Prof. T.Fikret Uçar

Department of Graphic Design aims to graduate creative designers who are able to solve any kind of visual communication problem and who have the proficiency to use the contemporary facilities efficiently. The department was founded in 1985. For their projects, students are allowed to use well maintained studios, such as, a printmaking studio, a state of art computer lab-facilitated by the latest software and hardware- a silkscreen studio, an offset lithography printing house, a photography studio with the dark rooms in its own constitution. Today the progress in the communication technology has brought up countries and cultures closer to one another. This development put emphasis on communication and advertisement. The Graphic Design Department trains students to use the computer and WEB in the most efficient way. The department identifies and trains the students in design and production process by using contemporary techniques. That Department Program aims to teach and train in theory, application and conceptual problem solving. The students go through the process from conceptual design stage to finished printed material. Students are encouraged to be involved in sponsored projects. These experiences make students learn how to deal with real-life problems related to their careers. Furthermore, students'' participation in the design competitions are encouraged and supported by the school. As a result of this stimulating environment, many students of the department have won numerous awards in different design fields, such as posters, magazine covers, packaging design, photography and printmaking, both in the country and abroad. Graduates can be researchers in their field; they also can work in many commercial institutions like advertisement agencies, publication institutions, graphic design studios, digital production companies, design departments of television and broadcasting corporations. The students go through the process from conceptual design stage to finished printed material. Students are encouraged to be involved in sponsored projects. These experiences make students learn how to deal with real-life problems related to their careers. Furthermore, students'' participation in the design competitions are encouraged and supported by the school. As a result of this stimulating environment, many students of the department have won numerous awards in different design fields, such as posters, magazine covers, packaging design, photography and printmaking, both in the country and abroad. Graduates can be researchers in their field; they also can work in many commercial institutions like advertisement agencies, publication institutions, graphic design studios, digital production companies, design departments of television and broadcasting industry.