Visual Arts: BA
The visual arts major allows students to develop their independent vision and creative practice as artists in an educational environment emphasizing conceptual research and expression across media. The curriculum balances studio-based coursework with historical and theoretical aspects.
Students intending to major in visual arts begin with foundations classes in optical research and analysis and then progress to intermediate studio courses in specific media and techniques (drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, photography, time-based media, alternative and new media practices, experimental animation, and others). All majors also complete a four-semester sequence of studio courses (Art Studio I, II, III, and IV) designed to foster independent work at an advanced level, followed by a year-long senior project in the final year, which culminates in a public exhibition at the annual degree show in the Sharjah Art Gallery.