Stress Areas                                                                                                    Code

Drawing, Basic Design and Photography                                                              0

Art Education                                                                                                              1

Painting                                                                                                                        3

Sculpture                                                                                                                      4

New Genres                                                                                                                 5

Theory and practice of art curating                                                                        7

History of Art and Research Techniques                                                              8

Projects and Industrial Work Experience (SIWES)                                           9

Projects and Industrial Work Experience (SIWES)                                           9



Department of Archaeology and Tourism

Department of Education/Creative Arts

Department of Combined Arts

Department of English and Literary Studies

Department History and International Studies

Department of Library and Informational Science





FAA 101 BASIC DRAWING I                                                                                        3 units

The course deals with the development of drawing skills through the study of nature, still life and figure drawing. Study of shading techniques and applications of these to emphasise basic forms in drawing process using diverse drawing materials.   


FAA102 BASIC DRAWING II                                                                                        3 units

In this course, students are exposed to principles of drawing: perspectives, proportion foreshortening, etc.  Exposure to drawing in different media.  Out door studies of figures and figures in action and landscape etc.  Application of advanced textures to emphasise basic forms and tactile effects.  


FAA 103 TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN I                                                                3 units

Introduction to elements and principles of design.  Use of line, shape, textures, form and colour to produce designs in two dimensions.  Exploration of basic shapes: cone, circle, rectangle, square, etc. and their uses for simple designs on paper.


FAA104 TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN II                                                                3 units

In this course, students are introduced to pattern-making suitable for use as wall paper. Introduction to mosaic and textile designs.  Introduction to lettering, poster design and print making; primary, secondary, tertiary colours, and monochromatic colours. Colour wheel and property of colours, hues, camouflage, overlapping, transparency, etc.


FAA 105 THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN I                                                              3 units

This basic course deals with hard and soft approaches to sculpture production.  Students will explore wood, clay, wax, plaster of Paris as media of expression.  The course also surveys principles of sculpture, forms and spatial organisation.


FAA 106 THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN II                                                                        3 units

Introduction to clay as an idiom for ceramic expressions.  Its emphasis is on the exploration of a wide range of formal  possibilities in modelled and carved clay.  Students are guided  through a technical survey of the wide tactile range offered by  the medium using plant leaves, stones, tree barks, found objects,  etc.



FAA 122 BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                               2 units

The course focuses on the principles, techniques and procedures in photographic process. Parts and characteristics of the camera, picture-taking and processing techniques are taught, as well as studio and out-door photography, as well as special photography in science and art. Students are also guided on the use of photography in conjunction with posters, packaging, brochures, book jackets,


FAA 180 ART AND SOCIETY                                                                                       2 units

This course covers the definitions of Art, Artist and Society.  It involves discussions on the relevance of Arts and artists in the society.  Emphasis is placed on the role of art and artists in the development and growth of the society and the study of art and crafts of various Nigerian communities as well as elements of art and creativity in social and cultural events.





FAA  181 ART APPRECIATION                                                                                   2 units

This course involves the development of visual literacy through analysis of works of art.  It trains students in the analysis of local art and crafts such as masks, wood carving, cloth weaving, basket and cane weaving, leather work, black smiting, etc.  It also involves discussions on the role of art and crafts for self employment and economic growth.


FAA 183 HISTORY OF NIGERIAN ART                                                                    2 units

This is an introductory course to Nigerian art history. Focus is on the traditional and modern Nigerian art, personalities and landmarks, past and present. Issues on art patronage, museum and monument are emphasised.


FAA 201 STILL LIFE DRAWING                                                                                  2 units

Drawing practice to develop skills in making sound visual judgement through exercises

involving natural and man-made objects. Students will be required to produce a sketch book as part and parcel of the course.


FAA 202       FIGURE DRAWING                                                                                  2 units

Exploration into various techniques of figure drawing with emphasis on anatomical representations, tonal studies, quick sketches and other related techniques of media handling and manipulation.


FAA 203       ART AND ENVIRONMENT                                                                   2 units

Climate change and adaptation, and the interdependence of the art and environment will be the focus of this course.  The course will involve practical and seminar techniques and students are encouraged to research and study issues concerning environment from local and global perspectives. Students will be asked to choose specific issues on the subject of environment and climate change and design art projects that can best address such issues.


FAA 212       ORIENTATION TO ART EDUCATION                                            2 units

The course discusses aims, goals and objectives of art education. The features of art education content.  Approaches to art learning.  Methodologies for  teaching and evaluating art making in the primary, secondary and the tertiary levels.  Art teaching career prospects and potentials in the development of the student through art.


FAA 231 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING                                                             2 units

The course introduces students to the creative art process with emphasis on the basic visual concepts and styles, ranging from the care and use of painting tools to the execution of painting, and including some painting history.  Study and practice in basic painting techniques.  Basic investigation of materials, techniques, and visual concepts important to process of painting will be stressed.  There will also be emphasis on understanding visual elements through work which includes study from life and the still-life.



