The Department has been in existence since the inception of the Technical Institute. It became a Section affiliated to the Department of Building Technology in the year 2006. In 2012, the Section was upgraded to an independent Department due to the systematic growth in programmes and its prospects for the future. Programmes offered included; Painting and Decorating Advance Craft, Craft, Fashion Design and Textiles Advanced. During 2013/2014 academic year two new advanced programmes were added. These were General Textiles and Textile Technician.
The mission of the Department is to offfer theoretical and practical training in Design and Industrial Art Technology to students to enable them acquire the needed skills to set up and own a viable business that fits into the middle and higer level manpower needs of industry.
The objective of the Department is to provide new knowledge and skills development in the application of researchable art techniques and materials for job efficiency in the Design and Industrial Art field.
The Department currently runs the tertiary and non-tertiary programmes listed below:
HND Industrial Art (Fashion Design Technology Option)
HND Textiles Technology
HND Ceramic Art
Fashion Design & Textiles (Advanced)
Fashion Design & Textiles (COTVET)
Painting & Decorating Advanced Craft
Pre-HND Industrial Art
The following activities generate income for the Department:
- Making of Banners and Posters.
- Printing of T-Shirts
- Manual picture production and framing
- Interior Decorating
- Production of Fashion and Textiles articles
Service to the Community
The Department provides the following services.
- Banner and Poster production
- Design and produce souvenirs for occasions.
- Labelling of public places
- Training of Craftsmen such as fashion articles Designers and Dressmakers’.
Screen Printing design.
The Department has presented proposals to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to mount eight programmes B. Tech programmes:
- B.Tech Fashion
- B.Tech Ceramics
- B.Tech Textiles
- B.Tech Graphic Design
- B.Tech Painting & Fine Art
- B.Tech Publishing
- B. Tech Sculpture
- B.Tech Integrated Rural Art