I am pleased to have this opportunity to welcome you to the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah and invite you to explore the outstanding programs we offer, which are specifically geared towards students who seek a professional career in the field of Fine Arts and Design.
The College offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, Fashion Design with Textiles, Graphic Design and Multimedia, and Interior Architecture and Design. The duration of each program is four years of full-time study, including a common first-year Foundation Program in Art and Design. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students select the major area in which they would like to specialize for the next three years of study.
I would also like to point out that the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah operates in a building of its own, which contains a large number of well-equipped studios and a superb workshop infrastructure with printing, photography, wood, metal, plastic, plaster, paper and modeling workshops. These facilities are among the largest in the Arab world in the field of fine arts and design and give students access to the latest technology, computer labs, galleries, libraries, and amphitheaters.
In our college, we encourage students to become critical thinkers, innovative practitioners, involved community members and leading professionals in their field.
Our major goal is to educate and mentor the next generation of creative and innovative producers in the field of fine arts and design.
I strongly believe that it is an ideal time to study art and design and that the University of Sharjah provides a unique and deeply relevant context in which students may express themselves and help preserve their Arab/Islamic cultural heritage through fine arts and design.
I therefore encourage you to join me in embracing all that our college has to offer. Our college is a place for self-discovery, imagination and growth, and I look forward to sharing these experiences with you.
Prof. Dr. Platon Alexiou,
Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design