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.
Zlatan Filipovic

This is an ideal time to study design. In our contemporary, global society, we are interconnected by various challenges and issues. Designers provide and manage the creative outcomes society craves through skillful messaging via visual communication, graphic design and illustration, and innovative interactive and multimedia design solutions and more.

The Department of Art and Design provides you with an intensive, interactive, and collaborative learning experience which will challenge you to explore and discover new ways to interact with the world through design. Here you will learn by theory and by practice as we connect you with the broader UAE design community.

 

Our graduates are shaping and impacting the design world as both industry professionals and academics. We look forward to seeing what impact you will make.

 

Welcome.

Zlatan Filipovic, Interim Head of Department, Art and Design

News

CAAD seniors ready for career success following graduate show

Graduating students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (CAAD) showcased an impressive collection of...
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Student murals will be a “beacon in the desert” in Fujairah

The mountainous Fujairah landscape will soon feature a series of original murals created by students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at...
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Dubai property developer showcases designs by AUS interior design students

A bespoke installation created by interior design students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) and...
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AUS student architecture designs selected for Expo 2020

Visitors to the highly anticipated Expo 2020 will be able to interact with and explore the work of three students from the College of Architecture, Art and...
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AUS graduates achieving high honors in global architecture and design arena

From being shortlisted in one of the world’s most prestigious architecture competitions to designing high-fashion pieces for international celebrities,...
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Events

23
May

Six Degrees

Dubai Design District, Building 6
May 23, 2019
21:00 - 02:00
Open Entry
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16
Apr

Absent by Professor Brian Dougan

CAAD Lecture Hall, AD1-102
April 16, 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Open entry
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09
Apr

Painting Exhibition

CAAD Gallery, AD2-123
April 9, 2019
18:00 - 19:00
Open entry
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24
Mar

Barcelona: Exhibition of Fall 2018 Semester Abroad

CAAD Gallery, AD2-123
March 24, 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Open entry
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24
Mar

Design Theory to Design Practice

CAAD AD1-107
March 24, 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Open entry
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20
Mar

Panel Discussion: 100 Best Arabic Posters

CAAD AD1-107
March 20, 2019
16:00 - 17:00
Open entry
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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.