Industrial Design Department was established in 1981 and has three
sections namely; Fashion Design, Textile Design, and Ceramics. The
Department was created with the primary aim of satisfying and meeting
the varied demands of individuals and the industries for design and
fashion design subjects were introduced in 1965 by the late Eve de
Negri. The programme started as a three year certificate course but was
eventually phased out. The ND programme in Fashion Design started in the
1980/81 session and the HND Fashion Design started in 1982/83 session.
The fashion section also ran a day release course in Dressmaking for
persons involved in the garment and related industries, which has since
become a full certificate course in Dressmaking. The section has seven
lecturers and one non academic staff.
Textile section was established in 1976 to prepare students for the
award of HND in Textile Design. Prior to this, design for textile was
taught as part of the General Art courses that leads to the award of ND
in Textile Design. The section produces fabric designers for textile
industries and also for self employment. For this purpose students are
trained in courses based on Art, Design, Textile science and Technology
Ceramics section was first established in 1962 and students were
admitted for the ND programme. Before this development Ceramics was
taught as one of the courses for the preparation of students for ND in
General Art. The section was closed down in 1964 for lack of staff, but
was reopened in1969. Courses leading to HND in ceramics started in 1986
and were terminated in 1988, since they were not accredited by the NBTE.
section has a large studio and kiln room, and has six well qualified
and efficient staff. Altogether, the department of industrial design has
a team of qualified, efficient, and experienced staff.