The Media Studies Program is devoted to the critical study of media culture. In a world where we interact daily with one screen after another on our cell phones, televisions, mobile devices as well as at the multiplex. Media Studies Program provides students with crucial knowledge pertaining to the range of ways media impacts society and culture.
Media Studies is a cooperative program that teaches the production, theory, history, and social context of the visual media including film, video, photography, and digital technologies. Our production courses are not oriented toward traditional narrative film or television; rather they stress "independent" narrative forms, video art, documentary, community-based media. The Media Studies component of the program utilizes theoretical and historical models which link different academic disciplines and eliminate boundaries separating media theory from media production.
The courses cover a variety of topics, and they reflect a commitment to social diversity and to intercultural and interdisciplinary understanding. They link film, video, photography, and digital technologies to such disciplines as art, anthropology, sociology, political studies and world literature.
Roadmap Bachelor of Mass Communication
Student must study 132 Credit Hour (42 courses and 1 Final Year Project). Some courses are compulsory to meet the requirement of your degree and are labelled as core course. Others are optional and are labelled as elective.
|Compulsory Courses (Three Credit Hours)
|English || Media Laws & Ethics|
|Pak Studies || Advertising Techniques|
|Islamic Studies || News Writing Techniques|
|Introduction to Mass Media || Media Seminar|
|Theories of Mass Communication || PR Management|
|Communication Skills || Broad Cast Journalism|
|Research Methodology || Introduction to Print Media|
|Fundamentals of Reporting || Mass Media & Society |
|Computer Applications in Mass Communication || Script Writing|
|National & International Affairs || International Relations|
|History of Journalism|
|Introduction to Mass Media || The Art of Learning|
|Fundamentals of Reporting || Introduction to Social Media |
|New Writing & Editing || History of Journalism|
|Communication Skills || Interviewing Techniques & Skills|
|Islamic Studies/Pak Studies || Introduction to Advertising|
|English || Introduction to Broad Cast Journalism|
|Computer Applications in Mass Communication || Theories of Mass Communication|
|Feature, Column & Editorial Writing || E-News Production|
|Investigative Reporting || Non Liner Editing|
|Community Journalism || Script Writing |
|Advertising Techniques || International News Agencies & Structures|
|Introduction to Print Media Technology || National & International Relation|
|Media Laws & Ethics || Electronic News Gathering|
|Research Methodology || PR Management|
|Stages of News Production || Drama, Documentary & Film Production|
|Mass Media & Society || Electronic Ad Production|
| Making of News Production || Media & Politics|
|Current Affairs Production || Psychological Warfare & Media|
| Emerging Trends in Media || Research Methodology|
|International Media || Contemporary Media|
|Social Development & Pakistani Media || Media Management & Marketing|
|| Project (Credit Hours 6)
Channel Broad Casting
Students appeared in Inter Part II or equivalent exams are eligible for admission in Bachelors, while students holding Bachelors are eligible for admission in Masters Programs.
For admission in Bachelor programs in Engineering, students must achieve minimum 60% marks in Intermediate (Pre-engineering) or equivalent examinations. There is a quota of 5% allocated for DAE students.
For admission in Bachelor programs in Health and Life Sciences, students must achieve minimum 60% marks in Intermediate (Pre-medical) or A level (Pre-Medical/Science).
For admission in Bachelor programs of Faculty of Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Humanities, Law, Technology, and Art and Design, students must achieve minimum 50% marks in Intermediate or equivalent examinations.
Bachelor degrees are of four years duration with exception of Architecture, Doctor of Physiotherapy and few others that are of five years duration.
Masters degrees are of 1.5-2 year duration with 30-36 credit hours.
Student seeking admission in Masters program must have completed sixteen years of relevant education i.e. students seeking admission in MBA must hold BBA degree. It is to be noted that students with CGPA below 2.5 in undergraduate degree are not eligible for admission in Masters program.
Students with non-relevant 16-years degree must spend a year to complete prerequisite courses of respective Masters e.g. BSCS joining MBA must study 11 business courses.
Students holding 14 years Bachelors must spend 2 years to complete prerequisite of respective Masters e.g. BA joining MBA must study 22 business courses.
Students seeking admission in PhD program must have completed an MS/ MPhil degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum CGPA of 3.0/ 4.0 in semester system, or 70% marks in annual system, with no third division (annual system) or D grade (semester system) throughout the academic career. GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (subject) with minimum score of 60.
Selection of applicant shall be on merit, determined on the basis of marks of last exams, entry test and an interview.
University conducts its own admission tests. For Masters external entry tests like GMAT & GRE are also acceptable.
Applicants must apply for admission online at University website.
Applicants awaiting results are also eligible to apply for admission in certain programs.
Applicants bearing O & A-Level are required to submit their Equivalence Certificate.
Students must ensure that they meet admission criterion. All admissions are granted “Provisionally.” If at any time documents of students are found incorrect, all consequences are student’s responsibility.
University reserves the right to alter rules & fee any time without former intimation.
University has not authorized anyone for preparation of its Entrance Tests.
Dues once submitted are non-refundable unless specified on fee bill.
- A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
- As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
- Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
- Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
- The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
- Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
- There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
- No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
- Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
- Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
- Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
- The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
- Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.