M.A Film Culture and Archiving Studies 2020/2021 Session | University of Jos

(4th October, 2021)

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M.A Film Culture and Archiving Application .

Call for Applications for Post Graduate Scholarship .

SEMINAR SERIES CONTINUES


SEMINAR SERIES CONTINUES

(1st June, 2021)

The June Edition of the seminar series saw a robust outing of staff of the NFI who attended the seminar series. 3 papers were presented by the following Staff: Ranti Babatunde on "Cultural Festival as a tool for Socio-Economic Development: Exploring the Aesthetics of the Gelede Masquerade of the Egbados" David Aqua on "Photography: A Means of Communication" and Eggah Igoche on "Understanding the Direction of Change in the Media World -New Media". It was a swell time of great learning as the presenters gave a good presentation and did justice to Thier topics.

The Chairman of the Seminar series and Rector of the Institute ; Prof. Jeremiah Methuselah encouraged the presenters and all staff present on the need to be more professionally academic in Thier papers as well as intensify the research effort for the benefit of staff improvement. He commanded the efforts of the organizers as he is hopping that the July edition will have an improved commitment.

NATIONAL FILM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC SESSION

The National Film Institute announces the resumption/registration of returning students back to campus on the 10th of May 2021. For the 2020/2021 Academic Session. New students resumption and registration commences on the 24th May And closes on the 16th of June 2021. Lectures begin for returning students on the 25th May, 2021. Students should please note that the school hotels have been temporarily closed. Therefore students are advised to make alternative arrangements for their accommodation. Diploma students are also directed to report to old campus at British for Lectures. Students are asked to adhere strictly to this guide while also observing the Covid 19 Protocol.

CALL FOR APPLICATION 2021 M.A FILM CULTURE & ARCHIVING STUDIES JOS PROGRAMME DAAD UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP (JOS, NIGERIA)

The University of Jos and the National Film Institute (NFI), Jos hereby invites applications from qualified African and Nigerian students for the 2021 Goethe University, Frankfurt/DAAD Scholarship Programme.
The Master Degree Programme in Film Culture and Archival Studies is a collaborative master jointly offered by Nigerian Institutions (University of Jos, National Film Institute, Jos & Lagos Film Society) and German Institutions (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum).
The programme aims to enhance learning opportunities among Nigerians and Africans as a whole, specifically in the area of archiving studies and practices, by providing to the successful applicant to pursue the postgraduate (Master) degree programme.

Objective

To train students that will become experts and global leaders in the field of Film Culture and Archival Studies; Restoration, Digitization, Preservation, Codification, Classification of creative works and audiovisual heritage as well as other related human endeavors.
This scholarship programme offers the applicant opportunity to access funds for school fees support, research support and other related activities for the programme.

Eligibility

  • Eligible students must be an African currently studying M.A Film Culture and Archiving Studies with the National Film Institute/ University of Jos.
  • The candidate must have completed the registration process for the M.A programme.
  • The student has proven excellent academic achievements records.
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)
  • A one page good letter of motivation, not more than 500 words on WHY He/ She be giving scholarship.
  • Excellent overview of proposal presentation on intending area of final year dissertation /Report, not more than 5 pages with relevant references/works cited.

Value of Scholarship

The scholarship includes a monthly residence grant in the amount of €425 to cover for students accommodation and living costs in Jos & a grant to cover for tuition fees for the time span of the scholarship of €425 per semester.

Selection

There will be an independent selection committee consisting of representatives of various partnering institutions to review the submitted applications.

Selection Criteria

  • Eligible students must be an African currently studying M.A Film Culture and Archiving Studies with the National Film Institute/ University of Jos.
  • The candidate must have completed the registration process for the M.A programme.
  • The student has proven excellent academic achievements records.
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)
  • A good one-page letter of motivation, not more than 500 words on WHY He/ She be giving scholarship.
  • Excellent overview of proposal presentation on intending area of final year dissertation /Report, not more than 5 pages with relevant references/works cited.
  • Academic qualification (documented by: relevant certificates, previous awards, curriculum vitae, Birth certificate, citizenship certificate, Good letter of motivation with a demonstrable knowledge of the course, proposal presentation on intending area of final year dissertation /Report, not more than 5 pages with relevant references/works cited, letter of reference from 3 referees, 1 from former institution, Federal Government official and a community leader).

Closing:

Applicant should note that application closes 4 weeks from the date of this advert. Closing is 13th May, 2021.
For further information, please contact:
  • National Film Institute, Jos: 0803-483-4404
  • University of Jos: 0803-301-5693

  • All soft copies should be forwarded to nfi.filmculturearchiving.scholar@gmail.com

    CALL FOR APPLICATION 2021 M.A FILM CULTURE & ARCHIVAL STUDIES JOS PROGRAMME DAAD UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP (FRANKFRUT, GERMANY)

    The University of Jos and the National Film Institute (NFI), Jos hereby invites applications from qualified African and Nigerian students for the 2021 Goethe University, Frankfurt/DAAD Scholarship Programme.
    The Master Degree Programme in Film Culture and Archival Studies is a collaborative master jointly offered by Nigerian Institutions (University of Jos, National Film Institute, Jos & Lagos Film Society) and German Institutions (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum).
    The programme aims to enhance learning opportunities among Nigerians and Africans as a whole, specifically in the area of archiving studies and practices, by providing to the successful applicant to pursue the postgraduate (Master) degree programme.

    Objective

    To train students that will become experts and global leaders in the field of Film Culture and Archival Studies; Restoration, Digitization, Preservation, Codification, Classification of creative works and audiovisual heritage as well as other related human endeavors. This scholarship programme offers the applicant opportunity to continue his/her academic education in Germany for 6 months purely academic activities and extra 5 weeks for German language course.

    Eligibility

    • Eligible students must be an African currently studying M.A Film Culture and Archiving Studies with the National Film Institute/ University of Jos.
    • The candidate must have completed the registration process for the M.A programme.
    • The student has proven excellent academic achievements records.
    • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)
    • Must have the interest and ability to learn German language
    • A one page good letter of motivation, not more than 500 words on WHY He/ She be giving scholarship.
    • Excellent overview of proposal presentation on intending area of final year dissertation /Report, not more than 5 pages with relevant references/works cited.

    Value of Scholarship

    Scholarship is divided into 2 parts;
  • Accommodation value (in Frankfurt) @ € 861 monthly per person for a period of 12 months
  • Mobility/Travelling expenses (International flights to Frankfurt) @ € 1350 per person
  • Selection

    There will be an independent selection committee consisting of representatives of various partnering institutions to review the submitted applications.

    Selection Criteria

    Academic qualification (documented by: relevant certificates, previous awards, curriculum vitae, Birth certificate, citizenship certificate, Good letter of motivation with a demonstrable knowledge of the course, proposal presentation on intending area of final year dissertation /Report, not more than 5 pages with relevant references/works cited, letter of reference from 3 referees, 1 from former institution, Federal Government official and a community leader).

    Closing:

    Applicant should note that application closes 4 weeks from the date of this advert. For further information, please contact:
  • University of Jos: 0803-301-5693
  • National Film Institute, Jos: 0803-483-4404
  • All soft copies should be forwarded to nfi.filmculturearchiving.scholar@gmail.com


    INAUGURATION OF THE FIRST SET OF STUDENTS (MASTER IN FILM CULTURE & ARCHIVAL STUDIES) AND THE UNDERGRADUATE MATRICULATION TAKES

    The Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute, Jos and the University of Jos Tuesday, October 22, 2019 officially announced the commencement of the newly introduced Master Degree Programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies. The Also, newly admitted students into the Bachelors Degree Programme in Film Arts of the National Film Institute have had their matriculation, same day. The two events which ran back to back was attended by distinguished personalities and representatives of the sponsoring partners of the Master Pregramme, parents, guardians and principal offers of the University of Jos and the Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute. Others included traditional leaders, members of the public. Professor Sebastian Maimako Vice Chancellor, University of Jos; and Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Film Corporation, were represented by Prof. Tanko Ishaya _Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Mr, Edmund Peters, Head, Production and Industry Services Department, respectively. All events took place at the permanent site of the National Film Institute, Nukpis-Lamingo, Beside JUTH, Jos in Plateau State.

    NIGERIAN FILM CORPORATION/NATIONAL FILM INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF JOS TO ANNOUNCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME IN FILM CULTURE & ARCHIVAL STUDIES

    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.

    NUC Ups NFI Admission Quota and Carrying Capacity

    The National Universities Commission has considered and approved an upward review of the admission quota of the National Film Institute Bachelor of Film Arts Degree to 150 from 40, which was the former quota. The approval was conveyed in a communication to the Institute by the Management of the Commission through its Director Academic Planning, Dr. G.B. KUMO on behalf of the Executive Secretary. The increment in the capacity and admission quota takes effect from the 2018/2019 academic sessions and is an indication of the expansion exercise of the management geared toward improving learning and infrastructure at the nation's premier film school.

    NBTE Grants NFI Full Accreditation for its National Innovative Diploma in Film and Television Production

    The National Board for Technical Education has granted full accreditation to the NFI's National Innovative Diploma in Film and Television Production. This is sequel to the accreditation visitation carried out bt the Board in November, 2018. The acting Director, Vocational, Technical and Skills Development of the NBTE

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    The Institute is designed to cater for filmmakers and intending filmmakers in Nigeria and abroad. With courses modified for intensive theoretical and practical needs of students, the Institute offer tailor-made courses to meet the needs of professionals as well as novices who want to pursue a career in filmmaking. All programmes are on full time basis, for professionals, however, a short-term course is designed for them to suit their needs. The cost of training in film making is very high worldwide but considerable efforts have been made to see that students enjoy training at appreciable cost.

    Every student gets the opportunity to directly or indirectly participate in a production workshop a regiment for practical experience before the end of the academic session. Students also undertake SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) from 3 to 6months which expose them to work with, and under professionals in the industry. .

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