MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
LONDON, MANCHESTER, EDINBURGH
The global epicenter of communication, UK is a fascinating destination that offers students insights into the world of film, TV and media branding, Public relations and publishing. Interactive sessions at the Production studios offer students a learning opportunity to experience the applications of news gathering, reporting and script preparation with the help of media experts.
At the Media city in Manchester, students go behind the scenes at the BBC MediaCity campus. We also learn about how films are classified from the British Board of Film Classification, as well visit some leading local universities and startups revolutionizing the digital media.
Areas of Study: Sports journalism, Digital media, Reporting, PR & Advertising, International news
Study Visits: Warner Bros Studios- the making of Harry Porter, Media City, Museum of Brands, a Premier League Football club for sports journalism.
TOKYO, OSAKA, KYOTO
Storytelling as a skill
Japan’s unique culture of innovation and strong work ethics makes it a fascinating destination for case study visits. With a strong culture of storytelling, content presentations and animations, a study visit to Tokyo exposes students to the skills that enhance their professional writing and presentation skills. .
Areas of Study:Content creations & presentation, Storytelling, Evolution of animation as a new media.
Study Visits: Advertising museums, Fuji television, Tokyo anime centre, Sony Tv showrooms
BERLIN, DUSSELDORF, PRAGUE
Evolution of Film/Tv Production
Germany’s capital Berlin is rich in culture and history. This study tour provides first-hand insights into the media and film production up in this leading economy.
Berlin’s media evolution is visible through museums for communication, Rudfucnk Studios Berlin. This creates a unique learning platform about the film production process, foreign correspondence and evolution of new media tools.
Visits to cultural sites such as Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall provide rich historical experience. In Prague, Czech Republic, students gain insightful experiences of Prague Film School, one of the leading institutions in Europe
Areas of Study:Film production process, Evolution of new media, International news and role of foreign correspondence.
Study Visits: Rudfucnk Studios, Reichstag, Berlin Wall, Prague Film School. Startups communities.
NEW YORK, USA
Visual communication & PR
This popular tour gives insight into the world of Media. One of the most dynamic media capitals of the world, New York is rich with professionals drawn from all over the globe. The city is also home to many international organizations, leading film institutions such as the NBC Studios, Broadway studios & theaters, the museum of moving image, among others, that offer a rich experience of global trends in the media practice.
Presentations by experts in Public Relations, film and publishing, journalists, as well as visits to film studios and advertising agencies provide a platform for the group to learn about best practices in the profession and creating essential contacts & networks that will be beneficial in the industry.
Study Visits: Media Startups, Broadway Show, Museum of moving image, Film institutes, New York Film academy.
Role of communication in economic progress.
Strong traditions and cultural ties have impacted China’s economic progress and its influence in the world. This study visit explores the innovations and trends in Media and communication capturing the stories of modern china, highlighting the world’s most populous nation to the rest of the world.
Communication in China is a key aspect in business due to its cultural diversity, hence experiencing the best practices of script preparation and reporting at CCTV studios is insightful to students. Visits to Multinational companies in media industry, discussions with journalists and international correspondents, visits to leading startups disrupting the industry as well as exploration about career opportunities are among the highlights of the fascinating study tour to this Far East country.
Study Visits: CCTV, Public relations agencies, Startups and university lectures
Trends in Digital Media
One of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world, a case study visit to South Africa offer students a glimpse into a rich history and culture that has had a big impact on media development.
With a challenging apartheid history, communications trends have evolved to foster business and human relations making a big impact on social-cultural change.
Areas of study explored are, among others the emergence of social media as a strong communication tool with a look at the opportunities it has created in media, film & journalism industry. .
Study Visits: SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) and radio and television (news and drama) production studios Pilanesburg game drive (safari)