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Visual Communication Design

Kadir Has University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Visual Communication Design

The Visual Communication Design Department aims to raise individuals who will work as expert communication designers in Internet media, television, art, and design related fields

Why Khas Visual Communication Design?

Our department provides students with the ability to solve problems by immersing students in a wide array of the theories and practices of art and design.

To widen their expertise, our students may receive double major or minor degrees from other departments. Our leading advisory commission compiled from the pioneers of the sector contributes significantly to the content and structure of our ever-developing program of Visual Communication Design education. We also closely monitor and respond to the growing and changing demands of the sector with workshops led by designers, artists, and directors.

Admission requirements

Applicants should obtain the required scores from Transition to Higher Education Examination (YGS), First Cycle Placement Test (LYS/TS 1), and Direct Transfer Test (DGS). Placements are centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). International students applying for the program must follow the admissions criteria determined by Kadir Has University. Students can transfer into the program by following Kadir Has University regulations on the basis concerning horizontal transfer. 

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Communication and Media
  • Keywords in Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Communicationscapes
  • English-I
  • Turkish Language I
  • Foundations of Design
  • Communication and Art
  • World History and Civilizations
  • English II
  • Turkish Language II
  • Introduction to Visual Communication Design

Year 2

  • Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Republic I
  • Communication Theory
  • English-III
  • Visual Communication Design Studio
  • Typography
  • History of Art and Design
  • Elective
  • Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Republic II
  • Communication Research
  • English-IV
  • Multimedia Tools
  • Photography
  • History of Visuality

Year 3

  • Communication Ethics and Rights
  • Multimedia Production Studio
  • Design Concepts and Theories
  • Web Design
  • Elective Course
  • Interface Design Studio
  • Analysis of Visual Culture
  • Motion Graphics
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Year 4

  • Visual Communication Research Method
  • Interaction Design Studio
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Senior Project
  • Time Based Media
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Elective courses

  • Art and Culture in Post-80’s Turkey
  • From Modern to Contemporary Art
  • Issues of Contemporary Art
  • Life, Art and Artist
  • Art, Process and the Work
  • Visuality and Internet Politics
  • Policies of Arts and Design
  • Game and Cybergame Design
  • Representing the Visual
  • Art Appreciation
  • Creative Coding
  • Advanced Typography Studio
  • Advanced Photography
  • Video Production
  • Video Post-Production
  • Digital Illustration
  • Information Design
  • Service Design Studio
  • 3D Digital Design Studio
  • Production Design
  • Animation Studio
  • Philosophy and Visuality
  • City Workshop

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

$12,000 per year


Qualification Awarded / Level of Qualification: Associate and Bachelor (Level 6)

Program outcomes

  1. To be able to demonstrate critical thinking and competent analyzing skills with the high-level knowledge of the fields of communication, humanities and social sciences.
  2. To be able to demonstrate creative, unique and independent thinking in a way to participate actively in democratic communication and take an active role in production.
  3. To be able to associate different areas of communication, develop strategies for multimedia and integrated communication.
  4. To have a command of the techologies and strategies of developing communication in the fields of publishing, management and entrepreneurship with new media; will be able to operate and transform this process.
  5. To adopt the essential responsibilities and ethic liabilities of their profession with their gained skills and knowledge.
  6. To be able to participate in professional working environment with the active, productive and responsible vision.
  7. To have knowledge, skills and sufficiency to allow them to be able to find job opportunities in the country and outside the country in the different areas of communication industry.
  8. To be able to communicate actively in english and other languages which they learned in order to improve their professional skills and find international job opportunities
  9. To have the ability of bringing research and design techniques together through different methods.
  10. To have expertise in multimedia theories and technologies, design, application of design and by using this knowledge they will be able analyse mutlimedia products conceptually.
  11. To be able to apply the methods which are used to analyse contemporary art and visual culture

Continuing studies

Graduates can apply for higher education (master and Ph.D. degrees in art, design, and communication).

Career opportunities

In their four years of education, our students acquire a rich portfolio of work produced using various media tools, techniques and theories providing our graduates with job opportunities in the fields of:

  • Design (motion graphics, mobile application interface, game design, service design, web design, animation);
  • Creative direction (advertisement, art, and photography);
  • Production and post-production (cinema and television).

Graduates are employed in advertising agencies, marketing departments of corporations/NGOs/government institutions, media planning companies, and in other media-related organizations.

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Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University, one of the oldest foundation universities in Turkey, is located in the heart of Istanbul. The university with 5 Undergraduate faculties and School of Graduate Studies, is dedicated to becoming a leader in Turkish higher education and...

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Kadir Has University

Cibali Mahallesi
Kadir Has Caddesi, Fatih
34083 Istanbul

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