Duration

Four Years

Medium of instruction

English

Degree awarding body

SCD

Institutionally Accredited by OAAA & Overseen by the MOHERI in the Sultanate of Oman

Program Mission

The mission of the Graphic Design Program is to equip students with innovative design thinking approaches to effectively communicate using theoretical knowledge and practical exposure to pursue a professional career.

Program Description

Graphic design-digital is the process of visually communicating ideas and information through the use of typography, footages and interactive design in digital environment format such as cinema, television, computers and mobile phones. Digital design is a multifaceted discipline that encompasses a variety of contents materials and tools. Products of the digital graphic designer include animation, motion design, information graphics, visual identity,and web design in addition to digital graphic solutions for all media types. The Scientific College of Design provides a comprehensive education within this wide discipline.

Program Objectives

  • Foster an environment of creativity and enquiry in which students can acquire skills and develop artistic direction.
  • Prepare students as future design leaders who have the ability to inform, guide, clarify, promote, andempower through visual dynamic form.
  • Promote a multidisciplinary vision, which facilitates the ability to translate ideas into visual messages thatinform, persuade, and incite individuals and audiences to action

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize general educational knowledge such as research skills, business and psychological principles to apply them in their respective profession.
  • Enhance English proficiency level to communicate effectively using art and design terminology.
  • Apply art and design elements and principles to create artworks
  • Employ the visual design ideas professionally to communicate with their target audience using visual communication principles.
  • Design and generate visual communication projects for different media using appropriate technology for producing specific media through visual communication principles.
  • Recognize the influence of significant cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and visual communication applications.
  • Build the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking and apply visual communication design concepts, principles, and problem-solving techniques to projects in a variety of media.

Career Opportunities

The degree in Graphic Design-Digital program opens the door to a range of creative careers such as Advertising Art Director, Animator, Concept Artists, Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator.

first
Year
Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

Semester 2

ART222

Drawing II

3

DES211

Survey of Art and Design

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

second
Year
Semester 1

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

DES271

History of Design

3

ENG102

English II

3

GRA212

Introduction to Typography

3

GRA301

Intermediate Computer Graphics

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

Semester 2

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

GRA240.

Sketching

3

GRA300

Graphic Design Elective

3

GRA342

Art of Illustration

3

GRA351

Graphic Design I

3

GRA431

History of Graphic Design

3

third
Year
Semester 1

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

GRA302

Advanced Computer Graphics

3

GRA352.

Graphic Design II

3

GRA411

Advanced Typography

3

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

Semester 2

ANI211

Animation Design I: Cutout Animation

3

ART431

History of Modern Art

3

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

GRA484.

Web Design

3

GRA993

Digital Painting (Elective)

3

fourth
Year
Semester 1

ANI241

Computer Animation I

3

GRA432

Visual Perception

3

GRA463

Graphic Design Seminar - Digital

4

GRA482

Motion Design

3

MKT201

Introduction to Marketing

3

Semester 2

GRA-499.

Graphic Design Senior Studies - Digital

5

GRA341

Art of Calligraphy

3

GRA486

Advanced Interactive Design

3

GRA490

Graphic Design Internship

1

GRA500

Portfolio Design

2

Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

Semester 2

ART222

Drawing II

3

DES211

Survey of Art and Design

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Semester 1

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

DES271

History of Design

3

ENG102

English II

3

GRA212

Introduction to Typography

3

GRA301

Intermediate Computer Graphics

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

Semester 2

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

GRA240.

Sketching

3

GRA300

Graphic Design Elective

3

GRA342

Art of Illustration

3

GRA351

Graphic Design I

3

GRA431

History of Graphic Design

3

Semester 1

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

GRA302

Advanced Computer Graphics

3

GRA352.

Graphic Design II

3

GRA411

Advanced Typography

3

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

Semester 2

ANI211

Animation Design I: Cutout Animation

3

ART431

History of Modern Art

3

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

GRA484.

Web Design

3

GRA993

Digital Painting (Elective)

3

Semester 1

ANI241

Computer Animation I

3

GRA432

Visual Perception

3

GRA463

Graphic Design Seminar - Digital

4

GRA482

Motion Design

3

MKT201

Introduction to Marketing

3

Semester 2

GRA-499.

