The graphic design department, through its teaching, research, and service, embraces its cross-cultural circumstance of being part of an American educational institution in Qatar.
The mission is to prepare students to play an influential role in the variety of disciplines that promotes a holistic view of the performance of design interventions and the design practices of the future.
We realize this through individual and collaborative investigations in – visual communications, problem seeking, creative problem solving, professional practice, theory, history, culture, and the self.
We strive to create an environment that continually motivates individuals to actively engage in exploring, inquiring, and contemplating the world around us.
We focus on experimentation, application and integration of new technologies, traditional practices, and interdisciplinary approaches within the curriculum so as to foster innovative, sustainable, and meaningful development of graphic design’s practice and culture within Qatar and the global stage.
We actively facilitate student learning exploring methodologies that widen the scope of the students’ educational experience.
Empower students through design practice and research.
|Adaptability||Aggressiveness||Being flexible and changing in response to new circumstances|
|Rigor||Pursuing goals vigorously||Thorough, in-depth|
|Strictness in hard work||Broad-minded||Openness accepting varied viewpoints|
|Opinions||Being straightforward, sincere, candid||Collaboration|
|Consideration||Working together to solve real problems||Positive dynamic|
|Creativity||Experimentation||Innovation developing new ideas and applying development|
|Initiative||Achieving personal frowth||Seizing opportunity|
|Honesty||Ethical||Taking responsibility without hesitation|
|Integrity||Being morally principled||Being fair, frank, thruthful and sincere|
|Innovative approaches||Original approaches to problem seeking||Solving|
|Teaching||Abitlity to impart ad acquire knowledge||Authenticity|
|Learning||Consideate of the individual||Environment|
|Articulate and current lectures||Problems|
|Cognizant of material||Information in other courses|
|Collaborative||Independent teaching and learning|
|Disseminate research||Teaching and learning|
|Engaged in research||Independent and collaborative|
|Ensure balanced local||Global knowledge|
|Good planning||Initiate purposefully|
|Innovate teaching methodologies||Integration of technologies|
|Open classrooms||Open media in all courses|
|Student centered||Teaching through design thinking|
|Theory to practice||Utilize faculty for their acuities|
|Concerned with sustainability||contextually conscientious|
|Design thinkers||developing independent thinkers|
|Establishng rigor||Ethical practices|
|Mentors||Cross level learning|
|Problem seekers||Process orientation|
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