Film and Television

Overview

The four-year program in film and television is geared towards the real-world and offers professional film education in a practical setting and within our in-house studios. The Film and Television program combines intensive hands-on practice in a range of genres, forms and formats from experimental filmmaking to mainstream TV. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the key movements, makers and theories that have shaped film and television in the 21st Century.

This degree will support you to develop your creativity, production and technical skills, and will prepare you for a sustainable career in the continuously evolving screen industries.
Tutors who are active film practitioners, researchers, and guests from industry will teach you. You’ll join an inspired and creative community where you’ll develop the expertise to work collaboratively towards shared cinematic goals.

The students are required to obtain a minimum of 128 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 for completion of the degree. These credit hours are distributed over 8 semesters in a period of 4 years.

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Employment Opportunities

The demand for filmmakers has increased significantly with the revival of national cinema and proliferation of electronic media. With Film & TV bachelor’s degree from PAF-IAST, graduates will be well placed to find gainful employment, as well as independent professionals, in film & TV productions.

Following are the employment opportunities that can be made available to film and TV students from SDAAT.

  • Film director
  • Cinematographers
  • Producers
  • Production manager
  • Production designer
  • Set & prop designers
  • Script, screenplay & dialogue writers
  • TV directors
  • Editors
  • Digital content producers
  • PR managers
  • Creative directors (advertising)
  • Actors
  • Sound designers

Course Curriculum

Semester 1

FILM & TV YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-1

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-ENG-100

English Language & Communication Skills

3(3-0)

SS-PSS-112

Pakistan Studies

2(2-0)

COMP-ICT-102

Introduction to ICT

3(2-1)

FON

 

DAA – 101

Foundation Drawing

3(0-3)

DAA – 151

History of Art & Design-I

2(2-0)

DAA – 121

Introduction to Digital Tools

2(0-2)

DAA – 102

Object in 3D

2(0-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(9-8)

Semester 2

FILM & TV YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-2

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-IST-111

Islamic Studies

2(2-0)

IEC

MGT-ENT-262

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

FON

DAA –131

Storytelling

2(2-0)

DAA –141

Introduction to Digital Media, Film & TV

2(2-0)

DAA– 132

Design Thinking

2(2-0)

DCC

FTV- 142

Cinematography

3(0-3)

FTV- 152

History of Cinema-I

3(3-0)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(14-3)

Semester 3

FILM & TV YEAR 2 – SEMESTER-3

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-TBW-103

Technical and Business Writing

3(3-0)

COMP-MTH-103

Mathematics for Art & Design

3(3-0)

FON

DAA – 201

Drafting

2(0-2)

DAA – 241

Fundamental of Photography

2(0-2)

DCC

FTV 252

Narrative Construction

3(3-0)

FTV- 251

History of Cinema-II

2(2-0)

FTV – 211

TVC Production

3(1-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18(12-6)

Semester 4

FILM & TV YEAR 2 – SEMESTER-4

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

COMP-PGF-204

Programming Fundamental

4(1-3)

IEC

DAA-104

Project Management

2(2-0)

 DCC

FTV-213

Television Production

3(0-3)

FTV 234

Acting for Screen

2(0-2)

FTV 221

Non-Linier Editing-I

3(0-3)

FTV -232

Screenplay Writing

3(3-0)

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(6-11)

Semester 5

FILM & TV YEAR 3 – SEMESTER-5

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

 

SDAAT-RMS-205

Research Methods & Report Writing

2(2-0)

 DCC

FTV 352

Aesthetic of Film

3(3-0)

DAA- 321

Digital Sound and Music

2(0-2)

FTV 322

Non-Linier Editing-II

3(0-3)

 

FTV 311

Documentary Filmmaking

3(1-2)

DEC

Select 1 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 3 Credit Hrs.

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(6-10)

Semester 6

FILM & TV YEAR 3 – SEMESTER-6

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

DCC

FTV 312

Fiction Production

3(1-2)

DAA – 351

Copyrights, Contract and Media Laws

3(3-0)

FTV 313

Set, Props and Costumes

3(0-3)

FTV 341

Animation & Vfx

3 (0-3)

 DEC

Select 1 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 3 Credit Hrs.

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15(4-11)

Semester 7

FILM & TV YEAR 4 – SEMESTER-7

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-PES

Professional Ethics

3(3-0)

IEC

DAA-207

Organizational Behavior

3(3-0)

 DCC

FTV- 468

Project-I

6(2-4)

DEC

Select 1 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 3 Credit Hrs.

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15(8-7)

Semester 8

FILM & TV YEAR 4 – SEMESTER-8

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA-206

Media Management

2(2-0)

 DCC

FTV-452

Literature and Film

3(3-0)

FTV -469

Project-II

10(2-8)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15(7-8)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS IN 8 SEMESTERS

130(66-64)

Bachelor Programs

BS Animation Design

BS Game Design

BS Textile Design

BS Information Design

BS Fashion Design

BS Architecture

Careers

Animators, Game Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Fashion Designers, Textile Designers, Film editors, Director of Photography, film Directors, Art and Design Teachers, Character Designers, Art Directors, Visualizers, and most of all Entrepreneurs.

Linkages

SDAAT is making efforts to find partners from the field to work on collaborative projects. The school will organize an Annual Industry Day to bring different companies and individuals from the industry in the school, to see the student’s work, thus helping find financial support for the student projects. These activities will expose students to market trends and link them to the professional industry.
The focus of these multi-purpose partnerships is to develop creative and innovative collaborations between students and the industry experts to enrich both students’ learning skills through exposure working with experts in the field and initiate collaborative projects to develop the market-access of experts in building their businesses.
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Infrastructure

Custom Design buildings spread over 100 Acres of land containing all the necessary facilities with special focus on safety and security of the students. Hostel facility is also available for boys and girls. 24/7 internet facility on the campus is available for students to do their research and assignments along with sports facilities.

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