Bachelor of Arts - Audio Visual Communication

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This programme of study is accredited by the Council of Educational Evaluation - Accreditation of Cyprus (SEKAP).

4 YEARS, BACHELOR OF ARTS

Language of Instruction: English

The program aims to provide a broad education on audiovisual communication, introducing a wide range of skills that will enable students to work on the demanding time based media environment, within a broader social and humanist context. The emphasis is placed on the solution to wide ranging communication problems and issues using appropriate media as a means of delivering effective audiovisual communication to defined audiences.
Students will develop a wide interdisciplinary visual vocabulary and be flexible and lateral in their approach to solving complex audiovisual problems.
They will be acutely aware of the technological, socio-economic, cultural, and political context of the issues facing tomorrow’s Audio Visual Communicators.

Objectives
The objectives of the program are:

  • To produce graduates who are multiple skilled, creative, and versatile practitioners, capable of utilizing multiple platforms (digital, visual, written) in order to produce and promote creative attitude towards the audiovisual means of communication in the industry.
  • To increase students awareness of media, communication and culture, along with an understanding of the theories, research methodologies, and practices that characterize the Audio Visual Communication field.
  • To help students gain a contextual understanding of the entire process of visual storytelling and the relationship between all its constituent roles and stages including screenwriting, designing, cinematography, editing, sound, production and directing.
  • To provide students with the tools needed to succeed as professional audio engineers in radio, film and video production.
  • To help students acquire the ability to generate interactive content and basic web designs.
  • To help students acquire the ability to apply basic design principles to various types of video, print, and interactive media.
  • To increase students ability to communicate their ideas professionally and solve creative problems using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field.


Advantages for the holders of the BA Degree in Audio Visual Communication:

  • Graduates of the BA Degree in Audiovisual Communication will be well prepared for a dynamic future in the Media industry that demands high professional standards and value creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Holders of the BA Degree in Audiovisual Communication will have a unique combination of creative design and software specializations which will enables them to take advantage of opportunities in video and audio production and post-production, motion graphics, web and graphic design.
  • Graduates will be equipped to work in many areas of the audiovisual industry as Directors, Cinematographers, Lighting Designers, Sound engineers, Video Editors and motion graphics animators, still photographers as well as web and graphic designers.
  • Continue for postgraduate studies.


Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have graduated from the 2 year diploma programme and wish to transfer in the 3rd year of the Bachelor programme will have to meet specific requirements. Diploma graduate students may be transferred to the 3rd year of the Bachelor programme only on the condition that they have achieved an average CGPA of 2.00 (C and above) during their two years studies.

All new students will be interviewed by a staff committee.

 

ECTS

REQUIRED COURSES

200

AUDIOVISUAL & ART ELECTIVES

21

HUMANITIES &SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES

15

GENERAL ELECTIVES

4

TOTAL

240

REQUIRED COURSES
The student must successfully complete ALL courses and obtain 200 ECTS.

 

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

AAVC110

Video Production I

5

7

AAVC120

Audio Production I

3

6

AART109

Photography I

2

3

AGDS101

Graphic Design I

4

6

AART233

Computer Art I

3

4

AAVC130

History of Moving Images

3

5

AAVC210

Video Production II

3

6

AAVC111

Audio Production II

3

6

AART119

Photography II

2

3

AAVC140

Editing Theory & Practice

3

3

AART213

Computer Art II

3

5

AGDS 104

Graphic Design II

4

6

AAVC206

Screenwriting

5

8

AAVC203

Advance Audio Production I

3

6

AAVC240

Animation 1

3

3

AAVC260

Film Aesthetics

3

6

AAVC208

Dramaturgy

3

5

AAVC216

Directing

3

6

AAVC211

Advance Audio Production II

3

6

AAVC241

Animation II

3

3

AAVC291

Intermediate Project

2

5

AAVC103

Intro to Mass Communication

3

5

AAVC235

Adv Cinematography & Lighting

3

3

AAVC230

Digital Culture

3

5

AAVC310

Representations of Reality & Documentary

3

5

AAVC305

Music  as High Art and Popular Culture

3

5

AAVC330

Design for the Web

3

5

AAVC340

Digital Design I

3

6

AAVC350

Semiotics of Text and Images

3

6

AAVC311

Production of Non-Fiction Film

3

6

AAVC341

Digital Design II

3

6

AAVC489

Senior Project Preparation

2

5

AAVC410

Art  Directing & Set Design

3

6

AAVC415

Commercial: Storyboarding & Production

3

6

AAVC430

Cultural production and ideology

3

5

AAVC250

Internship

-

3

AAVC499

Senior Project

-

15

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE HOURS
AENG 101 - Basic English 4
AENG 102 - Intermediate English 4
AENG 213 - English Composition 2
AENG 214 - Advanced Writing 2
For graduation, students must have passed these English courses.


AUDIOVISUAL & ART ELECTIVES
Students must complete a minimum of 21 ECTS

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

AART 100

Studio Art

3

3

AART 130

Drawing

3

3

AGDS206

Graphic Design III

5

8

AART 111

Hist. of Art I/Cult. Studies I

4

3

AART 112

Hist. of Art II/Cult. Studies II

4

3

AART 288

Photographic Design I

2

3

AART 299

Photographic Design II

2

3

AAVC 225

Visual Representation in Art and Design

3

5

AAVC 306

Performing Arts: Theatre and the media

3

5

AAVC 312

Acting for TV and Film

3

5

AAVC 360

National Cinema

3

5

AAVC 342

3D Graphics and Animation

3

5

AAVC 315

Music Production/ Advance mixing procedures

3

6

AAVC 320

Midi & Sequencing

3

6

AAVC 321

Audio Post Production Art, Aesthetics, Techniques & Studio Recordings

3

6

AAVC 333

Creative Writing for the Media

3

6


HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES

Students must complete a minimum of 15 ECTS

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

ASOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

5

APSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

5

ACOM 140

Communication &Public Relations

2

3

APOL 210

Political Science

3

5

AAVC 365

Advertising & Marketing

3

5

AAVC300

Modernity and Postmodernity in Culture and Arts

4

5

AAVC 344

Political Sociology

3

5

AAVC 401

Independent Study

2

5

AAVC 369

Media Analysis

3

5


GENERAL ELECTIVES

Students must take two of the following courses completing 4 ECTS (one from each group).

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

GROUP A (Cyprus Studies)

 

 

AECH101

Introduction to the History of Cyprus

2

2

AECH111

Cyprus in the Twentieth Century

2

2

GROUP B (Greek Language and Literature)

 

 

AEGL101

Introduction to Greek Language

2

2

AEGL111

Modern Greek Literature

2

2

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