Art & Humanities Career Guidance and Counseling for UTME Students

Art & Humanities Career Guidance and Counseling: List of Courses/Fields in Arts and Humanities, Degree Awarding Institutions, UTME Subjects Combinations, Fine Arts, Career Opportunities, Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Institutions for UTME and DE Students.

INTRODUCTION

In our quest to choose a career in life, it is important for us to examine: what subject combinations could offer us a place in the higher institution of learning and the fields of study (also known as courses) the higher institutions offer.

As a candidate who will be venturing into any of the higher institutions to study your course or field of study it is important and necessary to be guided on all you need to know concerning that particular course.

This is the main reason we created this page separately for candidates who fall under the Arts and Humanities field of study and wishes to know more about the field.

This is more than just a brochure but after going through this page carefully am definitely sure you no longer need the JAMB Brochure to guide you, but in-case you still want to make reference to the JAMB Brochure you can easily still have access to it on the page>> JAMB e-Brochure and Syllabus.


IMPORTANCE

1. The arts connect people across time and cultures. Because the arts are both universal and culturally specific, they are a powerful means of increasing international and inter-cultural awareness. They help improve international relations.

2. Through the study of the arts, students gain a greater understanding of their own culture as well as preparation for global citizenship.

3. They help interpret and defend the law and constitution of a country, ensuring that law and order prevails in the society.

IMPORTANT LINKS TO FOCUS ON!!!

FINE ARTS/APPLIED ARTS/CREATIVE ARTS/VISUAL ARTS

DEFINITION: Fine Arts can be defined as the study and creation of visual works of arts.

Visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which can be seen in
nature, such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, portrait making,
film-making, collage, assemblage, decollage, calligraphy, conceptual arts etc.

FIELDS IN FINE ARTS

o PAINTING: is the practice of applying colour to a surface such as, e.g. paper, wood, glass, concrete etc. in combination with drawing & composition in order to manifest the intention of the painter.

o SCULPTURE: is an artwork created by shaping hard or plastic material, commonly stone (either rock or marble), metal, or wood. A person who creates sculptures is called a sculptor.

o PRINT MAKING: is the process of making artworks by printing (Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press).

o PORTRAIT MAKING: This is a painting where the intent is to show the appearance of something, most often a person.

o PHOTOGRAPHY: is the process of recording pictures.

o COLLAGE is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.

o CALLIGRAPHY is a type of visual art. It is often called the art of fancy lettering.

A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skilful manner".

A style of writing is described as a script, hand or alphabet. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not compromise the legibility of the letters

Calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design/typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art, announcements/graphic design/commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscriptions and memorial documents. It is also used for props and moving images for film and television, testimonials, birth and death certificates, maps, and other works involving

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN FINE ARTS/APPLIED ARTS/CREATIVE ARTS/VISUAL ARTS

• Teacher
• Designer
• Artist/Printer
• Painter
• Calligrapher
• Graphic Designer
• Photographer
• Film
• Printmaker
• Sculptor
• Advertiser
• Portrait maker etc.

SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS FOR FINE ARTS

SSCE:

• English Language
• Fine Arts
• Literature- in- English
• Government
• Mathematics
• Any other Arts or Social Science subjects.

UTME:

• English Language
• Creative/Fine arts
• Literature-in- English
• Any Art or Social Science subjects

DURATION OF COURSE:

Four years.

THEATRE/PERFORMANCE ARTS

DEFINITION: Theatre or performance arts is a form of art in which the artist uses his/her own body, face and presence as a medium of arts.

FIELDS IN THEATRE ARTS

o MUSIC: Music as an academic discipline mainly focuses on two career paths, music performance and music education (training music teachers in music, music publishing, sound/audio engineer etc).

o THEATRE: is the branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound

o DANCE: generally, refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting.

SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS THEATRE/PERFORMANCE ARTS

SSCE:

• English Language
• Fine Arts
• Literature- in- English
• Mathematics
• Any other Arts or Social Science subjects

UTME:

• English Language
• Creative/Fine Arts
• Literature- in- English & any Art or Social Science Subjects

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THEATRE /PERFORMANCE ARTS

• Teacher
• Performer/musician
• Music publisher
• Actor/actress
• Music composer
• Film producer
• Comedian
• Master of Ceremonies (MC) etc

LANGUAGES

DEFINITION: Language as an academic discipline is the study of languages

COMMONLY STUDIED LANGUAGE FIELDS

o English Language
o German
o French
o Arabic
o Italian
o Spanish
o Igbo
o Hausa
o Yoruba etc

REQUIREMENTS

SSCE:

• English Language
• Literature- in- English
• the said language
• Mathematics
• Any other Arts or Social Science subjects

UTME:

• English Language
• Literature- in- English
• the said language
• Any Art or Social Science subjects

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN LANGUAGE

• Teacher
• Interpreter
• Diplomat: an officer engaged in international negotiations

POST GRADUATE DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS

• Post Graduate Diploma (PGD): A postgraduate diploma is a qualification awarded typically after a bachelor’s degree

• Master’s degree (MA): A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or highorder overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.

• Doctor of Philosophy: Abbreviated Ph.D., for the Latin philosophiæ doctor, meaning "teacher of philosophy “.

This is an advanced academic degree awarded by universities. It is the highest degree one can earn.

The major requirement is the possession of a Master’s degree.

• Professional Institutions: This depends on the course of study.

CONCLUSION

The field of Arts is elaborate and new areas are being discovered each new day. One therefore must be abreast of the recent developments.

In fact, the opportunities seem unending.

With the necessary professional qualification, you can even be self employed. Becoming successful in this field is not by chance.

You must make the choice to succeed, and this involves a lot of diligence in your study, determination in pursuit of your dream and avoiding distractions that tempt you to deviate.

You will make it.

Livrer Votre Monde (Deliver your world).