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Broadcast & Cinema Studies (BCS) is 1 of 5 concentrations that undergraduates at the WKWSCI can focus on. The curriculum prepares students to take up a wide spectrum of jobs in the film, radio and television segments of the media industry.

The curriculum balances the vocational with the theoretical, providing students with the broader overview of the industry and the impact that their future work may have on society.

Core courses lay the theoretical and conceptual foundations of communication studies, and film, television and radio studies. Practicums and additional workshops equip students with the technical skills required to execute creative ideas.

Information sources such as books, journals, reference works are purchased to support the teaching, research and learning needs of the students and faculty staff.

Description of literature

I want to thank Mark Emmons for describing the development of the literature of film and television so clearly and succinctly in his book: Film and Television: a guide to the reference literature Call no: Z5784.M9E54. I am reproducing the introduction here.

Film and television are now widely cited in academia as the defining arts of the twentieth century. This wasn’t always the case. As with all innovations, it took time before scholars adopted the media as a legitimate area of study. In the earliest days, when audiences flocked to nickelodeons, the only publications to take notice were newspapers interested in the new technology and alarmed decency censors bemoaning the state of society. As audiences grew and exhibitors began building movie palaces, fan magazines like Photoplay took notice with fawning tributes or nasty gossip about the stars. Popular magazines followed suits.

Filmmakers stopped relying exclusively on vaudeville and literary adaptations and begain producing original works that took full advantage of the medium of film. In the United States, the early producers moved to California and freedom and began to develop the studio and star systems. As war dampened the once-thriving European film industries, Hollywood prospered, pioneering sound, color, and new genres. People attended movies in record numbers and newspapers and magazines began to write reviews instead of relying on the publicity from studios.

Scholars from around the world became aware of motion pictures as an art form. They wrote articles in art journals and chapters in books. In the 1950s and 1960s, they began publishing scholarly journals devoted exclusively to the critical analysis of film. Libraries and archives began seriously collecting films. By the early 1970s, film schools were formed, reference book writers started to compile bibliographies and guides to the literature and book publishers launched 2 major film indexes.

Television got a later start, but followed a similar pattern. As the number of networks and stations expanded and television became pervasive in households, newspapers and popular magazines were the first to take notice. Then scholars began to write articles, chapters, and books about television. This time, much of the reference literature was folded into the existing structure for film or communication studies resources. Because of the more ephemeral nature of broadcasting, libraries and archives were slower to collect television shows.

Film and television scholarship is now a mature field. Scholars use film and television to understand the world in which we live. They use a full range of historical, theoretical and socio-cultural perspectives and a variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks. Scholars analyze individual films and television shows, looking at how narrative, form and technique make meaning. They study aesthetics, analyzing directing, cinematography, acting, and set and costume design to explain how the parts make the whole and send a message. They compare films and shows to the sources from which they are adapted, looking at author and auteur. They study themes and genres. They take semiotic or psychoanalytic approaches. They take ideological perspectives such as Marxism or feminism. They examine representation and identity with critical theories of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, national, post-colonial, and the “other”. They deconstruct or analyze from neoformalist, poststructural or postmodernist perspectives. They study how audiences receive and interpret media. They look at film and television as a business, considering production, marketing, distribution and exhibition. And they study how the media reflects and impacts on society.

When scholars working in colleges and universities are not asking their students to make films, they are most likely asking them to examine a single film or filmmaker or to analyze a national cinema, genre, theme, movement, or time period in the context of one of these theoretical frameworks or approaches.

As Mr Emmons so aptly described, literature in Broadcast & Cinema Studies span a wide range of literature depending on the discipline that the student or researcher is in. Visit the Resources and Guides sections for a quick glance at the type of resources available in NTU Library.


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The Internet might be a convenient first stop for an information search but it can’t beat the quality and authoritativeness of printed books. This is especially so in an academic environment.

