ACICIS is very thrilled to announce Dr IGAK Satrya Wibawa as the Academic Program Officer (APO) for the Summer 2022 iteration of the Virtual Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) and the Virtual Creative Arts & Design Professional Practicum (CADPP).

Dr IGAK Satrya Wibawa has a PhD from Curtin University and is a lecturer in the Communication Department at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. He is a founder of Independen Film Surabaya (infis) and he has strong academic and practical connections within the visual creative arts community as well as in journalism in Indonesia. He was actively involved in Aliansi Jurnalis Indonesia by supporting the research program and is now part of the teaching team for the Digital Public Relations Program through the Government Transformation Academy under the Ministry of Communications and Information. He is also the head of the Center for Creative Industries at the Graduate School of Universitas Airlangga. His research interests currently focus on the intersection between trauma-memory studies, digital media, cinema, and the creative-industry. See his full profile here.

An Academic Program Officer is assigned to each of ACICIS’ professional practicum programs to oversee all aspects of a program, including the supervision of its academic content and assessment of student performance. The APO and ACICIS Resident Director oversee application vetting, participant selection, and work placement allocation. During the virtual program, the APO meets regularly with a student’s Host Organisation placement supervisor – and with the student themselves – to provide mentorship, to ensure that a student is getting the most out of their placement, and to assess a student’s performance. The APO provides students with advice on academic and industry-specific matters, and also plays a key role in curating and delivering the series of industry seminars that students undertake throughout the program.

ACICIS is delighted to welcome Igak as the supervising academic for the summer 2022 iteration of the Virtual JPP/CADPP. Participating students will be very well served by his experience and expertise in creative writing, film & visual art, digital media, and journalism.