WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Performing Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Theatre Arts is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gestures, speech, song, music or dance.

Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. Careers in theatre arts share similar characteristics where skills are concerned.

Skills include the ability to memorise lines and blocking. The ability to speak clearly and the ability to observe are critical to the success of a theatre art profession.

Improvements in education levels that have marked the past 30 years bodes well for the performing arts. In addition to these demographic changes, rising income levels and changing leisure patterns can also be expected to affect the demand for the performing arts.

Technology will also play a role in shaping future demand for the arts.
Continued advances in e-commerce and digital technology seem likely to affect future demand in two ways. First, they will allow individuals to increasingly personalise their consumption so that they can experience the kinds of art they want, when they want, and where they want.

This may well mean a more individualised and self-focused approach to arts consumption, and therefore an increase in demand for niche markets.

Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations, projects and performances

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
-Demonstrate a sound base of The Theatre Arts Department at UG strives to help students acquire and develop the tools needed to succeed in their future pursuits by emphasising general training ,which provides students with a broad background of programmes and practical experiences, plus advanced training in their emphases.

Some of the areas in which students are expected to gain experience are design, technical work, stage management, acting and directing. Students in the theatre arts major can earn either a BFA or a BA degree. The BFA is a professional art degree requiring above- average accomplishment in art.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Theatre Arts graduates find employment in a variety of industries and firms. Graduates are normally employed as Stage Directors, Script writers, Producers, Actors, Choreographers, Production Managers, Stage Managers, Special Effect Designers. A lot more of such graduates are also owners of successful independent production firms.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502


Terry Bright Kweku Ofosu
Assistant Lecturer

Seth Asare Newman
Senior Lecturer (Part-Time)

Rashida Resario(Mrs)
Assistant Lecturer

Prof. Kofi Agyekum
Acting Dean School of Pefroming Arts(SPA)

Maud Akua Korsah
Costume Assistant

Kofi Anthonio
Assistant Lecturer

John Edmundson Sam
Senior Production Assistant

Gloria Obiyaa Obeng
Teaching Assistant

Fabiola M. Opare-Darko
Assistant Lecturer

Benedicta O. Oppong
Costume Assistant

Akua Boakyewa Abloso(Mrs)

Mr. Abdul Karim
Assistant Lecturer

Rev. Dr. Elias K. Asiama

David E. A. Quaye
Assistant Lecturer

Albert Tsetse
Part-time Lecturer

Dr. Joshua A. Amuah
Senior Lecturer

Clara Ayerki Amenyo
Assistant Lecturer

Benjamin Amakye-Boateng
Assistant Lecturer

Jebuni Tigwe Salifu
Assistant Lecturer

Relevant Contact

Daniel Appiah-Adjei
Head of Department
Kofi Agyekum
Dean School of Performing Arts
Rebecca Narh
Principal Administrative Assistant
Department of Performing Arts Office
Responsible for admission inquiries