Department of Arts and Design


    Ceramics and Printmaking Studio

    The Ceramics and Printmaking studio is where pots and ceramic pieces are produced by the students; these pieces are generally seen as consisting of one-of-a-kind pieces of a specific form that are produced by the students working alone or in small groups. It includes functional wares such as tableware, cookware and non-functional wares such as sculpture. Students are taught to use various techniques and equipment, but their work is inherently created through their direct action on the clay that is consequently fired in its specific oven.

    In the same vein, the printmaking process entails a direct interaction of students on their media in order to produce the desired piece. Students create images which are transposed onto surfaces through printmaking techniques such as etching, screen printing, woodcuts, silk-screens, and computer-generated images. They print on a variety of surfaces, e.g. plastics, metal, glass, textiles, wood and paper.

    Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Studio

    The Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Studio denotes the space used solely for the creation of artwork that is shaped and formed by student artists. It prepares and develops the students’ knowledge and practical skills in general arts, through which they explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional media and forms.

    Drawing, painting and sculpturing are the fundamental tools of art and design that students use as means of focusing one’s powers of observation, generating ideas, cultivating an ability to envision and anticipate projects across all disciplines, fostering skills that are essential to all artistic practice, and providing an in-depth investigation of line, perspective or space; thus, refining their handiness and intellectual powers of observation and visualization.

    The studio is equipped with facilities and professional tools such as:

    • Easels which are an upright support made of wood to functional designs used for displaying or supporting paintings.
    • Adjustable drafting light tables, drafting tables, white boards, computers and overhead projectors.
    • Flexible and comfortable chairs for long hours in class.
    • Still life materials and shapes for the students to draw and a great outdoor environment. 

    Fashion Design Lab

    The Fashion Design Lab is at students’ disposal for the production of models and projects. This Lab is equipped with several machines and working pattern-base boards that are custom-made to enable students to work with a wide range of materials. It is a workroom dedicated to the students of the Fashion Design who need to develop and produce models and prototypes. The lab is equipped with sewing and pressing machines, mannequins, irons, sewing table and some additional tools.

    Computer Design Lab

    The Computer Design Lab is fully equipped with newly updated Mac computers and design software as well as numerous projection methods and techniques.

    The use of all design software aim to equip design students with technical skills to produce innovative and creative content, and effectively position them for employment in a wide range of multimedia industries. The integration includes digital technology and design, desktop publishing, design for industry, experimental design, advertising, and competitive design.

     The Macintosh computers are used to teach a variety of courses such as 3D Animation, Computer Aided Design, Software I and II as well as Architectural Animation.

    All computers have been installed with Adobe software, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator and other programs needed for classes in writing, design and publication.

    The laboratory is also equipped with projector capability and a sound system

    Carpentry Workshop

    The Workshop is equipped with machines and tools used in carpentry to help students produce models or simple joints details commonly used in furniture designs. All machines are used to teach students basic principles of architectural drafting and its executions such as elevations, sections and details in order to get acquainted with any related tool or machinery through their designs.

    The practical application on small scale projects and the model making will allow the students to understand what can be expected from craftsmen in the execution of any particular task, acquire knowledge about architectural drafting and wood properties, sketch and understand their models, materials and project’s finishing.

    The existing machines such as the grinding machines are intended to process wood; they are divided into the bigger stationary machines, where the machine remains stationary while the material is moved over the machine, and hand-held power tools, where the tool is moved over the material.

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