Daniyal Khan - Columbia College Chicago

Daniyal Khan




Mr Khan is an adjunct faculty in the Cinema and Television Arts Department (CTVA) Columbia College Chicago where he is teaching courses in Cinema Image & Process, World Cinema 1 and Script Anaylsis for Cinema. 

He has been teaching cinema studies in Pakistan for the last 14 years. His contributions in this field has helped improved awareness and interest in this discipline for which he was recognized by Columbia College Chicago (DEMO magazine 2011).  

He has a broad range of teaching experience ranging from foundation courses in filmmaking such as Aesthetics of Film and Video, World Cinema, Production Techniques and Lighting to specialized areas such as Directing, Producing and Cinematography - for both narrative and documentary filmmaking.    

In addition, Mr Khan is an avid writer and his research articles have been published both in Pakistan as well as internationally. Professionally, he has also worked as a creative producer, director and cinematographer making documentaries and short films in Pakistan and the US.  He is currently freelancing as a cinematographer for Foxhole Creative in Chicago. 

Mr Khan completed both his Masters of Arts Management (MAM) and Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago in 2018 and 2001 respectively. 

Instructional Areas

Cinema Image and Process.This covers the following specific areas: A. Aesthetics B. Production Techniques C. Lighting D. Editing E. Sound (dialogue and sound design) F. Collaboration 2) World Cinema 1: The course explores the development of world cinema from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to World War 2. Emphasis is placed on major directors, films, national cinema and film movements that contributed to the development of narrative cinema.

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Creative Practice: Independent freelancer (director/producer/cinematographer) making shorts and documentaries. Reseach Interest: Documentary filmmaking, film financing, virtual reality as a tool for teaching filmmaking!


B.A., University of Karachi 1994