Academic Programmes

M.Sc. in Film Production

About Modular Full-Time M.Sc. in Film Production

The SMC Masters in Film Production programme (MFP) has a two-fold aim. On the one hand, the programme aims to erase the gap between the skills and competences acquirable at the University level and the skills and competences in demand by the industry. On the other hand, the programme aims to make available a rarefied qualification that is as professional as it is academic in the context of global best practices. 

The programme objective is to erase the gap between the training acquired at the University level and the needs/demands of industry by strategically interfacing the programme with the industry—and thereby producing industry-ready graduates.


The Philosophy of the Programme

The MSc in Film Production (MFP) programme seeks to inculcate in the students the knowledge and the skills required for a successful career in filmmaking and or in academics. Thus the programme will be a combination of both the academic and the professional. It will seek to animate the intersection of theory and practice in the philosophical, entrepreneurial, technological, and aesthetic dimensions of film. The programme will also strive to equip the students with technical competence by providing them with hands-on practical experience and constant exposure to the latest developments in audio-visual content creation and in those academic areas tangential to the field.



The main objectives of the master’s programme in Film Production are to:

• Erase the gap between the training acquired at the University level and the needs/demands of industry by strategically interfacing the programme with the industry—and thereby producing industry-ready graduates

• Provide the kind of training that is sufficiently and inherently dynamic to respond to the present and future needs of industry—and thereby producing graduates who, both for self and others, can widen the employment opportunities in the motion picture value chain; and

• To combine the professional with the academic by animating the intersection of theory and practice in the philosophical, the entrepreneurial, the technological and the aesthetic dimensions of the motion picture—and thereby preparing the products for further graduate studies in film and other cognate disciplines.

Areas of Specialization

Major and Minor Specializations
• Screenwriting & direction
• Cinematography
• Motion picture production design
• Motion picture editing; and
• Motion picture sound design.

Each area of specialization in the programme shall target each of the following film processes/content:
• The short film
• The TV/film documentary
• The TV interview programme
• The feature film
• Adaptations to the screen
• The TV serial drama
• The commercial filmlet/TV commercial; and
• The music video

Please call Joy 08164820228, Ndidi 07088641465, David 07017825427, Lekan 08135551765 or send an email to for further details


Admission Requirements

Category A

·      Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Television/Motion Picture Production

·      Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Theatre Arts/etc.—with evidence of course work and or final project in film production or film studies; and

·      HND in Film/Television/Motion Picture Production plus a PGD in any discipline

Holders of any of the qualifications listed in Category A shall be admitted directly to the second semester of the programme.

Category B

·         Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (preferably in the humanities and social sciences)

·         HND in any discipline.   

Holders of any of the qualifications listed in Category B shall be admitted directly to the first semester of the programme.

Application Fee
N10,000 to be paid after filling the application form online

Application Period
January – September 2024

Exam Dates
From April – September 2024

Entrance Exam Type
Candidates will be expected to undergo an aptitude test, essay writing and oral assessment

(Lagos only).

Candidates with current or recent satisfactory scores in GRE or GMAT will be exempted from the aptitude test but will be assessed via essay writing and an oral interview.

*As part of the admission application package, all applicants must include the copy of a short film (of between five and 10 minutes-even if shot with a hand phone) made by the candidate. *


Additional documents

Download Two MSC Transcript Request Form

Kindly provide one academic referee and one professional referee

Please call 07088641465, 07017825427, 08164820228 08135551765 or send an email: for further enquiries.  

Fees & Structure

Programme Structure

The Modular Full-time programme is designed to run with a combination of both online and physical classes. There will be 3 Saturdays of online lectures each month with 1 week of intensive lectures every 2 months.  

First Semester: Sept 2024 – Jan 2025

Second Semester: Feb 2025 – June 2025

Third Semester: June 2025 – Aug 2025

Internship: Sep – Nov 2025

Graduation: Dec 2025  

The information below will guide your decision.

Fee per semester: N1,150,000 (One Million, One Hundred and Fifty thousand Naira)

However, the fees can be paid in installments as follows: 


Plan A: 1st Installment: N500,000 (upon admission in September 2024)


              2nd Installment: N650,000 (January 2025)


             (The same fees are applicable in the other semesters)


Plan B: 1st Installment: N500,000 (upon admission in September 2024)


              2nd Installment: N325,000 (November 2024)


              3rd Installment: N325,000 (January 2025)


            (The same fees are applicable in the second and third semesters)


For further enquiries:
Ndidi (PAU Admissions Officer)
0708 864 1465, 0701 782 5427
Pan-Atlantic University (Main Campus),
Km 52 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
Tel: 234-1-712 1728; 440 5524 (ext 240)


While Pan-Atlantic University itself does not provide accommodation for students, it has made available land within University property for hostels to be built and administered by private developers. All hostels built on University land are within a short walking distance of the academic buildings and comply with University regulations. The price of accommodation will depend on hostel developers and the room configurations. Room configurations are usually: – Single room – Double room – Three or four-person room The providers may also charge a refundable caution deposit. Students may choose from this list of approved hostel providers  

Female Hostels


Queens Cooperative Hall
Phone number: +2348102160981 
Email: address:


Pearl Hostel
Phone numbers: 08102164333, 07036503695, 08102164312, 07046310437.
Email:    Or


Trinity Hall of Residence
Phone numbers: 08090886281, 08058346676


Cedar House
Phone number: 0806 067 1077  


Trezadell Hall

Phone number: 0908 006 5366 (Solape)  


Male Hostels


Enterprise Hostel
Phone 08067073075, 08034940424, 09090172667


Amethyst Hall
Phone numbers: 01-4605149, 08025050459


Faith Hall
Phone numbers: 08035326000, 08020906306, 08157172941, 08120404496


Emerald Hall
Phone numbers: 01-460 5149, 0802 505 0459  


Cooperative Hall
Phone numbers: 08037255533, 08034351240


The POD Living Hall
Phone numbers:  09134444628, 09032555199.


Private Rented Accommodation

The options here include renting a studio flat, a flat/apartment, or sharing a house. These can be found in the towns surrounding the University. It is usually cheaper to share accommodation with others.