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BACHELOR OF FILM AND THEATER ARTS

Entry Requirements

These are same as those for admissions to the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media Studies.

There will be three categories of students:
i. The students who will be admitted through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service or Self-sponsored programme whose entry requirement will be laid down University Requirements and
ii. The direct entry students will be required to have at least a Diploma in Theatre Arts or Film Production or Mass communication, or a Diploma in Education and proven experience / interest in Theatre Arts or film.

Examination Regulations
a) To graduate, a student shall be required to satisfy all University as well as School of Creative Arts, Film and Media Studies examination requirements.
b) Examinations shall consist both theoretical and practical works.
c) For theoretical units, grading shall constitute 30% for course work (CATS) and 70% for written examination.
d) For units which combine theory and practical, grading shall constitute 60% Practical Continuous Assessment and 40% for sit-in written Examination.
e) Units that are exclusively practical or special projects shall be graded out of a total of 100% and will be equivalent to two (2) units. Such unit shall be assessed on at least a biweekly basis.
f) Students will be required to do a project (In Theatre Arts or Film) in fourth year, which will be equivalent to two (2) units.
g) A student who fails in the project may be allowed to repeat the project not more than once, and resubmit it within a period not exceeding three months from the date of release of results.
h) The marking and grading of project work shall be done by not less than two tutors/lecturers, and the marks from the tutors/lecturers averaged.
i) All students shall go for a four (4) week Field attachment at the end of the third year which will be equivalent to one (1) unit and a 12-week Field Attachment at the end of their 4th year of study, which will be equivalent to two (2) units. Both will be assessed by a University supervisor and will be graded.
j) A student who fails to score 40% and above in half (50%) or more of the units he/she has registered for in a semester will automatically get an academic warning
k) A student who fails to score 40% and above in all the units he/she has registered for in a semester will automatically fail in that semester and will be discontinued from University studies.
l) A student who fails to attend atleast two thirds (2 of 3) of the class for any particular unit shall not be allowed to sit for the end of semester examinations of that unit.
m) A student who fails to score 40% and above in one or two units in a semester shall retake the failed units in the semester that it will be offered next.
n) A student can sit for not more than 3 retakes in any given semester.
o) A candidate who retakes a unit and fails it shall be allowed to re-retake it.
p) If a candidate, for a good reason such as illness or bereavement, is unable to sit for one or more examinations, or is unable to undertake essential parts of the work for continuous assessment, then he/she may, on the recommendation of the course coordinator, and with the approval of senate, be permitted to take supplementary examinations or a special examination.

Certification
The University classification criteria will apply. Graduates for this program will be awarded the following degree: Bachelor of Film and Theatre Arts

Programme Structure and Duration
i. The common regulations for all undergraduate degree programmes of Kenyatta University and the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media Studies shall apply.
ii. Bachelor’s programme shall extend over a period of eight semesters.
iii. Holders of Diplomas in Film studies/Mass communication or Theatre Arts may apply for unit waiver.

Level 100
CFT 100: Introduction to Kenyan Theatre- Precolonial
CFT 101: Introduction to Dance Skills
CFT 102: Theatre in Education
CFT 103: The Art of Story Telling
CFT 104: Basic Principals of Acting
CFT 106: History of Film
CFT 107: Film Genres
CFT 108: Acting for TV and Film
CFT 109: Video Camera Operations I
CFT111: Art and Technique of Film Making
CCM 105: Media and Society

Level 200
CFT 201: Stage Acting
CFT 204: Playwrighting I
CFT 205: Stage Directing I
CFT 206: Film Theory and Criticism
CFT 207: Screenwriting I
CFT 208: Film Directing I
CFT 209: Pyschodrama
CFT 210:Theatre Criticism
CFT 211: Video Camera Operations II
CFT 212: Documentary and Non Fiction Film
CCM 200: Radio Broadcasting Techniques I
CCM 211: Advertising

Level 300 – Common Units
CFT 300: Research Methods
CFT 301: Arts Marketing and Management
CFT 307: Costume Design & Make up
CFT 310: Entertainment Law and Ethics
CFT 332: Four Weeks Field Attachment

Level 300 – Film Option
CFT 305: Animation
CFT 315: Screenwriting II
CFT 316: Audio-Video Editing
CFT 317: Film Directing II
CFT 322: Animation II
CFT 323: Film Scoring
CFT 325: Introduction to Documentary Video Production
CFT 331: Computer Graphics in Film

Level 300 – Theatre Arts Option
CFT 302: Stage Craft
CFT 303: Children’s Theatre
CFT 304: Stage Directing II
CFT 306: Playwriting II
CFT 308: Puppet Theatre
CFT 309: Drama Therapy
CFT 312: Dance Choreography
CFT 318: Musical Theatre 1: Directing

Level 400 – Common Units
CFT 412: Practicum/Field Attachment
CFT 418: Project

Level 400 – Film Option
CFT 400: Lighting in Production
CFT 402: Sound in Production
CFT 404: Film for Development
CFT 405: Photography & Design
CFT 414: Adjudicating Film
CFT 415: Visual Effects
CFT 417: Audio – Video Editing II
CFT 420: Women in Film
CFT 423: Film and Environment
CFT 424: Cinematography

Level 400 – Theatre Arts Option
CFT 401: Theatre for Development
CFT 403: Modern Theatre
CFT 406: Scenic Fabrication and Installation
CFT 407: Stage Performance
CFT 408: Musical Theatre 2: Production
CFT 409: Adjudicating Drama and Theatre
CFT 410: Radio Theatre
CFT 425: Lighting in Theatre Production
CFT 426: Sound in Theatre Production
CFT 427: Costume Construction and Wardrobe Management

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