Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Film

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Program Code: 
DRF
Number of Years: 
3

The Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Film was renamed in 2010 when the component of film added.Entry into the program is through any of the following schemes:Direct Entry: applicants must have obtained the ordinary level certificate, or it’s equivalent; two advanced level passes in any arts or science subject of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent obtained at the same sitting.Diploma Holders Scheme: the applicant must hold at least a second-class diploma in music to qualify for the Academic Music Strand or in any field for the Popular and Community music strand, from a recognized institution.Mature Age Scheme: the applicant must have passed the mature age examination set by Makerere University.STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMFirst YearAll the 12 courses are core.Second YearAll together, there are 6 core courses and 13 electives, which are chosen on depending on the specialization option the student has chosen. A student may chose a maximum of one elective per semester from any program or subject, outside the BDRF program, on offer in the department of Music, Dance and Drama as long as s/he meets the requirements and other conditions governing admission into such a course. The course chosen should be seen to enhance the student’s competence in the field of performance.Third YearAll together, there are 6 core courses and 15 electives, which are chosen on depending on the specialization option the student has chosen. A student may chose a maximum of one elective per semester from any program or subject, outside the BDRF program, on offer in the Department of Music, Dance and Drama as long as s/he meets the requirements and other conditions governing admission into such a course. The course chosen should be seen to enhance the student’s competence in the field of performance.LAYOUT OF COURSESKey:     L= Lecture Hours.        P= Practical Hours.     CH= Number of Contact Hours.                      CU= Credit (Course) Units. FIRST YEARSemester                                              DRF 1101:        Foundations of Theatre and Drama                           (4 credits)DRF 1102:        Playmaking                                                               (4 credits)DRF 1103:        Introduction to Dramatic Literature and Analysis       (4 credits)DRF 1104:        Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology of Art             (3 credits)DRF 1105         Introduction to Scenography                                     (4 credits)DRF 1106         Introduction to Drama in the electronic media          (4 credits) Semester IIDRF 1201:        History of the Theatre                                                (4 credits)DRF 1202:        Acting skills                                                               (4 credits)DRF 1203:        Comparative Theatre                                                  (4 credits)DRF 1204:        Introduction to Applications of Theatre                      (4 credits)DRF 1205:        Principles and Techniques of Floor Management        (4 credits)DRF 1206:        Trends in Film and Television Drama                         (4 credits) Second Year Semester 1 CoresDRF 2101:        African Theatre                                                        (4 credits)DRF 2102:        Research Methods in Music, Dance and Drama         (4 credits)DRF 2103:        Forms of Acting                                                        (4 credits) ElectivesDRF 2104:        Theatre/Drama in Education                                      (4 credits)DRF 2105:        Scenic and Costume Design                                       (4 credits)DRF 2106:        Introduction to scriptwriting                                       (4 credits)       DRF 2107:        Camera Operations and Basic Digital Editing               (4 credits)* DNC 1102:    Dance in Western and Eastern Uganda                         (4 credits)DRF 2109:        Young People’s Theatre                                              (4 credits) *(For students who will offer Theatre for Development option DRF 3108 AND DRF 3208) SEMESTER 2 CoresDRF 2201:         Uganda Folklore and Performance                           (4 credits)DRF 2202:         Performance Theory and Criticism                           (4 credits)DRF 2203:  Theory and Practice of Directing                        ElectivesDRF 2204:        Theatre and Liturgy/worship                                     DRF 2205:        Theatre Technology and Multimedia                         (3 credits)DRF 2206:        Scriptwriting and Production for Radio                     (4 credits)DRF 2207:        Voice and Movement for Actors                                (4 credits)DRF 2208:        Documentary Film and Drama                                  (4 credits)*DNC 1210:     Foundations of Community Dance *                          (4 credits) *(For students who will offer Theatre for Development option DRF 3108 AND DRF 3208) YEAR THREE Semester One Cores DRF 3101:        Uganda Drama and Theatre                                       (4 credits)DRF 3102:        Research Report Writing                                            (4 credits)DRF 3103:        Theatre Review, Criticism and Documentation           (4 credits) ElectivesDRF 3104:        Acting In Context                                                       (4 credits)DRF 3105         Lighting Design and Sound Design                             (4 credits)DRF 3106:        Scriptwriting for Film and Television                           (4 credits)DRF 3107         Advanced Digital Editing Practice                                (4 credits)DRF 3108:        Theory and Practice of Theatre for Development         (4 credits)MUS 2215:      Foundations for Community Music*                              (3 credits) * This course is available for students taking DRM 3108 SEMESTER 2 CoresDRF 3201:        Legal Framework of Performing Arts                       (4 credits)DRF 3202:        Theatre Marketing and Entrepreneurship                 (4 credits)DRF 3203:        Avant/Garde Theatre Forms                                       ElectivesDRF 3204:        Acting Project                                                                       (4 credits)                   DRF 3205:        Stage management Project                                                    (4 credits)                   DRF 3206:        Playwriting Project                                                                 (4 credits)                   DRF 3207:        Camera and Editing Project                                                    (4 credits)       DRF 3208:        Theatre for Development Project                                            (4 credits)                   DRF 3209:        Drama in Education Project                                                    (4 credits)       DRF 3210:        Directing for the Stage                                                           (4 credits)       DRF 3211:        Production for Film and TV Drama                                          (4 credits)       DNC 2102:       Dance in Central and Northern Uganda                                   (4 credits)                                   *(For students who will offer Theatre for Development optionDRF 3108 AND DRF 3208) Internship: This will be taken in the second or the third year. To be determined by the department and the students chosen area of specialization. It will be assesses at 100% and will cover a period of between 6 & 8 Weeks