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School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design

Why Study at SCIAD:

SCIAD offers the students a package of visual art and design programmes. On top of that, students are accorded entrepreneurial skills. The School’s inclination is the application of visual art and design in direct service to the community.

SCIAD Programs:

SCIAD programmes are highly marketable, and by keenly following market trends, these are continuously updated so that students aren’t taught what is obsolete.

Departments of SCIAD:

SCIAD has three departments for courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels:

SCIAD Staff:

Academic and Suport Staff of the Department Commercial and Vocational Arts and Design.


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Enlarge photo: SCIAD quadrangle

SCIAD quadrangle

School Vision:

To be a leading Commercial, Industrial Arts and Design center through teaching, research and publication for sustainable and innovative development of the society.

School Mission:

To provide and apply knowledge through artistic design and scientific technology relevant to social and economic development.

Brief history

Nkumba University’s School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design (SCIAD) started in 1979 under the Department of Marketing at the time when the current University was still a College of Commerce. The idea to teach commercial art was hatched by Mr. Christopher Kalungi Sempa a professional teacher who is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University, the late Elly Ssemanda an artist who also composed the University anthem as well as late Paulo Mukasa a consummate musician.

At that time there were other institutions teaching art, for example: Makerere University was teaching fine art; the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo, was teaching Art education, and Nkumba College of Commerce started a commercial industrial art school. The lecturers taught practical courses to meet instant market needs such as commercial printing, graphics, painting, ceramics and sculpture.

Added on: Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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