Browsing the collection

You can browse the main book collection for communication studies at basement 1 of the Communication and Information Library (CMIL). Below is a list of core subject areas in broadcast and cinema studies with corresponding call numbers.

Core Subject Area Call Number Range
Broadcasting PN1990 – PN 1990.9
Broadcasting Industry HE8689 – HE8700.95
Cinematography (technical know-how) TR845 – TR899
Motion Pictures PN1993 – PN1999
Radio PN1991 – PN1991.9
Telecommunication Industry HE7775 – HE8445
Telecommunication Policy HE7645
Television PN1992 – PN1992.92
Visual Communication P93.5 – P93.53

A call number is a group of numbers and letters located at the spine of a book telling you its physical location in the library. Books with similar content will share similar call numbers.

Because of space constraints, older books (year 2000 and older) are located at the Business Library.

Searching for books

Besides browsing, you can look for books using our Library Catalogue by keying in appropriate subject terms in the SUBJECT field.

EPS by subject

Subject headings are words or phrases that librarians use to describe the content of a book. We use a set of subject terms known as the Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Selected Book Lists

Below are book lists based on popular subject terms. Click on them for a quick scan of the collection at CMIL

Documentary films
Film Production and direction
Film criticism

Television programs

Radio programs
Radio journalism
Radio Broadcasting
Radio production and direction

Visual Literacy
Visual Communication

If there are any book lists that you would like to see here, let me know.

Master the Library Catalogue

Improve your search results with these catalogue tips

More on call numbers

Call numbers may look random but librarians follow certain rules when putting the call numbers together. If you understand how the library classify its books, it will save you time when you are looking for books and help you discover more books which you otherwise might have missed.

In NTU Library, we follow the Library of Congress Classification System (LC for short). In case you are wondering. :)


E-books are so convenient. You can read or refer to an e-book anytime and anywhere, even when the library is closed. I also find e-books extremely useful for definitions, quick references, quick checks for facts and figures, and how-to guides.

Searching for e-books

You can search for specific e-book titles using the Library Catalogue. Follow the instructions at the E-book webpage

Browsing the collection

Collections that I think are more relevant for BCS students include:

  1. EBSCOhost eBook Collection is a multi-disciplinary ebook library that allows you to read the complete book online, print pages, and make annotations.
  2. Springerlink provides more than 31,000 books, book series and protocols on architecture and design, business and economics, chemistry and materials science, computer science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and law, mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy, etc.
  3. Dissertations & Theses by Proquest provides theses on humanities & social sciences, and sciences & engineering collections.
  4. Ebrary provides titles on history, language and literature, science, social sciences and technology.
  5. MyiLibrary provides titles on fine arts, history, language and literature, law, medicine, philosophy, psychology, religion, social sciences, technology, etc.
  6. EBL provides titles on architecture, business/management, computer science / IT, engineering, environmental studies, fine arts, history, journalism, language/linguistics, law, library science, literature, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, psychology, science, social science, tourism/hospitability, etc.
  7. Safari Books Online
    A collection of popular technology, digital media and business books online. Leading publishers include O’Reilly Media, Packt Publishing, Cisco Press, Sams & Adobe Press.

My Picks from netLibrary:

  1. Final Cut Studio: Time-saving Techniques for Using Final Cut Pro and the Studio Applications On the Spot 3rd Ed.
    Richard Harrington, Abba Shapiro & Robbie Carman
  2. Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice 4th Ed.
    Ken Dancyger
  3. Documentary Storytelling: Making Stronger and More Dramatic Nonfiction Films 2nd Ed.
    Sheila Curran Bernard
  4. New Documentary 2nd Ed.
    Stella Bruzzi
  5. Practical Cinematography 2nd Ed.
    Paul Wheeler
  6. Film Structure and the Emotion System
    Greg M. Smith
  7. Broadcast Voice
    Jenni Mills
  8. Sound and Recording: An Introduction 5th Ed.
    Francis Rumsey & Tim McCormick

Browse more titles at EBSCOhost.

