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1st Year



FLM-113: History of Film-1


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The course will cover the Pre-Cinema Age period from 1894 to Sound Film. Student will be taught various contents, such as: Paintings, Sculpture, Shadow plays, invention of camera, light, magic lantern projectors. Origin & development of different film genres throughout history.

 

FLM-123: History of Film-2


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: FLM-113: History of Film-1

The course covers the history of first film of Lumiere Brothers to Contemporary films. Several important movements, like- Soviet film, German Expressionist film, Neo-realism movements, French New Wave, Latin, Japanese and Indian film, will be the main focus points. The Bengali film movements will also be covered.

 

FLM-111: Film Appreciation


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The course introduces students to the study of film, its history, development and its application as an artist as well as social force. Students will become acquainted with basic elements, terminology and theories of critique and inquire. The course will train the students to view films critically and with an informed awareness.


FLM-215: Art History


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This unit introduces students to the cultural history, which informs current thought and debate towards art, craft and design. Emphasis is on research and study skills and on students acquiring source-material and knowledge. Presentation skills will also be applied in a practical context. By the end of the module, students will be able to demonstrate: An understanding of the fundamental of art and design principles; an understanding of influences that have formed current social and creative attitude.  

 

FLM-133: History of Theatre


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This course will cover the concepts of Theatre, components of a play, fundamentals of play directing, basic techniques, historical aspects, development and movements of Theatre of different regions, such as Primitive stage, Bangla,  Egyptian, Greek, Oriental, European, theatres. Modern Drama, Dramatist and their method will also be discussed. 


FLM-121: Film Theory & Criticism


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This course analyses the ways of understanding cinema by looking at various streams of film theories developed in last hundred years or so. The course traces the roles and functions of films as textual practice and as well as a social institutions. Methods of Understanding, Analyzing film texts, issues of authorship, spectatorship, and genre of cinema are also covered. It thus examines the films and social contexts of the Asian, European, Latin American and African film movements an associated 'canonized, authors of world cinema. The social role of cinema and its relationship with ideology, nation and culture will also be discussed.

 

CSI-135: Multimedia Design and Development


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

Multimedia Design and Development course explores advanced techniques for achieving sophisticated visual designs and imagery as well as ways to streamline workflow in large projects. Students learn to actualize designs and maximize creative capabilities through the use of software. Topics in this program will include, Aspect ratio of TV and Film, Importance of Graphics in Media, Type of Graphics, Style, Lay out, Grey-Scale, 2D and 3D graphics.


FLM 211: Fundamentals of Photography


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The course will educate students about the techniques and technical points of photography. Camera handling and photography composition will be discussed with the use of DSLR and SLR cameras. The topics which will be covered are: History of photography, Invention of camera, Basics use of camera and lens, focal length, focus, shutter speed and aperture, Exposure basis: depth of field, lighting for photography, introducing video camera and its techniques.  

 

2nd Year



FLM-213: Introduction to Film & TV Production


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

Basic introduction to the study of filmmaking and television production. The course gives an overview of the aesthetic elements of the cinema. The terminology governing film and TV production, and the lines of critical inquire that have been developed for the media.

 

FLM-131: Media & Society


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

Relation between media and society, Function of media in contemporary society, Content of media in different societies, Mass society, Mass culture, Popular culture, Effects of mass media, Media and violence and Media & society.


FLM-217: Lighting for Film and Digital Media (Practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The course will cover the topics: Basics of lighting, Uses of lights, Lighting (practical application), Control of lighting, Forming of images, Behavior of lights.

 

FLM- Editing :


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This course will introduce students, the various concepts and techniques used in post-production. The historical aspects of editing and the adaptation of editing from liner to non-liner/ digital will also be discussed. History of film editing, Basic principles of editing, Various techniques use in film editing, Editing procedures, Digital film editing.


FLM-225: Introduction to Scriptwriting


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

Topics which will be covered are, the nature of film, what is screenplay, anatomy of story, theme and plot, the nature of fiction, the narrative process, the major fictional forms, mass-communication and screenplay, techniques of developing a story, visualizing the story, qualities of screenplay writer and analyzing a film scripts.   


FLM-223: Cinematography


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Videography, Photography, Film Lignting

This course deals with basic camera operation, professional film stock, characteristics of film, color temperature and exposure. Students will be given hands on experience with basic lighting techniques and will also have practical demonstration of cinematography at indoor and outdoor shooting.


