The department offers a range of
courses. Below is a description of each course:
ARED 1020 3cr. Painting 1. (5hrs.Lecture)
This course aims to identify the principles
and basics of composing paintings, water-color techniques and treatments, differentiation
between drawing and paintings as regards the techniques and treatments used in
each. This course reviews the international experiences in water-color
paintings and building the ability to produce such paintings..
ARED 1120 3cr. Introduction to
Art Education and its theories. (5hrs.Lecture)
Students are expected, after completing this
course, to recognize the goals of art education, its stages of development,
areas and fields. Gather more knowledge of some basic concepts in art, education
and art education. Identify the philosophy of the preparation of art education
teachers. Introduce the child art artistic development and characteristics.
Improve the students’ artistic vision by providing theoretical and practical
knowledge. Introduce the other Art Education disciplines.
ARED 2110 3cr. Weaving With
Different Fibers. (5hrs.Lecture)
This course aims to identify the history of
weaving in the world and Oman, learning weaving terms and the contemporary uses
of fabrics. In addition, it is introduce the characteristic of fibers and their
uses as well as the effect of colours in design. It focuses in acquiring hand weaving skills
and techniques to be implemented in woven artworks.
ARED 2240 3cr Child's Art. (5hrs.Lecture)
The course aims to introduce the child art in
its various aspects such as the schematic development in all stages of children’s
artistic growth and its characteristic in each stage. This course focuses in
the relationship between the child’s artistic growth and the development of his
social life, cognitive and the creativity.
It is provide educational methods of teaching art for talents and
special needs children.
ARED 1230 2cr. History of Ancient
Arts & Civilizations. (2hrs.Lecture)
History of Ancient Arts & Civilizations
course includes studies of the forms of expression of the visual arts of
painting, sculpture, architecture and crafts, and other technical products.
Since the beginnings of primitive art in the Middle Ages, Ancient Egyptian Art,
Mesopotamian, Greek art, Romania, the art of medieval times and in the
Renaissance. The focus will be on the analysis of the original artwork of various
interpretations, Special based upon its intended use, and role in a particular
society. The course aims to know the characteristics of General technical and
unique artistic and aesthetic values of each work of art
ARED 1130 3cr. Ceramics1. (5hrs.Lecture)
This course aims to show aesthetic values of
making pottery’s objects using different ways of clay’s hand-building
techniques such as slabs, clay’s coils, coloring slips etc. Also, this course
intends to teach the principles of firing process and this includes kilns’
setting, firing behavior, variables of firing’s temperatures and physical
changes within the firing process especially in biscuit firing stage etc.
ARED 3220 3cr Ceramics (2). (5hrs.Lecture)
This course considered as advanced level of
studying ceramics where the student supposes to study more advanced and
complicated ceramic treatments including object’s formation (hand-building),
using of raw materials, considering the
functional purposes of ceramic object, taking advantage of surrounded
environmental circumstances in making pottery, improving students’ creativity
in designing tangible ceramic objects
and finally elevate their awareness of artistic pottery’s heritage in
general and Omani pottery’s heritage in particular.
ARED 1220 3cr. Principles Of
The aim of this course is to identify the
bases and constructional rules of decorative designs, and to be acquaintance
with Islamic decoration and different forms of shapes when it comes to the formation elements in the design. It also
aims at know-how to deal with rainbow by fully understanding its
characteristics. Moreover, the course get students acquire the skills of using
colors of water interface and its different techniques.
ARED 2220 3cr. Sculpture 1. (5hrs.
The aim of this course is to identify and
have knowledge of (what is sculpture?), its importance, its message, concepts,
types, developments, and its roles through history and contemporary time. It
also aims at identifying sculpture materials, its tools, techniques, know-how
to do finishing, styles to expose sculpture. In addition to that the course
focuses on having training of how to appreciate sculpture art along with its
types, ways of teaching and assessing.
It also aim at acquiring students design skills and implement sculpture art.
Furthermore, the course aims at acquiring students technical skills of casting
mold process and casting samples in the different materials.
