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Visual Communication Design

About the Department

Visual communication design which comprises of many fields, like photography, video production, advertising design, game design, page design emerged with the rise of the needs of the last two centuries. Because of this characteristics, visual communication has its own unique place in the faculties of communication. Visual communication design exceeds the limitations of graphic design and embraces a wide range of areas related to mainly communication such as TV and film production, video and image processing, 2D and 3D animation, photography, package design, and corporate identity design. Visual communication design education, in short, is for the students who like transferring knowledge, ideas and dreams using photographic images, videos and films, and who want to discover creative potential in visual elements, and new things deeply affecting them.


Educational Opportunities

The Course utilizes an interdisciplinary approach using art and technology, supported by other scientific disciplines which allow department students to have real work experience during their education.  Besides theoretical courses where recent aesthetic tendencies and the theoretical basis of communication are taught, in an interactive atmosphere, the department also has intensive practical courses in which students discover their creative potentials and deepen them with the lecturers’ specialized knowledge. Practical fields include video production, multi media design, 2D and 3D graphic animation, editing and the teaser’s graphic, web design, 3D modelling and package design, and visual communication studio works. The courses are taken in English in an international atmosphere with experienced lecturers.


Career Areas 

Students have opportunity to develop their technical skills and work experience in the national media organisations during their education. Because of the wide scope of education at the department which covers several fields, including graphic design, computer aided design, digital video and image processing, students have opportunities to select their career fields after graduation.

Department graduates have the opportunity to have their careers in these fields:

Web Design,
Interactive Information Design
Computer Aided Graphic and Multimedia Design
Advertising and Public Relations
Video and Film Production
Special Effects Design
Art Director, or Creative Director in Advertising Agencies
PC Software Screen Work
Editing Suits in Local, Regional, and National TV Organisations



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: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metin Çolak
Head of Department  E-mail: mcolak@ciu.edu.tr

Last updated: 26-12-2018