Goal and Objectives
The goal of the programme is to produce diplomats who have the basic theoretical and practical competence to perform in the area of media using technology
The programme is designed to equip the students with creative and designing skills which would give them an opportunity to move in the various fields of digital media. In addition, students will develop and produce impressive motion graphics for possible inclusion in a final portfolio with articulated written plans, which would lead to their own unique portfolio.
Minimum Entry Requirement/Qualification
The general entry requirements for the National Innovation Diploma (NID) programme are:
- Minimum Credit passes in five subjects obtained at maximum of two sittings
- The West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations;
- The National Examination Council Examinations; and
- The General Certificate of Education (“O” Level)
- Any such equivalents to above, e.g. NTC, NBC, NABTEB, etc.
Students who have completed senior secondary school and obtained 5 credits in the following: Mathematics, English and any three Science subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agric. Science, Fine Art/Technical Drawing or any of the Social Sciences – Economics, History, Literature in English, Geography
- Completion of a relevant Vocational Enterprise programme
- Graduates of tertiary institutions with relevant qualification in the discipline.
The NID programme in Digital Multimedia Technology is structured to run for three semesters of classroom and practical works and one semester of supervised industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) with relevant media and technological institutions such as Newspaper, Broadcast media, Blogging, Online media, etc.
For the purpose of awarding the National Innovation Diploma in Digital Multimedia Technology, the student’s work shall be evaluated on the basis of practical work. Examinations and Tests assessed per subject and SIWES per semester.
The curriculum consists of:
Foundation courses 10% allocation
General Studies 10% allocation
Core course 80% allocation
SIWES – 25% (at the third semester of the programme)
An NID graduate with CGPA of 3.00 and above can apply for direct entry into university for B.Sc. in Multimedia Technology and other related medial courses.
A Multimedia graduate is well prepared for a broad range of professional careers which include management positions in Newspaper, Broadcast media, Blogging, Online media, etc.
Also, the course provides an excellent training for further studies leading to Higher National Diploma and Degree programmes in Media Management, Online and Multimedia studies, Digital Multimedia, etc.
JOB DESCRIPTION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- Multimedia Developer/Specialist/Technician
- Instructional Design Technician
- Computer Graphics Artist
- 3D Computer Animator
- Multimedia Illustrator
- Desktop Media Publisher
- Interface Designer
- Script Integrator
- Digital Journalist
- Presentation Artist
- Audio – Visual operator/technician
- Motion Graphics Specialist
- Digital Video Editor
4.0 Curriculum Structure:
The structure of the National Innovation Diploma in Multimedia Technology consists of four semesters of mainly laboratory actives. Each semester shall consist of 15 weeks which would involve teaching, practical exercises.
This program should be accredited by the National Board for Technical Education
(NBTE) before diplomacy can be awarded the diploma certificate.
Details of accrediting a programme are available from the (NBTE)
6.0 Curriculum for the Award of the National Diploma
6.1 Condition for the award of the diploma includes
(a) Satisfactory performance in all prescribed in all coursework which may include class work, tests, puzzles, laboratory work
(b) Supervised industrial work experience in the semester
(c) Satisfactory performance in all semester examination
(d) Satisfactory completion in final year project work. Continuous assessment should contribute 40% while semester examination is weighed 60% to make a total of 100%. This industrial training is rated on the basses of pass or fail
7.0 Guidance Note for Instructors Teaching the Programme
7.1 The new curriculum is drawn in unit courses
7.2 In designing the units, the principal of modular approach by end product has been adopted, thus making each of the professional modules, when competed to provide the student with professional operative skills, which can be used for employment purposes, self and otherwise
7.3 As the success of the credit and system depends on the articulation of programme between the institutions and industry, the curriculum content has been written in the behavioral objectives so that it is clear to all the expected performance of the student who successfully completed some of the course of the programme. This is a slight departure in the presentation of such performance – based curriculum, which requires that the condition under which the performance is expected to be carried out and the criteria for the acceptable level of performance to be stated. It is a deliberate attempt to further involve the staff of the department teaching the programme to enrich their own curriculum by stating the conditions existing in their institution under which performance can take place to follow the criteria for determining an acceptable level of performance.
7.4 The teaching of the theory and practical work should, as much as possible, be integrated. Practical exercise, especially those in professional courses and laboratory work should not be taught in isolation from the theory.
8.0 Guideline on SIWES Programme
For the smooth operation of the SIWES, the following guideline shall apply:
Institutions offering the National Diploma programme shall arrange to place the students in industry.
The placement officer should discuss and agree with industry on the following:
Evaluation of Students during SIWES: in the evaluation of the student cognizance should be taken of the following
- General Attitude to work
- Respect for Authority.
- Interest in the field/technical area.
- Technical competence.
SIWES as a component of the Curriculum: The completion SIWES is important in the final determination of whether the student is successful in the programme or not. Failure in the SIWES is an indication that the student has not shown sufficient interest in the field or has no potential in his field. The SIWES should be graded as in other courses. Where a student has satisfied all other requirements but failed SIWES, he may only be allowed to repeat another four months’ SIWES at his own expense
9.0 Final Year Project
Final year students in this programme are expected to carry out a project work. This should be on individual basis or group work. The project reports should be properly supervised and well presented. The department should make their own arrangement of schedules for project work.