Background of the Study
Theatre has become more popular over the years. It is generally known to people as a building designed for performance of plays, dances etc.
In our institution today where there is Theatre Art Department some of their output works in theatre industries, while some are independent, although the word theatre and drama are often used interchangeably. Theatre is not inherent in drama only rather it encompasses the words and action of our everyday activities. Therefore, the Theatre Arts Departments need good management practices in order to enhance their work for the benefit of their student.The theatre manager must be sensible enough to create and maintain effective running of the industry with the help of his colleagues.
Theatre arts has a lot of impact on national development due to great influence that drama has in the society people get to learn one or two things mostly in drama performance.
Statement of the Problems
The University base Theatre or Theatre in the Academics is a microcosm of the Theatre Arts practice in our society, furthermore it is the basis of theatre practices in the larger society because the institution trains the practitioners. However, as relevant as the Academics Theatre due attention has not been given to it; specifically in the area of the Management of their Theatre. It is against this backdrop this project will therefore examine the role of the theatre manager, function of management and importance of the Academics Theatre specifically FUOYE Theatre Art Department. This study shall look at the management theory, application and effect in an organization, theatre industry most especially FUOYE Theatre Art Department.
Purpose of the Study
This research is designed to examine the challenges facing department of theatre and media arts in Oye Ekiti, Ekiti state. The purpose of this is to draw out its managerial effectiveness in Appling the principles of management in the Department. It is also meat to proffer solution to the challenges at hand.
Significance of the Study
This research is significant because it will serve as a means of guideline to manager or director in an organization and also draw the government attention for assistant in our institution at large.
The Scope of the Study
The scope of this research encompasses and it confined to the effective management of department of theatre and media art Oye Ekiti.
Limitation of the Study
There is the problem of gathering relevant literature to enhance accurate information for the research. There is also the problem to meet with the head of the department.
The methodology adopted in this research is library research and observation by participation.MANAGING THE UNIVERSITY BASED THEATRE, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS; FUOYE AS A CASE STUDY