Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology

 

Dr. Kweku Safo-Ankama, Dean

 

Overview

The Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology is one of the five (5) faculties of the Takoradi Technical University.  It started from the then Painting and Decoration Unit of the Building Department in 1952. The Fashion Department was also created; both grew and the Faculty was later christened, ‘School of Applied Arts’ in 2008.  Its name has currently been changed to the ‘Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology’, in line with the conversion of the institution to the status of technical university. The Faculty is presently very vibrant and very resourceful because of the currency of its programmes and the availability of highly motivated staff who work assiduously to ensure that market-ready students are produced for the job market.

 

Staff

The Dean’s Office comprises:                                 

Dr. George Brako-Hiapa          -    Vice Dean

Mr. Solomon Kwaku Owusu     -    Faculty Officer

Mrs. Patience A. N. Boahen     -    Assistant Registrar

Mrs. Emma Korkor Sisa          -    Senior Accountant

Rev. John Meffel                    -    Accountant

 

Vision Statement

To be the most preferred Applied Arts and Technology faculty for hands-on training and allied research and to produce world-class human resources for national and global development.

Mission Statement

Dedicated to competency based training in arts and design with industrial collaboration to enhance entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

 

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the Faculty are to:

  • contribute to employment and human resource capacity building through competency-based tertiary education;
  • provide other related services such as research and consultancy to enhance productivity in industry; as well as
  • offer Higher National Diploma (HND), degree and Master of Technology programmes in selected areas required for middle-level and higher level employment capacity building.

 

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

The faculty is made up of six departments:

  1. Department of Ceramic Technology;
  2. Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Technology;
  3. Department of Graphic Design Technology;
  4. Department of Painting Technology;
  5. Department of Sculpture Technology; and
  6. Department of Textiles Design and Technology.

 

Student Enrolment

The enrolment for HND students for the year under review stood at One Thousand and Eighty-Seven (1,087) while Bachelor of Technology students stood at One Hundred and Seventy. Combining the two, the student population of the Faculty stood at One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-Seven (1,257).