The School of Journalism & Film Production at Lovely Professional University is a pioneer school in the region for the fostering and promotion of creative talent.
In a testimony to its culture of excellence, LPU student Hansjit’s Hollywood film projects have been awarded at the 43rd Student Academy Awards held in California (USA), which are commonly known as 'Student Oscars and Emmy Awards’. Another student Ahsif Khan has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Awards’ in the student film category.
School of Journalism Alumni lands an Oscar
Hansjeet Singh Duggal’s nominated 15-minute documentary ‘Gardeners of the Forest’ is depicting Hansjeet’s artistic excellence. It is directed by Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan-Webber and is all about the ruthless treatment given to elephants in Thailand. In fact, Thailand’s nearby area ‘Laos’ had a million elephants, but now only a few hundred elephants are left. Hansjeet's film is all about elephant conservation and the dramatic change in the number of these magnificent creatures across our land. Hansjeet, at his photography exhibition, ‘For Love of Dreams: A Show of Aesthetics’, told that while working on various Hollywood projects he has gained an exposure to even those aspects which were never explored by most before, even in Hollywood.
The second nomination, a narrative, is titled as ‘It's Just a Gun’. It is directed by famous film-maker and photographer Brian Robau and shows the life of a Gun, and how it passes from one hand to the other.
LPU and Mainstream Media growing hand in hand
Another team of LPU students has also been awarded at this same national platform for their socially educative Ad-Film. Many other LPU students are excelling at different TV reality shows like ‘Dil Hai Hindustani’ on Star Plus and the ‘Voice India’ on & TV. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shares, “The strength of the department is its curriculum, which makes students work hard on both practical and creative aspects. To add a practical finish to academic excellence, our students work with corporates, newspapers, magazines, TV channels and other media platforms.”
LPU’s different departments have a committed faculty with wide experience in national and international publications and research exposure. The faculty continuously endeavour to innovate on pedagogy for more effective student learning. With a focus on live projects, industry oriented curriculum, hands-on exposure, regular interaction with celebrities and media professionals; the school develops students to meet the dynamic needs of the related industry. Students are trained to be multi-skilled, innovative professionals who can meet and exceed any industry requirement. All of LPU’s study programmes provide a blend of rigorous industry oriented practical training in state of the art studios and labs.
Skills always add up
In addition to the print and electronic media, the students are trained in program production, editing, photography, advertising, public relations and event management, thereby equipping them for a variety of career options in electronic, print or digital media, or as a freelance professional. In fact, all programmes at LPU School of Journalism are designed to expose students to all the dimensions of Print, Electronic and New Media with a focus on keeping students up to speed with enhanced technical skills in the field.
At present, many of its other students are working as Reporters, PR Managers, Content Developers, Radio Jockeys, Film Directors, Editors, Production Managers and Correspondents in various prestigious media houses.