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Faculty : Faculty of Humanities

Program Name : Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 35


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language. Applicants with previous experience of performing arts shall be preferred. Applicants with a recognized Diploma in Theatre Studies may be admitted directly to level 200 or 300 of the programme. Applicants in possession of a recognized Certificate in Theatre Studies, with at least four grades of C and a minimum of E grade in English Language in theBGCSE/equivalent may be considered for Level 100 of the degree programme.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE Credits : 3
  Course Description :

This course offers a theoretical panoramic coverage of important theoretical foundations from the ancient Greek period to the modern period. Course spread touches on most arms of the arts of Theatre, ranging from stage movement to costume, scene design and construction, acting and directing. This course helps to familiarize students with the traditions, components and development of Theatre and dramatic arts from the earliest times to the 21st century.

Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards.

Mode of Assessment 40%

coursework 60% Written exam

  WORKSHOP THEATRE I Credits : 3
  Course Description :An introduction to the paradigm shifts from conventional to the actor, dancer and musician's Theatre. The course is geared towards nurturing the talents of emerging Theatre practitioners and to focus the students natural sense of play on the creative process of Theatre. This course will enable students to understand the concepts techniques used in the devising plays, and facilitation of community-Theatre. Students will acquire workshopping skills in creating independent plays, while providing them with fresh insights into collaborative and ensemble playing. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% exam

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  THEATRE IN BOTSWANA Credits : 3
  Course Description :This introductory course offers a composite coverage of the socio-historical contexts and philosophical bases of drama, performance and Theatre practices and traditions in Botswana looking at indigenous performances and Theatre practices, colonial and postcolonial literary drama and Theatre in Botswana. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  WORKSHOP THEATRE II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  ACTING, MOVEMENT & MIME I Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course offers a critical and creative introduction to acting, movement and mime for the stage. The course, devoted to the development of the physical instrument of the actor [the body], will include basic physical, vocal, imaginative skills, miming skills, and development of general stage movement for the beginning actor. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  DESIGN AND TECHNICAL THEATRE I Credits : 3
  Course Description :An introduction to the techniques involved in costume, light, set, and sound designing for the Theatre. Productions currently being presented at the University will serve as the sources for study. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam.
  THEATRE IN AFRICA I Credits : 3
  THEATRE HISTORY I Credits : 3
  Course Description :This is a follow-up on the Theatre History course in Level I. this course specifically tracks the historical development of British Theatre and drama from the Middle Ages to 1800, the Spanish Theatre to 1700, and Theatre in France 1500-1700. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  THEATRE IN BOTSWANA (POPULAR THEATRE) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course is a continuation of Theatre in Botswana at Level 1. The course will now take a more detailed look at popular performances and Theatre-for-Development in Botswana. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Communication skills; Research skills and information literacy; Interpersonal skills; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  PRODUCTION WORKSHOP II Credits : 3
  Course Description :This intensive workshop course introduces students to the processes of working with scripted a play and preparing the play for performance. Students will engage in text analysis, social research, creative interpretation, rehearsals and then performance. This is a course for performers, designers, and directors. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  PLAYWRITING Credits : 3
  PRODUCTION WORKSHOP I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  DIRECTING I Credits : 3
  Course Description :This is an introductory practical course in directing plays and an analysis of skill and role of the director. The course will explore script analysis, casting, staging, space, composition, movement, picturization, rhythm and tempo of actors, and scripts. Special emphasis will be on directing the one-act play. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  DRAMATIC LITERATURE I (AFRICA) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course focuses on the history and development of drama in Africa. Dramatic literature refers to the texts of plays that can be read, as distinct from being seen and heard in performance. Therefore, drama will be studied primarily as a literary form but attention will also be given to placing the drama in the Theatre and cultural milieu from which it developed. Authors to be studied will include, for instance, Soyinka, J.P. Clark, Wilde, Shaw, Aidoo, Fugard etc. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Practical exam
  STAGE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course deals with the techniques and conventions commonly in use for staging the production, planning, rehearsals, coordinating, technical requirements, and professional standards expected in staging a production. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam

