Varee Chiang Mai School supports children’s music with Varee Beats 2006
Pathravanich, director of Varee Chiang Mai School, opens Varee Beats 2006
with a speech about the significance of this music to students.
Varee Chiang Mai School organised a musical week under the banner “Varee
Beats 2006” from September 4 to 8. The event hoped to let students
experience both Thai and Western music and allow them to realise the
significance of music in their daily lives. This is all part of Varee Chiang
Mai School’s new music program.
Varee Pathravanich opened the event saying that the new music program at
Varee Chiang Mai School will support student’s musical talents at all
levels, helping young people develop their minds in ways that are not in the
usual scope of ordinary classes. She went on to say that although music was
not at the forefront of Varee’s academic program, any student who showed
talent would be fully supported by the school. Varee hopes that all its
students will have an understanding of the theory of Western music and all
graduates will have basic musical knowledge.
Varee outlined the music program by adding that students at pratom level
will be taught basic musical notation and piano. At mathayom level students
will learn the guitar and have the opportunity to learn sound engineering.
At present a new building is being constructed to house a recording studio.
of Varee Chiang Mai School participate in Varee Beats 2006.
Thai-Vietnamese students artistic work exchange exhibition
exhibit by a Vietnamese student.
The faculty of Fine Art, Chiang Mai University, held an art exhibition
entitled “Hands”, displaying works by students of the Thai-Vietnamese
exchange program. The exhibition ran from September 4 to 13 at the
Exhibition Room, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University.
“Hands” exhibited the works of students from the Faculty of Fine Arts,
CMU and Students of Hue College of Arts in Vietnam, as part of the exchange
program between the two universities.
The purpose of the exhibition was to promote the artworks of Thai and
Vietnamese students participating in the exchange program. Students from
both universities displayed works in a range of styles, from silk painting,
to lacquered ceramics, to prints and installations. There were a total of
200 works displayed at the exhibition.
Vietnamese students at the opening ceremony.
CMU Mini-MBA to unlock trade barrier for small to medium enterprises in free trade era
The Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University, is to open
its fifteenth mini-MBA course with a revised curriculum entitled
“Unlocking Trade Barriers for SMEs in the FTA Era.”
The curriculum for this latest incarnation of the mini-MBA is designed to
help participants manage their businesses amidst rapid changes in
technology, communications and transportation. These changes have caused
dramatic changes in the way businesses are operated and in an increasingly
globalised world, investment is conducted on an international, rather than
national stage. These changes have opened new markets worldwide for small
and medium businesses (SMEs), the group that makes up the largest proportion
of the Thai market.
The Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University, realising the
importance of preparing Thai SME owners for this new ‘globalised’
market, aims to train participants in their mini-MBA how to access and take
advantage of international markets.
Anyone interested in taking the mini-MBA course can register to study
between now and October 23. The cost of the course is 42,000 baht per
person, including books, lunch meals and break snacks for the whole training
period. This fee does not include the cost of the study trip abroad. More
information is available at 053 942112-3 or www.ba.cmu.ac.th
Raffles Design Institute - Chiang Mai Design Workshop
The Raffles Design Institute held their first design workshop in Chiang Mai
at the Amari Rincome Hotel August 26 and 27. A total of 39 students from
various Thai and International schools based in Chiang Mai participated in
the 2 day workshop and learned the basics of fashion and graphic design as
well as practicing teamwork skills.
of the design work from students.
During the fashion design workshop, Ajarn Akarat Varinsathiem taught
students how to collate various fashion designs on a mood board and how to
make a mixed medium collage. In the graphic design workshop, Ajarn Wari
Chokelumlerd taught the basic elements of design, namely line, shape, form,
value, texture and colour. Ajarn Wari praised the students, saying they
showed a wealth of creativity and talent during a flip book project.
Kulaya Prugsiganont, a student at Monfort College, Chiang Mai, praised the
teachers for their professional attitudes and approachability. Wit
Chalanant, a student of Prince Royal College, said that he had learned a lot
from the two day workshop. “Studying at Raffles Design was awesome. After
two days at the workshop I clearly know the meaning of design. We learned
how to work as a time and not try to think of our own egos all the time,”
Those who are interested in graphic design and fashion design should contact
Raffles Design Institute: Chiang Mai Design Workshop at, Tel: 053 895279 or
02 632 7656.
who participated in the activity and Raffles Design Institute taking
photographs after finishing the course.