Dean Dr Bere at CUT Dr. W G Bere

PhD, MA (New York University) (Performance Studies), MA (Wits University) (Dramatic Art), BA Hons English, BA Gen (UZ)

The School of Art and Design is the only degree awarding school in the visual arts and in clothing and textiles in Zimbabwe outside of the education field. Located in the University’s

Town Campus, the School of Art and Design is a place where creative minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents to produce big ideas. Ours is a vibrant community teaming lecturers with students in artistic and research collaboration: a hub of innovation and creativity. It is an intersection of talent and a highly unique state of mind. With us, you dream, script, design, make and remake your own future.

We enjoy a reputation for supplying the creative industries with passionate and knowledgeable graduates who have the imagination and expertise they demand. Everything we do is geared to teaching, supporting and inspiring our students to be as innovative as possible in their chosen fields.

All our degree programmes are guided by the following strategic objectives:

  • To promote the application of technology in art-making practices and analyses
  • To create rigorous scholarship in art and design and clothing and textiles
  • To facilitate research into the nature and properties of art and textiles materials in order to facilitate their application in industry and in developing new products
  • To promote the creative application of art skills in innovative industrial production design settings
  • To solve communication problems in industry and society by translating ideas and concepts into images

Our courses are highly practical. Many of our lecturers are active in their creative professions and know what it takes to give students the edge in a competitive creative world.

We offer programmes that cover a broad spectrum of visual arts fields. All our programmes have some things in common. They’re taught by experts in their fields, who are active in their creative profession. They’re practical: we believe that students should be prepared for the real world of creative industry. They’re all top quality, mixing good practical skills with high academic standards.  

Our vision is to be a world class centre of excellence in the study of art and design and clothing and textiles for technological innovation and entrepreneurship.
The School of Art and Design is committed to nurturing rigorous scholarship and technologically oriented research in art and design and clothing and textiles for the development of society.

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Chinhoyi University of Technology
Private Bag 7724

Tel : 263-67- 24082
Tel/Fax: 263-67-26321
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