Diploma In Vocational Arts/Crafts And Design Studies

Program Overview

This programme has been designed to build skills in Craft Design and Product Development with a view of promoting self-employment while creating job opportunities for other people. A total load of 70 credit units is required for one to graduate. The programme structure is as shown below.

Course Duration: 2 Years

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, here are some career path options that a Diploma in Vocational Arts/Crafts and Design Studies graduate could pursue:

  1. Art Director: An art director is responsible for managing the creative direction of a project, such as an advertisement or a movie. This includes working with a team of designers and artists to develop the overall look and feel of the project. This career path requires strong leadership skills, knowledge of design principles, and an understanding of visual storytelling.
  2. Graphic Designer: A graphic designer is responsible for creating visual designs for a variety of media, such as websites, advertisements, and packaging. This includes developing layouts, selecting fonts and colors, and creating graphics. This career path requires strong artistic skills, knowledge of design principles, and an understanding of software programs.
  3. Fashion Designer: A fashion designer is responsible for creating clothing and accessories for a variety of markets, such as high fashion or mass-market retailers. This includes designing clothing and accessories, selecting fabrics and materials, and overseeing production. This career path requires strong artistic skills, knowledge of fashion trends, and an understanding of manufacturing processes.
  4. Interior Designer: An interior designer is responsible for designing the layout and decoration of interior spaces, such as homes, offices, and retail spaces. This includes selecting furniture and decor, developing layouts, and overseeing installation. This career path requires strong artistic skills, knowledge of design principles, and an understanding of space planning.
  5. Jewelry Designer: A jewelry designer is responsible for creating jewelry designs for a variety of markets, such as high-end boutiques or mass-market retailers. This includes designing jewelry, selecting materials, and overseeing production. This career path requires strong artistic skills, knowledge of jewelry-making techniques, and an understanding of manufacturing processes.
  6. Craftsperson: A craftsperson is responsible for creating handmade items, such as pottery, furniture, or textiles. This includes designing and creating the item by hand, selecting materials, and overseeing production. This career path requires strong artistic skills, knowledge of crafting techniques, and an understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.

These are just a few examples of career paths that a Diploma in Vocational Arts/Crafts and Design Studies graduate could pursue. It is important to research each career path thoroughly and determine which one aligns best with your skills, interests, and career goals

 

  • Applicants for Diploma programmes should hold:
  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  2. Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least one Principal Pass, and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
    Or 
  3. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study from a recognized institution;
    Or
  4. Any equivalent Certificate besides UCE and UACE from a recognized institution.

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