Reference Works

Reference works are treasure troves of information. You do not have to worry about the credibility and authoritativeness of the definitions or descriptions or commentaries you find in these works unlike Wikipedia.

I have compiled a few works here and organized them according to their reference type.

Content at a Glance

General Reference


  1. The new biographical dictionary of film 4th edition
    David Thomson
    Call No: PN1998.2.T482
  2. Historical dictionary of Hong Kong cinema
    Lisa Odham Stokes
    Call No: PN1993.5.C4S874
  3. The Oxford companion to the American musical: theatre, film, and television [e-book]
    Thomas S Hischak
  4. Historical dictionary of old-time radio
    Robert C. Reinehr
    Call No: PN1991.3.U6R366
  5. Critical dictionary of film and television theory
    Philip Simpson
    Call No: PN1993.45.C934
  6. The audio dictionary 3rd ed.
    Glenn White
    Call No: TK7881.4.W584 2005


  1. Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media
    Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
    Call No: HQ784.M3E56
  2. Schirmer encyclopedia of film
    Barry Keith Grant
    Call No: PN1993.45.S337
    A 4-volume reference that treats film as art, entertainment and industry. It contains 200 alphabetical entries discussing film genres; studies; national cinemas; technological, commercial, and cultural issues; and critical theories of film. Entries ranges from approximately 1500 to 9000 words.
  3. Encyclopedia of television 2nd ed.
    Horace Newcomb
    Call No: PN1992.18.E56
  4. Television cartoon shows : an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003 2nd ed.
    Hal Erickson
    Call No: PN1992.8.A59E68
  5. The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio
    Christopher H. Sterling
    Call No: TK6544.M986
    This encyclopedia includes 670 articles addressing personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the “golden age” of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The online copy is now available.
  6. Encyclopedia of the documentary film
    Ian Aitken
    Call No: PN1995.9.D6E56
  7. The encyclopedia of censorship
    Jonathon Green
    Call No: Z657.G796
  8. The encyclopedia of novels into film 2nd ed.
    John C. Tibbetts
    Call No: PN1997.85.T552
  9. Encyclopedia of motion picture sound
    Marty McGee, Marty
    Call No: TK7881.4.M145


  1. Directory of World Cinema: Japan
  2. Directory of World Cinema: American Independent
  3. Directory of world cinema: Australia & New Zealand

General Reference

    1. 21st Century Communication: A reference handbook
      Call No. P90 C397
      This is a 2-volume handbook edited by William F. Eadie. Each entry is like an opening day lecture that lays out communication concepts and issues in a concise manner. Critical bibliographies follow each topic for students who want to know more.
    2. The international encyclopedia of communication
      Call No.: P87.5.I61E
      This encyclopedia is now available online.

It is “likely to appeal to two broad constituencies – the generic undergraduate/postgraduate student racing through those ubiquitous communication/media courses and wanting to get more background than the lectures and textbooks, and the specialist exploring connections between communication and other fields (like ageing), wanting a snapshot of information about, say, media in Asia, trying to pin down exactly what Gerbner said and why cultural imperialism gets everyone so worked up” (Hannabuss 2009).

