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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Faculty of Art (FOA) , College of Art and Built Environment (CABE)

Ghana Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Our Strategic Mandate: The Act establishing the University defines its mandate, which essentially is to provide higher education, undertake research, disseminate knowledge and foster relationships with the outside persons and bodies. The strategic mandate of the University is derived from Science and Technology in its name.

Mission Statement

KNUST exists to advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant research, quality teaching, entrepreneurship training and community engagement to improve the quality of life.

 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/about/knust/mandate

International Role

International role 

KNUST is committed to attracting and developing excellent staff and students across the globe in order to contribute towards the achievement of the goals, targets and directions that the government has set for higher education.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All

We ensure an environment of understanding and respect for cultural diversity and equal opportunity among students and staff. We uphold academic freedom in our quest to advance the frontiers of knowledge and in our attempt to attain self-development.

 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/about/knust/mandate

National Role

Leadership in Innovation and Technology: We endeavour to maintain and strengthen our position as the premier Science and Technology University in the country leading in generating and exchanging new knowledge in innovation and technology, and offering service to government, industry and society.

Main Focus

Our research focus is to train students in the area of Art and Design; and other related areas to become global citizens. Also to support lecturers in diverse fields to become global researchers.

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Art

Department of Communication Design

Department of General Art Studies

Department of Painting and Sculpture

Department of Integrated Rural Art/Industry

Department of Industrial Art

Department of Publishing Studies

 

Faculty of Built Environment

Department of Architecture

Department of Building Technology

Department of Planning

Department of Land Economy

 

Research Centers:

Centre for Settlement Studies

Center of Excellence for Housing Studies

 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

Please see website: https://cabe.knust.edu.gh/

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/academics/departments-programmes/departments  

Bachelor Level Programs

BA  Communication Design

BA  General Art Studies

BFA  Painting and Sculpture

BA Integrated Rural Art/Industry

BA Industrial Art

BA Publishing Studies

Duration for bachelors programs: 4years 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

https://cabe.knust.edu.gh/academics/faculty-art

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/academics/departments-programmes/departments   

Master Level Programs

MComm/ MPhil   Communication Design

MA/ MPhil   General Art Studies

MFA  Painting and Sculpture

MFA  Integrated Rural Art/Industry

MFA Industrial Art

MA/ MPhil  Publishing Studies

 

Duration for masters programs: 1- 2 years

 

 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

https://cabe.knust.edu.gh/academics/faculty-art

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/academics/departments-programmes/departments   

https://sgs.knust.edu.gh/node/340

Research Activity and Main Areas

  • Design 

  • Sustainability 

  • Technology 

  • Entrepreneurship

Doctorate Level Programs

DPhil   Communication Design

DPhil   General Art Studies

DPhil   Painting and Sculpture

DPhil   Integrated Rural Art/Industry

DPhil   Industrial Art

DPhil   Publishing Studies

 

Duration for PhD programs: 4-5 years

 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

https://cabe.knust.edu.gh/academics/faculty-art

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/academics/departments-programmes/departments   

https://sgs.knust.edu.gh/node/340

 

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

All courses offered at the  university can be accessed by exchange students. 

For more information please refer to the KNUST website below

https://www.knust.edu.gh/index.php/academics/departments-programmes/departments 

 

https://www.knust.edu.gh/sites/default/files/2021-12/Admission_Requirement.pdf

Application Deadlines

DEADLINES TO APPLY FOR EXCHANGE

Semester Dates for Exchange

Exchange students are to write to the international programs office/ prospective departments ahead of  time to facilitate the processing of their documents for the program. 

Two – three months notice is requred prior to the re-opening of school.

Teaching Languages

Mode of instruction 

  • English 
  • (French and other languages can be accssed at lnguages department, KNUST)

Semester Dates

DEADLINES TO APPLY FOR EXCHANGE

Semester Dates for Exchange

First semester – October – December

Second semester – January – May

Application should begin before and at the end of the semester.

Due to the Covid-19  issues, exchange dates are not stable and KNUST makes it possible to correspond with applicants to make sure their application falls within re-opening dates.

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Cost of living 

Student ordering food from student Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch, Supper

NB. 1 cedi = 6.1usd Nov 2021 

Normal (93usd) monthly

Standard (186.88usd) monthly 

Premium (442.62usd) monthly

Note: The Ghana Non-Resident Card (ECOWAS Card): 120 USD /  Yearly Renewal –  60 USD 

(The Government of Ghana issues, The Non-Resident Card (ECOWAS Card) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) issues the Resident Permit)

Students

Bachelor: 87444
Master: 3700
Doctorate: 100

Exchange Students

Incoming: 20
Outgoing: 20
Others: 60

Teaching Staff

Professors: 84
Lectures: 798
Other permanent teachers: 25
Part-time Teachers: 10 (unit)

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