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Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design | American University of Sharjah

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design

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Put your career in motion with multimedia design.

Our multimedia design program will lay the foundation for your exciting future career. Join our vibrant, creative community and take advantage of countless opportunities to, learn from our award-winning faculty, interact with industry experts, and be recruited by the region’s leading brands for roles in broadcasting, web and interactive design, filmmaking and animation, and more.

Let your talent shine.

A degree in multimedia design at CAAD will give you the confidence to apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of exciting professional roles - from working with design, film and media production companies as a designer, visual effects artist, production crew, video or film editor or interaction content developer, to working within the creative department of an advertising agency as an art director, web designer, a time-based content developer, animation artist or interactive media specialist. You can also work in-house within design departments in governments or private-sector organizations, or even pursue your own business as a freelance designer to provide individuals or organizations with specialist design solutions.

Be part of our competitive creative community.

Through our Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design, we offer you an intensive background in design, with specialized classes in digital media, motion graphics, animation and film and a wide range of elective classes. You will benefit from our interactive approach to learning as we give you the confidence to apply your skills and knowledge in a variety of professional industries and projects. You will also benefit from having a chance to experience working in the industry and gain a real-world experience through our professional internship program, to make sure you are workplace ready as soon as you graduate.

Your freshman experience will begin with a one-year Foundations Program, which all CAAD students must complete before advancing into their major field of study. Providing an essential and highly beneficial transition from high-school to a college experience, you will be introduced to conceptual and critical thinking skills, and learn how to apply the specific terminology we use within creative disciplines. You will also gain a basic understanding of design principles, while nurturing positive and productive working habits and self-discipline.

We’ll give you a working knowledge of filmmaking, interactive graphics, web design, animation, image making, photography and illustration, and the opportunity to concentrate on any of these areas as part of your studies at CAAD.

Broaden your horizons.

Today’s employers value innovative and creative employees who prove to be highly capable and adaptable professionals across a range of creative disciplines.

At CAAD you can broaden your design expertise by choosing one or more minors in film, illustration and animation, photography, product design and design management,. These specialized courses will expand and complement your discipline-related knowledge and open opportunities for you to gain practical knowledge and experience, enrich your portfolio or show reel and apply your skills in a wider range of projects and roles in the creative industry.

Be noticed for your credentials and your talent.

Our four-year Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design curriculum meets and even exceeds established international accreditation criteria, making you well prepared to jump straight into the professional world as multimedia designer in the United Arab Emirates, broader region, or around world. Our graduates are recognized for the quality of their work, professional and positive attitude, and acquired self-discipline. They are continuously sought after within the local and international media industry.

Learn from experienced professionals.

As you work alongside our outstanding faculty, you’ll benefit from their experience and expertise as industry professionals. Your instructors are highly qualified and critically acclaimed experts in their respective fields, taking you through an interactive, interdisciplinary journey of learning, discovery and creativity. We ensure that each student acquires tailored experience - one that best complements your strengths, talents and aspirations.

Get your show reel ready.

To give you every opportunity to succeed in your career as a multimedia designer, we’ll make sure you leave the program with a detailed portfolio of your work that demonstrates your fresh new skills and comprehensive knowledge of multimedia design.

Join the talent pool of CAAD alumni.

Our talented graduates are currently working in a variety of roles throughout the industry in areas of broadcasting, web and interactive design, filmmaking and animation, while some are working as in-house production professionals in industries throughout the region.

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