College of Economics & Social Development
BS (Honors) Media Studies is a hands-on multidisciplinary program, designed to provide students with a 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. Although the program has been progressively strengthened since its inception in Fall-2010, by refining the curriculum and pedagogy backed by investments in infrastructure upgrades, major curricular changes incorporated over the last couple of years, now allow students to delve deeper into the realm of new media and arts, and acquire the skillsets necessary for success in the emerging world of media and visual communication.
Students can major in either one of two streams i.e. Journalism and Filmmaking, that are offered in the program. However, they share common foundation courses in the first four semesters, before branching out towards their chosen major and concentrate on their mandatory core courses and electives. A total of 144 credit hours of coursework needs to be undertaken for completing the degree requirement, along with a compulsory 6-week internship stint after the sixth semester.
The program owes its success to the support it has received over the years from media experts, practitioners, and specialists from the field of journalism and filmmaking who still contribute toward the department’s work, as well as from media organizations, digital marketing agencies, and production studios among others.
The Media Studies Department has state of the art facilities to allow students to work in a practical environment. Industry level equipment and facilities are provided to students to aid in their learning. Students can use any of the equipment and facilities for their projects.