Graphic Design Senior Studies - Digital

5

GRA341

Art of Calligraphy

3

GRA486

Advanced Interactive Design

3

GRA490

Graphic Design Internship

1

GRA500

Portfolio Design

2

Course Details

Drawing I is a foundation course which focuses on the basics of drawing and its terminology. Students will learn how to draw objects from direct observation using different mediums and techniques that allow them to create the illusion of three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface. Students will learn the skills of using lines, shapes, tones, textures, light and shadow, perspective, and color to draw a balanced still life composition.
This course develops the students’ visual perception and techniques of elaborating projects. The Design Studio II A teaches composition, layout, and presentation as a means of conceptual expression and communication in two-dimensional design. Design Studio II B is a deeper exploration into the fundamentals and concepts of organizing Forms, Mass and Volume in three-dimension, exploring contemporary design solutions concerning narrative aspects, space and geometry.
This course is an introduction to the basics of formal representation, with two dimensional representation of objects through orthographic projections and auxiliary drawings, isometric and axonometric drawings, and the basics of shade and shadows. This studio will also introduce students to the various tools and techniques of technical drawing in pencil and ink.
Introduction to Design; is an introduction to design in relation to different visual arts and their cultural manifestations of the 20th century and beyond. This course is meant as a complementary lecture course to the creative design studios to develop the students’ awareness as an analytical thinker. Design elements, principles and concepts will be investigated both separately as well as collectively as imperative considerations in the design process. A particular focus will be afforded to the examination of the ideological changes in the fields of design.
This course is designed to familiarize students with academic English in art and design context. Students are exposed to a wide range of relevant and authentic materials to increase their specialized vocabulary repertoire. It also enhances students’ productive skills through design-based classroom interactions.
Learning Research Techniques is intended to ac-quaint students with the methodology and techniques applicable to a research paper preparation based on theoretical and historical precedent in Art and Design. A key objective of the course is to guide students through the research process as how data is collected, evaluated and explained to produce an art and design research paper that adheres to APA guidelines.
Drawing II is a studio based course for foundation that focuses on the study of basic human anatomy and its terminology. The course is designed to develop the drawing skills using the appropriate mediums and techniques, with emphasis on drawing portraits, figures and body part with the understanding of correct measurements, proportions, scale, light, shadow and depth.
This course is a survey of art & design activities from ancient times to Rococo. It is an overview of selected historical periods outlining critical artwork and designs to enhance the students’ visual knowledge. It will explore painting, sculpture, furniture, and architecture to define general characteristics of style in relation to cultural, political, and religious context
Design Studio II A/B is a continuation of Design Studio I A/B. The course incorporates 2D and 3D design. (Design studio II A) focuses on the 2D interpretation of concepts using a variety of tools, materials, processes, techniques and visual representations with focus on composition in order to express unique design solutions of the 2D surfaces. (Design Studio II B) focuses on transformation of 2D design to 3D form. Students will follow a process of critical thinking and investigation to explore advanced design solutions concerning the 3D narrative aspects of mass, volume, construction, movement and space in a creative representation, focusing on conceptual development and artistic expression.
This course is intended to enhance students’ English language proficiency in art and design. Students are exposed to complex authentic materials to develop their design and art vocabulary repertoire. It helps students to reinforce academic writing styles and verbally explain their own projects.
This course is considered as an introduction to computer graphics, as it involves the basics of generating and manipulating images using digital media, covering monochrome patterns, control and mix of colors, raster images, scanning, pixel and vector graphics. In addition, this course includes basic exposure to computer platforms such as the basic pixel and vector software that are mainly used for computer graphics.
يهدف هذا المقررإلى تعريف الطالب بالبيان واللغة وكيفية وصول الثقافة والكتابة إلينا، وصفات الكتابة الجيدة من خلال الوحدة والتجانس والمقصد والتنظيم الكتابي ، والتدريب على أسس الكتابة العربية، وبيان ذلك من خلال تطبيقات نصوص مختلفة تعزز هذا الاتجاه، والتعرف على بعض الاصطلاحات الكتابية من خلال الفِقَر والجمل، والتعرف على أنواع الجمل الخبرية والإنشائية وأنواع كل منها، والتعرف على أوضاع الجمل من حيث شكلها واكتمالها وتنوع أبنيتها وطولها، والتعرف على الضوابط الإملائية للكتابة، وطريقة كتابة المراسلات والتدريب على التحليل الأدبي والتلخيص وتخير الألفاظ والدلالة المركزية والهامشية، والتدريب على ورقة البحث والتعامل مع الكتابة بأسس علمية منظمة وفق مناهج وأساليب المخططات الكتابية باستخدام التوثيق والملاحظات والحواشي من خلال المخطط التنظيمي للكتابة، ومراجعة المكتوب لكل أنواع الكتابة وطبيعتها ومواصفاتها وعصرها، والتعامل مع النص والكتابة بأسلوب يخدم التلاحم اللغوي ما بين الألفاظ والمعاني تحقيقاً للسلامة اللغوية والتعبير الكتابي
This course serves as a comprehensive overview of the history of visual communication design from cave paintings to digital media. it surveys how people have used the visual arts to communicate stories and ideas during the history and across disciplines. will explore how visual techniques used to share ideas, transmit feeling and break sociocultural borders. it covers the advancement of visual design through the impact of innovative historical figures in the world of visual de-sign. Emphasis is set on the examination connecting historical events to the current realistic plan talks about. the course is taught through research papers, readings, presentations, writing, and discussions.
This is an advance English course that helps to consolidate students’ English skills in the field of art and design. It aims at exposing students to more challenging authentic texts. It emphasizes the ability to critically evaluate artistic works using some specialized concepts and terminology. The course also provides students with an opportunity to express themselves and defend their viewpoints and projects through presentations.
