Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design
Visual Arts and Visual
"I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music."
- Joan Miro
The Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design (VACD) program aims to prepare students for work in the field of visual communications and assist them to succeed in the future.
Among the many and varied careers available are graphic design, game design, new media design, web design, motion graphics, art education, art history, video production, TV production, editorial illustration, fine arts, UX&UI Design, and photography.
Muhammed Yasir Göz, MA
Overview of the BA Program
The Bachelor of Arts in VACD at IUS is a four-year, eight-semester program of 240 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), broken down into about 30 ECTS per semester.
Bachelor Studies in VACD
The VACD program is an interdisciplinary studies program with a flexible curriculum that allows students to select their own courses of study within the disciplines of graphic design, film and television and new media studies. This structure facilitates specialization in a given field while enabling cross-track education, giving students an opportunity to be more versatile and successful in today’s professional world.
Founded in 2004, the program has rapidly bridged the fields of design and digital media focusing mainly on the international teaching approach – studio based practical learning experience. Students can continue their education in a MA studies program, (MA of Visual Arts and Communication Design).
Master Studies in VACD
Achieving a Bachelor’s degree is a great success. After graduating from a university, you can take your education to the next level by enrolling into a master’s degree program. It will help you become a more skilled professional in your field.
The 2nd cycle of study leads to the academic title of Master of Arts (MA) or equivalent, it runs for one year (60 ECTS credits), so that combined with the 1st cycle study carries the total of 300 ECTS credits.
Distance Learning in Master Studies
PhD Studies in VACD
A PhD is a doctoral research degree and the highest level of academic qualification you can achieve. The degree normally takes between three and four years of full-time work towards a thesis offering an original contribution to your subject of interest.
The 3rd cycle of study is organized and run as a three-year study program and it corresponds to 180 ECTS credits, where candidates acquire ECTS credits by passing exams in courses specified by the curriculum, conducting research in the specific area of the doctoral dissertation, and completing and successfully defending a doctoral dissertation.
The duration of practical training/internship is a minimum of 25 working days. The internship file should consist of:
- Employer/Supervisor Internship Evaluation Form
- Student Evaluation of Internship Experience
- Five-page (5) summary report
Erasmus+ Exchange Program
Exchange programs are designed in such a way to provide students and academic staff with an opportunity to study, teach and do research at a university abroad. Students pay no tuition fee to the host university if they participate in the Erasmus+ and Mevlana exchange programs. See the list of all currently open calls for the exchange programs.