JAMB 2019/2020 Art (Fine Art) Syllabus | Download or View the PDF here
This is to inform all JAMB candidates writing Art (Fine Art) that the new Syllabus for 2019/2020 Jamb exam is out. Candidates can download or view the pdf format here.
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination syllabus for Art (Fine Art) is designed to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination.
The following are what this syllabus strives to achieve:
Exhibit knowledge of the fundamental elements, principles and terminology of art;
Demonstrate knowledge of historical dimensions of art with emphasis on Egyptian and Nigerian art;
Demonstrate knowledge of artistic techniques, processes, the use of materials and maintenance of tools and equipment
Display aesthetic sensitivity to the environment and knowledge of the meanin and function of art in society.
The syllabus is divided into five sections as given below:
SECTION A: [JAMB 2019/2020 Art Syllabus]
Classification Of Arts
Visual Arts: (Fine and Applied Art)
b. Performing Arts: (Music, Dance and Drama)
c. Literary Art: (Poetry, Prose, Recitals) etc.
Elements and Principle of Design
Elements: line, colour, shape, form, texture, tone, value, space etc.
b. Principles: balance, rhythm, proportion, harmony, contrast, repetition, dominance, variety, etc.
Pigments, motif, greenware, armature, silhouette, chiaroscuro, cireperdue, terracotta etc.
SECTION B: [JAMB 2019/2020 Art Syllabus]
Cultural and Historical Dimension of Art:
a). Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Art,
b). Medieval Art: architecture, surface decorations and calligraphy;
c). Renaissance Art and Artists: Giotto Di Bondone, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael (Raffaello Santi) etc.
d). 19th and 20th Century art movements; Impressionism, Realism, Futurism, Cubism, Bauhaus, Pop art, Abstract, Expressionism, Fauvism, etc.
Nok, Ife, Igbo-Ukwu, Benin, Esie, Igala, Jukun, Akwashi, Mbari, etc.
Nigerian Local Crafts
Pottery, woodworks, cloth-weaving, carving, leather works, metal works, beadworks, body decoration, mat and cane weaving etc.
Development In Contemporary Nigerian Arts and Artists
a). Art Schools: Zaria, Nsukka, Oshogbo group, etc.
b). Nigerian artists and art educators; Aina Onabolu, Ben Enwonwu, S. I. Wangboje, Jimoh Akolo, Dele Jegede, etc.
c). Museums, galleries and art centres;
d). Art institutions, cultural art centres, national art organizations – Nigerian Society for Education through Arts (S.N.E.A), Society for Nigerian Artists (S.N.A), National Council for Arts and Culture (N.C.A.C), etc.
e). Major Festivals: Argungu Fishing Festival, Eyo, Egungun, Iri-ji (New Yam), Durbar, Igue, Ekpo, Odo, etc.
SECTION C: [JAMB 2019/2020 Art Syllabus]
ARTISTIC SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES
a. Two-Dimensional Art: drawing, painting, graphics and textile design.
Linear, angular, aerial, parallel etc.
ii. Perspective terms: foreground, picture plane, eye-level vanishing point, foreshortening, optical illusion, dept etc.
Sculpture, ceramics and crafts,
d. Computer Graphics: Corel Draw
TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
a. Two-dimensional Art Materials: pencils charcoal, pastel/crayon, fixatives, fabric, dyes, lino, wood blocks etc.
b. Two-Dimensional Art Tools: brushes, lino cutters, drawing instruments, calligraphy, pens, sharpeners, etc;
c. Two-Dimensional Art Equipment: air compressor, spray gun, enlarger, computer etc.
d. Improvisation of materials:
Two-Dimensional Art: colours, brushes, calligraphy etc.
ii. Three-Dimensional Art: spatula, kiln, beater, etc.
Still life, nature or imaginative composition.
SECTION A: [JAMB 2019/2020 Art Syllabus]
a. Man-made objects: architecture and sculpture
b. Natural phenomena: Zuma Rock, Ikogosi Warm Springs, etc.
MEANING AND FUNCTIONS OF ART IN SOCIETY
a. What art is
b. Functions of art in society: religious, social, cultural, political, therapeutic and economic needs,
c. Functions of art in television: advertising, educational recreational, etc.
Jamb Arts Syllabus Recommended Textbook
Banjoko I. (2000). Visual Arts made Easy: Textbook for Schools and Colleges, Lagos, Movic Publishing Company Ltd.
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