Praise be to Allah, the Almighty; peace and blessings be upon the noblest among prophets and messengers, our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
On behalf of me, and my colleagues, staff members and affiliates of the Department of Art Education, the College of Education, Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), it is my pleasure to welcome you via this electronic website of the Department. I hope that you find in the pages of this website the information you need about the Department: an overview – vision, mission and objectives- members and committees- full description of curricula- educational philosophy and artistic, cultural and research activities.
The Department of Art Education has been offering deep details for the comprehension of all what has been related to the artistic and cultural activities practised by the Saudi community, and thus turning them into academic subjects depended upon by the Department’s graduates in teaching the Art Education subject in general education. This secures the role Art Education plays in the stabilization of artistic values drawn from the Islamic Law rules and the reinforcement of the national unity and belonging. Therefore, we are ambitious that this website will be a basic reference to the various curricula offered by the Department at the levels of B.A. and postgraduate studies.
As we are launching the website of the Department, we are looking forward to offering a distinctive service to our students, society and the browsers of the electronic website of UQU. To conclude, I cannot but remind you that the role the Department of Art Education plays would not have been fulfilled without the grace of Allah, the Almighty, in the first place and then the supporting and encouraging scientific and educational system generally represented by UQU and specifically symbolized by the College of Education. I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to everyone.
Dr. Abdul-Aziz bin Ali Fahad Al-Hijaili