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Radio and Television Techniques

The program launched its educational activities in 2001 – 2002 academic year. In the beginning, the program launched its activities. At the initial periods the program was supported technically by Industrial Electronics Program. Moreover, Radio-M, which used to broadcast within the university campus, promoted the foundation of the Radio and TV Techniques Program.

The problems faced during the first years were overcome with the support of other programs in terms of equipment and manpower. With the investments made throughout the years, the students of the program started to carry out studies and projects related to radio programs, television and cinema.

The program accepts students from such departments of vocational high schools as electrics, electronic etc. without an exam. Besides, the program accepts students from any type of high schools during additional placement periods. The program accepts 35 students a year and the current number of students is 85.

The program pursues its educational activities with 2 instructors. Except for the departmental courses, instructors from other departments of the vocational school of higher education teach.

All of the courses of the program are given in the vocational school of higher education. Theoretical courses are carried out in the classrooms and applied ones are conducted in the radio studio, Radio-TV workshop, computer labs and cinema hall. The students of the program have the opportunity to apply and see sectoral reflections of their theoretical knowledge by participating in the concerts, panels, conferences held within the university and cultural activities and festivals held in the nearby districts. Besides, from time to time, the students and the instructors organize one or more days long trips in which they shoot sample projects and they have the chance to be in the proper place for shooting their special projects.

The curriculum of the program is designed to cover all aspects of broadcasting. Some of the courses offered by the program are:

  • Mass Communication Systems,
  • Radio & TV Programme Systems,
  • Cinematography,
  • Script Writing,
  • Programme Text Application,
  • Radio Programme Production ,
  • Visual Techniques,
  • Sound and Recording Techniques,
  • Computer-aided Design,
  • Radio Program Techniques,
  • TV Program Techniques,
  • TV Editing Techniques,
  • Radio-TV Reporting,
  • Radio-TV Management,
  • Advanced Script Techniques,
  • Diction and Presentation Techniques.

The students of the program first learn all the principles and techniques related to mass communication. The students are also informed about the ways of addressing to different people and they carry out studies related to motivation methods and popular culture. The production phases of cinema films and TV productions are initially taught to the students and the students are asked to put the theory into practice afterwards. The properties of radio and TV programs are presented and sample productions are made. In the more technical courses, the equipments used in the field of media are introduced. Their working principles and methods are taught in the classrooms and the applications of the courses are practiced in the laboratories, workshops or specially designed rooms. By the end of the program, the students should be able to design and produce all phases of the scenario, make technical decoupling and draw story-board. They should also be able to analyze and interpret and then implement the scenario submitted to them without the supervision and direction of the scriptwriter. Furthermore, the laws, regulations and ethical rules of the media sector are taught to the students.

Before graduation, the graduates of the program are required to design or produce at least one radio program to be broadcasted at a defined time, one periodical radio program, one documentary program for radio, one TV program, five short-films and three TV documentaries. Throughout all the phases of above mentioned production processes, the students are supervised by the instructors and are given support by their classmates only when necessary. The overall aim of these requirements is to increase their motivation and help students have a material of their own to submit during job applications, to help them get the satisfaction of having their own productions in a friendly and comfortable environment, to help them realize their creativity.

The students are obliged to complete a 40-workday practice training at the end of the 2nd term of the 1st year. The places to carry out practice trainings:

  • Local or national radio stations
  • Local or national TV stations which broadcast via cable or satellite
  • Production Companies producing TV serials, documentaries or other types of programmes
  • News Agents producing visual news
  • Advertising Companies.

The graduates of the program are awarded with the title of “Technician” and are given 2-year undergraduate diploma. The graduates can be employed in private TV stations, private radio stations, production companies, news agents and in nearly all units of film production.

Despite being a newly-established program, the graduates, who are equipped with all the knowledge and practice required in the field, are highly sought after in the sector. The names of the graduates are frequently seen on the casting lists of several TV serials and movies.

TO BE AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

The students of the 2-year Radio and Television Techniques program can attend 4-year programs of the electrics and electronics departments of the faculties and related departments of technical education faculties after taking transfer exams.

By taking part in the concerts, conferences and panels, and by organizing sessions of movie displays and activities of arts and sports, the students of the Program contribute to the campus life.