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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to  the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), University of Sharjah,  a community that fosters creativity and promotes innovation in partnership with society. We endeavor to engage in art and design within the public realm. Our uniqueness stems from interacting with various public and semi-public entities, promoting art and design, culture and heritage, the visual and the tactile, to enhance and inform our environment, while engaging the community in a meaningful dialog. This discourse exposes our students to the public realm early in their careers while simultaneously provides them with the opportunity to interact and share their passion for art and design off campus. Similarly, our partners are eager to interact with our students valuing their inventive spirit and offering them a forum to soar to new artistic heights; a collaboration that is unique to Sharjah.


Through the medium of our faculty's work and students' projects, we communicate our messages in the form of tangible objects or virtual products. Our dialog is inclusive of each other's inspirations and particular to each individual's aspirations. By responding to our partners' invitations, we embark on a journey that allows us to showcase our students' creations and be an integral part of the daily interactions of the community at large becoming, in the process, involved and effective citizens.


While we employ various scales in our work, from an interior space and jewelry piece to a wall mural and advertisement, our degree courses are in fine arts, fashion design with textiles, graphic design and multimedia, and interior architecture and design. During these programs, knowledge is acquired and skills are honed in dedicated studios and specialized workshops. CFAD faculty and staff are committed to our students' advancement; all set in a unique environment that allows everyone the luxury of creating a masterpiece of their own.


We welcome you to join us and share our passion for art and design!


Professor. Nadia M. Alhasani, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Fine Arts & Design (CFAD)