Building on the work of its Nollywood Studies Centre, the School of Media and Communication of the Pan Atlantic University will commence a master’s degree programme in Film Production in the 2019/2020 academic session.
PAU Vice-Chancellor Prof Juan Elegido disclosed plans for the programme during its recent 15th Convocation.
According to the School of Media and Communication, “the MSc in Film Production draws from the deep interest of the School in film, epitomised by its successful running of the Nollywood Studies Centre for a decade now and its rich repertoire of movie archives and training activities.”
The course, SMC adds, will cover four key knowledge areas. These are Scripting and Directing for the Screen; Cinematography; Editing for the Screen and Sound Design for the Screen.
They would provide specialisation options in seven major film production areas of short film, documentary; interview and feature film. Others are serial drama, commercial filmlet and the music video.
The full-time programme will cover two semesters of nine months.
Dr Ikechukwu Obiaya, dean of the School of Media and Communication, said the programme “seeks to inculcate in the students the knowledge and the skills required for a successful career either in filmmaking or as an academic specialising in film. It will seek to animate the intersection of theory and practice in the philosophical, the entrepreneurial, the technological and aesthetic dimensions of the film.”
The School of Media and Communication has four studios, four editing suites and a 50 Apple workstations graphics and animation suite.