Fashions Fade, Style is Eternal - YSL

From the sophisticated design studios, as well as being inspired by international fashion leaders in Paris, London, Milan and New York, AUE young designers will find that the Fashion Design program offers the ideal platform towards achieving international fashion fame. AUE provides a secure and stimulating environment, where students learn professional techniques, as well as fashion theories. These are balanced with practice by utilizing the latest fashion design computer programs and laboratories to create garments for the students to compete in local and international fashion shows. Students will learn all the aspects of the fashion industry, including design, marketing, merchandising, manufacturing, draping, textiles, retailing and the business of fashion.


The program offers students the ideal setting for creativity with large design studios, which include dress forms, sewing machines, garment cutting tables, as well as apparel construction rooms and textile labs. We also provide state-of-the-art computer labs using the latest fashion design computer programs and printing facilities, as well as an extensive library with the latest fashion and textile books and resources. All these facilities are available for students on the premises to use in a professional and engaging learning environment.


Working under the direction of experienced practitioners, students are encouraged to be creative thinkers who seek to implement their design ideas to foster innovation and a uniqueness in their style. The College of Fine Arts and Design has wide range of connections with the local and international fashion scenes. Through this, it creates a learning environment of creative problem-solving with a thorough understanding of student specializations and an in-depth knowledge of the changing factors that affect their industry.


  • Attested high school (grade 12) certificate or its equivalent with minimum average of 60% | for scientific and literary streams. Other streams will require a minimum score average of 70% equivalency and a letter will be required for certificate earned outside UAE.
  • English Proficiency
    PBT 500 | iBT 61 | IELTS ACA. 5.0 | PEARSON 44 | IESOL B1/B2 | CAMBRIDGE 154
  • Letter of Interest & Interview


The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education |


  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 20,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,000 AED

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This course is designed to assist Arabic Speaking students to use language skills correctly with the focus on how to write research papers and business letters. In order to achieve this goal different and integrated types of skills are implemented to assist in the development of the students comprehension of what he/she listens to or reads in addition to writing papers, reporting, writing recommendations, seminars and symposiums. The course also provides the basic skills of good and coherent writing such as, spelling, digitals, correct paragraph structure and writing essays.

This course provides students with advanced English-language skills to pursue successfully their Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 36 studies in various academic specializations. It helps students to develop, improve, and upgrade their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and structure skills. This course also acquaints students with technical writing, research papers, and essays. The prerequisite of this course is passing successfully the Toefl or it’s equivalent.

This course covers the needed language areas such as organizational structures, instructions job lexis, processes and operating systems, health and safety, and customer relations which are common to the majority of different vocations to provide the functional language the students will need in their specialization and place of work. The prerequisite of this course is passing successfully the Toefl or it’s equivalent

This course will begin with a review of selected arithmetic topics: fractions, decimals, and percentages, followed by a brief review of signed number operations. The course will cover topics of Basic Algebra such as variable expressions, linear equations, inequalities and applications, and graphing points and lines

This course presents the use of computers in everyday life. The students will learn to organize electronic filing systems as well as to communicate ideas effectively using a variety of software tools. The course discusses some of the ethical and moral issues raised by the use of Internet and email. Towards the end of the course, the students in groups will work to select a topic, search for the information, analyze and organize it incorporating a software tool they learned and present it publicly.

This course will offer students the knowledge to enable them understand the Islamic culture. The course offers a review of the history of Islam and how it is currently the fastest growing religion in the world

This course designed to help students to do well at their studies at university through the development of effective study skills and strategies. Studying at university is very different from previous study students may have done, and therefore the course aims to apply new studying and learning strategies, and identify, develop, and enhance the study and learning skills of students. These skills include time management, taking notes, planning assignments, exam preparation and revision, preparing a presentation, memory techniques, and methods for using course materials including syllabi and textbooks, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, etc. Students will have the opportunity to develop a focused project specific to their interests and study needs.

This course introduces students to the broad, complex and influential field of the social sciences. The course tends to focus on the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and sometimes history and geography. This course will also enable students to sharpen their critical analysis skills as they evaluate changes in important social issues and institutions.

An introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of psychology, including theories and methods, biological factors influencing behavior, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, language, human development and personality

Courses in the Natural Sciences introduce students to the basic concepts of Sciences and the scientific method and enhance awareness of scientific developments and their impact on society and the environment. This area provides students with an understanding of scientific terms, concepts and theories, and the ability to formulate empirically testable hypotheses derived from the study of physical processes and living things.

This course is designed to introduce, first, the concepts, measurements, and theories of broad-based sustainable development as well as the relationships between economic development, human development, and environment. Students will also be familiar with several theories of development. Then, the characteristics and the quality of life in GCC will be investigated and compared to those in other countries. The focus would be on the causes, problems and challenges associated with the development of GCC countries such as population structure and localization policies, the feasibility of GCC States integration, the impact of oil and non-oil production on development. The students will work on a project in groups by gathering information from public libraries and by interviewing public officials. The students will be given the latitude of choosing a topic to write about. The prerequisite is ASC 110.



This course examines color theory as an element for communications and expression as applied to traditional and digital design in the visual communications field. This fundamental course covers several color topics including color theory, color interaction, and color psychology. This course covers creative and technical aspects of color design issues using digital illustration and traditional media manipulation.

This is an introductory course to drawing, and this course covers the practical or technical Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 96 basics of drawing. This course equips the student with a variety of basic drawing skills, approaches and concepts explored through a comprehensive range of media. The illusion of volume and space through the use of perspective, line, and value is stressed. From this course, students are expected to develop practical skills in drawing, to sharpen their powers of perception, and to gain an awareness of drawing’s historic and contemporary context and expressive potential.

This is an introduction to design concepts with an emphasis on traditional compositional theory, design principles and elements. This course is designed to give students a strong understanding of two-dimensional visual communications.

This course covers fundamental principles of digital imaging using Photoshop as well as use of vector graphic techniques to create images for use in print, multimedia, or web design. Topics for digital imaging include acquisition, manipulation, and output of digital images. Students will generate effective typography, master basic drawing tools, develop unique brushes and patterns, and utilize a variety of color palettes and libraries to achieve transparency and special effects. Transformation of objects to manipulate perspective, use of blends and gradients to produce airbrush effects, and the application of advanced path tools will be covered. This course involves considerable hands-on instruction and multiple projects using Adobe Illustrator CS3.

This is an introductory level course designed to help students achieve a better understanding history, the aesthetic categories, specialized categories, and terms of art history. This course deals primarily with architecture, sculpture, painting, related arts, the ancient world, the Middle- Ages, and the world beyond Europe. Incorporated into this course are the Renaissance, baroque, rococo, modern and post-modern periods.

This course surveys the artistic styles from the Renaissance through the present. Pictures, sculpture and architecture are studied as individual works in relationship to their social, political, and religious backgrounds. The prerequisite is FAD 201.

Drawing II includes discussion of drawing concepts and related vocabulary, training in freehand drawing, exploration of different drawing techniques and mediums, and growth of personal expression and problem solving. This course builds on the vocabulary, skills and concepts learned in Drawing I. Also, the course includes color theory, figure drawing, and advanced composition. The prerequisite is FAD 105.

This is a basic three-dimensional design course. The main objective of this course is to give the students an understanding of the components used in threedimensional formats and how these components are used to achieve a particular effect or feeling. This course also provides a great deal of technical information on structure, color usage, composition, and theory. The prerequisites are FAD 105 & FAD 110.

The College considers student internship as one of the most important channels that brings together the college, the students, and the job market. Moreover, internship is a means that integrates the academic theoretical environment to real life practice. The training, although it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer and is similar to an on-the-job- training. The training is for the benefit of the students. The students do not displace regular employees, but work under the close observation of a regular employee or supervisor and could be guided by an AUE faculty member. The prerequisite is the completion of 90CH.



This course covers the historic development of Western and Asian fashion design and costumes. The evolution of clothing from the ancient times to the present day will be examined, with emphasis on the social, technological and artistic contexts and influences. Students will study the significant fashion designers and their contribution to the field of fashion. They will explore the broader design aspects and attempt to implement the knowledge gained in contemporary design. The prerequisite is FAD 202

This course provides students with a complete overview of the fashion industry from inspiration through production. The course explores the factors influencing fashion cycles and fashion Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 100 change and explains the process of design, development, and apparel production. The students will gain also insights into the working processes and inter-relationships in the international fashion industry, as well as examine relevant areas for design practice and associated career opportunities.

