Calligraphy and Ornamentation Department
This department represents a mainstay for preparing and graduating artists to preserve the traditions of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic decoration, as they are two of the most important elements of Islamic aesthetics historically. All the exploits and virtues related to the nation’s personality ideologically and aesthetically have been transmitted through Arabic calligraphy, in addition to renewing the ability of calligraphers to produce new products related to the spirit of the age and what is new in it. From the technical capabilities of the printing service and the cultural industry.
Offered Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor's degree in Calligraphy and Ornamentation (Four Years)
List of Courses
The first year study comprises classical and contemporary Arabic calligraphy, emphasizing the design aspect, developing into its art, its application in other branches, especially graphic design. The European syllabuses includes the Roman alphabet – bass of all European letters – especially emphasizing handwriting. The second year includes types of letters (Naskh and Rigaa) are introduced – formation. The third year includes all former studies plus three further letters (Thuluth , Deewani, and Farsi) design and museum studies. The fourth year includes special attention to contour and decoration, and production of finished and diploma work.