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Nollywood 5 film schools in Nigeria

To help you with getting a step closer to your filmmaking dream, Pulse Nigeria has compiled a list of popular Nigerian schools offering film and acting related courses.

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Have you got dreams of becoming the next Genevieve Nnaji or Richard Mofe Damijo? Are you passionate about film?

Finding a film school can be tough. To help you with getting a step closer to your filmmaking dream, Pulse Nigeria has compiled a list of popular Nigerian schools offering film and acting related courses.

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Del-York International

 

Del-York Creative Academy

Del-York Creative Academy (DCA) works in partnership with the New York Film Academy which was established by Linus Idahosa.

Depending on the term time, the campus moves camp from Lagos to Abuja.

DCA 2014 Cinematography/Director of Photograph instructor,  Jamal Speakes play

DCA 2014 Cinematography/Director of Photograph instructor,  Jamal Speakes

 

Led by instructors from Hollywood, the creative academy offers courses in digital film making, directing, acting for film, producing, screenwriting, editing, broadcast journalism, 3D animation, cinematography, digital photography, graphics & special effects, music video production, set design, costume design and make up.

Alumni from academy include: filmmaker James Omoke, music video director Adasa Cookeygam, Nollywood actress Tamara Eteimo and hip-hop group Show Dem Camp.

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LAPA is a subsidiary of the LUFODO group

 

Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA)

Found by Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs, the performing arts institute provides practical training of international quality in Lagos.

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Past LAPA students at work

 

LAPA has made available diploma and certificate programmes in acting, directing, scriptwriting, critique, cinematography, set design, make up, costume design and dance for stage, radio presentation.

Notable alumi of the academy include Abiodun Kassim, Omoye ‘Brownie’ Uzamere, Ayobami Ajike and Orji Ibe.

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Royal Arts Academy

 

Royal Arts Academy

In June 2010, Emem Isong established a training school for actors and filmmakers. It was established by Isong to build the creative skills of upcoming art enthusiast.

The school offers training specifically in acting, directing, editing and scriptwriting.

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PEFTI Film Institute

 

PEFTI Film Institute

Located in Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos, PEFTI was found by TV drama series producer Wale Adenuga.

The school offers diplomas and short courses in music, acting, script writing, production and editing.

 

HD Film Academy

The academy based in Abuja offers short term, long term and weekend courses. The academy offers a wide range of programmes in different areas of filmmaking.

That’s the short list of film schools in Nigeria in case you're wondering where to begin your thespian career.

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