Department of Painting & General Arts
Department of Sculpture & Ceramics
Department of Graphics & Textiles
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- Pre-ND Fine Art
- National Diploma (ND) in General Arts
- Higher National Diploma (HND) in Painting
Objectives of programmes
The objective behind the pre-ND programme would be to equip the student to:
On completion of the two-year National Diploma, the diplomat will be expected to be a productive, creative, skilled general artist and designers for the society, industries and commercial concerns. It offers opportunity for self-employment.
On completion of the Higher National Diploma course in painting the students should be able to:
The General course is designed to equip the students with visual and literary communication skill, and acquaints him with developments in Art and Education through the ages.
This is a one year programme designed to cater for and prepare candidates who do not posses the minimum entry qualification for the ND programme.
The minimum entry requirement into the Pre-ND programme are as follows:
Irrespective of A and B above, all prospective candidates would be required to pass an entrance examination conducted by the school of Art and Design.
This is a two year basic course in Art and Design. It comprises four semester which shall be devoted to on-campus instruction with a supervised industrial attachment scheduled for the long vacations. Project write-up exhibitions of their works as an intergral part of the final examination.
The minimum entry requirement for National Diploma is the West African School Certificate or its equivalent with a pass in English and Credit in at least four subjects including Fine Art, or Teacher Grade II certificate with merit in at least four subjects including English and Fine Art. In addition to the above candidate must meet JAMB entry requirement.
The Higher National diploma in Painting is a two-year programme comprising four semesters of intensive on-campus classroom and studio instruction with a supervised industrial attachment during the vacation. Project write-up exhibitions of their works as an intergral part of the final examination.
Candidate seeking admission for the higher National Diploma courses must have completed the National Diploma course and passed it at the pass level and must have worked in relevant industry for a minimum period of one year.
The department offers academic programme leading to the award of Higher National Diploma (HND) in two specialized options, which are:
- HND Sculpture.
- HND Ceramics.
The General of the programme is based on the philosophy of Hand and Brain for development with the desirable goal of educating highly skilled diplomats who are well versed in the Aesthetics, Conceptual and technical rudiments of three dimensional designs to meet with social and industrial needs of the society.
Specifically, students would be able to:
Sculpture refers specifically to the organization of forms and space, using varieties of materials, processes and tools students admitted into the programme are encouraged to a avail themselves with the opportunities available in the department so that on completion of the course they would be able to apply learning to productivity.
The emphasis of the HND course in both Ceramics and Sculpture is on studio practices necessary for sculpture or the Ceramic industries with relevant theoretical orientation in the various fields of sculpture or ceramics.
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Sculpture option
Students should be able to:
Entry requirement into the programme is opened to (upon applications using the prescribed Polytechnic admission forms) holders of the National Diploma (Art and Design) or its equivalent in related fields such as Diploma in Fine and Applied Art, with a minimum score of C.P.A. 2.00.
Candidate with lesser C.P.A. pass score with no less with two-year ND industrial experiences in relevant areas are also qualified to apply for admission.
The students should be able to:
- HND in graphics Design II
- HND In Textiles Design III
- ND in Fashion Design and Clothing Technology.
The department offers a two-year academic programme geared toward the award of the higher national Diploma (HND) with specialization in any of the two distinct areas of
The goal of this programme is to develop and awaken the perceptual and conceptual abilities in the graduates of these programmes as well as inculcate the relevant and enduring skills necessary to equip them with the capabilities of adapting into the industrial and public sector of society. The programme is equally channeled towards the development of the intellectual aesthetic, moral and civic values of the diplomats to the end that can function effectively at the different levels of the organized industrial sector as well as imbibe the virtues of good citizenship.
National Diploma (ND)
Candidate for admission into the fashion and clothing technology programme must possess the West African School Certificate, GCE O/L or NECO or its equivalent with credit passes in at least four (4 subjects at ONE sitting or five (5) credits passes at TWO sittings in any of the following subjects: Fine Art, Clothing and textiles, Home Economics, Economics, Biology/Health Science, Technical Drawing, Government, English literature, B.K, Geography, Commerce and at least a pass in English Language. OR Candidates who have passed the prescribed examination the Pre-ND level of the school of art and design.
The HND programme in Graphics and Textile design are open to holders of the National Diploma in Art and Design with a CGPA of not less than 2.50. This is subject to a minimum of one year post qualification industrial work experience candidates with CGPA of less than 2.50 age expected undergo a two industrial experience before returning for the higher national Diploma programme. This in addition to the minimum school certificate/O/L requirement of the School of Art and Design.