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Graphic Design

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Program Duration

Location

Credit Hours

Cost Per Credit Hour

9 Semesters (On Average)

Abu Dhabi or Dubai

120

Funded

In Graphic Design, students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in design and practice while developing a variety of skills in print and media design. Through their course work, students explore typography, packaging design, and web design. They also learn about project briefs, research, and client interaction, and how to pitch, develop, and finally implement design proposals. Through community engagement and team-directed and client-based projects, students are encouraged to understand the social and cultural dimension of any project in order to become innovative leaders in design.

Program level : Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Chair : Lina Ahmed

Accreditation

CACE programs have local accreditation with the CAA.

Via the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the leading accrediting body for Art and Design schools at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises achieved substantial equivalency accreditation in May 2015. The Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Visual Arts have all been accredited. As part of this accreditation, curriculum modifications were implemented, facilities were upgraded that included a ventilation system, specialized equipment acquired, and a major program of learner assessment was launched.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the graduate degree program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Theory and History of Graphic Design: Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of graphic design and utilize styles and theoretical analyses to generate visual solutions.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  2. Professional Graphic Design Practice: Test academic knowledge in real practice scenarios by delivering an idea to a range of audiences while following professional standards, time-management, and appropriate communication skills.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  3. Critical Thinking: Define, analyze a problem, empathize with an audience, as well as conceptualize and evaluate potential design solutions.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  4. Visual Literacy: Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of visual language to effectively communicate and convey ideas and/or messages through innovative design solutions.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  5. Information Technology: Integrate multiple design technologies with knowledge and proficiency in the appropriate media.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development
  6. Teamwork and Leadership: Participate in team dynamics prior to pursuing a stated goal and understand the importance of collaboration while assuming responsibility for self and team outcomes.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
Curriculum

Initially, the major in Art and Design requires a solid grounding in the foundations of the creative disciplines. As part of the core curriculum program, students are encouraged to take courses which will establish their interest in and dedication to the pursuit of the major before they apply to enter the major.
All majors in Art and Design complete courses that provide the foundation for all specializations. From these foundation courses, students branch into the specialization of their choice. Students from all specializations intermingle in courses, providing a rich learning environment as their projects are developed, critiqued, and exhibited.
In addition to academic and studio work, art students participate in field trips to museums, galleries, and archeological and architectural sites and become involved in various University events and other activities which demonstrate their versatility and competence.


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Program Delivery

Program Duration

The program is delivered in English over 9 semesters at Zayed University located in Abu Dhabi or Dubai

Course Delivery Format

Courses are delivered in 16-week terms. Classes are generally scheduled on Sunday to Thursday starting at 8:00 AM.

 

Faculty
David Howarth, Master of Arts (M.A), University of Salford
Stefan Messam, Master of Design (MDes), Massey University
Alanood Bukhammas, Master of Arts (M.A), University of London
Tina Sleiman, Master of Science (M.S.), Arizona State University
Ilza Loza, P.h.D. Candidate at the Arts Academy of Latvia
Jacqueline Soghman, MA (2007) in Graphic Design and an MFA (2011) from Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
Zena Adhami, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), California College of the Arts

Other Courses in the program are taught by select professors from the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises who are experts in their fields and possess diverse international research experience.

Knowledge gained during classes is further enhanced by sharing real-world experience with other students, guest lecturers, top professionals and leaders in the field of business.

Program Cost

Funded

 

Graduation

Students must complete all required courses in the approved program curriculum ( Credit Hours: 120) as the following:

 
General Education 39 CHs
Required Program Courses 66 CHs
Electives 15 CHs

Contact
Abu Dhabi Campus:
College of Arts and Creative Enterprises
Zayed University, P.O. Box 144534
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
info@zu.ac.ae
Tel: +971-2-599 3111
Fax: +971-2-443 4847

Dubai Campus:
College of Arts and Creative Enterprises
Zayed University, P.O. Box 19282
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
info@zu.ac.ae
Tel: +971-4-402 1111 #1354
Fax: +971-4-402 1008
 
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