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

AUS faculty work showcased at Al Serkal Avenue

An exhibition of a carefully curated selection of works by faculty from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (...
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Dr. Khaled Alawadi lectures CAAD students on the effects of mega-urbanism in the region

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently hosted Dr. Khaled Alawadi, curator of the UAE National...
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Widely acclaimed artwork re-enacting Rafael’s School of Athens officially unveiled at AUS

Members of the academic and artistic community gathered at American University of Sharjah (AUS) last week to witness the unveiling of Redressing the...
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Interior design students nominated for professional industry award

An office space designed and constructed by interior design students and faculty from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) from American...
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AUS architects provide a place of hope for orphaned children in Tanzania

A group of orphaned children in Tanzania have been granted a new home, a new school and a brighter future thanks to faculty and students from the College of...
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Events

18
Oct

Painting Exhibition

AD2-123 CAAD Gallery
October 18, 2018
17:00 - 18:00
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17
Oct

Curves Control and Vectors

AD1-108 (Dell Computer Lab)
October 17, 2018
17:30 - 19:30
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14
Oct

Basic Grasshopper Interface

AD1-108 (Dell Computer Lab)
October 14, 2018
17:30 - 19:30
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09
Oct

Material Practice by Frank Barkow

AD1 102 Lecture Hall, CAAD Building
October 9, 2018
16:00 - 17:00
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25
Sep

Storytelling with Virtual Reality: An Application for Wadi Al Helo, Sharjah

AD1-104 (Media studio) + AD1-101 (Small gallery)
September 25, 2018
18:00 - 20:00
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24
Sep

Material Pursuits: Objects, Prototypes and Material Explorations

d.Academy by YADP, Warehouse 44, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai
September 24, 2018
18:00 - 22:00
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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.