JAMB Syllabus for Art
JAMB Syllabus for Art

If you are a science student preparing to take the 2024 JAMB exam, then you should have the updated JAMB Syllabus for this year. Having this will give you an edge/advantage in the coming exam as it will serve as a guide to your study.

It's not enough to just study, you need to study the right materials and the right topics for the said subject; in this case, art.

The Art syllabus also contains objectives for each topic mentioned. These objectives are what you must know for every topic you study.

With that being said, let's get to it.

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JAMB Syllabus for Art Exam 2024/2025

JAMB Syllabus

Art Appreciation

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Appreciate the aesthetic qualities of natural and artificial aesthetic phenomena in the Nigerian environment.
  • Differentiate between natural and artificial aesthetic phenomena.

Content

  • Artificial objects: architecture, sculpture, etc.
  • Natural phenomena: Zuma Rock, Ikogosi Warm Springs, etc.

Art Entrepreneurship

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Identify job opportunities in visual arts.

Content

Job prospects in Visual Arts: Ceramist, Curator, Textile designer, Industrial designer, Sculptor, Photographer, Cartoonist, Illustrator etc.

Art Terms

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Identify art terms.
  • Link the terms to their areas of art.
  • Use the terms in analyzing artworks.

Content

  • Pigments,
  • motif,
  • greenware,
  • armature,
  • silhouette,
  • chiaroscuro,
  • cireperdue,
  • terra-cotta, etc.

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Artistic Skills, Techniques and Processes

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • The techniques, skills, and processes with emphasis on tone, composition, and colour application.
  • The types of perspective.
  • The use of perspective rules and terms.
  • Techniques, skills, and processes.
  • The basic tools of design.

Content

(a) Two-dimensional art: drawing, painting, graphics and textile design.

(b) Perspective:

  • Linear, angular, aerial, parallel, etc.
  • Perspective terms: foreground, picture plane, eye level, vanishing point, foreshortening, optical illusion, depth, etc.

(c ) Sculpture, Ceramics and Crafts.

(d) Computer Graphics CorelDraw.

Classification of Art

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between the three branches of art.

Content

(a) Visual Arts: (Fine and Applied Arts).

(b) Performing Arts: (, Dance and ).

(c) Literary Arts: (Poetry, Prose, Recitals) etc.

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Development in Contemporary Nigerian Arts and Artists

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Determine the influence of the art schools and groups.
  • Assess the artists in terms of their works, specializations, techniques and styles.
  • Analyse the functions of museums, galleries, art centres and art institutions.
  • Evaluate their impact on the development of art.
  • Assess their roles and functions.
  • Examine the impact of major festivals on art and culture.

Content

  • Art Schools: Zaria, Nsukka, Osogbo group, etc.
  • Nigerian artists and art educators; Aina Onabolu, Ben Enwonwu, S. I. Wangboje, Jimoh Akolo, Dele Jegede, etc.
  • Museums, galleries, and art centres.
  • Art institutions, cultural art centres, national art organizations – Nigerian Society for Education through Arts (NSEA), Society for Nigerian Artists (S.N.A), National Council for Arts and Culture (N.C.A.C), etc.
  • Major Festivals: Argungu Fishing Festival, Eyo, Egungun, Iri-ji (New Yam), Durbar, Igue, Ekpo, Odo, etc.

Elements and Principles of Design

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the elements of design.
  • Analyse the principles of design.

Content

  • Elements: line, colour, shape, form, texture, tone, value, space, etc.
  • Principles: balance, rhythm, proportion, harmony, contrast, repetition, dominance, variety, etc.

Historical Dimensions of Art

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Compare their materials, styles, and techniques.
  • Classify the periods and styles with an emphasis on architecture, surface decoration, and calligraphy.
  • Compare the artists, their works, and styles.
  • Differentiate between the various art movements.
  • Analyze their styles techniques, innovations and influences.