  1. Encyclopedia of communication theory
    Call No.: P87.5.E56E
  2. Encyclopedia of new media: an essential reference to communication and technology
    Call No.: QA76.575.E56
  3. Dictionary of media and communications
    Call No.: P87.5.D179
  4. Dictionary of media and communication studies
    Call No.: P87.5.W339
  5. The practical media dictionary
    Call No.: P87.5.R71
  6. Media Asia-Pacific media directory
    Call No.: P88.8.M489A
  7. The Asia media directory
    Call No.: P88.8.A832
  8. Media directory
    Call No.: P88.8.M489M
  9. Bibliography of Asian Studies [e-book]
    This online resource references principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971. It is a valuable resource for researchers who focus on Asian countries. It is not full text so contact librarian if you have trouble finding the full text article.
  10. Oxford Reference Online – Premium Collection [e-book]
    It includes over 1 million entries across 25 subject areas – everything from architecture to zoology. It offers a quick reference information together with in-depth articles by world-famous authors. It has a wide range of additional materials such as maps, illustrations and timelines.
  11. Film and television : a guide to the reference literature
    Mark Emmons
    Call No: Z5784.M9E54
  12. Japan
    John Berra
    Call No: PN1993.5.J35
    Volume 1 of the Directory of World Cinema
  13. Head’s broadcasting in America : a survey of electronic media
    Michael A. McGregor
    Call No: HE8689.8.M147
  14. Singapore precedents & forms. Volume A, Media
    LexisNexis (Firm)
    Contain sample legal forms for licensing, permission to shoot, copyright related to production, distribution and broadcasting.
    Call No: KPP2.8.S617


Hannabuss, S. (2009). The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Reference Reviews, 23 (1).


Below are some databases relevant to Broadcast & Cinema studies subscribed by the Library.

Full text Academic Databases

  1. Project Muse
    This is a multidisciplinary databases created for the Humanities, arts and social sciences. Film and media studies students will find it a rich resource. [Click to read more…].
  2. Communication & Mass Media Complete via EBSCOhost
    CMMC is one of the largest research article databases on Communication. The Ebscohost search platform consists of many user-friendly features such as user personal accounts, persistent links to articles, RSS and email alerts to topics of interest or previous searches. [Click to read more…].It can also be accessed from mobile devices like iPhone and iPad. Check out this Take Ebscohost for a walk blog post for details.
  3. JSTOR
    JSTOR provides backfiles of core scholarly journals in many disciplines. Some journals date back to the 1880s. [Click to read more…].

Statistical Databases

  1. World Telecommunication Indicators Online
    This database consists of the Telecommunication Indicators Handbook, list of indicators and list of economies covered. Time series data include around 80 communications statistics covering telephone network size and dimension, mobile services, quality of service, traffic, staff, tariffs, revenue and investment. Related data for over 200 economies are also included.This resource sits on a Citrix server which requires the installation of an additional plug-in for first time users. 10 concurrent users only so if you can’t get in, give it some time and try it again later. Use Internet Explorer for minimum technical issues. [Click to read more…].
  2. OECD iLibrary
    SourceOECD is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data. It is an ideal for communication students in search of background information. The Library has subscription to its books, papers and statistics. [Click to read more…].
  3. Statistical Yearbook (United Nations. Statistics Division)
    Economic and social statistics compiled by the United Nations. This resource sits on a Citrix server which requires the installation of an additional plug-in for first time users. Use Internet Explorer for minimum technical issues. [Click to read more…].

News Databases

  1. Factiva
    Factiva provides both news and company information. It covers 10,000 sources from more than 159 countries in 22 languages and offers more than 400 continuously updated newswires, including the exclusive combination of “Dow Jones”, “Reuters”, and “The Associated Press”. Factiva offers more than 640 wires, including “Asia Pulse”, “Dow Jones-VWD”, “Agence France Presse”, “Agencia EFE” and other industry, press release and local newswires. It also has the same-day and archival coverage of “The Wall Street Journal”, “The New York Times”, “Financial Times”, “South China Morning Post”, “Sydney Morning Herald”, “Straits Times”, and local newspapers from across the globe. [Click to read more…].
  2. StraitsTimes Online
    The Straits Times is the English-language daily newspaper in Singapore. First published on 15 July 1845, it is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore. This resource sits on a Citrix server which requires the installation of an additional plug-in for first time users. Use Internet Explorer for minimum technical issues
  3. PressDisplay
    PressDisplay provides access to newspapers and magazines displaying them in their original format and layout. Covers 1500 publications from 86 countries in 41 languages. Readers can browse full content digital replicas of newspapers, listen to the news, post articles on social networks and translate them in 12 major foreign languages. [Click to read more…].
  4. LexisNexis Academic
    LexisNexis Academic delivers news, legal and business information from around the world but mostly US. [Click to read more…].

