The Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute, Jos and the University of Jos will next week Tuesday, October 22, 2019 officially announce the commencement of the newly introduced Master Degree Programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies. Also, newly admitted students into the Masters Programme are expected to be inaugurated, same day.
The announcement to flag off the programme will be performed by Professor Sebastian Maimako Vice Chancellor, University of Jos; and Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Film Corporation, who also doubles as the Chairman, Governing Council of the National Film Institute. The Press Conference will take place at the permanent site of the National Film Institute, Nukpis-Lamingo, Beside JUTH, Jos in Plateau State.
Goethe University, (Frankfurt) Deutseches Film Institute & Film Museum, Arsenal Institute for Film & Video (DFF) Frankfurt, and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany, Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Arts Berlin as well as Lagos Film Society, who are collaborating partners, will equally be in attendance at the Press Conference/Inauguration.
Part of the events lined up; include formal address presentation by the Chief Executive Officers of the University of Jos and the Nigerian Film Corporation. Others are the presentation of Research Materials and Books to the NFI Library.
The Master Degree programme, the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa, is objectively designed to meet the trajectory necessities of providing depth of knowledge for the management of creative works and audio-visuals.
Courses to be taught during the two year period will cover broad range of practical, theoretical and thematic film archiving. Key elements of the strategic approach of the postgraduate degree programme are the development of advanced archiving skills and management, for the preservation of cultural and audiovisual heritage.
The Master Degree module has an incorporation of a blended learning approach that combines classroom lectures, tutorials, workshops, personal and field studies that will eventually lead students to attain specialized knowledge and skills in restoration, digitization, preservation, codification and classification.