Departments
Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Technology

DEPARTMENT OF FASHION DESIGN AND TEXTILE STUDIES

Mr. Padmore K. Ahialey (Senior Lecturer) Head of Department

M.Phil. (VOTEC)

The Department of Fashion Design and Textile Studies runs Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion Design and Textile Studies with specialization in Clothing and Textile Production.

It is the vision of the Department to turn out students who will be able to create, design and produce any fashion and textile related articles in the industry. The programme equips students with the necessary skills to be self-employed in garment production, textile designing and production, interior and exterior decoration.

 STAFFING
No. Name Qualification Rank
1. Mr. Padmore K.Ahialey M. Phil. VOTEC Senior Lecturer (H.O.D)
2. Mrs. Sophia Pardie-Ocran MSc. Textile Technology Senior Lecturer
3. Mr. Sylvanus Ametordzi M.A. Art Education Lecturer
4. Ms. Ekua Nkrumah MPhil. Home Econs. Lecturer
5. Ms. Theodora Kuofi MEd. Home Economics (Clothing & Textiles) Lecturer
ACADEMIC SERVICING STAFF
6. Lawyer Enoch Michael Dzakpsasu B.A.(Hons); PGDE; LLB; BL(Gh) Lecturer
7. Mr. Kwame Tenadu M.A. Comm. & Media Stud.; M.Ed Edu. Admin. Lecturer
8. Mr. Alhaji Abdulai MBA General Management Lecturer
9. Mr. Moses Ahomkah-Yeboah MBA Entrepreneurship & Small Scale Enterprises Lecturer
10. Mr.Henry Blankson M.Tech. Education Lecturer
11. Ms. Nicholette V. Hammond HND Fashion Instructor
12. Mrs. Matilda Ofori-Nuako HND Fashion Senior Technician
NON-ACADEMIC SUPPORTING STAFF
13. Mr. Theophilus Sam-Baidoo HND Sec. and Management Studies Snr. Admin. Asst.

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

  • Pardie, S. P. & Nkrumah, E. (2014) Analysis of The Strength of Zippers on The Ghanaian Market.3RDApplied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA 2014) 7-9 August, Accra, Ghana.
  • Nkrumah, E. (2014) The Effects of Garment Fit and Zipper Application on The Performance of Zipper On The Ghanaian Market. 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA 2014) 7-9 August, Accra, Ghana.
  • Pardie, S. P., “The Effect of Alkaline conditions on the degradation of Poly Lactic Acids” 2ndApplied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA) 2013.115 – 123
  • Pardie, S.P, “The Effect of Water on the degradation of Poly Lactic Acids” 2ndApplied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA) 2013.446 – 454

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ahialey, P.(2014). Pattern Technology Made Easy. Vol.1 Cape Coast: U.C.C Press
  • Pardie, S. P and Akoto, O. “An Assessment of the Objectives of the Entrepreneurship Programme in Ghanaian Polytechnics: A Case Study of Cape Coast Polytechnic as a TVET Institution” The International Journal of Humanities& Social Science. Vol. 5, No.10, Oct. 2015 pp 138 – 144
  • Kuofi, T. & Ocran, S. P. “An Assessment of the Professional Background of Practitioners inThe Fashion/Clothing Industry In Ghana: A Case Study Of Selected Male Practitioners In The Cape Coast Metropolis” International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities. Vol. III, Issue VIII, Oct. 2015. 340 -358
  • Pardie, S. P. & Osei Akoto “An Assessment of Relevance of the Pedagogical Methods in the Teaching of the Entrepreneurship Programme in Ghanaian Polytechnics: A Case Study of Cape Coast Polytechnic” The International Journal of Business & Management. Vol. 3, Issue 9, Sept. 2015
  • Nkrumah E., Gavor M. E., and Pardie S. P. “Zipper Failure in the Clothing Industry in Ghana” African Journal of Applied Research (AJAR) 2015. 470 – 477
  • Pardie, S.P, “The effects of chemical and environmental conditions on the degradation of poly lactic acids”International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 3 2013.

 

FUTURE PLANS

  • Introduction of Bachelor of Technology top-up for HND Fashion and Textile Design Studies graduates.
  • Introduction of HND in Cosmetology
  • The department also plans to run short courses for dressmakers and tailors to help them learn the current trends in fashion designing.
  • Short courses in Pattern-Making, Garment Production, and Nail Technician  and Beauty Care

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Several job opportunities are available to graduates of the Fashion Design & Textiles Studies programme.  Below are some of the opportunities identified.

  1.  Self employment as small scale industry practitioners who can undertake the following jobs:
  • Garment production
  • Art and craft work
  • Interior and exterior decoration
  • Fashion forecaster
  1. Teaching
  2. Employment with textile manufacturing industries
  3. Employment as sales personnel in fashion shops and boutiques
  4. Employment as fashion coordinators and promoters of fashion and textiles designing
  5. Production of textile articles such as tie and dye, batik and other coloured fabrics