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Multimedia Design





Program Duration


Credit Hours

Cost Per Credit Hour

9 Semesters (On Average)

Abu Dhabi or Dubai



This interdisciplinary program emphasizes the acquisition of the knowledge and skills in information technology, public media, and the arts that will meet the growing demand by employers for multimedia graduates with broad expertise and a high level of leading-edge technical skills. The program encompasses the design, development, and deployment of interactive multimedia. It focuses on the effective management of current and emerging technologies and highlights innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the program. Graduates with a degree in Multimedia Design will be well prepared for both the public and corporate sectors and will be able to manage and develop interactive multimedia initiatives ranging from software development to the design and management of live interactive corporate media systems. The program draws equally on faculty strength in the three colleges that support it.

Program level: Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design
Chair: Francesca Bacci


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 Art and Design:
    Students understand and comprehend Art & Design theory.
    Students are able to complete historical and conceptual analysis of social or medium specific case studies in art and design traditions.
    Students are knowledgeable of the historical progression of art, including the comprehension of art and design as a cultural system.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  2. Professional Art and Design Practice:
    Students are able to apply design fundamental to making of art as vehicle for self expression, as well as for professional results.
    Students are proficient in the practical application of art and design skills, as well as in professional practice.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  3. Critical Thinking:
    Students are able to define and analyze a problem, as well as evaluate and judge potential solutions.
    Students can develop a project and defend the outcome to an informed audience.
    Students understand the criteria for critical discussion of the arts and the relationship to the creative process.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  4. Visual Literacy:
    Students can demonstrate the formulation of complex visual and spatial problemsas well as responsive development of innovative solutions.
    Students are able to engage in analysis and interpretation of visual culture.
    Students possess an understanding of design principles: color, line, mass, balance, summetry, perpective, form,shape, space, volume, value, and visual hierarchy.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  5. Information Technology:
    Students can demonstrate proficiency in the use of a number of technologies.
    Students display an integrated approach utilizing multiple technologies in their professional portfolio in an ethical manner.
    Students understand the limitations of technology by choosing appropriate media for art & design problems and projects.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  6. Teamwork and Leadership:
    Students cooperate among group members while assuming responsibility for self and group outcomes.
    Students offer creative and constructive input to the group and accept similar feedback.
    Students consider multiple perspectives of others prior to pursuing a stated goal.
    (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development

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.



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




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

General Education 39 CHs
Required Program Courses 72 CHs
Electives 12 CHs

Abu Dhabi Campus:
College of Arts and Creative Enterprises
Zayed University, P.O. Box 144534
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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.
Tel: +971-4-402 1111 #1354
Fax: +971-4-402 1008
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