Faculty of Communication

Radio, Television and Cinema

Duration 4 Years
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About the Program

The Department of Radio-Television and Cinema aims to educate individuals who can be creative, and are able to grasp and implement radical transformations, adapt to rapidly changing communication technologies and the world, who have an analytical and critical perspective, and are aware of social responsibilities and ethical principles. In addition to the courses that expand theoretical knowledge, the program also offers other courses that bring in the professional information and skills required in the field of radio, television, and cinema. During their education, students will learn how to synthesize information theories and practices and develop analytical thinking skills to develop research strategies. In addition, students are required to complete a 20-day internship at two different times, in order to establish a network in the field, to reinforce practical lessons and to gain experience in their professional life.

Education Opportunities

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 the CIU Radio-TV studios in a variety of technical divisions, such as production and broadcasting. Also, media professionals enlighten students by attending conferences and seminars organized by the department, in order to share their experiences. Students can benefit from the studios by working there as assistants, or to use the space for 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 all the modern facilities of radio technology. The station produces many programs on a wide range of topics, including education, culture, art, music, and news. Students who have indicated a desire to do radio programs may attend diction training.

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Career Areas

The development of radio, television, cinema, advertising, public relations, visual design and social media institutions and organizations, allied with the increasing 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. The students fulfilling course and training requirements successfully can have careers working for radio-television institutions, organizations, 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.

Contact

Faculty of Communication
Çevik Uraz Center, CU124
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2301
Faculty E-mail: secretary-foc@ciu.edu.tr
Head of Department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Sevilay ÖREN
Head of Department E-mail: soren@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION

Course code

COMM101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course introduces students to the structure and functions of mass media, with special attention to emerging information technologies. It is designed to introduce communication students to the various media industries, including print and digital media. The impact of the mass media on lifestyles, public opinion, governance and business are also studied. Special attention is given to the historical background of traditional mass communication tools such as books, newspapers, magazines, radio and television by comparing their significance and influence on daily life of society, as well as their impact on the economy. The course also addresses the fundamental elements in the communication process and their significance to media relations.
MEDIA LITERACY

Course code

COMM133

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students’ ability to effectively and efficiently examine, interpret, and evaluate the underlying messages contained within media texts, and to provide an understanding of their social, cultural and political influences. This course is designed as a study in media analysis from critical perspectives; special emphasis is placed on the skills needed to evaluate selected shows, newspapers, advertisements, magazines and films. This course introduces students to focus on how the media is used to construct meaning, and the critical approach and methods used to analyze and understand it. Methods of critical writing appropriate to media analysis will be also emphasized.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Course code

ITEC110

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to give the students an understanding of the fundamentals of computers such as the basic components of the computers, input, output, storage devices and processing as well as application and system software, utility programs and internet basics. At the end of this course students will be familiar with the computer terminology and able to use the word processing and spreadsheet programs as well as efficient internet usage. General presentation of computer technologies, Windows operating system and applications in the Microsoft Office packageWord, Excel, Access and Power Point , softwares used in pharmacies, drawing for academic purposes and web-based method of screening of literature are also covered.
INTRODUCTION TO RADIO

Course code

RTVC101

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
This introductory course is designed to introduce students to radio and radio production tools by describing and explaining the basic concepts which underlie radio production. Course content includes the historical development of radio and radio broadcasting; the political, economic, socio-cultural and technological configurations of radio; and the technical infrastructure and hardware or radio broadcasting. Students will be introduced to the skills and technologies of using basic radio production tools like microphones, digital audio recorders, audio consoles, etc. The course also covers the basics of sound recording and editing. Throughout the course, students will also learn interview techniques and have experience as interviewees in project work.
SOCIOLOGY

Course code

SOCY101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This introductory course in Sociology begins with an overview of the nature of the discipline, followed by a survey of various aspects of the structures and dynamics of social life. The history of sociology, the views of its founders and the major modern sociological perspectives are examined afterwards. Research methods and theories in sociology are explored to illustrate how thinking sociologically adds to our knowledge of the world around us. In this course, basic topics of sociology such as culture, socialization, media, family, education, social stratification, urbanization, social change are analyzed through different sociological perspectives. The course is accommodated to groups of students with different backgrounds and professional education. Class discussions on covered topics are encouraged and are valuable parts of this course.
TURKISH LANGUAGE

