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TMA 201                              African Theatre in the colonial period                        (2C)


This course is an exposition into major events and developments in Traditional African Theatre during the period of colonialism. In this course, attention is paid to cultural motives, imageries, folklore, dance and costumes as they relate to the colonial administration of the time


TMA 203              History of Drama & Theatre: Renaissance to the Modern Period. (3C)

A historical survey of the major event and development in the theory and practice of World drama and theatre from the renaissance to 1960.


TMA 205              Introduction To Dramatic Literature  and Criticism                  (3C)


Writing and reading. An in-depth exposure to important individual writers or subject in dramatic literature and Dramatic Criticism.


TMA 207              Introduction to Directing                                                                                 (3C)


A study of the basic mechanics of directing for the stage. The director’s application of the principles of composition, pasteurization, movement, rhythm and pantomimic dramatization is emphasized.


TMA 209              Practical Production Workshop  ш                                                               (2C)

The course is designed to enhance physical and psychological resources of the actors. Experience in individual and group contact and communication, acting and theatre improvisation, sound and movement dynamics.


TMA 211               Introduction to Radio, Television & Film   Production             (3C)


New media (Radio, Television & Film Production) and their application  to theatre studies, design and performance. Emphasis on collaborative process in relationship to integration of emerging technologies and formation of new theatrical works. Development of collaborative performance through lecture, demonstration, improvisation and experimentation.


TMA      213         American  and Carribean Theatre                                                                (1C)


Lecture/discussion—2 hours. A comparative study of the theatre in the U.S.A., Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad, amongst other Caribbean nationalities . Examination of theatrical performances, ritual, folk, and popular dance forms and the socio/historical factors that have influenced these the theatrical experiences. The course is experimental in nature and it is both practical and theoretical. The students will be encouraged to read extensively the dramatic literatures of the two related regions


TMA   215                            Oriental Theatre                                                                                                   (1C)

The content incorporates selected oriental (Asian) plays and performance forms in their cultural and artistic contexts; myth, ritual and the theatre; performance training, visual presentation of the text; political theatre; intercultural performance—the fusion of Asian and Western traditions.




TMA 202              Educational Drama and Theatre                                                   (3C)

The course is designed help students learn to demonstrate connections between theatre and drama activities in education, as well as gain interpersonal, intercultural and social competences, which will eventually help them develop an understanding of themselves and other members of their society.


TMA 204              Fundamentals of Play writing                                                                        (2C)


With emphasis on plot and plot devices, characterization, theme and dialogue, the student is introduced to the art of play-writing. Exercise will be used to develop the students grasp execution of these elements into practice.


TMA 206              Arts administration, management and theatre business (3C)


Theoretical study of performing arts administration and backstage operations from audition through performance. Techniques of scheduling, production management, stage management, technical direction, audience control, box office, promotion, production advertisements,  safety, accommodations for persons with disabilities and emergency procedures.


TMA 208              Theatre for Development                                                                                    (3C)

Theatre for Development is a participatory theatre, that encourages improvisation and audience members to take roles in the performance, Students are introduced to different modes of theatre whose objective is to disseminate messages, or to conscientize communities about their objective social and political situation.


TMA 210              Practical  Production Workshop iv                                                               (2C)

Theory and practice of acting with emphasis on character analysis, interpretation, and development. Acting in a student-directed project. A practical participation in the production of various types of plays and dramatic sketches, intended to equip the student with basic techniques of acting, dancing, miming and general stage practice in large and small groups.Viewing of theatre productions.


TMA 212              Technical Theatre                                                                                        (2C)

Technical principles of dramatic production emphasizing the three areas of scenic, costume and lighting studios. Subjects covered include basic tools, materials and equipment, production practices; and the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of dramatic production.


TMA      214         Media History                                                                                               (2C)

Exploration of local, national and global issues in Media production, with special attention to historical changes in social and political contexts for Media performance.



TMA 216              Choreography and Kinesthetics                                         (2C)

Definitions, Conceptualization, creation, casting, rehearsing, and presentation of complete dances, with students integrating elements of Modern Dance tradition in Nigeria, focusing on its theorizations of individual and social identity. Students will write and choreograph analyses of principle dances in this tradition.

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