The course exposes students in an introductory manner to the property of clay and to the various processes of modelling and  casting using clay, Plaster of Paris, wax and cement.



FAA 222 VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN I                                                   2 units

General introduction to the practice of graphic design. The course  covers fundamental issues such as design elements,  design principles and package design.



FAA 262 TEXTILE  DESIGN I                                                                                        2 units

Development of design motifs from natural and man-made sources for printed textiles, such as fruits and plants, especially their cross-sections.  Composition of simple repeating patterns based on the above cited motifs and much more.  Simple methods of application of the composed designs on fabrics for surface decorations are taught.


FAA 272       CERAMICS: THROWING AND MODELLING                                 2 units

This is an introductory course that exposes students to the basic processes and techniques of throwing and modelling.  Emphasis is laid on the technical procedures for preparing clay for successful ceramic production, and on the realisation of simple decorative and functional forms by manual processes, including throwing, pinching, slabbing, carving, coiling, assembling, etc.



The course surveys the histories of the architecture, painting, sculpture and minor arts of the Western and Oriental world from the pre-historic to the medieval period.



A survey of the historical development of Western Art from the Renaissance to the Baroque period; the Art of India , China, Korea and Japan from the time of Mongol invasion to the 19th century.


FAA 301       DRAUGHTSMANSHIP I                                                                         2 units

The course deals with the development of drawing skills through the study of nature, still-life and figure drawing, etc.  Other aspects are perspective, proportion and out-door art studies; drawing in different media; cultivation of advanced draughtsmanship through imaginative use of lines, mass, texture, volume, etc. Emphasis on likeness and pictorial reality  will be made.



The course focuses on curriculum concept, theories and applications of curriculum  design and development in general education and in art education in particular.  Developing a plan for teaching, administering and evaluating art programmes.


FAA 313 TEACHING PRACTICE IN  ART I                                                              2 units

The focus of the course is on the development of basic skills, methods and the materials for art teaching and learning from primary to the tertiary levels of  the Nigeria educational system.


FAA 315       APPROACHES TO ART TEACHING                                                 2 units

The course discusses the two modes of art learning namely EXPRESSION AND RESPONSE. The specific processes by which artists make art and the specific processes which art critics and scholars apply in discussing and writing about art.


FAA 321 PRINTMAKING I                                                                                             2 units

In this course, students are guided to explore processes of graphic reproduction and autographic methods involving reliefs, intaglio, and stencilling, as well as common mechanical and photographic processes.


FAA  323 CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                     3 units

The course exposes students to the principles of pictorial composition and photographic process, beginning from selection of subject and picture taking to making the finished print.  Creative  expression through the use of the photographic medium especially the digital imaging is emphasised.   The course also allows the students creative freedom to explore personalized experimentations with visual ideas,  materials and soft wares.



Students are introduced to sound studio practices related to the use of oil and water-based, and other painting media to create works that vary in size, subject and source as students build a personal vocabulary of expression. The class examines both traditional and contemporary applications of media, including under-painting, fat-over-lean glazing, scumbling, impasto, alla prima and watercolour techniques.


FAA 305:  INTRODUCTION TO MURAL PAINTING                                           2units

This course explores historical contemporary approaches to mural painting.  Students are to complete on-site work or simulate same in the studio using movable support.  Materials, techniques, surface treatment and preservation issues are addressed.


FAA 333 LANDSCAPE AND STILL-LIFE PAINTING                                           2 units

Focus is in creative composition, interpretation of subject. This course explores the visual and symbolic elements of the landscape and still life.  Students are encouraged to paint in group and as individuals. A close study of various  techniques and processes of  painting is encouraged.


FAA 335 PAINTING THEORY I                                                                                    2 units

The course begins with discussion on the composition and making of painting, the physical components and elements in a painting, before concentrating in extra-material issues. The seminar aspect of the course focuses on the direction of students’ studio output through intensive critique, discussion and writing, including the artist’s statements.  Students are presented with the challenge to analyze conceptual premises, cultural references and the intellectual foundation of artistic processes.  Issues in the hermeneutics and sociology of painting are addressed and students are required to attempt a written work on a selected subject or topic.


FAA 337:   LIFE PAINTING                                                                                            2 units

This course presents the demands of painting from direct observation of the model. Issues of anatomical structure, figure integration, value organization, and colour temperature and intensity are incorporated into works developed in the academic tradition.  The ability of the figure to convey concepts and feeling is also addressed.



TECHNIQUES                                                                                            3 units

The first aspect introduces the role of the painter as narrator, concentrating on the balance of subject matter with aesthetic form.  Class projects are given to enable students approach subject matter from a less formalistic point of view by highlighting the capacity of painting to function as embodiment of memory and history.  The second aspect introduces the student to major traditional painting styles and techniques of some major cultural group in Nigeria.  Each student executes some projects as may be directed by the supervisor.



