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Turkey

İstanbul Gelisim University
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Fine Arts
Cihangir quarter, Şehit Piyade Onbaşı Murat Şengöz street No:8
Avcılar
,
İstanbul
34315
 
Turkey
T:
902124227000

Official Contact

Prof. Durdu Kamuran Güçlü
T:
902124227000224

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Metin Kuş
T:
905327236814

Member Profile

Our Founder Foundation "Growth Education Culture, Health and Social Service Foundation" in 2008, Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School was established. 2008 was established Vocational High School and Education-Teaching started. İstanbul Gelisim University; • 3 institutes including Social Sciences, Science and Health Sciences Institute; • 3 faculties including Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts; • 4 College of Health Sciences, Applied Science, Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Sports College; • Education is continuing with 2 vocational schools including Health Services, İstanbul Gelisim Vocational School. Faculty of Fine Arts was established in 2011. It aims to enable design students to be creative and visionary individuals. It is aimed to teach the students theoretically and practically the artistic and professional information required in the design areas. Our mission; Scientific and technological developments, each field is to develop original individuals who are confident, scientific, contemporary and universal thinking, possessing team consciousness and ethical values, equipped with critical thinking ability, equipped with social responsibility awareness, and looking forward to the future with hope, determination and belief.
Year Founded:
2011
Language of Operations:
Turkish
Other Language:
English
Istanbul Medipol University
Educational

Contact Info

Visual Communication Design
Kavacık Mah. Ekinciler Cad. No:19
İstanbul
,
Kavacık/Beykoz
34810
 
Turkey
T:
00902165212377

Official Contact

Prof. Atilla Dikbaş

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Akgun Tokatli
T:
00902166815100
5655

Member Profile

Istanbul Medipol University, Communication Design Department aims to create a collaborative environment for education where theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be combined in order to create successful visual communication design projects. Students of Communcation Design Programme will have a comprehensive understanding of socail sciences starting from their first projects and acknowledge the importance of the target audience they are aiming at. The curriculum with an emphasis on socail sciences and design research from early on will provide a sensitivity on the students to their surrounding environment.
Year Founded:
2009
Language of Operations:
Turkish
Other Language:
English
Izmir University of Economics
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Visual Communication Design
Sakarya Caddesi No:156 Balçova
Izmir
,
-
35330
 
Turkey
T:
902324885307

Official Contact

Dr. Zeynep Arda
T:
902324885302

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Gökhan Mura
T:
902324885334

Member Profile

Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design aims at shaping the new generation of design professionals and industry leaders with critical thinking skills, enabling them to contribute to a sustainable community and environment through design-oriented research and innovative practices. A growing international network of institutions is being shaped with a strong focus on diversity, not only looking for different design approaches and teaching methodologies but also cultural and social diversity. Active in promoting new collaborations, the biggest effort is in maintaining long-term win-win situations. Several academic activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, technical trips, exhibitions are carried out by the faculty. Through EKOTAM (Center for Design Research and Practices) both academic staff and students have the chance to undertake professional projects and gain hands-on experience in design practice Main research areas can be listed as follows: Urban Design and City Planning, Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage, Design History, Fashion Design, Design Management, Materials Science, Semiotics, Yacht Design, Environmental Design, Learning Environments, Design Education.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
IUE
Year Founded:
2001
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Turkish
Özyeğin University
Educational

Contact Info

Communication Design
Nisantepe Mah. Orman Sok. No:13 Alemdağ Çekmeköy
Istanbul
34794
 
Turkey
T:
90 216 564 9484

Dean

Dr. Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu
T:
902165649400

Liaison

Dr. Simge Esin Orhun
T:
02165649484

Member Profile

Found under the Faculty of Architecture and Design in 2013, the Department of Communication Design aims to educate students on the principles, theories and the practice of communication design. The areas encompassed by the program consist of information architecture, interactive design for varying technological platforms, multi-media applications, new generation of communication technologies and tools, game design, digital publishing, and spatial communication practices. These subjects are supported by a variety of theoretical and practical courses, which include digital image making, typography, animation, video production, programming, innovation in communication design and, e-business and commerce systems. The goal of the department is to convey the necessary knowledge and the experience for developing problem solving methods with deliberate account of user behavior, and help students to develop designs that makes use of sound, image and text in order to create effective communication. The department intends to contribute to the field by educating experts and researchers in communication design discipline for diverse areas of study and practice through its flexible modular program that is developed according to the needs of the sector. In parallel to this purpose, the curriculum is not only shaped to give a strong background in communication design, but is also enriched by the modular program that offers tracks on game design, digital publishing and art direction, and interactive media design which will provide in-depth knowledge to students to advance in a personally focused field. The mutual support with other departments of the faculty also enhances our program by making it possible to meet with varying approaches, tendencies and strategies; thus, attain interdisciplinary knowledge. Our graduates will have improved skills in creative thinking, be able to produce multi-media objects in diverse technological platforms, have sufficient knowledge in design management and entrepreneurship, and most importantly have a “designer’s vision”. With a global understanding in design, we aim to educate our students to become resourceful and innovative designers as well as entrepreneurs in the field of communication design, who can take responsibility both in research and applied work, approach to the design discipline as a strategic process, collaborate with other fields, and go beyond to discover and create what doesn’t exist yet.
Year Founded:
2007
Language of Operations:
English
TOBB UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Educational

Contact Info

VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Söğütözü Cad. No:43
ANKARA
,
-
06560
 
Turkey
T:
903122924000

Official Contact

Mrs. Hülya İz Bölükloğlu
T:
903122924562

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Vedat Güntay
T:
903122924524

Member Profile

TOBB Economics and Technology University (TOBB ETU) was founded on july 2003 by TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, in Turkish) as a non-profit founded with a keen interest to educate a new generation of students who will become the leaders of community with their spirit of entrepreneurship and are well prepared with a balanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience. TOBB ETU is the only university in Turkey applying cooperative education (co-op) model. University life is based on a tri-semester system and alternative cycles of academic and practical learning for the sophomore, junior and senior level students. The students are aimed to have strong theoretical knowledge, an awareness of the latest technologies in their fields.
Year Founded:
2003
Language of Operations:
TURKISH
Other Language:
ENGLISH
Turkish Society of Graphic Designers
Professional

Contact Info

Ortaklar cad., Bahceler sok.
17/4 Mecidiyekoy, Sisli
Istanbul
34394
 
Turkey
T:
2122672758

President

Mr. Onur Gökalp
T:
905426415470

ico-D Liaison

Mrs. Zeynep Tonguç
T:
905322569558

Member Profile

The Turkish Graphic Designers Association (GMK) was established in 1978 with the aim of developing design in Turkey, bringing together designers working in the field and protecting their professional rights. Its members include individuals who are interested in design, from creative staff of advertising agencies and design studios to academics and students at many different levels. GMK brings designers in touch with different sectors through its organized activities. GMK aims to enhance professional development by liberating and extensively promoting graphic design. For the last 40 years GMK has become the first organization in the area of graphic design in Turkey thanks to the activities it organizes, its robust calendar of events, the services it offers, and its distinguished members. GMK has been a member of the International Council of Design (ico-D) since 1993.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
GMK
Year Founded:
1978