The College of Architecture, Art, and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is set to showcase the creative talents of its graduating students at the annual senior showcase, titled “Six Degrees.”
Taking place from 9th to 16th June at Dubai Design District (D3), the event will feature the impressive work of over 100 students from various disciplines including architecture, interior design, design management, multimedia design, visual communication, and urban planning.
The exhibition offers a platform for these young artists and designers to display their innovative projects and ideas, highlighting their skills and contributions to the creative industry.
Six Degrees marks a significant milestone for all CAAD graduates, many of whom launched their careers from exposure to industry leaders and employers throughout the week-long event.
Dr. Varkki Pallathucheril, Dean of CAAD, said, “This has been a year of both looking back at what we have achieved as a college and a design community over the past 25 years, and looking ahead to the future of design education and the expanding dynamic of the design profession.
As we have considered these things, I believe that this is an exciting time for our graduates to be entering the workforce. Opportunities in the region are growing. We are confident that they are ready to impact the design industry, applying the knowledge, skills, and sensibilities they have acquired and honed through practice in their various disciplines.”
Among the members of the AUS Class of 2023 who will officially graduate on 10th June is award-winning Emirati architecture senior Alzaina Lootah, recipient of the 2022 Sheikh Khalifa scholarship.
“It is an honor to be a graduate of the American University of Sharjah, holding one of the most recognized and prestigious degrees in the region,” said Lootah.
“Six Degrees is a special event that every student from the College of Architecture, Art, and Design awaits before officially graduating. It is a way to honor the hard work, constant contribution, and dedication of students through their academic journey. It is also a way to recognize our great faculty members who are the backbone of the college. Six Degrees is a great way for us as graduates to showcase our work to the general public and celebrate the great achievements and successes throughout our years at the college,” she said.