Arts and Creative Enterprises


Arts and Creative Enterprises
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Category: Design and Creative


Zayed University is the first institution of higher training in the United Arab Emirates to offer a grades in Art and Design. Providing for this rare chance is the major responsibility of the Art and Design courses although it may provide to the Colloquy on Integrated Learning.

Coursework and out-of-class experiences provide opportunities for students to develop competency and document achievement in the Zayed University Learning Outcomes. Student achievement in the ZU Learning Outcomes is assessed through the normal assessment improvement in each training by instructors, and specific education are assessed through ePortfolios and other methods.

Demonstration of competencies in ZULOs relevant the major is assessed through the Senior Project Course and through periodic assessments by instructors and advisors during the undergraduate program.

In addition to the baccalaureate degrees in Art and Design, the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises offers two additional degrees jointly with other colleges.

Emirati Studies (joint with College of Communication and Media Sciences and College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities)

This interdisciplinary courses draws theoretical perspectives and applied knowledge from the Colleges of Sustainability Sciences, and, Communication and Media Sciences in order to develop a broad training of learn in two fundamental areas of Emirati cultural resources: archaeological and historical knowledge, heritage and cultural production. The other elements of the courses are planned to provide career precaution in exhibition design and curatorship, and cultural tourism—sectors that are expanding within the United Arab Emirates. The country needs citizens who, getting the point their history, heritage, and culture, can job effectively in both heritage tourism and cultural tourism. Those targeted improvement sectors are seeing considerable investment in restoration, conservation, museums, arts centers, and cultural festivals and celebrations. Investment in the human equity to staff those new ventures is necessary if the United Arab Emirates is to be a successful tourist destination. Graduates with the grades in Emirati Studies will expand national capabilities in all the knowledge and virtuosity areas that service and sustain heritage and cultural tourism. Eligible Emirati Studies students may apply for the HSS Honors Thesis option, which will add 3 credit hours to their program.

Multimedia Design(joint with College of Technological Innovation and College of Communication and Media Sciences)

This interdisciplinary courses emphasizes the acquisition of the knowledge and capacity in data technology, public media, and the arts that will meet the growing demand by employers for multimedia graduates with broad virtuosity and a advanced of leading-edge technical skills. The courses encompasses the design, development, and deployment of interactive multimedia. It focuses on the effective institution of actual and emerging technologies and highlights innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the program. Graduates with a grades 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 training to the design and institution of live interactive corporate media systems. The courses draws equally on faculty strength in the three colleges that service it.

Minor in Curatorial Practices

The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises offers a minor in Curatorial Practices. The minor gives students the chance to study about the history, theory, and practice of holding exhibitions. The minor introduces students to the museum enterprise burgeoning in the United Arab Emirates. Well-established institutions such as the Sharjah Art Museum are being joined by the venerable Louvre and Guggenheim and a new National Museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. In every major United Arab Emirates’ city, interest in providing citizens with cultural knowledge, both worldwide and local, is flourishing. Students in the Curatorial Practices minor profit insight to the complex challenge of creating, collecting, selecting, financing, presenting, maintaining, and sustaining services of art and cultural significance.

Six education constitute the minor in Curatorial Practices. Five of the education are specifically required. In consultation with a faculty advisor, a student selects the sixth training from a set of three.

  • ART 220 Introduction to Art History
  • ART 223 Arts of the Modern World
  • ART 251 Basic Design
  • ART 326 Representation: Exhibition, Display, and Interpretation I
  • ART 430 Curatorial Practices

One of three required

  • ART 325 History of Design
  • ART 327 Representation: Exhibition, Display, and Interpretation II
  • ART 420 Communities, Curatorial Practices, and Collections
Zayed University Learning Outcomes (ZULOs)

College coursework and out-of-class experiences provide opportunities for students to develop competency and document achievement in the Zayed University Learning Outcomes. Student achievement in the ZU Learning Outcomes is assessed through the normal assessment improvement in each training by instructors. Faculty monitor the training improvement of ePortfolios, and during the fourth year, prior to internship, they assess ZULO achievement grades and readiness for internship.