Course code

TREG100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course examines basic areas of language and expression. In the first half of the course, the theoretical approach to language is formed and the spelling rules of the Turkish language are studied. In the latter part of the course, language and narrative errors are studied together with editing. In the second half of the course, formal writing, curriculum vitae, petition, evaluation of the columns in terms of language and style, types of written expression and practice; Turkish production and application of shooting attachments; Turkish grammar structure; It is aimed to teaching subjects like phonetics of Turkish to students.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Second Semester
INTRODUCTION TO NEW MEDIA

Course code

COMM104

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course aims to define new media environment formed as a result of the development of information and communication technologies and to introduce its properties. In this context, the process of transition from traditional one-way communication to two-way, interactive communication environment; features that differentiate new media from traditional media; basic dynamics of new media; cyberspace, interaction in cyberspace; user-generated content creation; alternative media; citizen media; information society are discussed. In addition, the way in which the new media changes and transforms personal and mass communication will be discussed. This theoretically-engaged course will give students a critical analytical introduction to how the knowledge and culture are shared and organized in the new media environments with its impact on social-political-cultural life.
THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Course code

COMM112

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Theories of Mass Communication course examine major theoretical and research trends in the field of mass communication. It aims to help students to develop awareness and basic understanding of a broad range of theories which direct mass media research as well as to encourage them to make associations between these theories in real world situations. Theories of Mass Communication opens with a discussion of the concepts of communication and theory, moves to an overview of the history of mass communication theory, and progresses to an analysis of various mass communication theories and models, ranging from traditional approaches to more recent critical perspectives.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

Course code

HIST100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The aim of this course is to outline the development of civilizations in the course of history. It firstly focuses on the concepts such as “Civilization”, “Prehistoric”, and “Historic” and on the factors forcing the emergence of the first civilizations. As well as examining the prehistoric periods and their characteristics in the course of human life since the first appearance of human beings on earth, the course mainly focuses on the early civilizations, namely the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, Chinese and Roman Civilizations. Political, social, economical, cultural, intellectual, philosophical and scientific aspects in these entities are also examined in this course.
INTRODUCTION TO LAW

Course code

ILAW118

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

4
INTRODUCTION TO LAW
PSYCHOLOGY

Course code

PSYC110

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the wide range of topics covered by psychology. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the major theories and the methods of research used to analyse behavior. These include the biological basis of psychological functions, sensation, perception and different states of consciousness. In addition to cognitive topics, the course provides an introduction to social, developmental and clinical psychology.
INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA AND TELEVISION

Course code

RTVC104

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course aims to provide students with basic theoretical and practical knowledge about cinema and television. Basic concepts and terminology relating to cinema and television such as the history of the cinema and television, film in terms of art and industry, the narrative tradition, sound, cinematography and visual design are among the topics covered in the course. This course also provides practical knowledge about production tools and also the basics of planning and designing cinema and television production. Within the scope of the course, students will gain knowledge about creating meaning in cinema and television. Projects are also carried out to help students develop a critical awareness about the content of film and television productions and to analyse the complex relationship between media and society.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
Third Semester
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Course code

COMM231

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
This is an introductory course in photography, covering its history, aesthetics and basic techniques. The course covers practical instruction and theoretical perspectives as well as some hands-on photographic work and field trips, enabling students will prepare a portfolio of work. Students are also expected to gain a detailed historical and aesthetic knowledge concerning the development of the medium of photography, as well as technical skills and ability to take better photographs. The scope of the course also includes the development of recent revolutionary digital technologies and their effects on the medium. Within this context, both digital and analogue photography will be thoroughly examined.
ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMICS

Course code

ECON211

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course aims to give basic knowledge of micro and macroeconomics to students. The aim of the course is to introduce the market economy to the students and to examine how the scarce resources are distributed under the price mechanism. Basic microeconomic issues such as introduction to market economy, demand, supply, consumer theory, firm theory, perfect competition and basic macroeconomic issues such as national income, employment, unemployment, inflation, foreign trade, current account deficit, monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth are analyzed. In addition, it gives more emphasis to theoretical analysis than technical analysis. This will enable students to understand and comment on current economic issues more plainly
ADVANCED READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL241

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The objective of the course is to develop sophomore students’ academic reading and writing skills. First of all, the course aims to identify the distinct differences between a 3-paragraph and a 5-paragraph essay. Then students are in introduced to the format of a five-paragraph descriptive essay, which includes choosing a topic, making an outline by inserting the thesis statement, a topic sentence for each body paragraph along with the supporting sentences and a concluding paragraph. In terms of reading, students will learn previewing a reading text to predict what it will be about, identifying and outlining the main ideas, skimming and scanning a text to make predictions, reading and interpreting data in charts, graphs and tables. Students will acquire effective presentation techniques.
SCRIPTWRITING FOR FILM

