Sculpture

Amoako Temeng

Mr. Andrew Amoako-Temeng, HOD

The Sculpture Department is one of the seven departments making up the School of Applied Arts. Until the 2008/2009 academic year, it was a section under the Department of Fine Arts. Courses offered in the Department are practically biased and have to do with the designing and production of aesthetic and functional items using materials such as wood, metal, stone, plastic, cement, ‘Plaster of Paris’ (POP) and ‘Styrofoam’. The training gives students a broad based exposure so as to make them fit into many areas of the job market or enable them set up their own workshops.

 Vision

  • To promote excellence and equity in comprehensive visual art education.
  • To actively encourage research in lifelong art-based learning, and support the development of local, regional and national research based policies that promote achievement through visual art.

Mission
The mission of the Department is to equip students with knowledge and skills to make them marketable after school. The training will also help bridge the gap between the higher and the lower manpower needs of the economy, especially in the industries and information technology sectors.

Goals
The goals of the Sculpture Department are to:

  • Produce well-trained career-oriented graduates to contribute to the nation’s employment and human resource needs.
  • To break new grounds through research and the application of science and technology.
  • To positively affect the immediate community of the school through shared life.

Objectives

  • To offer degree programmes in Sculpture.
  • To run art related Higher Diploma and certificate programmes.
  • To contribute to the country’s industrialization programme through research, consultancy and linkage programmes.

Programmes
The Department of Sculpture currently offers a programme leading to the award of Higher National Diploma in Sculpture.Courses offered include History of Sculpture, Materials & Methods, Drawing, Carving, Modelling & Casting, Computer Art (3D), Interior & Art Furniture, Assemblage & Construction and Entrepreneurship. Students are also mandated to carry out a research work or execute a project work related to their field of study.

 Future Plans

  • To run Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) programme in Sculpture.
  • To organize orientation programmes in the second cycle institutions within Sekondi-Takoradi in order to whip up interest in students offering art courses to enroll in Takoradi polytechnic.
  • To promote the department through exhibitions and open days.
  • To link up with other sister institutions both within and outside Ghana for exchange programmes.
  • To research into local materials to be used for teaching and learning to reduce the high cost of materials.
  • To set up a viable production unit to generate income for the department and to sharpen the practical skills of students.

Staff position

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATION

POSITION

1

Mr Owusu-Ansah, Ankrah

MFA Sculpture

Lecturer

2

Mr. Bondzie Micah, Victor Kweku

MFA [Sculpture]

Snr. Lecturer

3

Mr Asamani, David 

MA [Art Educ.]

Lecturer

4

Dr. Bentum, Samuel Adentwi

PHD,MFA [Painting/Sculpture]

Lecturer

5

Dr .Wolter, Heidrun

PHD, MFA.

Lecturer

7

Mr Ayeh, Solomon Obuobisa

MFA Sculpture

Lecturer

8

Mr Tsey, Dickson 

MFA Sculpture

Lecturer

9

Mr Amoako-Temeng, Andrews

MFA Sculpture

Lecturer

10

Mr Boakye -Yiadom, Frederick

MFA Sculpture

Lecturer

11

Mr Akinruntan, Rex Ifelaja

BA Com  Design

Snr. Instructor