Education Briefs: BFM Gets New TV Studio
The Baltic Film and Media School at Tallinn University is opening a new television studio today.
Minister of Education Jevgeni Ossinovski and Rector of the Tallinn University Professor Tiit Land will open at 17:00 today a modern TV studio in the Baltic Film and Media School (BFM).
"The curricula have so far only included practical exercises," said Hagi Šein, Head of the Department of Audiovisual Media. "The new studio allows the Baltic Film and Media School to produce real programs. This gives us the confidence to invite people to enroll in the masters course in television that will open in autumn 2015 and to offer these students professional work and study environment."
The studio cost 365,000 euros.
In addition to the new studio, BFM also has a film pavilion, sound studios, editing suites and a cinema. The school offers courses in film arts, cross-media production and audiovisual media, in English. It currently has more than 400 students, including 90 from abroad.
95 Years of Educational Sciences at Tallinn University
Celebrations for the 95th anniversity of educational sciences at Tallinn University and its predecessor institutions will start Tuesday at the Researchers Forum in the Astra building, where Professor Emeritus Lembit Andresen will talk about the founding of the Tallinn University museum in 1994, which is being reopened.
Professor Emeritus Mati Hint presents on the continuity of the museums, and Rector Professor Tiit Land winds up a historic grandfather clock that has been ticking since the beginning of teacher training in Tallinn.
The museum has been closed to the public due to lack of space and construction work on the university premises. Its reopening will be marked by an exhibition on the key events in the history of the university and its predecessors. The exhibition will feature the clock and the first rector's chain of office.
After the ceremony, 15 teachers, principals and researchers will be presented with awards to recognize their contribution to education in Estonia.
Tallinn University and its predecessors have trained teachers since 1919.