ARED 2250 2cr. History of Islamic
Art. (2hrs. Lecture)
of Islamic Art course, visual arts survey study of architecture,
decoration, applied arts and photography, The focus will be on works of art
that reflect the impact of Islamic culture. Course includes studies of the
different periods since the beginnings of Islamic Art, and the era of the
Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Umayyad, Seljuk, Mamluk and Ottoman. Application of
study and research skills and critical thinking analysis of the different
interpretations and implications, for General technical know the
characteristics and Special of each work of art, It aims to reach out to the
judgment of aesthetics, and perception of the relationship between the culture
of every age and artistic production. And acquire the skill of art criticism
and artistic Appreciation of the artistic and aesthetic values, and organization
and applied in other courses and practical life.
ARED 1110 3cr. Drawing 1. (5hrs.
This course discuss the foundations and
principles of formative drawing, learn about various raw materials used in drawing
such as pencil, ink and charcoal, grasp the techniques and process of art in
paintings, understand and demonstrate the role of raw materials in the show
touching different visual analysis techniques in show business in form of
two-dimensional work of three-dimensional format, displaying the rules of
ARED 2120 3cr. Drawing 2. (5hrs.
This course aims at develop the students'
ability to observe and understand spatial relationships between things, whether
natural or synthetic, and treating them with different drawing media, and
providing students with the opportunity to exhibit their own styles in
expressing themselves through drawing and construct a suitable amount of art
concepts and ideas related to this field.
ARED 2210 3cr. Textile Printing. (5hrs.
In this course, students learn basic
scientific and practical terminology associated with the different techniques,
media, tools, methods, alternatives, and types of designs of textile printing.
Special emphasis is put on manual printing such as direct and indirect
printing, etching, and dye printing. This course also concentrates on intensive
instruction on applied experimentation according to the functionality of the
printed matter, as well as on technical treatments in printing, with an
emphasis on innovative aspects in fusing printing techniques together to
impact the educational aspects and
upgrade the aesthetic aspects of printed designs.
ARED 3210 2cr. History of Modem
and Contemporary Art. (5hrs. Lecture)
The course includes identifying and defining
the terminology associated with modernism, and postmodernism, and the most
important factors that led to the appearance the schools of modern and
contemporary art. Since the nineteenth century (Neoclassicism –Romanticism-
Realism –Realism- Impressionism –Post-Impressionism ) and modern art in the
twentieth century (Fauvism –Cubism –Futurism –Dada –Expressionism - Surrealism
–Constructivism -Abstract Expressionism
) Arts postmodernism (Pop-Art - Minimalism - Conceptual Art -
Installation - Video art,) to compare the technical and aesthetic values in
different historical periods. The course aims to identify the stylistic
characteristics of the most important artists of the pioneers, and the
discovery of new aesthetic standards that contributed to the construction of
the language of modern and contemporary art.
ARED2130 3cr. Design Applications. (5hrs.
This course aims at offering various
experiences adhere to constructive rules of decorative designs. Moreover, the
course draw attention on know-how these designs deals with rainbow by fully
understanding their psychological and physical characteristics, and the ways to
utilize these designs in order to emphasize the value of the aesthetics of
artistic works. The course also touches the basic concepts and artistic
components of one dimension as building constructive system achieved through
innovative developed designs. Adding to that the course seeks to produce
designs that have decorative characteristics with expressive values like
lights, motion, and system contenting decorative painting of multiple surfaces.
ARED 4260 2cr. Advanced
Applications. (4hrs. Lecture)
The curriculum expose group of knowledge
skills and advanced technology in different fields of art that posed by
department, the aim is to develop the students creative capacities in the field
of art that is intended to increase the dosage of training through a selection
of free professional, and to implement an art project at the end of the
semester reflects the benefit earned by the student in terms of techniques and
knowledge associated with the movement of visual art on the international
scene, and the latest scientific experience in this area.
ARED 4120 2cr. Art Criticism and Appreciation. (2hrs.