Other Databases

Broadcast & Cinema Studies is a fairly multidisciplinary subject, students should expand their literature and data search beyond the obvious information sources. Browse the Library’s comprehensive list of databases.

Don’t know what a database is?

It is important you know what a database is and what they can do for your assignments. This video created by The Hartness Library, Vermont Technical College explains it well.


Journals are key channels of communication for academic researchers and industry practitioners. A couple of titles are compiled here to kickstart your exploration of journals. Click on the titles to access the e-copy directly or check its availability in the Library for print copy.

Content at a Glance

Academic Journals
Trade Journals / Professional Magazines
Open Access Journals
Online Magazines
Print Journals
Going beyond the lists

Academic Journals

General Titles

  1. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (ISSN: 0883-8151)
    An academic journal that covers research trends in electronic media. Research areas include the historical, technological, economic, legal, policy, cultural, and social dimensions.
  2. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (ISSN: 0143-9685 Online ISSN: 1465-3451)
    The journal of The International Association for Media and History.
  3. Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies (ISSN: 1354-8565)
    Serves as a forum for creative, social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies.
  4. Film & History: an interdisciplinary journal of film and television studies (ISSN: 0360-3695)
    Each issue of this semi-annual publication has a special focus or theme.
  5. New Review of Film and Television Studies (ISSN: 1740-0309)
    Promote current research in the humanities on film and television studies. Topics of interest include film theory, film narratology and contemporary filmmaking practices.


  1. Cinema Journal (ISSN: 0009-7101)
    Essays cover a variety of subjects from diverse methodological perspectives. The journal is published in cooperation with the Society for Cinema & Media Studies.
  2. Film History: an international journal (ISSN: 0892-2160)
    Covers the historical development of the motion picture, and the social, technological and economic context in which this has occurred. Each issue is devoted to comprehensive studies of a single theme.
  3. Film Quarterly
    International in coverage, Film Quarterly articles include interviews; discussions of issues in contemporary film theory; reviews of international, national cinemas, and documentaries; and approaches to film history.
  4. The Moving Image (ISSN: 1542-4235)
    Deals with the preservation and restoration of film, television, video, and digital moving images. The journal offers detailed profiles of moving image collections, behind-the-scenes looks at the techniques used to preserve and restore moving images, and theoretical and visionary articles on the future of the field.


  1. Critical Studies in Television (ISSN: 1749-6020)
    An international forum for the presentation of original research and sustained intellectual discussion on television.
  2. Television and New Media (ISSN: 1527-4764)
    This international journal is devoted to the most recent trends in television and new media studies.


  1. Journal of Radio & Audio Media (ISSN: 1937-6529)
  2. Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media (ISSN: 1476-4504)
    This peer-reviewed journal focuses on the production, reception, texts and contexts of radio and audio media.

Trade Journals / Professional Magazines

  1. BoxOffice: the business magazine of the global movie picture industry (ISSN: 0006-8527) [Electronic]
    Cover industry news, box office grosses, production data on new Hollywood releases, and financial information on the major studios. Full text is available from 2006 onwards.
  2. Cineaste: America’s leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema (ISSN: 0009-7004) [Electronic]
    Provide interviews with actors and filmmakers as well as film, home video, and book reviews.
  3. Sight and Sound (ISSN: 0037-4806)
    Published by the British Film Institute, Sight & Sound is strong in film reviews and credits. Cover news of major film festivals and filmmakers and detailed articles and interviews of less well-known directors.

