• *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017

The School of Architecture, Art and Design offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), and a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Interior Design, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Visual Communication.

All three degree programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The Department of Architecture was granted candidacy by The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for the B.Arch. (166 undergraduate credits) in 2014, with the next visit for continuation of Candidacy scheduled in 2016, and the projected year of Initial Accreditation being 2018. 


  • The Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year program, which offers a strong core mainly in technology, history and theory, professional practice and digital media, as well as a wide range of professional courses addressing specific topics and aspects of Architecture.
  • The Interior Design program offers students the opportunity to specialize in design-related software, Integrated Computational Design (ICD), which includes Building Information Modeling (BIM). The School is the only academic institution in the region authorized to certify Autodesk® products.
  • The Visual Communication Department offers a choice of four (4) majors: Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. There is a central "core" to all of these options which ensures students' breadth of knowledge in Visual Communication.

Courses offered by the School of Architecture, Art and Design are taught by world-class faculty who have extensive experience in professional practices. Full and part-time faculty are available to provide one-on-one guidance as students complete course-specific projects. The facilities and technologies available to students in all areas of the School are state-of-the-art.

As with the overall student body at AUD, the students in the School of Architecture, Art and Design are as diverse as the population of Dubai. They are hardworking, dedicated, and highly competitive. Students in all three degree programs are trained to think, analyze, and create in order to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive market. Graduates of the School of Architecture, Art and Design will be prepared to promote cultural diversity, professional ethics, and environmental sensitivity. 

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