Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

AN APPRAISAL OF THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUTHS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE EKITI

ABSTRACTThe new media otherwise known as the social media is the focus of this study. It is an impact assessment research using the students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti as its study sample. The social media platforms included in this project includes; Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Biogs. Youths, especially undergraduates are the target of the study. The research explores how much quality time youths spend on social media interactions. The method used in carrying out the research ...

ACTOR(S) AS INALIENABLE COMMUNICATOR OF DRAMA: THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRIME Ml JSTER'S SO AS A PARADIGM

ABSTRACTThe tools of an actor are his/her voice and body (and perhaps the mind). And these are what every disciplined actor should continuously work on to improve their productive capacity for proper play interpretation. Many actors especially the amateurs (Greenhorns) seem to do little or nothing about improving these tools due to their over reliance on other theatre paraphernalia such as costume. props, etc for character interpretation. As such they are faced with serious challenges of...

COMMUNICATING WITH COSTUME AND MAKEUP IN NIGERIAN HOME VIDEO FILM. A STUDY OF "EFUNSETAN ANIWURA"

 ABSTRACTThis project focuses on how costume and makeup communicates in Nigerian Home video film using a home video titled EFUNSETAN ANIWURA directed by Tunde Kelani as a case study, how the director uses costume and makeup in communicating the actors characters and the message of the film. This project also focuses on how costume and makeup helped in enhancing visual aesthetics and semiotic of performance. This project also seek to call the attention to effectiveness and importance of c...

CREATIVE DRAMATICS AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCING CHILDREN's PSYCHOLOGICAL AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF C.A.C NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOP

 ABSTRACTIn spite of the introduction of the use of computer, laptop, e-learning, and availability of internet facilities in contemporary education, Primary school pupils specifically still find it difficult to assimilate what the teachers are teaching them; because the modern day teachers stiII continue to operate under the traditional method of teaching without applying any participatory method such as creative dramatics that involves the pupils participation in the classroom teaching ...

FORM AND CONTENT OF BATA DANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE YORUBA PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

ABSTRACTGenerally, indigenous dances have strong influence in our society because of the power such dance entails, these dances are most spectacular and are representative of any art form which calls for the highest participation in African indigenous life. The consistency of studying or practicing indigenous dances, paying attention only to the form without apt attention to the content is a problem that besets indigenous dances in Nigeria. The less attention given to traditional dances in Ni...

AESTHETICS IN PLAY PRODUCTION AS A VIABLE FACTOR FOR AUDIENCE APPEAL: DRUMS OF WAR AS PARADIGM

ABSTRACTThe joy of every play director is to see that his audience is appreciative and well-receptive of his directed plays and would want to patronize the live theatre again and again; such was the production of Bakare Ojo-Rasaki 's Drums of War. The production was laden with aesthetic effects which are believed to have been the major alluring factor in engineering audience patronage. Therefore. this research work takes a deep insightful look into the problem of the dee!ine in five thea...

THE PHILOSOPHY OF BASICS AND FRAGMENTS IN PLAY-DIRECTING: CIRCUS OF FREEDOM SQUARE PRODUCTION AS PARADIGM

 ABSTRACTThe essence of drama is communication and this communication must be done in a manner that the audience will understand because they are the one will communicate to through the drama that we perform. In communicating this message, the director must understand the nature of his audience, it is these understandings that will prompt him in using the best style that will enable them decipher the message of the performance. If otherwise, the message will be lost. Basics and Fragments...

THE PLAY DIRECTOR AS A TEACHER: A STUDY OF RASAKI OJO, BAKARE'S DIRECTING TECHNIQUE

ABSTRACTTheatre practice in Nigeria has dwindled in great degree just as the culture is fast dying, and the situation leaves many theatre practitioners in a state of joblessness and redundancy. In spite the numerous reasons are accountable for this joblessness and redundancy. However this research hinges on the need for leading directors to adopt the director-teacher approach, which engenders impartation, as a preferred technique in the interest of the survival of the theatre. Using the analy...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE PRINT MEDIA IN POLITICAL MOBILIZATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study appraises the role of the print media in political mobilization in Nigeria; using the Hope newspaper as a paradigm of the print media.The Media is the mirror of the society, and its role in developing the society cannot be overestimated. Suffice to say that the mass media as the fourth estate of governance had been assigned the various responsibilities in the society including the watchdog role, the educator and entertainer of the various segments of the people.The research...

CREATIVE DIRECTING AS DECONSTRUCTION: AN EXAMINATION OF BAKARE'S APPROACH TO WALE OGUNYEMI'S LANGBODO

ABSTRACTThe relevance of creative directing cannot be over-emphasized, as it finds new meanings to an author's play text. Unfortunately. most dramatists view creative directing as a means of degrading their crea1i1•ework They believe that since they wrote the text, they understand its meanings belier than anyone. This study seeks lo correct that notion, with the theoretical concept of Derrida's deconstruction, a form of textual analysis which scrutinizes the dramatist textual inferences dee...

RADIO DRAMA FOR SOCIAL MOBILIZATION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF "JDPC HALF HOUR" ON POSITIVE FM AKURE AND "LABE ORULE" ON PROGRESS FM ADO EKITI

ABSTRACTThe discontinuation of radio drama programmes on most Nigerian radio stations does some degree ofdisservice to the society, because the Radio drama model has the capacity to socially mobilization the society. This research is an analytical study that centers on how Radio drama can be used for social mobilization. It uses the Radio drama programme on Progress FM, Ado Ekiti and another on Positive FM, Akure, as case studies, lo investigate how Radio drama is been explored for Social mob...

EFFECTIVE HOUSE MANAGEMENT AS TOOL FOR AUDIENCE MOTIVATION: A CASE STUDY OF ONDO STATE MINISTRY FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM

ABSTRACTThe Theatre is a major component of the society; as no society can do without diversion and the documentation of its cultural heritage. This study seeks to examine the impact of effective house management as a panacea for audience motivation; using Ondo’s state ministry of Culture and Tourism as a paradigm. The study adopts qualitative research methodology in its data gathering and analysis; it uses (questionnaire) and (Interview) to gather data. While Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy o...

TELEVISION PROGRAMMING FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF AAJIIREBI PROGRAMME ON AFRICA MAGIC YORUBA

AbstractMedia create norms and role models for people to emulate and imitate; television as a medium has the persuasive powers that can trigger change in number of ways in any society. Television programming for social development, a study of “Aajiirebi” on Africa Magic Yoruba. The researcher discovers that “Aajiirebi” programme on Africa Magic is an informative and educative programme, but it must be designed for the advantage of every member of the society through syndicating to oth...

NOLLYWOOD AS A PRESERVER OF NIGERIAN CULTURE; A CASE STUDY OF TUNDE KELANI’S ARUGBA

ABSTRACTThe general objective of this study is to appraise the representation of the Nigerian (African) culture in the global market by the Nigerian Nollywood. Specifically, the study tries to find out how The Nigerian Nollywood projects Nigerian rich local cultural values to the outside world; and appraise how the influx of foreign cultural values into the Nigerian local film production affects the nation’s cultural heritage. Nigeria or Nollywood is chosen for this study because of her pos...

AESTETHICS OF FOLKISM: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AHMED YERIMA’S ABOBAKU AND ORISA IBEJI

ABSTRACTUnder the condition of cultural hierarchy, playwrights, theatre operas, the symphony, musicians and galleries were funded by wealthy patrons present and in order to preserve the best of African tradition. The point is that while the western world tends to see and cherish their arts as the storehouse where their culture could be expressed and preserved. In many Nigerian community today, our arts, culture and belief systems are viewed as self-seeking, barbaric, outdated and therefore de...


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