The course consists of studies of human figure and other forms using clay, cement, wax, plaster of Paris, fibre glass or any other modelling and casting materials.   It exposes  students to naturalistic and stylized anatomical studies of the human being as well as other forms.


FAA 343       SCULPTURE THEORY I                                                                          2 units

Students are introduced to forms of sculpture, types of sculpture and some sculpture processes.  Principles of sculpture, materials and technical information on sculpture media are vital aspects of this course.


FAA 345       EXPLORATION OF AFRICAN SCULPTURE IDEAS,                                                        FORMS AND MATERIALS                                                                     3 units

As part of the requirements, students produce 3-Dimensional forms in ferrous and non ferrous metals using direct and indirect lost wax methods; gas and electric welding skills. Forging and blacksmithing are also vital processes in this course.  Experimentation with indigenous and contemporary three-dimensional forms and materials with a view to evolving new sculptural expressions from the student’s culture/history.


FAA 347       UTILITY WOOD SCULPTURE                                                             3 units

Exploring different methods of wood joining, shaping, design and realizing utilitarian objects.  Students move beyond the conventional ivory tower sculpture.  End products include, among other things, chairs, tables, shelves, and other utilitarian objects.


FAA  349      OUTDOOR SCULPTURE PROJECT                                                   3 units

The course addresses, fundamentally, the design and   production of 3-dimensional forms for the outdoor in groups or individually, using skills developed in modelling and casting, welding, carving and introduction to living sculpture.  Students are to engage in practical projects with regular consultation with the supervisor. Emphasis is given to sight specific  considerations, weather and other considerations related to outdoor works


FAA 327       VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA                                            VISUAL PRODUCTION                                                                          3 units

This course aims to provide a broad understanding across the spectrum of visual communication. Introduction to basic multimedia tools, techniques, theory and practice of modern digital and analogue modes of communication. Emphasis is  on the integration of computer, video, digital and ordinary camera, scanner and graphics software in image production.  Students are allowed creative freedom to explore personalized experimentations with indigenous graphic forms and materials with a view to evolving new graphic idioms and imageries.


FAA 325       COMPUTER GRAPHICS I                                                                       3 units

This course is aimed at stimulating students’ ability to apply  computers in visual communication design.  It includes an introduction to basic programming and computer graphics softwares such as CorelDraw, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and PageMaker Auto desk 3D Maxs.


FAA  329      VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN THEORY I                          2 units

Principles, philosophies and ideas behind projects in FAA 222.  Technical information on materials, and techniques involved in projects. Stress is also laid on the use of African design ideas to produce packages , logos, new type-face, etc.


FAA 361       TEXTILE DESIGN  II                                                                                3 units

Exercise on extraction of designs from traditional objects such as wooden combs, carved stools, carved doors, masks,  gourds, etc. for designs suitable for printed textiles and for various end-uses.  Special design projects based on students’ original well-researched motifs.


FAA 363       COMPUTER-AIDED  DESIGN   I                                                           3 units

The art of conveying textile ideas using the computer as a tool. The impact of information and communication technologies in textile design and production is emphasised.


FAA 351       CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION I                                                          3 units

The course is designed to provide the students with the basic knowledge, skill and techniques required in garment production. Focus will be on equipment and accessories used in garment making: terminologies in fashion trade, types of stitches, classification of seam types, facings, interfacing  and interlining, necklines, finishing, fastenings and their  uses, construction of collars, herms and decorative finishing: techniques of disposal of fullness and procedure for assembling garment components.


FAA 365       TEXTILE THEORY I                                                                                 2 units

Classification of textile fibres (natural and man-made fibres). Technical information on the processing of natural and man-made fibres, dyes and colourants.  Technical information on classes of  dyes and their application to various kinds of textile materials and fibre blends.


FAA 367       WOVEN STRUCTURES AND FIBRES I                                             3 units

Practical exercises in yarn sizing, bobbin and perm-winding, warping, drawing-in, sleying, drafting order and pegging (pedalling).  Plan of specified weaves.  familiarization with different kinds of point paper design and introducing them for use in the design and interlacing order of the reeds in woven structures. Introduction to textile sculpture.


FAA 355       FASHION  DESIGN ILLUSTRATION             I                                               2 units

Students are exposed to broad knowledge of fashion design elements.  Selection and use of suitable equipment for fashion design.  Production of working sketch with the basic  body proportion with flesh added to the figure; colour system and how the colour key relates to one’s personal colouring, illustration of designs exploring various balances.  Drawing from life model.   Students are mandated to present two sketch books filled with illustrations.


FAA 353       HISTORY OF COSTUMES I                                                                   2 units

The course is designed to acquaint students with the understanding of the history of costumes and its evolution: Definitions, historical development of costumes.  Aspects of documentation in fashion, eg.  design appreciation, mode of costumes in Nigeria, Africa, Asia, Oriental, Americas, etc. Examine traditional and contemporary costumes and evaluate current development in fashion. Students will produce an album of Nigerian/African costumes.


