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Özyeğin University

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


Dr. Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu


Dr. Simge Esin Orhun

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.
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