home page About Us admissions gallery contacts
Quick Links
  About the Department
  Staff
  Undergraduate Programmes
  Postgraduate
Programmes
  News & Events
  E-Library
  Painting
  Sculpture
  Ceramics
  Graphic Design
  Textiles Design
  Metal Design
  Art History


Postgraduate Degree Programmes

The Master of Fine and Applied Arts (MFA) degree programme has blossomed in the department for almost three decades as a terminal studies qualification. In particular, the programmes - Master of Arts in Art History and the Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Visual Arts are designed to provide specialist education and training for researchers, teachers, highly trained professional workers and managers in art related enterprises. These require general familiarity with, and certainly critical knowledge of the major subject areas necessary for the effective and efficient management of any art business. A successful completion of the Master of Arts in Art History and the doctoral programmes in Art History as well as the Visual Arts require ability to make full and intensive use of relevant concepts, tools, modern techniques of Fine and Applied Arts research in the current state of the art and communication in theory and practice culturally and technologically.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

a.  Master of Fine and Applied Arts (MFA) Degree in:

    *      Painting
    *      Sculpture
    *      Ceramics
    *      Textile/Fashion
    *      Printmaking
    *      Advertising

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
(i)      A reputable B.A. or B.F.A. in studio art with specialization in painting, sculpture, advertising, printmaking, textile/fashion design and ceramics. All candidates must show
a portfolio of minimum of 25 pieces of the applicant’s work which will be reviewed by the postgraduate Sub-Committee of the Department.
(ii)      Candidates with H.N.D. certificates plus six years post graduation experience with Upper Credit Pass and B.Ed. (Fine & Applied Arts) degree with two years’ post-graduation experience may also be considered.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME:
The M.F.A. degree in Arts is generally accepted as the terminal professional degree in the visual arts. For all full-time students, the programme should normally be completed in not less than two academic sessions and not more than four academic sessions. The first year is for course work and the second sessions is for graduate seminar and projects. For all part-time students, the programme must be completed in not less than four years and not more than six years.

b.      Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Arts History:
PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
(i)       African Art
(ii)      European Art
(iii)     Art Criticism

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
i.        The candidates must possess the degree of Master of Arts in Art History with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60% or an M.Phil in Art History from any University recognized by University of Benin.
ii.       In Exceptional cases, candidates with a minimum weighted average of 60% in Master of Fine Art may be considered pro’4Ied that such candidates posses in addition to the MFA, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts not below Second Class Upper Division.
iii.       Candidates with M.A. (Art Education) and M.F.A. degree who are interested in pursuing the PhD degree in Art History will be made to complete M.A. Art History programme as remedial before entering the programme.
The Candidate admitted under B(ii) above may be required to take prescribed course(s) from M.A. Art History programme of the University of Benin, as may be deemed necessary by the Department.

c.     Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Visual Art:

PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

  1. Sculpture
  2. Painting
  3. Ceramics
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Textile Design

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Candidate with Master of Arts Degree in any major studio areas of the Fine/Applied Arts (as cited above) with a minimum Cumulative Weighted Average of 60% form a recognized University.

d.     Admission of Ph.D Candidacy
Candidates shall be required to take examination in each of the core courses at the end of each work. At the end of the First Semester, therefore, Art History candidate must accumulate a minim 12 credits and the Visual Arts candidates 9 credits while at the Second Semester Art History candidate are to accumulate a minimum 9 credits and Visual Arts 6 credits to remain in the programme, candidate who scores a minimum of 50% (i.e. C) in each of the courses shall be admitted to the dat candidacy. Such a candidate must however satisfy other departmental requirements such prescribed Seminars and an Exhibition of the candidates’ relevant studio practical works which examined.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES:
M.A. (Art History):
Full-Time: Minimum of 18 — Maximum of 36 calendar months
Part-Time: Twice the normal period of the full time programme.

Ph.D (Art History and Visual Arts):
Full-Time: Minimum of 36 — Maximum of 72 calendar months

REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION:
(i)       Course Work:
M.F.A. degree candidates shall take all the courses listed in their specialization:

After successfully completing all the course work during the First and Second Semesters before, registering for the third, students seeking the M.F.A. degree must take a comprehensive written and oral examination for admission to M.F.A. candidacy.
A short proposal must be written by the student on an aspect/topic of mutual interest to the student and degree committee after passing the written examination.
The Department will arrange for the oral examination once the student passed the examination. Upon successful completion, the student would have achieved candidacy for the M.F.A. degree. Unsuccessful students will have to repeat the examinations.

