It was first established as an academic department in 1399 A.H., with the name "Home Economics," offering a bachelor's degree in Educational Home Economics.
Stages of change and development
The first stage: The department was transferred to the College of Education for Home Economics in 1416/1417 A.H., with the aim of preparing the students both academically and practically to enable them to perform their role efficiently, and get into the labor market and start working on small businesses.
The college formerly had three departments: (Department of Housing and Home Management - Department of Clothing and Textile - Department of Nutrition and Food Science)
The second stage: The college, in its three departments, was annexed to Umm Al-Qura University in 1428 A.H. After it had been under the administration of the Ministry of Knowledge, then transferred to the Ministry of Education, then to Umm Al-Qura University, an executive decree was issued by the Higher Education Council to transfer all independent colleges to universities.
The third stage: The name of the college was changed to "College of Arts and Interior Design for Girls" in implementation of the decision of the Higher Education Council dated 1430 A.H., to restructure the colleges attached to universities.
Accordingly, the college now had four departments:(Housing and Home Management - Fashion Design - Interior Design - Drawing and Arts)
The fourth stage: The name of the college was modified from the College of Arts and Interior Design to the College of Design in 1435 A.H., comprising three scientific departments: Housing and Home Management, Fashion Design Department, and Interior Design Department; the latter includes the Interior Design Program, and the Graphic Design and Advertising Program.
In line with national aspirations, the college will continue to develop projects and future visions, which it seeks to implement within its strategic plan, to achieve its mission and vision to develop the field of design and art of all kinds. It also aspires to introduce new programs of study that meet the needs of the labor market.
To be an academic beacon in the field of designs regionally, and a reference for training and qualification locally.
To offer professional educational programs and original and innovative scientific research, consistent with the labor market in the field of design, and fulfill the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.