About The Department Of Fine and Applied Arts

Office of the Head Of Department

I, John Ogene, welcome you to the Department of Fine and Applied Arts. The Department existed as two separate Departments namely Department of Fine Arts; and Department of Applied Arts, under the defunct Faculty of Creative Arts before their merger in 1987 as the Department of Fine and Applied Arts. Our Department provides world class education in visual and industrial arts with several units such as sculpture, painting, graphics, ceramics, textile design and fashion, metal design, art history and art education. The Department of Fine and Applied Arts has blossomed in the University of Benin since its inception as a University with regularly updated curriculum in undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Besides awarding the Bachelor of Arts degree, it also awards the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) as a terminal studio qualification besides the MA (Master of Arts) in Art History, and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Art History and Visual Arts.

 The programmes are designed to provide specialist academic and professional training towards a seamless, effective and efficient management of any art business and practice upon graduation. Our competent and committed supervisory staff are highly trained in reputable institutions nationally and internationally to provide quality assurance and reputable service delivery applicable to real world situations. It is also remarkable that our staffs engage in regular research and community service and are genuinely dedicated to studentsí progress in learning, character formation and welfare with leadership attributes through example.

Our Department has successfully produced students who today, are technocrats and leaders of industry based in Nigeria, the United States, Britain, Italy and Canada. Similarly, a host of them are gainfully employed in state-of-the-art digital printing presses all over Nigeria, reputable advertising and marketing agencies; Architectural and environmental design and manufacture outfits, internet and web designing, besides small and medium scale private outlets. It is needless to say that some of the best teachers in our midst and others, scattered all over Nigeria and America, are also products of this alma mater. This is a testimony of the advantages of studying art in Uniben. I hereby implore prospective students and visitors to visit this department and its various units to see our daily activities and our gallery is open to one and all. Your patronage is highly appreciated. Should you need guidance, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you and Welcome.



John U.Ogene (Ph.D)

Email:[email protected]
 +23480 2626 1122

Miss Elizabeth Ojitso
Confidential Secretary I

Mrs.Edionhon V.
Senior MSRI

Mrs . Erhahon O.
Higher Executive Officer

Mr. Sheriff Abu-Tana
Senior Executive Officer

Mrs.Olumese S.A
Senior Executive Officer

Mrs. Gladys C.Edobor
Principal Executive Officer II

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