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JAMB Brochure for Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts Under Faculty of Arts and Humanities


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts

  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Delta State University
  • Kaduna State university
  • Lagos State University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Benin
  • University of Port-Harcourt

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions listed above are:

Lit. in English and two other relevant subjects..

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) LASU – require another Arts subject plus any Arts or Social Science subject.

(ii) UNIBEN accepts any two Arts Subjects and another subject.

(iii) OAU requires Literature-in-English plus another Arts subject and any other subject.

(iv) ABU requires Literature in English and other relevant subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU require 5 ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature-in-English and other subjects from Arts or Social Science.

(ii) DELSU require credit pass in Literature-in-English.

(iii) LASU accept five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and Literature-in-English plus any other Arts/Social Science subjects.

(iv) UNIBEN require Literature-in-English and one Arts subject.

(v) UNIPORT requires English Language, Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects

(vi) OAU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Literature-in-English plus one Arts subject and any other two subjects.

(vii) UNIABUJA requires five credit passes in English, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other two subjects

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts, Social Science or Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OAU, UNIBEN and DELSU require ‘A’ level pass in Literature in English.

(ii) UNIPORT – No Direct Entry.

(iii) DELSU accept NCE (merit) in Music and ND (Upper credit) in Theatre Arts; ‘A’ level passes in two Arts subjects.

(iv) DELSU accept Certificate in Drama, Theater Arts – Mass Comm. and Music. ‘A’ level passes to include English Language, Literature-in-English, plus UTME requirements.

(v) OAU accepts two ‘A’ level passes one of which should be in any Literature papers e.g. Literature-in-English or Yoruba.

(vi) LASU accepts:
(a) NCE (Merit) in Theatre/Performing/Creative or Communication Arts of recognised institutions plus five ‘O’ level Credit passes to include English Language at not more than two sitting.
(b) A recognized Certificate in Dramatic Arts plus at least one other Certificate in the Humanities from a recognized Institution or ‘A’ Level pass in any other subject plus five ‘O’ Level Credit passes either SSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language.

(vii) UNIABUJA accepts NCE/ND in Theatre Art with at least four ‘O’ level credit passes.

(viii) UNIBEN requires at least two ‘A’ level passes in GCE or HSC or a recognised equivalent in any two Arts subjects. It accepts NCE with an overall Merit level pass in Music from a recognised institution.

(ix) ABU accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level papers in English, Performing Arts, Journalism, Mass Communication, Creative Arts, Music and Dance, Literature in English, or any Nigerian Language at IJMB/ NCE.
(b) Candidates with National Diploma must also possess pass in Literature in English.
(c) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(x) UNIABUJA accepts: A minimum of 10 points in NCE or Upper Credit in National Diploma in addition to ‘O’ Level requirements OR two A’ Level credit passes including Literature in English and one other Arts subject.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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