Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Arts


Department of Theatre and Film Studies

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

Theatre Studies involves a comprehensive interdisciplinary programme that engages students in both practical and theoretical study of drama, music and dance. The programme provides exciting possibilities for students to develop their skills in a variety of areas such as acting, playwriting, directing, composing, singing and dancing; while also sharpening their abilities to critically analyse and appreciate literary works. The programme is well designed to give students a great appreciation of African performing art forms as well as developing their competence in contemporary and world theatre.

Entry Requirements: 

Post-Senior Secondary Scool Candidates i. Candidates must have passes in at least two Elective Arts subjects: Literature in English, Ghanaian Language (Akan/Ewe/Ga), Music, Religious Studies, History/Government. ii. Applicants who intend to read B.A. (Theatre Studies) as their major subject must have a good pass (not below C6) in Literature in English at the WASSCE.

Career Opportunities: 

This programme seeks to: develope in the student skills that will enable him/her solve problems of his/her mother environment through the application of research in theatre and film aesthetics. develope in the students the creative ability in theatre and film arts. promote the development of a contemporary film graduate relevant to the developmental agenda of the country and consistent with the trends of human resource development globally. the use of the powerful media of film to inform, entertain and educate, to effect desired social, cultural, environmental, political and economic development of the people of the nation and beyond. provide the media to effect behavioural change in target audiences. develop film and theatre talents for the advancement of the theatre and film industries in Ghana.

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

ILT 101: Information Literacy
1 Credit(s)

The rationale of the course is to equip students with skills that will enable them access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. Students will be able to use ICT efficiently and effectively when they have basic knowledge of computers. The course content include: Types of libraries, library resources and their uses, the role the library plays in the academic community, introduction to computers, the internet.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.