The Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFT) integrates the study and creation of live performance, film, television, injecting innovation, intellect and craft into the rapid expanding fields of theatre, film and television production in Pakistan. Its vision is to serve as a premier global interdisciplinary professional school that develops outstanding visual storytellers, TV & film industry professionals and leaders whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.
Theatre, film and television are crucial to shaping the way we understand and negotiate our place in the world. Our students will be part of a dynamic environment where visual and dramatic storytelling and performance thrives, and professionals and industry leaders of tomorrow can begin their journey.
The course’s primary aim is to provide you with the conceptual and theoretical skills necessary to engage with film and television products, and to understand how they work at aesthetic, social-cultural and institutional levels. It will also provide you with key practical abilities and skills vital in the contemporary jobs market.
Our teaching methods combine theoretical discourse, historical enquiry and practical hands-on experience with latest state-of-the-art equipment & facilities, led by an expert faculty of scholars and professional practitioners, and a lively exchange with visiting industry leaders. Our programs chart the development of these major cultural forms into the digital age, equipping the students with key analytical and interpretative skills and practical expertise in theatre, film, and television production.
Well-known dignitaries from inside and outside Pakistan like Naaseer Uddin Shah, Shyam Benegal, Muzaffar Ali, Ashok Ahuja, Rahat Kazmi, Shakeel, Syed Noor, Usman Peerzada, Samina Ahmed, Sarmad Sehbai, Salman Shahid etc. have visited TFT to give lectures and impart information & education to its students.
For over a decade, TFT has produced directors, producers, actors, writers and editors, who are working in mainstream TV channels, advertisement agencies and independent film and theatre companies.