A study of works produced by metal products design students of Faculty of Industrial Art, KNUST.

This study aimed at investigating and appraising works produced by students of Metal Products Design of Faculty of Industrial Art, KNUST. The research was intended to find out about the strengths and weaknesses of works of students and the future direction of works to be produced by students of the section. The data for the study were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary sources of data were gathered through administration of questionnaires to students from year two to year four and the lecturers of the Metal Products Design Section. The secondary sources were from books, journals and internet. Selected works of students from the year 1999-2009 were purposefully sampled. Appraisal on the works were conducted. The study discovered the significance of Metal Products Design in our society. It identified what makes up the Metal Products Design and the type of works produced at the section. The research also found out whether the works were students produced works or commercial works. Again whether works were metal art or artisan works and to what extent were the works relevant to our country. The study recommended immediate introduction of industrial attachment and welding course for students, improving of equipment and tools, increasing lecturer per student ratio and immediate department status for the Metal Products Design Section were some of the major recommendation made.
A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art Education