Krasnodar, 2 December. 16+ Our guest, in this edition, will be Sergey Zengin, Rector of the Krasnodar International Culture Institute.
- You have become the Institute’s rector eight years ago. Which projects and achievements you’re most proud of?
- Well, for example, the multilevel system of art education that we have introduced, which implies that a person first goes to a children’s art school, receiving a basic knowledge about creative professions, then to a secondary professional education department, where they are helped to decide on the direction of art for their future work in this field. Only after that, he becomes our student and studies in higher education programs, including programs of training of the highest qualification - postgraduate and assistantship-internship.
- In this time, has your vision of the Institute’s educational process changed?
- It hasn’t changed, I have always believed that education should be continuous and practice-oriented. It is important for students to acquire competencies that meet the demands of modern society. In addition, today’s norm is the change of fields of activity, the rapid mastery of competencies from different professional fields. An important trend in the development of education today is digitalization, the transition to a hybrid format, in which traditional forms of classroom training are combined with elements of e-learning.
- In your opinion, what should be the profile of a successful alumnus, graduating from a creative higher education institution?
- There are a lot of roads open before the graduates of KSIC, and one has to choose which one to take next. This, on the one hand, is something difficult, because there is not always a clear understanding of where to go, but at the same time, it is a chance to try yourself in different areas of art. And the main thing, in my opinion, is not in what institution you work, but in any organization and in any position, that you can preserve and develop national culture. A successful graduate - first of all, has a high level of knowledge, has practical experience in professional activities, and is able to find non-standard solutions in one or another situation.
- At present, in the Kuban, a lot of cinema companies are actively developing a series of projects. Do you think that the Institute’s graduates will be able to participate in them?
- Our students are not just willing to participate in these projects, they have been doing so for the past few years. The Department of Broadcasting and Theatre Arts has internship contracts with film studios. Students work on the sets of films and TV series that are shot in our region as actors, cameramen, assistant directors, and producers. In addition, we have some employees of these film studios studying by correspondence, who are getting a specialized education.
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