The National, Monday July 22nd, 2013
By MIRIAM MALAWA
THE use of digital technology has created new ways of communication, networking and collaboration between academic institutions and industries, University of Papua New Guinea’s Theatre Arts Strand leader Sophie Naime says.
Naime said this when announcing a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) donation of media equipment valued at K150,000 to the strand.
She said they donated nine high-definition video cameras with excellent quality output that would benefit students, the university and creative industries in PNG.
She said the equipment was donated with the assistance of QUT assistant Dean Research and Academic of Creative Industries Faculty, Prof Brad Haseman who worked with two AusAID awardees – Jackie Kauli, a PHD student, and Motsy David.
The instruments were flown over early this month.
“The equipment was to strengthen and improve the practical components of the media course which was offered under the Theatre Arts Strand.
“This would enable students in both theory and practical knowledge and skills to contribute to the industry more meaningfully and effectively.”
Theatre Arts presented QUT with a painting by Gadd Vanatius, a staff member of arts and design programme of UPNG.
She said they were also hoping to explore other academic opportunities for possible partnership in the near future.