The Faculty of Arts in the College of Humanities and Legal Studies is one of the first faculties to be established with the inception of the University of Cape Coast in 1962. It has expanded from a department to nine Departments, one Centre and one academic Unit. The Faculty is vibrant and forward looking with the main focus of promoting teaching, research and extension of the various aspects of the liberal arts. Undergraduate programmes that are run in the Faculty lead to the award of the B.A. Arts, B.A Communication Studies, B.A African Studies, B.A Theatre Studies and Film Studies, B.A Music and B.A Dance. Most Departments also run graduate programmes leading to MA., MPhil., and Ph.D. Degrees.