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of clothing based on wardrobe planning, purchase and use of fabrics as well as garment construction. Emphasis upon intellectual reasoning, problem-solving, managing, communicating and manual dexterity are used. This course also introduces the students to the basic sewing and construction skills. The prerequisite is FSD 301.

In this course, students will learn to apply clothing construction principles, techniques and skills in apparel construction. The class will use lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience to teach the skills needed to plan and construct four garments during this class. The prerequisite is FSD 307

This course provides the knowledge required for fabric identification & application. It explores various textile processes, techniques, materials and their performance, serviceability and selection for suitable designs. The social, sustainable and environmental issues associated with textiles practice are also examined to provide a comprehensive view of the textile industry and its relation to fashion design. The prerequisite is FAD 100.

This course deals with the fundamentals of fashion buying with sound knowledge in planning, pricing, and purchasing retail fashion inventories. Identification of wholesale merchandise and media resources are covered. The prerequisite is FSD 301

The course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques. Emphasis is on the development of the fashion figure, design details, fabric rendering, flats, customer profile analysis, and collection development. The students will also examine the work of famous fashion illustrators and consequently develop their individual style that will be demonstrated in the portfolio. The prerequisites are FSD 303 & FAD 210.

This course will cover the application of computer-aided design (CAD) in the apparel industry. The students will be using digital software packages that are typically used in visual communication for fashion, to create various digital fashion designs including trend and concept boards, storyboards, illustrations and flats. The prerequisite is FSD 306.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply intermediate apparel construction principles, techniques and skills in the production of various garments. This continuation of Fashion Studio I will focus on the planning and construction of an ensemble of intermediate complexity made from muslin fitting samples, with emphasis on precise fitting alteration. The prerequisite is FSD 309.

In this course, students learn the principles and techniques of flat patternmaking to produce drafts or slopers according to standard measurements. Paper patterns for various types of garment details are made, and an original design is converted into a 3D outfit. Students learn the importance of fit and balance in patterns to get a well finished garment. The prerequisite is FSD 309.

The Capstone Graduation Project is designed to give students a constructive working understanding of the requirements and expectations needed to graduate from AUE. The purpose of the graduation project is to evaluate the students’ ability to complete a project in their chosen field. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a topic, find a faculty member willing to act as an advisor, develop a proposal for their project that clearly identifies their project goals, objectives, tasks, milestones, and time and budgets. They must communicate their findings by written thesis and an oral presentation. The content of the course will be highly variable depending on the project undertaken by the student. The project is designed to give students an authentic opportunity to direct their own learning through research, self-reflection, and presentation. To allow for differences in aptitude, learning style, and interest, students may choose their own topic from a variety of project types, including academic research, school and community service, internships, student-developed businesses, or an area of personal interest. To make sure that high expectations are established for all students, teachers must clarify their expectations, agree on uniform standards, and define them so they will provide meaningful student feedback and lead to ongoing project improvement. Learning is personalized for students through the use of small advisory groups. Students and teachers are linked in a common academic goal as teachers guide students through each step of the Graduation Project. The project is divided into three distinct phases: Phase I: Project Selection, Data Gathering and Program Phase II: Conceptual Development Phase III: Design Development. Projects are supervised by an advisor selected by the student based on the topics. Students are expected to display a wide range of skills learned and involves numerous activities consist of the following: project selection, site analysis, case study, program, and conceptual development. The prerequisite is FSD 403.

In this course, students learn the principles and techniques of flat patternmaking to produce drafts or slopers according to standard measurements. Paper patterns for various types of garment details are made, and an original design is converted into a 3D outfit. Students learn the importance of fit and balance in patterns to get a well finished garment. The prerequisite is FSD 309.



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Student builds the schedule based on available offered courses in the registered semester

Weekday Morning Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekday Evening Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekend Classes

FRI - SAT | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM