Undergraduate Course Outlay

PROGRAMME OUTLAY

YEAR ONE: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course titleCredits Hours
THA 101Traditional African Theatre3 Credits
THA 111Introduction to Drama and Theatre in the World3 Credits
THA 131Basic Theatre Design and Crafts3 Credits
THA 151Basic Speech and Communication for Stage and the Media3 Credits
THA 153Communication Models in Theatre and Media3 Credits
THA 161Participation Orientation2 Credits
GSS 101Use of English I2 Credits
GSS 103Philosophy and Logic2 Credits
GSS 107Nigerian Peoples and Culture2 Credits
GSS 108Basic Igbo Studies1 Credit
              Total24 Credits

 

YEAR ONE: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course titleCredits Hours
THA 112Comparative Traditions of World Theatres3 Credits
THA 122Basic Performance Skills3 Credits
THA 132Trends in Theatre Design and Technology3 Credits
THA 142Introduction to Dance Theatre in Africa3 Credits
THA 152Introduction to Media Arts3 Credits
THA 162Basic Theatre Administration and Management3 Credits
GSS 102Use of English II2 Credits
GSS 104History and Philosophy of Science2 Credits
GSS 109Basic Igbo Studies II1 Credit
 Total23Credits

 

YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course titleCredits
THA 211Dramatic Literature and Criticism3 Credits
THA 213Critical Perspectives in Theatre History: Renaissance to 19th Century3 Credits
THA 215Basic Film Analysis and Appreciation3 Credits
THA 231Rudiments of Directing3 Credits
THA 233Design Concepts in Performance Spaces3 Credits
THA 243Improvisation and Dance Organization3 Credits
THA 261Theatre in Education and Community3 Credits
CSC 101Introduction to Computer Programming I Credits
 Total24 Credits

 

YEAR TWO: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course titleCredits
THA 202History of Drama and Theatre: 1850 – Present Day3 Credits
THA 212Colonization and Indigenous Theatres3 Credits
THA 214Fundamentals of Script  Writing3 Credits
THA 242Costumes and Appearance Designs: From Festive Spectacle to Carnival3 Credits
THA 252Fundamentals of Radio, TV and Film Production3 Credits
THA 262Administering Theatre in Educational Establishments3 Credits
THA 264Production Participation2 Credits
CSC 102Basic Computer Programming II2 Credits
ENT 200Introduction to Entrepreneuril Studies0 Credit
 Total22 Credits

 

YEAR THREE:FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course titleCredits
THA 311African Drama and Theatre: Home and Diaspora3 Credits
THA 313Production Workshop3 Credits
THA 315Theatre, Art and Culture in Public Relations and Tourism3 Credits
THA 331Organizing Performance Space in Oriental and African Festivals3 Credits
THA 341Community Theatre for Development3 Credits
THA 343Set and Lighting Design For Stage and Screen3 Credits
THA 351Audio-visual Communication for the Young3 Credits
THA 361Studio Management for the Performing  Arts3 Credits
 Total24 Credits

 

 

YEAR THREE: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course titleCredits
THA 322Script Analysis and Interpretation for Performance3 Credits
THA 324Techniques of Radio, TV. and Film Directing and Production3 Credits
THA 332Principles of Adaptation and Improvisation3 Credits
THA 342Dance Theatre in the World3 Credits
THA 344Costume and Make-Up Design for the Stage and Screen3 Credits
THA 352News Design, Broadcast and Documentary Procedures3 Credits
THA 366Research Methods and the Style Manual in Theatre Studies3 Credits
 Total21 Credits

 

YEAR FOUR

AREA 1: HISTORY, CRITICISM and PHILOSOPHY SPECIALIZATION

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course TitleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
THA 417Studies in Dramatic Literature3 Credits
                                                SPECIALIZATION COURSES
 Total12 Credits

 

SECOND SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
THA 474Advanced Production Planning3 Credits

 

 

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YEAR FOUR

AREA 2:               DRAMATURGY SPECIALIZATION

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course titleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 425Adaptation and Story Dramatization3 Credits
THA 427Dimensional Dramaturgy3 Credits
OR
THA 429Improvisation and Minstrel Tradition in Africa3 Credits
 Total15 Credits

