career choice. You will have the privilege of being a dynamic and modern communicator examining all the aspects of communication. You will learn how to synthesise information theories and practices and to undertake projects. You will develop the skill of original analytical thinking, to develop research strategies; to grasp that image/video is not only cognitive but also a way to establish a moral, political and aesthetic relationship that has the responsibility of sharing all these things. In addition to courses that expand theoretical knowledge, our academic course program offers other courses that bring in professional information and skills in the field of radio and television. This academic program gives a degree in the field of Radio and Television at the end of eight semester teaching periods. During their education, students receive support and encouragement to participate in national and international competitions. Students have the opportunity to work in the University’s radio and television studios as student assistants in production and broadcasting.

What are the career opportunities?

The development of radio, television, cinema, advertising, public relations, visual design and social media institutions and organizations allied to the increase and needs of local areas of journalism, advertising, and communication agencies show that our Department will serve to an important requirement and function. We will make significant contributions to the future of our country. Those of our students fulfilling course and training requirements successfully can enter careers working for radio-television institutions, organisations and media companies as producers, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, fiction operator, picture selectors, management, and so on. In addition, our graduates can complete their postgraduate studies as a start to an academic career.

The Department of Radio-Television in Brief

The Department has, as its core, the tools of audio-visual communication and the academic foundation that is spreading into branches associated with these tools. From the moment that they register students consult with academic staff and continue to do so until they graduate. Our Department provides the opportunity to share experiences between students and academic staff that consists of full-time and part-time teaching staff and academics. The Radio-TV department offers a wide range of production and broadcasting opportunities to the student where our studios offer practical experience in production and broadcasting. Students can benefit by using the studios to work as assistants or work there as their extra-curricular studies. CIU FM – the university’s own radio station – broadcasts in the TRNC on the 107.2 Mhz frequency using a fully digital, computer assisted foundation with the modern facilities of radio technology. The station produces a wide variety of programmes, including education, culture, art, music and news.  Students who have indicated a desire to do so and who have undertaken diction training prepare all programmes.

Research and Applications

Students are supported and encouraged during their education to participate in both national and international competitions as well as to attend events and work in our Radio-TV studios in a variety of technical fields such as production and broadcasting. In addition, they are required to do 20-day internship at two different times to make a connection in the field, to reinforce practical lessons and to gain experience in professional life. Our student clubs provide opportunities for students to improve their socio-cultural communication skills and the creative and collaborative sides of themselves.

Quotations…

“The use of images is one of the most important indicators of exploring and witnessing the universe, and the existence of society, culture and life. We strongly believe that we will train graduates who are able to express emotions through images; can rebuild the truth; can convert the images into creative and moral goals; can experience the necessity and privilege of being a qualified communicator. We invite you to our Department to share your university adventure with us.”
Head of Department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Birsel Matara
Apart from the possibilities offered by the university, I cannot describe in words the pride and happiness gained by sharing products that we produce in a collaborative working environment with other people. It is a completely different opportunity and is a privilege for us to get our voices heard by the world with the programmes we make for CIU FM, which is now broadcasting over the internet.
Emrah Aksoy, Department Student
Being in a family atmosphere away from my own home here at CIU allows me to live in happiness and peace of mind. Our Department and studios provide us a warm and collaborative environment that helps us combine our skills with social activities.
Münibe Özge Kapucuoğlu, Department Student
I feel privileged because Cyprus International University Department of Radio-TV is not only an educational Department for me but also a living place that has helped me to gain an attitude and perspective in life with the support of my precious teachers.
Mustafa Yakut, Graduate
Sometimes we were in scientific studies and sometimes we were using microphones and cameras to make short films, spots, news and programmes. The experiences that we gained from the professionals enabled us to enter and adapt easily to professional life well equipped.
Enes Karadayı, Graduate

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