Graphic design education is at the intersection of communication, art, and design. Graphic design improves the aesthetic qualities with its artistic approach, and the need to establish proper communication as well. Our students first gain the ability to see and perceive through this artistic point of view. Then, throughout their education, they learn various methods and techniques in order to bring words, symbols, and images together to represent the visual expressions of thoughts and ideas, and form new formats. The department trains designers who are in harmony with the dynamic nature of our age. They are also aesthetically and technically equipped with the ability to produce creative thinking and be confident and prepared for the contemporary requirements in areas such as product logos, envelopes, business cards, files, packaging designs, box designs, posters, interior designs, open air adverts, flyers, catalogs, corporate identities, brand positioning, web design, photos, print pictures and illustrations.
The curriculum is refreshed and modified according to the changes and developments in the current design sector. In the project courses, multidirectional preparation and multidisciplinary studies are provided for the design process of the students. There is also a jury system that contributes to the development of students through which the students express themselves and present their work to the members of the department and guest jury members. Throughout their education, the graphic design students have plenty of opportunities to attend various design events which are arranged by the department such as design talks, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Students are also encouraged to study the local design and visual communication issues with an international-based design awareness.
The Department of Graphic Design aims to educate professionals with the skills of designing, implementing, sharing and managing, with a learner and learning focus as well as visual, cultural and aesthetic point of view; are based on benefit-value creation and questioning; are sensitive, creative, social, cultural and environmentally-sensitive and responsible. There is a large preference scale for the designers who graduate from our department. Businesses working online or that exist in any market sector require the services of graphic designers. Individuals graduating from the Department of Graphic Design can work in the design departments of advertising agencies, magazines and newspapers, design firms, and in the design teams of corporate firms. In addition, our graduates can work in the field of contemporary media taking on responsibility in different fields of art.