Specializations

During the four years Bachelors course, Oscar International College (College of Film Studies) offers five major specializations.

Course Breakdown

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

First Year

Second Year

C. Eng – 401 Compulsory English C. Nep – 402 Compulsory Nepali
BFS 421 Psychology and Film Studies BFS 425 Introduction To Sociology and Visual Anthropology
BFS 422 Basic Film History BFS 426 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization I
BFS 423 Film as an Art Form BFS 427 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization II
BFS 424 Film Making Fundamentals I BFS 428 (A,B,C,D,E)* Experimentation and Performance I (For ACTING)
Film making fundamentals II (For DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDITING, SOUND)

Third Year

Fourth Year

C. Eng – 403 Compulsory English C. Nep. Std. 404 Compulsory Nepali Studies
BFS 429 Film Theory and Criticism BFS 433 Research Methodology and Term Paper
BFS 430 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization III BFS 434 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization V (Theory + Internship)
BFS 431 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization IV BFS 435 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization VI (Final project workshop + Dossier writing)
BFS 430 (A,B,C,D,E)* Experimentation and performance II (For ACTING)
Film making fundamentals III (For DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDITING, SOUND)
BFS 436 (A,B,C,D,E)* Specialization VII (Final Film/Dissertation Film)

Specializations

Direction

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.

Second Year

Third Year

BFS 426 – D Introduction to Film Direction BFS 430 – D Art & Craft of Film Direction
BFS 427 – D Basics of Screenplay Writing BFS 431 – D Techniques of Screenplay Writing
BFS 428 – D Film Making Fundamentals II BFS 432 – D Film Making Fundamentals III

Fourth Year

BFS 434 – D Advanced Screenwriting and Direction + Internship
BFS 435 – D Final Project Workshop + Dossier Writing
BFS 436 – D Final Film (Dissertation Film)

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.

Second Year

Third Year

BFS 426 – C Technical Foundation of Cinematography BFS 430 – C Advanced Cinematography Techniques
BFS 427 – C History & Aesthetics of Cinematography BFS 431 – C Design of the Visual Language
BFS 428 – C Film Making Fundamentals II BFS 432 – C Film Making Fundamentals III

Fourth Year

BFS 434 – C Possibilities of Digital Cinematography + Internship
BFS 435 – C Final Project Workshop + Dossier Writing
BFS 436 – C Final Film (Dissertation Film)

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.

Second Year

Third Year

BFS 426 – A Actors’ Preparation BFS 430 – A Building a Character
BFS 427 – A Acting On Film And Theatre BFS 431 – A Different Approaches of Acting Techniques
BFS 428 – A Experimentation and Performance I BFS 432 – A Experimentation and Performance II

Fourth Year

BFS 434 – A Practice of Film Acting + Internship
BFS 435 – A Final Project Workshop + Dossier Writing
BFS 436 – A Final Film (Dissertation Film)

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.

Second Year

Third Year

BFS 426 – E Fundamentals of Film Editing BFS 430 – E Practice of Editing
BFS 427 – E Techniques of Film Editing BFS 431 – E Color Grading and Mastering
BFS 428 – E Film Making Fundamentals II BFS 432 – E Film Making Fundamentals III

Fourth Year

BFS 434 – E Art of Film Editing + Internship
BFS 435 – E Final Project Workshop + Dossier Writing
BFS 436 – E Final Film (Dissertation Film)

Sound

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.

Second Year

Third Year

BFS 426 – B Fundamentals of Sound and Electromagnetism BFS 430 – B Basics of Sound Production, Design and Workflow
BFS 427 – B Acoustic Technology for Sound and Music Production BFS 431 – B Audio Post Production, Mixing and Mastering
BFS 428 – B Film Making Fundamentals II BFS 432 – B Film Making Fundamentals III

Fourth Year

BFS 434 – B Sense of Cinema Sound + Internship
BFS 435 – B Final Project Workshop + Dossier Writing
BFS 436 – B Final Film (Dissertation Film)