The Department of Radio, Television and Cinema was established in 1996, the same year as our university.
No. Students are admitted to the Radio, Television and Cinema Department with the Central Placement Test.
Radio, Television and Cinema Department accepts students with the SOZEL (SOZ) score type.
Radio, Television and Cinema Department, which is one of the undergraduate programs within the Faculty of Communication, has a four-year education period, eight semesters.
Is the medium of instruction of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema English? Is it compulsory to take preparatory education?
The medium of instruction of the Radio, Television and Cinema Department is 100% English. Students who are admitted to the department take the English proficiency exam. Students who are not successful in the exam are required to complete the preparatory school. For detailed information about our preparatory school, please click here.
Is it necessary to have technical equipment to study in the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema?
Starting from the first year of the education period, all kinds of technical equipment required for the projects of our students are available in sufficient number within our department. It is not a necessity for students to have technical equipment to realize the shooting and editing processes.
Our department purpose to educate communicators who are contemporary, open to international competition, questioning, researching, rapidly adapting to the digitalised communication world, having social responsibility and ethical awareness, ready to assume effective roles in professional and social fields in the light of theoretical and practical up-to-date knowledge in the fields of radio, television and cinema. You can access the teaching objectives of our department from the link below.
What characteristics should I have to be a student in the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema?
Students of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema express their ideas clearly and comprehensibly in both written and verbal communication. They have high audio-visual perception and offer different perspectives by thinking creatively. They are also interested in current technologies while working with technical tools such as cameras, sound editing software, video editing programmes. He/she is prone to teamwork as well as individuality in his/her productions and can work in harmony by establishing partnerships with different disciplines. Students of radio, television and cinema department, who are always open to development and change, have the ability to produce solutions. They are curious about new techniques, trends and technologies that are constantly developing in the field of media, willing to research and open to self-improvement. Besides all these, they can critically analyse media content and communication processes. They are open to questioning how media messages affect and shape society.
These characteristics can help you become a successful student in the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema and make a career in the media sector. However, do not forget that every student has different and improvable aspects. If you do not yet have some of these characteristics, you can improve yourself during and after university education.
What are the career opportunities and work areas after graduating from the Radio, Television and Cinema Department?
Graduates of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema can find a wide range of public and private sector jobs in film production companies, television channels, press and media organizations, news agencies, radio channels, advertising agencies, content production agencies and newspapers.
In these fields, our graduates can work at home and abroad in various professional fields from copywriting to cinematography, from media management and consultancy to editing or sound design, from production and management to presenting.
Our students who follow new technologies, developments and ideas can synthesize the most up-to-date knowledge and skills, produce in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to their fields, and design and implement original projects.
Students who intend to work outside the media sector can conduct scientific research and production in the field of communication and media studies and work in educational institutions. Our students who aim for an academic career can work as academicians in the relevant departments of universities.
In the first two years of our four-year curriculum, there are basic courses related to social sciences and communication sciences. Starting from the third semester, basic practice and theory courses specific to the field of radio, television and cinema are given. Thus, it is aimed for our students to define the concepts, theories and methods specific to their fields by associating them with the findings of social sciences and humanities and to gain a questioning perspective.
The last two years of our programme follow a process in which our students will consolidate the knowledge and equipment they have acquired in practical and theory courses with the internship practice during the semester, and develop themselves in the fields they want to specialize in with the increasing number of in-field and out-of-field elective courses in addition to the compulsory courses.
One of the elements that have been taken into consideration for the first two years of the programme is that RTC 111 Basics of Cinema and TV Techniques, RTC 112 Video Production, RTC 271 Editing, RTC 212 Producing and Directing for TV, RTC 252 Scriptwriting, RTC 272 Post Production, RTC 332 Radio Programming courses must be completed before the compulsory courses providing the theoretical infrastructure and the internship practice in the sixth semester. In this way, it is thought that our students will be able to act more confidently and consciously, take initiative, and be more active, especially in content production, by having knowledge about the sectoral functioning of the production and broadcasting processes in the internship practice and mastering the techniques and technologies in their fields.
RTC 491 and RTC 492 Graduation Project courses, which take place in the seventh and eighth semesters and are a graduation requirement, are a course in which our students choose between writing a bachelor's thesis or field practice and work within the framework of their choice. Those who choose the thesis work produce a thesis suitable for the bachelor's degree from the theoretical research on and related to the field they have done during the semester and a field analysis appropriate to this research. At the end of this thesis, students have a clear practice of how to write an academic research within the framework of structural rules. Those who choose the field practice programme realize an audio-visual or visual project designed in a specific narrative form. These courses are the final stages in the process of preparing students for their professional careers, as they need to use the education and equipment they have acquired, reflecting most of the gains they have achieved during their education, while designing an original project or writing a thesis in accordance with professional quality standards, ethical and legal principles.
You can access our detailed course programme and elective course list from the link below:
Yes. There is a compulsory internship course that our students must complete in the 6th semester of their education in order to gain experience by getting to know the sector, to reinforce their knowledge and skills and to establish professional connections for the future, which will take a total of 42 working days. Students who take the internship course go to the institutions where they do their internship three days a week and attend their classes two days a week. The internship course is completed when the student receives a P-Pass grade.
