National Film Institute: Application opens for Film Culture & Archival Studies Master’s programme


Call for applications from qualified candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session of the master’s degree programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies being run by the University of Jos and the National Film Institute, Jos in collaboration with its German Institutions has commenced.

Interested and qualified applicants for the post graduate programme are to visit: and complete the application process. Among others, applicants must have valid and active email accounts which will be used in communication between the institution and the candidates. Part of the processes also include the creation of an applicant’s online account, the uploading of applicants scanned certificates and payment of prescribed application fees.

The 2020/2021 Admission process will be the second, for candidates of the Master Degree programme, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa. The post graduate degree programme is objectively designed to meet the trajectory necessities of providing depth of knowledge for the management of creative works and audio-visuals. Courses taught during the two year period 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 training 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.

Partners for the Master Degree Programme initiated by the Nigerian Film Corporation and being undertaken by the University of Jos and the National Film Institute (NFI) Jos include 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.