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College of Art and Design is a leading college in its field across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As College of Art and Design was established under its current name in order to develop the former Colleges of Education for girls. On 27/12/1428 AH, the Higher Education Council approved the restructuring of Colleges of Education for girls affiliated to Riyadh University, as the College of Education for Home Economics and Art Education was split into two colleges; College of Home Economics and College of Art and Design.

 

On 06/05/1432 AH, Higher Education Council approved the amendment the departments of College of Art and Design to become:

  • - Painting and Printmaking Department;
  • - Sculpture Department;
  • - Interior Design Department;
  • - Graphic Design and Digital Media Department; and
  • - Department of Innovation and Product Design.

 

"Fashion and Textile Department" was moved from "College of Home Economics" to "College of Art and Design" and its name was changed to become "Fashion and Textile Design Department". A new department was created in the College of Art and Design named "Art History Department". It is noteworthy that the following departments (Sculpture Department, Innovation and Product Design Department, and Art History Department) are not activated to date.

 

On 04/01/1438 AH, the Minister of Education approved the merger of three departments in the College (i.e. Plastic Arts and Printing Department, Sculpture Department, and Art History Department) into one department named Visual Arts Department, as well as changing the name of "Innovation and Product Design Department" to be "Product Design Department". In its new identity, the College of Art and Design departments have become as follows:

  • - Visual Arts Department, which includes three majors (Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture);
  • - Graphic Design and Digital Media Department;
  • - Interior Design Department;
  • - Product Design Department; and
  • - Fashion and Textile Design Department.

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