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 C. Eng. 401 Compulsory English 6 C. Nep. 402 Compulsory Nepali
2 BFS 421 Psychology and Film Studies 7 BFS 425 Introduction To Sociology and Visual Anthropology
3 BFS 422 Basic Film History 8 BFS 426(A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization I
4 BFS 423 Film as an Art Form 9 BFS 428 (A,B,C,D,E)* Experimentation and Performance I (For Acting)
5 BFS 424 Film-making Fundamentals I BFS 428 (A,B,C,D,E)*

Film making fundamentals II
(For DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY, Editing, Sound)

  11 BFS 427(A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization II
Third Year   Fourth Year
Paper Code No. Subject Paper Code No. Subject
12 C. Eng. 403 Compulsory English 17 C. Nep. Std. 404 Compulsory Nepali Studies
13 BFS 429 Film Theory and Criticism 18 BFS 433 Research Methodology and Term Paper
14 BFS 432  (A,B,C,D,E)* Experimentation and performance II (For Acting) 19 BFS 434 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization V (Theory + Internship)
BFS 432  (A,B,C,D,E)*

Film making fundamentals III (For DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY, Editing, Sound)

20 BFS 435 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization VI (Final project workshop + Dossier writing)
15 BFS 430  (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization III 21 BFS 436 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization VII (Final Film/Dissertation Film)
16 BFS 431 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization IV

*A=Acting, B=Sound recording and design, C=Cinematography, D=Direction and Script writing, E=Editing

Specialization – During the 4 years Bachelors, we offer 5 major specializations.

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. 2nd Year BFS 426 -A Actor’s preparation
2nd Year BFS 427 -A Acting on film and Theatre
2nd Year BFS 428 – A Experimentation and performance I
3rd Year BFS 430 – A Building a character
3rd Year BFS 431 – A Different approaches of Acting Techniques
3rd Year BFS 432 – A Experimentation and performance II
4th Year BFS 434 – A Practice of film acting + Internship
4th Year BFS 435 – A Final project workshop + Dossier writing
4th Year BFS 436 – A Final film (Dissertation Film)
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. 2nd Year BFS 426 -D Introduction to film Direction
2nd Year BFS 427 – D Basics of screenplay writing
2nd Year BFS 428 – D Film making fundamentals II
3rd Year BFS 430 – D

Art and craft of film direction

3rd Year BFS 431 – D Techniques of screenplay writing
3rd Year BFS 432 – D Film making fundamentals III
4th Year BFS 434 – D1 Advanced screenwriting  and direction + Internship
4th Year BFS 435 – D Final project workshop + Dossier writing
4th Year BFS 436 – D Final film (Dissertation Film)
     
     
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. 2nd Year BFS 426 – C Technical foundation of Cinematography
2nd Year BFS 427 – C History and aesthetics of cinematography
2nd Year BFS 428 – C Film making fundamentals II
3rd Year BFS 430 – C Advanced cinematography techniques
3rd Year BFS 431 – C Design of the visual language
3rd Year BFS 432 – C Film making fundamentals III
4th Year BFS 434 – C Possibilities of digital cinematography + Internship
4th Year BFS 435 – C Final project workshop + Dossier writing
4th Year BFS 436 – C Final film (Dissertation Film)
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. 2nd Year BFS 424 – B Fundamentals of sound and electromagnetism
2nd Year BFS 427 – B Acoustic, Technology for sound and music production
2nd Year BFS 428 – B Film making fundamentals II
3rd Year BFS 430 – B Basics of sound production, design and workflow
3rd Year BFS 431 – B Audio Post production, Mixing and Mastering
3rd Year BFS 432 – B Film making fundamentals III
4th Year BFS 434 – B Sense of cinema sound + Internship
4th Year BFS 435 – B Final project workshop + Dossier writing
4th Year BFS 436 – B Final film (Dissertation Film)
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. 2nd Year BFS 424 – E Fundamentals of film editing
2nd Year BFS 427 – E Techniques of film editing
2nd Year BFS 428 – E Film making fundamentals II
3rd Year BFS 430 – E Practice of editing
3rd Year BFS 431 – E Color grading & Mastering
3rd Year BFS 432 – E Film making fundamentals III
4th Year BFS 434 – E Art of Film Editing + Internship
4th Year BFS 435 – E Final project workshop + Dossier writing
4th Year BFS 436 – E Final film (Dissertation Film)