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MS Film and TV (Weekend Program)

Program Overview

Areas: Film/TV/Theatre Production, Editing, Screenwriting, Sound/Lighting/Cinematography, Film Genres

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 30-33

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

Program Description

MS Film and TV is a unique first-of-its-kind program in Pakistan that is designed to expose students to advanced hands-on professional guidance under the supervision of a highly trained faculty. It is a 2 years Weekend program which is aimed at critically imparting both fundamental theories and practical knowledge of film and television writing and production.

  • Classes will be held at BNU, 13 km Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
  • It is a weekend program (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Foreign educated faculty & industry professionals
  • Scholarships are available on Merit and Need basis
  • Latest production equipment
  • Workshops
  • Film studios and TV channels visits
  • Admission Requirement

    To be eligible for admission to MS Film and TV, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements: -

    • MA or 16 years of education with BA (Hons.) from a recognized university with minimum CGPA of 2.5
    • Written/aptitude test
    • Interview
    • UGAT (University Graduate Assessment Test)* or GAT NTS

    UGAT (University Graduate Assessment Test) will be conducted by School of Media and Mass Communication, BNU. Admission to MS Public Relations and Advertising program will be given on provisional basis until the student clears UGAT. Those students who fail to clear UGAT during their academic stay at BNU will not be able to complete the degree program. Applicants who have already passed GAT (offered by National Testing Service) will not be required to appear for UGAT.

  • Courses

    • Semester I - Year I

      Course Title Credit Hrs.
      TV Production / Broadcast Media 3
      Research Methodology 3
      Cinematography 3
      Script Writing 3
      Total 12
    • Semester II - Year I

      Course Title Credit Hrs.
      Film Production 3
      Media Theory 3
      Seminar 3
      Optional * (Documentary) 3
      Total 12
    • Semester III - Year II

      Course Title Credit Hrs.
      Advance Research Methodology (For Research Thesis students only) 3
      Thesis 1 (Script and Pre-Production) 3
      Total 6
    • Semester IV - Year II

      Course Title Credit Hrs.
      Thesis 2 (Production and Post-Production) 3
    • List of Optional Courses

      Course Title Credit Hrs.
      Documentary 3
      Media Culture and Society/Gender Studies 3
      Advertising and Public Relations 3
      Multimedia Arts 3
      Cinema Appreciation 3
      Radio Production 3
      Case Studies TV and Film studies 3
      Case Studies PR and Advertising 3
    • List of Thesis Options

      Final Project (Choose any one) Time Duration Credit Hrs.
      Short Film 15-20 min 6
      Short TV play 25-40 min 6
      Documentary 25-40 min 6
      Research Thesis 15000-18000 words 6
        Total 6

    Notes:-> *Total credit hours may vary from 30-36 hours
    -> Courses are subject to change as per requirement
    -> Duration of the degree is two years.

  • Degree Requirement

    Successful completion of credit hours, projects and thesis

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