Founded in 2008, the Middle East Design Educators Association serves as an inspirational and informational platform for design educators in the Middle East. MEDEA provides an opportunity to share ideas, methods, challenges and opportunities, and to foster dialogue between the design industry and those who educate the next generation of designers.

It’s ON! Film Festival Submission

From the heart of the Arab media hub, Dubai Media City, the American University in Dubai presents, for its second edition; ON: Original Narrative – a student short film festival organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication.

Original Narrative aims to give the new generation of aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to share their […]

1st Annual Jordanian Design Educators Conference this December

The Faculty of Art and Design at the Applied Science Private University and MEDEA will welcome design educators from across JORDAN to the “The State of Design Education and the Future” conference on December 24, 2014.

During the first annual Jordanian Design Educators Conference, Jordanian Educators will come together to re-shape the future of design education in […]

MEDEA at AUK Kuwait this December

Will you be in Kuwait this December? Want to get involved in MEDEA student events and workshops? You’re in luck! MEDEA will have workshops for students and a meeting with Faculty in Art and Design from various Universities throughout Kuwait this December 5th-7th. Join us! 

Stay tuned for more details!



ISEA2014 Education Forum

Educators! Are you planning on being part of ISEA2014 in Dubai this week? If so, take part in the Education Forum on November 6th from 9:30am-11:30am at the American University of Dubai (Room C-227)! The forum brings together academics, researchers, students and conference participants to discuss the conference theme of “Location.”

Graphic Design Teaching Position at VCUQatar

An interesting Graphic Design position at VCUQatar for next academic year is now open. The department is looking for a candidate with knowledge mainly on Arabic typography (check the job description) . This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic and dynamic department!

Tasmeem Design Journal Call for Submissions

The Tasmeem design journal is now accepting manuscripts for publication on the theme of ‘Street Language” for Volume 2015. Specifically, we are looking for articles on art and design as it is encountered from the “street.” Themes can include, but are not limited to: graffiti, street fashion, urban design, public awareness campaigns, wayfinding or […]

Tasmeem Doha 2015

Tasmeem is a biennial International Art & Design Conference focusing on unique and contemporary themes within art & design. Each conference explores new ways of thinking, making, seeing and learning. The 2015 edition will focus on the theme of ‘playfulness’ by using an Arabizi word ‘3ajeeb!’ (ahh-jhee-b) which is a common expression meaning “strange […]

Short-Term Summer Courses at Multimedia University

August 16-31

This course is designed to answer the question address the challenges of how instruction can be best structured to facilitate effective, performance-enhancing e-learning. The course focuses on the key learning theories and their relation to the development of the principles of instructional […]

Board of Directors 2nd Symposium

The board of directors will meet for the second time this year to continue working on short-term and mid-term initiatives for the year 2014/2015.

When: April 4 and April 5, 2014
Where: Amman, Jordan.

Stay tuned for further announcements!

Happy Holidays from MEDEA!

Happy 2014 to the Art & Design Eduction Community in the MENA Region!

–From the Board of Directors