FAA 370       CERAMICS THEORY I                                                                             2 units

Introduction to the theory of clay formulation, chemical compositions, types and their properties and how these properties determine their utilization.  Winning and preparation of clay. Drying of pottery wares and the associated faults.  Firing of clay and changes during firing.  Study of the various types of decorations.  Introduction to glaze: its compositions, functions, raw materials for formulation and their properties.  Glaze preparation, applications and firing.


FAA 371  CERAMIC THROWING  I                                                                             3 units

The processes and techniques of clay preparation and the formulation of simple bodies for throwing.  Designing and production of forms through the process of throwing is implored, as well as the processes of decoration, such as incisions, impressions, embossment etc.  Emphasis is on design and production of utilitarian forms such as bowls, mugs, pitchers, vases, etc.




FAA  373      SPECIAL CERAMICS                                                                                2units

This course covers theory and practice of the classification of the plastic and non-plastic materials for special ceramic production, as well as the formulation of bodies for special ceramics, including earthen wares, stone wares, bone china, etc.  There will be practical exercises on the use of raw materials, their properties and firing temperatures; the rationale for special body formulation such as production techniques, colour, texture, refractoriness, etc.


FAA 375       EXPLORATION OF AFRICAN CERAMIC IDEAS, FORMS AND MATERIALS                                                                                              2 units

This course exposes students to studio experimentation with African ceramic forms, materials and processes with a view to evolving new ceramic idioms and imageries in ways that may also cross the boundaries of fired clay and glaze.  Experiments with traditional pottery production and open-firing techniques are encouraged. Here emphasis is placed on  conceptual links between ideas, forms, materials and processes.


FAA 377       CERAMIC MODELLING  I                                                                       3 units

The processes and techniques of clay preparation and the formulation of simple bodies for modelling.  Designing and production of forms through the processes of coiling, slabbing and pinching are explored, as well as the processes of decoration, such as incisions, embossments, impressions, graffito, painting, etc.  The introduction of traditional pottery forms and techniques as design sources for contemporary ceramic expressions constitutes an important aspect of the course.  The course also aims to open up the borders of conventional ceramics in ways that encourage students to familiarize themselves with contemporary sculpture in general, while attempting to cross the borders of traditional ceramic production, materials and processes in search of new creative ideas.


FAA 379       INDUSTRIAL CERAMIC DESIGN I                                                      3 units

Theoretical and practical principles and practice of designing for the industrial ceramic processes, such as jiggering and      jolleying, pressing, extrusion, slip casting, etc. are explored.   The nature of Plaster of Paris (POP) – its manufacture, properties and uses is also explored, along with the processes of mould-making involving the production of one,  two and three-piece plaster moulds for slip and hand-pressed casting.  Types of moulds, with emphasis on the technical and conceptual nature of not only conventional moulds but also improvised ones that reflect the peculiar social, economic and artistic environments prevalent in this part of the world.  Study tours of ceramic industries and studios are especially encouraged to broaden the creative imagination of students.


FAA 381       HISTORICAL SURVEY OF WESTERN & ORIENTAL ART III                       3 units

The course focuses on a general survey of significant art traditions and movements in both Western and Oriental Art using slides as visual aid.  Emphasis is on the Art of India, China, Korea and Japan from the time of Mongol invasion to the 19th century.


FAA 383 ASPECTS OF WESTERN ART                                                                   3 units

Areas covered by this course includes a study of public art and architecture monuments of the West to be selected by the lecturer.


FAA 385       AFRICAN ART I                                                                                        2 units

A study of the traditional art of Africa with stress on typology, distribution, functions and aesthetics. Artists and art institutions, including pertinent factors of historical development are addressed.   It also covers aspects of the stylistic, functional and symbolic discourse of the art of Africa with greater focus on the various masking traditions as the most public of the various art forms.  Issues of typology and distribution, including aesthetics are also discussed.  


The course deals with form, content and functions of art objects in these cultures and societies.  The course also covers aspects of the inter-relationships of the African Art and pre-Columbian and Oceanic art and culture.


FAA 389       SYUDY OF INDIGENOUS AFRICAN ART AND                                                                ARCHITECTURE FORMS AND MATERIALS                                  3 units

This course involves the study of symbols, motifs, designs, patterns, that are relevant to modern art and architecture forms.


FAA 392       PROJECT I                                                                                                   4 units

Supervised individual projects are undertaken.  Preliminary surveys or experiments are conducted and proposals for long essays or reports are submitted for assessment.


FAA 303       RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN FINE & APPLIED ARTS                2 units

The course deals with basic research techniques in the stressed areas as well as research concepts.  Sources of  data, data gathering techniques,  collation and analysis are covered.  There is focus also on the structural  organization of special project.


