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About Department

The field of Graphic Design requires more scientific studies with its increasing activity in the field of communication and culture as a result of the technological developments and the diversity in communication channels in recent years. Interdisciplinary studies have gained importance today, where design methods are based on qualitative and quantitative research-based strategies that will be developed for the subject beyond visual analysis. This situation requires both more academic studies in the field of graphic design and the training of designers who will take part in interdisciplinary studies involving the field of graphic design. Today, the definition of graphic designer required by the sector has expanded and the need for designers who have received graduate education and will take part in the research and development phase has started.

Mission and Vision

Acceptance conditions for the Graphic Design Proficiency in Art Program are as follows:

Having received a master's degree from an institution with national and international equivalence.
To have a minimum score of 55 and above in any type of score from ALES. (It is required from our candidates who graduated from a program other than Fine Arts. ALES Validity period is five years.)
To get 55 points from YÖKDİL or YDS entered in the last five years for English language proficiency; or 66 points from TOEFL, which is valid for two years.
To fulfill the student application conditions specified in the Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations of the Yeditepe University Institute of Social Sciences.

ONLINE APPLICATION: http://ebs.yeditepe.edu.tr


Yeditepe University Institute of Social Sciences Graphic Design Proficiency in Art / Doctorate Program, with the awareness and vision of the effectiveness of graphic design in creating visual culture and its communication power, can use developing new technologies and visual communication channels, can produce creative and original design solutions based on research, and have developed critical thinking skills. Socially sensitive, intellectually equipped graphic designers, who constantly nurture the fine arts infrastructure with experimentation and creativity, follow up-to-date contemporary design trends, are academically focused to produce solutions and productions based on scientific research in the field of graphic design.

Experienced teaching staff consisting of internationally renowned artists, illustrators, designers and advertisers, equipment and facilities such as workshops, studios and laboratories, and the rich interdisciplinary infrastructure provided in the field of art and design, the students studying in the Graphic Design Proficiency in Art / Doctorate Program are advanced in the field of Graphic Design. It is aimed to contribute to the field with their studies and projects based on level research techniques and theses.


Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 - 12:30
Graphic Design Doctorate Program is in Turkish Language.  
Saturday, 30 January, 2021 - 13:12
Graphic Design Doctorate Program is in Turkish Language.
Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 - 14:00
Click here for Spring 2020 the Course Schedule.