This course designed to provide basics, principles and history of typography, Type characters anatomy, families and grade system to be used in different types of visual designs. Emphasis is placed to experiment with a range of conceptual approaches to using type at different scales and in different areas of design and visual communication. Employ the required skills of typography to be used in the design. Students will apply the technical influences in type aesthetically and technically. Enable to develop a series of exercises to cover the typographic layout and fundamentals of typesetting design.
"This lab course is an intermediate level course that teaches the fundamentals of the digital Design. As an intermediate level, this course emphasizes on the technical proficiency and the creativity throughout colour, text, layout, raster graphics and manipulation of vector graphics as an advanced understanding of pixels and vectors. The course is based on exer-cises, discussions, critiques, demonstrations and presentations. ".
This course is the basics of photography. It contains an introduction to photography, camera, and eye vision concepts, and different techniques, and how the camera lenses work. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools, applying all of the five main Exercises in Their Final project. This course discovers how the fundamental advances in digital photography have changed the way photographers employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium.
يهدف هذا المقرر إلى تعريف الطالب بسلطنة عُمان من حيث الموقع والتضاريس والمناخ ، والثروات المتعددة ودور العُمانيين في التجارة العالمية قديماً وحديثاً، بالإضافة إلى معرفة تاريخ عُمان القديم وأن يلم الطالب بفن العمارة العُمانية وسجل التراث العماني. بالإضافة إلى إلمام الطالب بما تتميز به الصناعات الحرفية من غزل ونسيج وصناعة الخنجر العُماني والحلي الفضية وصناعة السفن بأنواعها المختلفة، وصناعة الفخار واستخراج النحاس وتصنيعه قديماً وحديثاً وكذلك مجالات النهضة الحديثة في شتى مرافق الحياة وأثرها في تطور حياة المجتمع العُماني ويتعرف الطالب على العلماء العمانيين والحواضر والمدن العُمانية من حيث الموقع والثروات والإنجازات الحضارية، ومكانة هذه الحواضر في التاريخ.
Sketching is one of the most important and powerful tools for students to capture a scene, a gesture, or record an idea. It deals with the method of drawing loosely and spontaneously to capture the general shapes/tones of any subject. In sketching, students will learn how to develop the “artist’s eye”, and to see subjects as shapes rather than objects. This general course stresses freehand drawing techniques and focuses on experimenting with different mediums: ink, pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolour.
This course presents to one of the most important visual arts known for a long time, it is used to express the written text by the drawn image using a range of various techniques, including drawing, painting, printing, cutout paper, and many other visual arts. then will be used in advertising, newspapers, school books and educational materials that are usually used to illustrate the meaning or to a specific concept. it focuses on the development of communication skills using illustration as a tool and a part of the design process. Students can deal with different techniques using the concept of illustrations. deal to create new forms of designs that contribute to the delivery of a particular message, creating a design that always fits with specific literary content. communicates visually their ideas for design through drawing and rendering techniques.
"This course introduces the study of creating brand identity that indicate the brand. It explores brand personality, user research, logo design, visual elements, and style guide. Provides students the chance to work deeply in corporate identity manual to meet the requirement of a design house. Enable students to design all visual communication materials through the creative approach of color, typography, composition and visual conventions for two-dimensional solutions. Employ the layout skills in single and multipage layouts for different graphic materials.
This course serves as a comprehensive survey of the history of graphic design from prehistoric visual communications to the proliferation of digital technology and contemporary design. This course teaches the evolution of graphic design through the impact of technological advancements, critical events and innovations by historical figures in the field of graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the analysis linking historical events to current graphic design debates. The course is taught through presentations, research paper, writing, readings and discussions.
يهدف هذا المساق إلى دراسة الجوانب الصرفية، وما يطرأ على بنية الكلمة من تغير، ومعرفة أثر الاشتقاق بأنواعه في تغيير المعنى والمبنى، ودراسة الجوانب البلاغية من تشابيه واستعارات وكنايات وطباق وجناس وأثر ذلك في السياقات اللغوية، ودراسة الجوانب النحوية ، وأثر الضبط والإعراب بكل من الحروف والحركات على أواخر الكلمة من تغير في المعاني والأساليب اللغوية، والتعرف على الصيغ الإعرابية المختلفة مثل الأسماء الخمسة والمثنى وجمع المذكر السالم والملحق بجمع المذكر السالم وجمع المؤنث السالم والملحق بجمع المؤنث السالم والممنوع من الصرف والعدد والأفعال الخمسة، وأثر ذلك على بناء الجملة، وحالات المبتدأ وأنواع الخبر والمواقع الإعرابية لتلك الحالات ، وتحليل نصوص أدبية نثرية وشعرية من مختلف العصور الأدبية، مع توضيح للجوانب النقدية والبلاغية المتعلقة بتلك النصوص بما يخدم ويعزز المهارات اللغوية المختلفة وفق معايير التحليل الأدبي والدراسات الأدبية النصية والنقدية
Entrepreneurship course is designed and offered to make students aware of business opportunities in the nation and to gain business skills necessary to successfully operate a venture. Students will gain knowledge about entrepreneurship and decision making skills. And, being an entrepreneur will help them to enhance their life with self-employment and professional growth. Students will be also introduced to national legal procedures, economic perspective and few concepts of globally sustainable practices.
This advanced level computer graphics lab course teaches various animation techniques and software. Animation development is explored through the manipulation and integration of images, graphics, sound, and typography in motion. The division of the course is based on demonstrations, presentations, projects, discussions and critiques.
The course focuses on the layout design principles for the visual design of publication and editorial designs, to present the visual elements that communicate to enables the audience to receive them with a minimum effort. Employ the required skills of the grid, structure hierarchy and specific measurements and relationships used in a design, allowing the student to control information and facilitate creativity. Enable students to design different types of publications, which include a variety of printed applications such as newsletters, magazines, posters, and digital application such as webpages, ebooks, and more visual communication designs.
