Academic Programme : Department of Communication and Language Arts

  1. The Undergraduate Degree Course in Communication     and Language Arts

 

The B.A. degree in Communication and Language Arts, which may be awarded either as an honours degree or as a pass degree, is specifically designed to equip students with both the theoretical background and the practical training which will enable them to:

  • have a deeper understanding of the challenges of communicating in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual country like Nigeria.
  • effectively devise and direct both remedial and developmental language arts programmes in English, and apply these, as far as possible, to written Nigerian or other languages in which there are literature.

Career Opportunities

Students with specialist training in Communication and Language Arts have a wide variety of occupational choices such as being

  • Practitioners in the media — print and broadcast
  • Practitioners in Public Relations and Advertising
  • Communication consultants
  • School or College teachers of English language Arts, specialising in remedial or developmental work in reading and learning, in speech communication or in creative writing
  • Independent professional writers of popular books, articles or stories, children’s books, novels, plays, poetry (all the literary genres)
  • Book publishers, editors in publishing houses and Book Develop­ment Centres.

Admission Requirements (Undergraduate)

Qualifications for admission to the B.A. degree course in Communication and Language Arts are generally the same as for other B.A. degree courses in the Faculty of Arts. However, the department admits students with credits in the social sciences or Arts subjects.

 

Admission Requirements

 

1.

Direct Entry (DE) Requirements

a.    OND (Mass Communication) with an Upper Credit grade only.

b.      Two ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature-in-English and one other Arts or the Social Sciences subject.

2.

University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)   Requirements

Use of English, Literature-in-English, one Arts subject, other subject from Arts or the Social Sciences

3.

‘O’ Level Requirements

Five ‘O’ Level Credits at one sitting or Six ‘O’ Level Credits at two sittings to include English Language, Literature-in-English and any other Arts subject.

4.

Special waivers

None