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Fine Arts

​​​​​​Diplomas:​                                                                                                                        Pre-Register Here

  • Arabic and Oriental Music Studies Diploma

    Provide to a large diverse public (different ages and generations) with no previous musical knowledge, a basic appreciation and practice of Arabic and Oriental Music in its various aspects: theory, history, voice and instruments: wind, string, and percussion. Holders of the Diploma will be at the level of music performers within an Ensemble.

    • CMUS 301 - V Voice for Oriental Music: Theory and Practice III 
    • CMUS 302 - I Voice for Oriental Music: Theory and Practice IV 
    • CMUS 303 - I Oriental Music Instrument: Theory and Practice V 
    • CMUS 304 - V Oriental Music Instrument Theory and Practice VI 
    • CMUS 305 - Oriental Music Ensemble Practice I 
    • CMUS 306 - Oriental Music Ensemble Practice II 
  • Interior Design Diploma​

    This diploma program equips students with the methods and skills needed to temper the urgent problems generated by a rapidly growing demography and to create a friendly urban environment. The courses will address the different types of living spaces, the different concepts of interior design, and the different methods for combining aesthetic factors with cost and functional concerns. Graphic illustrations, sketches, case studies, AutoCAD, and real models will be used.

    • CINR 101 - Basic Skills for Interior Design
    • CINR 102 - Elements and History of Design Styles 
    • CINR 103 - Drawing and Rendering for Interior Spaces 
    • CINR 201 - AutoCAD for Interior Designers
    • CINR 202 - Practice of Interior Design
    • CINR 203 - Technical Detailing and Executing Drawing 
    • CINR 301 - Advanced In​​​terior Architecture Project 
    • CINR 302 - Supervised Research Project


  • This Diploma yields creative & professional candidates in the field of motion picture with dedicated specializations in various practices. Film is one of the most desired & challenging space among others, however this innovative program that is constructed in a straightforward and condensed manner delivers dedicated humanistic filmmakers, creative brains with superior technical skills, similarly to state-of-the-art Hollywood entertainment & visual arts institutions. For the diploma, the candidate needs to complete, in addition to the certificate courses, four basic courses along with two specialized courses.

    Basic Courses:

    • CNMA 301- World Cinema
    • CNMA 302 - Author Film
    • CNMA 303 - Basic Film Animation
    • CNMA 304 - Film Production

    Specialized​ Courses:
    One elective from:

    • CNMA 305 - Hollywood Camera Works
    • CNMA 306 - Documentary Film

    One elective from:

    • CNMA 207 - Film Theory
    • CNMA 208 - Film & Other Arts
    • CNMA 209 - Film & social Issues
    • CNMA 210 - Cinematography 
    • CNMA 211 - AVID Editing
    • CNMA 307 - Pro-tools sound design
    • CNMA 308 - 3D Visual Effects
    • CNMA 309 - Film Management ​​


Certificates:                                              Pre-Register Here


  • Arabic and Oriental ​Music Studies (Voice) Certificate​


    Provide to a large diverse public (different ages and generations) with no previous musical knowledge, a basic appreciation and practice of Arabic and Oriental Music in its various aspects: theory, history, voice and instruments: wind, string, and percussion.​

    • CMUS 103 - V Theory and Practice of Voice I 
    • CMUS 104 - V Theory and Practice of Voice II 
    • CMUS 201 - V Voice for Oriental Singing: Theory and Practice I 
    • CMUS 202 - V Voice for Oriental Singing: Theory and Practice II ​

  • Arabic and Oriental Music Studies (Instrument) Certificate

    Provide to a large diverse public (different ages and generations) with no previous musical knowledge, a basic appreciation and practice of Arabic and Oriental Music in its various aspects: theory, history, voice and instruments: wind, string, and percussion.​
    • CMUS 106 - Oriental Music Instrument: Theory and Practice I
    • CMUS 107 - Oriental Music Instrument: Theory and Practice II
    • CMUS 203 - Oriental Music Instrument: Theory and Practice III
    • CMUS 204 - Oriental Music Instrument: Theory and Practice IV​​

  • Cinematic Arts Certificate

    This certificate yields creative & professional candidates in the field of motion picture with dedicated specializations in various practices. Film is one of the most desired & challenging space among others, however this innovative program that is constructed in a straightforward and condensed manner delivers dedicated humanistic filmmakers, creative brains with superior technical skills, similarly to state-of-the-art Hollywood entertainment & visual arts institutions.

    • CNMA 201 - Basic Film Photography
    • CNMA 202 - Introduction to Directing
    • CNMA 203 - Screenwriting
    • CNMA 204 - Editing
    • CNMA 205 - Sound Design​
    • CNMA 206 - Fiction Film

  • Interior Design Certificate​


    The Interior Design Certificate Program equips students with the methods and skills needed to temper the urgent problems generated by a rapidly growing demography and to create a friendly urban environment. The courses will address the different types of living spaces, the different concepts of interior design, and the different methods for combining aesthetic factors with cost and functional concerns. Graphic illustrations, sketches, case studies, AutoCAD, and real models will be used.​

    • CINR 101 - Basic Skills for Interior Design
    • CINR 102 - Elements and History of Design Styles
    • CINR 201 - AutoCAD for Interior Designers
    • CINR 202 - Practice of Interior Design


Non-Credit Courses:​                  Pre-Register Here

  • Advanced Photography Non-Credit Course | 15 hrs 

    CPHT 102 - This course is designed for students who want to develop their skills in the technical and artistic production of photography. It builds on previously acquired skills and guide students in developing pe​rsonal outlooks towards specific applications of the photographic process Students will be challenged to explore the concept of developing a series of images that cultivate a personal vision while building a portfolio which illustrates an understanding of various processes and professional presentation. Prerequisite: CPHT 101.


