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University of Nigeria Nsukka Faculty of Art Photo Gallery

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University of Nigeria Nsukka Faculty of Art Photo Gallery
The University of Nigeria Nsukka Faculty of Art Photo Gallery

The faculty of Art is one of the oldest faculties in the university of Nigeria Nsukka and it is made up of nine (9) departments. They are:

  1. Foreign Languages and Literature

The Department was first established in 1960 under the name, Department of Languages. It offered French as the major degree programme and German, Russian and Spanish as subsidiaries. Subsequently, the department was renamed Department of Foreign Languages and then later, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Spanish was then phased out because of staff recruitment difficulties and an apparent lack of desired interest by the Spanish Embassy in Nigeria. On the other hand, German and Russian grew to become full degree or combined degree programmes…

The programme is designed to:
1. Equip students with basic skills in listening, reading, speaking, writing, translating and interpreting through the study of the relevant languages: French, German and Russian.
2. Produce Nigerian students, businessmen and women, civil servants, teachers and other professionals capable of interacting in the above languages and competent enough to work anywhere in the world in this era of globalization.
3. Reinforce the Nigerian belief in the brotherhood of Nations.
4. Enhance understanding and productivity in various fields of education and socioeconomic, political and cultural sectors of the Nigerian economy.

  1. History and International Studies

The objective of the programme is to give students a broad and firm grounding in History and International studies in general in the best traditions of the discipline. The programme is expected to acquaint the students with the past and current events which have impacted and are impacting significantly on mankind.

The programme covers the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects of African History in particular and the wider world in general. Courses in International relations are also studied. The programme adopts a concentric approach with Nigeria as the epicentre. Courses on African historical experience and relations with those of the world beyond are also included. This is to enable the students not only to compare and contrast African historical experiences with those of the world beyond but also to understand the dynamics of the constantly changing relationships between Africa and other countries.

  1. English and Literary Studies

The Department was one of the foundation departments of the University with Dramatic Arts as a sub-department. The Senate of the University of Nigeria approved a full departmental status for Dramatic Arts in 2004 and at the same time approved for it a change of name to the Department of Theatre Arts. The main objectives of the programmes in the department are as follows:
a) To produce graduates who have a well-informed literary sensibility which enables them to respond in a creative manner to their environment.
b) To produce graduates who have such linguistic competence that will make them skilful users of the English Language.
c) To produce graduates who can exploit the rich resources of language for a sharper literary appreciation.
d) To equip the graduates with adequate knowledge of the full range of the major landmarks in English and African literature in all genres and periods.

The various programmes available to students in the Department of English and Literary Studies are designed to give them a rich and rounded humanistic education as well as practical competence in the language of science, business, and international relations in the modern world and to expose them to literary art in all its forms as it has evolved over time and as encountered in different places and cultures as well as the theoretical discourse that accompanies and assists in its development.

  1. Archaeology and Tourism

The courses are designed to:
1. equip students for careers in schools, Heritage Institutions, Museums, Arts Councils, Ministries, Tourism Corporations and Boards, Hotels and related areas.
2. prepare students for postgraduate programmes/research.
3. enhance students’ competency in tourism, archaeology and heritage management and build their capacity.

The courses cover Archaeology, Tourism and related areas in the humanities with a special emphasis on Africa.

  1. Fine and Applied Art

The broad objectives of the programme are to:
-Produce well-trained and highly motivated students who are equipped to embark on a successful career  in Fine and Applied Arts.

Promote excellence in studio practices in Ceramics, Visual Communication Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Painting and Sculpture. The Art History and Art Education programmes are well-balanced to provide the students with a broad and balanced theoretical background so that they can function effectively in disseminating information as well as promoting Nigerian artistic and cultural heritage.

The programme leads to the award of a Bachelor’s degree in Fine and Applied Arts in the following areas: Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphics, Painting, Sculpture, and Textile Design. For the standard four and three-year undergraduate programmes, the students are first introduced to the multi-disciplinary perspective of Fine and Applied Arts and, thereafter, exposed to the areas of specialization. Participation of students in the Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is compulsory.
  1. Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

The three programmes of the Department with the ultimate aim of becoming full-fledged
Departments are established with the following aims and objectives:
B.A. Igbo Studies
a) To expose students to various aspects of the study of Igbo linguistics, Igbo literature and culture with a view to helping them to achieve greater competence and sophistication in their understanding and appreciation of the values inherent in these aspects.
b) To train them to be able to apply their knowledge for the advancement of their society.
c) To prepare them for further studies in the discipline and for other relevant careers
d) To be able to engage in simultaneous broadcasting and translation and interpreting in
e) To be efficient Igbo editors and publishers with the skills acquired through the study of the Igbo grammar B.A. Linguistics.

  1. Mass Communication

In 1961 history was made in sub-Saharan Africa when a Department of Mass Communication, then known as the Jackson College of Journalism was established at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a virtually north American style of the school of journalism curriculum including heavy doses of advertising and public relations. The initiative to set up the department was that of the founding father of the university, the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, the doyen of West African journalism. With the establishment of the department, the dream of formal educational training for journalists and would-be journalists became a reality.

  1. Music

The above programmes are designed to produce skilful, versatile and experienced musicians, with the emphasis being placed on performance and competent musicianship. The theoretical and practical courses serve to explain and complement one another, thus preparing the graduates and diplomats to appreciate, analyse, practise and communicate African and world music as performance as well as literary art.
The last two years of the degree programmes introduce areas of professional specialization in Composition, Performance, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and Music Instrument Technology according to skills and aptitudes in order to consolidate, extend and develop the basic knowledge and skills acquired in earlier years (s). Required ancillary/elective courses ensure an overall balance of the programmes.


The Department of Theatre and Film Studies, also known as the Robeson School of Dramatics is named after renowned African America actor Paul Robeson. It started as the Sub-Department of Dramatic Arts which came into effect after the approval by the Senate at its 138th meeting held on July 6, 1983, in the Continuing Education Centre, UNN. Before this approval, Drama was offered as a stress area for the B.A. English degree in the Department of English. This goes as far back as 1965.
The Dramatic Arts programme, referred to by the founding fathers of the university as the Robeson College of Dramatics, was provided for, building-wise, as one of the pioneer disciplines of the University of Nigeria at its inception in 1960 but because of staffing problems, the discipline was attached for a long time to the Department of English as a stress area. It was not until the 1982/83 academic session that Dramatic Arts was upgraded to a Sub-Department level thereby making it quasi-independent and giving it positive encouragement to run its own programmes and administration. From that time onwards, the Department began to award a degree in Dramatic Arts, and the Co-ordinator of Dramatic Arts became a member of the University Senate. Both the Joint Universities Action Committee (JUAC) 1966, the predecessor of the present-day N.U.C., and the N.U.C. have in their separate reports endorsed the Dramatic Arts discipline in the University of Nigeria. The Department achieved full departmental status in 2004.

Faculty of Art Photo Gallery:

Faculty of Art Complex
Faculty of Art Complex
Music Department Building (Fele Sowande Building)
Music Department Building (File Sowande Building)

Music Department Building (Fele Sowande Building)

Theater Art and Film Studies Department
Theater Art and Film Studies Department
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground
Theater Art and Film Practice Ground

Also See: The University of Nigeria Nsukka Faculty of Agriculture Photo Gallery


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