Currently, art and design practices have become a field where very different disciplines are brought together and the characteristic features of these disciplines are used to create contemporary and innovative expressions in the artwork. This multidisciplinary approach, under the umbrella of “Art and Design”, refers to specialization in one subject with inspiration and contribution from other disciplines. In this context, our Proficiency in Art Program offers students an upper level education in the fields of theory and practice with a rich content from various disciplines of art and design. The particular fields are art and design, graphic design, animation, music, film design and industrial design. Various doctorate level courses such as Design History and Criticism, Graphic Design Studio, Computer Games, Film Theory and Research, Visual Culture, Chamber Music, Music Composition, Music History, Performance and Music Theory are available, both as mandatory courses for each discipline and elective courses for all students. The Program aims to bring students to an advanced level both theoretically and academically, while also supporting their artistic production. The goal is to provide a multi-focus education with an interdisciplinary approach, culminating in a major piece of work which encompasses several disciplines in art and design. Another and equally important aim of the program is to enable and encourage young artists to be active in the academic world and to contribute to the pertaining literature by producing publications using the relevant research methods.
The language of instruction in the Art and Design Proficiency in Art Program is English. In order to apply to the program, at least 80 points from YDS or another score equivalent to that defined by OSYM is necessary. ALES score is not required. In addition, the candidates are required to hold a Master’s degree from the following institutions: Conservatoire of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Art and Design and Faculty of Communication.
Assist. Prof. Aslı Giray Akyunak, LRSM
Head of the Department of Art and Design Postgraduate Studies