Kingsley Lims Nyarko, assistant professor and chair of film and video, oversees departmental agenda and efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, from curriculum to hiring. Professor Nyarko joined CCAD as an adjunct faculty in January 2020 and since has contributed to the development of the film and video department. In Fall 2021, Nyarko assumed full time faculty role as assistant professor. He has contributed to the curriculum and mentored students, both in and outside the classroom, working on projects that have been recognized at film festivals globally.
Nyarko obtained his Masters of Fine Arts with focus on film directing at Ohio University, where he had the privilege to work extensively on sound design with John Butler, Cinema Audio Society Member. Having worked on many international shorts and feature films (Black Wall Street Athens, The Right to Remain, Kwame’s Dance, Uber Father, Desire, Turn Over, to cite some of his work), he has extended experience in cinematography as well as the entire film production process. His work examines culture, diversity, race, identity, religion, and family life. Nyarko received two Silver Telly Awards in 2022, adding these prestigious accolades to his achievements over the years.
His passion for teaching and the film industry, has led Mr. Nyarko to take on the instructor role for the Film Columbus and CCAD Teen Script Workshop/Competition and the city producer of the 48 Hour Film Project in Accra Ghana. He is also an advisory board member of Film Columbus.