Art Criticism and Appreciation covers identification and definition the
concepts of artistic taste . Educational Appreciation aesthetic, and the
relationship between the creative and the Taster, the concept of art criticism
and its relationship to aesthetic values appreciation, preparation art critic
and a comparative aesthetic judgment, study of the philosophy of art theories
of issues in aesthetics, definition, its history, and the relationship, Art
aesthetic and natural aesthetic. The following three aesthetic theories apply
to visual artworks (Imitationalism – Formalism - Emotionalism) Study criticism
types (classical criticism - formalism
criticism - contextual criticism - impressionistic criticism ) Examines the
relationship between criticism and art education. Course goal is to develop the skills
criticism, Analytical methods for Art work to discover the aesthetic values.
ARED 3260 2cr. Graphic Design 1. (4hrs.
This course teaches the scientific
foundations of graphic design through principles and theories of design.
Graphic design is introduced here as a new stream of art education and an
important component of visual language. Graphic design uses techniques to
deliver a specific massage to a specific audience. The course also discusses
the most important contemporary tools available to the artist and designer,
such as advanced design software and devices related to the creative productive
process, such as printers, tablets, scanners and electronic pens. The course
teaches students how to utilise graphic
design applications for educational purposes and how to find creative solutions
for design problems.
ARED 4110 2cr. Graphic Design 2. (4hrs.
This course is complementary to Graphic
Design (1), but is more advanced. The course is different in terms of its
content and the techniques used. It contains some advanced practical
applications used in design and students will produce and design publications
using specific applications. This course introduces the general theories and aims
of graphic design, the application of techniques, and new devices that directly
relate to graphic design. Examples of these devices are, digital cameras, and
smart phones. This course teaches students how to produce an effective and
attractive publication, and helps students to construct design campaigns and
strategies for specific events or products. It also shows students how graphic
design applications can be used for educational purposes, and how to find creative solutions for design
ARED 3110 3cr. Modern panting. (5hrs.
This course aims at enabling students to test
and discuss modern and contemporary artworks of different cultures and periods,
providing them with the language of art and the ability to practice art
criticism through analysis of different modern and contemporary artworks. It
also enables them to learn modern techniques and scientific methods of
producing artworks of contemporary character, identify the most important
trends in art such as modernism, post-modernism and contemporary art, train in
producing creative works in different trends and schools of modern and
contemporary art, as well as develop their ability to research and experiment
in media innovated and available in nature and in the Omani environment in
ARED 3120 3cr. Hand crafts. (5hrs.
This is a required course aims at aims at
acquiring students the artistic skills through an integral applications of
several environmental materials. This is to encourage students employ and practice
their skills and fulfill their needs of educational institutions, cultural
authorities, small industries, and market requirements at the local level.
ARED 2230 3cr. Painting 2. (5hrs.
This course aims at developing students'
experiences in dealing with colors, widening their intellectual approaches
through diversifying the media, methods of treatment, techniques and
experimentation, through reviewing distinguished world experiences in painting,
so as to encourage them to search for new aesthetic variables suitable for
their personalities and highlight their individuality and uniqueness.
ARED 1001 2cr. Contemporary
Visual Arts. (5hrs. Lecture)
This course is a comprehensive introduction
to the concept of art. It explores the main catalysts of modern art, the main
styles and schools of art, and its pioneers, importance, and features. This
course also introduces the elements and principles of art and their importance
in the visual arts through exploring some historical and modern artistic practices.
It also highlights how art, through the use of mixed-waste products, can serve
educational, cultural, and social values. This course trains students to
comprehend various styles of visual art in order to interact with and
appreciate these styles.
ARED 3140 3cr. Sculpture 2. (5hrs.
This course conations of: The direction
formalize by deferent materiel Recognizing the types of natural and artificial
materials & the deferent methods to join between them. Knowledgeable the
natural and artificial glues and their sources. Recognizing the deferent
Techniques to formalize the materials. And study primitive arts & popular
arts & discarded arts & contemporary arts.