Course code

RTVC251

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Within the scope of this course, the students will learn the phases of scriptwriting (synopsis, treatment, script and shooting script), its formal characteristics, the basics of storytelling, the establishment of dramatic structure, creating characters and writing dialogue in practice. The main aim of this course is for the students to acquire an understanding of the internal and external structure (content and form) of the movie script, along with helping the students build up awareness about the specifics of the act of storytelling and what makes a story good. The students are expected submit a complete short film script at the end of the semester, going through all the phases of scriptwriting.
CINEMATOGRAPHY

Course code

RTVC253

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
The main aim of Cinematography course is to provide in-depth information to students about cinematic narrative, basic components of cinematography as well as provide an understanding of the contributions of these components in the creation of meaning in cinema. Students will learn basic concepts of cinematography, and deepen their knowledge in cinema terminology. In this course, traditional and modern narratives and their features, cinematographic concepts, shooting, scene and sequence, camera, aperture features, technical and creative features of light and motion, lens, composition, colors and filters, and how these elements contribute to meaning creation will be discussed. Students taking this course are expected to gain the ability to apply the cinematographic techniques they learned in different projects such as advertising and fictional / documentary films.
HISTORY OF MODERN ART-I

Course code

VICD209

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
History of Modern Art I course aims to teach students a comprehensive survey of the modern period in art, beginning in the early 19th century and continuing through the various styles, and art movements of the 20th century. 19. century social, economic and political condition and goes to the field in art. After the observations necessary for analysing the emergence of modern art and its differences from the previous art periods, History of Modern Art I course focuses on the movements such as impressionism, cubism, expressionism, futurism, constructivism, Dadaism, surrealism, fauvism, abstract impressionism, pop-art, and distinctive styles emerged within these movements.
Fourth Semester
SOCIAL MEDIA IN COMMUNICATION

Course code

COMM254

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course explores the history, rise and growth of computer-mediated communication technologies known as “social media,” – including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – as a 21st century communication practice. Throughout the course, various social media tools and their application in current media will be addressed and current habits in social media will be discussed. This course also examines relevant social theory, including technology studies, communication theory and cultural studies to critically evaluate the effect of social media on relationships, activism, branding, politics and news media. This course also focuses on content creation and how to build content that performs well in social media.
RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course code

EASC470

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course is designed for the students to help them understanding what is research, how to conduct a valuable research, and teach them the general ethics about the academic contributions. The course is a second year course, and will help the students to have an idea how to conduct an academic research. The aims of this course could be listed as: Develop knowledge and understanding on the fundamental principles of research design. Understand the steps in conducting a scientific research. Develop skills in conducting literature review using references. Understand the process of developing hypothesis and variables. Assimilate the knowledge when deciding between different types and styles of research.
ADVANCED READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL242

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The course is the continuation of ENG 201. First of all, the course aims to identify the distinct differences between a 3-paragraph opinion essay and a 5-paragraph argumentative essay. Then students are introduced to the format of a 5-paragraph argumentative essay, which includes choosing a topic, making an outline by inserting the thesis statement, a topic sentence for each body paragraph along with the supporting sentences, a counter-argument and a refutation, and a concluding paragraph. In terms of reading, students will learn how to draw conclusions by inferring information from a text, practice annotating and highlighting texts, how to recognize and analyse comparison and contrast in a text. Students will also acquire effective presentation techniques.
MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS

Course code

ILAW242

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
The purpose of this course is twofold: first, to discuss ethical principles and codes for various media professions such as journalism, public relations and advertising, and to discuss how these guidelines have and have not been applied in specific cases. Second, the course focuses on specific issues such as the invasion of privacy, defamation, obscenity, racial hatred, hate speech, intellectual property and copyright within the scope of media law. The course also concentrates on press freedom as well as basic knowledge of international law necessary for understanding how media law affects media institutions. Term project provides students with the opportunity to research and question local laws and regulations in the field of media and ethics in their own countries.
CAMERA AND LIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR CINEMA AND TELEVISION

Course code

RTVC214

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course aims to teach students the basic principles of cinematographic lighting and the use of the camera as a means of visual expression, camera angles, preparation of shooting plans, etc. both theoretically and practically. Within the scope of the course, the basic working principles, types and accessories of the video camera; camera angles and movements; visual aesthetics and digital effects; basic lighting principles, lighting equipment and their characteristics are discussed. In this course, students have the opportunity to practice using light and camera and sample applications are also examined. Students who take the course will gain basic knowledge about the technological development of cinema and television, gain professional technical skills regarding camera and light usage and learn professional terminology.
Area Elective

