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Visual Communication

University of Sharjah

48 months
11535 EUR/year
11535 EUR/year
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This Visual Communication program at the University of Sharjah focuses on graphic design with multimedia as a complementary component reflecting the realities of contemporary practices in the creative industries.


The Visual Communication program adopts creative processes from conception to dissemination that employ a range of tools and principles for application of the visual language across a number of media (print and digital); knowledge of time dimension, narrative, sound and interactivity are essential components of this process. It provides students with learning and teaching experiences that support creativity, innovation, critical analysis, inquiry, self-direction and independent learning, and is complemented with a well-resourced study environment.

The program in informed by the most recent standards (October 2009) set out by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Consistent with NASAD guidelines, the primary and secondary areas of focus (graphic design and multimedia design) cover more than sixty-five percent of the course, with the remaining consisting of art and design history and contextual studies, plus compulsory general studies units, some of them in the form of electives offered by the University of Sharjah to all undergraduate programs.

Career prospects

This program normally leads to a variety of professional design destinations, related to the study experience and content, such as working for a design studio across print and digital media.

The learning and teaching methods enhance creative and imaginative thinking, with graduating designers able to move into other related areas such as marketing, advertising, and promotions.

The program enhances the continuing personal and professional development of students in the workplace, and the pursuit of further studies. It offers the skills and competencies needed for graduates to succeed as graphic and multimedia designers in the global economy and the ever changing workplace environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Arts and Design
  • Design and Visual Practices
  • Visual Communication Studio
  • Typography
  • Photography and Image Making in Visual Communication
  • History and Theory of Visual Communication
  • Information Design
  • Digital Illustration and Painting
  • Branding and Identity Design
  • Narrative and Sequence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


129 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of student passport (valid).
  • Copy of UAE National Family Registry for local students.
  • Copy of residence visa for non-local students (valid).
  • Certified copy of Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Four recent passport-size colored photographs.
  • Health Fitness Certificate. The test must be done in University Hospital or university's clinic or any governmental authority in the UAE.
  • Copy of Good Conduct Certificate (valid).
  • Copy of Birth Certificate.
  • Copy of UAE National Identity Card (valid).
  • AED 360 cash application fees (Non-refundable).
  • An English Language Proficiency Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or EmSAT), (Student must hand the original English Language Proficiency Certificate for Majors that requires it before the course registration period).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11535 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11535 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11535 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11535 EUR per year during 48 months.

AED 49,232

Living costs for Sharjah

3400 - 5200 AED /month
Living costs

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


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