Welcome to SCHOOL OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
The School of Fine and Applied Arts began In Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze during the 1992/93 academic session; it started with NCE Proqramme with three academic staff and twelve students. The school and all its activities took place in one classroom. In the L Hall of the temporary site and it’s surrounding. By 1994, the number of the academic staff increased to six. These pioneer staffs were versatile and dedicated. They worked tirelessly in continual improvement of the school. After the establishment in 1992/1993 academic session, the School had only two lecturers, Mr. Akabueze T. C and Mrs. Ubahakwu T.N as the pioneer lecturers. The two lecturers were teaching all the courses in the School of Fine and Applied until 1994. It was during the 1994 partial accreditation that three more lecturers were added to the staff (Mssr. Okpala O.E, Uchendu M.C. and Madu BA), During the first two years of establishment, School of Fine and Applied Arts had no lecture rooms but shared lecture rooms with the School of lndustrial Technical Education. Mr. Akabueze T. C took over from Rev. Emma Uchendu as the pioneer Dean 1994 till 1996 when the School finally moved into its permanent building with lecturer offices. None the less the pioneer Provost at the same time appointed two heads of departments. Mr. Okpala O. E was the first H.O.D for Applied Arts and Mr. Uchendu M. C was the fIrst H. O.D for Fine Art Before the School of Fine and Applied Arts had its full accreditation in 1996, the lecturers had increased to eight in number with lecturer offices provided. The support staff also increased to about 10 in number. During Dr. C. V. Nnaka’s administration the School also was given the second building which is currently accommodating ceramics and sculpture studios as well as three lecturer’s offices. As it is now, SFAA has thirteen lecturers, five are under Applied Art and the rest are under Fine Art, Art history and Art Education. In 1996, the school moved to its spacious new structure. As at that time, it had graduated its first set of students and about to graduate the second set. Since then the school had continued to flourish both academically and more areas of specialization included in the programme. Among the areas are painting, sculpture, art history, art education ceramics, graphics, computer graphics, photograph and multimedia.
The school has two departments namely Fine Arts and Applied Arts. All the sessions are under these departments each headed by a Head of Department. School of Fine and Applied Arts grew so rapidly that the current building is becoming too small for the activities of the School hence, the need to construct a larger complex for the school which will soon be realized.
The school was headed over the years as follows:
- Rev. Emma Uchendu – 1992
- T.C.P. Akabueze – 1992 – 1996
- O. E. Okpala – 1996 – 1997
- B. A. Madu – 1997 – 1998
- O. E. Okpala – 1998 – 2003
- B. A. Madu – 2003 – 2005
- Dr. O.G. Uchendu – 2005 – 2007
- O. E. Okpala – 2007 – 2012
- U. B. Onu – 2012 – 2015
- Dr. O. G. Onwuzo – 2015 – 2016
- Onu Bella U. - 2016 - Date
School of Fine and Applied Arts vision is to prepare its graduates to become leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities.
Through its distinctive academic programs, unique community research and creative activity, the school will expand its role as one of the leaders in the visual arts in the state and in Nigeria.
School of Fine and Applied Arts mission is to provide professional education in the visual arts for NCE seeking students and offer opportunities for creative exploration for the broader community.
The school helps to enhance the quality of life and contribute to the development of society at all levels.