Course code

RTVCXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Area Elective
Fifth Semester
Faculty Elective

Course code

COMMXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Faculty Elective
SUMMER TRAINING-I

Course code

RTVC200

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
This is the first of two summer training courses. Summer training provides an opportunity for students to work in a media/communications industry and apply their theoretical and practical knowledge in real-world work environments within the mass media industry. Summer training enables students to increase their skills in time management, discipline, effective communication and learn practically about team-work and collaboration. Students will also find opportunities to work with media professionals within a professional environment and supervised practical training with media professionals. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 20 working days summer training session working on-the-job in a radio or television station, or production company in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Department of Radio and Television.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIO PRODUCTION

Course code

RTVC311

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course is designed to cover a broad range of radio programming and provides a sound understanding of fundamentals of radio production. This course aims to enable students to understand the characteristics of radio, including its strengths and weaknesses as a medium of communication. There is also an introduction to typical studio layouts, including a discussion of the pros and cons of using digital production equipment in the production of radio programs. The course also considers an extremely wide range of radio programming situations. Through production assignments, students will have opportunity to produce talk-show and phone-in radio programs, commercials, discussion programs, handling remote broadcasts and commentaries.
THEORIES OF FILM

Course code

RTVC321

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

3
In this course, the changes in the comprehension of cinema in the process from its invention to the present day and the theories that consider and examine cinema from different perspectives are discussed. The course focuses on formalist and realistic theoretical approaches, structuralist and poststructuralist theories, and theoretical approaches of the postmodern era and helps students gain in-depth knowledge of approaches and understand the relationship between the cinema industry and theory. This course focuses on the definition and history of film theory and concepts such as reality and simulation. In addition, with the projects given throughout the semester, students are provided with the ability to evaluate cinema within the framework of these theories and to assess the effects of these theories on cinema.
BROADCAST JOURNALISM

Course code

RTVC331

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course addresses the theoretical and practical basics of broadcast journalism to provide students with an understanding of radio and television journalism and the value of news. Course content includes the basics of broadcast journalism, its fundamental perspectives, and its principle methods and concepts. The course introduces the fundamental knowledge and skills required for gathering news sources, interviewing, putting together a program, news writing, reporting, editing, working in the studio and conducting live reports. This course also focuses on the basic laws, regulations, legal and ethical issues in communication and broadcast journalism. This course also covers legal/ethical aspects and sample law cases in the communication industry.
HISTORY OF CINEMA

Course code

RTVC361

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

3
This course is designed to equip students with a foundational knowledge of film history which they will be able to develop either through further academic study or though their own initiative. The course provides an overview of the history of cinema, focusing on major cultural and creative traditions that have influenced the global development of the medium from the late nineteenth century to the present. The course topics will include Soviet cinema in the 1920s, Italian Neorealism in the 1940s, the French New Wave in the 1950s and 1960s, and the emergence of the digital technologies in the present era.
Area Elective

Course code

RTVCXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Area Elective
Sixth Semester
Faculty Elective

Course code

COMMXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Faculty Elective
PRODUCTION AND DIRECTING-I

Course code

RTVC316

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course aims to provide theoretical and technical knowledge about the production and direction of television programs in the studio. This is a practical course that allows the use of production tools and equipment needed in the studio and it includes the processes of designing, producing and directing the television program. Within the scope of the course, students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the use of studios, designing decor, determining camera angles and camera set-up, and multi-camera program directing. Students will have the opportunity to work as a team member due to camera techniques and image editing applications, lighting, image selection, and other practical works carried out in the control room and studio, and projects given within the scope of the course.
FILM ANALYSIS

Course code

RTVC342

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to film analysis. Students will examine the ways in which meaning is constructed in cinema by looking at the various techniques employed by filmmakers and the manner in which these elements operate as a formal system. The course will stress the importance of close textual analysis of individual scenes, while also emphasizing the need to look at films as a whole. A range of films will be viewed in class, although for the sake of coherence the majority will be Hollywood productions from the 1940s and 1950s, in particular the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock.
Area Elective

Course code

RTVCXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
Area Elective
Area Elective

Course code

RTVCXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
Area Elective
AESTHETICS

