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BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in Theatre, Film & TV Studies

Program Overview

Areas: Film/TV/Theatre Production, Editing, Screenwriting, Sound/Lighting/Cinematography, Film Genres, Anchoring

Duration: 8 semesters, 4 years

Credits: 131-134

Career Paths:Film, TV & Theatre Directors, Film, TV & Theatre Producers, Script Writers, Content Writers, Post-Production, Cinematography, Lighting Experts, Production Managers, Program Researchers, Sound Experts

  • Admission Requirement

    To be eligible for admission to BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in Theatre, Film & TV Studies, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements: -

    • Educational Criteria
      • FA / F.Sc with at least 2nd division (i.e. 495 marks).
      • O-levels (in at least 6 subjects) and 3 A-levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account.
      • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA
      • Equivalence certificate from IBCC IBCC for all international qualifications i.e. O-Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate etc.

      Students awaiting their FA/ F.Sc/A-Level results may apply for admission at BNU. Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet the admission requirements of the university.

    • Written / aptitude test
    • Interview
  • Courses

    • Semester I

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Intro to Film TFT Core 3
      Photography TFT Core 3
      Intro to Theatre TFT Core 3
      Islamic Studies HEC Mandatory 1.5
      Pakistan Studies HEC Mandatory 1.5
      Creative Writing Social Sciences 3
      Foundation English HEC Mandatory 3
        Total 18
    • Semester II

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Production Basics TFT Core 3
      Introduction to broadcast media TFT Core 3
      Editing – I (Intro to Post-production) TFT Core 3
      Introduction to Acting TFT Core 3
      Intro to Social Anthropology Social Sciences 3
      Computer Literacy HEC Mandatory 2
        Total 17
    • Semester III

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Multimedia Arts TFT Core 3
      Digital Cinematography TFT Core 3
      Entertainment Education TFT Core 3
      Direction: Treatment Script to Screen 1 TFT Core 3
      Transnational Media & Pop Culture Social Sciences 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
        Total 18
    • Semester IV

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Urdu Literature TFT Elective 3
      Direction: Treatment Script to Screen 2 TFT Core 3
      Acting Improvisation & Devising TFT Elective 3
      Lighting For TV & Film TFT Core 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
      Communication Skills 2 HEC Mandatory 3
        Total 18
    • Semester V

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Editing 2 (Advanced Post-production) TFT Core 3
      TV Production TFT Core 3
      Sound Design TFT Core 3
      Creative Visualization TFT Core 3
      Short Film Production TFT Core 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VI

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Direction TFT Core 3
      Compositing Graphics & Visual Effects TFT Core 3
      Documentary TFT Core 3
      Screenplay writing TFT Core 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VII

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      History of PTV TFT Elective 3
      Film Adaptation TFT Core 3
      Directing Actors TFT Core 3
      Music Videos Production TFT Core 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VIII

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Marketing & Budgeting for Film & TV TFT Elective 3
      Electronic Portfolio Development TFT Core 3
      Social Sciences/ Psychology Social Sciences 3
      Film Theory and Criticism TFT Elective 3
      Thesis TFT Core 6
        Total 18
    • Distribution of Credit Hours

      Course Category No. of Credit Hrs.
      Social Science Courses 33
      TFT Core 87-90
      HEC Mandatory 11
      Total 131-134
    • Division of Major Courses

        Major Courses - Theatre, Film & TV Studies Major Courses - Social Sciences
        Intro to Film History of the Modern World
        Intro to Mass Media Academic Writing /Oral Communication
        Intro to Broadcast Media Introduction to Social Anthropology
        Transnational Media and Popular Culture Introduction to Political Thought
        Technology and Social Change ⃰ Islamic Studies/Islam and Modernity
        Photography ⃰ Pakistan Studies/Pakistan: Perspective on State, Society and Economy
        Intro to Theatre Colonialism in South Asia
        Production Design Fundamentals of Economic Thought
        Intro to Acting Pakistan and the World: Key Relationships and Conflicts
        Intro to Screenwriting Globalization: Politics, Economics and Culture
        Intro to Background Music and Scoring
        Lighting
        Editing 1
        Digital Cinematography
        Sound
        TV Production
        Direction
        Short Film Making
        Documentary
        Film Adaptation
        Screen Form and Analysis
        Editing 2
        Film Genre
        Anchoring and Hosting
        Thesis
        Film Theory and Criticism
    • Elective Courses - Social Sciences

      • Intro to World Literature
      • Classical Drama
      • History of Ideas
      • Introduction to Classics
      • Art,Science, Politics, Love
      • Critical Approaches to the study of Religion
      • Rural Sociology
      • Gender and Media
  • Degree Requirement

    Successful completion of 131-134 credit hours of course work along with thesis