Content

  • Prehistoric, Greek, and Roman Art.
  • Medieval Art: architecture, surface decorations, and calligraphy.
  • Renaissance Art and Artists: Giotto Di Bondone, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo Vinci and Raphael (Raffaello Santi).
  • 19th and 20th Century art movements; Impressionism, Realism, Futurism, Cubism, Bauhaus, Pop art, Abstract Expressionism, and Fauvism.

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Meaning and Functions of Art in Society

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Examine the meaning and functions of art.
  • Use art to enhance societal values.
  • Assess the role of art in media.

Content

  • What art is.
  • Functions of art in society: religious, social, cultural, political, therapeutic, and economic needs.
  • Functions of art in media: advertisement, education, recreation, etc.

Nigerian Crafts

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Trace the origins, locations, and styles.

Content

  • Pottery,
  • woodwork,
  • cloth-weaving,
  • carving,
  • leather works,
  • metal works,
  • beadworks,
  • body decoration,
  • mat and cane weaving.

Tools, Materials and Equipment

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Maintain tools and art materials.
  • Use art materials and tools.
  • Operate and maintain art equipment.
  • Improvise alternatives.

Content

  • Two-Dimensional Art Tools: brushes, lino cutters, drawing instruments, calligraphic pens, sharpeners, etc.
  • Two-dimensional Art Materials: pencils charcoal, pastel, , fixative, fabric, dyes, lino, wood blocks, etc.
  • Two-dimensional art Equipment: air compressor, spray gun, enlarger, computer.
  • Improvisation of tools, materials, and equipment.

i. Two-dimensional art: colours, brushes, calligraphic pens etc.

ii. Three-Dimensional Art: spatula, kiln, beater, etc.

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Traditional African Art

Objectives

Candidates should be able to do the following:

  • Categorise works in terms of style, materials, and locations.
  • Categorise works in terms of styles, materials, and locations.

Content

  • Egypt,
  • Ashanti,
  • Dogon,
  • Mossi,
  • Fon,
  • Senufo,
  • Bambara,
  • Mende,
  • Kissi,
  • Bamileke and Bakumba.

Traditional Nigerian Art

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze the works in terms of functions, characteristics, and locations.

Content

  • Nok,
  • Igbo-Ukwu,
  • Ife,
  • Benin,
  • Esie,
  • Igala,
  • Jukun,
  • Akwashi, and Mbari.
JAMB Syllabus for Art
  • Banjoko I. (2000) Visual Arts made Easy: Textbook for Schools and Colleges, Lagos, Movic Publishing Company Ltd.
  • Egonwa, O.D. (1991) African Art: A contemporary Source Book, Benin: Osasu Publishers.
  • Egunlae, S.A. (1985) The Essential Ground work in Art and Design, Omotola Standard Press and Bookshop (Nig) Ltd.
  • Erese, U. O. and Ogunsina . D. (1989) Creative Arts and Crafts for J. S. S. Onibonoje Press.
  • Nahab, S. J. (2003) Art of the Millennium for Senior Secondary Schools, Ehindero (Nig.) Ltd.
  • Ogumor, E. (1993) Certificate Art for Junior Secondary Schools and Senior Secondary Schools, Ibadan: University Press Plc.
  • Olaosebikan W. A. (1982) Cultural and Creative Arts, Evans.
  • Olurukooba, B. K. (1991) Art for Senior Secondary Schools, ABU.
  • Uzoagba I. N. (1982) Understanding Art in General Education, Onitsha; African Publish Ltd.
  • Wangboje, I. N. (1982) A Textbook on Art for Junior and Senior Secondary Schools, Evans Publishers.

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In Summary

There you have it, the updated JAMB Syllabus for Art Exam 2024, and the recommended textbooks you should read to help you pass the exam.

This JAMB Syllabus for Art Exam is very important because, without it, you will not know where to concentrate while studying for your exam.

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