As Constantin Brancusi commented, “To see far is one thing, going there is another.”

This is what we do at the College of Design (CDES) at the American University in the Emirates. CDES offers not only a comprehensive, high-quality education in Art and Design, but also endless opportunities to broaden your knowledge and creative experience, allowing you to explore the world from multiple points of view.

CDES is an exciting and dynamic work space, where professional artists and designers are engaged in bringing first-hand knowledge and experience to their studios and classrooms, and where students are provided with learning opportunities that can literally transform their lives.

CDES graduates are equipped with the ability to think creatively and critically, to be innovative visual artists, and designers of their communities. For students interested in majoring in Design, we offer comprehensive programs in Graphic Design, Digital Animation, Fashion and Interior Design.

I invite you to learn more about CDES, and to visit our Campus, so that you can experience the Arts at AUE. 

Dr. Chadi Rachid Chamoun
Acting Dean, College of Design

For further information, enquiries, comments or suggestions, please contact: Tel Nos.: +971 (04) 449 9772,

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