Masters OF SCIENCE IN MEDIA SCIENCES (BS-MDS)


The curriculum of MS-MDS has been designed keeping in view the emerging trend in which media plays an important role in nation building and cultural perseverance. "Media" includes all forms of representational media (oral, written, visual), mass media (print, television, radio, and film), new media (digital multimedia and the Internet), their associated technologies, and the social and cultural institutions that enable them and are defined by them. The program will prepare students for careers not only in media and communication but also in diverse professions and business fields.

The curriculum for the MS-MDS program is in line with Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved curricula.

Following are the objectives of the program:
A. To produce scholar graduates with both academic knowledge and professional skills for integrated mass media and new media.
B. To produce graduates with ability in problem solving and thus contribute those skills to the society.
c. To produce graduates to be leaders of the society with morality, most advanced skills and insightful attitudes.
D. To produce graduates to be leaders in mass communication and leading to social development.
Undergraduates who accomplished the degree will be qualified to:
  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundations of media.
  • Students will be able to analyze and critique a variety of media products, case studies and issues.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues related to the media.
  • Students will be able to plan and prepare an effective communication strategy.
  • Students will demonstrate basic competency in digital multimedia production, including scriptwriting, cinematography, and audio/video editing.
  • Students will be able to analyze media artifacts by considering multiple modes (textual, visual, audio, etc.) and applying accepted critical methodologies.
  • Students will demonstrate basic competency in visual communication, including image creation and manipulation and an understanding of design elements.
  • Duration1.5 Years
    No. of Courses10
    Total Credit Hours30 Cr Hrs
    Program will expire in 2 years from the date of admission.

    Title of the Degree Master of Science in Media Science
    Eligibility Criteria For Taking The Ilma University Aptitude test 16 years of relevant education with second division or 2.5 CGPA and NTS/ARC/ETC GAT (General) with minimum 50 score:

    For Master from foreign university HEC equivalency certificate required.

    Code Course Credit Hours
    First Semester

    MDS501

    Visual Communication

    3(2+1)

    MGT619

    Change Management

    3(3+0)

    HUM700

    Literary and Cultural Heritage

    3(3+0)

    MGT620

    Advanced Research Methods

    3(3+0)

    Second Semester

    IS590

    Independent Study I

    3(3+0)

    IS591

    Independent Study II

    3(3+0)

    MS601

    Thesis Proposal

    3(3+0)

    Third Semester

    ELC1

    Elective I

    3(3+0)

    MDS502

    International Media Communication

    3(3+0)

    MS602

    Thesis Defense

    3(3+0)