Still and Motion Pictures
All Campuses
Intake 1 (February), Intake 2 (May), Intake 3 (August), Intake 4 (November)
Campus, E-learning

If you have a passion for storytelling through film and aspire to become a skilled filmmaker, our degree program offers a comprehensive curriculum to help you achieve your goals.

This three-year program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in all aspects of film production. The course will cover the history of film-making in Nigeria and explore a range of film specializations, including documentary, feature length film, fiction, and short film. The program will provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the craft of film-making. Students will be trained to use industry-standard equipment and software to develop their skills in cinematography, lighting, sound design and audio production. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Film-making program will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to succeed in the competitive world of film production. 

Filmmaking can be a highly competitive field, but a degree in filmmaking can provide students with the skills, knowledge, and connections they need to succeed.

Entry requirements

We are delighted that you are considering one of our courses at ICCA. To ensure that you meet the entry requirements, kindly take note of the following:

  1. Candidates must possess a minimum of five credits at the O’level, including Mathematics and English, which are compulsory subjects.

  2. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, candidates will be required to attend an admission interview. The interview will provide an opportunity for our admissions team to assess your suitability for the program and determine your potential for success in your chosen field.

  3. Candidates with at least five years of industry experience in their chosen field, will qualify for automatic placement into the second year of their chosen program. Such candidates must display exceptional talent, skills, and a substantial portfolio. Our admissions team will consider your experience, talent, and skills alongside your portfolio during the admission process.

We believe that the entry requirements for our courses will ensure that our students have the necessary skills, talent, and academic background to excel in their chosen fields. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our creative arts college in Lagos, Nigeria.

Course structure and modules

Year 1, Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Film-making History in Nigeria
  • Fundamentals of Film Production
  • Script-writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Introduction to Cinematography
  • Lighting for Film

Year 1, Semester 2:

  • Digital Film Production
  • Sound Design and Audio Production
  • Film Marketing and Distribution
  • Introduction to Documentary Film-making
  • Film Theory and Analysis
  • Single Camera Production Skills


Year 2, Semester 1:

  • Advanced Cinematography Techniques
  • Production Design and Art Direction
  • Advanced Documentary Film-making
  • Film Editing
  • Visual Effects for Film
  • Elective (Compulsory)

Year 2, Semester 2:

  • Advanced Fiction Film-making
  • Film Festival Strategies
  • Producing and Directing
  • Film Studies and Criticism
  • Film Project Management
  • Elective (Compulsory)


Year 3, Semester 1:

  • Advanced Fiction Film-making
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Advanced Post-Production Techniques
  • Film Budgeting and Financing
  • Film Legal and Business Issues
  • Film Production Research

Year 3, Semester 2:

  • Thesis Project Development
  • Film Project Pre-production
  • Thesis Project Production
  • Film Project Post-Production
  • Film Project Presentation and Critique
  • Film Industry Internship

Note: The elective courses could be pulled from other disciplines such as, Digital Photography, Creative Entrepreneurship, Drama and Theatre Arts, Interior Design, Music Production or any other relevant course that the student may choose in consultation with their academic advisor.

How you study

At ICCA, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible learning experience. To achieve this, we offer a flexible approach to studying that combines in-person lectures with e-learning. This approach allows our students to balance their academic pursuits with other commitments and provides a learning environment that suits their individual needs.


€3,850 per academic academic year. 

Note: 70% of fees must be paid before commencement of intended program.

Career opportunities

Our program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers in various areas of the film industry, including directing, screenwriting, cinematography, producing, editing, and sound design. Graduates may choose to work in the Nigerian film industry, which is one of the largest film industries in the world, or they may explore opportunities in other international markets.

In addition to traditional career paths, our Filmmaking program prepares students to be entrepreneurs and creators, with the skills necessary to produce their own films and launch their own production companies.