The BS (Honors) Media Studies program is designed to provide students with strong grounding in, and a broad academic base for, pursuing a professional career - institutional or entrepreneurial - in the wider field of media and film arts.

The curriculum seeks to endow students with creativity, and deep insight into the world of media and visual communication, through an array of courses in journalism, communication and social sciences, as well as practical hands-on exposure to the art and craft of film-making for television, and new media content creation. It strengthens their prospects in a world where multi-platform communication and multi-format journalism are becoming the norm.

The program owes its success to the support it has received over the years from media experts and practitioners, specialists from the field of journalism and film-making, who still make up the bulk of our department’s teaching faculty. We have also benefited from the collaboration received from other institutions, and media organizations.

The four-year program requires completion of 144 credit hours of course work, and a compulsory 6-week internship.

Required Courses

Area  Course Code/Title
Communication COM111 Critical Reading & Creative Writing
COM112 Appreciation of Literary Text
Economics ECO106 Basic Economics
Islamic Studies REL101 Islamic Studies
Language LAN112 Urdu I
LAN113 Urdu II
Law LAW405 Media Law & Ethics
Management MAN305 International Relations
Media Studies MMM301 Photo Journalism
MMM302 Logic & Critical Thinking
MMM304 Media LiteracyMMM307 World Civilization & Culture
MMM308 Contemporary World Media
MMM310 News Writing & Reporting
MMM312 Introduction to Advertising & PR
MMM313 Theater Arts
MMM315 Feature, Article & Column Writing
MMM316 Sub Editing & Page Design
MMM318 Business Journalism
MMM320 Editing & Post Production
MMM321 Development Journalism
MMM322 Current Affairs
MMM324 Media Marketing
MMM327 Studio Production
MMM328 Methods in Media Research
MMM329 Creative Writing Workshop
MMM330 Appreciation of Vernacular Literature
MMM332 News Production/ News Anchoring
MMM333 Sports Journalism
MMM335 Magazine Production
MMM336 Human Rights & Gender Reporting
MMM337 Investigative Journalism (Thesis)
MMM338 Cinematography I
MMM339 Cinematography II (P)
MMM342 Filmmaking – The Art & Craft I (P) **
MMM344 Screenplay I
MMM345 Screenplay II (P)
MMM351 Production Management (P)
MMM354 Introduction to Sound Design
MMM355 Advanced Documentary Production
MMM356 Ad-Film Production
MMM360 Introduction to Photography
MMM361 Fashion Journalism
MMM362 History of Filmmaking
MMM363 Introduction to Design Tools
MMM364 Introduction to Mass Communication
MMM366 Filmmaking – The Art & Craft II (Thesis) (P) **
MMM367 Digital Journalism
MMM368 Director’s Toolkit
MMM369 Production Design (P)
MMM370 Introduction to Documentary
MMM371 Creative Portfolio Management (P)
MMM372 Environmental Journalism
MMM373 Content Creation
Political Sciences PSC301 Pakistan Studies
Social Sciences SSC101 Introduction to Psychology
SSC104 Principles of Sociology
SSC302 Important Concepts in Philosophy
Statistics STA100 Basic Statistical Methods

Course Structure

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
Critical Reading & Creative Writing
Urdu I
Introduction to Mass Communication
Introduction to Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Introduction to Photography
Appreciation of Literary Text
Urdu II
Islamic Studies
Media Literacy
Introduction to Design Tools
History of Film making
Pakistan Studies
Basic Economics
Important Concepts in Philosophy
Basic Statistical Methods
News Writing & Reporting
Creative Portfolio Management (P)
Screenplay I
International Relations
World Civilization & Culture
Writing Workshop
Appreciation of Vernacular Literature
Studio Production
Editing & Post-production
Screenplay II (P)
 Semester Five Semester Six Semester Seven Semester Eight
Logic & Critical Thinking
Media Law & Business Ethics
Current Affairs
Introduction to Advertising & PR
News Production/ News Anchoring
Theater Arts
Production Management (P)
Cinematography I
Business Journalism
Contemporary World Media
Methods in Media Research
Sub-Editing & Page-Design
Introduction to Sound Design
Cinematography II (P)
Introduction to Documentary
Development Communication
Human Rights & Gender Reporting
Environmental Journalism
Sports Journalism
Director’s Toolkit (P)
Ad-Film Production
Filmmaking – The Art & Craft I (6C) (P) **
Magazine Production
Production Design (P)
Filmmaking – The Art & Craft II (Thesis) (6C) (P) **
Advanced Documentary Production
Media Marketing
Digital Journalism
Photojournalism
Investigative Journalism (Thesis)

(P) Course for students taking Filmmaking – The Art & Craft I & II
** Credit Hours: 6