The Department was established in June 2014, initially as The Department of Theatre and Film Studies. It was later changed to The Department of Theatre and Performing Arts by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in December 2014 with pioneering students of forty-two (42) and staff strength of four (4) which included Professor Muhammad O. Bhadmus as the Head of Department, Olagoke O. Ifatimehin, Joseph Ali Dameh, and Rukaiyyah Banjo. Currently the department has five academic staff with two visiting lecturers.
Details of program
Course Structure: 4 Years. B.A Theatre and Performing Arts.
Students admitted into the department of Theatre and Performing Arts BUK, are expected to spend a minimum of eight semesters (from 100 level) or six semesters (from 200 level). To satisfy the requirement for graduation, a student MUST pass a minimum of 128 credit units in a 4-academic year degree programme and a minimum of 96 units in the 3-academic year programme. A normal workload of 16 units per semester or 32 units per session is recommended for all levels. Courses are codified and broadly classified under core and electives. All courses designated as CORE are compulsory for only special honours students, unless otherwise specified. Below are a list of courses to aid the student in his/her course choices and registration.
Level 100 students of Theatre and Performing Arts are required to register a minimum of 10 credit units from their department (1st Main), 10 credit units from their 2nd Main, and 8 credit units as subsidiary from a third department. They are also expected to register 4 credit units for GSP.
Level 200 students are required to register a minimum of 10 credit units from their department (1st Main), 10 credit units as 2nd Main and 6 credit units from a third department. Fresh students are also required to register 10 credit units for GSP while returning students are required to register 6 credit units.
Level 300 students are required to register a minimum of 30 credit units from their department (1st Main) and 2 credit units from GSP.
Level 400 students are required to register a minimum of 30 credit units from their department (1st Main) and 2 credit units from GSP.
Level 100 and 200 students are advised to select courses from department of English and Literary Studies, department of Nigerian Languages and/or department of Mass Communication for their 2nd Main and subsidiary courses.
Please students MUST note that courses with asterisks* are STRICTLY for CARRY-OVER students ONLY and should therefore be IGNORED by fresh students!!!!
Students with Carry-Over(s) MUST register their Carry-Over Courses FIRST before registering courses for their present level.