The highly anticipated opening session and film screening of the Curriculum Integration (CI) Program Exhibit Spring Term 2022 took place on Friday at the Bangladesh Film Archive Auditorium, Agargaon in the capital.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized the exhibition.
Every semester, the MSJ department conducts the CI Exhibit to provide a platform for the students to display their artistic works, allow student engagement, and encourage for future projects.
According to ULAB, the program teaches values to students by putting them in real life situations.
The exhibit showcased various student projects such as performance art, communication campaign materials, visual art, digital art, video art, photographs, animation, advertisements, documentaries, digital stories and films.
Multiculturalism was the theme chosen for the Spring Term 2022 Curriculum Integration Program.
Multiculturalism denotes the way society interacts with cultural diversity, and it conveys the belief that society is enriched by preserving, appreciating, and even fostering cultural diversity. It is based on the fundamental notion that members of diverse cultures can cohabit harmoniously.
ULAB Vice-Chancellor Professor Imran Rahman inaugurated the event. “The authorities of the university have a strong commitment in promoting media in the country. So, the Media Studies and Journalism Department tries to prepare its graduates by updating its courses and curriculum in consultation with stakeholders from the media industry on a regular basis," he said regarding the program.
Media Studies and Journalism Department Head Professor Jude William Genilo, in his address, said: “Tolerance is about treating everyone with respect and dignity. It goes hand in hand with courage, inner strength, and intelligence. We need to nurture tolerance among our students, this is why we chose Multiculturalism as our theme for Spring Term 2022.”
Special Guest Md Nizamul Kabir, Director General of Bangladesh Film Archive, emphasized the vital role the youth can play in the progress of the film industry and applauded ULAB for nurturing creativity among students.
Chief Guest Alan L Deniega, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines, said: "Harmonious coexistence between different cultures can benefit the society by allowing increased diversity. Access to different ideas and promote positive dialogue among the people. We can find joy in the discovery of our differences.”
The Visual Exhibit is now available online until June 13 and can be accessed at www.ulabmsjci.net.