Programme

The Film and Media Studies Programme is an honours programme studied over four years. It comprises a preparatory year and a three-year degree programme. Students are required to pass 120 credits in each of the four years of the programme.

The programme is divided into units called modules. Each module studied successfully contributes 10, 20, or 30 credits toward the degree. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload and one credit is nominally equivalent to 10 hours of student effort. The 'level' of a module indicates its position in the progressive development of academic abilities and/or practical skills. In addition to presenting students with introductory modules in their discipline, the preparatory and first year programmes provide students with English, research methods, Arabic, social sciences, management and basic mass communication modules. The remaining two years in the degree programme contain compulsory and optional modules all focused on film and media studies.

Preparatory Year 120 credits at level P

Semester 1      

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

Various

10

English

Specific module dependent on

student ability

14PSYC01P

10

Introduction to Psychology

 

14ARABIC01P

10

Arabic Language  

Optional for non-Arabic speakers

 

14MCOM01P

10

Introduction to Communication

 

14MCOM02P

10

Introduction to Film

 

14MCOM03P

10

Introduction to Journalism

 

                                 

Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media

Optional Module

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14POLS01P

10

Middle East Studies

Compulsory for no-Arabic speakers                                                                                                                   

Preparatory Year

Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

Various

10

English

Specific module dependent on

student ability

14BBST01P

10

Principles of Management 

 

14MCOM04P

10

Introduction to Radio and Television

 

14POLS02P

10

Contemporary Ideologies

 

14MCOM05P

10

Reporting and Writing in Arabic

Optional for non-Arabic speakers

14MCOM06P

10

Photography 

 

      

Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media                

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14MCOM07P

10

Selected Topic in Mass communication

Compulsory for no-Arabic speakers

 

Year 1 120 credits at level C

Semester 1

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14MCOM08C

10

Online Communication

 

14MCOM09C

10

Graphic Foundations

 

14MCOM10C

10

Media Theories

 

14MCOM11C         

10     

Introduction to Public Relations and Marketing

 

14MCOM12C         

10

Multimedia Production Basics

 

14MCOM13C         

10

Reporting English Skills

 

 

Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media

Year 1

Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14MCOM14C

10

Media law and Ethics 

 

14MCOM15C

10

Media and Politics

 

14MCOM16C            

10

Media Research

 

14MCOM17C             

10

Communication Skills

 

14MCOM18C           

10

Media and Public Opinion 

 

14MCOM19C            

10

Communication for Development

 

 

Common semester for all departments of the Faculty of Communication and New Media                                 

Year 2 120 credits at level I

Semester 1

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14FMS01I    

20

Film Production

 

14FMS02I

10

Digital Editing

 

14FMS03I

10

Cinematography

 

14FMS04I

10

Video Production   

 

 

Optional Modules                                                                

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14FMS05I

10

History of International Cinema

 

14FMS06I

10

Middle Eastern and North African Cinemas

 

14FMS07I

10

Media and Civic Engagement 

 

Year 2

Semester 2

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14FMS08I

20

Screen Writing  

 

14FMS09I

20      

Cinema Special Effects

(3DCinema, Cinema Animations)

14FMS10I

10

Audio Production

 

14FMS11I

10

Film History Theory

 

 

Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14FMS12I

10

Visual Culture: Modernism to Post Modernism

 

14FMS13I

10

Media Writing and Expression

 

14FMS14I

10

Media Audience Analysis

 

 

Year 3 120 credits at level H

Semester 1

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14FMS15H

10

Film scoring (Music)           

 

14FMS16H

10

Documentary Film        

 

14FMS17H

20

Film Directing 

 

14FMS18H

10

Final Year Project

(10 credits in Semester I &20 credits in Semester II)

                                         

Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14FMS19H

10

Advanced Film Production  

 

14FMS20H

10

Advanced  Media Graphic

 

14FMS21H

10

Women in Cinema  

 

Year 3

Semester 2 

Code

Credit

Module

Remarks

14FMS22H

20

Final Year Project

 (10 credits in Semester I &20 credits in Semester II)

14FMS23H

10

Reading the Screen Film Analysis   

 

14FMS24H

10

Podcasting and Video Blogging 

 

14FMS25H

10

Portfolio

 (achieved film and media materials during study) 

 

Optional Modules

Code

Credit

Module 

Remarks

14FMS26H

10

Film Industry  

Finance, Distribution and Marketing

14FMS27H

10

Advanced Film Directing  

 

14FMS28H

10

Advanced Screen Writing