Course Overview:

On this course, you’ll learn how to bring a script to life, and gain an invaluable understanding of the director’s process, the equipment involved on set and in post-production. You will come to gain an appreciation of the character and holistic skills and knowledge required to work closely with scriptwriters, cinematographers, actors, the sound and lighting crew, and everyone else that has a role on set, and behind the scenes.

A film director is the creative force behind a production, controlling a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, such as script interpretation, the performance of actors, the positioning of cameras, the use of lighting, as well as making sure everything that happens in post-production aligns with the director’s ultimate vision.

Who is this course for?:

If you are seeking a career as a director, producer, editor, actor, sound or cameraman, or are interested in production design, then this is a great course for you.

A minimum of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) from a recognized tertiary educational establishment is required, but a degree from a reputable university is desirable.


Head of Directing

Daniel Emeke Oriahi works have gained theatrical releases, international film festival selections and local and foreign critical mentions. He studied Motion Picture Production at Nigerian Film Institute, Jos and Writing for the Screen at Pan African University, Lagos, Nigeria. Daniel is also a Berlinale Talent alumnus and CEO of House5 Production; a Media production company which has produced/co-produced several commissioned shorts, television/online series and films for reputable media companies such as EbonylifeTv, Africa Magic (Mnet), Rok Studios (IrokoTV), Ndanitv and FilmOne Productions. Daniel’s graduating student short film Waiting Lines (2009), was awarded “Best Student Short film” at ION International Film Festival, 2009 hosted in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Daniel’s first feature film Misfit (2013) made official selection at NollywoodWeek Paris International Film Festival 2014 and Berlin International Film Festival (AfrikaMeka Section) 2014. Daniel’s second feature film ‘Taxi Driver - Oko Ashewo’ (2015) was officially the third highest grossing Nollywood film in Nigerian cinemas in 2015 and is available on Netflix. Oko Ashewo also screened at numerous prestigious international film festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2016, Bazar/Centre for Fine Arts Brussels and several Ivy League institutions in the United States, namely Yale University, Columbia University and Dartmouth College as a focus study on the emerging style and aesthetics of New Nollywood. Daniel’s third feature film, Sylvia (2016) was an official selection at BFI SouthBank, London UK 2018 and is also available on Netflix. Daniel lives with his wife and daughter in Accra, Ghana.