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Ngobia B. Benson

Position/Status

Chair, Performing Arts, Film, Media and Economic Studies, School of Education

E-mail Address

ngobia@kca.ac.ke

Phone

+254724814278

Academic Qualification

  • MA Digital Communication (United States International University-Africa)
  • BA Theatre Arts and Film Technology (Kenyatta University)

Membership of Professional Bodies or Associations

  • Chairperson, Nakuru Players Society (Established 1949)
  • Secretary General, Film Lecturers and Trainers Association of Kenya (FLeTA-K)
  • Member, International Communication Association (ICA)

Profile

Benson Ngobia facilitates learning in the areas of film and digital media, where he champions a practice-oriented model to learning and assessment. He supports relevant university functions such as audio visual communication and marketing.

He brings on board wealth of experience in the creative sector, having undertaken artistic projects in producing TV shows, executing theatrical tours, initiating film development programs in Kenyan schools to complement government efforts in teaching of the arts at basic education level. He is a resource person for various Ministry of Education agencies, such as KICD and TVETA, where he has supported their curriculum development processes in the arts, and the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival, where he is a regular trainer of trainers and adjudicator.

He is also the founder and convenor of the Kenya Film Summit.

Research Interest

  • Film & Theatre in the Digital Age, Convergence of Artistic Forms Using Digital Media, Curriculum Design for the Arts in Basic and Higher Education

Academic Background

Undergraduate

Academic Units
  • Theatre History, Fundamentals of Film Production, Film Theory & Criticism, Producer’s Craft, Research Methodology, Digital Media Production, Online Journalism, Social Media Storytelling, ICT & Crime

Selected Productions (Movies, Plays & Films)

Films
Plays
  1. Barua (2020 Film) Short film supported by Kenya Film Commission, available on YouTube
  2. Sista Sista (Award Winning 2019 Film) premiered at CUEA LRC Hall, screened on Edu TV, Citizen TV, Viusasa
  3. Scarred (Award Winning 2018 Film) premiered at CUEA LRC Hall, screened on Edu TV, Citizen TV, Viusasa
  4. Boomerang! (Award Winning 2017 Film) premiered at Imax Nairobi and Zanzibar International Film Festival, screened on Citizen TV, Viusasa
  5. She Got Game (Award Winning 2016 Film) premiered at iMAX Nairobi and Zanzibar International Festival, screened on Citizen TV, Viusasa
  6. I Will Sing (2015 Film) premiered at Loreto Convent Msongari, Nairobi
  7. Form 1 (Award Winning 2015 Film) premiered at Menengai High School, Nakuru
  8. Pressure Points (2012 Film) premiered at Menengai High School, Nakuru
  9. The School Run (2012 Film) screened at the London Olympics

Conferences & Chapters

Chinese Take-over: Myth or Looming Reality? Refereed paper presented at the 11th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference June 23 to 26, 2021 at Multimedia University

Navigating Film Adjudication in the Kenya National Drama & Film Festival, Non-refereed paper presented at the Ministry of Education National Adjudicators Workshop on 12th June 2021 at Chania High School, Thika.

The Mechanics of Spoken Word Performance, Non-refereed paper presented at the Ministry of Education Trainers Workshop in January, 2020 at Kangaru School, Embu

The Nexus Between Digital Communication and Film Consumption among the Elite Youth in Nairobi: A Case Study of Private University Students in Nairobi, Refereed paper presented at the 3rd biennial African Studies Association of Africa Conference in October, 2019, at USIU-A, Nairobi.

Thesis

Interrogating the Digital Shift in Film Consumption Trends in Nairobi

Ngobia B. Benson
ngobia@kca.ac.ke
+254724814278