This studio course is focusing on typography as an expressive and functional vehicle and master typographic visual design. Students will apply a variety of typographic models and techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of typographic values and the concurrent development of typographic design style. analyze, sequence, and hierarchy in the completion of graphic design projects for visual communication design media. Expanding concepts introduced in typographic Core, develop more advanced techniques for working with texts in various contexts and formats
This course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of psychology. It helps students to understand themselves and to see how psychology addresses issues pertaining to everyday life. The course begins with a short overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and an introduction to a number of the principal methodologies most commonly deployed in its study. The subsequent units are arranged around broad areas of research, including emotion, development, memory, and psychopathology. Case study examples and videos are used in the lectures to make the course more exciting and relevant.
This course explores 2D Cutout animation techniques. It focuses on how to produce animations using flat characters made from paper, card, stiff fabric or even photographs.
ENG 201, Fundamentals of Oral Communication is a course which enhances students’ ability to write, practice and deliver speeches. The course helps students to effectively use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to produce a variety of speech- es. It aims at improving students’ ability to confident- ly and effectively communicate during their juries, presentations and life beyond college.
Web design is integral to digital media studies in graphic design. This course introduces web design development and serves as an extensive exploration of website navigation and interactivity. This course is taught through projects, discussions and critiques. GRA487 3D Animation Techniques This advance level animation course explores various animation techniques of three-dimensional modeling and rendering. Emphasis is placed on virtual design environments, imaging for animation and character development. This course is taught through projects, discussions and critiques.
A comprehensive course on digital painting techniques. The student will also receive extensive training in the use of computer drawing tablets. Students will learn to use the tools and techniques of digital painting using Adobe Photoshop to produce artwork with applications to the fields of game design and animation such as animation backgrounds, textures for 3D animation, concept art, and illustration. Students will also learn basic drawing skills and the traditional drawing concepts of basic composition, using shadow and highlight to create the illusion of volume, and how to use atmospheric and linear perspective to create the illusion space.
The course involves technical exercise on latest software technologies for creating 2D animation for movies and interactive environments, Students learn Toon-Boom Studio program as well as interface manipulation and controls.
The course focuses on the processes of the human brain to collect and interpret the visual information through the visual system. Describe the process of visual perception from the physical functions of the reflexes of the eye and the nervous system to the mental functions of the brain, involving memory and thought processes. Identify the processes and regulations of the visual data through the defined principles that control the visual perception. using visual perception principles to create attracted visual communication media.
This course describes and evaluates appropriate strategies for undertaking research in visual communication, classes will help to embed visual research experience into contemporary practices. encourage learning through practical research and reflections on the design process by questions; which makes a dynamic link between visual research and practice. the course will provide how to analyze customer requirements to deliver a concise visual brief of problem-solving techniques.
This advanced level studio course explores the conceptualization, methodological procedures and applications of design in motion. Emphasis is placed on time-based media combining typography, image, sound and video. This course is taught through projects, discussions and critiques.
Introduction to Marketing course is designed for Graphic Design students. The course focuses on management of marketing activities, enhancement of organization functioning, exchanging process be- tween business-customers & other firms and recent trends. Environmental analysis, competitor analysis, industry analysis, corporate objective setting, market- ing mix and implementation mechanisms are the topics tackled and dealt with throughout the course
This course involves market-centered learning strategies and project-based methods. The course provides a structure and criteria for visual communication solutions. It highlights the importance of visual thinking and visualization techniques through the process of communication design projects. Students will tend to have visual experiential learning styles, they will be encouraged to use their design skills to make sense of perception experience if possible. the student will conduct the design process based on the research of the seminar’s course- to generate the design theme and visual unification of design progress. They will exhibition for the project plus the portfolio review.
This course focuses on developing the Arabic alpha-bet visually to be used as an artistic type form of vi-sual communication. Course will cover samples of Islamic calligraphy as a fundamental practice to un-derstand the formulation of Arabic typeface. The student will have the chance to create a new Arabic font and examine the type’s legibility through calli-graphic composition forms.
This advanced interactive computer graphics lab course teaches the concepts and techniques of interactive media design. Multimedia, navigation systems and information design are introduced. Emphasis is placed upon advanced Flash scripting, advanced interactive web design, interactive media and video game development. This course is taught through projects, discussions and critiques.
This internship course introduces the students to the professional world of visual communications design. The students have to get an important experimental learning chance, typically with a governmental, nonprofit company, or community-based organization. choose a visualizations design firm, advertising agency or a web design firm to complete the required hours. student able to identify and apply for the occasion of interest. working in different climates rather than studios or educational labs.
This course will explore more unique personal and conceptual approaches for portfolio design. Students will have the opportunity to experiment within each recent project of courses they already studied. A responsive student will become familiar with traditional and digital mediums, the means of creating and delivering art, the skills of illustration and design, and the expectations of working as designer in the field

