“Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” – Charles Eames

CDES Vison

The College of Design at AUE is committed to becoming a leader in creative design education both in the United Arab Emirates and internationally. To achieve this goal CDES is committed to providing students with critical theoretical knowledge, as well as market-oriented practical expertise to better prepare our graduates for their future.

CDES Mission

The College of Design at AUE empowers students through creative research, critique, personal growth, and diverse applications of design methodologies.

Students who graduate from the College of Fine Arts and Design are highly motivated and creative individuals who can pursue professional career opportunities. They will be employed in diverse fields and professional areas in the challenging world of arts and design.

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Consultancy
  • Universal Design Consultancy
  • Fashion Design

College Advisory Board Members

Name Designation
Dr. Eng Ani Atanasova CEO and co-founder of Pixelhunters, UAE
Hamid Kerayechian CEO of Ayana Holding
Mr. Kris Barber Director, Dgrade, Dubai, UAE
Manal Ajaj Fashion Designer, Dubai
Paul Bishop Owner & Founder/Bishop Design company
Saad Moaswes Managing Director -Bond Interiors Company
Mr. Ali Abdulla Sharif Head of Marketing - Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners affairs - Dubai - (AUE Alumni)
Mina Ghassemi Co-owner and head of fashion design department - (AUE Alumni)
Ms. Salama Al Hajeri AUE Alumni – college of Design -in interior design - (AUE Alumni)