Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology

 

 Kyei

MR. KOFI ASANTE-KYEI, Dean

Overview

The School of Applied Arts (SAA), before the promulgation of the Polytechnic Law (PNDC Law 321) of 1992, was offering Advanced Painting and Decoration and Advanced Fashion Design under the Ghana Education Service. These two programmes were upgraded to a Higher National Diploma (HND) status in the 1992/1993 academic year and started running under the Industrial Arts Department which later became the School of Applied Arts.

The School currently has six academic departments and one servicing department, and is responsible for coordinating academic work and ensuring that high academic standards are achieved.

Vision

The vision of the School is to churn out middle-level manpower and researchers to provide support in industries, human resource development and information technology in the Western Region and Ghana as a whole.

Mission

The mission of the School of Applied Arts is to provide tertiary education through full-time programmes in the field of manufacturing through technology and the application of the arts, and to encourage teaching and research in the Applied Arts.

Goals

The goals of the School are:

1.  To contribute to Ghana’s employment and human resource capacity building by providing competency-based technological education at tertiary level;

2.  To provide other related services such as research and consultancy to enhance productivity in industry which is of immense benefit to national development.

Objectives

The objectives of the School are:

1.  To offer Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in some selected areas required for middle-level employment capacity building.

2.  To offer degree programmes in some selected areas required for national development.

3.  To promote the country’s industrialization programmes through relevant research, consultancy and linkage in the Applied Arts.

 

Programmes

The school offers the following programmes:

S/N

Department

HND Programmes

B-Tech Programmes

Non-Tertiary

1

Ceramics

Ceramics

-

-

2

Graphics Design & Technology

Graphics

Printing

Painting & Decoration (Advanced)

3

Textiles Design & Technology

Textiles

Textile Design

 

4

Painting

Painting

-

-

5

Sculpture

Sculpture

-

-

6

Fashion Design & Technology

Fashion

-

Advanced Fashion

 

Student Population

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Programmes

Programme

Year I

Year II

Total


Male

Female

Male

Female

 

Graphics

10

5

12

2

29

Textiles Design

  4

2

  1

4

11

 Total

21

19

 

 

HND Programmes

Programme

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Total

 

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Ceramics

  7

  1

  3

  3

11

  2

   27

Fashion

10

44

17

51

  9

53

184

Graphics

157

18

197

33

   308

63

776

Graphics (Evening)

-

-

-

-

21

  1

  22

Painting

  17

  1

  25

-

24

  3

  70

Sculpture

6

-

 9

-

10

  1

 26

Textiles

9

  1

 9

  5

  7

12

  43

 Total

271

352

525

    1,148

 

Non -Tertiary Programmes

Programme

Year I

Year II

Total

Male

Female

Male

Female

 

Fashion (Advanced)

-

4

-

5

  9

Painting & Decoration (Advanced)

66

    16

-

-

82

Total

86

5

91

 

Staffing (Teaching/Non-Teaching)

The staff population of the School of Applied Arts is as follows:

Department

Teaching

Non-Teaching

Total

Dean’s Office

  1

  4

  5

Ceramics

  7

  5

12

Graphics

21

14

35

Textiles

16

  8

24

Painting

13

  3

16

Sculpture

10

  4

14

Fashion

17

10

27

Liberal Studies

34

  2

36

Total

              119

50

              169

 

Staff of the Dean’s Office

S/N

Name

Status

Qualification

Institution/Year

1

Mr. Kofi-Asante Kyei

Dean

 

M.A. (Art Education)

KNUST-2006

 

2

Mrs. Juliana Efua Abrokwa

School Officer

M.A. (TESL)

 

UG, Legon-2005

 

3

Ms. Adriana Obimpeh-Quayson

Senior

Admin Assistant

B-Tech Procurement

T-Poly-2015

 

4

Mr. John Mefful

 Accountant

 

MBA(Banking & Finance)

 

6

Ms. Millicent Addo

Accounting Assistant

HND (Accountancy)

 

 

Major Activities

1. The School organised its 2nd Fusion Exhibition dubbed “Fusion II” in May 2015.

2. The school also organised a public art workshop (Anyone can Paint) as part of the SAA Open Day celebration to bring art directly to the general public.

3. The School of Applied Arts hosted a number of institutions in the metropolis on educational trips to help them acquaint themselves with programmes offered in the school.

Future Plans

1. The school anticipates running a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Fine Art.

2. Plans are well ahead to open a research website that would feature an online journal and a repository for staff works.

3. The school is planning to run diploma and certificate courses for interested individuals who may not have the required qualification for direct entry into HND programmes.

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