Bachelor in Media Studies

  • Bachelor in Media Studies (BMS) is an intensive four-year program offered under the Department of Languages and Mass Communication.
  • Itconsists of all-encompassing courses with scope for concentration in a specialized field such as journalism, radio production, television production and film production, marketing communications, new media, media research, and so on.
  • BMS program is primarily aimedat producinghuman resources formedia organizations, media support services, and allied industriessuch 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 pursuit.
  • 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 100% placement record. Our graduates have earned 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 scholarship for the higher studies in prestigious universities abroad.

The Courses

Course Code

Year: I,    Semester: I

Course Code

Year: I,    Semester: II

NEPL 151

नेपालीI(3 Cr.)

NEPL 152

नेपालीII @ (3 Cr.)

ENGL 151

English I (3 Cr.)

ENGL 152

English II (3 Cr.)

MEDS 101

Introduction to Media Studies (3 Cr.)

NEPS 151

Nepal Studies (3 Cr.)

MEDS 104

Basic Journalism I (3 Cr.)

MEDS 105

Basic Journalism II (3 Cr.)

MEDS 112

Computer Applications (3 Cr.)

MEDS 121

Introduction to ICT (3 Cr.)

MEDS 151

Foundation of Social Sciences I (3 Cr.)

MEDS 152

Foundation of Social Sciences II (3 Cr.)

 

 

 

 

 

Year: II,    Semester: I

 

Year: II,    Semester: II

ENGL 201

Professional Communication (3Cr.)

MEDS 206

Public Relations (3 Cr.)

MEDS 202

Media, Culture & Society (3 Cr.)

MEDS 208

Advertising Principles and Practices (3 Cr.)

MEDS 209

Research Methodology (3 Cr.)

MEDS 212

Photojournalism (3 Cr.)

MEDS 221

Social Media Networking (3 Cr.)

MEDS 222

New Media & Contemporary Society (3 Cr.)

MEDS 251

Communication Theories (3 Cr.)

MEDS 252

Philosophical Approaches to Communication (3 Cr.)

 

 

Year: III,    Semester: I

 

Year: III,    Semester: II

MEDS 307

Broadcasting (3 Cr.)

MEDS 314

Radio Production (3 Cr.)

MEDS 311

Development Communication (3 Cr.)

MEDS 315

Film Studies (3 Cr.)

MEDS 312

Comparative Study of Nepali & Global Media (3 Cr.)

MEDS 316

Research Applications in Media (3 Cr.)

MEDS 313

Behavior Change Communication (3 Cr.)

MEDS 321

Contemporary Development Discourse & Media (3 Cr.)

MEDS 352

Human Rights, Press Freedom and Media Law (3 Cr.)

MEDS 322

ICT for Development (3 Cr.)

 

 

 

 

 

Year: IV,    Semester: I

 

Year: IV,    Semester: II

MEDS 409

Writing for Media (3 Cr.)

MEDS 413

Advance Journalism (3 Cr.)

MEDS 410

Media Ethics (3 Cr.)

MEDS 414

Media Entrepreneurship & Management     (3 Cr.)

MEDS 411

Film Production (3 Cr.)

MEDS 441

Internship (3 Cr.)

MEDS 412

Television Production (3 Cr.)

MEDS 450

Project Work (6 Cr.)

MEDS 421

Media & Convergence (3 Cr.)

                                                                                                              Total (126 Cr.)

 

Pedagogical Environment

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

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 internship 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.

Eligibility
Admission to the program requires 10+2 or equivalent level in any discipline from a recognized institution with at least second division marks.
Provisional Admission: Students who have passed 10+1 and are waiting for +2 results can apply for provisional admission. Such admission will be confirmed after the students’ submission of +2 passed results before the registration process.

Admission Process

Qualified candidates can apply for admissions at the payment of Rs. 1000.00 (nonrefundable fee). The Department conducts written test for the applicants and calls for interview after the results of the written test.  A final result is published for the successful candidatescalling for the enrollment.

 

Cost

The total expense for 2014 intake is Rs. 395,000 (Rupees Three Hundred and Ninety Five Thousands Only)for Nepali citizens, 1.5 times and 2 times more for the students from SAARC region and other countries, respectively.

Grades and Grading Systems

Grades shall be assigned to individual students on the basis of instructor’s judgment of the student's scholastic achievement as set forth in Section ii below.

  • Grading System

Grades for students shall be reported by the following letters: A, A-, B, B+, B-, C+, C, C-, D, or F. The faculty member (instructor) will determine and execute the specific grading method, including the allocation of suitable weights to the methods. The instructor will explain the overall evaluation system to the students at the beginning of the course.

  • Definition of Grades

The grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F indicate a graduation in quality from Excellent to Failure and are assigned the following grade-point equivalents:
All grading system is based on following rules:


Marks

Grade

Grade Points

85 and Above

A

4.00

80 – 84.9

A-

3.70

75 – 79.9

B+

3.33

70 – 74.9

B

3.00

65 – 69.9

B-

2.67

60 – 64.9

C+

2.33

55 – 59.9

C

2.00

50 – 54.9

C-

1.67

45 – 49.9

D

1.00

< 45

F

Fail



The student must maintain an aggregate CGPA of 3.00 or above after completing the required 48 credit hours. If the aggregate CGPA is less than 3.00, the student will have to repeat certain courses until he/she maintains the required CGPA.

 

For further information, please contact:

Media Studies (Department of Languages and Mass Communication)
School of Arts, Kathmandu University
Hattiban, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O.Box: 6250
Phone: +977-1-5251294/+977-1-5251306

Email: media.hattiban@ku.edu.np