Yeditepe University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Visual Communication Design was established in 2001.
No. Students are admitted to the Visual Communication Design Department with the Central Placement Test.
Visual Communication Design Department accepts students with the SOZEL (SOZ) score type.
Visual Communication Design 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 Visual Communication Design Department English? Is it compulsory to take preparatory education?
The medium of instruction of the Visual Communication Design Department is 100% English. All courses are taught in English and professional terms are used. The preparation procedure applied to the students who will start at Yeditepe University is also applied to the students of the Visual Communication Design Department. For detailed information about our preparatory school, please click here.
Having the ability to draw can help a student complete his/her obligations in the courses he/she takes, but it is not a requirement. In the first year of their education period, relevant courses are given so that students can acquire this competency.
The main purpose of the Visual Communication Design Program is to provide students with the ability to create up-to-date and original design products. Within the scope of the program, it is aimed to train designers who use up-to-date technologies and produce permanent solutions to social, environmental, artistic and similar problems in line with the requirements of the 21st century. It is aimed to train students who adopt an interdisciplinary approach and have sectoral experience.
Visual communication design is a field that is expanding every day and its tools are diversifying with technological innovations. For this reason, it is important for a student who wants to study in the department of visual communication design to be curious, follow the innovations and love to research. Even while a student is still studying, new tools or methods may be developed to design. Therefore, a student should make a habit of self-discovery and being a follower of innovations. In this environment created by the diversity of design tools, the student should be prone to problem solving by thinking holistically for the message, target audience and environment of a design.
Yes. Due to the fact that visual communication design is an innovative field of study dependent on rapidly developing technologies, the demand for graduates from these professions is increasing in the national and international arena. In line with the need for visual communication designers on a global scale, graduates' domestic and international job opportunities are very wide.
What are the career opportunities and work areas after graduating from the Visual Communication Design Department?
Students who graduated from the undergraduate program; Visual Communication Designer, Visual Effects Designer, Moving Images Designer, 2 and 3D Designer, Rendering, Lighting and Rigging Designer, Character Designer, Concept Designer, Game Designer, Art Director, Interaction Designer, User Experience and User Interface Designer,
-In advertising agencies,
-On TV channels,
-In game design companies,
-In film and animation production companies,
- In computer software companies,
-They can work in the design departments of corporate companies.
After taking the theoretical and practical courses in which they can master the basics of visual communication design in the first two years, students can determine their expertise in different branches of the field with practical courses in the third and fourth grades. Students develop advanced digital and interactive design skills with courses in graphic design, video production, motion pictures, modelling, 2D and 3D animation, game design and interaction design that they want to specialize in in line with their knowledge, skills, curiosity and interests. In order for students to complete the education process, they must take elective courses both within the field and outside the faculty. Elective courses allow students to take courses in the fields they are interested in or are curious about. There is a compulsory internship application in the department of visual communication design. In order to meet the minimum graduation requirements, students must have successfully completed their compulsory and elective courses. In the last semester, a student is expected to produce a creative and innovative project in the Graduation Project course, using the knowledge and skills he has acquired during the education process. When the student successfully presents the project in front of the jury, graduation requirements are completed. Click here for the curriculum of the Department of Visual Communication Design.
Yes. There is a compulsory internship course that students must complete in the 5th semester of their education. This course is applied as 42 working days in a semester, spread over 3 days a week. The internship course is completed when the student receives a P-Pass grade.
Should a Visual Communication Design Department student find the workplace where he/she will do his/her internship / can he/she get support from the department in finding an internship place?
In our Visual Communication Design Department, our students can find an internship place if they wish. Our students, who have problems in finding an internship place, are supported by our academicians in line with the intern demands of the companies.
Is it possible for a student enrolled in the Visual Communication Design Department to do a double major (DMP)?
Yes. Visual Communication Design Department students have the opportunity to do a double major or minor with certain departments of the Faculty of Communication and other faculties, if they want and meet the specified criteria.
A double major program can be applied for at the beginning of the third semester at the earliest for the undergraduate program, and at the beginning of the fifth semester for four-year programs at the latest, within the periods specified in the academic calendar. Please click to view the current Double Major and Minor Programs.
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For the double major program, at the time of application, the CGPA in the major program must be at least 2.75 and in the top 20% of the major program in terms of success in the relevant class, or the CGPA in the major program must be at least 2.75 and the student must have a placement score not less than the base score of the program to which the double major will be placed. The student who wants to do a double major in the programs for which the success ranking condition is required, must meet the success ranking condition determined by the Higher Education Council of the relevant program in the year he is enrolled, in addition to the other conditions specified in the regulation. Students must also be successful in the talent test for admission to the double major diploma program that admits students with an talent test.
