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Courses Under Art Education ( School of Creative Arts) UEW

Courses Under Art Education ( School of Creative Arts) UEW

The Department of Art Education offers a 4-year Bachelor of Art Education.

The Department has eight Units:



Graphic Design,

Picture Making,



Leatherwork and Textiles.

Students who are admitted into the department are equipped with relevant skills and knowledge to enable them teach art effectively and competently in the basic and second cycle institutions in Ghana.

School of Creative Arts

The School is committed to ensuring that students strive for and maintain academic excellence in their various fields of specialization in the Arts. In addition, the School prepares students in the Arts as educators, as managers in the promotion of arts and culture and as artists and artistes who can exploit creative and innovative environments to generate new ideas. As a result students are equipped with broad and diverse general knowledge deemed essential for reflective professional artists and artistes. Accordingly, the School ensures efficient and valuable administrative support for the constituent academic departments. School of Creative Arts comprises four academic departments namely:

Department of Art Education
Department of Graphic Design
Department of Music Education
Department of Theatre Arts

Department of Music Education

The mandate of the Department of Music Education is to prepare music teachers for the pre-tertiary levels of education in Ghana. The Department seeks to train and equip students with relevant skills to teach musical arts in Ghanaian schools as well as train general musicians with appropriate skills to pursue the wide range of careers available.

Department of Theatre Arts

The Department of Theatre Arts, UEW seeks to train and equip students with relevant skills in the fields of Theatre and Dance. It also equip teachers with knowledge and skills to teach theatre related subjects in Ghanaian schools. The Department is also poised to advance the accumulated knowledge and skills in Ghanaian traditional culture and the development of Ghanaian contemporary arts and culture.

Department of Graphic Design

The Department of Graphic Design (DGD) at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana is well positioned to deliver effectively on its mandated duties. Organized by the effective leadership of previous heads, the Department has not relented in its efforts towards the development of a creativity-driven community of students and staff committed to the active interrelationship of thoughts, procedures and praxis.

The DGD remains resolute in the conviction that training students in the beneficial engagement of their creative sensibilities, intuitive perceptions, feelings, experiences and imaginations, is necessary for our collective efforts towards growth and development.


The programme aims to provide opportunity for the study of an internationally recognized bachelor of arts programme in theory and practice of Graphic Design; develop appropriate research skills; and provide opportunity for producing a sustained body of creative graphic design works for industrial and educational development.


The programme objectives are to assist students to:

i. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Graphic Design research methods through studio practice, library skills, Information Technology, and museum/gallery study;

ii. develop creative, perceptual, conceptual, and practical structures which inform current Graphic Design practice;

iii. organize creative knowledge, practical skills and research abilities into a suitable working framework;

iv. design with end-users as the core of design and production;

v. evaluate and consider own practice within a critical context; and

vi. research and develop ideas for Graphic Design work, and produce artwork that show critical awareness and commensurate technical skills.


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