Islamabad Campus

BS (Media Science)


Bachelor of Media Science

SZABIST offers a four year (eight semester) Bachelor of Media Science degree in Film and TV production, Advertising Strategy & Design and Journalism. The BS Program is essentially a day program and consists of 43 courses , 6 credit thesis with a total of 135 credit hours and an Internship.

The maximum time limit to complete this degree is Six years.

  • For admission to Bachelor of Media Science program, the candidate must have completed A-Levels (minimum 3 pass) / Intermediate (minimum 50% marks) or equivalent from a recognized institution. An entrance test and group discussion/ interview will be given to all applicants at SZABIST. SAT-1 score can be submitted in lieu of SZABIST entrance test.

Course Curriculum

The Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers a comprehensive 4-year Bachelor of Media Science degree with majors in Film and Television Production, Advertising Strategy & Design, and Journalism. To earn an undergraduate degree, students must enroll in and successfully complete a total of 135 credit hours, which includes 43 courses, a 6-credit thesis, and internships. Forty-three courses include: 33 core courses, 7 major requirements in Film and Television Production, Advertising Strategy & Design, or Journalism, and 3 open electives. All students must complete their degree within 6 years.


MD 1107 Drawing and Perspective
MD 1102 English Writing Skills
MD 1116 Civilization Studies-I
MD 2322 Visual Communications
MD 3601 Art of Music
MD 1115 Introduction to Media Industries

MD 1104 Culture, Media, and Society
MD 1106 Photography
MD 1119 Play Analysis
MD 1216 Civilization Studies-II
MD 2323 Production Practices-I
MD 2402 Islamiat and Pakistan Studies/Humanities


MD 1211 Basic Design
MD 2325 Media Research
MD 1217 Introduction to Sound
MD 2321 History and Aesthetics of Film
MD 2313 Idea Development
MD 2423 Theater Project

MD 1118 Topics in Asian Literature
MD 2318 History of Commercial Art
MD 2427 Design Practices-I
MD 3523 Production Practices-II
MD 3505 Principles of Journalism
MD 2425 Audiovisual Editing


MD 1213 Creative Writing
MD 3518 Animation and Motion Graphics
MD 3527 Design Practices-II
MD 3511 Radio Channel Project-I
MD 2424 Media Psychology
MD 4714 Producing Short Narratives

MD 2405 Media Laws and Ethics
MD 4xxx Major-I
MD 4xxx Major-II
MD 4xxx Major-Ill
MD 4xxx Major-IV
MD 4xxx Elective-I


MD 4701 State and Nation Building in Pakistan
MD 4xxx Major-V
MD 4xxx Major-VI
MD 4xxx Major-VII
MD 4xxx Elective-II

MD 4807 Thesis-I
MD 3506 Theories of Visual Culture
MD 4xxx Elective-Ill

MD 4808 Thesis-II


Film & Television Production
MD 4765 Basic Lighting
MD 4726 Directing-I
MD 4825 Screenwriting
MD 4821 Cinematography
MD 4764 Production Design
MD 4724 Documentary Vision
MD 4868 Production Practices-Ill

Advertising Strategy & Design
MD 4739 Advertising Design and Concept
MD 4847 Copywriting
MD 4736 Integrated Marketing Communication
MD 4846 New Media Advertising
MD 4837 Media Planning
MD 4782 Interaction Design
MD 4755 Brand Identity Management

MD 4839 Reporting the News
MD 4759 Editing, Subediting, and Design
MD 4757 Feature Writing-I
MD 4864 Investigative Journalism and Crisis Reporting
MD 4879 Multimedia Journalism
MD 4783 TV Journalism
MD 4859 Introduction to Photojournalism


MD 4862 Advanced Studio Project-I
MD 4786 Directing for Actors
MD 4867 Topics in Film and Television
MD 4886 Game Design
MD 4732 Typography
MD 4854 Illustration
MD 4877 The International Newsroom
MD 4882 Audio Podcasting

Certain film and video production courses may require additional fees for equipment rental, film purchases, and travel. The Department of Media Sciences will make every effort to subsidize these costs in order to minimize their financial impact on students.

Students enrolled full time are required to take at least 5 courses each semester. Students unable to enroll full time should consult the Head of Department and the Program Manager to discuss any accommodation they might need. All first semester students are required to register for 6 courses.


The Department of Media Sciences requires all students to complete a 6-week internship at an organization of their choice by the end of their third year. Upon completion of the internship, students must submit a comprehensive summary of what they learned following their internship.

All students are also required to work within the department to organize department’s annual media festival in the third year of their degree.

Department Info

Department of Social Sciences

Street # 09, Plot # 67
Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan