Goal of the Program
The goal of the Diploma in Theatre Arts program is to offer rigorous training geared towards enabling students to acquire practical skills and knowledge in various aspects of performance both as a field of study and profession. This programme aims at providing skills in the area of research methods and techniques, Performance theory, Theatre performance, Theatre education, production technology, nexus between music and drama as well as music therapy. In general, the program aims to:
- Develop advanced skills and competencies in Theatre teaching and learning, theatre research, performance creation, performance production, scriptwriting and acting
- Provide experiences to enhance the application of knowledge and technical skills in planning, administration, and practice in the performing arts;
- Equip learners with technical tools and vocabulary to engage and function effectively in the performance industry.
- Prepare learners for appropriate professional practice.
Graduates from this programme are expected to work as performance teachers, actors, scriptwriters, film producers, stage designers, costume and décor designers, comedians; performance policymakers; performance researchers; Theatre administrators and managers; performing artists and mentors; Drama producers, technologists and script composers; drama therapists; directors of departments of theatre, music and culture. We also expect graduates of Diploma in theatre to favourably compete for job opportunities across the globe, as employees of national and international organisations and institutions and pursue a degree programme in Theatre Arts
Minimum Admission Requirements
KCSE mean grade C(Minus) with a minimum of C- (Minus) in English or Kiswahili or its equivalent in other systems
KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus) with a Certificate (KNQA Level 5) in Film, Theatre, Mass Media, and other related courses from an institution recognized by Kabarak University Senate, TVETA and the CUE
KCSE mean grade D with a clear progression from Certificate (KNQA level 4) and Certificate (KNQA Level 5) in Film, Theatre or other related disciplines
KCSE mean grade C- with 2-year documented practice of film and theatre.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of performance Traditions
- Acquire appropriate skills to carry out research through performing arts
- Produce, perform, evaluate, critique and market performing arts
- Relate developments in performing arts to the dynamics of historical and social change.