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.

First Year



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 1106 Photography MD 1107
2 MD 1107 Drawing and Perspective
3 MD 1115 Introduction to Media Industries
4 MD 1116 Civilization Studies-I
5 MD 1122 English for General Purposes
6 MD 2402 Islamiat and Pakistan Studies/Humanities



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 1104 Culture, Media and Society MD 1115, MD 1122
2 MD 1211 Basic Design MD 1107
3 MD 1217 Introduction to Sound MD 3601
4 MD 1222 English for Academic Purposes MD 1122
5 MD 2321 History and Aesthetics of Film MD 2323
6 MD 3601 Art of Music
1 MD 1118 Topics in Asian Literature MD 1222

Second Year



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
2 MD 1216 Civilization Studies-II MD 1116
3 MD 2313 Idea Development MD 1107
4 MD 2323 Production Practices-I MD 1107
5 MD 2427 Design Practices-I MD 1211
6 MD 3505 Principles of Journalism MD 1122



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 1119 Play Analysis MD 1122
2 MD 2318 Historty of Commercial Art MD 1107, MD 1211
3 MD 2325 Media Research MD 1104, MD 1222
4 MD 2425 Audiovisual Editing MD 2323, MD 1217
5 MD 3525 Radio Programming and Production MD 1217, MD 3601
6 MD 3527 Design Practices-II MD 2427


Third Year



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 1213 Creative Writing MD 1122, MD 1118
2 MD 2405 Media Laws and Ethics MD 1115, MD 1222
3 MD 2423 Theatre Project MD 1119
4 MD 2424 Media Psychology MD 1104, MD 1222
5 MD 3523 Production Practices-II MD 1217, MD 2313, MD 2323
6 MD 4xxx Major-I MD 3523



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 3506 Theories of Visual Culture MD 1104, MD 1222
2 MD 3518 Animation and Motion Graphics MD 2425, MD 2427
3 MD 4701 State and Nation Building in Pakistan MD 1216, MD 1222
4 MD 4xxx Major-II
5 MD 4xxx Major-III
6 MD 4xxx Major-IV

Fourth Year



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 4714 Producing Short Narratives MD 3523
2 MD 4807 Thesis-I
3 MD 4xxx Major-V
4 MD 4xxx Major-VI
5 MD 4xxx Major-VII
6 MD 4xxx Elective-I



Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MD 4808 Thesis-II MD 4807
2 MD 4xxx Elective-II
3 MD 4xxx Elective-III



Film & Television Production
MD 4724 Documentary Vision
MD 4726 Directing-I
MD 4728 Directing-II
MD 4764 Production Design
MD 4765 Basic Lighting
MD 4781 Sound Design
MD 4789 Green Screen Keying and Composition for Production VFX
MD 4821 Cinematography
MD 4825 Screenwriting
MD 4829 Screenwriting-II
MD 4868 Production Practices-III
MD 4872 Visual Storytelling
MD 4889 Narrative and Social Change

Advertising Strategy & Design
MD 4723 Advance Animation
MD 4731 Advertising Research
MD 4736 Integrated Marketing Communications
MD 4739 Advertising Design and Concepts
MD 4754 Creative Aspects in Advertising
MD 4779 Digital Brand Communication
MD 4782 Interaction Design
MD 4787 Digital Design and Publishing
MD 4833 Brand Management
MD 4834 Advertising in Pakistan
MD 4835 Consumer Behaviour
MD 4837 Media Planning
MD 4843 Campaign Strategy
MD 4846 New Media Advertising
MD 4847 Copywriting

MD 4757 Feature Writing-I
MD 4783 TV Journalism
MD 4793 Citizen Journalism
MD 4794 Fashion Journalism
MD 4795 Reporting of Politics and Governance
MD 4839 Reporting the News
MD 4859 Introduction to Photojournalism
MD 4864 Investigative Journalism and Crisis Reporting
MD 4877 The International Newsroom
MD 4879 Multimedia Journalism
MD 4893 Environmental Journalism
MD 4894 Foreign Correspondence
MD 4895 Peace Journalism
MD 4896 Sports Reporting

MD 4732 Typography
MD 4774 Media Anthropology
MD 4776 Media Convergence and Innovation
MD 4788 Sindh Studies
MD 4792 Music Production and Design
MD 4854 Illustration
MD 4867 Topics in Film and Television
MD 4873 Modernity in Cinema in Bengal
MD 4878 Design for Social Change
MD 4883 Urdu Literature in South Asian Cinema
MD 4886 Game Design
MD 4888 Culture and Media in Sindh
MD 4892 Music Theory and Performance

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.