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Visual Art

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Program Duration

Location

Credit Hours

Cost Per Credit Hour

9 Semesters (On Average)

Abu Dhabi or Dubai

120

Funded

In Visual Art, we believe that professional creative expression requires both technical and intellectual skills that are acquired through intensive studio work, research, professional exposure, and gallery practice. Students thus acquire a variety of visual art skills, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, while also developing their critical awareness of artistic issues, past, present, and future, within the region and internationally.
Program level: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
Chair: Joshua Watts
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:

  • Theory and History of Art and Interior Design: Comprehend and employ historical cases and theoretical analysis as platform to initiate research design development in the context of human habitation in interior spaces.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Professional Interior Design Practice: Exhibit the ability to develop interior design assignments in the context of design practice fundamentals supported by internship to test their academic knowledge in the real practice scenarios.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Critical Thinking: Define and analyze a given design problem, evaluate and test potential solutions, develop the project through a rigorous process, and defend the outcome (orally and graphically) to an informed audience.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Interior Design Literacy: Demonstrate the proper design skills to formulate complex spatial problems and provide responsive and innovative solutions, while considering the social, behavioral, technical, and physical constraints.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Information Technology: Understand the limitations of technology to select the appropriate digital media for interior design developments, and demonstrate an integrated approach by utilizing multiple technologies in their design projects and portfolios.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Teamwork and Leadership: Exhibit character of supportive, flexible, trust, and self- reliance in a group setting to engage in the development of a successful outcome.
    (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, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 8:00 am.

 

Faculty
Joshua Watts, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), University of South Dakota
Marie-Claire Bakker, Master of Philosophy (MPhil), University of Oxford
Atteqa Ali, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), The University of Texas at Austin
Naz Shahrokh, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Pratt Institute
Afra AlDhaheri, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Rhode Island School of Design
Asma Belhamar, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Rhode Island School of Design
Basem Mohamed, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), McGill University
Isaac Sullivan, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), The University of Iowa
Janet Bellotto, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Concordia University
Katarzyna Dzikowska, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Kazimierz Pulaski Technical University of Radom
Kelly Devrome, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Ballarat
Salama Nasib, Master of Arts (M.A), Royal College of Art
Woodman Taylor, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Chicago
Marcella Kulchitsky, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Boston University
Moya Goosen, Ph.D. History of Art, North-West University
Sharon Lindenfeld, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Indiana University
Ioannis Papavasileiou, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Norfolk State University
Maria Luisa Menano, Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. Southampton University, UK.

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 ( 120 Credit Hours ) as the following:

General Education 39 CHs
Required Program Courses 63 CHs
Electives 18 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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