Acedemic Program

MSc. in Film Production

About MSc. in Film Production

The Mission of the Programme

The master’s programme in film production is designed to develop creative and competent professionals who will, at the same time, be responsible, and ethically-minded persons. The programme will endeavour to impart to the students the required intellectual, ethical and professional values that will facilitate best practice and inculcate in them a sense of responsibility for the greater good.

The programme will consist of intensive practical and theoretical courses, which will encompass key areas of film production such as scripting, directing, editing, cinematography and sound production. Due emphasis will be given to the four vectors that make film a composite profession: the artistic, the technological, the philosophical, and the entrepreneurial. The programme is structured such that it taps into the intersection of these vectors of film. The programme will seek to erase the gap between the training acquired at the university level and the needs of the industry by facilitating direct interaction with the industry. The goal is to ensure that graduates from the programme will be industry ready and capable of generating gainful employment for themselves and others.

The Philosophy of the Programme

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. 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, the entrepreneurial, the technological and the aesthetic dimensions of film.

MSc: Accommodation Details

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

1. Pearl Hostel

Phone numbers: 08102164333, 07036503695, 08102164312, 07046310437.

Email: sales@firstworld-communities.com Or info@firstworldpearl.com

Website: http://www.firstworldpearl.com/

2. Trinity Hall of Residence

Phone numbers: 08090886281, 08058346676

Email: trinityhallpau@gmail.com

Website: http://www.trinityhallpau.com/

Male Hostel

1. Amethyst Hall

Phone numbers: 01-4605149, 08025050459

Email: info@amethysthall.com

Website: http://www.amethysthall.com

Cinematography

The programme has four streams, but only two will run in the first session:

  • Scripting & Directing for the screen
  • Cinematography
  • Editing for the screen (Not to be run in 2019/2020 session)
  • Sound Design for the screen (Not to be run in 2019/2020 session)

Each area of specialization in the programme shall target each of the following film process/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 07088641465, 07017825427, or send an email to msc@smc.edu.ng for further details

Scripting & Directing for the screen

The programme has four streams, but only two will run in the first session

  • Scripting & Directing for the screen
  • Cinematography
  • Editing for the screen (Not to be run in 2019/2020 session)
  • Sound Design for the screen (Not to be run in 2019/2020 session)

Each area of specialization in the programme shall target each of the following film process/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 07088641465, 07017825427, or send an email to msc@smc.edu.ng for further details.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Television/Motion Picture Production, OR HND in Film/Television/Motion Picture Production, OR Bachelor’s Degree/HND in any cognate discipline (Mass Communication/Communication Arts, Theatre Arts/Dramatic Arts, etc.) OR Bachelor’s Degree/HND in any other discipline.

Holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Television/Motion Picture Production will be admitted directly into the third semester while holders of an HND in Film/Television/Motion Picture Production will be admitted into the second semester.

Application Fee

N 10,000 to be paid after filling the application form online here

Application Period

25 March to 25 September, 2019

Exam Dates

From June 22 to September 29, 2019

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.

Lecture Days

Monday-Friday: 9.00am – 5pm

Fees

Fee per semester: N896,558 (Eight hundred and ninety-six thousand, five hundred and fifty-eight naira only).

Application fee: N10,000

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

Plan A: 1st Installment: N 500, 000 (upon admission in September 2020)

·         2nd Installment: N 396, 558 (January 2021)

(The same fees are applicable in the other semesters)

Plan B: 1st Installment: N 500, 000 (upon admission in September 2020)

·    2nd Installment: N 200, 000 (November 2020)

·    3rd Installment: N 196, 558 (January 2021)

(The same fees are applicable in the other semesters)

Please call 07088641465, 07017825427, or send an email: msc@smc.edu.ng for further enquiries.

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