Prof. M.I Umar-Buratai

Welcome Message from Head of Department

The Theatre and Performing Arts Department was created on the 2nd of June 2006. The programme was formerly called Drama which existed as a sub unit under the Department of English and Drama, a status which it has maintained for 31 years before it now became a full fledged department. As a result of the change of nomenclature and status our courses have to be re-designated and new ones taken on board in order to bring our programme in line with what operates in similar departments all over the world. In addition, we have responded to the NUC accreditation report and our curriculum review and strategic plan by coming up with innovative programmes to add relevance to our catchment area and the nation in general. We have adequate staff available to run the various programmes and courses which have been designed to make our students job creators instead of job seekers.

Mission, Vision & Philosophy

  • Mission

    The programmatic direction/intent of the Department of Theatre and performing Arts is the training of young men and women to develop a self reliant approach to living, to be professional and patriotic in the practice... Read More.

  • Vision

    The programmatic direction/intent of the Department of Theatre and performing Arts is the training of young men and women to develop a self reliant approach to living, to be professional and patriotic in the practice of their chosen... Read More.

  • Philosophy

    The Theatre and Performing Arts programme is designed to develop well rounded and skilful graduates who will fit into the Nigerian society. The programme grounds the students in the theoretical basis of theatre and performance as they relate to Nigeria and Africa as well as in performance aesthetics and techniques with a comparative exploration of practices all over the world.... Read More.