INTRODUCTION

The Programme of Fine and Applied Arts is designed as a Programme in which the candidate may specialize in preferred option in the last two years. It is a 5 year Programme leading to award of Bachelor of technology in Fine and Applied Arts degree.
The options of specialization are as follows:
(1) Ceramics
(2) Graphics
(3) Textiles
(4) Painting
(5) Sculpture

PHILOSOPHY

The visual art has often been conceived as a humanistic and technological field where the individual may acquire skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and industrial design. This is because a relationship is now being developed between the visual arts, science and technology, which challenges the restricted role of the artist in the society’s development. For the full potential of visual arts to be realized, the Fine and Applied Arts Programme should be designed to produce artist with sound mind and technological skills who will be able to cope with current development globally. Thus this Programme includes subjects such as science and technology of materials, industrial design, production and processes, and computer applications in art.

OBJECTIVES

The main goal of this Programme is to train and develop the individual’s creative and artistic skills in visual arts. In addition it is aimed at developing the student’s professional and intellectual skill in response to technological and cultural needs in the society.
The student will be required to offer additional courses in the Faculty of Engineering not only to broaden his background in the integration of science and art, but also to sharpen his awareness on the knowledge of technology. The student specializing in the practice of Art is expected to make use of indigenous African forms and symbols together with found objects creatively to develop his own mode of expressions.

In this regard, it is hoped that he will be able to make appreciable contributions to the academics, industries the mass media, and to the society by promoting the appreciation of indigenous and contemporary art forms influenced by technology base.

The first two years will allow the student gain an insight into all Fine and Applied Arts courses. In the third year, the students are expected to practice a double-major course of specialization, but in the fourth and the fifth years a student is allowed to specialize in any one of the following areas: CERAMICS, GRAPHICS DESIGN, TEXTILES DESIGN, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Generally, candidates seeking admission into the University are expected to have a minimum of five O’Level credit passes as stated above at no more than two sittings. However, each Department in the faculty has specific requirements which are peculiar to it.

A. UME JAMB

Subjects
The followings must be taken at the UME for consideration for admission into Architecture.
*  English language
1. Fine Art / Technical Drawing
2. Government / History
3. Any one of the followings: Economics, Geography or any science subject

B. UME

Admissions
To be admitted into this department, a candidate needs 5 O-Level credits which
should include the followings.
i. English language
ii Mathematics
i. Fine / Libra Arts
ii. Any two of the followings: Geography, Economics, Government.
Technical Drawing , Chemistry, Physics, Agric. Science and Biology.
In any combination, at least a pass in Fine Arts/Technical Drawing is mandatory if it is not included in the five credits.

C. Direct Admissions

1 (a) Holders of the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Fine Arts / Upper
Credit pass from NBTE accredited institutions may be considered for direct entry into the Second Year (200 level), provided they meet the O – level and all the other OOU requirements

OR
(b) Also, holders of GCE A-level with a minimum credit unit of 9 in any one of the
Following:
Economics, Geography, Chemistry, or Fine Arts may be considered for Second Year (200 level), provided such candidate meets the O – level requirements and all other OOU requirements.

OR (c) Holders of Olabisi Onabanjo University, College of Engineering and Technology, Degree Foundation Programme in Architecture, URP or Fine & Applied Arts with CGPA of a minimum of 2.5 may be considered for direct entry into the Second Year (200 level), provided such candidates meet the O – level University and departmental requirements

OR (d) Holders of Olabisi Onabanjo University PDS Programme with CGPA of 3.0 minimum may be considered for direct entry into the Second Year (200 level), provided such candidates meet the O – level University and departmental requirements.

D. Special Admission

Holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fine Arts with Upper Credit pass
from NBTE accredited institutions may be considered for direct entry into the Third
Year (300 level), provided they meet the O – level and all other OOU requirements

Inter-University Transfer
i. Students can transfer into 200 level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.
ii. No candidate shall be admitted from other Universities unless the College and the Department are satisfied that the grades obtained by such candidates for such in which they have had instructions can be properly assigned relevant units