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 this degree is increasing day by day. In order to quench the thirst of these students, Kathmandu University (K.U) is offering an intensive four-year undergraduate program in Media Studies termed as BMS.

The BMS program is based on semester system and has been divided into eight semesters. It consists of 136 credit hours. This program is a combination of theories and practices in communication & 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.

List of Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies

BMS intends to produce competent professional to fulfill the growing demand of trained and skilled manpower in organizations. Some of the key objectives of this program are listed below:

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

Admission Requirements in Undergraduate in Bachelor of Media Studies

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates interested in pursuing BMS degree must have to pass +2 levels or any equivalent level in any discipline from the board or university recognized by the Kathmandu University. Candidates must have to pass the +2 level exams with minimum of a second division.

Admission Procedures:

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

Required Documents:

While applying for the admission candidates must have to submit the following documents:

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

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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

Third Semester

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

Fourth Semester

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

Fifth Semester

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

Sixth Semester

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

Seventh Semester

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

Eighth Semester

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

Scope and Career Prospects

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

Job Prospects:

Graduates with this degree can initiate their career as:

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

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