Institutionally Accredited by OAAAQA & Overseen by the MOHERI in the Sultanate of Oman
The mission of Fine Arts program is to prepare students to create, practice and communicate their ideas and concepts in visual language through provision of theoretical knowledge and studio-based education to contribute effectively to their field.
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts is a four-year program introducing students to art history, contemporary trends, theories and visual studies in studio-based environment to explore traditional and modern media, styles and techniques. In this program, students develop creative thinking skills as well as problem-solving techniques to become an artist. The program covers four main areas - drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture. The program adopts a student-centered environment allowing them to gain hands-on experience and an opportunity to express their artistic vision and build a professional career.
Provide adequate knowledge in art history, aesthetics, and contemporary practices.
Create artwork using different tools, materials and techniques.
Consider cultural values in developing personal artistic style.
Prepare students to be skilled artists and be creative in the profession.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:
Practice general educational knowledge such as research skills, business and psychological principles to apply them in their respective profession.
Develop English proficiency level to communicate effectively using art and design terminology.
Apply art and design elements and principles to create artworks.
Recognize historical and contemporary concepts in varied art styles to express them effectively within the field.
Demonstrate appropriate techniques, skills and styles of art and design using different mediums to create artwork in an intended form.
Value recent trends in the field to practice advanced creative expression in professional artwork.
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.
Design Studio I A/B is integration of 2D and 3D design that introduces fundamental concepts, materials, processes, and vocabulary related to design. It provides students with an opportunity to explore important aspects and form representation in design. Design Studio IA is an introduction to the basics of 2D composition, dealing with elements and principles of design to develop an understanding on how to use and identify them. Further, Design Studio IB is about 3 dimensional structures and how students can use concepts such as mass, volume, space, proportion and other elements based on principles to compose and construct their work efficiently.
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.
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
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.
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 de-sign 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.
This course deals with the basic ceramic hand building techniques and the terminologies of pottery, starting from the preparation of clay going through the implementation of different hand building techniques such as coiling, press pinch, slab, patron, relief, and molding taking into consideration form and its relation to design, volume, size, and space. The course will also introduce students to the equipment and machines used in handing and firing clay.
This course relates to various approaches to painting with an emphasis on experimentation and focusing on painting techniques. It includes the study of color theory, compositional aspects and technical concepts related to water color, oil and acrylic medium. The course develops an understanding and appreciation of other artists’ work which is classical and contemporary style of painting. It provides a step by step approach to plan and execute paintings
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
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.
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 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 deals with the ceramic surface treatment methods, introducing the preparation and application of slip, texture, relief and engraving, while learning the appropriate terminology utilized for ceramic surface treatment. Students will also be introduced to different material and methods of coloring ceramics using decorative methods while maintaining the elements and principles of art and design.
Perspective drawing course is an introduction to representing a 3D drawing on a 2D surface. Studying width, depth, and height in relation to each other, while referring them to one or more vanishing points. Perspective drawing course will focus on landscape, human body, light, shadow and color within the Fine Arts point of view.
This course discusses art produced from the prehistoric eras until early Christianity. It will highlight various “artworks” that will enlighten the students with old cultures, lives, religions, beliefs and artistic characteristic of each era. The student will have knowledge of the evolution of people, civilization and cultures, from the prehistoric people who had no language to the Egyptians who made the pyramids, to the great Greek and Roman civilizations. Artworks discussed will include cave paintings, drawings, icons, tools and objects, monuments, architecture and sculptures.
Painting II is a studio based course that introduces realistic landscape painting style, composition, value and color studies, perspective and different medium techniques through analytical study and practical experimentation. Students learn the transformation of realistic vision and objectivity to imaginative and subjective view point.
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.
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 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
Ceramic III is an advanced course that utilizes the knowledge and skill obtained in ceramic I & II. The students will express their personal style through the implementation of color, form, building techniques and surface treatment based on inspiration from the Omani culture and various art approaches, through the use of the characteristics of contemporary art.
This course discusses art movements and changes that emerged from 14th century to the 19th. It includes a detailed study about the great masters of paintings and sculptures, like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Francisco Goya and William turner and their timeless pieces of art. Students will learn to comprehend and discuss great works of art with understanding the artist’s background and objectives as well as the surrounding environment with the political, religious and personal influences.
