Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture of CIU Awaits Students in New Academic Year with its Renewed Accreditation
Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture (GSTMF) of Cyprus International University (CIU) is not only an important training centre in the TRNC but also a pioneering and quality education centre in this geographical region.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cemil Atakara, the Vice Dean of GSTMF and the Head of the Architecture Department said that they have collaborations with Wolverhampton University, Ankara University, Hacettepe University and Mersin University in various fields. Prof. Dr. Atakara pointed out that the Faculty hosts many seminars, workshops, exhibitions and events every year and he said "At the same time, the Design Festival has been held every year and many universities, institutions and organizations have also participated in the work of collective service."
Atakara said there are Architecture (Turkish and English), Interior Architecture (Turkish and English), Industrial Product Design and Graphic Design undergraduate programs within the faculty and they educate students from many different countries at Master's Degree and Doctorate programs in Architecture and Master's and Doctorate programs in Interior Architecture and Graphic Design.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atakara stated that the Architecture Department was accredited by the Architectural Accreditation Board in 2014 and its accreditation was renewed for three years in 2017 and the quality of the department was documented for the second time.
Atakara said that students receive awards from the competitions they participate during their education process and these achievements show the quality of the education offered. Atakara stated that students are educated in the studio environment in small groups and he added that they are prepared for their professional life with various laboratory facilities, technical visits and internship opportunities.