With the progression and the convergence of the communication discipline with computer sciences, multimedia has developed rapidly, and as a result multimedia studies has become a whole new area in Communication Studies. The aim of the Department is both to develop students' knowledge of design and production with practical work built on an artistic background, and to motivate students to criticize messages, tools and media in an artistic, cultural and social context.
The Department mainly uses the basic design workshops and computer labs structured for multimedia and graphic design, and are supported by animation/video design labs and photography studios. The program offers opportunities to the other departments of the faculty and the university, while using the faculty's television studios, audio studios, editing suites and video equipment. The program also helps students interact with other disciplines, mostly radio, film, TV, advertising, PR and journalism to familiarize them with the multidisciplinary structure of communications.
The Department aims to bring artistic and technical education/creativity together with the advantages of the communication field’s interdisciplinary qualities. With reference to the course program, the department aims at developing a student profile who can produce unique and high quality work/projects using digital media in special fields such as TV, video, cinema, animation by transforming new and recent communication technologies into a creative/artistic process; has an ethical responsibility; and is able to analyze any work mentioned above including the offered core theoretical courses. Therefore, the distinction of the Faculty of Communication’s Department of VACD is to graduate students who have multidimensional and completing skills, as well as ones who are able to cope with the intensity of the interdisciplinary field.
The Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design attracts attention for its high quality in education, respected faculty members and and the students’ accomplishments The Department is also a member of the highly-prestigious International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda).
The Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Design Schools of the World by Icograda during their meeting in Taiwan.
The Department also has international collaborations with Belgium (Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent), Iran (Vije School of Visual Communication), USA (Purdue University and Robert Morris University) and leading art and design departments of reputable universities in Turkey.
The students who complete the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Program, with their multidisciplinary and creative background as well as their skills regarding recent communication technologies may work in many areas related to the field of communications. The graduates may have opportunities to work as designers in multimedia, animation, graphic or sound design companies, develop web sites, work in camera or editing teams at production houses, design interactive CDs or DVDs, work as professional photographers, and creative and art directors at advertising agencies. Also, the students have the opportunity to take part in the academic field.
Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Department of Visual Art And Visual Communication Design
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey