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Prof. Iyad Kazem Al-Salami Dean of Faculty Fine Arts in AAU

Dean’s Message

As the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, I welcome you to an enriching journey of artistic exploration and creativity at Afro Asian University. Our faculty is dedicated to fostering a vibrant environment where aspiring artists can hone their skills, express their unique perspectives, and make meaningful contributions to the world of art. With a team of dedicated faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities, we provide students with the support and resources they need to unleash their creativity and achieve their artistic aspirations. Whether you are passionate about painting, sculpture, graphic design, or digital media, our programs offer a diverse range of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey of artistic discovery and innovation.

Prof.Dr. Iyad Kazem Al-Salami



The Faculty of Fine Arts at Afro Asian University is a vibrant and innovative center for artistic expression and creativity. Our programs are designed to provide students with a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty, we offer a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore various mediums and techniques while honing their artistic vision. Through hands-on studio experiences and engaging coursework, students have the opportunity to develop their skills and pursue their artistic passions. Our programs prepare students for successful careers in the arts and related fields, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in a rapidly evolving creative landscape.

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education in fine arts that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and cultural appreciation. We aim to cultivate a community of artists who are skilled practitioners, innovative thinkers, and engaged citizens. Our vision is to be a leading institution in fine arts education, known for our commitment to artistic excellence, diversity, and social impact.

  1. Cultivate Artistic Excellence: Foster an environment that nurtures artistic talent and creativity, encouraging students to explore diverse mediums, techniques, and styles while developing their artistic voice and vision.

  2. Promote Cultural Understanding: Promote cultural understanding and appreciation through the study and creation of visual arts, encouraging students to engage critically with historical, contemporary, and global artistic practices, traditions, and contexts.

  3. Develop Technical Proficiency: Provide students with rigorous training in foundational skills and technical proficiency across various disciplines of fine arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, digital media, and interdisciplinary approaches.

  4. Encourage Experimentation and Innovation: Encourage experimentation, innovation, and risk-taking in artistic expression, empowering students to push boundaries, challenge conventions, and explore new modes of creative inquiry and expression.

  5. Foster Collaboration and Community Engagement: Facilitate opportunities for collaboration, interdisciplinary exchange, and community engagement, enabling students to work collaboratively with peers, faculty, and community partners on artistic projects, exhibitions, and public art initiatives.

  6. Cultivate Critical Thinking and Aesthetic Appreciation: Develop students’ critical thinking skills and aesthetic appreciation, encouraging them to analyze and interpret artworks within historical, cultural, social, and theoretical contexts, fostering a deeper understanding of the role of art in society.

  7. Support Professional Development: Provide resources, mentorship, and opportunities for professional development, helping students to prepare for careers in the arts, including exhibitions, residencies, internships, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and networking events with industry professionals and alumni.

  8. Promote Artistic Integrity and Ethical Practice: Instill values of artistic integrity, ethical practice, and social responsibility, emphasizing the importance of ethical decision-making, cultural sensitivity, and social impact in artistic practice and engagement with diverse audiences and communities.

  9. Foster Lifelong Learning and Engagement: Foster a culture of lifelong learning and engagement in the arts, supporting alumni and practicing artists through continued education, professional development, exhibitions, artist residencies, and opportunities for networking, collaboration, and community outreach.