Head of Graphic Design

I want to welcome you into the world of innovation and creativity. Now you are part of the hup of design creativity. you will have a great message is to provide your community with the best design solutions that contribute to the development of these societies throughout your design career.

Dr. Sherif Galal,
Head of Graphic Design
Scientific College of Design

Dr. Tarek Bahaa
Instructor

Graphic Design

Dr. Ahmed Ali
Instructor

Graphic Design

Saji Lukose
Instructor

Graphic Design

Bashayer Al Zadjali
Instructor

Graphic Design

1

Success in General Education Diploma or its Equivalent.

2

The student should get a minimum grade of C- in Design Studio I & Design Studio II courses.

3

The student should get C- at least in Introduction to Computer Graphics course

BS - Graphic Design - Digital

Tuition Fees

DurationCredit HoursFeesOther FeesSub Total
General Foundation Program 2 Semesters-2,575 OMR-2,575 OMR
Design Foundation Program2 Semesters332,475 OMR250 OMR2,725 OMR
Bachelor Degree6 Semesters997,425 OMR750 OMR8,175 OMR
Grand Total13,475 OMR

* Fees / tuitions are subject to changed accoridng to the college financial polcies / procedures and upon MoHERI approval

Finance Details

Oman Arab Bank

3128231666500

Bank Muscat

0313029205120016

*All payment are accepted through bank deposit.