Department Of Industrial Design
On October 27th 1977, the Faculty Board of Environmental Design sent in a
proposal on the establishment of the Department of Industrial Design to the 37th meeting
of Ahmadu Bello University Senate for its consideration and approval.
This proposal was approved and consequently, the new department was
established in October, 1977 as a composite discipline starting with areas of
specialization as follows:
Glass Design and Technology
Consequently, a teaching programme for the new department was submitted and approved by the Faculty of Environmental Design at its 39th meeting held on 6th February, 1979, followed by Senate approval for this programme to take effect from the 1979/80 academic session.
In 1985, a Fashion Design Section was added to the existing programme and was of much benefit to textile students in particular. Nevertheless we could not continue with it due to excessive shortage of space, shortage of qualified lecturers, equipment and teaching materials, etc. Funds allocated to the Department was not sufficient to cover the new course.
Our mission is to nurture a department that will be the centre of excellence in teaching, research and to offer consultancy services in all fields of industrial design: ceramics, graphics, textiles, glass technology; and in such other areas in which the knowledge and expertise in industrial design is useful.Go to Top
To be a leading department of Industrial design producing highly qualified graduates required for the advancement of ceramic design, graphic design, textile design and glass design and technology in Nigeria and beyond, and concurrently ensuring excellence in Industrial design education.Go to Top
Academic ProgrammesB.A. Industrial Design
B.Sc. Industrial Design
PGD Industrial Design
M.A. Industrial Design (Full-time)
M. A. Glass Technology
Ph.D Industrial Design (Full-time)
Ph.D Industrial Design (Part-time)
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