About the Department
Design, Interaction, Research: Visual Communication Design Department Graduate Program
In today’s world where signs are omnipresent, it is crucial for visual communication designers to realize accurate and effective designs, to follow universal trends, to blend interaction and creativity together. Visual communication design, which considers each platform as a reciprocal communication process, adaptable to the multimedia environment, and brings together the area of communication, media, art and technology, is an innovative, interdisciplinary field that develops solutions for the visual needs of the 21st century.
Since 2002, the Master's Degree Program of Visual Communication Design, which has taught students in that field, is a comprehensive and versatile thesis program. The program is divided into three basic areas as theoretical, practical and project courses.
Within the framework of the graduate program, while a theoretical basis of design, media and digital media cultures are provided, projects and applications improve students' knowledge and skills. Students, who have an interdisciplinary approach to digital design, digital media planning and management, gain experiences in the field with their tangible and sustainable projects.
In new communication era, the main aim of this program is to enable students to use different media as a visual communication tool, to benefit from different disciplines and to gain conceptual, intellectual and practical knowledge.
To graduate the program 120 ECTS, that consist of 6 core courses and 1 elective course, seminar and thesis, are required to be complete. Students are evaluated on the basis of written exams, researches and projects within the framework of the midterm and final exams.
Research Areas, Thesis Project
The program allows students to realize scientific and academic research in the field of visual communication design. Students who want to specialize in this area and acquire an academic achievement can work in the fields of design, media, culture and contemporary communication technologies by taking advantage of the interdisciplinary structure of visual communication design. Graduated students can continue their academic studies with Doctor of Philosophy Degree.