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Varee Chiang Mai School supports children’s music with Varee Beats 2006

Thai-Vietnamese students artistic work exchange exhibition

CMU Mini-MBA to unlock trade barrier for small to medium enterprises in free trade era

Raffles Design Institute - Chiang Mai Design Workshop

Varee Chiang Mai School supports children’s music with Varee Beats 2006

Varee Pathravanich, director of Varee Chiang Mai School, opens Varee Beats 2006 with a speech about the significance of this music to students.

Nopniwat Krailerg
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.

Students of Varee Chiang Mai School participate in Varee Beats 2006.


Thai-Vietnamese students artistic work exchange exhibition

An exhibit by a Vietnamese student.

Preeyanoot Jittawong
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.

Thai and Vietnamese students at the opening ceremony.


CMU Mini-MBA to unlock trade barrier for small to medium enterprises in free trade era

Preeyanoot Jittawong
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

Staff Reporter
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.

Some 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,” he said.
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.

Students who participated in the activity and Raffles Design Institute taking photographs after finishing the course.



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