The School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University, is conducting a film production course on three levels. The Video Documentary Production Course is for the first level, which holds on May 15th - 30th, 2017. To be a good documentary filmmaker, one needs to develop a robust skill set within the creative, technical and editorial requirements of the medium. This foundation course in documentary filmmaking will provide the skills required to: develop a distinctive documentary idea and test its effectiveness as an engaging film; decide on the professional way to film and light the story, edit the finished film into a story that works dramatically and emotionally.


  • Theories in Documentary Filmmaking
  • Art of Documentary Filmmaking
  • Narrative Structures
  • Visual literacy & Continuity
  • Video Production
  • 3 point Lighting
  • Sound
  • Video Editing
  • Developing your idea

Learning Outcome: By the end of the programme, students (in their production groups) should be able to apply a thorough understanding of inter-related production practices to the making of an original screen documentary.

For Whom: University graduates and all those interested in pursuing a career in video documentary production.

Date: To Be Advised

Course Fees: N320,000 per participant. Cover course materials, tea and lunch.

Certificate: A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants who attend all the modules and fulfill the requirements of the programme.

Venue:  School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University, Main Campus, Km 52 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos

Enquiries and Registration: Further information on all SMC programmes and activities can be obtained online @ or by calling

Isaac – 0803 346 0440

Opeyemi Gazali – 0806 638 5629,  0805 812 7207