Certificate Admissions

The Certificate programme is a media foundational course. It is a twelve (12) week preparatory course for school-leavers who want to experiment their interest in the media as well as those who want to qualify for a place in the NAFTI Diploma course in Film Directing, Television Production, Animation, Production Design, Editing Cinematography, Sound Production, Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Production. The programme is almost practical in nature, although increasingly elements of theoretical aspects are introduced. The Certificate Programme teaches basic versions of film and video productions as well as broadcast journalism practices. Students are introduced more to the general practices in the media industry and thus focus on the core skills that are perceived to be common to all filmmaking, video production and broadcast journalism practices.

At the Certificate level, students learn digital media, film/video and television production principles through practical studio projects and workshops, led by teaching and industry professionals. Students will experiment with ideas with industry standard equipment in order to create a unique portfolio of work that defines their prospects for the industry. They will also gain practical design and media skills which will help them develop work and study skills that will set them on the right track for higher educational training in media studies. The Certificate programme at NAFTI gives students the advantage of studying in a higher educational environment with access to industry standard equipment and software.

The Certificate course is aimed at people returning to education as well as those with an interest in Film/Video and Television Production, Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia. It is also targeted at people who have broad interests in film, video production, animation broadcast journalism and multimedia. It is also aimed at students who have the view to further their studies to Diploma at NAFTI.  The programme gives students the opportunity to consider their creative interests and develop the skills, techniques and confidence they will need for Diploma level study.


  • A minimum of BECE
  • SSSCE & WASSCE holders