Faculty of VOCATIONAL education

DEPARTMENT OF FASHION DESIGN AND TEXTILES EDUCATION (DFDTE)

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT'S MESSAGE

DR. DANIEL KWABENA DANSO

You are welcome to this departmental page. The Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Education [DFDTE] is one of the academic departments in AAMUSTED operating to harness creativity in learners.  

The Department has as its prime objective to ensure that learners acquire competences [or skills]in several aspects of fashion designing, including garments production, millinery and accessories production, cosmetology, fashion communication, fashion drawing, illustration and managerial skills for teaching and/or work in fashion and textiles industries. The Department practically equips learners with knowledge and skills in textiles that enable them to understand the characteristic properties of yarns and fabrics and use them appropriately. As an education – based Department of an Educational University, education courses are taken by students in some of the programmes run in the department to enable learners become competent teachers. Curriculum Studies, Measurement and Evaluation of Education, School Internship programme, among others, are courses studied by students in addition to the fashion design and textile courses.   

The Department is endowed with modern state of the art equipment and has the best learning environment created for the acquisition of vocational skills in the Fashion and Textile disciplines. There are undergraduate, diploma, and post graduate programmes in both regular and sandwich modes for learners to choose from.

The Department also provides services in Competency-Based Training [CBT]. Quite a number of graduates from the Department are teaching in tertiary institutions, basic and second-cycle schools while others are working in the production industries. Some of the graduates have established their own business enterprises. Learners enjoy teaching from experienced and renowned fashion design and textiles experts in the Department. The Department targets to help you become the best you want to be in your fashion design and textiles career.

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History:

The operation of the department by name Fashion Design and Textiles Education in the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Kumasi is a result of decision taken to create six different departments in 2013/2014 academic year from the then Department of Design and Technology Education (DTE) that operated for quite a number of years as one of the two departments of the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education in the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK).

Historically, ‘Fashion and Tailoring’, as it was called years back, was embedded in programmes run by the former Technical Teachers Centre on the present Kumasi Technical University campus in 1963 before it was moved to the present Kumasi Campus of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Kumasi (erstwhile University of Education, Winneba – Kumasi Campus) in 1968 for the establishment of a Teachers’ College by name Advanced Technical Teachers College (ATTC). The ATTC offered only diploma programmes till 1996 when degree programmes started after the present place became one of the campuses of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). In August 2020, per the Education Act 1026 of the Parliament of Ghana, the Kumasi and Mampong campuses of the UEW became fully fledged university and gained the present name Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED).

The Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Education of AAMUSTED is currently one of the two departments of the Faculty of Vocational Education. The Department runs undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate programmes in Fashion Design and Textiles.

Aims of the Department

The Department aims to train high calibre Fashion Design and Textiles professionals to provide quality Fashion Design and Textiles Education in Ghana’s pre-tertiary and tertiary institutions. It is also the aim of the Department to train fashion design and textiles experts for the production industries.

Objectives

  1. To produce an all-round graduate capable of teaching in the Junior and Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Institutions in the country.
  2. To produce graduates who will be able to cope with the challenges and operate effectively in any society in which they find themselves.
  3. To produce graduates who possess generic skills that will enable them to make effective and efficient contributions toward the development of the fashion and textiles industries and also help solve problems of the society.
  4. To equip students with entrepreneurial and managerial skills that can enable them establish and manage their own businesses and those of others.
  5. To equip students with 21st Century competencies and vocational skills that will enable them function effectively in the world of work.

Regular Programmes:

  • BSc Fashion Design and Textiles Education
  • Master of Philosophy in Fashion Design and Textiles 
  • Diploma in Fashion Design and Textiles 

Sandwich Programmes:

  • BSc Fashion Design and Textiles Education
  • Master of Technology in Fashion Design and Textiles (Sandwich)
  • Diploma in Fashion Design and Textiles 

The Department has ten (10) teaching staff members and one (1) administrator.

Postal address: Department of Information Technology Education, AAMUSTED, P. O. Box 1277, Kumasi

Head of Department      Telephone Number:    0244851798

Administrator              Telephone Number:    0239901828   

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