Undergraduate Programs

Details & Semester Outlines for Bachelor of Media Science

The Department 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 includes 43 courses, a 6-credit thesis, and an internship. Forty-three courses include: 33 core courses, 7 major requirements in Film and Television Production, or Advertising Strategy & Design, or Journalism, and 3 open electives. All students must complete their degree within 7 years.

First Year

FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER

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

FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER

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

FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER

MD1213 Creative Writing

MD2405 Media, Law, & Ethics

MD2424 Media Psychology

Major-I

MD3518 Animation and Motion Graphics

Major-II

MD3527 Design Practices II

Major-III

MD3511 Radio Channel Project-I

Major-IV

MD4714 Producing Short Narratives

MD4xxx Elective-I

Fourth Year

FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER

MD 4701 State and Nation Building in Pakistan

MD3506 Theories of Visual Culture

Major-V

MD4807 Thesis I

Major-VI

MD4xxx Elective III

Major-VII

 

MD4xxx Elective II

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

MD4808 Thesis II

 

ELECTIVES COURSES

Film & Television Production
Advertising Strategy & Design

MD4765 Basic Lighting

MD4736 Integrated Marketing Communication

MD4726 Directing I

MD4739 Advertising Design and Concept

MD4825 Screenwriting

MD4755 Brand Identity Management

MD4821 Cinematography

MD4782 Interaction Design

MD4764 Production Design

MD4837 Media Planning

MD4724 Documentary Vision

MD4846 New Media Advertising

MD4xxx Production Practices-Ill

MD4847 Copywriting

Journalism
Electives

MD4757 Feature Writing-I MD4839 Reporting the News

MD4839 Reporting the News

MD4732 Typography

MD4759 Editing, Subediting, and Design

MD4786 Directing for Actors

MD4783 TV Journalism

MD4854 Illustration

MD4839 Reporting the News

MD4862 Advanced Studio Project-I

MD4859 Introduction to Photojournalism

MD4877 The International Newsroom

MD4864 Investigative Journalism and Crisis Reporting

MD4882 Audio Podcasting

MD4879 Multimedia Journalism

MD4867 Topics in Film and Television

 

MD4886 Game Design

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

Students enrolled full time are required to take at least 5 courses each semester. Students unable to enroll full time should consult the Head of Department and the Program Manager to discuss any accommodation they might need. All first semester students are required to register for 6 courses. In order to register for thesis credits in the final semester, students must have completed a minimum of 38 courses. Students on academic probation will not be allowed to register for thesis credits.

Internship

The Department of Media Sciences requires all students to complete a six-week internship at a media 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 duiring their internship. Students are also required to work within the department to organize department’s annual media festival in the third year of their degree.