Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies
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Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies

Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies (Kathmandu University)

Since media has become an integral part of today's world, the demand for the program related to this field is growing globally, especially in countries like Nepal which is trying to enter the age of information which has opened door to a wide range of career opportunities. Thus, the number of students willing to pursue a degree in Media Studies is increasing. And to quench the thirst of these students, Kathmandu University is offering an intensive four-year undergraduate program in Media Studies termed as Bachelor in Media Studies.

The Bachelor of Media Studies program is divided into eight semesters, consisting of 136 credit hours. The program is a combination of theories and practices in media of communication & media-related issues with a major emphasis on media research. In addition to the solid grounding in the discipline area, the students are provided with the opportunities to broaden their knowledge of the use of IT, media literacy, solid base of communication skills and more. It covers courses, such as Computer Foundation, Social Science, Nepal Studies, English I, Prayojan Parak Nepali, Global Media, Functional English, Research Methodology, Journalism II, Text and Audience, Public Relations, Introduction to Psychology, State and Role of Media in Nepal and Statistics & Probability among others.

Institutions:

Some of the academic institutions affiliated with Kathmandu University offering Bachelor of Media Studies program in Nepal:

  • Kathmandu University Department of Language and Mass Communication, located in Dhulikhel, Kavre
  • Kathmandu University School of Arts, located in Balkumari, Lalitpur


Objective

The Bachelor of Media Studies intends to produce competent media professional to fulfill the growing demand of trained and skilled manpower in media organizations. Some of the objectives of this program are listed below:

  • To enhance students' analytical and critical thinking
  • To provide students with an understanding of core concept of media and communication and its influence in the society or nation


Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria:

Students interested in pursuing Bachelor of Media Studies should have passed +2 level in any discipline from the board or university recognized by the Kathmandu University with a minimum of a second division.

Admission Procedures:

In order to get admission, the applicant must pass the entrance test conducted by the university and participate in a group discussion. Applicant should face a personal interview as well.

Required Documents:

While applying for the admission students should submit the following documents:

  • Accurately filled and signed admission form
  • Photocopy/copy of certificates of SLC and +2 or intermediate level
  • Character certificates issued by the academic institutes attended
  • Two recent passport size photos


Course of Study

1st Semester

  • Prayojanpurak Nepali
  • English I
  • Nepal Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Seminar Skills

2nd Semester

  • Napali Sahitye Aaswaadan
  • English II
  • State and Role of Media in Nepal
  • Communication Theories
  • Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Digital Literacy Workshops

3rd Semester

  • Prayogik Sahityasidaanta raw Nepali Samaalochana
  • Creative Writing for Media
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Global Media
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Digital Story Project I

4th Semester

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Journalism I
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Internet Technology
  • Digital Story Project II

5th Semester

  • Napali Shreejarnatmak Laekhan
  • Research Methodology
  • Text and Audience
  • Journalism II
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Rights & Conflict Management

6th Semester

  • Professional Communication
  • Media Ethics
  • Photojournalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Film Studies

7th Semester

  • Print Media Studies
  • Radio Studies
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Development Communication
  • Press Law and Media Environment

8th Semester

  • Media and Convergence
  • Television Studies
  • Internship
  • Project work

Scope and Career Prospects

The Bachelor of Media Studies degree holders can look for employment opportunities in the sector such as interactive content creation, journalism, radio, public relations, communications research, advertising, digital media production, web design, video production and architectural visualization.

Job Prospects:

Graduates with this degree can initiate their career as:

  • Film/television/video producer
  • Social media manager
  • Runner, broadcasting/video/film
  • Public relations officer
  • Program researcher
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Media planner
  • Information officer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Advertising account executive
  • Market researcher



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