Bachelor of Science in Design – Graphic Design

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: United Arab Emirates
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


48 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Graphic Design stands as a crucial mode of communication in today’s digital age, empowering students to craft compelling visual narratives that captivate and inform. At AUE, our program immerses students in the dynamic world of graphic design, where they learn to create innovative designs that meet diverse graphic needs, including advertising, packaging, print media, branding, and web production. With a degree from our Graphic Design program, you can transform your creative talents into a thriving career, contributing to the visual identity and brand communications of leading companies. Our curriculum is designed to nurture your ability to produce standout designs that resonate in a competitive market.


The Bachelor of Science in Design – Graphic Design program at AUE provides a rich learning environment featuring large design studios, cutting-edge electronic media, and advanced printing facilities. These resources are complemented by an extensive library filled with the latest design books and materials. Our program aims to foster creativity and technical proficiency by offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide array of disciplines, including packaging, branding, advertising, and publishing. We encourage students to push the boundaries of their creativity through experimentation and investigation, preparing them to respond to design briefs with innovative solutions. Through engaging lectures, hands-on workshops, and dedicated tutorial support, we equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the ever-evolving field of graphic design.

Admission Requirements

  • Holders of UAE Secondary School Certificate:
    • Original copy of the General Secondary School Certificate, attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.
    • Elite stream: 70%
    • Advanced/Scientific stream: 75%
    • General/literary stream: 80%
    • Other streams (Technical, Vocational, Commercial): 80%
  • Holders of American High School Diploma:
    • Minimum average as stipulated in part (A).
    • High School Diploma (grades 10, 11 & 12) attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.
    • Certificate of equivalency from the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Holders of British System Certificate (IGCSE, GCSE):
    • Total of seven (7) courses at O-level and AS/A2 level with a minimum grade of “C”.
    • Courses should cover at least four of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Arts and Design.
  • Holders of Senior Secondary School Certificates from schools within UAE based on Foreign Curriculums:
    • Minimum average as stipulated in part (A).
    • Certificate of Equivalency from the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • International Students:
    • Minimum average as stipulated in part (A) for direct admission.
    • Certificate considered for admissions in public universities of the country where it was delivered.
    • Certificate obtained after at least 11 years of schooling.
    • Certificate includes at least 6 subjects covering Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts.
    • Higher level certificate if applicable.
    • Certificate of equivalency from the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • English Proficiency:
    • TOEFL ITP 500 or TOEFL iBT 61
    • IELTS Academic 5.0
    • EmSAT English 1100
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 44
    • Cambridge English: Advanced Test of English 41
  1. Typography I
  2. Life Drawing
  3. History of Graphic Design
  4. Graphic Design I
  5. Typography II
  6. Communication Design
  7. Graphic Design II
  8. Information Design
  9. Graphic Design III
  10. Desktop Publishing
  11. Capstone Seminar
  12. Capstone Graduation Project
  13. Special Topics

229,269 AED

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates have successfully carved out impressive careers in the graphic design industry. For example, John Smith, an alumnus, is now a renowned Art Director at a leading advertising agency, known for his innovative branding campaigns. The graphic design industry is in constant demand for creative professionals who can blend artistic vision with technical skills. Our program aligns with these industry needs by focusing on critical skills development, ensuring that our graduates are well-prepared to meet and exceed the expectations of employers. The diverse skill set and practical experience gained through our program make our alumni valuable assets in various design roles, positioning them for success in a competitive job market.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit United Arab Emirates page for student visa and student life.