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Visual Communication Design Department

Visual Communication Design Department of Yeditepe University, Faculty of Communication, has been training communication designers who are able to develop strong communication strategies, transform kowledge into creative design products by using technological design tools since 2001.

Within the framework of the Visual Communication Design Department curriculum, students learn animation design, game design, interaction design and video production, as well as all other branches of visual communication design.

Theoretical courses for the creation, design and planning phase of an idea, practice-based courses for the visualization and design stages including workshops and project courses where students can realize their productions within the framework of a concept provide them with experience in the field. Projects are carried out individually and in groups within the scope of the course and activities conducted in the department and outside the classroom, with professionals in the field. Thus, students are prepared to produce their creative design projects and achieve the vision of visual communication design. Students gain competence in the field and determine their own field of expertise by taking part in the activities held in the department agency "Atelier Root", "Fall Meetings in Design", "Spring Meetings in Design" seminars and workshops organized every semester, the "End of Year Student Exhibition" formed under different thematic topics.


Prof. Dr. Neda Üçer // Head of Department

What is Visual Communication Design?

Visual communication design has an interdisciplinary structure that evaluates every environment as a mutual communication process and brings together the fields of communication, media, art and technology. This innovative field, offering solutions to the needs of the 21st century combines design and technology to communicate. Visual communication design uses audiovisual and interactive tools and media while focusing on creative ideas, users, services and products.


Visual communication designers develops their design skills and experience by using digital media such as graphics, video, motion pictures, 3D models, animation and sound that is produced for a specific function-purpose and target audience/user. A visual communication designer is a communication specialist who understands the user, thinks strategically and offers strategic solutions to create competitive and sustainable products in the global market.

Visual Communication Design Base Scores and Ranking

Score Type General Quota Base Score Ranking
SÖZ - Scholarship 9 421,32483 2.587
SÖZ - %50 Scholarship 49 247,46124 433.722
SÖZ - No Scholarship 5 238,15182 590.599

Visual Communication Design Department Fees

You can visit this page for Yeditepe University Visual Communication Design Department 2021/2022 academic year tuition fees and payment schedule and other inquiries.

Visual Communication Design Scholarship Opportunities

Yeditepe University supports its students with various scholarship programs such as merit-based scholarship, management scholarship and sports scholarship. There are also three types of scholarships: full, 50% and 25%, which can be granted through the Student Selection and Placement Examination. Yeditepe University's scholarship program continues uninterruptedly during normal education period. Scholarships for students who enroll in double major programs by meeting the necessary success requirements are applied for an extra year. You can get detailed information about scholarship opportunities by reviewing the Visual Communication Design Department Scholarship Opportunities page. From here, you can reach the relevant page and examine the departments and scholarship opportunities.

Studying Visual Communication Design at Yeditepe University

Yeditepe University Visual Communication Design Department aims to educate students who are equipped to meet the needs of the design industry; It offers up-to-date, comprehensive and qualified education. The education program of the department; While offering courses such as basic drawing, 2D and 3D animation, game design, interaction design, video production, it offers students the opportunity to choose a specialization with workshops and elective courses. Having the opportunity to practice in the constantly renewed computer laboratories by learning current design programs, students develop original design projects by applying their theoretical knowledge. The course contents, which are regularly updated depending on the dynamics of the sector, are given by teaching staff of experts in their field.


Yeditepe University, Visual Communication Design Department graduates its students as specialized individuals with scholarships, internships, education abroad with the Erasmus Program, double major and minor programs and graduate education opportunities in different departments and faculties.

What does a Visual Communication Design Graduate do? In which Professional fields do our graduates work?

Graduates of Visual Communication Design Department have the opportunity to work in many professions with their ability to use technology effectively and strong communication skills. Students, who  are graduated from the Visual Communication Design Department after a four-year education, successfully represent themselves in the professional business world with their design portfolios they have created in workshops and end-of-year exhibitions throughout their education period. They work in the corporate communication departments of public and private institutions operating in various sectors, especially in the fields of visual communication of the media sector. Graduates can work in computer software companies, advertising agencies, television channels, game design companies, film production and animation companies with titles such as visual communication designer, 3D designer, concept designer, game designer, art director, web designer, interaction designer. Students who are successful in the required exams and complete a master program after graduation have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.

Mission and Vision


The main purpose of the Visual Communication Design Program is to provide students with the ability to create original and contemporary design products. Within the scope of the program, in line with the requirements of the 21st century, students offer permanent solutions to social, environmental, urban, etc. problems by using cutting edge technologies. It is aimed to train students who adopt an interdisciplinary approach and have sectoral experience.



Visual Communication Design Department trains its students as communication designers who consider design as a communication process, research and develop powerful and new communication strategies, and transform knowledge into creative design products.

Program Goals and Program Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

  1. Using their imaginations, students transform their conceptual and applied knowledge into meaningful, up-to-date and original design products.
  2. Students produce design-oriented solutions by centered on their aesthetic perception.
  3. Students gain technological competence in line with the requirements of the 21st century, and produce up-to-date, creative and questioning content by using different branches of the field.
  4. Students should have professional and sectoral experience in the field of Visual Communication Design.
  5. Students develop critical, analytical and solution-oriented approaches for visual communication design practices.
  6. It is aimed to raise students as individuals with professional ethics, respect for human rights and social responsibility awareness.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.
  2. Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.
  3. Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.
  4. Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.
  5. Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.
  6. Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.
  7. Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.
  8. Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.
  9. Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.
  10. Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.

Student Exchange Programs

Yeditepe University Faculty of Communication has student exchange agreements with many higher education institutions abroad. In addition to the other opportunities offered by the university, students can benefit from the educational opportunities of the world's leading higher education institutions and guide their careers. For detailed information about international exchange programs or to apply, you can check the website of Yeditepe University International Office or contact the Erasmus coordinator of Visual Communication Design Department.

Bologna Process

Yeditepe University determined the qualifications of all its education programs in 2012 within the scope of the Turkish Higher Education Qualifications Framework (TYYÇ), taking into account professional and current standards. Within the scope of the Bologna harmonization process, education and training became more planned and qualified.

Double Major and Minor Opportunities

Visual Communication Design Department students can benefit from the Double Major and Minor Programs during their undergraduate education with the additional credits they shhould receive in accordance with the agreements made with the relevant departments, provided that they meet the necessary criteria. For detailed information such as the required criteria and the additional course load to be brought by the relevant department, the protocols in the links below should be examined, and the relevant department officer should be contacted.