University Of Jos (UNIJOS) 2024/2025 M.A. Film Culture And Archiving Studies Programme Admission

This is to inform the general public that applications are now invited from qualified candidates for admission into the University of Jos (UNIJOS) M.A. Film Culture and Archiving Studies programme for the 2024/2025 academic session.


The School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jos, in collaboration with the National Film Institute (NFI) through the Nigerian Film Corporation and German Institutions, is commencing a 24-month Masters’s Programme in Film Culture and Archiving Studies in the Department of Theatre and Film Arts.

The programme covers the various aspects of the theory and practice of Film Culture, including the scientific basis for Film Archiving.

This is a Knowledge Transfer initiative involving German and Nigerian institutions. The German institutions are represented by Goethe Universität, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, and Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst Berlin, in the framework of the TNB (Transnationale Bildung) program, while the Nigerian institutions involved are the Nigerian Film Corporation/ National Film Institute, Jos and the University of Jos.

“This programme is the first of its kind in Africa and one about a dozen worldwide,” says Goethe University. The aim of the program is to:

  1. Train scientific personnel for film and media archives
  2. Train institutions of film culture across Africa
  3. Build capacity for the preservation of the audiovisual heritage of Nigeria and Africa.
  4. Increase opportunity for greater employment. Over 90% of students in Germany that have studied this course are already employed. This is replicable in Nigeria.

UNIJOS M.A. Film Culture and Archiving Studies Admission Requirements

The student eligibility for MA Film Culture and Archival Studies; the applicant will be suitable for the program if he/she possesses:

  1. A Bachelors’ Degree: BA or B.Sc in Film Arts, or Theatre & Film Arts, from the National Film Institute, University of Jos, or any accredited University recognized by the Senate of the University of Jos.
  2. B.Sc, BA or HND in Mass Communication, Social Sciences, Arts/ Humanities or Natural Sciences.
  3. A minimum of second-class lower division (2.2) degree or Higher National Diploma (lower credit) with a grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.40. Admission of candidates with third class or HND (below Lower credit), will be subject to the University of Jos Postgraduate admission requirements for such candidates. In addition, a Postgraduate Diploma in Film-related courses is required provided the applicant is a practitioner with a film background with a minimum period of five years post-graduation experience.
  4. Eligible Candidates without a background in Theatre or Film will audition for preliminary undergraduate courses
  5. The admission requirements include basic O’ level results with English language credit.

How to Apply for UNIJOS M.A. Film Culture and Archiving Studies Admission Form

To purchase the online application form, all aspiring candidates should do the following:

Create an Account

  1. Visit
  3. Click on Masters Programme
  4. Fill in the Account Registration Form and click RegisterAn account activation Link is sent to the email provided. Login to the email and click on the Link to activate the account and launch the log in page to continue Or Pay Application Form Charge
  5. Visit
  6. Click on LOGIN
  7. Enter the email and password used to create an account
  8. Click on Login to launch a personalized dashboard
  9. Click on Application Charge and then on Pay Application Charges.
  10. A window containing payment details will be displayed.)
  12. Select your preferred payment option (Bank Branch, Card, etc.) and provide the details required
  13. Follow the prompt until payment is successful
  14. Print the receipt upon successful payment. Also, print the other copy of the receipt sent to your mail. Fill in the Application Form
  15. visit
  16. Click on LOGIN
  17. Type your email and password, and then
  18. Click log in to launch your personalized dashboard
  19. Click on My Profile
  20. Click on Add/Edit Bio-Data and fill in the online application form. (Ensure you enter all the information requested on all tabs: bio-data, result, sponsor, next of kin, as well as passport and signature upload)
  21. Click on Submit when all tabs are correctly completed (a form will be generated for you. Print and keep it for future reference)

Note: Completed application forms and an application letter containing the Applicant’s email address and telephone number must be returned to the institute before 5th December 2024. Applications that do not contain all the required materials will not be processed.

Shortlisted applicants will be communicated on 12th December 2024 via text messages and emails.

Please contact us at the Department of Theatre and Film Arts, University of Jos or the National Film Institute for further inquiries: 08033015693 (UNIJOS) or 08034834404 (NFI) or


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