This college was started way back in 1976 as the first design college in East and Central Africa.
“We are the most comprehensive and collaborative design school in Africa and Evelyn College of Design plays an important role in changed ..”
Who We Are
Evelyn College of Design (ECD) was started in Nairobi in 1976 as a pioneer design institution offering training in clothing construction, fashion and textile and later interior design courses were also introduced. We provide an excellent education for careers in the design field, preparing young people for the challenging and exciting world of today. Our rich heritage and our responsiveness to changes in design practice have positioned Evelyn College of Design as a leading provider of fashion and interior design education in Africa.
The college ethos is dedicated to the development and application of creative ideas and our staff and students use historical and cultural practice to support social, political and ethical agendas.
This, combined with relationships with industry leaders, allows students to gain access to dynamic opportunities.
Evelyn college of Design was established in 1976 with the express purpose of creating a design Industry training the skilled manpower to allow it to become established.
By virtue of its 4 decades of existence and as a pioneer in the field of design education the college enjoys very strong industry linkages which facilitate not only academic collaborations but also providing jobs and internships to our students during and after completing their courses. A very strong alumni base also makes it easier for us to foster strong ties with the industry within which they operate.