History, Concept and Curriculum of Industrial Design in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

By Tolulope Lawrence Akinbogun and Sunday Robert Ogunduyile.

Published by The Design Collection

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The development of Industrial Design Educational Programme in Nigeria is hinged on the history of Fine and Applied Arts Programme; it is a course carved out of Fine and Applied arts. The concept embraces the creation of functional designs that are also aesthetically satisfying. It deals with the making of prototype design for the industry for subsequent large scale production. This concept has determined the development of curriculum that could make the objectives of the Programme achievable. However, the objectives could not be absolutely realized without the participatory efforts of other stake holders in the field of Industrial Design. The government, practicing professionals, as well as consumers of Industrial design products are key factors in shaping Industrial design educational Programme. This paper therefore examines the emerged Industrial Design concept vis-à-vis the curriculum in Nigerian tertiary institutions with a view to suggesting ways to reposition the Programme to meet the global challenges in the field of Industrial Design.

Keywords: Industrial Design, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Educational Programme

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.83-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.803MB).

Dr. Tolulope Lawrence Akinbogun

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Tolulope Lawrence (B.A. Ceramic Design, M.A. Industrial Design, PhD Industrial Design) is an Associate Professor and Acting Head of Department of Industrial Design, Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria. A pioneering staff of the Department of Industrial Design, Akinbogun has taught Ceramic Design at the University since 1992. He is a member of the following Professional Associations: Ceramic Association of Nigeria (CerAN), Craft Potters Association of Nigeria (CPAN), Nigerian Society of Education through Art (NSEA), Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA). American Ceramic Society (ACerS), International Society of Ceramic art Education and exchange (ISCAEE).He attended the Clay Festival ’06 organized by Ceramics Southern Africa September 2006 at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He also attended and presented a paper at the International InSEA Symposium in Heidelberg Germany in July 2007. Through a grant from the British Council, he attended and actively participated in the International Symposium of Ceramics Education and Exchange organized by International Society of Ceramics Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) and hosted at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham United Kingdom in October 2007

Prof. Sunday Robert Ogunduyile

Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

OGUNDUYILE Sunday Roberts PhD is a Professor of Textile Design and currently the Dean of school of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure. He has taught courses in Arts and Design at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria and later at Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. both of which span over two decades. He is a member of the following Professional Associations: National Association of African Industrial Designers (NAID). Network of African Designers (NAD) among others.

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