Media Studies at Kathmandu University – School of Arts

Kathmandu University School of Arts (KU-SoA) is a community-based teaching learning institution; that offers students various interdisciplinary and innovative courses. It is sometimes referred to as ‘School of Arts’ and was established in 1996 A.D. It follows semester system and has eight semesters; with credit system. It has its own campus in Hattiban, Lalitpur. It has collaboration with more than 150 universities from Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, India, etc. KU-SoA provides programs in Media Studies, Community Development, Economics, Human and Natural Resources and Development Studies.
According to the university’s official website:
The Vision of KU-SoA is to provide “Education for promoting ideals of social and economic justice and well-being for all persons and their environments”.
The Mission of KU-SoA is to “Promote professional knowledge, understanding and skills in the development of arts, culture, and other social and economic potentials of human resources through
— Scholarly activities, critical thinking, analysis and communications
— Practical interventions, assessments and evaluations
— Integration of social, economic, political, cultural and environmental components of development”
KU-SoA is one of the schools under the aegis of Kathmandu University (KU). KU is an independent, nonprofit and public educational institution in Nepal. It was established in 1991 A.D. It operates from Dhulikhel, a town in the Kavre district, 30 kilometers from the capital city Kathmandu. There are seven schools of KU:  School of Arts, Science, Education, Medical Science, Engineering, Management and Law.
KU-SoA offers a diverse range of courses such as music to Buddhist studies, fine arts to development studies and community development to media studies. All courses (except Nepali) are offered in English medium.
Bachelor in Media Studies (BMS) is a 4-years program of KU-SoA. This program was started in 2006 A.D. It is taught under the department of Language and Mass Communication. It provides the students with ample opportunities to join any career upon graduating such as media and journalism, advertising, Public Relations (PR), marketing, Sociology, photography, videography, designing, film-making, creative arts, IT/ ICT, social media, research, NGO/INGO, ad agencies, news agencies, and much more.

 

Prabin Dhungel