The School of the Arts and Design (StAD) was established in January, 2006.  We evolved from the previous Department of Design (DoD), in the University, which had been in existence since the mid-1960s.  By 1967, a 3 year Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Design were offered as degree courses. Admissions were by portfolio until 1975.  The basic structure was a one-year foundation course for both degree programs and a specialization (major) with subsidiaries (minors) selected for the proceeding two years.






Previous Directors/Heads


From To

Dr. W.H. Onyango

2009 To date

Prof. Suki Mwendwa

2002 2007

Prof. Odoch Pido

1999 2001


Mr. Anthony Mbogho

1995 1999

Dr. Sylvester M. Maina

1986 1995



Former Directors

  • Prof. Saggaf

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P. O. Box 30197 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
ADD Building situated along State House Road, off YMCA
Tel: 254-20-2724524/6 Ext. 238
Fax: 254-20-2724527

Cell: 254-720-317-860


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