Optional Courses

  ACTING, MOVEMENT & MIME II Credits : 3
  Course Description :A more advanced course on acting, movement, and mime for the stage. This course continues development of skills acquired in Acting, Movement and Mime I. Helps students develop believable characters while working on acting, movement and mime exercises and duet scenes from contemporary dramatic literature. This is a course for actors, dancers and physical performers and as such will uncover a performer's physical personality and presence on stage, to prepare work using the body as an intuitive and symbolizing instrument. Students taking this course will also explore Physical Theatre forms and approaches. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Interpersonal skills; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  PLAYWRITING II Credits : 3
  Course Description :Principles of playwriting will be taught through practices. Development of techniques required for dramatic stage scripts include original writing and adaptations with emphasis on play construction, character development, dialogue, and mood. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; skills and information literacy; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Exam [original one-act play]
  DESIGN AND TECHNICAL THEATRE II Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course is a follow-up to Design and Technical Theatre I. in this course the techniques involved in costume, light, set, and sound designing for the Theatre are taken to a higher level. Productions currently being presented at the University will serve as the sources for study. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Interpersonal skills; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  THEATRE IN AFRICA II Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course explores the nexus between history, culture and identity in African performance. The course raises questions about representation and the production of theatrical knowledge within and across African cultures. While play-texts dealing with cultural practices, history, politics, religion and social problems plaguing the African continent will be studied, in-depth historical and sociological studies of indigenous forms of drama in Africa will also be surveyed. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; Interpersonal skills; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  AMERICAN THEATRE Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course focuses on the development of the American Theatre from the 20th to the 21st century, paying attention to the changing conditions of the Theatre in the United States and other American nations. Topics include black Theatre, women's Theatre, off-Broadway and Minority Theatre. It examines the plays as theatrical experiences to such aspects as staging, acting, lighting and music and the responses of American drama to changing social and political thought in the Americas. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information Interpersonal skills; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  THEATRE ATTACHMENT Credits : 3
  Course Description :A one month internship in a Theatre company during which the student observes and becomes familiar with Theatre organization and participates in work practices. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 100% coursework
  THEATRE ETHICS Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course will examine a series of contemporary plays and Theatre productions in relation to the ethics of representation. It will explore the writer's or the director’s responsibilities in staging the self and the other in Theatre and the strategies they adopt to highlight and problematize this process. By combining theoretical, textual and performance analysis, the course will engage with debates surrounding, for instance, alterity, community research, consent, cultural and autobiographical memory, defamation, intellectual property rights, representation of violence, sexuality, and trauma in Theatre. The course will also look at concepts such as meta-Theatre and the role of the author in the Theatre text as well as practices that aim to embody ethical positions in and through performance. Theatre Ethics will combine the pleasure and excitement of attending live Theatre, with the challenge of exploring and discussing the principles that frame moral choice. Outcomes: Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 70% coursework 30% exam

Optional Courses

  THEATRE HISTORY (EUROPE) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course surveys the heritage and beginning of modern European drama, investigating significant movements and key personalities in Theatre practice from 1875-1915. This course will provide a theoretical base for the exploration, as well as providing a conceptual framework for Theatre research in modern European drama. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  PLAYBACK THEATRE Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course will place Playback Theatre in a literary and historical context as a modern development of oral traditional ceremonial ritual. Students will learn about stories and how they work; about the history of the approach and its comparison to Theatre of the oppressed, Theatre for development, and other forms of interactive Theatre; and about the underlying theories of respect for persons and positive social change on which it is based. The basic forms of Playback Theatre will be taught experientially, and students will practice the roles of actor, musician, conductor, and teller. Also introduced will be the group dynamics necessary for successful encounters with community audiences. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  THEATRE IN BOTSWANA (THEATRE & MASS MEDIA) Credits : 3
  Course Description :The focus of this course will be contemporary Theatre in Botswana, taking particular look at Botswana Theatre and the mass media - television drama; video drama/movie. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  SENIOR PROJECT Credits : 6
  Course Description :In this course each student majoring in Theatre will write a proposal on any chosen topic on any of the major areas of Theatre. After writing the proposal students can then either choose to carry out a practical project on the topic, or complete a fulllength essay on the topic. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Crosscultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 100% coursework

