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To expose our young men and women to what man has thought and done through the ages, and by a careful examination of such thought and deed inculcate in our young people those universally known social and moral values that are essential for the preservation of man and his society at large.

The faculty aims to be a leading centre for the development of the artistic and humanistic potentials OF OUR STUDENTS THROUGH Teaching, research and the attainment of set objectives at both the group and individual levels.

Dean of Faculty
Prof. Augustine-Neto Emiemokumo
Faculty Officer
Secretary to Dean
Head of Department
English and Literary Studies
Dr. Ogaga Okuyade
Fine and Applied Arts
Dr. Stanley Golikumo Mangiri
History and Diplomacy
Dr. Odogu Binabindor
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Dr. Saale Lazarus
Theatre Arts
Dr. Christine Oyaibugha Odi
Department of English and Literary Studies


The department of English & Literary Studies was established at the inception of the University in 2001/2002 Academic Session. At present, the Department offers just one programme - the four year Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme in English & Literary Studies.
The Department of English & Literary Studies is also a service department, which, in conjunction with the General Studies Unit, administers the Use of English programme. The Department also caters for some Faculty of Education students who have English as their teaching subject.

Vision, Mission & Core Values
The department of English & Literary Studies aims at producing graduates with a high degree of oracy and literacy skills in the English Language The importance of English as the world's primary language and Nigeria's de facto official language cannot be over emphasized. English is the main language of instruction in institutions of learning in the country as well as the language of the elite. University graduates are therefore generally expected to have a high degree of competence in oral and written expression in English while the Department of English is expected to produce specialists with near and native competence in the language. University majors in English should therefore be exposed to standard texts and excellent speech models to equip them for proficiency in the language. The comprehension of a good variety of English and the production of good standard expression, would qualify students for the vast labour market available to graduates of English and equip them for hiigher degrees.
The Department believes in rendering service to her immediate environment but with national and global outlook. Our mission includes:

  • To train students to improve their literary and oracy skills, thereby boosting their confidence in the use of the language.
  • To train students in the use of English for special purposes, legal communication, print and broadcast media, advertisement, book publishing, etc.
  • To equip students with adequate knowledge of the phonology, syntax, semantics of English.
  • To prepare students for higher degrees in language, linguistics and literary studies, thereby equipping them for teaching and research at the tertiary level of education.
  • To equip students for self employment as publishers of magazine, speechwriters, presenters of TV/Radio programmes and other forms of creative ventures.
  • To equip them to use of English as a tool for the areas of endeavour.

Career Opportunities 
One of the objectives of the programme is the provision of a solid base for higher degrees in English. Self-employment could be generated in publishing, public relations, the print and electronic media etc. Graduates of English may also become civil servants, teachers and private sector entrepreneurs.

Department of Fine, Industrial and Theatre Arts


The department of Fine, Industrial & Theatre Arts offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Programmes.

Vision, Mission & Core Values
The programme in Fine, Industrial & Theatre Arts aims at preparing students to understand and appreciate the aesthetic, intellectual and professional nature of Fine, Industrial and Theatre Arts as a discipline, and to acquire the necessary skills in the discipline. At the aesthetic level, students will be educated to realise that the programme contributes towards satisfying people's emotional needs and their hunger for the beautiful. The philosophies and ideologies in dramatic works and other theatrical creations from antiquity to the present.
The Bachelor of Arts programme is meant to train students to use the theatre as a forum for entertaining, informing and edifying the society. It involves intensive theoretical studies and practical work designed to give the student an all-round training in the discipline. The objectives built into the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of the course are meant to produce graduates of theatre who are talented and trained to create opportunities for themselves in the entertainment industry, print and television media, cultural houses, as well as in the academia. we hope that on graduation our students will fill positions as theatre practitioners, arts administrators and managers, broadcasters, teachers, tourism practitioners, film makers, cultural officers, and advisers on cultural policies.

Department of History and Diplomacy


The Department of History is one of the pioneer departments of the Faculty of Arts established at the inception of the University in 2001. A year later, the University Senate approved the change of name to Department of History and Diplomacy on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts.
Beginning with a total admission of ten students, the number increased to 35 the following year. The number has since continued to increase such that the figure for 2009/2010 stood at 256. The Department graduated its first set of students in 2005. The staff strength which was five at the beginning has also been on a steady increase, representing different areas of specialization in historical studies.
In anticipation of future needs and challenges, our revised programme has been purposely expanded to accommodate additional areas of historical enquiry, especially in social and economic studies, international relations, diplomatic practice, international law, human rights and democracy and women in international politics. The department is particularly poised to bring vigour and expertise into the course offerings so as to ensure effective preparation of the students of the department for the challenges in the increasingly complex and competitive national and international environments.

Vision, Mission & Core Values
The History and Diplomacy programme is intended to equip students with the ability to grasp the essential elements of problems and to place them within a time perspective to achieve a balanced view, thus inculcating in them the ability to be analytic in their reaction to the issues of life, and the habit of seeking to reach balanced and considered judgments.
The programme is designed to:

  • Give students a broad understanding of the history and historiography of Niger Delta within the context of Nigerian history and historiography;
  • Sharpen students' appreciation of Nigerian history and historiography anchored on African history and historiography, and thereby gain informed knowledge;
  • Make students gain greater appreciation of the historical forces and developments which produced the contemporary global system and which continue to shape international relations;
  • Enhance students' capacity to acquire critical and analytical skill characterized by balanced judgment required for employment, self-employment, and leadership positions in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian and global economy;
  • Inculcate in the students love of learning and a mental perspective which will enable them to deal with the increasingly complex problems of our society and prepare them to operate on a more encompassing level even outside their discipline.
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General Requirements

To be considered for admission into the first degree programme, candidates should

1. Have five credit pass in not more than two sittings in any of the following examinations;

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Examination
  • West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE),
  • National Examination Council (NECO),
  • National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) or their equivalents

2. Obtain the minimum cut-off score in UME conducted by JAMB

3. Meet the various departmental registration requirements

Departments Programme(s)
UTME Requirements
Admission Requirements
English and Literary Studies
English and Literary Studies
English, Lit.-in-English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject
English, Literature in English and any other three subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.
Fine and Applied Arts
Fine and Applied Arts
English, Fine Art and two other Arts subjects or Social Science subject
English Language and any four other subjects.
History and Diplomacy
History and Diplomacy
English, History/Govt and any other two subjects from Arts &; Social Science
English, History or Government and any other three subjects, two of which must be Art subjects.
English, Any three subjects
English and any other four, two of Arts/Social Science subjects.
Religious Studies
Religious Studies
English, CRK/IRS and any two other subjects
English, Religious Studies plus three other subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts
English, Lit. in English and two other relevant subjects.
English, Literature in English and any other three subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.
Address: Faculty of Arts,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State,
Phone No: nil
Email: nil