You can find detailed information about the internship principles from the link below:
Should the student of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema find the workplace where he/she will do his/her internship? Can he/she get support from the department to find an internship place?
Our department provides internship opportunities to students within the agreed institutions. Students can also find the institutions where they will do their internship themselves. However, the institution and department where they will work must be approved by the Internship Coordinator of our department. If students who have problems finding an internship place contact the Internship Coordinator, the relevant guidance is provided by our department and/or Career Office.
You can find detailed information about internship from the link below:
Is it possible for a student enrolled in the Radio, Television and Cinema Department to do a double major (DMP)?
Yes. Students of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, if they wish and meet the criteria specified in the Undergraduate Regulation, have the opportunity to receive a second diploma by double majoring with the departments within the University with which we have signed a protocol. If requested, the new protocol signing process is initiated by the relevant coordinator.
Students can apply for a double major programme at the beginning of the third semester at the earliest for the undergraduate programme and at the beginning of the fifth semester at the latest for four-year programmes within the periods specified in the academic calendar. At the time of application for the double major programme, it is required to have a CGPA of at least 2.75 in the major programme and to be in the top 20% of the success ranking in the relevant class of the major programme or to have a CGPA of at least 2.75 in the major programme and to have a placement score not less than the base score of the programme in which the student is placed, as well as to have met the success ranking requirement determined by the Council of Higher Education for the programme in the year of enrolment. In order to study double major with scholarship, there is a grade point average requirement of 3.25 out of 4.
You can access the double major criteria and the list of departments with which we have a double major agreement here.
Yes. Students of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, if they wish and if they meet the criteria specified in the Undergraduate Regulation, have the opportunity to obtain a certificate in the field they are interested in by making a minor with the departments within the University we have signed a protocol with. If there is a demand, the new protocol signing process is initiated by the relevant coordinator.
In order to apply for a minor programme, students must have a CGPA of at least 2.50 in their major programme at the time of application. Students can apply to the minor programme at the beginning of the third semester at the earliest and at the beginning of the sixth semester at the latest within the periods specified in the academic calendar. In order to be able to study the minor programme with a scholarship, a grade point average of 3 out of 4 is required.
You can access the minor criteria and the list of departments with which we have a minor agreement here.
Is it possible for a student enrolled in the Radio, Television and Cinema Department to open up to the world through Student Exchange Programs (Erasmus / Exchange)?
Yes. Our faculty, which has bilateral agreements with many higher education institutions abroad, attaches great importance to student mobility. For this reason, the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, within the scope of Erasmus and exchange programs, exchanges students every semester with universities with which it has agreements for education or internship practice. Our students have the opportunity to study in institutions in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia through our Erasmus and Exchange agreements.
The Erasmus exchange program process is carried out by the Erasmus coordinator and new agreements are signed upon request. The current list of universities where students of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema can complete a part of their education is given below.
- Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt (A Klagenf01), Klagenfurt, Austria
- Babes-Bolyai University (Ro Clujnap01), Romania, Cluj-Napoca
- Erasmus University Rotterdam (Nl Rotterd 01), Netherlands, Rotterdam
- Hanzehogeschool Groningen / Hanze University Groningen (Nl Groning03), Groningen, Netherlands
- IEP de Toulouse /Institute of Politics, Toulouse (F Toulous48), France, Toulouse
- Inholland University of Applied Sciences / Hogeschool Inholland (Nl S-Grave37), Haarlem, Netherlands
- Karlshochschule International University (D Karlsru08), Germany, Karlsruhe
- Maastricht University (Nl Maastricht01), Maastricht, Netherlands
- Rigas Stradina Universitate (Lvriga03), Latvia, Riga
- The Nottingham Trent University (UK-Nottingham02), England, Nottingham
- Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "La Sapienza" (I Roma01), Italy, Rome
- Universitat Leipzig (D Leipzig01), Leipzig, Netherlands
- University of Athens/National and Kapodstrian University of Athens (G Athine01), Greece, Athens
- University of Lodz / Uniwersytet Lodzkı (Pl Lodz01), Poland, Lodz
- University of Zagreb (Hr Zagreb01), Zagreb, Croatia
You can access the Erasmus criteria and the list of institutions we have agreements with from the link below under the Student Exchange Programs heading:
Is it possible to transfer to the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema horizontally or vertically?
Yes. Three types of transfer are possible at our university: intra-institutional, inter-institutional, according to GPA and according to the central placement score. For vertical transfer, it is necessary to take the Vertical Transfer Examination (DGS) conducted by ÖSYM and make a choice. Applications for Horizontal and Vertical Transfer are made within the periods specified in the academic calendar.
You can find detailed information about horizontal and vertical transfer from the link below:
What are the scholarship opportunities of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema? Is there a situation where the education scholarship is cut off?
Yeditepe University offers scholarship opportunities to its students in different fields. In addition to the education scholarship provided by the Higher Education Institution, our students can benefit from achievement scholarships, dormitory scholarships, need scholarships, food scholarships and sports scholarships.
