Department head's message

Our design students are trained to focus their talents not only on the appearance of things, but to question why things are as they are, and more importantly what they could be in the future.
Kevin Badni

Design has never been more important than now as societies around the world are challenged by interconnected issues. Policymakers and business leaders are increasingly understanding the significant value that design can bring with its ability to communicate and frame problems with different perspectives.

Within our Department of Art and Design, students have an intensive, active and interactive, personal and collaborative learning experience. Students learn by theory and by practice as well as fostering a strong collaboration with the UAE design community at large.

Our design students are trained to focus their talents not only on the appearance of things, but to question why things are as they are, and more importantly what they could be in the future. We prepare exceptional students and our alumni extend this ethos at graduate schools and in industry, impacting design around the world.

Kevin Badni
Head of Department 

News

CAAD conference highlights the evolution of representational methodologies in the visual arts

More than 50 students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) participated in a special conference held...
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AUS professor to curate the Egyptian pavilion at the Venice Biennale di Architettura 2018

AUS faculty member Cristiano Luchetti has been selected to curate the Egyptian pavilion at the Venice Biennale di Architettura 2018. One of the most...
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AUS multimedia design students exhibit work at ECHO Dubai

Work done by 20 multimedia design majors from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) was exhibited at ECHO...
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AUS professor exhibits work on human–machine interactions

The results of an experiment conducted by Frederic Gmeiner, a faculty member from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of...
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AUS professors conduct Green Designers Workshop at Dubai Design Week

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) and Office of Sustainability at American University of Sharjah (AUS) conducted the Green Designers Workshop...
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Japan trip inspires artwork by CAAD students

An exhibition of work done by students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) as part of the college’s...
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Events

04
Mar

Lecture by Marlon Blackwell: Abstraction in a Landscape of Unholy Unions

Main Building, Lecture Hall A
March 4, 2018
17:00 - 17:00
Free
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15
Feb

Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines (PPADD)

CAAD Building
February 15, 2018
15:00 - 19:00
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15
Feb

Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines (PPADD)

CAAD Building
February 15, 2018
15:00 - 19:00
Check Conference Website
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15
Feb

Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines (PPADD)

CAAD Building
February 15, 2018
15:00 - 19:00
Check Conference Website
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28
Oct

Join CAAD at The Noon Arts Award “Huwiyyati"

Collage Talent Centre, Sharjah Ladies Club
October 28, 2017
14:00 - 18:30
Open to ladies only. Boys under 9 years of age are welcome.
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08
Oct

ADMAF Roadshow 2017

AD1-102, CAAD Auditorium
October 8, 2017
11:30 - 00:00
Free
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Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Dina Khorchid

This clarity is what CAAD gave me, along with a great network of friends and colleagues, a curiosity to always search for inspiration and to value the importance of the creative process, even in our fast-paced work environment.

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Mahya Soltani

Dubai design firms are always looking for CAAD graduates. This is because they are usually equipped with great portfolios, an exceptional sense of dedication and enthusiasm and a broad skill-set.

 

Bachelor of Science in Design Management
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Rawan Mahmoud

The design management program focuses on every aspect of the interaction with a product, service or market as it defines user experiences. This gave me ability to develop skills and knowledge in management and leadership within design disciplines.

 

Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Lujain Abulfaraj

I think one of the main things that CAAD instills in you as a designer is to be a doer, to trust your gut feeling and to forever stay curious. The professors’ support has continued even after graduating. To this day they are available to help in every way possible. I’m extremely grateful to all of them.

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Jomard Jamil

After experiencing the variety of art and creativity that AUS had to offer, I knew I wanted to continue pursuing video making. CAAD has provided me not only the tools to further follow my passions, but also the luxury of time: to be able to figure out what I would like to pursue in life.