In the Department of Theatre and Film Arts, the University of Jos’ School of Postgraduate Studies is launching a 24-month Masters Programme in Film Culture and Archiving Studies in partnership with the National Film Institute (NFI) via the Nigerian Film Corporation and German Institutions.
The course covers different elements of film culture theory and practice, as well as the scientific foundation for film archiving.
The MA in Film Culture and Archiving is comprised of the following courses:
This is a collaboration between German and Nigerian universities to transfer knowledge.
In the TNB (Transnationale Bildung) program, Goethe Universität, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, and Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst Berlin represent German institutions, while the Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute, Jos, and the University of Jos represent Nigerian institutions.
According to Goethe University, “this program is the first of its type in Africa and one of approximately a dozen globally.” The Jos program’s goal is to:
Educate scientists for film and media archives
Train film culture institutions throughout Africa.
Increase capacity for the preservation of Nigeria’s and Africa’s audiovisual legacy.
There is a better chance of getting a job. In Germany, almost 90% of students who completed this course have already found work. This is something that can be done in Nigeria.
The University of Jos and Goethe University will provide academic instruction, while the Nigerian Film Corporation, via NFI, will handle the practical elements of the training.
The University of Jos, on the other hand, will grant the degree based on the National Film Institute’s current connection with the university.
It is anticipated to begin in October 2021.
The course is intended for Nigerian and international students interested in careers in cinema culture and archival studies.
Given Nigeria’s and Africa’s expanding film industries, there is a high need for this knowledge.
The student’s eligibility for the MA program in Film Culture and Archival Studies; the candidate will be considered for the program if he or she has the following qualities:
BA or B.Sc in Film Arts, or Theatre & Film Arts, from the National Film Institute, University of Jos, or any other accredited university recognized by the University of Jos Senate.
B.Sc., B.A., or HND in Mass Communication, Social Sciences, Arts/Humanities, or Natural Sciences
A second-class lower division (2.2) degree or a Higher National Diploma (lower credit) with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.40 is required. Candidates with a third-class or HND (below Lower credit) will be admitted if they meet the University of Jos Postgraduate entrance criteria. In addition, if the candidate is a practitioner with a film background with a minimum of five years post-graduation experience, a Postgraduate Diploma in Film Related Courses is needed.
Candidates who do not have a background in theatre or film will be required to take preparatory undergraduate courses.
Basic O’ level grades with a credit in English Language are required for admission.
Method of Application:
All prospective applicants should complete the following to buy the online application form:
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Before October 27, 2021, complete application forms and an application letter including the applicant’s email address and phone number must be submitted to the institution.
Applications that do not include all of the necessary materials will be rejected.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified through text messages and emails on November 3rd, 2021.
For further information, please contact the Department of Theatre and Film Arts at the University of Jos or the National Film Institute: Filmcult@unijos.edu.ng or 08033015693 (UNIJOS) or 08034834404 (NFI).