Visual & Creative Arts
The Visual & Creative Arts programme shall be geared towards:
Training in Visual Arts shall be in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-a-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The graduates will therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:
Admission and Graduation Requirements
The minimum admission requirement for Visual Arts discipline should be passes at credit level in the senior Secondary school final year examination or GCE ‘O’ Level in five subjects including English Language. Candidates are also required to have an acceptable pass in UTME and any other four relevant subjects.
To satisfy the requirements for graduation, a student must take and pass the minimum units specified in the programme before he/she can qualify for the award of a degree in Visual Arts. This includes passing all compulsory General Studies Courses and the Industrial Training courses.
a. Regime of subject Knowledge
- Fundamental Emphasis
The programme in Visual Arts and technology shall be designed with full recognition that: ceramics, painting, textile, sculpture and graphics are the basic intellectual tools which graduate Visual Arts and technology use to understand and harness the forces of nature to the benefit of mankind. Students need to develop a good understanding of subjects in general and study them specifically in their chosen disciplines to a greater depth. Visual Arts and technology are professionally directed toward the skilled application of distinctive knowledge based primary on ceramics, painting, textile, sculpture and graphics integrated with business and management in developing, providing and maintaining infrastructure, goods and services for industry and the community.
- Criteria for Content of degree Programmes
These are viewed in the context of the understanding and development of skills in ceramics, painting, textile, sculpture, graphics, design, information technology, business know-how and professional practice.
- Ceramics Content
Appropriate Ceramics methods shall be ensured in the programme. The knowledge level should include ability to select and apply appropriate Ceramics modelling and analysing Ceramics problems. It should also include development of transferable skills in terms of manipulation and sorting of data, presentation of data in a variety of ways. The Ceramics content of the curriculum should provide opportunities for understanding of significant number of Visual Arts and technology methods in the particular discipline including an appreciation of their limitation and ways of applicability.
- Sculpture Content
The Sculpture level selected shall be as deemed appropriate to the specific discipline. It should be capable of imparting knowledge, understanding intellectual abilities and practical skills to use relevant Sculpture principles in the development of Visual Arts solution to practical problems; use of sculpture principles in modelling and analysis of systems, processes and products.
- Graphic Content
Adequate graphic training shall be ensured. This includes assurance of understanding of general principles of graphic and graphic techniques specific to particular products and processes; development of intellectual capabilities in analysis of systems, processes and components requiring graphic solutions
- Textile Content
Adequate textile training shall be ensured. This includes assurance of understanding of general principles of textile and textile techniques specific to particular products and processes; development of intellectual capabilities in analysis of systems, processes and components requiring textile solutions in various settings and assurance of knowledge and understanding of the characteristics textile material and components.
- Design Content
Adequate design training shall be ensured. This includes assurance of understanding of general principles of design and design techniques specific to particular products and processes; development of intellectual capabilities in analysis of systems, processes and components requiring engineering solutions; creation of new processes or products through synthesis of ideas from a wide range of sources; and assurance of knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of engineering materials and components.
- Information Technology
Knowledge, understanding and intellectual abilities shall be assured in principles and application of information technology in general and also specific to the discipline. These shall include ability to select and apply appropriate computer based methods designed for modelling and analysing Visual Arts and Technology problems.
- Business Content
Each programme shall include adequate knowledge, understanding and intellectual capabilities in management and business practices, including finance, law, marketing, Visual Arts, economics, etc
- Professional Practice
Adequate elements of activities in the practice of Visual Arts shall be ensured. These include applicable codes of practice, safety requirements, manufacturing, operational practice, project management, technical risk evaluation, environmental impact assessment and environmental auditing. Strong attachment of students to industry should be ensured.
b. Competencies and Skills
Each curriculum should provide opportunities to develop in the student competencies and skills in the various components of the regime of knowledge. These include the following;
c. Behavioural Attributes
Graduating Visual Arts students must have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities. Therefore, the broad education necessary to understand these and the impact of their work in a global and societal context (including awareness of relevant contemporary issues) should be ensured.
In the Visual Arts programmes, assessment of students’ achievements should be based on:
Continuous assessment shall be done through assignments, tests and practical exercise.
All students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual & Creative Arts are expected to demonstrate that they have acquired knowledge, abilities and skills in the areas identified by the benchmark guidelines.