You can find detailed information about scholarship opportunities from the link below:
The scholarship covers the period that can be spent in the Compulsory Foreign Language Preparatory Programs and continues for 10 semesters in 4-year programs, 12 semesters in 5-year programs, and 14 semesters in 6-year programs regardless of academic success.
For those who continue their double major program while studying in any scholarship or discount program, 1 semester is added to these periods.
You can also find detailed information about scholarships and fees from the link below:
Can a student of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema receive more than one scholarship at the same time?
A student can only benefit from one scholarship; if a student is eligible for more than one scholarship, the highest scholarship opportunity applies.
If a student who wants to choose the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema lives outside or within Istanbul, what are the accommodation and dormitory facilities?
There are male and female student dormitories with a capacity of 3,409 beds within the main campus of Yeditepe University (26 August Campus).
You can find details about accommodation and dormitory facilities from the link below:
What is the difference/superiority of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema from other departments in other universities? Why should I choose Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema?
Radio, television and cinema, which also bears the name of our department, are among the leading mass communication tools in the world that are rapidly evolving with the developing technologies of the current century as well as the last century. The aim of our department is not only to follow contemporary developments, but also to train visionary individuals who can assume any role in the professional and social fields of communication and cinema.
Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema aims to enable our students to define the basic knowledge of concepts, theories, methods and fields of study specific to the field of media and communication by associating them with the findings and concepts of humanities and social sciences and to develop practical skills that will enable them to gain competence in their fields. For this reason, our department adopts a curriculum in which theory and practice balance and nourish each other.
Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema brings together the disciplines of media, communication, art and culture, enabling students to gain a broad perspective. Our students gain a unique opportunity to understand the evolution of media, explore communication theories and capture the visual power of art. The experienced and specialized academic staff of our department guides our students to follow the latest developments in the media world and to reveal their creativity with original ideas in their projects.
Our students are provided with the most up-to-date technological opportunities to succeed in the media industry. Modern equipment such as television studios, greenbox studios, radio studios, editing rooms, sound studios, cameras and digital editing systems in accordance with professional standards provide an environment where our students can develop their creativity.
Our department attaches great importance to foreign language education in order for our students, who will specialize in radio, television and cinema, to follow the latest developments at the global level, to achieve success in a competitive environment and to benefit from domestic and international job opportunities. The language of instruction is English, as in other departments. In addition, our students have the opportunity to learn a foreign language other than English if they wish. For this reason, Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema students and graduates make a difference as communicators who have gained competence in their fields by adapting to the globalizing world order.
Yeditepe University enables our students to meet the youth of the world through international collaborations and student exchange programs. The opportunity to get to know different cultures broadens our students' perspectives and increases their potential to take part in the global media world.
Aware of the importance of following contemporary developments in the field of communication, our department aims to provide our students with direct and fast access to up-to-date information. For this purpose, in addition to our faculty members, our teaching staff includes experts from the sector, especially in practical courses.
In addition to the courses in our curriculum, various seminars and workshops are organized for our students to keep up with the world of communication.
The series of seminars that have been held in our department for years under the title of "Media Seminars" is a product of these studies. Within the scope of the activities organized through these seminars, our students, who come together with the guests invited by taking into account the demands of the students, have the opportunity to get to know the sector closely. In this way, our students have the opportunity to meet and exchange information with the leading names of the sector.
You can access a selection of seminars, panels and workshops in our department from the link. https://iletisimfakultesi.yeditepe.edu.tr/tr/radyotelevizyon-ve-sinema-bolumu/bolum-calismalari
Thanks to the fact that our department is in constant contact with the leading organizations of the sector, the opportunities for students to do internships in these organizations and find a job after graduation are also one of the criteria to be considered when choosing Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema.
Yeditepe University is one of the leading institutions in the education sector and an organization with brand value. In this context, getting a Yeditepe University diploma is a significant advantage, especially when evaluating private sector job opportunities. Graduates of Yeditepe University Radio, Television and Radio Department have many career opportunities in the media sector and communication field. Our department guides its graduates to the future with confidence thanks to its strong business connections and reputation in the sector. In addition, when the ranking list of the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema in Turkey is examined, it is seen that Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema has an extremely good position.
Does Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema have accreditation for communication education?
Yes. Our department has been awarded a 5-year accreditation certificate as a result of the 2021 general evaluation conducted by the Communication Education Evaluation Accreditation Board (ILEDAK) of the Communication Research Association (ILAD). Yeditepe University, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema is the first department in Turkey to be accredited for 5 years in the field of radio, television and cinema.
Is the diploma of Yeditepe University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema department internationally recognized?
Yes. Our students graduate with 240 international credits at the end of their 4-year education. In this way, the diploma they receive is internationally recognized.
You can find announcements and news about the department on Radio, Television and Cinema Department website https://iletisimfakultesi.yeditepe.edu.tr/tr/radyotelevizyon-ve-sinema-bolumu and @yeditepertc Instagram account