Course code

VICD302

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Aesthetics as a science and a theory. Reaching the level of ‘aesthetic’ perception. Aesthetics is a philosophical science that privileges sensual perception as suggested by Baumgarten and the consciousness of the aesthetic approach is an essential quality for a designer. It is also understood as the philosophy of art concerning the fundamental question ‘What is art?’ In this scope philosophers have written works basically related to this question since the ancient Greek civilisation. This course aims to build consciousness and create an awareness of aesthetic theories and contemporary issues in aesthetics which is necessary for developing unique projects in visual communication design.
Seventh Semester
Faculty Elective

Course code

COMMXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Faculty Elective
SUMMER TRAINING-II

Course code

RTVC300

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
This is second and final summer training course. Summer training provides an opportunity for students to work in a media/communications industry and apply their theoretical and practical knowledge in real-world work environments within the mass media industry. Summer training enables students to increase their skills in time management, discipline, effective communication and learn practically about team-work and collaboration. Students will also find opportunities to work with media professionals within a professional environment and supervised practical training with media professionals. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 20 working days summer training session working on-the-job in a radio or television station, or production company in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Department of Radio and Television.
GRADUATION PROJECT FOR RADIO AND TV

Course code

RTVC413

Credit

4

Theoretical

2

Practical

4

Ects

6
Within the scope of this course, students are expected to plan, design and execute an original project in the field of radio and television where they can reflect their academic knowledge and creative abilities by using knowledge and skills acquired in theoretical and practical courses. Students gain experience by working actively at every stage of the project, under the supervision of the supervisor, from the generation of project ideas, to preparing proposals, scriptwriting, shooting/recording process, post-production editing and presentation of the projects. Students have the opportunity to gain experience in applying professional ethical principles and rules, as well as field-specific standards. Graduation projects will be presented to the jury at the end of the semester and the projects will be evaluated.
PRODUCTION AND DIRECTING-II

Course code

RTVC415

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
Production and Directing-II course aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills related to the basic features and operations of the film production and directing process. Accordingly, within the scope of the course, the subject, aim, story development, synopsis, treatment, scriptwriting, dialogue, character analysis, decor, costume, detailed budget preparation, shooting script, production equipment, location, photography, art direction, actress rehearsal are covered practically. At the end of the term, students are required to present a project (short film project). With this project, students have the opportunity to practice all stages of the film production and directing process. In the scope of the course, students are also informed about acting direction and audio-visual effect usage.
Area Elective

Course code

RTVCXX5

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
Area Elective
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
Eighth Semester
Faculty Elective

Course code

COMMXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Faculty Elective
GRADUATION PROJECT FOR FILM

Course code

RTVC414

Credit

4

Theoretical

2

Practical

4

Ects

7
Within the scope of this course, students are expected to plan, design and execute an original project in the field of cinema where they can reflect their academic knowledge and creative abilities, by using knowledge and skills acquired in theoretical and practical courses. Students gain experience by working actively at every stage of the project, under the supervision of the supervisor, from the generation of project ideas, to treatment-synopsis and script writing, shooting process, post-production editing and presentation of the projects. Students have the opportunity to gain experience in applying professional ethical principles and rules, as well as field-specific standards. Graduation projects will be presented to the jury at the end of the semester and the projects will be evaluated.
RADIO AND TV MANAGEMENT

Course code

RTVC452

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of management, in particular as they relate to contemporary radio and television organizations and to media production. This course focus on general management theories and techniques, including organizational structures, leadership, decision making, budget planning and the management of groups and teams. The course concentrates more specifically on the practical media environment by examining the role of the production manager. The main responsibilities and skills required for this position and its importance for television production will be covered. Through various theoretical and practical projects students will experience management strategies and techniques vital in the collaboration and production of radio and television.
Area Elective

Course code

RTVCXX6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Area Elective
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4

Optional modules

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

Course code

JOUR455

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course will give students practical instruction in conducting interviews for a variety of media work, both face-to-face and using the telephone or other telecommunications technology. Weekly classes will focus on the primary techniques and professional practices entailed in the process of interviewing for newspaper, radio and television production. Students will also reflect on the ethical dimensions of the media interview. The course will also feature contributions from local professional journalists who have experience as interviewers. Students will conduct and present original interviews with a variety of subjects, which will be examined and assessed via a portfolio of written work.
FILM PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

Course code

RTVC353

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
The main aim of Film Production Techniques course is to expand the knowledge and skills of students with camera work, acting, lighting, sound recording, editing, creating visual and sound effects in post-production. Within the scope of the course, students will apply film production stages, beginning with preparation stage of films, production and post-production stages, gain experience in teamwork in the film production process and find an opportunity to direct actors and practice in the composition of the image, camera techniques, lighting and editing aesthetics. In addition, students taking the Film Production Techniques course will also have knowledge about the application of professional ethical rules in the film making process.