Open Access Journals

  1. Global Media Journal (ISSN: 1550-7521)
    Publishes works that assess existing media structures and practices, such as global media concentration, globalization of TV genres, global media and consumer culture, the role of media in democratic governance and global justice, propaganda, media reception and cultural practice, commercialization of news, new media technologies, media regulations, regional media, alternative media, and other timely issues.
  2. Scope (ISSN: 1469-9166)
    A peer-reviewed online journal edited by the staff and students of the Institute of Film & Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. Topics cover all aspects of film history, theory and criticism, encompassing a wide range of approaches and critical methodologies.

Online Magazines

  1. DGA Quarterly
    This is the craft journal of the Directors Guild of America. Formerly known as DGA Magazine, it was launched as a quarterly publication devoted exclusively to the craft of directing.
  2. Editors Guild Magazine
    Official magazine of the Editors Guild of America, it covers industry events impacting guild members. There are interviews with editors, assessments of new equipment and technologies, technical tips, features, announcements, obituaries and new signatories.

Going Beyond the Lists

There are thousands of journal titles in the Library. You can BROWSE or SEARCH for more titles with the NTU Library Subscribed E-journals: A-to-Z List.

There are 4 ways to search the A-to-Z list:


  1. Browse the index of e-journal providers (if you are familiar with the journal publishers)
  2. Search for titles subscribed by the library. E-journal title search can be done using “Title Name”, “Publisher Name”, “ISSN”, “Subjects” or all of the above.
  3. Browse by subjects
  4. Browse through a list of free e-journals


The search results will present the databases in which the journal can be found in. Click on the appropriate database title to proceed.


Print Journals

We also have the print equivalent of some journals. They are physically located at Basement 1 of the Communication and Information Library (CMIL). You can browse the shelves to see what journals are available. Many older issues of journals are still not available in digital format. Therefore it is good to know how to find them physically.

You can use the Library Catalogue to check titles of print journals before heading to the library. Select ‘journal titles” from the drop down menu.


Important Note: Journal article titles are not searchable in the library catalogue. Search only journal titles.

Audio Visual Materials

Films and television programmes are a big part of the curriculum. The library buys a range of feature films, documentaries and television programmes to support teaching and research needs. Formats varies from VCD, DVD, blu-ray and even online.

Physical AV titles that are needed for class use are housed at Communication and Information Library (CMIL)  while the rest are located at the Library Outpost (situated at The Hive) and the Art, Design & Media Library. All libraries have viewing stations for undergraduates to use and view the AV titles available.

Asian Films Online

NTU Library has a subscription to Asian Films Online. This online film library curates and streams films from Asia and the Pacific that are culturally and historically significant.

Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity. Such themes are central to any meaningful discussion of contemporary Asian culture and society.

Key individual titles

These 2 titles were used heavily by lecturers in core courses. The Library has the physical copies but I have also found online sources which means that you can access them from the comfort of your hall or home.

  1. Ways of Seeing
  2. Man with a Movie Camera

If you know of any online source of other films/documentaries, do let me know.

Selected AV titles

Click on the list of subject terms below to check the AV titles in the Library:

  1. Television Dramas
  2. Documentaries
  3. Animated Films
  4. Feature films
  5. Feature films in blu-ray format
  6. Films from or about Singapore
  7. Cinematography
  8. Documentary Production
  9. Production and Direction
  10. All AV titles currently housed at CMIL

Searching for AV Titles

Looking for a specific AV title? Here is a step-by-step instruction guide to search for AV titles in the library catalogue.

Web Resources

Here is a collection of sources from the World Wide Web relevant to Broadcast & Cinema Studies.

