Visual communication design which comprises of many fields, like photography, video production, advertising design, game design, and page design emerged with the rise of the needs of the last two centuries. Because of these characteristics, visual communication has its own unique place in the communication faculties. Visual communication design exceeds the limitations of graphic design and embraces a wide range of areas related to mainly communication such as TV and film production, video and image processing, 2D and 3D animation, photography, package design, and corporate identity design. Visual communication design education, in short, is for the students who like transferring knowledge, ideas and dreams using photographic images, videos and films, and who want to discover creative potential in visual elements, and new things deeply affecting them.
The program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach using art and technology, supported by other scientific disciplines, which allow students of the department to have real work experience during their education. In addition to the theoretical courses in which the current aesthetic trends and theoretical foundations of communication are taught in mutual interaction, the department offers video production, multimedia design, 2- and 3-dimensional graphic animation, editing and generic graphics, and web design, where students will discover their own creative potential and develop them further with the expert assistance of faculty members. The courses are conducted in an international atmosphere by experienced academicians and lecturers who are experts in practice. As the program education language is English, the graduates can easily adapt to the international agencies and media organizations with the experience they have gained from the international profile of the university and the department.
Students who graduate from the Department of Visual Communication Design can gain the opportunity to work in many areas of the communication sector, with the interdisciplinary intellectual and creative skills they have gained and their skills to master new communication technologies. In addition, students can orient themselves towards the academic field if they wish. With the existing cooperation with media organizations, agencies and printing houses, the students of the department have the chance to gain experience in real business life during their education. Our graduates can find career opportunities in the following areas with the technological knowledge and creative skills they have acquired:
• Web Design
• Interactive Information Design
• Computer Aided Graphic and Multimedia Design
• Advertising and Public Relations
• Video and Film Production
• Special Effects Design
• Art Director or Creative Director in Advertising Agencies
• PC Software Screen Work
• Editing Suits in Local, Regional, and National TV Organizations