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Creative Arts

At the Global Academic Foundation, we aim to offer degrees that are highly sought-after in various industries. With our brand-new Creative Arts degree, we are building an encouraging and supportive environment to promote the creative arts for future generations.

With the University of Hertfordshire, we are bringing a brand-new degree for students to use their creativity for a future in Digital Media Design or Interior Architecture and Design.

Choosing a degree in the Creative Arts allows students to hone their creativity skills and creative thinking, but does not mean the skills are non-transferable. Creativity is one of the most sought-after traits by employers today due to developing innovative thinking and ideation.

The Global Academic Foundation (GAF) is a multidisciplinary private university hosting one of the top 200 universities under 50 years old in the world, the University of Hertfordshire (UH), located in the New Administrative Capital, Egypt.

The University of Hertfordshire is ranked as 4th in the UK for Economics, 10th in the UK for Electrical Engineering, alongside side being one of the top 200 universities under 50 in the world.

At GAF, our goal is to share knowledge and wisdom from 1000 years of British thinking with a fresh view to give our students the confidence and employability in a dynamic and fast-paced world. Our programmes are created to meet today’s industry standards, held in modern state-of-the-art facilities and focus on practical learning.

GAF students graduate with a degree from the University of Hertfordshire, directly from the UK campus.

Having a UH degree comes with several benefits

• Global Reputation as one of the top 200 universities under 50 in the world
• Global Employability with 96.5% of UH graduates is hired or in further studies within 6 months after graduation
• Access to major work opportunities through UH connections in various industries

GAF students are officially registered at the UK University campus with full access to all on-line resources and can attend the graduation ceremony in the UK.

Our degrees and lesson plans are approved by the University of Hertfordshire. For certain programmes, GAF students may be able to meet some requirements for career-specific certifications in the UK.

Our programmes are accredited by

• General Pharmaceutical Council of England
• UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
• Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
• UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
• UK Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
• UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

All students have the ability to apply for a study year at the UH UK campus, just 25 minutes outside of London.

With a world-class infrastructure and a cutting-edge modern campus, the University of Hertfordshire is uniquely designed to provide learning, research and social spaces for all students aiming to offer a balanced college experience that goes beyond study and extends to be an inspiring community experience.

With students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries, UH is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive university culture that respects everyone from all backgrounds.

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BA (Hons) Digital Media Design

About the Degree
Our Digital Media Design programme explores the digital field, including multimedia platforms, mobile devices, and augmented and virtual realities establishing a rich, hybrid area of study for the 21st century.

Digital Media Design targeted towards students interested in experimenting with new interactive technologies, creating web-based content, becoming experts in designing user experiences, creating augmented and virtual reality applications. interactive advertising, responsive objects and environments, networked information and social-media systems, interactive video, live performance technology and digital art installations.

Students will have the ability to learn how digital media is produced, building a foundation for work in publishing, graphic design, web design, multimedia, arts administration, copywriting, and specialist careers in the art, design, and digital media industries.

Why choose this programme?

• Explore a combination of various digital mediums, platforms and skills
• Learn digital media such as web-based content, mobile apps, interactive advertising, and responsive objects and environments
• Our Digital Media Design degree places an emphasis on employability and strong industry links to keep the programme up-to-date and relevant, build connections, and shape students into tomorrow’s professionals
• Opportunity to study abroad for one year, developing confidence, experience and practical language skills

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Design and Creative Practices, Media in Mind: Histories, Theories, Contexts, Teamwork Practices, Mobile and Web Application Design, Storytelling and Gaming, Connections and Perspectives: Exploring Creative Media and Digital Cultures, and Professional Practices.
Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Digital Media Design Foundation Year

IFP modules

1. English
2. Introduction to Art and Design 1
30 Credits

This module introduces you to a range of skills and ideas significant to the visual arts, including

• Life drawing – scale, proportion, line, structure, and measurement
• Life drawing – tone, contrast, mass, composition, and form
• Location Drawing
• Colour Theory
• Sculpture and 3D design
• Media experimentation/creative techniques

Several projects will be undertaken to enhance and demonstrate these skills, while also advancing your understanding of communication in the visual arts, the use of project briefs, analysis, and critique, and portfolio presentation.

Introduction to Art and Design 2
30 Credits

This module introduces you to a range of skills and ideas significant to the visual arts, including:

• Visual Research
• Colour Theory
• Composition/Collage
• Establishing a Visual /Auditory Language Through Drawing, Lens, Audio, and Media
• Research Methods
• Idea Development, Experimentation, and Analytical Thinking

Several projects will be undertaken to enhance and demonstrate these skills, while also advancing your understanding of communication in the visual arts, the use of project briefs, analysis, and critique, and portfolio presentation.

Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Design and Creative Practices 1 45 credits Compulsory
Design and Creative Practices 2 45 credits Compulsory
Media in Mind: Histories, Theories, Contexts (C&CS) 30 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Teamwork Practices 30 credits Compulsory
Independent Project 30 credits Compulsory
Mobile and Web Application Design 15 credits Compulsory
Storytelling and Gaming 15 credits Compulsory
Connections and Perspectives I : Exploring Creative Media and Digital Cultures 15 credits Compulsory
Connections and Perspectives II : Exploring Creative Media and Digital Cultures 15 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Degree Project 60 credits Compulsory
Dissertation (C&CS) 30 credits Compulsory
Professional Practices 30 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

This programme will prepare you for careers in fields such as advertising, marketing, digital creativity, entrepreneurship, web consultancy, content creation, mobile and web applications, web design, journalism and art.

Graduates can also work as an Interactive designer or developer, digital artist, creative programmer, video blogger, Indie game developer, and work in fields such as digital branding, advertising and media production.

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

About the Degree
Interior architecture and design is a distinct field that develops a special thought process in creating beautiful and functional spaces and understanding how we occupy different areas and rooms. It focuses on critical and creative thinking, developing an understanding of how interior elements are brought together to accommodate and delight while being functional.

This programme specializes in the design and production of immersive, innovative and surprising interior spaces.

There’s great emphasis on the understanding and use of materials as you explore surface design and detailing. The Interior Architecture and Design degree pursue a progressive and holistic teaching approach as we consider the design process as non-linear or sequential (i.e. research first, design later).

Why choose this programme?

• The degree focuses on working with existing buildings and spaces and exploring different possibilities for living
• Learn how to create and maintain certain moods and atmospheres with functional, contemporary and innovative interiors
• Develop expertise in producing impressive drawings, images and models
• Graduates are eligible for associate membership of professional institutions such as The British Interior Design Association, The Society of British Interior Design, and The Chartered • Society of Designer
• Opportunity to study abroad for one year, developing confidence, experience and practical language skills

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Design Skills, Introduction to Technology, History and Theory – Introduction, History and Theory- People, Buildings and Cities, Advanced Technology, Design Studio, Advanced Design Skills.
Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design Foundation Year

IFP modules

1. English
2. Introduction to Art and Design 1
30 Credits

This module introduces you to a range of skills and ideas significant to the visual arts, including

• Life drawing – scale, proportion, line, structure, and measurement
• Life drawing – tone, contrast, mass, composition, and form
• Location Drawing
• Colour Theory
• Sculpture and 3D design
• Media experimentation/creative techniques

Several projects will be undertaken to enhance and demonstrate these skills, while also advancing your understanding of communication in the visual arts, the use of project briefs, analysis, and critique, and portfolio presentation.

Introduction to Art and Design 2
30 Credits

This module introduces you to a range of skills and ideas significant to the visual arts, including:

• Visual Research
• Colour Theory
• Composition/Collage
• Establishing a Visual /Auditory Language Through Drawing, Lens, Audio, and Media
• Research Methods
• Idea Development, Experimentation, and Analytical Thinking

Several projects will be undertaken to enhance and demonstrate these skills, while also advancing your understanding of communication in the visual arts, the use of project briefs, analysis, and critique, and portfolio presentation.

Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Design Skills 1 30 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Technology 30 credits Compulsory
C&CS L4 History and Theory – Introduction 30 credits Compulsory
Design Studio 1 (IAD) 30 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
C&CS L5 History and Theory – People, Buildings and Cities 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Technology 30 credits Compulsory
Design Studio 2 (IAD) 30 credits Compulsory
Design Skills 2 (IAD) 30 credits Compulsory
Professional Work Experience 30: Design 30 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
C&CS L6 Degree Essay: Dissertation 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Design Skills 30 credits Compulsory
Final Project (IAD) 60 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

Graduates will be equipped to be Interior architects and designers, whether specializing in their field or branching into a more multidisciplinary role.

Graduates can work on new construction projects or within existing buildings, as an individual practitioner or entrepreneur, within an architectural or interior design company, or as part of a multi-disciplinary design consultancy. They also have the opportunity to move into retail design and display, production design for stage, film or television, exhibition design, event design, the styling of photo shoots, or virtual environments, interactive design and game design.