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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 Code  Credit Hrs.
       1. Intro to Film & TV  TFT-004 3
       2. Photography  TFT-105 3
       3. Intro to Theatre  TFT-139 3
       4. Intro to Drama  DLA-107 3
       5.  Islamic Studies  SLA-103 1.5
       6. Pakistan Studies  SLA-102 1.5
       7. Foundation English  EDU-101 3
            18
    • Semester II

        Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
       1. Fundamentals of Camera TFT-006 3
       2. Lighting for Film & TV – 1
      TFT-007 3
       3. Script Writing
      TFT-008 3
       4. Film, Theory & Criticism
      TFT-322 3
       5. Communication Skills
      EDU-405 3
       6. Computer Literacy CSE-100 2
          Total 17
    • Semester III

        Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
       1. Advanced Camera
      TFT-242 3
       2. Lighting for Film & TV – 2 TFT-244 3
       3. Intro to Acting
      TFT-130 3
       4. Sound and Audio Design TFT-249 3
       5. Direction for Film & TV – 1
      TFT-250 3
       6. Fundamentals of Editing
      TFT-253 3
          Total 18
    • Semester IV

        Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
       1. Direction for Film & TV – 2
      TFT-251 3
       2. 3D Modeling & Animation TFT-252 3
       3. Production Design for Theatre
      TFT-350 3
       4. Acting Improvisation & Devising
      TFT-311 3
       5. Fiction, Poetry and Short Story 
      TFT-255 3
       Choreography: Movement, Rhythm & Dance TFT-254  
       6. Intro to Social Anthropology
      DLA-143 3
          Total 18
    • Semester V

        Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
       1. Advanced Editing TFT-381 3
       2. Short Film Production
      TFT-217 3
       3. Set Design, Costume and Makeup TFT-384 3
       4. TV Drama Production
      TFT-387 3
       5. Social Sciences 3
       6. Social Sciences
      3
          Total 18
    • Semester VI

        Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
       1. Musicology
      TFT-385 3
       2. Documentary TFT-307 3
       3. Film Animation
      TFT-386 3
       4. Social Sciences
      3
       5. Social Sciences
      3
       6. Social Sciences  
          Total 18
    • Semester VII

        Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
        1. Music Video Production TFT-443 3
        2. Marketing and Distribution for Film & TV
      TFT-423 3
        3. Social Sciences
      3
        4.  Social Sciences
      3
        5. Social Sciences
      3
          Total 15
    • Semester VIII

        Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
        1. Electronic Portfolio Development
      TFT-117 3
        2. Project TFT-456 6
          Total 9
    • 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

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