Bachelor On Campus

Visual Communication

American University in Dubai

48 months
22324 EUR/year
22324 EUR/year
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication (B.F.A.) program at American University in Dubai will equip students with the artistic skill sets needed for successful careers in the advertising, design and creative industries.


Key facts

Offering majors in Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design and Studio Art, the Visual Communication program from American University in Dubai endeavours to develop awareness and critical perception of the historical, cultural and theoretical foundations for art and design. 

The curriculum encourages the amalgamation of aesthetics, technique, concept development, critical thinking and digital technology.

The primary goal of the Department of Visual Communication and its programs is to deliver an educational experience based on the best practice and standards of quality institutions of art and design. 

We provide an academic curriculum, professional instruction, and world-class facilities and technologies, culminating is a creative and dynamic learning environment.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Effectively articulate the conceptual foundations of visual communication works;
  • Demonstrate the design process for developing new, creative visual communication projects;
  • Execute the production and presentation of new works of art and visual design;
  • Evaluate and critique contemporary art and design works;
  • Recognize and integrate the ethical, and sociocultural ideals of the target audience in each work of visual communication.


At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advertising
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art
  • Outdoor and online advertising

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE;
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11162 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    22324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11162 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • AED 46,200 per semester

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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