The Department of the Arts is comprised of film, graphic design, music, theatre and Visual arts programs. All five programs contribute courses to the Core Curriculum. The Department of the Arts provides an education that encompasses the fine arts as a historical, cultural and social study within a liberal arts context. The curriculum strives to prepare students for the engagement of the imagination and the intellect through a comprehensive analysis of theory and application of practical skills.

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Students working in music studio

Music Technology: BA

Music Technology program teaches students the theory and practice of music technology to the highest attainable standard in the context of a liberal arts environment. The program prepares students for a career in sound engineering, including music recording, editing, production and broadcasting.
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Three actors in the play on stage in Gerhart Theater

Theatre: BA

The Theatre program offers a bachelor’s degree and a minor in theatre. The curriculum balances the substantial fundamental study of the literature, history, and theatre theory with practical theatre experience in performance, directing, design, and technical theatre. The program offers a liberal arts approach to theatre study, an approach that aims to enrich the students’ awareness of theatre arts' role within society.
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Visual Arts: BA

The Visual Arts program 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.
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Student in Sharjah Art Gallery in an exhibition

Graphic Design: BA

Graphic Design program prepares students for a wide range of professional options. Branding, advertising, publication, web, digital, and broadcast design, exhibition, and type design are all possible career paths. The major offers both theory and studio courses that will enable design students to integrate a good command of visual language with conceptual work, theory, and technology.
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Film: BA

Uniquely situated in the “film” city of Cairo, the AUC Film Program integrates formal film production training with the study of the historical, aesthetic, and theoretical foundations of the medium, providing students with an understanding of how various practical and aesthetic aspects of contemporary cinematic culture interact and eventually integrate various local, regional and international influences.
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News and Events

Dubai Design Week

AUC Graphic Design Grads Shine at Dubai Design Week's MENA Grad Show

From applications that support dementia patients and promote the upcycling of biodegradable materials to anti-air pollution kits and a board game that educates players on internet privacy, four fresh graduates from AUC showcased their work on the international stage at Dubai Design Week's MENA Grad Show.

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14 May

The Visual Arts Program Presents: LIQUID GAZE - Senior Projects Exhibition 2022

05:00 PM - 09:00 PM AUC Tahrir Square
LIQUID GAZE - Senior Projects Exhibition 2022 The opening is on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at 5:00 pm at Tahrir Culture Center (TCC). The gallery is open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. The exhibition is running from May 14th to June 25th. Due to Covid-19, seats are limited, and entrance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of vaccination is a must upon entry. Waiting for yo...
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19 May

Arab Music Night

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Enjoy classical Arab music performed by the AUC Arab Music Ensemble and students of Arab Theory II.
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Arts in Motion

Student Feature: Tayam Amar

The rising star and current student Tayam Amar tells us about his acting journey, dreams and how AUC contributed to all that! #MakingAUCProud

Film by AUC Student Mahmoud Khawaga Nominated for Award at CIFF

AUC film sophomore Mahmoud Khawaga talks about his TikTok film, Don't Stay Silent, being nominated for Best Short Film on TikTok at the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival and what it means to him.

A Visually Impaired Person's Journey with Music

What's it like living with a visual impairment? Maha Khalil '10, adjunct faculty member, is raising awareness through her YouTube channel, Legally Blind, on topics related to visual impairment.

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Academic Support

Department of ARTS is available to support you and answer questions Sunday through Thursday 9 am- 3 pm.

For Inquiries and arranging zoom one to one meetings

For students inquiries:

Mariam Attar


For administrative inquiries

Yara Amar