Courses

Upcoming Academy Courses and Events

ABU Academy courses are open to ABU Members for free or discounted prices, with some being made available to non members at full fee rates.

Our 2024 Course List for the February is now available and registrations are currently being accepted. Please join as many as you like.

The ABU Academy runs a variety of courses across a range of topics. We have a number of new courses coupled with ones that we successfully ran between 2021 and 2023.

If there are any additional course subjects that you would like to see included, please let us know.

For additional information, or to express interest in current or future courses, please email academy@abu.org.my – subject {course title}


Course List 2024

May

A review of BBC Sport Documentary
Introductory online classes on using the MethodKit to design and produce podcasts


April
Webinar: Third Generation AVS Video Coding Standard (AVS3): Features and Application
AFTRS Expert Series: Distribution of Product – Selling Internationally
Session 4: Pitch-deck Workshop
AI in creating promos and viral videos
Finding characters whose stories guarantee the success of documentary films
WUB/UNDRR Media for DRR Initiative – Phase 4: Consultation & Country sharing

March
AFTRS Expert Series: ‘Distribution of Product – Selling Internationally’
Session 1: Opening Session – Trends
Session 2: Understanding Markets
Session 3: Product to Market – Strategic Relationships
Course: Television Presentation Skills
“TV Production Styles” online session (live)
WUB/UNDRR Media for DRR Initiative – Phase 4: Consultation & Country sharing
ABU – UNI APRO MEI webinar on climate action and green production
Exploring TVU’s Remote Production Solutions

February
Sports Marketing, Sales and Sponsorship
Revolutionizing Sports Content Operations and Engagement with AI
Building Meaningful Social Media Communities
Verifying content, method in the madness
Webinar: Writing for TV News


Courses Delivered throughout 2023

January
Instagram & TikTok Strategies
Empowering Investigative Journalism
Session 4: Digital Investigative Tools

February
Intellectual Property Franchise Management for Film & TV Productions
Stills Camera Techniques for Social Media
TV Production Styles
Presentation Skills – TV
Empowering Investigative Journalism

Session 5: The Ethics of Investigative Reporting
Session 6: Mis, Dis & Mal-information

March
Broadcasting Programming and Ethics
Positive Peace Reporting
Sound Design & Audio Mixing
Empowering Investigative Journalism
Session 7: Legal frameworks

April
Sound Design & Audio Mixing (session 3)
Radio Presentation Skills
HEC Authentic Leadership Programme (session 1)

May
VFX (session 1,2 & 3)
Session 1: Introductions to VFX – effects interface, rending, Key frames
Session 2: Effecting Speed, Pan & Scan
Session 3: Chroma key and green screen
HEC Authentic Leadership Programme (session 2,3,4,5 & 6)

June
HEC Authentic Leadership Programme (session 7,8,9 & 10)
AFTRS Expert Series:
Session 1: Trends – Five Things Shaping the Future of the Screen Industry

July
HEC Authentic Leadership Programme (session 11,12,13 & 14)
AFTRS Expert Series:
Session 2: Script Coverage #1
Session 3: Pitching Workshop
Session 4: Adaptation – Television
Session 5: Series Development

August
HEC Authentic Leadership Programme (session 15 &16)
AFTRS Expert Series:
Session 6: Cultural Narrative
Session 7: Script Coverage #2
Session 8: Metaverse – the future
Session 9: CHATgpt – Why AI is important
Session 10: Producing #1 – Project Development

September
AFTRS Expert Series:
Session 11: Producing #2 – Project Development
Session 12: Radio and Broadcast

October
Voice Over
Session 1: An overview of the business
Session 2: Studio equipment
Session 3: Recording
Session 4: How to approach producers


Courses Delivered in 2022

January
On Camera Presenting


February
Radio Presentation Skills
Television Presentation Skills
Train the Trainer and Course Design for BBSCL, Bhutan & PSM, Maldives
Japan’s Challenge with BPO to Strengthen Trust

March
Positive Peace Journalism UNESCO T4P
Sales Training for Media Organisations
Taming Misinformation
Master Class on Leadership & Management Insights for Post COVID Transformation

April
Academy Forum
Empowering Investigative Journalism
Collaboration or Competition? How are Broadcasters working with OTT Video Services – The Digital Giants
Introduction to TV Production Styles

May
HEC Authentic Leadership Program
ABU TV-CON

AFTRS Expert Series
Session 1: Trends – Five Things Shaping the Future of the Screen Industry
Session 2: Adaptation Part 1

June
Instagram Strategies
AFTRS Expert Series
Session 3: Adaptation Part 2
Session 4: Script coverage
Session 5: Pitching Part 1
Session 6: Pitching Part 2

July
Sport CoverageReporting & Live Coverage
Sound Design & Audio Mixing
AFTRS Expert Series
Session 7: Technology – The Metaverse, Part 1

August
AFTRS Expert Series
Session 8: The Metaverse Part 2
Session 9: The Metaverse Part 3
Session 10: Getting the best out of Innovative Practice – learning in a high-tech world
VFX

September
Stills Camera Techniques for Social Media
Metrics-based Corporate Innovations Management
Intellectual Property Franchise Management for Film and TV Productions
ABU RadioAsia 2022Workshop 1: Making Multi-Platform Mini-Documentaries & Features Workshop 2: New Content, New Platforms

October
2022 ABU Academy Forum
Interviewing Skills
News Reporting Skills
Latest Techniques in Television & Film Producing

November
In-person Regional Workshop – Advanced TV & Film Production Skills
Empowering Investigative Journalism
Session 1: Introduction

December
Empowering Investigative Journalism
Session 2: Methodology of Investigative Reporting
Session 3: Presenting Investigative Reports


Past Course List from 2020 until now


For more information, or to express interest in a current or future course, please email academy@abu.org.my – subject {course title}.

We also welcome your suggestions for additional course subjects and content.