Sculpture I is a practical course that introduces students to sculpture basic terminology, concepts, methods, techniques and processes of sculptures using specific tools. It’s a hands-on course where students will discover and use different materiel to create well balanced geometric sculptures. The difference between 2D shape and 3D form will be explained, with a particular focus will be given to how to apply 3D techniques in respect elements and principles of art and design. A particular focus will be given to how to apply 3D techniques in respect elements and principles of art and design.
This course focuses on Islamic art, and the influence of the Islamic philosophy and civilization on different forms of Islamic Art. The course covers different types of art produced during different eras across many counties. It also covers the cultural impact on Islamic art produced in a certain country or region. Students study the unique characteristics of Islamic art starting from the Umayyad era to the end of the Ottoman era.
Sculpture II is a continuation of Sculpture I that focuses on the anatomy of the human body. Students will use different material and apply different techniques of representing the human body, while maintaining proper proportion, scale, mass, volume and space. Student will learn about terminology and different schools in sculpture and their techniques and styles. A particular focus will be given to how to apply proper finishing and execution.
Painting III introduces advanced realistic figurative studies, including composition, color study and techniques. The course will enhance students’ observational and practical skills, through human figure study to produce realistic portrait and full figure painting. Students will also work with subjectivity, creativity and imagination to produce creative artwork inspired by human figure.
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.
In this course students investigate different artistes and styles. Students are encouraged to search different art styles and contextualize them to Oman life style. Focus will be given to composition, value, color studies and installation rules of imagination methods in painting based on the chosen theme.
Sculpture III is an advanced course that focuses on the aesthetic value of the sculptural structure and its composition. They will use the knowledge and skills of material and techniques acquired in sculpture I & II to explore various themes, concepts and trends inspired by Omani and international contemporary art of sculpture to create their own sculpture. The course develops students’ creativity artistic skills and aesthetic presentation of the 3D form.
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.
Art education is an advanced theoretical and practical course guided to senior students of Fine Arts. The practical aspect of the course is planned as a multidisciplinary where students have the opportunity to use different materials and media that they have studied along their experience. Emphasis is put on the use of their imagination, creative process, and the development of personal concepts related to their culture and environment, through observation and exploration using different techniques. The theoretical aspect of the course is aimed towards introducing “Art Education” as a term through studying definitions, theories and aims of “Art Education”, enabling students to understand and apply this knowledge in future educational practice.
This theoretical course focuses on Contemporary Art and its significance in Fine Arts Study. It is critical to study the contemporary art of the 21st century art and its various variables as today’s art became more diverse with an expansion of mixed media. This course will focus on contemporary art and its relation to postmodern heritage made in the late 20th century, it will show the distinction between the art movements of the modern, post-modern, and contemporary art. The students will examine different contemporary art trends, relate new terminology to contemporary trends and analyze their influences of international and national artwork.
Senior study is an advance course that relates to various approaches in artwork with an emphasis on experimentation and focusing on individual progress and artwork practice. It includes the use of knowledge and skill gained in previous courses. The course enhances the understanding of different ways of approaching to personal project work which is classical or contemporary or traditional style. It provides an advanced approach to planning and execution of an artwork.
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.
Student Name : Imran Khan
Student Name : Imran Khan
Student Name : Aisha Khalfan Alzaabbi
Student Name : Fatma Alshidi
Student Name : Manal Ali Almaqbali
Student Name : Zainab Hamed
Head of Fine Arts
As you begin your first steps of your journey at SCD, we welcome you to a unique experience full of learning and joy, in an atmosphere that will help you thrive and enhance your artistic and creative abilities through academic programs that are designed to prepare you for a future as a practicing professional.
Dr. Reem Elswaifi , Head of Fine Arts Scientific College of Design
Abed Farhaan Obeid
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Belal
Dr. Nihad Nabil
Dr. Nasser Palangi
Hana Al Lawati
Dr.Rahma Al Rashdi
Aptitude Test prior to college admission (freshman students should do it in the college)
The students should get a minimum grade of C- in Design Studio I & Design Studio II.
The student should get a minimum grade of B- at least in Drawing II course.
The student should submit a portfolio by the end of the design foundation program.
BA - Fine Arts
General Foundation Program
Design Foundation Program
* Fees / tuitions are subject to changed accoridng to the college financial polcies / procedures and upon MoHERI approval