Optional Courses

  THEATRE HISTORY (ASIA) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course will explore the history and origins of the major forms of Asian Theatre, performance and production style and practices of both the traditional Asian Theatre and the contemporary theatrical trends and influences with the objective of exposing students to, and broadening their appreciation of, the theatrical arts of Asia. This course will also identify the similarities and the differences between the various Asian theatrical forms, and explore the influences of western style Theatre on Asian theatrical practices, and the significant influences of Asian Theatre on the west. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Practical exam
  ACTING, MOVEMENT & MIME III Credits : 3
  Course Description :A much more advanced course on acting, movement, and mime for the stage. This course continues development of skills acquired in Acting, Movement and Mime II. Helps students develop believable characters while working on acting, movement and mime exercises and duet scenes from contemporary dramatic literature. The students offering this course will form the core of actors for students offering Advanced Directing. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  PLAYWRITING III Credits : 3
  Course Description :In Playwriting III [Advanced playwriting] each student is expected to produce a full-length play of any style. This course is for the student who has developed experience in creating a narrative presentation, this course will further the study of the dramatic structure of short and full length plays, screenplays, and teleplays. This course focuses on the writing of an original full-length play. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Exam [original multi-scene play]
  DESIGN AND TECHNICAL THEATRE III Credits : 3
  Course Description :A study of the technical aspects of Theatre including set, properties construction, scene designing and painting, costumes construction, lights and sound design at an much advanced level. This course will also include script analysis, the creation of floor plans, elevated drawings of stage sets, construction of a stage model, lighting plot, phases of costume design, analysis of characters, and period research. Students specialize in one of the following areas: costume/make-up, lighting, or set design. Each specialization offers students an opportunity to receive an advanced handson training and contribute to a range of staged theatrical productions. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  THEATRE & SOCIETY IN AFRICA (SPECIAL AUTHOR) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course provides the students the opportunity of studying in depth the work of a particular African author. The author, content bibliography and mode of teaching this course will be determined from time to time as circumstances allow. The study of such an author affords the students the opportunity of also surveying the role of African Theatre and playwrights in their engagement with the nagging problems of the environment and cultural super-structures, including econo-political conditions in African societies. This course responds to the growing awareness of the contributions, and impact of Theatre on African societies and arms students with the tools of theatrical/dramatic criticism of society. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  ADVANCED DIRECTING Credits : 6
  Course Description :This course is an advanced exploration of the directing process. This course is the principal training forum for the directing specialization. It is a rigorous practicum that hones the vision of each student-director. Each directing student will analyze a play script to uncover dramatic events, beats, dramatic structure, spine or through-line, and inciting incident which will culminate in the performance of a full-length play by each student offering this course. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  DRAMATIC LITERATURE II (EUROPE) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course is a continuation of the introductory work done in third year at an advanced level. This course will entail detailed study of dramatists and play texts. Among the dramatists to be studied will be Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Menander, Seneca, the Wakefield Master, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Lope de Vega, Moliere, Racine, Dryden, and Congreve. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Practical exam
  THEORIES OF MODERN DRAMA (1920-PRESENT) Credits : 3
  Course Description :The course involves the study of the major modern theories and developments that have shaped the Twentieth Century Theatre from 1920 to the present. Students will be trained to become familiar with modern and experimental developments of Theatre and drama. Outcomes: Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Research skills and information literacy; and Cross-cultural fluency. Mode of Assessment 40% coursework 60% Written exam
  THEATRE ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course is designed to study the tools of Theatre management and producing, box office, price and percentages, publicity, pro-motion, and production costs, and dealing with publishers and agencies. Regional Theatre problems are analyzed. This course will, therefore, focus on the business of Theatre, administration, budgeting, feasibility studies, funding, publicity/promotion, master scheduling, and event handling. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  DRAMA-IN-EDUCATION (DIE) Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course introduces Drama-in-Education as a methodology for learning. It enables communication between individuals exploring person to person experiences. Drama brings people in touch with play, improvisation, group interaction, role play and creative problem solving. While the Drama-in-Education course will consist mainly of practical and experiential work, there will also be an important theoretical aspect included. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  THEATRE-FOR-DEVELOPMENT Credits : 6
  Course Description :This course introduces students to the concept of Theatre as an instrument of conscientization and empowerment for the socially deprived communities. In this course, Theatre will be approached an agent of integrated rural development used as a method for non-formal adult education in rural and marginalized areas. The course will enable students to perceive the relationship between popular Theatre and non-formal education as it will be anchored on the grassroots approach to education and development. The course will also train students to become catalysts and participants in rural development. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 30% coursework 70% Practical exam
  THEATRE AND TOURISM Credits : 3
  Course Description :This course will focus on the role of Theatre in promoting tourism in Botswana by exploring ways of matching tourists actual experiences of the destination with the image and expectations created by the Theatre. This course will also explore not only issues of basic satisfaction, but also of authenticity, changes in culture, heritage interpretation, and presentation. This course will involve the students working with communities to produce plays or devising plays for communities. Outcomes: Information and communication technology knowledge and skills; Self-directed, lifelong learning skills; Critical and creative thinking skills; Problem-solving skills; Communication skills; Entrepreneurship and employability skills; Organizational and teamwork skills; Research skills and information literacy; Social responsibility and leadership skills; Interpersonal skills; Cross-cultural fluency; Accountability and ethical standards. Mode of Assessment 60% coursework 40% Practical exam

