BACHELOR OF FINE ART (BFA) IN ANIMATION
About the programme/course
In a community of film and television specialisations and strong professional focus training, Animation students gain two years of training in film and television production and they go on to do a two year specialisation programme in animation.
The course offers students options to work in traditional, digital animation or mixed media. The programme is structured to engage students in all aspects of animation production, from concept development to post production.
Our animation programme allows students to explore traditional African art and storytelling forms and how to develop this for animation. We provide resources to help students develop their art with strong African content.
Structure of programme
Level 100 and 200
Students are taught the entire general and introductory courses in film as a preparatory ground for their understanding of film and video production before they brunch into their areas of speciality.
This will also allow the student to comprehend the components of film making. Some of the courses taught include the following:
Modules offered in Animation include:
● Introduction to Animation
● Techniques of Animation 1
● History of Animation
● The Animation Script 1
● Writing for Animation
● Computer Application for Animation
● Graphic Design
● Long Essay / Project Work
● Contemporary Animators
● Techniques of Animation II
● Television Graphic Design
● The Animation Script II
Students find Careers as Television Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Layout Artists, Motion Graphic Designers, and Designers for commercials and Adverts, Storyboard Artist. Also students find themselves in advertising companies and as tutors in the teaching field.
Support to students
NAFTI has a wide range of support services for students to facilitate their learning activities which includes: a well stock library with books in all the areas of specialisation in TV production, Film Production, Animation, Sound, Art Direction, Editing and Photography.
There are also books on marketing, psychology, African studies etc. The school also has a number of computers connected to the internet for research work and viewing cubicles for students to access.
Each student is assigned to a tutor/counsellor to provide personal guidance and professional advice related to the practice and student.
● General Certificate of Education:
'O' Level Passes with credits in 5 subjects (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) and 3 passes at 'A' Level. At least one of the 'A' Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper is necessary.
● Senior High School Certificate:
Passes in four core subjects, namely English, Mathematics, Science or Integrated Science and Social Studies or Life Skills and any three relevant elective subjects, with an aggregate score of not more than 24 in the WASSEC, West Africa Senior High School Certificate Examinations.
● Entrance Examination:
Candidates will be required to pass a written paper and an interview.