Graphic Art Education Department has been established along with the establishment of the College of Education and Languages in LFU (2014-2015). The period of undergraduate studies is four years. It ends with granting a bachelor degree in “Graphic Art Education”. Department of Graphic Art Education is one of the leading and efficient organization that aims at reviving the fine arts with all its fields (photography, sculpture and graphic decoration among many others). It activates its illumination role in Kurdish Society enhances the modern Kurdish graphic art movement with pedagogical performers having creative excellent skills and abilities , so that the Kurdish culture and the modern arts take its recognized status and perform its role in the historic nature of the Kurdish arts movement. It gets the benefit of the arts heritage and global culture that led humanity since old ages with guided message to promote the collective social consciousness based on aesthetic principles that calls for peace, justice, goodness and tolerance. The department concentrates on the necessity of the openness to current global culture art movement with its technological and intellectual data in order to achieve the quality, to motivate education and arts creativity depending on the variety of knowledge resources of scientific research, believing in the universality of the art experience language, affirming the necessity of individuality and locality dependence of the human experience enhancement in general and of Kurdish community in particular.
The department seeks to be one of the prominent departments in spreading education relying on scientific resources and knowledge resources in improving the civil society by asserting the commitment to requirements of high quality according to the familiar scientific criteria. It also aspires to raise the level of its graduates in order to let them achieve the universal standards of assessing the Graphic Arts Education Departments
The department commits to set graduates with technical, intellectual, cultural and educational experience. It qualifies them to adopt with the changeable circumstances. It also activates the role of art and grace to refine the spiritual life of man power and facilitate its adaptation with the educational visual environment in Kurdish Society.
The department focuses on teaching artistic individuality of the students. It extends their solo skills and enriches them with the required knowledge. It also provides them with education. Added to these, it forms the artistic personality of the graduates. The department also seeks to spread the elegant cultivation of fine arts in our local society to raise the artistic taste to the required level in order to develop the aesthetic aspects of the society which reflects positively the human experience.
The department of Graphic Art Education basically aims at:
1) Preparing a generation of educated, academic, graphic artists, armed with knowledge equipment of modern artistic pedagogical curriculums.
2) It enables graduates to propagate cultivation and artistic savor in the Kurdish society that save the national artistic graphic identity.
3) It also enables them to progress forward in the form that leads to create new artists talents of high qualification, far from the bad effects resulted from imitation and copying, not modernization of creativity. It also to elaborates a competent generation holding bachelor degree, at least seven courses, to be able to fulfil the needs of the Graphic Art Departments in Fine Arts institutions that exist in Kurdistan Region (Erbil, Duhok, Sulaimania and Kirkuk) that suffers from the grave lack of efficient teachers.
The Accepted Students:
Any student (male or female) holds a high school certificate of two branches (scientific or literary) is qualified to be accepted in the department as well as those who graduate from Fine Arts Institutions. These can be accepted after passing on interview test that carried out by specialized committee to choose the best students who are well-educated and talented to fill the allocated seats or the assigned acceptance number for the first year according to annual plan approved by the college board that comply with the valid ministerial regulations and instructions.
In addition to the familiar subjects and curriculum in different departments of fine arts in Iraq and the Middle East countries that constitute the backbone of the course programme. The Department of Graphic Arts in our University interested in teaching subjects that form the artistic, aesthetic and collective awareness of Kurdish society and progress it forward, education materials, methods of teaching and pedagogical psychology through preparing specialized teachers to teach the major subjects that are as follows:
History of Art.
Features of Art
Drawing ,Colouring and constructing.
Graphics and Design.
Sculpture and Ceramic.
General Aesthetic Science Principles.
Graphic Art Education Psychology Science Principles.
Currently, the department is working for securing the minimum accepted number of specialists for above-mentioned subjects, looking forward to starting higher studies in the department (Master) on the right time after the graduates of the first group of B.A holders, grading scholarships to cover the needs of teaching these subjects in a complete way by the Kurdish specialists in Kurdistan Region. Regarding common subjects among other departments like (Kurdology, English, Computer, and Academic Discussion), are inclusive of the approved by the universal curriculum to be taught in the whole Kurdistan Universities.