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We would like to announce that BRAC University and Pathshala Broadcast and Multimedia Department in collaboration with ERASMUS University in Rotterdam is offering the 2nd batch Postgraduate Certificate Course on Broadcast and Cross-Media Journalism starting on May 19th 2013.This course is designed to impart theoretical critical understanding of broadcast and new media trends, as well as to provide practical training.
Admission criteria
Prospective students must have an approved Bachelor?s degree in any subject, with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent. In some exceptional cases, such as an experienced journalist or media person, this rule may be relaxed.
Curriculum Structure
A total of 12 credits would be required for the completion of this one-semester certificate course. Classroom hours will be 3 hours per week per 3-credit course for 13 weeks. An extra examination week will also be counted.
Core areas of the courses

  1. 1.???? Presentation and Interview (3 credits):

This course will teach students on how to structure different types of interviews, including informative interviews, human interest interviews and confrontational interviews. Making interviews and presenting them for television, will include issues such as anchoring. Emphasis will be given on diction and pronunciation.

  1. 2.???? Investigative Reporting (3 credits):

This course will introduce students to different research methods and principles. Students will be guided towards principles that will help them in finding a story and illustrating it with facts and figures. Data management and presentation will be an important component. Strategy and methods of investigation and verification will be emphasized.? How to identify and quote sources will be part of the training imparted here.

  1. 3.???? Documentary Film (3 credits):

The theory and practice of documentary film-making will be the main focus of this course. The course will debate issues of the difference between reality and fiction, before scripting for documentary films, putting their ideas into scriptable form, and will be encouraged to do analysis and research before embarking on their projects. Elements of producing and making a documentary film will be debated and discussed. Practical assignments will involve producing short documentary items.

  1. 4.???? Cross Media Storytelling (3 credits):

Cross media tells stories and conveys information through different media forms using one platform that is the internet. These stories and information are broadcast through the internet, television and mobile phones, and other newly-emerging technologies. Students will be trained in using this new platform, through cross media conception, including storytelling, eliciting user generated content, and analyzing the relevance of their stories. Students will work on their own cross media projects during the course.
* Special evening and weekend classes
* State-of-the-art broadcasting equipment and studio
* Rich library with free access to online journals
* Free WiFi access
Admission information:
Application deadline: April 24, 2013
Admission Test: April 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 am
Classes start:
May 19, 2013
Apply online:?
Contact us:
BRAC University
66 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212
PATHSHALA Broadcast and Multimedia Department
TK Bhaban, 13 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka 1215
Tel: 01927 122 140, 01780 379 399.
PATHSHALA Broadcast & Multimedia Department

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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