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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Theatre Arts [UPDATED]

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Theatre Arts: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Theatre Arts in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Theatre Arts?, what subjects are needed to study Theatre Arts?, What Subject Will I write in Jamb to Study Theatre Art?

Hello SAVANTS! welcome “JAMB doctor Series” in this episode, you will get the correct WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for Theatre Arts, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study Theatre Arts through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right? STAY TUNED!

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Theatre Art
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Theatre Art

For everyone who plans to study Theatre Arts in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Theatre Artist in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which correct the mistake.

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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Theatre Arts in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Theatre Arts in Nigeria.

If you must study Theatre Arts in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools

A. JAMB English Syllabus
B. JAMB Mathematics Syllabus
C. JAMB Syllabus For Physics
D. JAMB Chemistry Syllabus
E. JAMB Syllabus For Biology
F. JAMB Economics Syllabus
G. JAMB Syllabus For Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
H. JAMB government Syllabus
I. JAMB Syllabus for Commerce
J. JAMB Literature in English Syllabus
K. JAMB Computer Studies Syllabus

Subjects Required To Study Theatre Arts

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The subjects Required to study Theatre Arts in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • Government*
  • Commerce*

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Government and Commerce: Commerce and Government subjects are core for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE. But for JAMB you may decide to or to not enroll either Government or Chemistry, that is, neither Government or Commerce is required in JAMB to study Theatre Arts, it is only needed in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, and Literature in English are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Theatre Arts.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Theatre Arts

Jamb Subject Combination for Theatre Art
JAMB Subject Combination for Theatre Art

To Study Theater Art, the follow subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Theatre Arts

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with Use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Theatre Arts, are…

  • Use of English
  • Literature in English and
  • and Arts subjects (CRS, Government e.t.c)

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Theatre Arts

WAEC student Portal
WAEC student Portal

Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Theatre Arts.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Theatre Arts are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • and Arts subjects (CRS, Government)

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Theatre Arts Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Theatre Arts through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Theatre Arts for the different Universities in Nigeria. Click me Now😎 for JAMB Brochure

List Of Federal Universities That Offers Theatre Arts

Below are schools you can study theatre art;

  1. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  2. Anambra State University, Uli
  3. Benue State University, Makurdi
  4. Bowen University, Iwo
  5. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  6. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  7. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  8. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  9. Imo State University, Owerri
  10. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  11. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  12. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  14. Plateau State University, Bokkos
  15. Redeemers University
  16. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  17. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  18. University Of Uyo
  19. University of Benin

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Government compulsory for Theatre Arts in JAMB?

NO, Government is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Theatre Arts, but it is accepted for Admission to study Theatre Arts, that is, instead of enrolling Commerce in JAMB, you can instead enroll Government as a subject in JAMB.

What are the compulsory subjects for Theatre Arts?

The Compulsory Subject for Theatre Arts In JAMB are Use of English, Literature in English and two (2) other relevant subjects.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and Arts subjects (CRS, Government)

What are the main subject for Theatre Arts

The main subjects to study Theatre Arts in JAMB are English Language Literature in English and two (2) other relevant subjects.. Government, CRS or commerce can be used also to complete the number of subject to be four (4).

Is maths compulsory in JAMB for Theatre Arts?

NO, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject to study Theatre Arts in JAMB.

Is there Theatre Arts as a subject in JAMB?

No, there is no subject called Theatre Arts in JAMB. the only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Theatre Arts are; Use of English Language Literature in English and two (2) other relevant subjects

Can I Study Theatre Art Without commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Theatre Arts without Commerce, but you will have to replace the subject (commerce) with a suitable subject like Government.

In Summary

To study Theatre Arts you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are English Language, Literature in English and two (2) other relevant subjects and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English, Mathematics, Literature in English and Arts subjects (CRS, Government)

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Arts, Social Sciences or Science subjects.Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and Arts subjects.Literature in English and two (2) other relevant subjects.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Theatre Arts

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