Bachelor in Film Studies - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


The study of a film is different from other subjects. Therefore technical and thereotical knowledge must be combined  together for a better film study. Life is like a motion picture and it explores the aspects of life, where we can explore all the sentiments and reality of life. That is why motion picture is the most important study or subject to awake the society and the country. Film study makes everyone to understand the reality of life. Film study creates the environment to convey messages to the people who are quite sleep and helps to wake them up for understanding culture and society.
 

 


Eligibility

Eligibility for Admission for Bachelor in Film Studies
The minimum requirement to join Bachelor of Film Studies course is:

Students should have secured at least D+ in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12. 

OR

+ 2 or PCL any equivalent examinations passed in any disciplines( Science, Commerce, Humanities, Education) from any national/ foreign board/ University recognised by Tribhuvan University. The student must have secured at least 40% marks in the last examinations. There is no bar for the person with higher qualifications too. Further the applicant must take the Entrance Examination and face the interview.


Curricular structure

First Year 

Paper

Code

Subject

1.

BFS 401

Compulsory English

2.

BFS 421

Psychology and film studies

3.

BFS 422

Basic film history

4.

BFS 423

Film as an art form

5.

BFS 424

Film-making fundamentals

Second Year 

Paper

Code

Subject

Remarks

6.

BFS 402

Compulsory Nepali

 

7.

BFS 425

Art of east and west

 

8.

BFS 426

Film theory and criticism

 

9.

BFS 427 - A

BFS 427 - B

The art of acting

Intermediate film making

Acting

Dir.,Cine.,edit.sound.

10. 

BFS 428Specialization 1 (Theory + Practical)

Third Year 

Paper

Code

Subject

Remarks

11.

BFS 403

Compulsory English

 

12.

BFS 429

Contemporary world cinema

 

13.

BFS 430 - A

BFS 430 - B

the actors art and craft ( Acting )

Documentary film making : techniques and aesthetics

Acting Specialization


Dir.,Cine.,edit.sound.


14. 

BFS 431

Specialization II (Theory + Practical)


15.

BFS 432

Specialization II (Theory + Practical)


Fourth Year

Paper

code

Subject

Remarks

16

BFS 404

Compulsory Nepal studies

 

17

BFS 433

Research methodology and term paper

 

18

BFS 434

Specialization IV (Theory + Practical)

19

BFS 435

Specialization V (Theory + Practical)

20

BFS 436

Final project

 

During the 4 years Bachelors We offer 5 major specializations. They are;

Acting The acting course aims at providing the student with a thorough training on professional acting. During the course of 4 years of study, the students will learn and develop the necessary skills in acting, voice, movement, singing, research and personal/ professional development. This will help sustain the student as a professional in a wide variety of media including theatre, television, film and radio in the future. 

Code No.

Subject

BFS 424

  Film-making fundamentals

BFS 427 - A

The art of acting

BFS 428 - A

 Introduction to acting

BFS 430 - A

The actors art and craft

BFS 431 - A

 Body and movement; voice and speech

BFS 432 - A

 Building a character

BFS 434 - A

Different methods and techniques of acting

BFS 435 - A

Film acting and orientation of medium

BFS 436

Final project

Sound Recording and Design

This course aims at providing students with the required knowledge on the technical and creative use of sound in film making. Students will be exposed to the various devices that are used in sound recording and software for sound design through practical and theory classes. Included will be the aesthetics of sound design in cinema and the use of sound in storytelling in conveying meaning and furthering the narrative.

Code No.

Subject

BFS 424

  Film-making fundamentals

BFS 427 - B

 Intermediate film making

BFS 428 - B

Fundamental of Sound, Electromagnetism and Acoustic

BFS 430 - B

Documentary film making : techniques and aesthetics

BFS 431 - B

Technology for sound recording and mixing

BFS 432 - B

 Basics of sound designing

BFS 434 - B

Audio – post production

BFS 435 - B

Sense of cinema sound

BFS 436

Final project          

Cinematography 

The course focuses on gaining a comprehensive grab of the technical and creative demands of film making. It emphasizes the use of image as a tool of storytelling. Students will explore the use of cameras accessories and lighting equipment through class and lab sessions. The students will then focus on a broad spectrum of techniques, including camera and lighting techniques to convey meaning and further their narrative.

Code No.

Subject

BFS 424

  Film-making fundamentals

BFS 427 - B

 Intermediate film making

BFS 428 - C

Basics of Cinematography

BFS 430 - B

Documentary film making : techniques and aesthetics

BFS 431 - C

Intermediate Cinematography I

BFS 432 - C

Intermediate Cinematography II

BFS 434 - C

Advance Cinematography I

BFS 435 - C

Advance Cinematography II

BFS 436

Final project

Direction and screen writing

The course is aimed at informing the students on the topics that include how to effectively tell a story through the codes of cinema. A director must be able to translate intellectual content into an aesthetic experience. With an emphasis on originality, students will explore the variety of screen writing and directing styles, tones and techniques. In addition to the practical aspects of screenplay writing and film making, extensive study of film history and theory will examine a wide range of texts and films will impart deep insights of cinema sense.

Code No.

Subject

BFS 424

  Film-making fundamentals

BFS 427 - B

 Intermediate film making

BFS 428 - D

Basics of screen play writing and direction

BFS 430 - B

Documentary film making : techniques and aesthetics

BFS 431 - D

 Technique of screen-writing

BFS 432 - D

Visual story

BFS 434 - D1

 Film directing : techniques and aesthetics

BFS 434 - D2

 Advanced screen writing ( Script Writing )

BFS 435 - D1

Film production : workflow

BFS 435 - D2

 Developing a feature length screenplay ( Script Writing )

BFS 436

Final project

Editing

The course on film editing is aimed at providing the students with the technical as well as the aesthetic aspect of film editing. During the 4 years, students will learn to use various techniques and different software that are used in film editing through class and lab sessions. Students will then explore the aesthetics of editing in storytelling and conveying meaning through cuts.

Code No.

Subject

BFS 424

  Film-making fundamentals

BFS 427 - B

 Intermediate film making

BFS 428 - E

Introduction to film editing

BFS 430 - B

Documentary film making : techniques and aesthetics

BFS 431 - E

 Psychology of editing

BFS 432 - E

 Practice of editing

BFS 434 - E

 Mastering cinema : from camera to table

BFS 435 - E

 Practice of different editing approaches 

BFS 436

Final project