The Department of Film and Television at the National College of Arts, Lahore has made considerable strides since its inception in 2005. Over the past decade and a half, we as an institution have honed our craft and expanded our horizons as we continue to educate successive batches in the art of filmmaking from both a traditional and modern perspective. With the aid of our qualified faculty and the progressive technological advancement of our technical equipment, we are able to properly prepare our students for a global, contemporary filmmaking landscape.

In addition to the immortal art of storytelling and an in-depth look into the theoretical aspect of film, the Department of Film and Television also trains its students in vocational crafts- such as camera-work, non-linear editing, visual effects, sound design and so much more. In prioritising creative expression, the Department has, since its foundation, stemmed into more contemporary forms of media- with modules in Video Art and Experimental Cinema. All the while still offering courses for those that wish to enter the practical world of media through modules in Television Commercial Direction and Music Video Production.

With proud alumni working on everything from Pakistan’s latest cinematic features to the advertisements on your televisions; from the film festivals to music videos on your phone screen, the department has come a long way and intends to continue altering the landscape of modern Pakistani cinema.

Foundation Semesters

1st Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-1101 Documentary Production I Core Studio 3
FTV-1102 Editing I Core Studio 3
FTV-1103 Film History I Core Theory 3
FTV-1104 Visual Development I Core Studio 3
FNDN-1106 History of Art I Foundation Theory 1
FNDN-1107 Introduction to the Arts I Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1101 English Language and Literature I Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-1102 Pakistan Studies Compulsory Theory 2
Total 18

2nd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-1201 Documentary Production II Core Studio 3
FTV-1202 Editing II Core Studio 2
FTV-1203 Film History II Core Theory 2
FTV-1204 Visual Development II Core Studio 3
FTV-1205 Camera: Talking Into The Camera Core Studio 3
FNDN-1206 History of Art II Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1201 English Language and Literature II Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-1202 Islamiat Compulsory Theory 2
Total 18

3rd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-2101 Narrative Production Core Studio 2
FTV-2102 Edtiting III Core Studio 2
FTV-2103 Film Analysis: Narrative Core Theory-Studio 2
FTV-2104 Digital Photography Elective Studio 2
FTV-2105 Camera: Shot by Shot Film Technique Core Studio 2
FTV-2106 Introduction to Screenwriting Core Studio 2
FTV-2107 Directing Actors Core Studio 1
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

4th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-2201 Advanced Narrative Production Core Studio 3
FTV-2202 Production Design Elective Studio 2
FTV-2203 Film Analysis: Advanced Narrative Core Theory-Studio 2
FTV-2204 Introduction to Creative Writing Elective Theory 2
FTV-2205 Complex Camera Core Studio 2
FTV-2206 Advanced Screenwriting Core Studio 2
FTV-2207 Graphics and Animation Core Studio 2
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

5th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-3101 Film Theory I Core Theory 2
FTV-3102 Music Video Core Studio 3
FTV-3103 Film Analysis: Experimental Cinema Core Theory-Studio 2
FTV-3104 Advanced Graphcis and Animation Core Studio 2
FTV-3105 Multiple Camera Production Core Studio 3
FTV-3106 Marketing & Distribution Core Theory 1
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

6th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-3201 Film Theory II Core Theory 2
FTV-3202 Sound Design Core Studio 3
FTV-3203 Film Analysis: World Cinema Core Theory-Studio 2
FTV-3204 Special Project (Pre-Thesis Production) Core Studio 4
FTV-3205 Television Campaigns Elective Studio 2
Elective from other departments Elective 2
Total 15

7th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FTV-4101 Production Workshops Core Studio 4
FTV-4102 Thesis Development Core Studio 4
CULTS-4104 Directed Research Core Theory 4
FTV-4104 Theorizing Seminar Core Theory 3
Total 15

8th Semester

Thesis 15 credits

* Student can drop one departmental elective to opt for the elective offered by other departments from 3rd to 6th Semester

Elective Courses

From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose elective courses from within his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor. Each Elective Course will be of 2 credit hours.

Code Courses Type
FTV 2104 Digital Photography Studio
FTV 2106 Introduction to Screenwriting Studio
FTV 2202 Production Design Studio
FTV 2204 Introduction to Creative Writing Theory
FTV 2206 Advanced Screenwriting Studio
FTV 2207 Graphics and Animation Studio
FTV 3102 Music Video Studio
FTV 3106 Marketing & Distribution Theory
FTV 3202 Sound Design Studio
FTV 3205 Television Campaigns Studio
Prof. Majid Saeed Khan

Dean Faculty of Film and Television
MA Multimedia Arts, NCA, Lahore
MPhil Sound Design, Aix-en-Provence, France

Tausif Zain ul Abedin

Associate Professor
MSc Communication Studies (Film & TV)
University of the Punjab Lahore
MPhil Media & Communication Studies, UCP, Lahore

Wasim Akhtar

Assistant Professor
B (Film & TV), NCA
MA English Literature, University of Sargodha

Muhammad Arshad Saeed

Assistant Professor
MA Multimedia Arts, NCA
BFA. NCA, Lahore

Rida Sohail Majeed

Assistant Professor
BA (Hons) Media & Communication Studies, BNU
Mphil Mass Communication, BNU

Mujahid Sohaib Butt

Bachelor of Film & Television, NCA, Lahore

Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi

Master of Multimedia Art, NCA, Lahore
Bachelor of Film & Television, NCA, Lahore


Khalid Ibrahim
Head of Foundation Year

Associate Professor

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Shehnaz Malhi
Nausheen Saeed
Sadia Amin Raja
Awais Aqdus
Sumaira Ameen
Prof. Dr. Syeda Farida Batool
Muhammad Arshad Saeed
Ammara Khalid
Tausif Zain Ul Abedin
Wasim Akhtar
Ali Zafar
Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi
Naveen Zehra
Mujahid Sohaib Butt
Nariman Aziz
Ateeq ur Rehman

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