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The Nyeri National Polytechnic

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Fashion Design & Beauty Therapy

Fashion Design and Beauty Therapy Department started in 1987 as a clothing department. It was by then offering diploma in clothing technology and craft certificate in garment making with the TEP programme.

In 2006 the department started offering diploma and craft certificate in food and beverage. It also changed its name from clothing to Institutional Management Department (IM). The IM had two sections; clothing and food and beverage.

In 2012 the IM started the module programmes where the clothing section changed its course name to fashion design.

In 2014 the food and beverage section also started new courses in Catering and Accommodation Management and Tourism Management.

In 2016 the Institutional Management Department was divided into two independent departments and these are the fashion design and beauty therapy and hospitality and tourism management departments.

The fashion design at the moment is offering the diploma in fashion design and craft in garment making. The qualifications for these courses are C- (minus) for diploma and D plain for craft certificate level. The course is in high demand in the fashion industry. The trainees in these areas cover the following subjects.

  1. Art and design and fashion and design
  2. Pattern construction
  3. Clothing construction
  4. Textile science
  5. Tie and dye and batik
  6. Fabric printing
  7. Embroidery
  8. Industrial organization management
  9. Quality control
  10. Garment making and clothing technology
  11. Workshop organization management.

The department in 2016 also started offering hair and beauty therapy. The trainee in this area covers

  1. Hair dressing all styles
  2. Beauty therapy e manicure, pedicure, massage, facial therapy, make-ups

The department has eight lectures.

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