Major Learning Outcomes and Assessment Protocols The Learning Outcomes of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises major are common to the global standards for art studies and relate to all of the specializations. Graduates in art and design fields will achieve a grades of proficiency with the following training outcomes:

Theory and History of Art and Design
  • Students successfully utilize theories and ideas regarding contemporary issues in their artwork.
  • Students are able to maximum 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 getting the point of art and design as a cultural system.
Professional Art and Design Practice
  • Students are proficient in the functional application and ethical use of art and design capacity as a vehicle for self-expression, as well as for qualified results.
  • Students accumulate capacity for independent job in the art and design professions.
  • Students provide an informed response to a worldwide concept or issue that demonstrates social responsibility.
Critical Thinking
  • Students can demonstrate proficiency in the use of a number of visual media expressions and technologies.
  • Students display an integrated techniques utilizing multiple art and design media expressions and technologies in their qualified portfolio in an ethical manner.
Visual Literacy
  • Students can demonstrate the formulation of complex visual and spatial problems as well as responsive training of innovative solutions.
  • Students are able to engage in analysis and interpretation of visual culture.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes integral to visual art and design work.
Information Technology
  • Students can demonstrate proficiency in the use of a number of technologies.
  • Students display an integrated techniques utilizing multiple technologies in their qualified portfolio in an ethical manner.
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.
Assessment Protocols

Assessment of student job in the College is continuous from entry into the major through graduation via projects, peer and faculty critiques, project implementation, and the achievement of a broad body of job that demonstrates technical and conceptual growth. Students are required to express themselves not only through visual media but also through the written word as a means of clarifying the awareness, analysis, and key reflection of the relationship between the student’s job and contemporary art theory. Students receive continuous feedback from instructors in the improvement of info and project training and through critiques of completed projects.

Art and Design 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 education 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 maximum education that provide the fundamentals for all specializations. From these fundamentals courses, students branch into the specialization of their choice. Students from all specializations intermingle in courses, providing a rich training environment as their projects are developed, critiqued, and exhibited.

Three culminating efforts provide the framework within which fourth-year students mature as artists or designers: the internship, the Senior Project, and the Senior Exhibition, which grows out of the Senior Project. The internship provides a career-related, experience-centered qualified job chance from which students profit capacity education and career experience. The Senior Project, while taking on a variety of forms, records their culminating skills, process, and research. The goal of the improvement is for the student to create a body of job that demonstrates improvement as an artist/designer, thinker, and new member of the artistic and qualified community. The Senior Exhibition provides an chance for a group show in a public venue, which gives students public recognition for their work.

In addition to academic and studio work, art students participate in industry 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.

The curriculum for the major in Art and Design has been best to be consistent with the accreditation standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) in the United States.


Animation In Animation, students develop techniques and technical capacity in three-dimensional computer modeling and animation, digital video, and web design using industry-standard software. Students explore all types of virtual visualizations including text animation and motion graphics, character animation, story telling, and architectural modelling, rendering, and animation.

Graphic Design In Graphic Design, students acquire theoretical and functional knowledge in design and practice while developing a variety of capacity in print and media design. Through their training work, students explore typography, packaging design, and web design. They also study 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.

Interior Design In Interior Design, students acquire the eligible technical capacity andonceptual knowledge to design functional, safe, and aesthetically appealing interior architectural spaces for their clients. Students job on small residential to large commercial projects and study about soft and hard decorative finishes, illumination, and the interplay between social and natural environments. Through research, problem solving, and applied practice, students understand the complexities of the built environment while developing creative solutions..

Visual Art In Visual Art, we believe that qualified creative expression requires both technical and intellectual capacity that are acquired through intensive studio work, research, qualified exposure, and gallery practice. Students thus acquire a variety of visual art skills, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, while also developing their key awareness of artistic issues, past, present, and future, within the region and internationally.

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