  • Furnitur​​e, Fixtures and Equipment​ (FF&E) Non-Credit Course | 30 hrs

    FF&E - 
    This course breaks down the process of furnishing a space. It equips the designer with the proper toolset to attain efficient decisi​on making and provide the designed space a true added value. During the course we will introduce FF&E, design elements, interior and furniture styles. Through brainstorming and research techniques, participants will build a process guideline, from the concept board up to detailed furniture BOQ. This course is for Architects, Product, Furniture and Interior designers, Students Gallery owners and anyone interested.​​ Click here to check the instructor's biography.

  • Digital Rendering​ for Interior Designers Non-Credit Course | 24 hrs

    CINR 303 - This course concentrates on transforming the technical drawings into client friendly, readable and attractive presentations. It teaches students who already know AutoCAD how to transfer CAD drawings into color rendered images using both AutoCAD and Photoshop programs.

  • Digital Audio Course Non-Credit Course | 25 hrs

    CMUS 105 - This course shows students how to create music using computers, keyboards and industry-standard audio software, such as Cubase. Beside general topics in music composition and songwriting, students also learn about MIDI sequencing. Prior musical training is not typically required.

  • History of Arts Non-Credit Course | 36 hrs

    CART 201 - This course is an introduction to the art of the twentieth century. It focuses on the approaches and methodology used in the Dadaist and the Surrealist movements in visual art and literature. The course covers the sources and influences of the major artists. Styles and movements of this period are closely examined. Emphasis is on discussion of pioneering attitudes, theories, and concepts of the art world with topics ranging from a focus on artists and media, art politics, and various thematic concerns. Seminars, workshops and lectures diversify the course.​

  • History and Appreciation of Oriental Music I Non-Credit Course | 25 hrs

    CMUS 101 - This course is a survey of the historical sources, and the development of the underlying principles, forms, modes, and rhythms, of Oriental and Middle Eastern music,. Readings as well as recordings of music and live vocal or instrumental performances will be used to illustrate important styles, modes, and instrumentation. Music is studied in the context of the general Middle Eastern culture.

  • History and Appreciation of Oriental Music II Non-Credit Course | 25 hrs

    CMUS 102 - This course will introduce Middle Eastern music History, by emphasizing on Lebanese and Arabic composers and singers. Introduction to texture in music (homophonic, polyphonic, monophonic) and to texture’s is used in music (Harmony, counterpoint).


  • Introduction to Arts Policy and Management Non-Credit Course | 36 hrs

    CART 101 - This course introduces the main concepts related to arts policy and management, giving an overview of the fundamentals of arts policy as well as essential concepts related to third sector arts and cultural organizations management.

  • Introduction to Graphic Design Non-Credit Course | 36 hrs 

    CGRD 101 - This course is for beginners who seek an introduction to graphic design. The course helps students acquire the creative, conceptual, narrative and presentation skills necessary to integrate content with technical skills in the production of effective and evocative design. It emphasizes the principles of visual organization and the elements of graphic design that govern effective design and page layout. Topics include shape, color, and communication; visual hierarchy; word/image relationships and integration; typography; composition. It includes practical exercises in visual perception, visual organization, and visual communication. 

  • Landscape Gardening for the Home Non-Credit Course | 30 hrs 

    CLGH 101 - This 10-week course includes: horticulture skills (potting, propagation and transplanting of annuals and perennials) and landscape principles (plant selection and layout in small gardens, balconies and indoors) introduced through lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on application.​

  • Landscape Photography Non-Credit Course | 15 hrs 

    CPHT 104 - The landscape photography course aims at enhancing students’ photography skills to higher levels in one of the most beautiful places in Lebanon. Students will learn how to use their basic photography skills in order to experiment the landscape photography.

  • Life Drawing I Non-Credit Course | 36 hrs

    CDRW 101 - This course concentrates on “seeing” and rendering with pencil and charcoal. Special emphasis is placed on still life, taken from nature and landscapes.​

  • People and Portrait Photography Non-Credit Course | 15 hrs 

    CPHT 103 - This course helps students to acquire the necessary techniques for photographing people. It will focus on studio portrait, models, documentary portrait, and creative character. The course also includes: choice of appropriate equipment, best use of lighting, location selection and technical considerations for formal and environmental portraits. Practical assignments will be set and most classes include a photo shoot session.

  • Sketching Non-Credit C​ourse | 36 hrs 

    CSKT 101 - In this course, students will learn how to execute a free hand drawing that is not intended as a finished work. They will be introduced to perspective, proportions, scales and composition.

  • Using Your Digital Camera Non-Credit Course | 15 hrs 

    CPHT 101 - This course is designed to familiarize the students with the photography equipment and build their basic skills in photography. It will focus on photographic methods and techniques, composition elements and theories, and the interdependence of medium and image. The course includes practical photography exercises.​



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