1. Background information

    The programme aims to offer an exceptional professional education programme that equips graduates with the skills and theoretical knowledge to work and innovate in the Graphic Design sector and the wider creative industries.

    The objectives of the programme are:

  2.   to produce graphic design professionals equipped with creativity, effective oral and written communication, listening and decision-making skills for them to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world;

  3.   to provide competent human resource at the highest levels of qualification for training and mentoring of students in intellectual and analytical skills and creative self- development;

  4.   to give students opportunities for practical and hands-on-training in skills and competencies in industry and the world of work through collaborative and demand- driven placement and supervision; and

  5.   to prepare students in entrepreneurial know-how for job creation and self-employment in the various graphic communication and design disciplines.


  7. The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design programme is an inspiring, rigorous and practical curriculum that offers students the unique opportunity to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Currently, few tertiary institutions in the country run a comprehensive academic curriculum in Graphic Design.

    The B.Sc. Graphic Design students will undertake the same courses in the foundation level with other students in the B.Sc. Landscape Design, Interior Design and Fashion Design programmes. The foundation of the programme introduces students to the multi-disciplinary fundamentals of design across different facets of design, such as techniques in form-making and conceptual visualisation. The design elements progressively increase in depth and complexity over the next three years with the introduction of the interior specialisation area interwoven with research, skills and visualisation to enhance the academics with profession-specific requirements.

    Central University is committed to the highest standard of learning and teaching experience, educating students to become professional providers of services and products in the interior design environment. The University, therefore, believes that mounting this programme will expand the career opportunities in the design industry for many Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) and West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) graduates and their equivalent school leavers. The programme will also create opportunities for the large body of mature candidates desiring to improve their potentials to move up the professional ladder in the graphic design industry.

  8. The Department of Architecture is endowed with physical facilities such as studios and classrooms equipped with wireless internet services, interactive projectors, A1 Plotters, Autodesk AutoCAD 100, Windows Server that runs the AutoCAD application in addition to the University’s central computer laboratory which will be available for the use of the Graphic Design programme. Besides these, the Marketing and Communication Studies departments of the University have facilities, faculty and courses, which will be accessible to the programme.



Entry Requirements

Admission into the programme is open to SSSCE/WASSCE, HND graduates, GCE and Mature applicants:

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) Holders/Graduates: Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus any three (3) elective subjects;

  2. West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Holders/Graduates:

    Credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus any three (3) elective subjects.

  3. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Holders/Graduates: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Besides, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects (or its equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for science students).

  4. HND Holders/Graduates:
    Applicants with at least 2nd Class Lower Division HND or an equivalent certificate in a design-related programme from any recognised University or Polytechnic will be admitted to Level 200 of the programme. The applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.

  5. Mature Applicants:

    •   The applicant must provide an inductor letter from employer or show any other proof of employment-related to the intended area of study;

    •   The applicant must be at least 25 years old; The applicant must show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date;

    •   Holders of WASSCE, SSSCE or any other nationally recognised standard

      High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis) who do not qualify for direct entry but are 25 years of age or above.

    •   The applicant must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test) and a selection interview conducted for short-listed candidates. Instead of the examination, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English and Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis).

a. Foreign applicants

  •   The applicant must have qualifications equivalent to WASSCE, SSSCE, OND, or GCE ’A’ Level to be considered for admission or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis).

  •   All foreign qualifications are to be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission.

  •   Applicants should have their results translated into English

  •   Applicants should be able to read and write in English.

  •   Applicants may also be required to pass an entrance examination and an interview.


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