FAA 394       STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE (SIWES)                        15 units

Students will be posted to recognized and relevant placement areas of their choice during the six- mouth  Industrial Training. Continuous assessment of the student will be undertaken jointly by the ITF official, institutional supervisor and the industry or studio-based supervisor.  Students on returning to the University will present a seminar on the major duties performed and skill acquired during the ITF training period.  Grades are allocated according to ITF directives.


FAA 401       ADVANCED DRAWING I                                                                      2 units

Exploration of  advanced drawing techniques with emphasis on nature and character of different drawing media, their impact on the creative process, more personalized studies from life and nature and their transformation into various modes of drawing explorations.


FAA 402       ADVANCED DRAWING II                                                                     2 units

A more ambitious exploration of ideas, media and techniques.  Students are expected to show creative and original experimentation  with ideas and materials.



This course prepares students for the business aspects of a career as artist and designer, with bias on the special technological and sociological circumstances in which the artist work.  The focus is on the preparation of the portfolio, resume, exhibition display techniques and on practices such as finishing and presentation of works, record keeping, contracts, shipping and copyright.  Search strategies for jobs, galleries grants and residencies are stressed.  A class project is completed, providing hands-on professional experience.


FAA 411       ADVANCED STUDIES IN ART EDUCATION                                 3 units

Focus on contemporary issues in art education .  Exploration of contemporary social, economic and political issues.  Critical study of current pedagogy, cultural studies as frameworks for understanding, interpreting art, developing curricula and guiding pedagogical practice in the classroom.



Focuses on curriculum considerations for art education.  Issues which curriculum makers must attend when organising and evaluating instructural programme in the visual arts.  The various rationales used to justify the inclusion of art in the school curriculum. Major consideration which shape curriculum development in art.  Approaches  typically suitable to evaluate learning in art.


FAA 413       TEACHING PRACTICE IN ART II                                                       2 units

Practical demonstration of teaching methodologies  and strategies for effective art learning in selected schools.  Teaching art in the contexts of everyday life from primary to the tertiary schools.



AND MATERIAL                                                                                       2 units

Focus is on the exploration of indigenous art forms and materials which constitute a strong base for the art education process and provide new perspectives to the issues of art education programmes and development


FAA 421 PRINT- MAKING II                                                                                          2 units

Advanced exploration of various autographic, mechanical and photographic processes of graphic and textile reproductions.  Attention is placed on the use of the letterpress, lithography, etching and serigraphy as design media.  Block printing, screen and resist methods. Types of resist agents and their functions. Types of printing ink for Graphic and textile reproduction.


FAA 429       VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN THEORY II                         2 units

A study of the fundamental principles, techniques or methods in visual communication design. Students would be  required to participate actively  through discussion and seminar presentation, but focus shall be on all the major processes of mechanical  production as well as authographic methods; type setting, print making, etc.


FAA 430       ADVANCED  PAINTING  & COLOUR LANGUAGE                     2 units

The course allows students to work on areas of their own interests and choice of material in order to achieve cohesive and coherent body of work.  The result is a self-designed, cohesive body of work.  Relevant readings are encouraged. Through these means, the relationship between form and content and processes and materials are explored and articulated.   This course also reviews basic colour theory and introduces more advanced theory and colour issues applicable to painting.  Students are expected to learn how to better use colour as a language in their painting through the hands-on analysis of work that employs colour as a primary agent.  At least one or two practical painting project(s) should be attempted by the student.


FAA 431       ADVANCED OIL PAINTING                                                                3 units

This course explores advanced uses of oil painting in both direct and indirect applications, different surfaces/supports, as students refine their artistic   process in the formal aspects of their work.  Students may work figuratively or in other modes.  The work of both historical and contemporary practitioners is considered.


FAA  432  ADVANCED LIFE PAINTING                                                                   2 units

This course builds the painter’s ability to portray the figural subject from life and to convey its psychological presence.  Multiple figure compositions, complex environments, and methods are explored in this course.  Pictorial reality, idealization, symbolism etc are explored.


FAA 433       PORTRAIT PAINTING                                                                           2 units

This course in portrait painting equips students with the techniques necessary to progress in the study of portraiture.  Incorporation of accessories, costumes and  context accompanies the study of anatomical structure, paint handling, lighting and compositional organization. Study from life is stressed.  The later part of the course includes an exploration of the expressive and emotional response to painting the portrait, with the emphasis on explorative      interpretation of the figure and head.


FAA 434  HUMAN IMAGE AND METAPHOR                                                         2 units

This course explores the various ways in which meaning about the human image is derived, whether directly and symbolically or indirectly and metaphorically.  The course addresses the relationships of form and content, discursive and contextual strategies, and materials and processes.  Students propose and execute their own projects based on personal and historical interpretations of the human figure.  Basically, the human figure is to be seen in this course as an ideogram embodying diverse emotional and philosophical possibilities for the painter.


