Bachelor in Media Studies

Bachelor in Media Studies

Bachelors
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4 years
  • Fee: NPR 533000

Bachelor in Media Studies (BMS) is an intensive four-year program offered under the Department of Languages and Mass Communication. It consists of all-encompassing courses with scope for concentration in specialized fields such as journalism, radio production, television production, and film production, marketing communications, new media, media research, and so on. BMS program is primarily aimed at producing human resources for media organizations, media support services, and allied industries such as advertising and public relations, educational institutions, development agencies, IT, and other service sectors.

Moreover, BMS has a very strong theoretical orientation and analytical foundation that prepares the students for higher academic pursuits. BMS graduates are also empowered with entrepreneurship and management skills required in the field of media and allied industries. The tracking study of the BMS graduates conducted by the university shows that the Department so far has a 100% placement record. 

The graduates have earned a reputation because of their performances and achievements in mainstream news media as well as other diverse fields including film production, show-biz, international agencies, and I/NGOs and development agencies. A number of them have become successful young entrepreneurs and some of our graduates have won scholarships for higher studies in prestigious universities abroad.

Pedagogical Environment 

  • The students are considered as prospective leaders to transform traditional society into an information-rich modern society. Hence, they are facilitated to cultivate individual talents and foster commitment towards professional as well as academic achievements in the media industry, media support services, development agencies, and other sectors. 
  • The use of contemporary ICT for the learning process is part and parcel of academic activities.

Eligibility

Who Is eligible to study Bachelor in Media Studies?

Applicants must have a 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with a minimum aggregate of 45 percent or 2.0 CGPA.

Applicants who have passed Class XI and are waiting for Class XII results can also apply for provisional admission. However, they will have to produce proof of having passed the exam within 15 days of publication of the result for formal registration.

Admission Criteria

Candidates who meet the requirements can apply for admission by paying Rs. 1000.00. (nonrefundable fee). The Department administers a written test to applicants and then invites them to an interview based on the results of the written test. For the successful candidates who have requested enrollment, a final result is provided.

Job Prospects

Mass communication media have a prominent place in social, cultural, political, economic, and global aspects of contemporary human life especially for those countries which have entered or are entering the age of information society.

As such, a university degree in media studies will provide wide career opportunities.

Moreover, as the traditional media of communication today are complemented by new technologies, a new generation of media professionals is required to work in this convergence.

The Department aims to prepare human resources with skills and knowledge to thrive in the ever-changing competitive environment.

Where Will the Students Work after completion of Bachelor in Media Studies?

In classrooms, audio/visual lab, computer lab, photography lab, seminar halls, and any other assigned fields. And, in fact, in all the areas where a future media professional is expected to reach- a radio/TV station, a publication house, and any “happening place”.

Study and Practice Area 

  • The BMS students study a wide range of subjects from core media disciplines to information communication technology, social sciences, languages, and other interdisciplinary areas.
  • The students work in classrooms, audio/visual and multimedia lab, computer lab, photography lab, seminar halls, and any other assigned fields. All the reporting and editing responsibilities of Sanchar Khabar(newsletter) are handled by students themselves.
  • Students are also provided with opportunities to have internships in mainstream media houses and other institutions pertinent to their field of specialization. In fact, they work in all the areas where a future media professional is expected to reach.

Curricular Structure

Over the four years duration, the students will study the following subjects semester-wise.

First Year | First Semester
Nepali I
English I
Introduction to Media Studies
Basic Journalism I
Computer Applications
Fundamentals of Social Sciences I
First Year | Second Semester
Nepali II
English II
Nepal Studies
Basic Journalism II
Introduction to ICT
Foundation of Social Sciences II
Second Year | Third Semester
Professional Communication
Media, Culture and Society
Research Methodology
Social Media Networking
Communication Theories
Second Year | Fourth Semester
Public Relations
Advertising Principles and Practices
Photojournalism
New Media and Contemporary Society
Philosophical Approaches to Communication
Third Year | Fifth Semester
Broadcasting
Development Communication
Comparative Study of Nepali and Global Media
Behavior Change Communication
Creative Writing for Media
Third Year | Sixth Semester
Radio Production
Film Studies
Research Application in Media
Contemporary Development Discourse and Media
ICT for Development
Fourth Year | Seventh Semester
Media Ethics
Film Production
Television Production
Press Law and Media Environment
Media and Convergence
Fourth Year | Eighth Semester
Advanced Journalism
Media Entrepreneurship and Management
Internship
Project Work

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