Buriram Rajabhat students explore art, culture in Pattaya

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Thirty Buriram Rajabhat students learned how symbols play a part in arts and culture during a field trip to Pattaya.

Three communications professors led the Aug. 15 field trip to Mini Siam where Pattaya Mail reporter Manoon Makpol, a university alumnus, talked to the students on the art of communicating with symbols and how to produce news.

The students also studied news-gathering procedures in Pattaya and enjoyed a performance at the Alcazar Theatre, where they studied the transvestite performers facial expressions, costumes and stage production.

Students from Buriram Rajabhat University pose for a group picture during their field trip to Mini Siam. Students from Buriram Rajabhat University pose for a group picture during their field trip to Mini Siam.

“Using symbols is another very vital part of communication which is called nonverbal communication,” said Assistant Professor Saijai Thunkarn. “Therefore, the trip to study art in Mini Siam is to help students understand the use of nonverbal communication from the world-class sculptures that can be integrated in communication studies.”

Student Phutimet Phungprapa said he and his friends learned lessons they can use in their studies. He thanked his professors for the trip to Pattaya which he said had many interesting symbols.