FAA  435 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE PAINTING                                                  3 units

In this course, students refine and develop the painting subject of landscape. The history of landscape, allegory, and contemporary issues relating to landscape, etc are explored.


FAA  436:   MIXED MEDIA PAINTING                                                                       2 units

In this course, students develop an inventive and experimental approach to a variety of media and examine how media, idea and composition relate.  Non-traditional uses of traditional materials are explored, as well as the boundaries between painting and sculpture when non-traditional materials are incorporated in an assemblage form.


FAA  437 ABSTRACT AND CONCEPTUAL PAINTING                                     3 units

This course focuses on studio projects and assignments that emphasise a non-objective approach to subject colour, line, form etc.  The course also explores the historical sources of the abstract painting tradition and introduces students to various aspects of conceptual art, exploring practical issues relevant to painting within contemporary art.  Technical expansiveness, theatrical development and the role of visuality are explored through projects and class discussion.   The student is encouraged to move beyond the two-dimensional surface.


FAA 438       PAINTING THEORY II                                                                            2 Units

This course focuses on the direction of students’ studio output through intensive critique, discussion and writing, including the artist’s statement.  Students are presented with the challenge to analyze conceptual premises, cultural references and the intellectual foundation of artistic processes.  Issues in the hermeneutics and sociology of painting are addressed and students are required to attempt a written work on a selected subject or topic.


FAA  439 ADVANCED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING                                          3 units

In this course, students are expected to show skill, competence and creativity in the use of water colour.  Emphasis would be expert expression in various  techniques such as flat, wash, gradated wash and wet-in-wet, etc.  Students develop water media techniques, explore personal avenues of concept and may work thematically.



This course encourages students to exercise the practical experiences gained in different media of modelling and casting treated in preceding courses.  Emphasis is on compositions, complex designs, use of materials, etc.


FAA  442 SCULPTURE: MIXED MEDIA                                                                     3 units

The course guides students to attempt construction involving an assortment of media such as wood, plastics, metal, clay, rope as well as techniques such as gluing, joining, welding, riveting, soldering, etc in forms for architecture or landscape.  Emphasis is on the different  characteristics of each medium  and how they can work  together harmoniously.


FAA  443  SCULPTURE PROCESSES:  CARVING II                                               3 units

 Students are exposed to artificial and natural stone.   Students will explore other media such as wood, Styrofoam, etc. in more complex designs involving carving and joining etc.


FAA  444  ADVANCEDEXPLORATION OF AFRICAN SCULPTURE IDEAS, FORMS AND  MATERIALS                                                                              3 units

Students are directed to consider other possibilities of   shaping forms using unconventional methods and material.  A thinking process where more emphasis in laid on the process than on the product is encouraged.



The course is designed to expose the student to various methods  and techniques of illustrating books, magazines, newspapers and other editorial matters.  Emphasis is on the principles, techniques and appropriateness of each work.


FAA 423 TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN                                                                              3 units

The fundamentals of typography, its theory, practice, character, technology and history. Basic typographic text forms and letter spacing, typesetting in computer-aided design. Emphasis is placed on layout and page design system, etc .


FAA  424  PRODUCT DESIGN I                                                                                   3 units

Fundamentals of product design beginning with perception of market opportunity and ending in the production, sale and delivery of the product. The design function leads to the definition of the physical form of the product to the best of the customers’ needs.  The design function includes aesthetics, ergonomic and user interface.  The use of computer-aided graphics is encouraged through lectures, demonstrations, assignments and seminar presentations to enhance product design in terms of global outlook and effectiveness.


FAA 425 COMPUTER GRAPHICS II                                                                            3 units

The course addresses the use of computer as a design tool, its application to publishing, design, page layout and type specification.   Graphic integration is introduced using the state of the art software packages.  Scanners and printer functions are stressed, as well as an exploration of the technicalities for publishing, advertising and page layout with type specification developed into digital thumbnails and comprehensive graphic designs.  Focus is on hypothetical client.


FAA  426  COLOUR AND DESIGN                                                                              2 units

The course involves a series of experiences devoted to the development of colour perception and its use as a tool for the designer.  The exercises test the appearance of colour relationships and their application to design.  


FAA  427 VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN III                                                3 units This course is designed to enable students explore the various fields  of graphic design as they apply to social, economic and educational needs of contemporary society.  Emphasis is on layout possibilities with the use of illustration and photography.  Calligraphy, film, television art and design are also explored. A seminar presentation is encouraged to evaluate  quality  and effectiveness of product.


FAA  445  SCULPTURE THEORY II                                                                             2 units

This course involves study of works of selected sculptors and issues in contemporary sculpture including latest  adventures into new area of three dimensional art.


