BACHELOR OF FINE ART (BFA) IN MOTION PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY
About the Programme/course
Motion Picture Photography or Cinematography is more than the mere art of photography – it is the process of taking ideas, words, actions, emotional subtext, tone and all other forms of non-verbal communication and rendering them in visual terms.
This is a course taught by a team of full time academic staff and some supporting staff. This department is responsible for teaching the theory and skills related to cinematography.
The Photography department exists to transform potential talents into highly artistic and creative media professionals through rigorous academic environment and hands-on production based programs that closely parallel challenges of the real world.
The department does not only aim to produce cinematographers- but cinematographers with good interdisciplinary skills of the various filmmaking departments, which will enable them to work in any role offered them in the industry should their services be needed.
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 Photography include:
● Elements and Development of Colour Photography
● Lighting for Photography
● Film Chemistry
● Digital Technology
● The Role of the D.O.P
● Candid Photography
● Laboratory Contact
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 specialization 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/counselor 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.