The Department of Art and Design in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at AUS is home to the UAE's #1 programs for art and design.
Our three programs in visual communication, multimedia design and design management prepare students to contribute to the public discourse on design and take part in shaping the rapidly growing discipline. Our students become creative leaders, unlocking new worlds of potential through mastery of design thinking, innovation, communication design and digital technologies.
The world needs your creativity. Join the Department of Art and Design family and learn alongside the best in practice. Build your knowledge and develop your craft together with other incredible students, and prepare to become a leader in one of the exciting career paths you can choose after completing the programs.
Dr. Zinka Bejtic | Head of Department of Art and Design
A minor is a group of courses in a particular subject or theme that complements your major (your main area of study).
There are 45 minors offered at AUS. Minors are optional and can be related or unrelated to your major.
The following minors are offered by the College of Architecture, Art and Design.
Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey where creativity meets business? Do you dream of being at the forefront of impactful projects, leading the way with your innovative ideas? If you have a passion for design and a knack for strategic thinking, then the Bachelor of Science in Design Management is the perfect path for you!
Are you ready to explore the exciting intersection of art and technology? Look no further than our Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design program. Our program aims to prepare you for leadership roles in new media design with a focus on creative content production using time-based and immersive media. You will learn to combine practical and theoretical knowledge of art, design and technology, as you prepare to become skilled professionals and creative problem-solvers ready to practice within traditional and emerging social and cultural contexts.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of design? Look no further than our four-year BS in Visual Communication program. This exciting program will help you build a solid foundation in graphic design, communication theories and visual problem-solving strategies, preparing you for real-world design opportunities.
Our internationally acclaimed faculty mentors inspire the discoveries and growth of their students, empowering them to gain hands-on experience with the kind of projects they would encounter in the real world.
Click on the images below to hear from our faculty as they explain more about the subjects they teach and why you should consider studying design at CAAD.
At CAAD, we are people-centered. Close interaction between our faculty and students and with other classmates is an essential part of the creative process of our programs. Our students and faculty work alongside one another and the line between teacher and students becomes progressively blurred as the studies progress. This approach results in a close relationship between faculty and students, and fosters a variety of creative expressions and aesthetic directions.
Because our programs build on strong traditions of visual experimentation and professional preparation and focuses on the complexities of design process and strategic thinking, CAAD graduates have a solid foundation in design and are well prepared for contemporary practice.
Our alumni are leaders who are re-imagining the future, addressing global challenges and generating tangible changes through creative practice. They are in great demand and work in prestigious agencies, companies and government. Many have started successful companies and ventures or are studying at the most prestigious graduate schools.
Click on the images below to meet some of our alumni and learn where a degree from CAAD could take you.