Research Papers/Topics in Fine & Applied Arts

A disarticulation of visual knowledge systems within sites of natural history display

ABSTRACTThe copyright of this thesis vests in the author. NoUniversity of Cape Townquotation from it or information derived from it is to bepublished without full acknowledgement of the source.The thesis is to be used for private study or non-noncommercialresearch purposes only.commercial Published by the University of Cape Town (UCT) in termsof the non-exclusive license granted to UCT by the author.

Encouraging The Adoption of Improved Farming Methods at Mayera With Theatre

ABSTRACT In spite of the numerous efforts being made by researchers within the agricultural sector to link farmers with improved and modern methods of farming, there are still a lot of farmers operating at subsistence levels. This research examines an additional rather than a substitutional means to assist in the effective linkage of agricultural research and processes to farmers in Ghana. This is done by exploring how Theatre (using Theatre for Development processes) can be used as...

Fumɛfumɛ: CREATING A NEW DANCE FORM FROM TRADITIONAL DANCES

ABSTRACTDance in many cultures is performed as a form of arousing emotions, social communication, and spiritual fulfillment. Traditional dances are mostly associated with indigenous people of a particular ethnic group. Therefore, any art form emanating from the indigenes is perhaps likely to be termed traditional. Members of similar community sometimes create new dance forms within the framework of existing dances. A typical example is the Fumɛfumɛ dance created in the late 1960s. The study...

Using Creative Dramatics For Vocabulary Development In Public Basic Schools

ABSTRACT The process of teaching and learning is old as human beings. Teaching has been carried out by human beings to disseminate information, knowledge and skills for successful development. Psychologists and Educationists have designed several teaching and learning methods to provide effective ways of teaching and learning. Among other teaching methods one can mention Creative Dramatics teaching method. This method has been tested in the USA and European Countries, and proven to be e...

SET DESIGN WITH ADINKRA SYMBOLS FOR TV3‘S GHANA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL 2014.

ABSTRACT Seeking to project and promote the Ghanaian identity and culture through women, TV3, a private television in Ghana has since 2007 introduced its flagship programme Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB). A comprehensive deconstruction of the show reveals appreciable level of efforts put in by the producers to project and promote the Ghanaian culture in some aspects such as costume designs and dance performances. However, that commendable effort is quite negligible in the area of set de...

DANCE AND THE ANGLICAN FAITH: RETHINKING GHANAIAN NEOTRADITIONAL DANCES FOR CHURCH MINISTRATION

ABSTRACT This research aims at incorporating some Ghanaian neo-traditional and contemporary dance forms such as Agbadza, Adowa and Apatampa into the liturgy of St. Monica Anglican Church, Accra. While different dance styles resembling Ghanaian traditional dances have penetrated church services, few studies exists to reveal how these dance forms have been fused into church services. I define Ghanaian neo-traditional dances as those removed from their original setting for aesthetic, enter...

THE PLAYWRIGHT’S CONCERN WITH THE PLIGHT OF CHILDREN IN ILLEGAL MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA

ABSTRACT Theatre is a powerful means through which humanity is informed, educated and entertained. The playwright thus, plays a very important role in achieving these in the theatre. Through observations and research, the playwright instigates change in society. Presently, we live in a society where children live and work under very difficult conditions which affect their social, psychological and physical well-being. One of such conditions is in the illegal mining sites. Interventional...

A TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OF PETROCIS INFOS, A COMPANY NEWSLETTER OF THE SOCIETE NATIONALE D’OPERATIONS PETROLIERES DE LA COTE D’IVOIRE.

ABSTRACTTranslation and interpretation in various forms (intralingual, interlingual, sign language) have been practiced since the Tower of Babel collapsed. A record of its consideration in the academic sphere, however, dates back to 46 BC, with the writings of Marcus Tillius Cicero. These writings focused mainly on literary translation and, even today, the number of translation theory books that have examined the translation of documents meant for very practical use, remain few and far b...

ART FORMS ON OPOTO FESTIVAL IN ENUGWU- AGIDI

PREFACEThe production of this painting is to enable the society to know and understand the positive effects and the needs the Opoto festival in Enugu Agidi Village. The Opoto festival which is been held every third months of the year march plays a very vital role in Enugu- Agidi.However its sociological important lies in the effort of the masquerade for cattail anti-social behaviour and evil in the village and neighboring town. Though much research has not been done over this festival, but it...

COMPUTER ANIMATION AND IT’S ROLE IN ADVERTISING (FOCUS ON ONLINE ADVERTISING)

ABSTRACT       This research project COMPUTER ANIMATION AND IT ROLE IN ADVERTISING (FOCUS ON ONLINE BANNER ADVERTISING) looks deeply at the computer animation and most importantly the role these two places in advertising.       One can never know the value or importance of ones power of imagination unless its being to existence that moving images have the potentials to convey a lot much more information although images still convey a lot information bec...

FACIAL EXPRESSION IN POWER TUSSLE IN ENUGU STATE (AN ADAPTATION OF CASTING AND METAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE)FACIAL EXPRESSION IN POWER TUSSLE IN ENUGU STATE (AN ADAPTATION OF CASTING AND META

PREFACEThis write up tries to review what the theme power Tussle means, this happens mostly every day somewhere, someplace in the word. It can be tussling in who will be in control and this sometime ends up in bloody conflict.      This project discussed on balance of power tussle which I represented with two aggressive postures tussling in order to gain one of three components of power: force Authority and Influence. I choose Enugu state because it is the only Nigerian st...

MASQUERADE OF AFIOLU FESTIVAL IN NNEWI USING SOFT SCULPTURE TECHNIQUE

PREFACEThe topic of this project, masquerade of Afiolu festival in Nnewi tries to experiment and presents the Afiolu masquerade of Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State.     At end of this work, a well finished Afiolu masquerade was accomplished.  This piece and it’s report has important role they play, like, Serve as reference material for artists and Non-Nnewi people that want to know more of Afiolu festival, and the masquerade figure stands as the symbol o...

MIX-MEDIA IN SCULPTURE (A CASE STUDY OF EDE-ANO FESTIVAL IN ABAGANA, NJIKOKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)

PREFACEEde-aro festival of Abagana has remained unknown to many people for just for the fact that well known authors have not taken proper insight on the works and cultural heritage of the people of the area. I developed the interest in carrying out this research project on this topic when I realize that nothing has been done on the Ede-aro festival in Abagana.A town that cannot properly recall its historical past may not be able to define its stand today. Since then, it has been my intension...

MOBILE PUBLICITY USING WIND VANE USING A VANE ON A MECHANISM WITH FOUR CARDINAL POINTS FOR THE USE OF WIND VANE TO SHOW WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING. ALSO TO PUBLICIZE SCULPTURE GARDEN

PREFACE    The main purpose of executing this project – The Wind Vane is to combine the scientific and Artistic approach in the construction/installation of the vane.     The Artists should not get confused for executing a weather instruments which the mythologists and Geographic’s use in study weather wind.     The project is significantly designed in a modified way to perform beyond its normal function which is for the detection or wind...

PHOTO PUBLICITY OF TOURISM IN ENUGU STATE

PREFACEThis project report was designed to publicize and explain the tourist center in Enugu State with the aid of photograph. The fundamentals of taking photograph and the process and basic printing techniques were clearly and concisely illustrated.Through this photo publicity, the reporters create a graphic portrayal of the work of nature in Enugu State and also the neglect done to some of them. This will serve as a call to government to come to the aid and rescue of those areas which ...


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