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Advertising and Public Relations

About the Department

The Advertising and Public Relations department at CIU aims to prepare our students for diverse and highly competitive careers in the fields of Advertising and Public Relations. Our goal is to provide our graduates with the credentials that match or exceed the expectations of the industry and to prepare them to be productive and creative communication experts with social responsibility and ethics. Our department curriculum is in English language which is designed to teach students both theory and practice oriented courses. Our two 20 day lasting summer trainings, first in the field of public relations and second in the field of advertising, enable students to gain experience in these fields and see theory put in practice in real life situations.


The Mission of The Department of Advertising and Public Relations
The mission of the Department of Advertisement and Public Relations is to educate professionals who have adequate knowledge and skills in the areas of communication in general and advertising and public relations in particular, who actively make use of information technologies, who have a critical perspective, who can offer solutions to problems, who can work individually and as a part of a team, who have a developed self-esteem, who are aware of their social responsibilities towards the society and who embrace the necessity of lifelong learning.   

 Educational Opportunities

With a teaching staff consisting of both academics and media industry specialists, our department prepares its students with the knowledge and skills which match the requirements of the advertising and public relations fields. Advertising and public relations professionals also attend panels, seminars, conferences and workshops for the benefit of students. The department’s Advertising and Public Relations Club is open to all faculty students and serves as a platform for students to organize activities and create advertising and public relations campaigns. Advertising and Public Relations students also have the opportunity to work in the CIU News Agency and CIU Radio and Television studios, which allows them to develop writing and audio-visual skills necessary in the advertising and public relations profession.


Career Areas 

Graduating students are able to find employment at a variety of public and private institutions. Those who wish to pursue their career in the field of advertising can be employed in advertising agencies, graphic design studios and marketing departments. Graduates who look for jobs in the field of public relations can find jobs in government offices, municipalities, trade organizations, banks, hospitals, hotels and many other organizations as public relations professionals, corporate communication directors, public relations specialists, or communication experts. Graduates who are interested in further education can continue at the post graduate programs of universities and can pursue academic careers.



Cyprus International University
Faculty of Communication
Çevik Uraz Center, CU124
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2301
Faculty E-mail:  secretary-foc@ciu.edu.tr

Head of Department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Bahar Taşeli Sakallı
Head of Department  E-mail: btaseli@ciu.edu.tr

Last updated: 26-12-2018