Design

Communication, Criticality, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, are to be the cornerstone of the new program which will train young people in the field of design for the decades to come and which will raise the standard of design work in Palestine while supporting the development of local industries. The program’s emphasis on craftsmanship, making and actual production would benefit in generating a local dialogue and tangible language of quality, influence suppliers, raw material production and technicians so as to physically affect the design scene in Palestine.

The objective of the program is to produce a cadre of graduates who will have the knowledge and understanding, intellectual, practical and key transferable skills to be able to pursue a professional career in the design field, including graphic design, object design and fashion design, and continue on to post-graduate study.  The program’s objective is to provide students with a wide exposure to contemporary design, its methods and practices through engagement with local and international practitioners who are at the forefront of their field.

Our objective is to teach contemporary design in a manner that addresses the historical, theoretical and practical breadth of the field, and that engages with local knowledge, economy, production, geopolitical contexts and lived realities of Palestine, in so doing our aim is that graduates will contribute to the development of cultural production.

Our objective is for the education on this program to be dynamic in such that its content addresses and is relevant to the ever -evolving field of contemporary and traditional design practice.

We believe that the program will contribute to the development of the design industry and the visual culture.

The program trains students to build their careers locally and internationally in the following areas:

  • As independent designer
  • In design companies
  • Product design in companies and factories
  • Entrepreneurial projects and startups
  • In Academia
  • Postgraduate education in specialized art fields
Study Plan

The study plan consists of 135 credit hours distributed as follow:

Credit Hours

Requirements

22-21

University Requirements

18

Fundamental Courses in the Field

77

Discipline and Specialization Courses

12

Discipline and Specialization Courses-Elelctive

7-6

Other (Electives)

135

Total  

 
,
Discipline and Specialization Courses (89 credit hours)

1. Compulsory Courses: (77 credit hours)

Prerequisite(s)

Course Title

Course No.

Program Admission

History of Design I

DSGN122

DSGN122

History of Design II

DSGN126

Program Admission

Practical Design Skills  1

DSGN131

DSGN131, DSGN142

Practical Design Skills  2

DSGN135

Program Admission

Design Studio 1

DSGN142

DSGN131, DSGN142

Design Studio 2

DSGN146

Program Admission

Local and regional Industries

DSGN221

DSGN142

Introduction to Design Theory

DSGN223

DSGN146, DSGN135

Practical Design Skills 3

DSGN232

DSGN232, DSGN243

Practical Design Skills  4

DSGN235

ARAB135, (ENGC2202 or ENGC2204 or ENGC2305)

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design

DSGN237

DSGN146, DSGN135

Design Studio 3

DSGN243

DSGN232, DSGN243

Design Studio 4

DSGN246

DSGN343, DSGN332

Practical Training

DSGN304

DSGN246

Ergonomics  Design

DSGN322

DSGN237

Branding and Innovative Design

DSGN323

DSGN246, DSGN235

Practical  Design Skills  5

DSGN330

DSGN341, DSGN330

Practical Design Skills 6

DSGN332

DSGN246, DSGN235

Design Studio 5

DSGN341

DSGN341, DSGN330

Design Studio 6

DSGN343

DSGN304

Seminar 1

DSGN430

DSGN304

Practical Design Skills  7

DSGN432

DSGN430, DSGN441

Seminar 2

DSGN433

DSGN441, DSGN444

Practical Design Skills  8

DSGN435

DSGN304, DSGN323

Degree Show Studio 1

DSGN441

DSGN432, DSGN441

Degree Show Studio 2

DSGN444

 

2. Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Prerequisite(s)

Course Title

Course No.

Program Approval

Advanced Technical Skills

DSGN336

Program Approval

Global Fashion and Textile History

DSGN337

Program Approval

Design and Environment

DSGN338

Program Approval

Selected Topics in Design: Sustainability, Innovation and Ecology

DSGN436

Program Approval

Advanced Material Techniques

DSGN438

Program Approval

Modern and Contemporary Design Theories

DSGN439