A Phenomenological Study of the HND Commercial Arts Curriculum: Implications for Teaching and Learning Drawing in Higher Education, Ghana

Jonathan Tetteh korletey, Charles Kumah Ntim


This study examined the content and scope of Drawing in the HND Commercial Arts Curriculum of the School of Applied Arts and its impact on teaching and learning of Drawing in the First Year Foundation class. Data were derived from the activities of interviews with Lecturers/Instructors and classroom observations. Both ethnographic content analysis and descriptive statistics were employed in the data analysis. The study revealed that the content and scope of drawing in the HND Commercial Arts Curriculum is basic and obsolete with regard to the current trend of teaching and learning of drawing which now hinges on the shoulders of technological advancement and discovery of new drawing media, techniques drawing and supports. The impact of the Curriculum in teaching and learning of drawing is awfully hindered by challenges that need administrative attention and review of the Curriculum. The study therefore suggested the need for the National Board for Professional Technician Examination (NABTEX) to periodically liaise with the Po1ytechnic, subject specialists, commerce and industry, for dedicated review of the Curriculum.


Commercial Arts; Curriculum; Drawing; Teaching and Learning

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