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BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in Theatre, Film & TV Studies

Program Description

The four-year BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with Major in Theatre, Film & Television (TFT) is the only program in Pakistan which brings the related dramatic art forms together, extending our student’s theoretical, historical and practical skills and in turn broadening their career possibilities. In the initial semesters, students share foundational courses designed to maximize exposure to the three mediums, before moving to core courses in the remaining semesters.

The degree aims towards a fuller understanding of theatre, film & television in an enabling professional environment to facilitate rich interaction between students and faculty. The degree offers unique opportunity to talented individuals who aspire to leaving mark in production, direction, writing and acting in theatre, short film and TV.

Program Overview

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

Duration: 8 semesters, 4 years

Credits: 130

Career Paths: Film, TV & Theatre Direction, Production, Acting, Script Writing, Content Writing, Editing, Cinematography, Production Managing, Program Researching, Sound Experts, Light Expert, Art Direction.

  • 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/FSc 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/ FSc/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.
      Intro to Film & TV TFT-004
      3
      Photography TFT-105
      3
      Intro to Theatre TFT-139
      3
      Intro to Drama (Elective)
      DLA-107 3
      Pakistan Studies (HEC Core Course) SLA-102
      1.5
      Islamic Studies (HEC Core Course)
      SLA-103
      1.5
      Foundation English (HEC Core Course) EDU-101
      3
        Total 18
    • Semester II

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Fundamentals of Camera
      TFT-006
      3
      Lighting for Film & TV – 1
      TFT-007
      3
      Script Writing
      TFT-008
      3
      Fundamentals of Editing  TFT-253
      3
      Communication Skills (HEC Core Course)
      EDU-405
      3
      Computer Literacy (HEC Core Course) CSE-100
      2
        Total 17
    • Semester III

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Advanced Camera
      TFT-242
      3
      Lighting for Film & TV – 2 TFT-244
      3
      Intro to Acting
      TFT-130
      3
      Introduction to Theatre (For Spring Intake) TFT-130
      3
      Direction for Film & TV – 1
      TFT-250
      3
      Intro to Communication (Elective) JOU-103  
      Intro to Public Relation (Elective Spring) JOU-302 3
      Short Story (Elective) DLA-227
        Total 18
    • Semester IV

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Direction for Film & TV – 2
      TFT-251
      3
      Acting Improvisation & Devising TFT-311
      3
      Production Design for Theatre TFT-350 3
      Musicology  TFT-285 3
      Fiction, Poetry and Short Story

      Choreography: Movement, Rhythm & Dance
      TFT-255

      TFT-254
      3
      Academic Writing (Elective) DLA-110 3
        Total 18
    • Semester V

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Advanced Editing
      TFT-381
      3
      Short Film Production
      TFT-217
      3
      Sound and Audio Design TFT-249
      3
      3D Modeling & Animation / 
      Compositing Graphic & Visual Effects
      TFT-387/TFT-406
      3
      Documentary  TFT-307 3
      Gender and Media  DLA-226 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VI

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Film Animation /
      Multimedia Arts
      TFT-386/ TFT-234
      3
      Set Design, Costume and Makeup
      TFT-384
      3
      TV Drama Production
      TFT-387
      3
      Film Theory & Criticism 
      TFT-322 3
      Content Writing (Elective)/ 
      Media & Society
      JOU-215/JOU-403 3
      Introduction to Advertising (Elective)
      MCM-647 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VII

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Music Video Production
      TFT-443
      3
      Digital Media – Technologies & Trends (Electives to other Dept.)
      TFT-389 3
      Color Grading (Section A)
      TFT-388 3
      Urdu Journalistic Writing (Elective) /
      Social Sciences (Elective)
      MCB-125 3
      Opinion Editorial Writing (Elective) /
      Social Sciences (Elective)
      JOU-214 3
      Digital Culture & Society (Elective) / 
      Social Sciences 
      JOU-217 3
        Total 18
    • Semester VIII

      Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
      Project  TFT-456  6
      Electronic Portfolio Development (Electives to Other Departments)
      TFT-117
      Mass Media Theories (Elective)
      JOU-301  
      Mass Media: Local, National & Global
      JOU-113  
      Media Laws & Ethics / Reporting 
      MCB-118
        Total 6
  • Degree Requirement

    Successful completion of 130 credit hours of course work along with thesis

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