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Honours in Theatre and Media Studies

8National University, Bangladesh

National University Act, 1992, Section-46

Regulations for Honours (Professional) in Theatre and Media Studies (TMS)


  1. Introduction: The National University Honours (Professional) in Theatre and Media Studies (TMS) program equips students with the skills and self-confidence to effectively manage and adapt to a wide range of comparative and constantly changing environments. The program is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge they need for entry into the job market along with the theoretical and practical skills essential for a successful career in Theatre and Media.
  2. Admission: Students from all disciplines are to be admitted into the Honours (Professional) in Theatre and Media Studies (TMS) program in the first year (first semester) in approved colleges/institutes as per policy of the National University through a centrally administered online based admission procedures. After the announcement of the admission notice, intending students should apply in the National University online admission portal. A combined score is developed based on marks in the SSC and HSC examination. Selection will be made on the basis of combined merit score. The detailed procedure of admission and allocation of seats will be determined by the National University.
  3. The Program: Theatre and Media Studies (TMS) Program will be a four year program where teaching and examination of allocated courses for a specific semester would be finished within six months. Students will automatically transfer to the next semester after examination pending the results.  

Duration and credit:  The duration of TMS programs is four years divided into eight semesters. A total of 120 credit hours are required for the student in 37 taught courses and viva-voce examination. History of the Emergence of Independent of Bangladesh, a compulsory course will be taught for the students of undergraduate programs of the National University.:

Year  Semester

Common Course

(credit x Course)

Total Credit
First year First semester 3 x 5   15
Second semester 3 x 6   18
Second Year Third semester 3 x 6   18
Fourth semester 3 x 6   18
 Third Year Fifth semester 3 x 5   15
Sixth semester 3 x 6   18
 Fourth Year

Seventh semester

3 x 6   18
Eight semester 3 x 5


     Total   45 courses   135


4 Years