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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.
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.
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.
Specialized Courses:One elective from:
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.
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.
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 personal 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.
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 hrsCMUS 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 hrsCMUS 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).
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 Course | 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.