Saudi Arabia has launched the first college dedicated to arts education at King Saud University in Riyadh.
The initiative seeks to foster a supportive educational and artistic environment conducive to research and innovation, attract outstanding and talented students through specific admission criteria, and prepare graduates who are technically, scientifically, and professionally qualified.
The college will also focus on conducting specialized scientific research and studies in various art disciplines.
The inauguration of this pioneering college in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, marks a strategic partnership between the Ministry of Culture and the university, aligning with the objectives of "Vision 2030".
This vision emphasizes creativity and excellence in diverse artistic and cultural fields, aiming to develop talent and competencies and create unique opportunities for talented individuals in the job market.
The college comprises three departments: Design, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts, setting the stage for ongoing cultural and academic collaboration with King Saud University and other prestigious national universities.
The Design department will cover graphic design, fashion, and jewelry, while the Performing Arts department will offer programs in theater, cinema, and music sciences. The Visual Arts department will focus on printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and Arabic calligraphy.
The Ministry of Culture and its cultural bodies, including fashion, heritage, music, films, visual arts, theater, and performing arts, support the College of Arts by providing its academic departments with experts in these fields.
This support extends to the development of curricula, faculty assistance, offering training programs for students, and meeting the college's various needs.