(ii)       Exhibition and Projects:
Every student shall, after completing the course work and examinations thereof, be required to arrange for and mount a one-man exhibition representative of his/her work. This is to be accompanied by a project report expressing the candidate’s ideas regarding his/her work.
The exhibition and the project report shall be defended before a panel of external and examiners in accordance with the existing regulations.

(iii)      Withdrawal from Programme:
Every candidate is expected to obtain a B grade in all courses. However, a candidate who fails in any one of the courses will be permitted to repeat the examination before he is presented for candidacy. A candidate who fails the re-sit examination will be required to withdraw. At the end of the Second Semester, a candidate who fails to obtain a B grade in three of the courses in the specific area will be required to withdraw from the programme.

Postgraduate Degree Programmes Course Outlines

MFA PAINTING

YEAR 1
1st SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Figure Painting
Advanced Composition
Advanced Media Work
Advanced Painting
Methods & Criticism
Research Method and Writing Skills

2ND SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Figure Painting
Advanced Composition
Advanced Media Work
Advanced Painting
Methods and Criticism I
Research Methods and Writing sills

YEAR II
1ST and 2ND SEMESTERS
Graduate Seminar in Art
Master Project Report

MFA SCULPTURE
YEAR I
1st SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsman ship
Advanced Studies in Form and Three Dimensional Design
Material Technology
Advanced Casting
Environmental Sculpture
Methods Criticism I
Research Methods and Writing Skills

2ND SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Studies in Form of Three Dimensional Design
Material Technology
Advanced Casting
Environmental Sculpture
Methods and Criticism II
Research Methods and Writing Skills

YEAR II
1ST and 2ND SEMESTERS
Graduate Seminar in Art
Master Project Report

MFA ADVERTISING
YEAR I
1ST SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Printmaking Workshop
Advanced Advertising and Communication
Advanced Photography in Illustration Production
Advanced Graphic Design
Methods and Criticism I
Research Methods and writing Skills

2ND SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Advertising and communication
Advanced Photography in Illustration Production
Advanced Graphic Design
Methods and Criticism II
Research Methods and Writing Skills

YEAR II
1ST and 2ND SEMESTERS
Graduate Seminar in Art
Master Project Report

MFA PRINTMAKING
YEAR I

1ST SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
History of Printmaking
Reading in printmaking
Printmaking Workshop I
Printmaking Workshop III
Methods and criticism I
Research Methods and Writing Skills

2ND SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Reading in printmaking
Contemporary of Printmaking in Nigeria
Printmaking Workshop II
Printmaking Workshop IV
Methods and criticism II
Research Methods and Writing Skills
 
YEAR II
1ST and 2ND SEMESTERS
Graduate Seminar
Project Report

MFA TEXTILE/FASHION DESIGN
YEAR I
1ST SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Colour and Surface Design in Textiles
Colour and Fibre Technology
 Advanced Woven and Constructed Textile
Textiles Industry and Management
Methods and Criticism I
Research Methods and Writing Skills

2ND SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Advanced Colour and Surface Design in Textiles
Colour and Fibre Technology
 Advanced Woven and Constructed Textile
Textiles Industry and Management
Methods and Criticism II
Research Methods and Writing Skills

YEAR II
1ST and 2ND SEMESTERS
Graduate Seminar (Two Papers)
Project Report

MFA CERAMICS
YEAR I

1ST SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Seminars in Clay & Glaze Tech. I
Advanced Ceramics I
History of Ceramics I
Professional practice in Ceramics I
Methods and Criticism 1
Research Methods and Writing Skills

2ND SEMESTER
Advanced Draughtsmanship
Seminars in Clay & Glaze Tech. II
Advanced Ceramics II
History of Ceramics II
Professional Practice in Ceramics
Methods and Criticism II
Research Methods and Writing Skills Total

YEAR II
1ST and 2ND SEMESTERS
Graduate Seminar in Art
Master Project Report

Sections
Graphic Design
Sculpture
Painting
Metal Design
Ceramics
Textile Design
Art History
© Copyright 2010. Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin. Powered by Ednounce.