The CADPP was a six-week program which consisted of a combined timetable of seminars, field trips, language classes, and a professional placement. For the first five weeks, our students usually spent the morning in language classes, seminars or field trips and then undertook their part-time placement with their Host Organisation in the afternoons. In the last week of the program, students attended their placements full-time.
For five weeks, our students learned Bahasa Indonesia with Pusat Pengajaran Bahasa (PPB) at Atma Jaya University. The language classes were designed to help the students understand the basics of Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian culture to help them interact with their mentor and colleagues at their placement.
To further prepare the students for their placement, ACICIS prepared a seminar series to introduce them to the industry. The topics varied from Introduction to Indonesia and Covid-19 to Introduction to Artistic Practices and Commercial Design in Indonesia. The seminar speakers came from various backgrounds such as artists, university professors, and other practitioners in the creative industry. One of the highlights was the Reflecting on Social Issues in Indonesia Through Creative Art and Journalism seminar which was shared with the Journalism students. Hans Nicholas, a journalist at Mongabay, and Gus Dark, a Bali based artist, successfully introduced the students to the industry’s way of reporting and reflecting on social issues in Indonesia.