Master of Arts in Film & Media(Preliminary & Final)

(Course Outline)

The Department of Film and Media at Stamford University offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Master of Arts Film and Media and Master of Arts Film and Media (Preliminary and Final) program of practical, historical and critical courses. Many of the courses concentrate on today’s systems of mass communication, information and entertainment, but they approach cinema and television, fiction and documentaries, advertising and experimental film, in the historical context that makes them possible. These historical and critical studies are combined with production courses in film, video and multimedia, on the premise that graduates should be versed in both the contexts and techniques of the art.

Bangladesh is an important area of film culture and film production, and Dhaka has long been a centre of excellence in both. It is quite fitting therefore that a Department of Film and Media Should be opened at Dhaka, which has advantages of location and of cohesiveness of academic work. A University should serve as a linkage between the academic community and society at large. Film studies would be ideally suited to this requirement, for the cinema is at once an art form and a mass medium, and has a profound impact upon the value of society at large. Particularly for the weaker sections of urban and rural Bangladesh, the importance of visual media like film and Television can hardly be overstated. Serious studies in this area must begin forthwith, for vital issues of communication and consciousness, crucial to the development effects of the nation, are involved here.

The pioneering Department of Film and Media at Stamford University may act as an advanced center for the study and management of visual communication. The Department of Film and Media knows that contemporary culture is dominated by film, television, video and related media. For this reason, we aim to engage with the key issues of our times. We want to be distinctive amongst such types of programs or departments of other universities of Bangladesh because of our primary concern with innovative contemporary film/media and its cultural significance. We focus on the film of the twentieth century from an international perspective, and we have particular interests in innovative performance, including experimental film, in community and inter-cultural film in the wider sense of ritual and social behavior.

Major groups in Film and Media Program :

The Department of Film and Media offers Master of Arts in Film and Media (Preliminary and Final) degree. To make the students more specialists for subject, the whole M.A. program is divided into following four groups:

A)Film Direction
B)Film Acting
C)Script Writing
D)Media Studies


Admission requirements
Bachelor of Arts (Honors.) in Film and Media/Drama/Fine Arts/ English Literature/ Bangla Literature/Mass Communication/journalism/ two years Bachelor of any discipline.
Duration of the Program:
The duration of Master of Arts Preliminary and Final in Film and Media program is two academic years.
Total Credit Hours Requirement:
Master of Arts Preliminary and Final in Film and Media program consists of 71.0 credit hours with Project Paper/Thesis/ Fieldwork Report.
Program Structure:

The Master of Arts Preliminary and Final in Film and Media consists of

Preliminary (8 courses into defined credit hours each)24 credit hours
Compulsory (4 courses into defined credit hours each)11 credit hours
Major Group (8 courses and 3 credit hours each)24 credit hours
Free Elective (3 courses and 2 credit hours each)06 credit hours
Project Paper/Thesis/ Fieldwork Report06 credit hours
Total:   71credit hours
Graduation:

