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Tuition Fees:$19,241 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

The Visual Arts major provides students with an opportunity to develop their independent vision and creative practice as artists in an educational environment emphasizing conceptual research and expression across media. The curriculum balances studio-based coursework with historical and theoretical. Students intending to major in Visual Arts begin with foundations classes in visual research and analysis and then progress to intermediate studio courses in specific media and techniques (drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, photography, time-based media, alternative and new media practices, experimental animation, and others). All majors also complete a four-semester sequence of studio courses (Art Studio I, II, III, and IV) designed to foster independent work at an advanced level, followed by a year-long Senior project in the final year, which culminates in a public exhibition at the annual degree show in the Sharjah Art Gallery.

Declaration of the Visual Arts Major
To be eligible to declare, students must have completed four courses in the program: ARTV 200/2200 – Analogue and Digital Practices (3 cr.) , ARTV 213/2113 – Introduction to Visual Cultures (3 cr.) , and two more Visual Arts studio courses. Final recommendation is made by the Visual Arts faculty after an interview and portfolio review.


A total of 120 credits are required for the bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts:

**Core Curriculum (40 credits)
**Concentration requirements (33 credits)
– Analogue and Digital Practices (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Visual Cultures (3 cr.)
– History of Art Practices I (3 cr.)
– Advanced Painting and Drawing (3 cr.)
– Advanced Studio I (3 cr.)
– Art Theory (3 cr.)
– History of Art Practices II (3 cr.)
– Advanced Studio II (3 cr.)
– Advanced Studio III (3 cr.)
– Senior Project (A) (3 cr.)
– Senior Project (B) (3 cr.)
– Internship Practice (0 cr.)
– Advanced Studio III (3 cr.)

– Studio Professional Practice (0 cr.)
Starts from declaration time to senior project final exhibition.

Experimental Workshop Practices (0 cr.)
Starts from declaration time to senior project final exhibition.

**Additional Requirements (21 credits)
Choose SEVEN:
– Introduction to Drawing (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Painting (3 cr.)
– Introduction to sculpture/Installation (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Time-Based Media (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Ceramics (3 cr.)
– Experimental Animation Art (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Experimental Comic Strips (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Art (3 cr.)
– Contemporary issues in Arab Art (3 cr.)
– Digital Practice I (3 cr.)

Elective (26 credits)

Admission Requirements

The university and the Egyptian Ministry of Education require that all students joining AUC undergraduate program complete a minimum of twelve years of primary and secondary education prior to enrollment in university courses. Applicants must provide proof, that they have completed at least twelve years of education.

All undergraduate degree-seeking admission applicants are required to submit official secondary school academic transcripts, and certificates. Applicants who have attempted post-secondary studies must also submit official academic transcripts, and/ certificates from each post-secondary school attended regardless of whether they have earned credit or seek transfer credit. All academic records not in English or Arabic must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting valid Academic IELTS, or International TOEFL or completed college-level English coursework.

Non-Egyptian Applicants and/or their sponsors must provide official evidence indicating that a minimum of $36,000 is available to cover the tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for the first year of study at the University’

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts include:
– Art consultant
– Art critic
– Art dealer
– Art director
– Art lecturer/visiting scholar
– Art supervisor
– Arts administrator
– Arts management
– Artist-in-Residence/Artist-in-Schools
– Career development counselor
– Carpet designer
– Cataloger
– Commercial serigrapher/silkscreener
– Conservator/Restorer
– Costume designer
– Court artist
– Curator
– Development writer
– Digital imaging specialist
– Director of Visual Arts Program
– Exhibition coordinator
– Exhibition designer
– Fabric and textile designer
– Fine arts appraiser
– Foundry owner/operator
– Freelance artist
– Freelance photographer
– Furniture designer
– Gallery director
– Gallery owner/administrator
– Grant writer
– Greeting card designer
– Master printer/print studio owner
– Model maker
– Muralist
– Museum educator/researcher
– Photo/computer/digital lab technician
– Portrait painter/sculptor, set designer
– Registrar staff
– Resilient flooring designer
– Scientific illustrator, technical illustrator
– Stylist
– Tableware designer
– Teacher
– Toy designer/manufacturer
– Wallcovering designer
– Writer

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,241
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,858

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 305,827EGP ($19,410)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 347,424EGP ($22,050)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Zeinab Taha
Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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