"The Cartoon and Animation Department" will be opened at CIU
The Cartoon and Animation Department will be opened at the Faculty of Communication, Cyprus International University in the academic year of 2018-2019 in Fall Semester.
Prof. Dr. Hikmet Seçim, the Dean of the Faculty of Communication stated that the Animated Film and Animation Department has become popular with the development and widespread use of present-day technology.
Prof. Dr. Seçim explained that animation is created by manipulations carried out by the use of digital technologies, he pointed out that cartoon is a cinematographic dimension of the process. Seçim stated that the approvals required for the opening of the department were taken from YÖK and YÖDAK and they will start education in the new academic year with a quota for 40 students.
Prof. Dr. Hikmet Seçim pointed out that the students who graduated from Cartoon and Animation Department has a wide range of career fields and they could work on animation designs in film production companies, animation studios and advertising agencies after graduation.
Prof. Dr. Seçim said that courses such as art education, sketching techniques, two and three dimensional animation, sound, stage and text writing, image design will be taught at the Cartoon and Animation Department,. Dr. Seçim stated that in the first years the students will be able to develop their cartoon and animation knowledge skills and the following years the theoretical and background skills will be given.
Seçim mentioned that students will have information about conventional means of communication and he added they will also consider how to use these tools in cartoons as a next step.
Prof. Dr. Hikmet Seçim pointed out that this quota is one of the most important indicators of how much the CIU, the Faculty of Communication and the department's infrastructure are appreciated.