A number of artists became examiners and lecturers in various classes held by the Public Relations Study Program, Vocational Education Program, University of Indonesia (UI), and the UI Directorate of Student Affairs during the Distance Learning (PJJ) period at UI.
“Dian Sastrowardoyo, Yoris Sebastian, Shanty C. Harmayn, are practical teachers at the UI Vocational Public Relations Study Program. In the Public Relations Vocational Student Final Assignment (TKA) activity, the three together with the permanent lecturers of Vocational Public Relations, tested the students using the Google meets application for an average of 1 hour to 1.5 hours, “said Rosari Saleh, Vice Chancellor UI Academic and Student Affairs.
“It is an honor for me to be taught and tested by Mbak Dian Sastro for approximately 9 months. While being guided by Ms. Dian, I was able to interact directly with top tier figures in the Indonesian film industry. I get real experience of the production process of a film. My knowledge on campus is really used while in Industry. I am even allowed to present my ideas and ideas in front of big clients,” said Shafira Larasati, UI Public Relations Vocational Student.
This is different from the experience experienced by Sasthi Nandani, who did a work study with practical teacher Shanty C. Harmayn, at Base Entertainment, which gave birth to several films, including Perempuan Tanah Jahanam, directed by Joko Anwar, and Film Gratis by Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza. .
“I study work in the creative development department. I helped research the Tunnel serial project, an adaptation of a Korean series that airs on the GoPlay streaming application. The research carried out is aimed at supporting the writing team in script writing, providing suggestions for manuscripts based on assessments, which is also my job. I was also given the responsibility to be the liaison between the creators who submitted film proposals and the BASE executives,” said Sasti Nandani.
“At OMG, I learned to practice public relations, which I found difficult to understand and imagine when I studied the theory on campus. For example, OMG is a company that does not advertise by any method, but has large clients, this is because OMG really practices public relations theory. I get the context from the knowledge gained on campus,” said Indira Hayyu Maharani, a student who carried out a work study with Yoris Sebastian, at OMG Creative Consulting.
“Practical teachers for two semesters have taught Vocational Public Relations students in industry through internship programs, and later become expert examiners because they guide students when they study work in their respective offices. The Public Relations Vocational study program, since 2018 has implemented the 3-2-1 Curriculum, where for the first 3 semesters learning and practical activities are carried out in classrooms and laboratories on campus. Then in the next two semesters, you can directly study in industry and in the last semester, you can continue in industry or return to campus,” explained Rosari Saleh.
“During this Online Class, the UI Directorate of Student Affairs also invited guest lecturers from various circles, to increase the knowledge of UI students and the general public. For example, Armand Maulana, Gisel, Hedi Yunus, Hilbram Dunar, Rizky Febian, Rio Febrian, Tommy Tjokro, Yovie Widianto, Yosi P. Project, attended a series of online classes organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs UI in collaboration with Eventtori, the National Achievement Center ( Puspresnas) Kemendikbud and Cybercreativity,” said Rosari.
“Not only artists, a number of professionals also took part as online teachers for the theme of The Art of Smartphone Photography; Corona News: Information or Sensation; Personal Data Protection: Revealing the Security of Personal Data in the Online Realm; Street Photography: Shot on Phone; Personal Branding on Social Media for College Students; Internet Please do Your Magic: Selling Online in a Pandemic Period. Meanwhile, the examiners in the online exam consist of industry practitioners from companies such as Traveloka, Jenius, OVO, Metro TV, Tempo, OMG Creative Consulting, The Hatch Indonesia, Sampingan, Kopi Kenangan, and so on,” said Rosari.
“The online class organized by the UI Directorate of Student Affairs is well received by UI students and the general public, where an average of at least 500 registrants are welcome,” said Rosari.