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Bayan College is the first college in Oman to offer degrees in Media Studies. Bayan College’s programs include diplomas and Bachelor degrees in Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations and English Literature. The industry oriented courses are designed to equip students for professional work environments.Offering over 40 degree programs, Purdue University Northwest is one of the regional campuses of the world-respected Purdue University system in the State of Indiana, USA, and is dedicated to serving the professional, educational, and cultural needs of Northwest Indiana and beyond.Bayan College operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and is affiliated with Purdue University – Northwest USA. Bayan College’s affiliation with such a prestigious American university enables its students to earn their diplomas and Bachelor’s degrees here in Oman in accordance with the Purdue University system following American educational practicesOur multi-culture faculty, affiliation with such a reputed American university and advanced academic programs provide students with excellent learning opportunity and enable them to earn skills necessary to enter the labour market. Our vision is to be a key part of the higher education infrastructure in Oman and to make a major contribution to the development of human resources in the Sultanate and the region. We aim to create students who are renowned for their ability to think, achieve and excel.To be a key part of the higher education infrastructure in Oman and to make a major contribution to the development of human resources in the Sultanate and the region. We aim to create students who are renowned for their ability to think, achieve and excel.In today’s increasingly interdependent global environment, such scholarly inter-institutional partnerships will surely benefit students and result in an appreciation for other peoples and cultures through personal exposure, learning, and interaction with diverse constituencies. These inter-institutional collaborative initiatives will promote cross-cultural friendship, develop mutual understanding, and contribute to stronger ties between our respective nations.Our recently approved 2+2 agreement between Bayan and Purdue Northwest offers a unique opportunity to a few outstanding students to complete their first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) at Bayan and the second two years (junior and senior) at Purdue Northwest. Furthermore, our respective communication and English faculty members have the opportunity to explore collaborative teaching, online course offerings, and other mutually-beneficial academic initiatives.Bayan College’s well-equipped studio has everything student journalists and broadcasters need to create audio and visual productions which showcase their learning, abilities, and job-readiness.Equipment includes cameras for field and studio shoots, digital SLR cameras for still photography, blue/green screens, a range of professional-quality mixers, and a full editing suite.The television studio at Bayan helps to loan professional, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to faculty and students to fulfil class assignments. Professional technical staff and the administrative staff are available to provide technical support, when needed by the students to complete their projects in the studio. The studio aims to help the students to explore the production of multi-camera videos in the studio for the creation of television programming. The students in the studio produce radio as well as television products, varying from genres including nonfiction, fiction, interviews and talk show programming.The English language lab is equipped with useful, attractive and up-to-date software to help students with self-paced learning in speaking, reading, listening, vocabulary building, and pronunciation. Media labs offer media students practice with software needed to create a range of publications for the World Wide Web and for print. Students work in a studio environment as they assess and organize their photos, artwork, and layouts.Student Affairs Department is concerned with all matters pertaining to students’ welfare. The Department contributes towards the refinement of each student’s personality through a package of extra-curricular activities catering to a variety of tastes and interests. College life is not limited to lectures and classes but extends to hobbies and talent development that highlight a student’s personality. The Department also plays an essential role in guiding students and preparing them for their entry into the labor market. It directs all its efforts towards producing a generation of young skilled talents with entrepreneurial abilities to cope with the challenges of modern times.An academic advisor from the student’s department is appointed to each student. The academic advisor participates in selecting courses, follows up the student progress and guides him in a way that helps him excel in his studies. Course registration form or Add/Drop form for the students at risk, will not be processed by the Admission and Registration Department unless signed by the academic advisor and the Head of Department .In addition, all students can seek the assistance of their academic advisor to find solutions to any academic or administrative problems.Bayan College’s library holdings include a wide array of literature, non-fiction writing, periodicals, course-specific textbooks and more in Arabic and English. A specific section for books on media – journalism, broadcasting, public relations, graphic design also exist. Students and faculty of various departments are encouraged to regularly borrow books and use other facilities at the library. Library content and facilities are updated on a regular basis.

Course Details

Bachelors and Diploma in Media Studies and English


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Halban, Barka, Oman


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