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Six Degrees shows creative skills of AUS designers
By A Staff Reporter May 15, 2018
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SHARJAH: Exciting, original work by graduating students of the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) went on display at Dubai Design District (d3) on May 13. The exhibition, entitled Six Degrees, comprises creative work by around 100 students graduating in the five undergraduate disciplines offered at CAAD, namely architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design, and design management, as well as the graduate programme in urban planning. During an associated ceremony, the college also presented awards to 15 outstanding students and faculty for their work done during the academic year.

Attended by a large number of industry representatives and members of the various creative communities in the Emirates, the annual exhibition provides an opportunity for professionals to interact with CAAD graduates and their work.  Speaking about the occasion, Dr Varkki Pallathucheril, Dean of CAAD, said:

“It’s always a delight to participate in this celebration of outstanding creative work. I congratulate our soon-to-be graduates, and I especially thank their parents and my faculty colleagues for the key role they played in this success. I am deeply grateful to d3 for their invaluable sponsorship of this event.

CAAD is known for the high quality and variety of the work it produces and the exhibition reinforces that reputation. Among the projects displayed was Mariam Al Zayani’s fascinating submission A to G. Al Zayani, who is graduating from the visual communication programme, explained her project: “My project stemmed from my interest in both music and design. I was curious to discover ways that music and design could overlap, and hence I decided to create a notational system that a) visualises music by developing a colour-chord relationship, and b) reveals the ‘colour’ of a song and consequently, the emotions behind it.

My aim was to make reading music easier to learn by re-association and to reveal that a song may not look the way it sounds, which is important when we think about the potential applications that this notational system could have in the future.”

The evening also saw students and faculty being recognised at the 2018 Caad Awards ceremony.

The “Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence” was presented to seven students: Hadia Hanan – architecture; Priyanka Soni – interior design; Mayar Mohammed Sabea – multimedia design; Lana Hasan Alabdulrazzak – multimedia design; Nora Ashraf Zeid – visual communication; Jasmine AlDameary – design management; and Esraa Kamal Ali – urban planning (Masters programme).

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