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  THE STUDY OF DRAMA IN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN POPULAR THEATRE Credits : 3
  Course Description :The course content will include the history of Popular Theatre in Africa from the pre-colonial to the postcolonial era with reference to socioeconomic problems facing Africa. Emphasis will be on practical drama and performances in schools and villages within the concept of intervention-participationconscientisation.
  EPIC PERFORMANCE IN AFRICA Credits : 3
  Course Description :The content of the course will include basic characteristics of African epics, their historical contexts, and the mode of delivery to the audience.
  CHILDREN'S TRADITIONS AND DRAMATICS Credits : 3
  Course Description :The content of the course will include research on children's traditional games, storytelling, songs, and methods of dramatic improvisation and creative writing for children's books.
  DESIGN COMMUNICATION II Credits : 4
  Course Description :

This course deals with representation and abstraction in the process of communication. It deals with free-hand drawing, perspective projection, three dimensional models as instruments of study of geometry and appearance (light) of physical form, leading to the design of a simple structure.

Pre-req.: ARB111

Credits: 4

Lectures/Studio: 8 hours per week

Continuous assessment: Research report and interim assessments of design project

Final examination: Final assessment of design project CA/Exam ratio: 1:1

  HISTORY OF ART Credits : 2
  Course Description :Architecture is rooted in the search for order and the establishment of immortality. The achievement of mankind is easily assessed through art, from traditional art found worldwide and then the beginning of modernism at the Renaissance. The rising figure of the individual artist and the several revolutions since lead to the confirmation of radical movements from Impressionism onwards, until today. Pre-req.: ARB113 Credits: 2 Lectures/Studio: 2 hours per week Continuous assessment: At least 1 Test and 1 assignment Final examination: 2 hours CA/Exam ratio: 2:3
  DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNICATION Credits : 3
  Course Description :A survey of major development communication theories and their application in different media projects as part of total communications strategies.
  RADIO DOCUMENTARY WRITING & PRODUCTION Credits : 3
  Course Description :Skills for script-writing (and other pre-production work), production and post-production for radio documentaries and features.
  TV & VIDEO DOCUMENTARY WRITING Credits : 3
  Course Description :Skills for pre-production work, production and post-production for TV/Video documentaries and features.
  RADIO DRAMA SCRIPT-WRITING & PRODUCTION Credits : 3
  Course Description :Writing drama scripts and producing them for radio broadcasts, including casting, rehearsing, recording and post-production editing.
  CULTURE, CHANGE AND SOCIAL WORK IN BOTSWANA Credits : 3
  GRAPHICS Credits : 2
  AESTHETICS Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO ART, CRAFT & DESIGN Credits : 4
  PRACTICAL ART,CRAFT&DESIGN SKILLS FOR TEACHER Credits : 4
  PRACT SKILLS IN PLANNING AND TEACHING OF ART Credits : 4
  FASHION AND SOCIETY Credits : 3
  DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS Credits : 3
  HIST & CONSERV. OF APPAREL & OTHER TEXT. PROD Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Credits : 3
  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS Credits : 2
  ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  MOVEMENT & CREATIVE DANCE TECHNIQUES Credits : 2
  RESEARCH METHODS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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