SECOND SEMESTER

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 422Directors and Performing Companies in Nigeria Since 1960 

3 Credits

THA 426Experimental Directing3 Credits
OR
THA 428Spatial Organisation and Aesthetic Effects in African Theatre3 Credits
 Total21 Credits
YEAR FOUR TOTAL: AREA 2

1st and 2nd Semester: 36 Credits Hours

36 Credits

 

 

YEAR FOUR

AREA 3:               DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 

 

FIRST SEMESTER          

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course TitleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 433Studies in Technical Directing3 Credits
THA 435Architectural Designs and Theatre Houses3 Credits
OR
THA 437Advanced Costume, Masks and Make-Up for the Theatre3 Credits
 Total15 Credits

 

SECOND SEMESTER

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 432Control Systems in the Computer Age3 Credits
THA 434Design Formalism3 Credits
 Total18 Credits
YEAR FOUR TOTAL: AREA 4

1st and 2nd Semester: 36 Credits Hours

 

36 Credits

 

 

YEAR FOUR

AREA 4: CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE and MOVEMENT SPECIALIZATION

 

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course TitleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 443Dance Kinesiology3 Credits
THA 445Advanced Dance Workshop3 Credits
OR
THA 425Adaptation and Story Dramatization3 Credits
 Total15 Credits

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 442Evolution of Musical Dance Theatre: From Vaudeville to Opera3 Credits
THA 444Dance Developments in Africa and the Diaspora3 Credits
 Total21 Credits
YEAR FOUR TOTAL: AREA 4

1st and 2nd Semester: 36 Credits Hours

36 Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR FOUR

AREA 5: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS SPECIALIZATION

 

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course TitleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 453Principles and Practice of Radio/TV Production and Programming3 Credits
THA 455Film Studies in Africa3 Credits
OR
THA 457Industrial Theatre and Community Viewing Centres3 Credits
 Total15 Credits

 

SECOND SEMESTER

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 454Children’s Theatre Education on Radio/TV3 Credits
THA 456Stardom: The Syndrome and Psychology3 Credits
                                                                   OR
THA 458Advanced Film Production3 Credits
 Total21 Credits
YEAR FOUR TOTAL: AREA 5

1st and 2nd Semester: 36 Credits Hours

 

36 Credits

 

YEAR FOUR

AREA 6: APPLIED AND EDUCATIONAL THEATRE SPECIALIZATION

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course TitleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 463Dramatic Techniques for the Classroom3 Credits
THA 465Theatre Therapy3 Credits
OR
THA 427Adaptation and Story Dramatization3 Credits
OR
THA 457Industrial Theatre and Community Viewing Centres3 Credits
 Total15 Credits

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 464Perspectives on Igbo Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 466Children’s Theatre Education3 Credits
OR
THA 468Gender and Performance3 Credits
OR
THA 470Applied Theatre and Community Education3 Credits
 Total21 Credits
YEAR FOUR TOTAL: AREA 6

1st and 2nd Semester: 36 Credits Hours

36 Credits

 

YEAR FOUR

AREA 7: THEATRE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

Course Code Course TitleCredits
THA 411Contemporary Drama and Theatre3 Credits
THA 413Theories of Dramatic Criticism3 Credits
THA 415Seminar in Theatre Studies3 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 471Advanced Studio Management3 Credits
THA 473Creative Arts Promotion3 Credits
 Total15 Credits

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

THA 412Critics and Theoreticians in Africa3 Credits
THA 424Major Nigerian Playwrights3 Credits
THA 452Nigerian Media Performers and Performance3 Credits
THA 462Project Research and Writing6 Credits
SPECIALIZATION COURSES
THA 476Events Marketing and Management3 Credits
THA 472Commercial Theatre3 Credits
                                            OR
THA 474Advanced Production Planning3 Credits
 Total21 Credits
YEAR FOUR TOTAL: AREA 7

1st and 2nd Semester: 36 Credits Hours

36 Credits