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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: 132

Career Paths: Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Film & TV Technician

  • 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.
      Academic Writing/ Oral Communication Sc 3
      Introduction to Social Anthropology Sc 3
      Intro to Political Thought Sc 3
      Intro to Film Major 3
      Introduction to Media Studies Major 3
        Total 15
    • Semester II

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Intro to Broadcast Media Major 3
      Transnational Media and Popular Culture SMC Major 3
      Production Basics TFT Major 3
      Pakistan Studies Uni Core 1.5
      Any two courses out of these:
      -> Introduction to World Literature
      -> Introduction to Political Economy
      -> Introduction to World History
      DLA 3 + 3
        Total 16.5
    • Semester III

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Fundamentals of Economic Thought Sc 3
      History of the Modern World Sc 3
      Pakistan and the World: Key Relationships and Conflicts Sc 3
      Technology and Social Change Major 3
      Photography Major 3
      Globalization: Politics, Economics and Culture Sc 3
        Total 18
    • Semester IV

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Intro to Theatre Major 3
      Production Design Major 3
      Intro to Acting Major 3
      Intro to Screenwriting Major 3
      Intro to Background Music and Scoring Major 3
      Elective Course Elective 3
        Total 18
    • Semester V

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Lighting Major 3
      Editing 1 Major 3
      Digital Cinematography Major 3
      Sound Major 3
      TV Production Major 3
      Elective Course Elective 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VI

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Direction Major 3
      Short Film Making Major 3
      Documentary Major 3
      Film Adaptation Major 3
      Elective Course Elective 3
        Total 15
    • Semester VII

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Screen Form and Analysis Major 3
      Editing 2 Major 3
      Film Genre Major 3
      Anchoring and Hosting Major 3
      Elective Course Elective 3
        Total 15
    • Semester VIII

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Thesis Major 6
      Elective Course Elective 3
      Film Theory and Criticism Major 3
      Elective Course Elective 3
        Total 15
  • 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

      Elective Courses - Media Studies Elective Courses - Social Sciences
      Media Ethics Intro to World Literature
      Advertising Classical Drama
      New Media / Social, Online Journalism History of Ideas
      Media Marketing Introduction to Classics
      TV News and Current Affairs Art,Science, Politics, Love
      Performance Literature
      Critical Approaches to the study of Religion
      Rural Sociology
      Gender and Media
  • Degree Requirement

    Successful completion of 132 credit hours of course work along with thesis