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Theatre Arts

Overview

This course introduces students to the art and craft of theatre. The course climaxes by final year in the production of a short theatrical performance. Students are introduced to the study of the process of theatrical production - from theory to the stage - and its relevance as a form of cultural expression. This course focuses on the relationship of theatre and history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists from ancient to contemporary times. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirement

No prior qualification is essential for enrollment in this course.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. • Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University. 

PhD 

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both. 

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

There are a lot of opportunities in the creative arts industry. These are a few;

  • Actor
  • Community arts worker
  • Dancer
  • Drama therapist
  • Music therapist
  • Theatre director
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Film director
  • Further education teacher
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Theatre stage manager

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

 

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