Undergraduate Programs

Details & Semester Outlines for Bachelor of Media Science

The Faculty of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers a comprehensive 4-year Bachelor of Media Science degree with majors in Film and Television production, Advertising Strategy & Design, and Journalism. To earn an undergraduate degree, students must enroll in and successfully complete a total of 135 credit hours which include 43 courses, a 6-credit thesis, and an internship (Forty-three courses include: 33 core courses, 7 major requirements in in Film and Television production, or Advertising Strategy & Design, or Journalism and 3 open electives). All students must complete their degree within 6 years.

First Year


MD1102 English for General Purposes

MD1104 Culture, Media & Society

MD1107 Drawing and Perspective

MD1106 Photography

MD1115 Introduction to Media Industries

MD1119 Play Analysis

MD1116 Civilization Studies I

MD1216 Civilization Studies II

MD2322 Islamiat & Pak Studies

MD2323 Production Practices I

MD3601 Art of Music

MD2402 English for Academic Purposes

Second Year


MD1211 Basic Design

MD1118 Topics in Asian Literature

MD1217 Introduction to Sound

MD1213 History and Aesthetics of Film

MD2318 History of Commercial Art

MD2321 Audiovisual Editing

MD2425 Media Research

MD2325 Design Practices-I

MD2427 Idea Development

MD2313 Production Practices-II

MD3523 Theater Project

MD2423 Principles of Journalism

MD3505 Principles of Journalism

Third Year


MD1213 Creative Writing

MD2405 Media, Law, & Ethics

MD2424 Media Psychology

MD4701 State & Nation Building in Pakistan

MD3518 Animation and Motion Graphics


MD3527 Design Practices II


MDxxxx Radio Programming & Production



MD4xxx Elective I

Fourth Year


MD4701 State and Nation Building in Pakistan

MD3506 Theories of Visual Culture


MD4807 Thesis I


MD4xxx Elective III



MD4xxx Elective II



MD4808 Thesis II



Film & Television Production
Advertising Strategy & Design

MD4726 Directing I

MD4723 Advance animation

MD4726 Directing II

MD4731 Advertising Research

MD4781 Sound design

MD4739 Advertising design and concepts

MD4821 Cinematography

MD4754 Creative aspects in advertising

MD4825 Screen writing

MD4779 Digital brand communication

MD4872 Visual story telling

MD4835 Consumer Behavior

MD4868 Production practices III

MD4843 Campaign strategy

MD4724 Documentary vision

MD4846 New Media Advertising

MD4764 Production design

MD4847 Copy writing

MD4765 Basic lighting

MD4736 Integrated marketing communication

MD4829 Screen writing II

MD4837 Media Planning

MD4789 Green Screen Keying and Composition for Production VFX

MD4782 Interaction Design

MD4889 Narrative and Social Change

MD4787 Digital design and publishing

MD4724 Documentary Vision

MD4834 Advertising in Pakistan

MD4xxx Production Practices-Ill

MD4833 Brand Management


MD4757 Feature Writing-I

MD4854 Illustration

MD4879 Multimedia Journalism

MD4732 Typography

MD4864 Investigative journalism & Crisis reporting

MD4867 Topics in film and television

MD4877 The international newsroom

MD4878 Design for Social change

MD4783 TV Journalism

MD4886 Game design

MD4859 Introduction to photojournalism

MD4883 Urdu literature in South Asian Cinema

MD4839 Reporting the news

MD4873 Modernity in Cinema in Bengal


MD4774 Media Anthropology


MD4776 Media convergence and innovation


MD4888 Culture and Media in Sind


MD4792 Music Production and Design


MD4892 Music Theory and Performance


MD4788 Sind Studies

Electives and majors will be offered depending on the availability of the resources.

Certain film and video production courses may require additional fees for equipment rental, film purchases, and travel. The Department of Media Sciences makes every effort to subsidize these costs in order to minimize financial impact on students.

Students enrolled full time are required to take at least 5 courses in each semester. Students unable to enroll full time should consult the Head of the Department and the Program Manager to discuss any accommodation they might need.

All first semester students are required for 6 courses. In order to register for thesis credits in the final semester, students must have completed minimum of 38 courses. Students on academic probation will not be allowed to register for thesis credits.


The Faculty of Media Sciences requires all students to complete a 6-week internship at an organization of their choice by the end of their third year. Upon completion of the internship, students must submit a comprehensive summary of what they learned following their internship.

All students are also required to work within the department to organize department’s annual media festival in the third year of their degree.