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BFS Course Cycle

Course Details

* All of the subjects listed below carry 100 marks unless specified otherwise.

First Year Second Year
Paper Code No. Subject Paper Code No. Subject
1 BFS 401 Comulsory English 6 BFS 402 Compulsory Nepali
2 BFS 421 Psychology and Film Studies 7 BFS 425 Art of East and West
3 FS 422 Basic Film History 8 BFS 426 Film Theory and Criticism
4 FS 423 Film as an Art Form 9 BFS 427 – A The Art of Acting
5 FS 424 Film-making Fundamentals BFS 427 – B Intermediate Film Making
11 BFS 428 Specialization 1 (Theory + Practical)
Third Year   Fourth Year
Paper Code No. Subject Paper Code No. Subject
12 BFS 403 Comulsory English 16 BFS 404 Compulsory Nepali Studies
13 BFS 429 Compulsory World Cinema 17 BFS 433 Research Methodology and Term Paper
14 BFS 430 – A The Actors Art and Craft (Acting) 18 BFS 434 Specialization IV (Theory + Practical)
BFS 430 – B Documentary Film Making: Techniques and Aesthetics 19 BFS 435 Specialization V (Theory + Practical)
16 BFS 431 Specialization II (Theory + Practical) 20 BFS 436 Final Project
17 BFS 432 Specialization III (Theory + Practical)

Specialization – Students can choose any one of the following subjects

Specializations
Subject Details
1) Acting The acting course aims at providing the student with a thorough training on professional acting. During the course of 4 years of study, the students will learn and develop the necessary skills in acting, voice, movement, singing, research and personal/ professional development. This will help sustain the student as a professional in a wide variety of media including theatre, television, film and radio in the future. 1st Year BFS 424 Film Making Fundamentals
2nd Year BFS 427 – A. The Art of Acting
2nd Year BFS 428 – A Introduction to Acting
3rd Year BFS 430 – A. The Actors Art and Craft
3rd Year BFS 431 – A. Body and Movement: Voice and Speech
3rd Year BFS 432 – A Building a Character
4th Year BFS 434 – A. Different methods and Techniques of Acting
4th Year BFS 435 – A Film acting and orientation of medium
4th Year BFS 436. Final Project
2) Direction and Screen Writing The course is aimed at informing the students on the topics that include how to effectively tell a story through the codes of cinema. A director must be able to translate intellectual content into an aesthetic experience. With an emphasis on originality, students will explore the variety of screen writing and directing styles, tones and techniques. In addition to the practical aspects of screenplay writing and filmmaking, extensive study of film history and theory will examine a wide range of texts and films will impart deep insights of cinema sense. 1st Year BFS 424 Film-Making Fundamentals
2nd Year BFS 427 – B Intermediate Film Making
2nd Year BFS 428 – D Basics of Screen Play Writing and Direction
3rd Year BFS 430 – B Documentary Film Making: Techniques and Aesthetics
3rd Year BFS 431 – D Technique of Screen-Writing
3rd Year BFS 432 – D Visual Story
4th Year BFS 434 – D1 Film Directing: Techniques and Aesthetics
4th Year BFS 434 – D2 Advanced Screen Writing (Script Writing)
4th Year BFS 435 – D1 Film Production: Workflow
4th Year BFS 435 – D2 Developing a Feature Length Screenplay (Script Writing)
4th Year BFS 436 Final Project
3) Cinematography The course focuses on gaining a comprehensive grab of the technical and creative demands of filmmaking. It emphasizes the use of image as a tool of storytelling. Students will explore the use of cameras accessories and lighting equipment through class and lab sessions. The students will then focus on a broad spectrum of techniques, including camera and lighting techniques to convey meaning and further their narrative. 1st Year BFS 424. Film Making Fundamentals
2nd Year BFS 427 – B Intermediate Film Making
2nd Year BFS 428 – C Basics of Cinematography
3rd Year BFS 430 – B Documentary Film Making: Techniques and Aesthetics
3rd Year BFS 431 – C Intermediate Cinematography I
3rd Year BFS 432 – C Intermediate Cinematography II
4th Year BFS 434 – C Advanced Cinematography I
4th Year BFS 435 – C Advanced Cinematography II
4th Year BFS 436 Final Project
4) Sound Recording and Design This course aims at providing students with the required knowledge on the technical and creative use of sound in film making. Students will be exposed to the various devices that are used in sound recording and software for sound design through practical and theory classes. Included will be the aesthetics of sound design in cinema and the use of sound in storytelling in conveying meaning and furthering the narrative. 1st Year BFS 424 Film Making Fundamentals
2nd Year BFS 427 – B Intermediate Film Making
2nd Year BFS 428 – B Fundamentals of Sound, Electromagnetism and Acoustic
3rd Year BFS 430 – B Documentary Film Making: Techniques and Aesthetics
3rd Year BFS 431 – B Technology for Sound Recording and Mixing
3rd Year BFS 432 – B Basics of Sound Designing
4th Year BFS 434 – B Audio Post Production
4th Year BFS 435 – B Sense of Cinema Sound
4th Year BFS 436 Final Project
5) Editing The course on film editing is aimed at providing the students with the technical as well as the aesthetic aspect of film editing. During the 4 years, students will learn to use various techniques and different software that are used in film editing through class and lab sessions. Students will then explore the aesthetics of editing in storytelling and conveying meaning through cuts. 1st Year BFS 424 Film Making Fundamentals
2nd Year BFS 427 – B Intermediate Film Making
2nd Year BFS 428 – E Introduction to Film Editing
3rd Year BFS 430 – B. Documentary Film Making: Techniques and Aesthetics
3rd Year BFS 431 – E Psychology of Editing
3rd Year BFS 432 – E Practice of Editing
4th Year BFS 434 – E Mastering Cinema: From Camera to Table
4th Year BFS 435 – E Practice of Different Editing Approaches
4th Year BFS 436 Final Project