Latest News & Announcements

Latest News & Announcements

Staff Sensitization on ODeL as a Philosophy and as a mode of learning

The school of Arts and Design faculty staff went through a sensitization workshop on the Open, Distance and E learning module of the University of Nairobi conducted by Dr. Lydia Wambugu and Dr. Wafula from the ODeL College.

The ODeL module is a self learning tool anchored on the Commission for University Education standards that creates convergence between distant learners and instructors.

Fashion Needs Analysis Workshop

Fashion and Design students had an interesting guest learning session through a workshop with Jan Miller and  a team from the British Council East Africa Arts on 28th January,2020. Ms. Miller is a British Council East Africa Arts UK fashion lead  and an international fashion incubation expert. 

The talk was part of a three day Fashion Needs Analysis workshop happening in Nairobi between 29th and 31st January. The needs  analysis talk looked at the importance of undertaking a ''Needs Analysis'' as core support to the regional fashion business.   

Visit by Pro- Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barriteau of the University of the West Indies

A delegation from the University of West Indies, Barbados paid a courtesy visit to the School of Arts and Design. The University of West Indies Pro-Vice chancellor, Prof.Eudine Barriteau  accompanied by staff from the University and the ministry of Foreign Affairs- Kenya held discussions with the Director StAD.

Ms. Cecilia Wandiga Visits StAD

On 17th December 2019, the School received Ms. Cecilia Wandiga, who is a Trustee Board member for Centre for Science and Technology Innovations (CSTI) and also an Assistant Lecturer & Sustainability Coordinator at the UoN African Women Studies Centre. CSTI is a UNESCO Associated Centre registered under the Kenya National Academy of Sciences).

The meeting discussed possible opportunities for collaboration with the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA), various industry players and colleges with interests in Kenya. This includes:


Students at the School were presented with an opportunity of becoming the Bic Art Master Africa during 

the launch of the  2019 challenge. A team from Bic shared the details of the contest while gifting the students

with Bic products during their class  interaction. The graphics students were particularly encouraged to take up

the challenge as this will give them a chance for global exposure with Bic Art Collection. 

The contest encourages all ball pen artists across Africa to showcase their creativity while


Duracoat Awards of Academic Excellence is a Basco Paint activity informed by the institution's Community Social Responsibility  policy.

The prestigious Awards recognizes top graduates from Higher Learning Institutions with a purpose of enhancing education as key pillar in the Basco paints CSR policy. Three students from StAD namely, Wendy Mutua, Valarie Jepkoech and Opany Peterclavers were among the top winners of the 2017/18 Academic year. 


University of Nairobi, Main Campus

A new lot of first year students (2019) were officially welcomed to the School on 16th September 2019.

The ceremony was attended by both members of the School fraternity and graced by the Director, Dr. Osanjo.

Dr Osanjo congragulated the students for having attained good scores in their Secondary Schoolstudies thus making it to the university.

The Director encouraged the new students to be steadfast in their pursuit of excellence while promising guidance


A Creative intermediaries forum was hosted by the School of Arts and Design on 12th September 2019..

The one day workshop was a consortium of profit and non profit organizations facilitating

a range of opportunities for creative individuals and institutions.  The creatives forum brought together pariticipants

working towards supporting the development of the creative cultural industry (CCIs) in Nairobi and Kenya.

Viable opportunities for the creatives through the CCIs would include training and skills, creation of space, business planning


The competition is a co-operation between Kenya Airways and design institution offering training in

clothing construction, fashion, textile and interior design courses and dedicated to the development and application of creative ideas. 

The challenge is engaging four teams of five members nominated fashion,

design and marketing students to redesign (develop innovative products) from materials ranging from

work jackets, work trousers for both men and ladies, old blankets, old cabin crew uniforms