FLM-231: Introduction to Videography (Practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This course will provide practical demonstration of digital video camera and its techniques. Students can learn the techniques of videography, and will have logistic support such as- video-camera, lights and video related other stuffs.


FLM-233: Sound Technology


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The course will provide basic knowledge about the technology of sound, its physical properties, importance and implementation of sound in film and TV production. Properties and uses of different sound equipments and devices will also be discussed.


FLM-235: Direction for Film


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

In this course students are required to learn the basic concept and terminology of every aspect of film production. Direction techniques for different film genres, defining the writer’s intentions, character needs, approach to actors, interpretation, achieving stronger performances from the actor and technical staffs. Character analysis, scene study and improvisation.


3rd Year



FLM-311: Documentary and non-fiction film


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This course will cover the following topics: What is a documentary film, Short history of documentary film, October revolution and Soviet documentary, Robert Flaherty and poetic documentary, John Grierson and social documentary movements in Great Britain. Documentary of 3rd Reich, End of second world war and beginning of free cinema movement in Great Britain. Introduction of 16mm sound camera, portable tape recorder and revolution in documentary, political documentary of Latin America, Video & digital format and the possibility of new documentary.  Television and documentary, documentary of Sub-continent.


FLM-313: Video Editing (practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: FLM- Editing :

Students will be given a practical demonstration of film editing. They will be given in depth practical knowledge about different video editing software and different editing techniques. Students are required to participate in practical video editing projects.


FLM-315: Introduction to Digital Media


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

This course will be given the basic knowledge of digital media. The content will be covered are, new media and other from of media such as- print media, radio and obviously visual media. The main focus point will be digital technologies which are being used at present time. Although it is a theory based program but it will demonstrate practical machineries.


FLM-007: Music for Film & TV Production


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The topics covers are: Short history, Back-ground music in cinema and its practical implementation; different genres, ambience, effects of music in film. Types of instruments are being used to create back-ground score.


FLM-321: Direction for TV


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

In this course students will learn about television productions, such as- shooting Interview, announcement, talk-show, and other entertainment based program. It emphasizes on how to create a proper production design for television. Students will get a scope to make one exercise production individually.


FLM-323: Acting for Film & TV


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

Through out the course the topics which will be lectured are: History of acting, Actors responsibilities, Elements of an actor (body, voice, mind), General acting, Contacting yourself (relaxing, concentrating, limbering, centering, aligning), Gestures, Articulation, Characterization, Pronunciation, Method acting and Acting exercises.


FLM-325: Art Design & Direction (Practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The will discuss about the techniques and vision of an art director, when creating a set. Topic contents: History of evolution of set design, Purpose and importance of art direction, Qualities and Responsibilities of art director, Characteristics of Environment, Stage design in different media, Types of set and its uses, Pattern of sets, Composition, Psychology of vision and color, Planning of sets, Set construction, Surface treatment, Lighting, Budgeting, Use of materials, Set dressing and special effects in sets.     


FLM: TV & Film Graphics (Practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

On completion of this course, students will have an overall knowledge and develop the basic skills in computer graphics for film and TV. Students will also have an in-depth comprehension about the practical application of computer graphics, title animation, and digital animation in visual media. 


FLM-333: Practical TV Production (Practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

The course will provide in-depth knowledge about TV production method, Stages of TV production and the use of camera and studio equipments. The techniques used such as- background and visual effects will also be discussed. Students will also be given practical class in post-production.


FLM-335: Costume Design & Make-up


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: None

Students will learn about the objective and functions of make-up. History and evolution of costume and make-up will also be discussed. Different techniques of make-up, such as Facial Make-up, Corrective make-up, Character make-up, 3 dimensional make-up, Age make-up, Stylize make-up and Eye make-up will be covered. Function and classification of costume, Typology of garments, Design theory, Elements and Principals of design, Color theory and Psychology of color will also be discussed. Practical demonstration of make-up and costume will be conducted at the end of the course.     


FLM-411: Documentary Production (Practical)


Credit Hours: 3.00

Pre-requisite: FLM-311: Documentary and non-fiction film

This is a practical oriented course. Students will be regard to submit a presentation of documentary film before the panel of teachers. The course will also cover contents such as- Stages of documentary production, Writing a script for documentary, Budgeting for the production and Production procedures of Documentary film.

 

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