Yes. Only, in order for students to apply to a minor program, their GPA in the major program must be at least 2.50 at the time of application. It is possible to apply for a minor program 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.
Is it possible for a student enrolled in the Visual Communication Design Department to open up to the world through Student Exchange Programs (Erasmus / Exchange)?
Yeditepe University Faculty of Communication has student exchange agreements with many higher education institutions abroad. In addition to 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. Please click to view Erasmus Agreements.
Is it possible to learn a second foreign language while studying at the Visual Communication Design Department?
Yes, our students can take foreign language courses such as Spanish, German, Chinese and Russian as extra elective courses. Most of the foreign language courses are taught by native speakers.
Yes. Three types of horizontal transfers are possible at our university, based on the Intra-Institutional and Inter-Institutional Grade Point Average and the Central Placement Score. Applications for Lateral and Vertical Transfers are made within the periods specified in the academic calendar.
What are the scholarship opportunities of the Visual Communication Design Department? Is there a case of termination of the scholarship?
A student can only benefit from one scholarship; The highest scholarship opportunity is valid for students who have more than one scholarship.
If a student who wants to choose the Visual Communication Design Department lives outside of Istanbul or in Istanbul, what are the accommodation and dormitory facilities?
Are Visual Communication Design and majors such as “visual communication and design”, “communication and design” similar?
No. Here, instead of program naming, it is more correct to look at the syllabus layout or course contents. Scope and contents may vary from program to program.
Do Visual Communication Design and majors such as “new media”, “graphic design” and “interaction design” have the same content?
No. The mentioned departments provide education focused on their own field and sub-branches. However, the Visual communication design department within the Faculty of Communication offers these areas and more to its students in a wide range. Therefore, Visual Communication Design can be considered as an umbrella. In the department of visual communication design, the first and second years of education are planned to include theory and basic practice in the fields of design, art and communication. The third and fourth academic years are shaped in such a way that students can learn different areas from video production to modeling and from game design to interaction design. In the department of visual communication design, applied courses are planned in two stages, especially introduction and development. In addition, extensions of these courses are offered to students as elective courses in order to allow students to take courses again in the fields they want. Internship and Graduation Project courses are designed as areas where students can experience their fields of interest and practice their skills before they graduate, since practice and project have an important place in the visual communication design department.
Visual Communication Design Department at Yeditepe University is within the Faculty of Communication. Visual communication design department is located in the Faculty of Fine Arts in some universities. There are differences in terms of perspective and positioning on Visual Communication Design according to the faculty. An artistic approach to Visual Communication Design is presented in the departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts. In our Visual Communication Design department at the Faculty of Communication, it is aimed to train students for all areas of communication such as media, cinema and advertising. While the development of technology and digital environments every day increases the number of environments where communication takes place, this also diversifies the need for a visual communication designer. For this reason, we offer our students a wide range of fields, allowing them to gain knowledge and experience in many different fields.
What is the difference / superiority of the Visual Communication Design Department from other universities? Why should I choose Yeditepe University Visual Communication Design Department?
The scope and contents of the Visual Communication Design Department's curriculum within Yeditepe University, Faculty of Communication, are updated through regular meetings between authorized persons in the sector and academics. In this context, it is aimed to develop an education model that combines theory, practice and sectoral experience. In the department of visual communication design, the courses in the academic program have been designed according to a specific plan and sectoral needs. Applied field courses consist of two stages as introduction and development. Students are given the opportunity to learn and practice both the introductory and advanced levels of a field in two consecutive semesters. In order for students to shape the curriculum according to their interests, elective courses that they can take within and outside the field are offered. In this way, a visual communication design student can expand his skill and knowledge set by choosing the courses he is interested in from the advertising design and communication department, within the same field, without participating in a minor or double major program. Likewise, a visual communication design student who is interested in game design can improve his technical side by taking elective courses offered by the computer engineering department, which is out of the field. There is a compulsory internship application for our students to gain experience in the sector before they graduate. In the graduation project course, a student is expected to produce a creative, problem-solving and realistic project in collaboration with his/her advisor, using all of the knowledge and skills he/she has acquired during the education process. In addition, each academic year, workshops and seminars are held within the scope of the Fall-Spring Meetings in Design so that our students can have information about the post-graduation process and the business world. In these activities, our students have the opportunity to meet and communicate face-to-face with our previous graduates and people working in the field of design.
Yes. Our students graduate with 240 international credits at the end of the 4-year education period. In this way, the diploma obtained has international validity.