SL Course Code Course Title Cr.Hr.
1 BUS 505 Production Management & Marketing 3
2 CE 205 Computer Programming 3
3 CSI 504 Computer Graphics Design & Animation 3
4 ENG 301 Listening and Public Speaking Skills 3
5 ENG 302 Composition 3
6 ENG 303 Advanced Reading and Writing 3
7 F 701 Cinematography I 3
8 F 702 Cinematography II 3
9 F 707 Film Language and Film Criticism 3
10 F 711 History of Bangladeshi and Indian Film 3
11 F 715 Film Appreciation 2
12 F 717 Script Writing 3
13 F 801 World History of Film 3
14 F 802 Film Appreciation 3
15 F 803 Purpose of Chief Assistant Direction 3
16 F 804 Modern Drama and Literature Highlights 3
17 F 805 Directing I 3
18 F 806 Directing II 3
19 F 807 Art History 3
20 F 808 Lighting for Film of Digital Video 3
21 F 809 Acting 3
22 F 810 Sound Technology 3
23 F 811 Art and Production Design 3
24 F 812 Cinematography 3
25 F 813 Videography & Digital Video Editing 3
26 F 814 Film Editing 3
27 F 815 Documentary Film Production 3
28 F 816 Practical Advance Cinematography 3
29 F 817 T.V Production 3
30 F 818 Project Paper 3
31 F 824 Script Writing 3
32 F 836 History of Bangladeshi and Indian Film 3
33 F 847 Art History 3
34 F 852 Film Making 3
35 FLM 005 Advertising 3
36 FLM 006 Music for Film & TV 3
37 FLM 007 Music for Film & TV 3
38 FLM 009 TV Production II 3
39 FLM 313 Video Editing 3
40 FLM 501 History of Film I 3
41 FLM 502 Film History II 3
42 FLM 503 Drama and Literature Highlights 3
43 FLM 511 Film Appreciation 3
44 FLM 512 Videography 3
45 FLM 513 Film Editing 3
46 FLM 514 Video Editing 3
47 FLM 515 Sound Technology 3
48 FLM 516 Music for film & TV 3
49 FLM 517 Cinematography 3
50 FLM 518 Film Theory and Criticism 3
51 FLM 520 Directing I 3
52 FLM 601 Documentary and Non-Fiction 3
53 FLM 602 Practical TV production 3
54 FLM 603 Art History & Art Direction 3
55 FLM 604 Advanced Cinematography 3
56 FLM 605 Direction II 3
57 FLM 607 Documentary Film & Video Production 3
58 FLM 608 Acting, Costume & Make-up 3
59 FLM 703 History of Art 3
60 FLM 707 Documentary Production 3
61 FLM 708 Acting for TV & Film 3
62 FLM 709 Art Direction, Costume & Makeup 3
63 FLM 811 Art & Production Design 3
64 FLM 820 Direction for Film 3
65 FLM 821 Direction for TV 3
66 FLM 825 Film Production Management & Marketing 3
67 FLM 911 Film & TV Production Design 3
68 FLM 912 Editing 3
69 FMF 603 Dialogue,Actor Handling and Improvisation 3
70 FMF 605 Film Analysis and review/TV Production review 3
71 G 401 Computer Fundamentals 2
72 G 402 Introduction to Bangla Literature and Language 3
73 G 408 History of Theatre 3
74 G 409 Documentary Production 3
75 MFM 501 History of Film 3
76 MFM 502 Film Appreciation 3
77 MFM 503 Film Theory & Criticism 3
78 MFM 504 Int. to Scriptwriting 3
79 MFM 505 Sound Technology 3
80 MFM 506 Int. to Videography 3
81 MFM 507 History of Theatre 3
82 MFM 508 Vedio Editing 3
83 MFM 509 Cinematography 3
84 MFM 510 Art, Design & Direction 3
85 MFM 511 Acting for Film & TV 3
86 MFM 512 Documentary & Non-Fiction 3
87 MFM 513 Film Direction 3
88 MFM 601 Television Production-1 3
89 MFM 602 Television Production-II 3
90 MFM 603 Dialogue, Actor Handling and Improvisation 3
91 MFM 604 Dialogue, Actor handling (Practical) 3
92 MFM 605 Film Analysis and review/TV Production review 3
93 MFM 606 Sound Design and background Music 3
94 MFM 607 Script & Technical Script Writing with Production 3
95 MFM 608 Internship & Assesment (General & Technical) 3
96 MFM 609 Project and Thesis Paper 3
97 MFM 610 Final Film/Final TV Production 9
98 MFM 611 Television Production 3
99 MFM 612 Film Production Management And Marketing 3
100 MFM 613 Technology of Digital Cinema 3
101 MFM 614 Aesthetics in Film 3
102 MFM-501 History of Film 3
103 SOC 113 Bangladesh Studies 3