University of Namibia
The University of Namibia's BA degree programme which allows students to take a Visual Arts major complementary to other humanities and social science subjects is unique in the region. The appeal of this option and of the market related emphasis in the Visual Arts Curricula is demonstrated by the increasing number of students from throughout the SADC region choosing to register for Visual Arts courses in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The curricula are structured in such a way that they provide students with the opportunity to grow creatively and academically towards obtaining a qualification for future employment.
Fashion Studies as an 'applied art' subject promotes an entrepreneurial focus, training fashion designers for the Namibian fashion industry.
By the end of their study in Fashion Studies students should be able to:
- Apply their knowledge and skills to the solution of design problems in their chosen field
- Demonstrate understanding of local business requirements in their chosen field
- Demonstrate the capacity to make professional judgements and take appropriate decisions