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Applied Art & Design
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About Our Division
The aim of the Department is to train talented people in the skills required by the design industry in a developing country. This, the department has done over some thirty years. Graduating students find employment in Advertising Studios, Display Studios, Origination Studios, Television, Art Departments, Commercial Printing, Textile and Clothing Industries. Some Students generate their own companies providing employment for others. The Department enjoys a rapport with Industry and commerce, with a number of companies sponsoring competitions during each academic year.
The aim of the Department is to train talented people in the skills required by the design industry in a developing country. This, the department has done over some thirty years. Graduating students find employment in Advertising Studios, Display Studios, Origination Studios, Television, Art Departments, Commercial Printing, Textile and Clothing Industries. Some Students generate their own companies providing employment for others. The Department enjoys a rapport with Industry and commerce, with a number of companies sponsoring competitions during each academic year.
Outline of Courses Our Division Offers
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Certificate Level

FOUNDATION COURSES
National Certificate Level
  • Applied Art & Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Clothing Design & Construction

Diploma Level

VOCATIONAL COURSES
National Diploma Level
  • Commercial Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Industrial Clothing Design & Construction

H.N.D Level

VOCATIONAL COURSES
Higher National Diploma Level
  • Commercial Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design

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National Certificate Courses

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National Certificate in: Applied Art & Design
Entry Requirements
  • 5 'O' Levels at 'C' or better, including English Language.
  • A comprehensive Portfolio of the applicant's own work showing ability in drawing, painting, designing, imagination, creativity and composition.
Course Subjects
  • History of Art
  • Portfolio Basic Design
  • Portfolio General Drawing
  • Lettering
  • Ornamental Design
  • Painting
  • 3-Dimensional Design
  • Print Making
  • National & Strategic Studies
  • Entrepreneurship Skills Development
  • Introduction to Computers
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N.C in Industrial Clothing Design & Construction
Entry Requirements
  • 5 'O' Levels at 'C' or better, including English Language.
  • A comprehensive Portfolio of the applicant's own work showing ability in drawing, painting, designing, imagination, creativity and composition.
Course Subjects
  • Industrial Sewing Techniques
  • Industrial Pattern Techniques
  • Textile Technology
  • Garment Design
  • Clothing Factory Management & Operations
  • Clothing Factory Techniques
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Entrepreneurship Skills Development
  • National Strategic Studies
  • Communication
  • Project
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National Certificate in: Fashion Design
Entry Requirements
  • 5 'O' Levels at 'C' or better, including English Language.
  • A comprehensive Portfolio of the applicant's own work showing ability in drawing, painting, designing, imagination, creativity and composition.
Course Subjects
  • History of Costume 
  • Textile Studies
  • Clothing Factory Practice 
  • Portfolio Creative Design
  • Pattern Making & Garment Portfolio
  • Art of Drawing Portfolio 
  • Design Theory
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Entrepreneurship Skills Development
  • National & Strategic Studies
  • Communication
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National Diploma Courses

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National Diploma in: Commercial Design
Entry Requirements
  • National Certificate in Applied Art & Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Clothing Design & Construction Or similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or institutions.
Course Subjects
  • Commercial Design
  • Printing Technology
  • Creative Drawing Portfolio
  • Computer Graphics Portfolio
  • Screen Printing Portfolio
  • Commercial Design II
  • Illustration Portfolio
  • 3-Dimensional Designs
  • Portfolio Creative Drawing II
  • Portfolio Painting Techniques
  • Portfolio Dissertatio
  • On the Job Training
  •  Timed Project
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National Diploma in: Textile Design
Entry Requirements
  • National Certificate in Applied Art & Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Clothing Design & Construction Or similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or institutions.
Course Subjects
  • Textile Design I Portfolio
  • Textile Technology 
  • Creative Drawing I Portfolio
  • Computer Graphics Portfolio
  • Screen Printing Portfolio
  • Textile Design II
  • Illustration Portfolio 
  • 3-Dimensional Designs
  • Portfolio Creative Drawing II
  • Portfolio Painting Techniques
  • Portfolio Dissertation
  • On the Job Training Timed Project
  • Timed Project
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National Diploma in: Fashion Design
Entry Requirements
  • National Certificate in Applied Art & Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Clothing Design & Construction Or similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or institutions.
Course Subjects
  • Clothing Factory Practice
  • Art of Drawing Portfolio
  • Fashion Business
  • Product Development
  • Computer Application
  • Research Methods
  • Pattern Making & Garment Construction Portfolio
  • Creative Design Portfolio
  • Applied Textile
  • Timed Project
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N.D in: Industrial Clothing Design & Construction
Entry Requirements
  • National Certificate in Applied Art & Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Clothing Design & Construction Or similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or institutions.
Course Subjects
  • History of Fashion
  • Garment Design 
  • Advanced Pattern Making & Grading
  • Garment Construction
  • Advanced Textile Technology
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Clothing Factory Management & Operations
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Principles of Purchasing & Supply Management 
  • Communication/Research Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Quality Control & Assurance
  • On the Job Training 
  • Project
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Higher National Diploma Courses

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Higher National Diploma in: Commercial Design
Entry Requirements
  • National Diploma in Commercial Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design Or Similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or Institutions.
Course Subjects
  • Commercial Design III 
  • Studio Management
  • Visual Art
  • Concepts of Design
  • Computer Applications
  • Art Direction
  • Business of Graphic Design
  • Understanding Clients Objectives
  • Public Relations and Special Events
  • Research Project 
  • National Strategic Studies
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Higher National Diploma in: Textile Design
Entry Requirements
  • National Diploma in Commercial Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design Or Similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or Institutions.
Course Subjects
  • Advanced Textile Design Portfolio
  • Advanced Textile Technology 
  • Visual Art Portfolio
  • Textile Management
  • Textile Computer Aided Design
  • Research Project
  • National Strategic Studies
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H.N. Diploma in: Fashion Design
Entry Requirements
  • National Diploma in Commercial Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design Or Similar qualifications of acceptable level from other colleges or Institutions.
Course Subjects
  • Range Development 
  • Applied Textile Design & Decorative Techniques
  • Fashion Business Management 
  • Management Information Systems
  • Research Project
  • National Strategic Studies.
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