Associations & Organizations – Local

Singapore Film Society
Screenwriters Association (Singapore)
Singapore Film Commission
Singapore International Film Festival
Asian Film Archive
Objectifs Films

Associations & Organizations – International

Society for Cinema & Media Studies
American Film Institute
British Film Institute
International Documentary Association
Cinematheque Francaise, Paris

Film Preservation

The Film Foundation 
International Federation of Film Archives  
Journal of Film Preservation
Library of Congress-Digital Preservation


Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin
Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin
Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Film Museum, Vienna
London Film Museum
National Media Museum, Bradford
Museum of the Moving Image, New York
The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

Government Bodies

Media Development Authority
Ministry of Information, Communication & the Arts

Awards & Film Festivals

Singapore International Film Festivals & the Silver Screen Awards
Singapore Short Film Awards
Mark Litwak’s Film Festivals
Top 25 Film Festivals for Documentaries
Sundance Film Festival documentary festival directory

Film Lists / Databases

Local documentaries by ThreeSixZero Productions
15 short films at
The International Short Film Database
Notable Videos for Adults by the ALA Video Round Table (VRT)
Internet Archive’s Moving Images
Viddsee – Asian Short Films 
The Auteurs


A Moment With…Ed Walker

Lee Thornton from the University of Maryland speaks with blind broadcaster Ed Walker about his long career in radio. The host of public radio’s “The Big Broadcast” discusses why vintage radio still works for many listeners today.

J.J. Abrams’ mystery box

J.J. Abrams’ March 2007 talk at about mystery, infinite possibilities and technology in media production.

TED TALKS – Filmmakers 

From film directors to producers, here them talk about the creative process of making films.


Reserves can be also known as Red-spot books or RBR titles. RBR stands for Recommended Book Room. These are essentially recommended textbooks or core readings selected by your course lecturers.

Browsing the Reserves collection

Reserve titles for Broadcast & Cinema Studies are located at the Communication and Information Library (CMIL). The Reserves shelves are located next to the Service Desk on Level 1.

Reserve titles can only be borrowed for 2 hours. Borrow them using your student card at the Service Desk. Do return them on time as overdue fines are set at S$0.50 per hour. Ouch!

Searching for Reserves

You can retrieve Reserves titles via their Course Codes from the Library Catalogue.

A quick glance

Click to see the entire list of reserved titles held at the Communication and Information Library (CMIL). This list includes recommended book titles for almost all the courses conducted at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

Student Works

Content at a Glance

Final Year Projects
Professional Internship Reports

Final Year Projects

The Library collects Final Year Projects in the Digital Repository (DR-NTU Restricted Access). The collection from WKWSCI includes both reports and the creative works. We started digitizing the video projects in 2008 and is currently working on past years’ projects.

List of Audiovisual Projects

  1. BCS Final Year Projects 2012
  2. BCS Final Year Projects 2011
  3. BCS Final Year Projects 2010
  4. BCS Final Year Projects 2009
  5. BCS Final Year Projects 2008

Searching for Final Year Projects

Reports and creative works are available in DR-NTU (Restricted Access)
Go to DR-NTU (Restricted Access). Click on ‘Browse – Communities & Collections’ You will see a list of colleges and schools. Look for Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information under the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. Click it. You can browse by “titles”, “authors”, “subjects” or “date” by clicking on the corresponding buttons. Or key in your search terms in the search box and click Go. If prompted to log in, key your NTU Network user name and password. Omit the student domain.


Professional Internship Reports

WKWSCI Professional Internship reports are selected by PI supervisors and permission are obtained from host organizations before being uploaded to DR-NTU (Restricted Access). As such, there are only a limited number of reports available for reference. View the list of professional internship reports for WKWSCI.

Staff Publications

NTU Library collects staff papers in the Digital Repository – Open Access. Its aim is to capture, store, preserve and most importantly promote the scholarly output of the Nanyang Technological University to the global research community. The papers deposited in this repository are indexed by Google and therefore searchable.

BCS Staff papers

We encourage research staff to deposit their research papers with us in the DR-NTU Open Access. Many publishers now allow the self-archiving of publications in institutional repositories. Copyright policies and archiving guidelines from Sherpa Romeo let you know whether the journals or publishers that you are working with allow self-archiving.

If you would like to submit your journal article or conference paper for inclusion into the WKWSCI collection, please see the instructions about submissions to DR-NTU here or contact me.

Browse through the current submissions to the DR-NTU from WKWSCI.

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