About Department of Film & Media Studies
The Department of Film and Media was established on 20th February 2004. Renowned film director and cinematographer "Abdus Samad" was the founder chairman of the department. This dept. is pioneer in Bangladesh that offers Film and Media education in university level. The best academician and professionals of Film and Media sector are working with this department as the key resources. Our graduates are already working in different television channels, media houses, film production and with different Universities.
Background of the Department:
Since the origin as a creative expression and mass communication, film and television have been playing a vital role in the sphere of social engineering with the unique ability of molding human psyche to the needs of the society. Much greater importance is now being attached to these audio-visual mediums as they can be used most effectively in awareness-building issues and programs. In the recent years, interest in the studies of film and television has immensely increased all over the world. As a result, these two mediums have emerged as major academic subjects under the umbrella of a wider discipline Media studies. Waking up to the call of time, Stamford University Bangladesh has launched the Department of Film & Media in the year 2004. In this Department, theoretical and practical aspects of both these audio-visual mediums are taught extensively at graduation and post-graduation levels.
This department is now offering courses under two programs: B. A (Hons) in Film & Media and M. A. in Film. No other university of the country, either public or private had the vision of making such a pragmatic move before Stamford made it. The curriculum of B. A. (Hons) and M. A. programs of these disciplines have been designed to groom as competent practitioners in various fields of constantly expanding worlds of film & television. Equipped with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge, imparted through well-designed course, students of this Department will be able to build their career as directors, producers, screen writers, actors art designers, editors, sound records, video graphics, or as technicians of many other related fields according to their aptitude and interest. Gifted with an asset of vast methodical knowledge one may even opt for pursuing a career as an academic or as a professional critic.
Most of the jobs available in the media sphere, which include the vast world of film & television, call for efficient application of theoretical knowledge into practice. With this observation, Department of Film & Media is doing its best to provide first hand practical experience to students. To give boost to the creative excitement of the media practitioners, practical classes on a number of subjects are held on a regular basis. The department’s own studio built at the Siddeswari Campus. Occasionally students are taken out for guided tour to FDC complex and different private TV channels. Preparation is underway to create such facilities in the near future.