ARED 3240 3cr. Experimentation in
Different Media. (5hrs. Lecture)
The aim of this course is to direct students
towards empirical thought in arts. So they can benefit from the available
materials in the environmental whether they are natural materials, or
artificial ones, or any pre-made stuff depend on the empirical system. Thus,
they study the different characteristics of these materials, and know-how to
deal with them in order to produce artworks.
ARED 3230 3cr. Art Crafts. (5hrs.
This is an elective course aims at acquiring
students the artistic skills through integral practical applications of the
industrial foundation and decorative styles on some arts and crafts in
Sultanate of Oman. In addition to that the course aim at studying these crafts
and have knowledge on the stages of
their development like modeling works, forming, and carpentry works, and trying
to get benefit from them in art education in Oman.
ARED 3250 3cr. Contemporary
Techniques in Art. (5hrs. Lecture)
This course helps to introduce to Ss the most
important modern and contemporary techniques in producing artworks in all areas
of plastic art; providing them with technical and innovative skills to
implement innovated art models, as well as enabling Ss to find innovated
aesthetic solutions in their artworks through employment of modern techniques
in their works.
ARED 3150 3cr. Principles of
Graphic Carving. (5hrs. Lecture)
In this course, students get acquainted with
the basic scientific and practical terminology of different techniques of graphic
carving, especially those of copper, wood, and linoleum carvings. In addition,
this course concentrates on applied experimentation according to the function
of the printed material.
ARED 3170 3cr. Aesthetics of
Arabic Calligraphy. (5hrs. Lecture)
This course aims at teaching Ss the
aesthetics of modern freehand and classic Arabic calligraphy, presenting the
plastic basics of Arabic scripts and their relationship with the compositional
foundations of decorative designs, methods of making multi-level decorative
paintings, as well as the techniques of using acrylic colors and dealing with
cardboard in implementation.
ARED 4140 2cr. Art Education for
the Special Needs. (4hrs. Lecture)
This course offers an introduction to art
education for individuals with special needs; identifying them as part of
society. The course includes the human senses and their positive and negative
impact on mankind; In addition, the course focuses on human behavior and the
role, effects, and impact of Art Education on individuals with special needs.
ARED 3130 3cr. 3D Modeling. (5hrs.
This course aim at letting students be
familiar with the differences of characteristics of three dimension design. It
also focuses on making them familiar with modeling constructive thinking
through round sculpture concept. In addition, the course emphasize on different
techniques to deal with a slide of two dimensions and line, and one dimensions
in the light of the vision of constructive thinking in sculpture. The course
seeks also to provide students with knowledge of sculpture concept development in the light of
technical and scientific developments related to modern materials and linking
them to the real life and scientific development progress.
ARED 4130 2cr. Art Culture and
Community Service. (4hrs. Lecture)
This course aims at disseminating mass
culture through deepening the link between the artist and the masscs. It also
aims at shedding light on the role of museums, art exhibitions, cinema, and
elements of cincmatic composition, computer and video as communication means
effective in serving the society.
ARED 3160 3cr. Daily Life Art
Skills. (5hrs. Lecture)
This course aims at making use of the various
art experiences gained by 5s during their study, to produce simple daily life
artworks and help in transferring this experience to the society in gencral,
and in opening a market for sl11al1 art products.
ARED 4150 2cr. Critical Readings
In Plastic Art. (4hrs. Lecture)
This advanced course aims at developing the
ability to make aesthetic judgments on artworks through analysis of their
expressive content and training in criticizing critical writings in local and
international newspapers and magazines specialized in plastic arts.
ARED 1002 2cr. Appreciation of
Islamic Arts and Arabic. (2hrs. Lecture)
This course offers an introduction to
selected models of Islamic art and Arabic orthography employed in buildings, furniture, and manuscripts. The course also
deals with ways of using and employing them in the Omani traditional manual
arts with an emphasis on developing the patterns to create contemporary
artistic innovations derived from the original Islamic decorative arts and