The Diploma in Fine Art (DFA) is a program of art and design, which lasts two years. Each academic year is divided into two semesters each of which lasts seventeen weeks, of which the last two weeks are for end of semester examinations and exhibition. The aim of the Diploma in Fine Art (DFA) is to allow students who are focusing on creative Fine Art aspects to enrich their knowledge and skills in studio practice. The Diploma in Fine Art (DFA) allows studio-based students to have more time to pursue fine art studies on a recognized international structure approach. The program provides in-depth studio teaching and individual studio experimentations. The teaching of art history is a core course on the DFA program. This is done in order to give students some insights into selected contemporary world art movements, and how they have influenced the growth and development of Fine Art. Also to note in the DFA program, is the emphasis to individual studio exploration. Students will spend much time on their own carrying out directed individual studio explorations in order to become individual artists who can use art and design to engage the society into social, economic, and political growth and development. DFA program, will also allow the development of critical thinking towards researching into our disappearing cultures through art and design history, cultural studies and studio research.
It targets A- level school leavers and certificate of Art and design holders, who have done Art after the completion of their O- level, with a desire to pursue a career in Fine Art. At the completion of the course, a candidate is awarded a Diploma in Fine Art.
|YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE||YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO|
|History of Art|
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Drawing
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Sculpture
|Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
& Business Practice
|YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE||YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO|
|History of Art|
Introduction to Art Studio Research Methodology
|Entrepreneurship and Business Practice|
Art Studio Research (Report)
There shall be an exhibition of practical courses at the end of every semester and will be marked out of 50%. The exhibition shall include a catalog outlining the student’s objectives in each of the elective/core practical courses, artist’s statement, and practical art works. It should also reflect the students’ potential in identifying and selecting works for exhibition from the collection of his/her semester’s work.
Note: The exhibition cuts across all the Diploma programs.