Goethe University

The National Film, Video and Sound Archive in Jos
The first students of the master's program

Following the motto "Filmkulturen außer sich" ("Film cultures besides themselves"), the Goethe University's master program Film Culture takes part in the "Archive außer sich" project with the aim of developing the first Master of Film Archiving and Film Culture in Africa together with the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) and the University of Jos.

Building on the cooperation with the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and the NFC, the four-year project "Archival Studies Master Program Jos" was launched in fall 2018 by Goethe University together with the Arsenal and the Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum (DIF). The master's program is based on the Frankfurt model and will be offered by the University of Jos in cooperation with the NFC, the National Film Institute (NFI) and the National Film, Video and Sound Archive (NFVSA) in Jos. The first Film Culture master students at the University Jos started in fall 2019.

The unfolding of the "Archival Studies Master Program Jos" project comprises elements of intensive exchange between the partners involved. During the two-month "Training the Trainer" fellowships, specialists in film archiving will be trained at the German partner institutions: these fellows will not only take on tasks at the NFVSA but also teach classes in the frame of the master’s program in Jos. In addition, teachers from Goethe University and experts from the Arsenal and the DIF will be “co-teaching” with academic staff of the University Jos to develop and implement the various modules of the program. Mutual internships for students from both universities are part of the planning as well. The project is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the Transnational Education Program (TNB).

More information on the University of Jos' website