BS Media Science

Details & Semester Outlines for BS Media Science

The Faculty of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers a comprehensive 4-year Bachelor of Sciences in 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 include 43 courses, a 6-credit thesis, and an internship (Forty-three courses include: 33 core courses, 7 major requirements in Film and Television Production, or Advertising Strategy & Design, or Journalism and 3 open electives). All students must complete their degree within 6 years.

First Year


MD1122 English for General Purposes
MD1107 Drawing and Perspective
MD1115 Introduction to Media Industries
MD1116 Civilization Studies I
MD2402 Islamiat & Pakistan Studies/ Humanities
MD1106 Photography


MD1222 English for Academic Purposes
MD1104 Culture, Media & Society
MD3601 Art of Music
MD1211 Basic Design
MD2321 History and Aesthetics of Film
MD1217 Introduction to Sound

Second Year


MD2427 Design Practices-I
MD1118 Topics in Asian Literature
MD2323 Production Practices I
MD1216 Civilization Studies II
MD2313 Idea Development
MD3505 Principles of Journalism


MD1119 Play Analysis
MD2318 History of Commercial Art
MD2425 Audiovisual Editing
MD3525 Radio Programming & Production
MD3527 Design Practices II
MD2325 Media Research

Third Year


MD2423 Theater Project
MD2424 Media Psychology
MD3523 Production Practices-II
MD2405 Media, Law, & Ethics
MD1213 Creative Writing
MD 4xxx Major-I


MD3518 Animation and Motion Graphics
MD4701 State & Nation Building in Pakistan
MD3506 Theories of Visual Culture

Fourth Year


MD4807 Thesis I
MD4714 Producing Short Narratives
MD4xxx Elective I


MD4808 Thesis II
MD4xxx Elective II
MD4xxx Elective III


Film & Television Production

MD4726 Directing I
MD4728 Directing II
MD4781 Sound design
MD4821 Cinematography
MD4825 Screen writing
MD4872 Visual story telling
MD4868 Production practices III
MD4724 Documentary vision
MD4764 Production design
MD4765 Basic lighting
MD4829 Screen writing II
MD4789 Green Screen Keying and Composition for Production VFX
MD4889 Narrative and Social Change

Advertising Strategy & Design

MD4723 Advance Animation
MD4731 Advertising Research
MD4739 Advertising Design and Concepts
MD4754 Creative Aspects in Advertising
MD4779 Digital Brand Communication
MD4835 Consumer Behavior
MD4843 Campaign Strategy
MD4846 New Media Advertising
MD4847 Copywriting
MD4736 Integrated Marketing Communication
MD4837 Media Planning
MD4782 Interaction Design
MD4787 Digital Design and Publishing
MD4834 Advertising in Pakistan
MD4833 Brand Management


MD4757 Feature Writing-I
MD4879 Multimedia Journalism
MD4864 Investigative journalism & Crisis reporting
MD4877 The international newsroom
MD4783 TV Journalism
MD4859 Introduction to photojournalism
MD4839 Reporting the news
MD4793 Citizen Journalism
MD4893 Environmental Journalism
MD4794 Fashion Journalism
MD4895 Peace Journalism
MD 4795 Reporting of Politics & Governance
MD 4894 Foreign Correspondence
MD4896 Sports Reporting


MD4854 Illustration
MD4732 Typography
MD4867 Topics in film and television
MD4878 Design for Social change
MD4886 Game design
MD4883 Urdu Literature in South Asian Cinema
MD4873 Modernity in Cinema in Bengal
MD4774 Media Anthropology
MD4776 Media Convergence and Innovation
MD4888 Culture and Media in Sindh
MD4792 Music Production and Design
MD4892 Music Theory and Performance
MD4788 Sind Studies

Electives and majors will be offered depending on the availability of the resources.

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

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

All first semester students are required to enroll in 6 courses. In order to register for thesis credits in the 7th and 8th semester, students must have completed 6 semesters and prescribed pre-requisite courses. Students on academic probation will not be allowed to register for thesis credits.


The Faculty 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 faculty’s annual media festival in the third year of their degree.