BACHELOR OF FINE ART (BFA) IN ART DIRECTION
About the programme/course
The Art Direction programme provides design solutions and familiarizes students with the practices of film and television scenography, costume and make-up design; the processes of artwork and research; and the ways of influencing the development of one's own artistic discipline.
All courses offered by the Section are critical, theoretical, historical and practical in orientation.
These courses seek to raise the student's awareness of the relevant social, institutional, cultural, industrial and methodological contexts within which filmmaking and broadcasting activities proceed.
Students however, find the theoretical component of the academic curriculum as basis for their later aspirations to work as "total" practitioners and to proceed for graduate study.
The program exists to offer both academic and professional education in Art Direction that transforms potentially talented students into highly versatile artists who can creatively express themselves through collaborative work in film and TV production and as independent professionals
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 Art Direction include:
● Music Playback
● Costume and Make-Up Design
● Scene Design as Visual Art 1
● Art Appreciation 1
● Drafting for Sets
● Location Management
● Art Appreciation II
● Scene Design as Visual Art II
● Long Essay/Project Work
● Final Production
At the end of the Art Direction programme, students should be able to find Career opportunities as Art Directors in the film industry, Set Designers, Layout Artists, Designers, Make-up Artist and Designers, Costume Artists and Designers. 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.