The Nigerian Film Corporation, through the National Film Institute, Jos in collaboration with the University of Jos, has announced the commencement of the sale of application forms for the newly introduced Master degree programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies (2019/2020 academic session). The Master level qualification aims at training students to become proficient in film culture and archival studies.
In a release by Brian Etuk, Head of Public & Intergovernmental Affairs of NFC, issued in Jos, the sale of application forms which has commenced closes on October 7th, 2019. Accordingly, interested candidates are to visit the websites of the Nigerian Film Corporation – www.nfc.gov.ng; National Film Institute – www.nfi.edu.ng; and the University of Jos – www.unijos.edu.ng/MAFilmCultureAndArchiving for further information.
According to the statement, the Master Degree programme is objectively designed to meet the trajectory necessities of providing depth of knowledge for the management of creative works and audio-visuals.
Etuk stated further that courses to be taught 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 module of the programme is 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.
Goethe University (Frankfurt); Deutsches Film Institute & Film Museum, (Frankfurt); Arsenal Institute for Film & Video (Berlin); DAAD, Nigerian Film Corporation and the University of Jos are the collaborating partners for the Master Degree programme, which is the first to be offered in Africa.