TR Applicants

TR Students who are successful in the exams conducted by the Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) and are entitled to enroll in our university in line with their preferences can complete the registration process with the necessary documents for registration from our Registration and Liaison Offices throughout Turkey or from the Marketing Directorate on campus.

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TRNC Applicants

TRNC citizens and TR citizen candidate students who have completed their entire high school education in TRNC. They are placed in undergraduate programs in line with their success in the CIU Student Placement and Scholarship Ranking Exam and the programs they prefer.

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Required documents;

  • Completed application form,
  • Higher/Secondary Certificate or equivalents (e.g. O/A’Level, WAEC/NECO),
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival,
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate,
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application).

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Program Mission

The Mission of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema

By contributing to the knowledge, skills and level of competence of our students, as expected in the radio, television and cinema industry; our students are trained as individuals who know how to reach and use information, are open to change and continuous improvement, can produce quality services to increase their career opportunities, and contribute to the development of society and achieve sustainable living. Our innovative approach, which is student-centered, closely follows scientific and technological innovations and the demands of the sector, includes learning based on teamwork, usage of advanced technology and learning focusing on independent learning.

The Vision of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema

In order to improve and enrich the quality of life of our students, we will provide the highest level of education and training and gain experience through application and research activities and the continuous improvement of real life experience. Our graduates will be accepted in the industry and society with the knowledge, skills and ethical values they have.

Program Outcomes

Students;
PO1: know the stages of production of radio, television and cinema productions, have the ability and competence to plan and implement work in the stages of production.
PO2: know the basic working principles and operations of audiovisual production tools, have the ability to effectively use these tools in the production process of radio, television and cinema productions.
PO3: have knowledge about theories in the field of radio, television and cinema.
PO4: know the historical development process of radio, television and cinema in the world and in Turkey.
PO5: know the legislation governing the field of radio, television and cinema, national and international professional organizations and ethical principles.
PO6: know the types of programs in radio and television broadcasting.
PO7: know the genres and trends of Cinema.
PO8: know the methods of analyzing and evaluating messages in audio and visual environments. 
PO9: prepare, design and implement project proposals for radio, television and cinema projects suitable for different broadcasting environments.
PO10: know the techniques of writing scripts, have the ability to write scripts and prepare a shooting script.
PO11: have the ability to make sound and image editing, apply it in the fields of digital sound design, image design and visual effects use in field-specific content production.
PO12: have the ability to consider, analyze and evaluate the social, economic, political, cultural, etc. effects of media content in written, audio and visual environments from a critical point of view. 
PO13: have the competence to design and produce programs and/or make films in the field of radio, television and cinema.
PO14: are proficient in the basic principles of Image aesthetics, visual design, cinematographic language/expression and composition.
PO15: have knowledge about Radio and Television management.
PO16: know the standards in field-specific products.
PO17: are proficient in collaborating for joint work and production in the field of radio, television and cinema. 

Program Educational Goals

CIU Radio, Television and Cinema Program aims to train graduates who have;
PEG1: Sufficient interdisciplinary knowledge in social and cultural issues related to communication and radio, television and cinema, and have the ability to use this knowledge in the fields of radio, television and cinema,
PEG2: Knowledge about scientific, social, economic, legal and political developments,
PEG3: Gained the ability to apply research, plan, conversion of a product specific to the field of radio, television and cinema with a creative and critical approach,
PEG4: The skills to collaborate, work harmoniously and efficiently as a team for joint work and production in the field of radio, television and cinema,
PEG5: Knowledge about the legal regulations and applications related to the field of radio, television and cinema.
PEG6: The ability to apply the principles of ethics and professional ethics in their studies and are aware of their responsibilities,
PEG7: The awareness of their responsibilities, and are sensitive to the universal and social impacts, and legal consequences of issues, such as human rights, cultural diversity, environmental issues, public interest and public service, regarding their professional studies related to the field of radio, television and cinema,
PEG8: The knowledge and experience about business practices, and the ability to behave with an entrepreneurial and innovative approach awareness,
PEG9: Successfully completed at least two courses from other disciplines in their educational programs,
PEG10: The ability to use relevant information about their field in occupational health and safety issues,
PEG11: The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in at least one foreign language related to their field (at the General Level of the European Language Portfolio B1).