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AUK Art & Graphic Design Department Launches 15th Annual Capstone Exhibition

30th May 2022 | by the Department of PR & Marketing

The Art & Graphic Design Department at AUK launched its 15th annual Graphic Design Capstone Exhibition which took place at the Promenade Cultural Centre. The exhibition offered senior students an opportunity to display their creative work, which covered a range of themes, including social and cultural awareness, corporate identity, and entrepreneurship.

The exhibition ran for one week and participating students were evaluated by industry experts based on their creativity and presentation, their ability to conduct and use graphic design research strategy effectively, and their ability to plan and implement a compelling graphic design display.

The chair of the Art & Graphic Design Department, Professor William Anderson, talked about the exhibition and what it represents, “After a two-year hiatus on in-person exhibitions, AUK's Art & Graphic Design Department is proud to present the Graphic Design Capstone Exhibition 2022. The exhibition showcases the final large-scale projects of graduating graphic design majors. Their capstone projects bring together all of the knowledge and skills they have acquired at AUK and shines a light on their talent and creativity."

Held on an annual basis, the Graphic Design Capstone Exhibition brings together visitors from the field of graphic design, including experts from graphic design studios, publishing houses, film and video production companies, advertising, and multimedia firms.

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Claire Giddings, expressed her pride towards AUK’s students and the effort they put in, “I’m really proud of our students for an amazing capstone exhibition, particularly overcoming all the obstacles we faced this semester. The work is quite amazing and diverse and really celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of our students.”

AUK’s Graphic Design Capstone Exhibition presents an opportunity for senior students to fully incorporate their design strengths and learning into a focused and extended process of research and visual expression. 

Saba Al-Enezi, a digital artist who was one of AUK’s participating exhibitors discussed how the University aided her in reaching her full potential, “The art department is the best. They helped me through my projects and made me feel confident and secure.  AUK is such a safe community that allows you to express yourself and your art.” 

Students and visitors interacted and shared details and information about their art projects, illustrating AUK’s high departmental standard and quality of work. 

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