Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Mountain Top University (MTU) – a haven for creativity, innovation and artistic expression. I am delighted to serve as the Head of this dynamic department for a second tenure, where we celebrate the fusion of imagination and academic rigour.

Our department is a unique and vibrant community of talented artists, astute designers and diligent scholars dedicated to fostering a passion for the arts. Here, we believe that creativity transcends boundaries, and we strive to empower our students with the knowledge and skills to explore, experiment, and excel in various forms of artistic endeavours.

Beyond the classrooms and studios, we actively encourage students to participate in exhibitions, collaborative projects and community outreach programmes. We believe in the transformative power of art to inspire change and make a positive impact on the world. As members of the department, our students are an integral part of a supportive and creative community beyond mere studentship status.

To the intending candidates for the 2024/2025 academic session, I am excited to break the good news that MTU, with the ongoing 2023/2024 academic session, has commenced the implementation of the newly approved and upgraded curriculum by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) tagged, Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS). By this compliance, our students have the unique privilege to benefit from a new education policy that will help to “achieve the cardinal goal of producing graduates with a sufficient academic background to face the challenges of a developing economy in an increasingly globalised economy”. Next and soonest, is our upcoming postgraduate programmes. Please, keep checking our website as we unveil our MA, MFA, MPhil and PhD programmes in visual arts.

As the Acting Head of the Department, I am here to support and guide you in your academic and artistic pursuits. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and collaborative environment where creativity flourishes, ideas are exchanged and lifelong connections are forged.

Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby invite you to explore the endless possibilities that await you in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Mountain Top University. Join us on a journey where artistic exploration knows no bounds and where your creativity is not just cultivated but celebrated.

Here's to a fulfilling and inspiring academic experience!

In case you need further information, you can always email the Head of Department via

Warm regards,

Dr. Kehinde H. Shobukonla, fsna, fipmd
HOD, Fine and Applied Arts


About the Department

The Department of Fine and Applied Arts is housed at the Elizabeth Olukoya Centre for Fine and Applied Arts. Named in honour of the visionary Dr. Folasade Elizabeth Olukoya, the wife of the Chancellor and General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya. This centre stands as a testament to the commitment to providing a world-class education in the fine and applied arts. As a hub of artistic exploration and expression, the centre serves as a catalyst for transforming creative passion into purpose.

Our state-of-the-art facilities at the Elizabeth Olukoya Centre and dedicated faculty members create an environment where students can immerse themselves in a diverse range of artistic disciplines, from traditional forms to cutting-edge multimedia.

Undoubtedly, MTU has bagged several records of pioneering some degree programmes in Nigeria. One of them is the B.A. Fine and Applied Arts and establishment of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts among all the private institutions in 2020/2021. At the onset, there were three (3) students admitted into the programme. Presently, to the glory of God, there are over forty (40) students spreading across all the levels. We consider this giant leap evidence of divine providence, our seasoned staff, state-of-the-art facilities and conducive environment for teaching and learning that is capable of producing globally-recognised and highly-competitive visual artists in diverse areas of specialisations such as Graphic Design, Painting, Ceramics, Textile Design and Sculpture.

Our curriculum is designed to cultivate not only technical proficiency but also critical thinking and a deep understanding of the cultural and historical contexts that shape the arts. Whether you wish to pursue a degree in painting, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, textile design or any other visual arts discipline, you will find a supportive and enriching educational experience tailoured to your unique creative aspiration and journey.

In addition to academic pursuits, the Elizabeth Olukoya Centre is a dynamic space for collaboration, experimentation and exhibition. We encourage students to actively participate in studio work, engage in interdisciplinary projects and showcase their creations through various platforms.

Join us on a transformative journey where artistic visionaries are nurtured, boundaries are pushed and the legacy of Elizabeth Olukoya continues to inspire generations of creative minds.

Welcome to a place where creativity knows no bounds and artistic aspirations find their home.

Objectives of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts

To produce graduates who are visionaries and equipped with the creative potential to interface the arts and sciences for national development.

To produce graduates who have the competence to set up their own practice and compete favourably with their counterparts globally.

To equip graduates with entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become employers of labour.

To develop in the students the ability to conduct independent research and prepare them adequately for higher studies in their specialised areas.

Nurturing awareness of the richness of African culture vis-a-vis the global dimensions of art, as well as developing skills in the invention and manufacturing of locally sourced art materials and equipment.

To promote adequate general knowledge and specific skills and techniques to enhance the effective performance of graduates in the special areas to use materials with technological methods for the benefit of human resources and economic and social needs.

To interrelate with other professionals in the allied fields of literacy, Arts, Industrial and Engineering Design, and Architecture production Industries and fully skilled with production techniques for public service and self-employment entrepreneurship activities.

Admission requirements to the Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Admission to the first year is through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The prospective candidate must have a minimum of 5 credits passed at not more than two sittings at the Senior Secondary School Certificate level or its equivalent.
    1. O-Level Requirements: To be admitted into the department, a candidate needs 5 O-Level credits which should include the followings:                                                   
(i)        English Language                                                                                      

(ii)        Mathematics                                                                                              

(iii)       Fine Art/Visual Art                                                                                    

(iv)       Any two Arts, Science or Commercial subjects.       
    2. UTME Subjects: The following must be taken at the UMTE for admission into Fine and Applied Arts.                                                                                                 
(i)         English Language                                                                                      

(ii)        Fine Arts                                                                                                        

(iii)       Any other Arts subjects.
Admission Requirements
Generally, candidates seeking admission to the university are expected to have a minimum of five O-Level credit passes at no more than two sittings. However, each department in the faculty has specific requirements which are peculiar to it. Below are the O-Level requirements and UTME subjects’ combinations.
    1. O-Level Requirements: To be admitted into the department, a candidate needs 5 O-Level credits, which should include the following:
(i)    English Language                                    

(ii)    Mathematics                                        

(iii)    Any other three subjects from Arts, Sciences or Commercial.
       2.    UTME Subjects: The following must be taken at the UMTE for admission into Fine and Applied Arts.
(i)    English Language                                    

(ii)     Any other Arts, Science, or Social Sciences subjects

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