FAA   446  LIVING SCULPTURE                                                                                  2 units

The students employ living things, especially plants as major part of sculpture materials.  Experiments will also involve human figures as forms in sculpture.  Both variables make up the essences of eco-art.


FAA  447      SPECIAL SCULPTURE PROJECT                                                        3 units

The course presupposes a major project for either outdoor or indoor chosen by the student or in group to demonstrate their capacity to undertake a major art project with limited supervision.  The medium of the project is determined by the lecturer and student. Here the student’s ability to manage materials, time and appropriate relationship of work and location is expected.


FAA  449      SPACE ORGANISATION                                                                       3 units

In this course, emphasis is on design and spatial organization of forms within indoor and outdoor spaces, including set design for drama, performances and environmental art such as garden, and landscape design.  Fundamentally, the course attempts to interrogate living space as embodiment of sculptural possibilities.   


FAA 451       CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION II                                                         2 units

Further exercises on clothing construction.  The course focuses on sewing defects, assessment of garments quality with respect to sewing, different methods used in the assembly of garments, special effects for custom garment, importance of  labelling and calendaring given to garments, etc. Other aspects include various machinery used in the industry for garment production, structural quality, standards and manufacturing processes of specific garments.



DESIGN IDEAS, FORMS AND MATERIALS                                     3 units

The course involves personalised experimentations with textile materials.  It explores various ways in which human image is represented in a costume, whether naturally or  symbolically.  It addresses the relationships of form and content, discursive and contextual strategies and material and processes.  Students propose and execute their own projects based on personal and historical interpretation of figure. Figure is to be seen in this context as an ideogram embodying diverse emotional, cultural and philosophical possibilities to the Fashion designer.


FAA 455       FASHION DESIGN ILLUSTRATION II                                              3 units

This course is sequel to FAA 355.  It is designed to provide students with higher knowledge and skill for style adaptation, ability to exhibit fashion product, and high mastery ability of the various methods of producing new lines in fashion design. The course offers an introduction to various media for line and half-tone reproduction and fashion advertising.  Students are mandated to present two sketch books filled with illustrations and creative ideas.


FAA 457       PATTERN DRAFTING AND STUDIO PRACTICE I                      3 units

This course offers opportunities to the student to develop his/her studio training to professional level. Students are exposed to block patterns for various garments and garment parts and pattern grading for basic blocks.  Analysis of materials supplied to the cutting room, cutting room system, basics of cloth spreading and marking cloth lays, etc. are undertaken.


FAA 458       PATTERN DRAFTING AND STUDIO PRACTICE II                     3 units

This course is sequel to FAA 457.  It is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skill required for pattern reproduction, modelling, draping and design adaptation. Good general knowledge of pattern drafting and cutting room practice is stressed.



FAA 459       HISTORY OF COSTUMES II                                                                  2 units

A study of African costumes, with stress on their socio-cultural and socio-political relevance in the society. New trends are considered and discussed.


FAA 461       TEXTILE DESIGN III                                                                                3 units

The course exposes students to general approach to design concept, designs suitable for specified end uses. These include dress wears for children and adults of both sexes.  African costumes, such as wrapper, gown, etc. are studied.  Furnishing materials, upholsteries, special design project for interior decoration, stage curtains for drama, etc. are emphasised.



DESIGN IDEAS, FORMS AND MATERIALS                                                 3 units

Personalized experimentations with textile forms and materials with a view to evolving new textile idioms and imageries.  Aspects of this course will involve experiments in fibre art and colour workshop.


FAA 463       WOVEN STRUCTURES AND FIBRES II                                            3 units

Introduction to Satin and Sateen weaves; Regular Sateen weaves and irregular Sateen weaves. Combination of end and end, pick  and pick; super-imposition of weaves for different surface effects,  Diced weaves, etc.


FAA 464       WOVEN STRUCTURES AND FIBRES III                                          4 units

Exploration of more complex weaves and colour effects, eg. twilled mat, mayo twills, leno weave, pile weave, rug and tapestry, principles of cloth Analysis.  Aspect of this course will involve experiments in fibre art and colour workshop.


FAA 465       TEXTILE THEORY II                                                                                2 units

The course involves general principles and techniques of surface decoration of textile, including silk screen printing, copper roller printing, block printing, and discharge printing techniques.  Technical information on the choice of materials will be examined, including photographic transfer processes. Students are required to carry out exercises on textile finishing processes.


FAA 467       COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II                                                             2 units

This course is sequel to FAA 363.  It involves advanced production of textile design using computer.  It also provides          instruction on traditional and modern information and communication technologies.  The ultimate goal of the course is to open as many creative vistas as possible to the textile artist, using the computer as a major tool.


FAA 471       CERAMIC  THROWING  II                                                                     3 units

This course involves designing and production of more complex forms through the process of throwing.  Emphasis is on the production of utilitarian forms like casseroles, tea and coffee sets, pitchers, etc. as well as the employment of various decorative techniques.


