Department of Visual and Creative Arts [VCA]

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Our department is committed to fostering artistic excellence, creative innovation, and cultural engagement in the visual arts. Thank you for considering the Department of Visual and Creative Arts at Federal University of Lafia. We look forward to nurturing your artistic talents and supporting your creative journey.
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Vision: Our vision is to be a vibrant hub of artistic innovation and cultural expression, inspiring creativity, fostering artistic excellence, and promoting the transformative power of the visual arts in society. Mission Statement: The Department of VCA at Federal University of Lafia is committed to excellence in education, research, and creative practice. Our mission is to provide high-quality instruction in visual arts and design, facilitate artistic exploration and experimentation, and cultivate a supportive and inclusive community of artists and scholars. Aims and Objectives: Advance Education: - To provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education in visual arts, design, and creative media, covering foundational principles, technical skills, and conceptual frameworks across various artistic disciplines. Promote Research and Creative Practice: - To foster a culture of artistic inquiry, experimentation, and innovation through research-driven and studio-based practices, encouraging students and faculty to push the boundaries of artistic expression and explore new modes of creative production. Foster Collaboration: - To foster collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships within the department, across the university, and with external organizations and communities, creating opportunities for artistic exchange, cultural dialogue, and community engagement. Empower Students: - To empower students to become skilled artists, designers, and creative professionals capable of navigating the complexities of the contemporary art world, contributing to cultural discourse, and making meaningful contributions to society through their creative practice.
Programmes: Undergraduate Programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Arts: - Description: A comprehensive program offering studio-based instruction in various visual art disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. - Curriculum may include: Studio Art Courses, Art History, Contemporary Art Practices, Portfolio Development. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design: - Description: A specialized program focusing on the principles and practices of graphic design, including typography, layout, branding, and digital media. - Curriculum may include: Graphic Design Studio Courses, Typography, Digital Imaging, Web Design, Professional Practice. Graduate Programs: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts: - Description: A terminal degree program offering advanced studio-based instruction and independent research opportunities for emerging artists. - Curriculum may include: Advanced Studio Practice, Graduate Seminars, Thesis Exhibition or Project. Master of Arts (MA) in Design: - Description: A graduate-level program focusing on advanced design theory, research methods, and applied design practices in areas such as interaction design, user experience design, and design thinking. - Curriculum may include: Design Research Methods, Design Theory, Advanced Studio Projects, Thesis or Design Project.
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Welcome to the Department of Visual and Creative Arts (VCA).


Our department is dedicated to the exploration and expression of creativity through visual arts, design, and multimedia. The VCA program encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including fine arts, graphic design, photography, digital media, and more, providing students with opportunities to cultivate their artistic talents and develop their creative voices.

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