Production Design- Guest Speaker Session

Guest Speaker: Namsa Abbasi
Namsa Abbasi is a production designer with 13 years of experience, having worked on 2 feature films (Moor and The Legend of Maulajat), over a hundred commercials for leading brands and music videos.She discussed the importance of design in film making, her experience in the industry, challenges, triumphs and the passion it takes to keep at it.

Queen of Rain

To showcase musical talents of students, ZCOMS has initiated a series of music productions by the name of “MuZCOMS”The first production, “Queen of Rain” was a tribute to Marie Fredriksson, lead vocalist of Roxette who passed away on December 9, 2019.The song was produced and performed by the students of ZCOMS.

DICE-CAM 2019 Winner

ZCOMS’ student, Maryam Qureshi’s documentary, “Black Water”, won Best Documentary award along with a cash prize of Rs. 100,000 at DICE-CAM 2019.

All the students, staff and faculty at ZCOMS congratulate Maryam for this achievement and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Interactive Guest Speaker Session

ZCOMS arranged an interactive guest speaker session with Ali Amir on October 9, 2019. Mr. Ali Amir is an accomplished business leader having 25 years of rich and impactful commercial experience in diverse markets of Middle East and Southeast Asia. His diverse experience in Pakistan includes working with Tapal, McDonald’s and Unilever to name a few. His current assignment is as Head of Marketing, Almarai Dairy Beverages. Almarai is world’s largest vertically integrated company and No. 1 FMCG in GCC region.
He shared his insightful experiences at different stages of his career and also emphasized the growing importance of marketing in the field of Media Sciences.
The session was highly appreciated by the students who asked several questions after the talk.

Annual Beach Trip

ZCOMS arranged a fun-packed picnic at Turtle Beach to welcome new students and farewell graduating students. Attended by the students and alumni, the trip was full of enjoyment and included delicious food, DJ music and acoustic session with the talented students.

Thesis Display 2019

Ziauddin College of Media Sciences held thesis display of their 5th graduating batch on 4th July, 2019. Graduates of all the three majors Advertising, Journalism and Film & Video had put up their work for the external jury and guests.

The display comprised service based applications and ready-to-be launched brands; eye-opening documentaries and short films and well researched presentations by the journalism students which attracted more than a few. It was a proud day for the excited and gleaming final year students showcasing their yearlong hard work. It all paid off when they received compliments from the jury, visitors, faculty and other college students who came to see the Thesis Display.

We had with us the veteran Mirza Mehmood Ahmed a well known cinematographer with his 45 years of experience for our Film Jury, Ms Rafia Haider chief reporter of Associated Press Pakistan with her 20 years of experience in various fields of health, education, development and environment, as our journalism jury and Mr. Aijaz Ahmed with his 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing, as our jury for Communication & Design.

Education Field Trip: Gorak Hills & Sehwan Sharif

November 23rd & 24th: Students and faculty of ZCOMS went to Gorak Hills and Sehwan Sharif for an educational field trip. Students saw Sindi culture in completely different light and learned many new things. The trip was enjoyed to the fullest with camping, folk concert and fireworks.  The sun set at Gorak Hills top is one not to be missed and so is the star gazing at night. Much was learnt and valuable experiences and information gathered at Sehwan Sharif at the mausoleum of Lal Shahbaaz Qalandar. All in all, the trip was a perfect combination of fun and learning.

Bikeathon event

ZCOMS collaborated with EBR (Early Bird Riders) a group of cyclist for beginners, for the Bikeathon event. The event began at 6:30 am and took the route loop 8, beginning from Salt n Pepper, Sea View and ended back at the same spot. EBR is a friendly group who takes maximum precaution for all the riders and ensures fun filled riding experience. Students enjoyed this healthy activity and decided to do it regularly.

Beach Trip Fall, 2018

As part of recreation activities that go in parallel to academics ZCOMS planned a beach trip to Sandpit on 15th November, 2018. A perfect day to be on the beach, the new batch of students had a fun filled day interacting with their seniors. Students enjoyed the cool sea accompanied with good music and delicious biryani that added flavors to the trip.

Guest Speaker Session: Faizan Haq

Faizan Haq Voice Artist, Screen Writer, Documentary Filmmaker visited ZCOMS to interact with students about documentary making. He emphasized on how ideas are laid into great concepts and their execution. He shared his valuable experiences as a film maker, documentary producer, creative director and voice artist. His versatile character had the audience intrigued throughout the very informative session.

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