FAA 472       ARCHITECTURAL CERAMICS                                                             2 units

This course undertakes studies in the relationship between ceramics and architecture. It emphasises their interdependency and common goal, and exposes students to the design and production of structural and decorative in-door and out-door clay products such as bricks, fountains, sanitary wares, tiles and mural designs.  Bricklaying and brickwork as building processes form basic aspects of the course. Students are expected to initiate and execute  projects in group or individually.



FAA 479       INDUSTRIAL CERAMIC  DESIGN II                                                   3 units

This course draws from the experience of the preceding course to further the exploration into design principles and practices for industrial ceramic production, especially using complex moulds, such as multiple-piece plaster moulds and moulds from improvised materials.   Experimental slip and hand-pressed casting, using improvised body and local tools/materials, are encouraged in ways that condition students to be able to sustain their own studio production without relying heavily on imported materials and equipment.


FAA 474       MIXED MEDIA CERAMICS                                                                     2 units

The purpose of this course is to expose students to new perspectives of clay work and its application to ornamental and conceptual ends, so that they can be opened up to explorations of the creative possibilities offered by the blending or combination of clay and other ceramic materials with aspects of textiles, woodwork, glass, painting, etc.


FAA 470       CERAMICS THEORY II                                                                            2 units Here, theories of glass and glaze learnt in the preceding course are further explored, as well as a comprehensive study of materials and methods of glaze formulation, especially using materials sourced locally.  Students are expected to develop and fire their own recipes, through a guided preparation and firing of simple glaze samples.  Glaze application and firing, as well as glaze faults and remedies from important aspects of this course.



IDEAS, FORMS AND MATERIALS                                                      2 units

This is a review of the content and scope of work in FAA 375.  Students are directed to consider other possibilities of shaping forms using unconventional methods and new attitude to materials.  The course encourages a thinking process where more emphasis in laid on the process than on the product.


FAA 473       KILN DESIGN AND FIRING                                                                  3 units

Temperature measurement and control, involving the study of temperatures, are covered along with a good knowledge of the raw materials and processes for the manufacture of refractories for kilns and their furniture, with emphasis on the utilization of locally improvised materials and equipment.  Students are expected to design model kilns employing traditional and/or innovative kiln-building principles, methods and techniques.  This course introduces students to the study of kiln design and designing.  This involves the principles, methods, devices and fuels used to provide heat for operating the kiln, as well as loading and firing of kilns in studio practice.


FAA 477       CERAMIC MODELLING  II                                                                      3 units

This course guides students to consolidate and expand on previous knowledge acquired in the use of coiling, slabbing and pinching methods of ceramic production.  The course encourages students to acquire original creative voices of their own in the use of ceramic medium for large form production.


FAA 480       FINE ARTS CRITICISM  I                                                                        2 units

The course covers the methodologies and practice in art criticism as well as the examination of the Western and African aesthetic theories and philosophies. It also discusses the problems of art criticism, and African ideas of beauty.  Studies of critical literatures on  art and artists’ writings /published statements on art are encouraged.


FAA  481      SPECIAL READINGS IN ART HISTORY                                           3 units

An examination of particular selected areas of African Traditional art for historical, critical and theoretical analysis.

FAA 482       SPECIAL  READINGS IN ART HISTORY II                                       3 units

An  examination of particular or selected areas of modern African art for historical, critical and theoretical  analysis. Focus is in the study of new perspectives and methodologies.


FAA  483      FINE ART CRITICISM II                                                                          2 units

A study of selected critical literature on art and artists as well as field  experiences. Philosophies, ideas and aesthetics are major areas of focus.


FAA 484       AFRICAN  ARCHITECTURE                                                                 2 units

The course deals with the typology of house units with stress on forms and functions – both permanent and disposable—range of architectural decoration, formal disposition in an architectural context, spatial simplification, and symbolism.


FAA 485       MODERN AFRICAN ART                                                                       2 units

A study of modern art forms in Black Africa with emphasis on significant stylistic, experimental and ideological tendencies.



ART AND ARCHITECTURE FORMS                                                  3 units

An examination of the forms, content and materials, mainly through a project with stress on comparative analysis.


FAA 487       AFRICAN ART  II                                                                                      2 units

A survey of African comparative arts with focus on the influence of traditional arts and culture on contemporary African Art.


FAA 488       MODERN WESTERN  ART                                                                  2 units

A critical study of stylistic and ideological / philosophical trends in modern art of Europe and America from the early 20th century to the present.


FAA  489      PROBLEMS IN AFRICAN ART HISTORY                                         3 units

The course initially examines the research problems based on readings on traditional African arts.  It further deals with research and problems based on special readings on modern African art.


FAA 492       PROJECT II                                                                                                  4 units

This project is sequel to FAA 392. Students are guided to carry out an in-depth study/experiment in one of the stress areas.   Field research work is highly encouraged. Three copies of the project report are to be submitted.