Fine arts education became formally accepted about 200 years ago, and turned into a creative field with a strong relation to production and service sectors. Scholars of learning processes, throughout the ages beginning with Plato, have emphasized the importance of arts in educational process. It is not sufficient to organize a city, build a machine, perform a ceremony or devise an organization well and to make them work. Being in harmony with aesthetics strengthen the effects of fine arts and increases its prestige, ensuring that fine arts is included in every aspect of modern life.

Fine Arts Education, in line with its accepted duties, is obliged to renew itself especially over the last thirty years. The Faculty’s curriculum is being continuously revised in order to prepare students to become near future professionals for their multi-oriented jobs. Fine arts education, in line with its accepted duties, has always been obliged to renew itself, especially over the last thirty years. The faculty’s curriculum is continuously revised in order to prepare students to become future professionals for their multi-oriented duties. The Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture, active since 1997, works to update and improve the standards of both our academic staff and technical staff to those set by the field of fine arts in today’s world.



The initial mission of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, is to train unique, creative and intelligent professionals with initiative, who are responsible and sensible in the social, cultural and environmental context; are fully equipped with design, practice and management skills, and has independent, learning – focused atmosphere, based on critical and designer ways of thinking; and has the capability of creating values.

To Blend the potentials of different cultures and experiences together, with the opportunities of the original context to initiate architectural thought, a designer way of learning and behaving; serving local and international societies, providing information and cultural media through the natural, historical and cultural awareness of the original context; and be open to change, global knowledge and development.


The Faculty of Arts, Design and Architectures Department of Architecture is accredited by the Architecture Accreditation Board of Turkey (MIAK).


There are 24 full-time academic staff in the Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture, as well as 16 part-time teaching staff and 7 research assistants supporting the full-time academic staff. There are 12 classrooms and 4 studios for faculty use, which are all equipped with whiteboards, projectors and wireless Internet access. All classes have air-conditioning systems for heating and cooling. In addition to the classrooms and studios, there is also a Model Making Studio, Photography Studio, Material Lab, Serigraphy Studio and 3-D Printing and Screening Studio. The entrance hall and corridors of the faculty in addition to the entrance gallery of the CIU Library building, are used as exhibition areas. The Cevik Uraz Conference Hall is used for faculty activities as well. There are about 3,899 publications relevant to the faculty programs in the CIU Library.