Lessons be­yond class­rooms

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IACT Col­lege prides it­self on infusing cre­ativ­ity and practicality in the class­room through its unique Pro­ject- Based Learn­ing ( PBL) teach­ing method. PBL en­cour­ages cre­ative think­ing and hands- on ex­pe­ri­ences while en­gag­ing in­dus­try play­ers through stu­dent as­sign­ments.

Most re­cently, as part of its PBL as­sign­ment, IACT Col­lege’s Year 1 and Year 2 stu­dents of BA ( Hons) Me­dia, Cul­ture and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion ( 3+ 0) ( BMCC) col­lab­o­rated on a pub­lic film screen­ing on March 2, which was held at IACT Col­lege, VSQ @ PJ City Cen­tre.

“The pur­pose of this screen­ing is to show­case our stu­dents’ film­mak­ing tal­ents, and to im­prove on their skills with the help of con­struc­tive crit­i­cism and feed­back from the au­di­ence and judges present at the screen­ing,” said IACT Col­lege Broad­cast­ing Lec­turer Jac­inta Erang Kuleh.

The panel of judges con­sisted of sev­eral IACT lec­tur­ers, and in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als Ang Bin Yee and Tuah Khairud­din. A doc­u­men­tary and two short films were pre­sented at the screen­ing and the au­di­ence in­cluded IACT alumni, in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als, film­mak­ers, and guests from other education in­sti­tu­tions.

BMCC Year 2 stu­dents started off the screen­ing with their doc­u­men­tary ti­tled The Stand- up Pro­ject, which de­picts a day in the life of a stand- up co­me­dian.

It fea­tured in­ter­views and com­edy- in- ac­tion snip­pets of some of Malaysia’s renowned co­me­di­ans, namely Harith Iskan­der, as well as Prakash Daniel and Brian Tan from One Mic Stand.

The trio from One Mic Stand, Prakash, Brian and Keren then ap­peared as spe­cial guests and treated the au­di­ence to a short com­edy show, bring­ing the house down with laugh­ter.

The screen­ing re­sumed with two short films by BMCC Year 1 stu­dents, Scripted and The Un­fin­ished Cup­cake.

Though all three films pre­sented were di­verse in their gen­res, each earned com­pli­ments and con­struc­tive com­ments from the judges and au­di­ence.

Apart from de­vel­op­ing hard skills in their cho­sen area of study, IACT stu­dents are also honed with crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion skills, and en­cour­aged to have a teach­able at­ti­tude to ac­cept com­ments from oth­ers.

Th­ese are the valu­able lessons that take stu­dents be­yond class­rooms and text­books, ex­pos­ing them to the work­ing world en­vi­ron­ment of hon­est feed­back and crit­i­cism.

Are you a pas­sion­ate and cre­ative in­di­vid­ual who wants to ex­pe­ri­ence and un­der­stand more about the com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­dus­try? IACT Col­lege in­vites you to cel­e­brate cre­ativ­ity this March, and join in a se­ries of ex­cit­ing cre­ative sim­u­la­tion dur­ing its up­com­ing Cre­ative Car­ni­val at VSQ @ PJ City Cen­tre, on March 19 and 20 ( Satur­day and Sun­day), from 10am to 5pm. Par­tic­i­pants will get to ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of be­ing a film­maker, graphic de­signer, jour­nal­ist, and en­gage in ex­plor­ing the ex­cit­ing world of ad­ver­tis­ing.

There will also be prizes to be won, per­for­mances from lo­cal artistes, and shar­ing ses­sions by IACT alumni who have found fun, fame and for­tune in the com­mu­ni­ca­tion world.

IACT Col­lege of­fers de­gree, diploma, foun­da­tion and cer­tifi­cate pro­grammes in mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion, me­dia, mar­ket­ing, and ad­ver­tis­ing, broad­cast­ing and graphic de­sign. IACT Col­lege is open ev­ery day, from Mon­day to Fri­day ( 9am to 6pm) and Satur­day and Sun­day ( 10am to 5pm).

For en­quiries, call 03- 7954 1909 or log on to www. iact. edu. my.

The trio from One Mic stand, Prakash, Brian and Keren treated the au­di­ence to a short com­edy show, bring­ing the house down with laugh­ter.

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