BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Sculpture Technology is one of the Six departments that make up the Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology. The courses offered are practical based and involve the use of materials such as wood, metal, stone, plastic, cement, Plaster of Paris (POP) and Styrofoam to design and to produce aesthetic and functional items. The training exposes students to both traditional and current sculpture practices – the world over – to make them fit into many areas of the job market and to enable them set up their own businesses.
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Department is to equip students with knowledge and skills to make them marketable after school. The Department also seek to help bridge the gap between the higher and the lower manpower needs of the country, especially in the industry and information technology sectors, through the application of modern and pedagogical approaches.
The vision of the Department is to:
promote excellence and equity in comprehensive visual art education that will lead to career opportunities for all of its students; and
actively encourage research in lifelong art-based learning and to support the development of local, regional and national research-based policies that will promote achievement through visual art.
The goals of the Sculpture Department are to:
urn out well trained career-oriented graduates to contribute to the nation’s employment and human resource needs;
break new grounds through research and the application of science and technology; as well as
positively affect the immediate community of the institution through shared life.
The key objectives of the Department are to:
1. offer degree programmes in Sculpture;
2. run art-related Higher Diploma and certificate programmes; and
3. contribute to the country’s industrialisation programme through research, consultancy and linkage programmes.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED HND SCULPTURE
The Department of Sculpture Technology 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, Entrepreneurship and final year research/project.
DIPLOMA IN SCULPTURE
The Department has just been given approval by the Academic Board to run a two-year Diploma in Sculpture. The programme has already been advertised for prospective students to enrol.
Students of the programme are expected to be equipped with fundamental skills in Sculpture practices, Communication Skills and Mathematics to the level that would prepare them to meet the standard to progress to the Higher National Diploma level.
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY SCULPTURE
The Department is currently seeking accreditation to run a four-year Bachelor of Technology in Sculpture and Industrial Production and two-year Bachelor of Technology in Sculpture and Industrial Production (Top – Up)