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 has benefited tremendously from the constant and ongoing support it receives from media experts and practitioners - specialists in the field of journalism and film making – who make up the bulk of the teaching faculty. This is in addition to the collaboration the department receives from media channels and establishments, media-related institutions and regulatory authorities.

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

Required Courses

Communication Economics Islamic Studies Language Law Management
COM111
Critical Reading & Creative Writing
COM112
Appreciation of Literary Texts
ECO106
Basic Economics
REL101
Islamic Studies
LAN112
Urdu I
LAN113
Urdu II
LAW405
Media Law & Ethics
MAN305
International Relations
Media Studies Political Sciences Social Sciences Statistics
MMM301
Photojournalism
MMM302
Logic & Critical Thinking
MMM303
Outline of Political Science
MMM304
Media Literacy
MMM307
World Civilization & Culture
MMM308
Contemporary World Media
MMM310
News Writing & Reporting
MMM312
Introduction to Advertising & PR
MMM313
Theater Arts
MMM314
Online Journalism
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
MMM342
Filmmaking – The Art & Craft I*
MMM344
Screenplay I
MMM345
Screenplay II
MMM351
Production Management
MMM354
Introduction to Sound Design
MMM355
Production of Documentary
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)*
MMM367
Digital Journalism
MMM368
Director’s Toolkit
PSC301
Pakistan Studies
SSC101
Introduction to Psychology
SSC104
Principles of Sociology
SSC302
Important Concepts in Philosophy
STA100
Basic Statistical Method

Course Structure

Common Courses for Journalism & Production Majors:
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 Texts Urdu II Islamic Studies Introduction to Design Tools History of Filmmaking Media Literacy News Writing & Reporting Basic Economics Theater Arts Important Concepts in Philosophy Pakistan Studies Basic Statistical Methods International Relations Appreciation of Vernacular Literature World Civilization & Culture Studio Production Logic & Critical Thinking Creative Writing Workshop Director’s Toolkit
 Semester Five Semester Six Semester Seven Semester Eight
Current Affairs Cinematography II Introduction to Advertising & PR News Production/ News Anchoring Production Management Editing & Post-production Sub-Editing & Page-Design Feature, Article & Column Writing Cinematography III Economic Journalism Methods in Media Research Media Law & Ethics Summer Internship Human Rights & Gender Reporting Introduction to Sound Design Production of Documentary Film making – The Art & Craft I* Development Communication Sports Journalism Ad-Film Production Film making – The Art & Craft II (Studio) Film making – The Art & Craft II (Thesis) Investigative Journalism (Thesis) Media Marketing Digital Journalism Photojournalism Magazine Production