The Department of RTVF offers a creative and critical educational environment that meets the needs and expectations of future media professionals both in terms of their technical skills and in terms of their global knowledge and sense of social responsibility. The RTVF curriculum at EMU engages these dynamic developments with the goal of graduating students who have the media skills and the knowledge necessary to participate creatively and critically as media professionals or to continue to the graduate level.
Prof. Dr. BAHİRE ÖZAD
The RTVF Department offers students a wide range of production opportunities through the University’s radio and TV studios. Both EMU Radio and TV offer hands-on production experience in preparation for future careers in the media professions. Students can also gain experience through the University Media Center producing a variety of contemporary genres and styles including drama, documentary and news production, among many others. RTVF also offers a unique opportunity to participate in the University’s Underwater Photography and Video Research Center.
Eastern Mediterranean University’s Department of Cinema and Television students develop an appreciation for the world through their critical and creative engagement with the media arts. This wide view, combined with the expansion of their social and cultural horizons lends toward the creation of projects and programs that can compete successfully on the world stage. Department of Cinema and Television student projects compete for international recognition and professional/scholarly awards at the international level in photography, video and audio competitions and international media arts festivals. Moreover, those students who take a scholarly track may take the opportunity to prepare research papers and multi-media performances for presentation at international communication and media studies conferences
Achievements and Activities of the Department
Some of our notable awards include Aydın Doğan Young Communicators’ Award, International Istanbul 1001 Documentary Film festival, Rastgele International Fishermen and Sea Documentary Festival, Altın Safran Documentary Film Festival, Kemer International Underwater Days and Ivy Film Festival.
Career Opportunities and Graduates
Graduates of the Department of Cinema and Television successfully compete for placements in national and private radio and television industries, private production companies, and state broadcasting corporations. Our graduates work as correspondents, journalists, producers, on-air announcers, editors, script-writers, camerapersons, sound and light specialists, video and editing operators, DJs and art directors. Graduates also secure employment in on-line newspapers, state institutions and in the publishing, broadcasting units of the state and civil non-profit organizations.
The education at the department is a combination of liberal-arts general education, courses in communication studies and media production practices. The foundation courses prepare students for creative and intellectual work at intermediate and advanced levels of media production. Year three is focused on intermediate production practices and skills that are necessary for advanced university level media production practice in combination with media studies courses that encourage ethical, intellectual, aesthetic and professional considerations. Year four provides enhanced opportunities for individual creativity from conceptualization through final editing and presentation of semester-long independent projects.