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The Nexus of Cost, Quality and Creativity of Architecture Students in a Typical Nigerian University

Aderonmu, P. A and Dare-Abel, O.A. and Alagbe, O. A. (2015) The Nexus of Cost, Quality and Creativity of Architecture Students in a Typical Nigerian University. In: 2015 Architects’ Colloquium Conference, June 8th-11th, 2015, Musa Yar’adua Center, Abuja, Nigeria..

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Globally, there exists a meaningful connection between the cost of education, quality of works and creative outputs of architectural students which revolves around the architectural design studio. It is on this premise that students are trained to master the vocabularies and understand the tenets of presenting creative works in schools of architecture. The powers of communication becomes the ‘modus operandi’ of creative outputs that emerges in 2-D, 3-D or animated formats, otherwise, the activity ends up in futility, mirage experience and mental cramps to the creative world. Previous study in the United Kingdom and Nigeria has identified high cost of architectural education as a barrier to the training of future professionals. This paper examined the connections between the cost, quality and creativity of Architecture students in Covenant University, Nigeria particularly in presentation of their architectural design studio works. Questionnaires were administered to obtain related information from a cross-section of students from the second to the sixth level in the 2014-2015 academic sessions. The result of the study identified students’ need for high performance laptops, fees payment as impediment to early resumption and the obvious expensive nature of architectural education as the predictors of creativity in the study context. Furthermore, recommendations stemming from the study suggested remedial actions that could be put in place to reduce the achievement gap between the financially weak and strong students to ennoble their self-esteem, create sense of belonging and develop potentials that are embedded in the students; so as to assist in attaining heights of competence, proficiency and acumen embedded in architectural propriety.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: architecture, cost, creativity, design studio, quality, Nigeria
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 13:18

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