Faculty of Design
The main goal of the Faculty of Design of ARUCAD is to expand the borders of creativity by taking into consideration the interdisciplinary characteristics of both traditional and modern art. To educate and train students in not only having critical thinking skills but also in being able to use manipulative skills with full capacity will further add great value to the design standards of our country. An education motto based in a balanced manner on theory and practice duality is designed to feed not only the academic environment but also the production environment.
To raise the general standards of designers and their artworks of both our country and the region is the main idea that departments of this faculty, along with the university itself, is based on.
Our students who come from all over the world have diverse backgrounds and cultures and this only enhances the diversity of our teaching where design is linked to other discourses in philosophy, humanities, social sciences and art. Consequently, we educate our students as thinkers who see the world through the prism of design thinking and view their role in the world not just as designers but also as individuals who can carry out changes and transform our living experiences.
My Faculty colleagues who play an important role in reflecting the values, practices and accomplishments that will define our students are committed to their success. Furthermore, our unique contribution to the success of our students is not the domain of a single individual, or a department or a Faculty but comes from our collective identity as ARUCAD.
Welcome to the Faculty of Design at ARUCAD. We look forward to meeting our new thinkers/ designers and gratefully acknowledge your involvement to help us deliver an engaging and comprehensive academic experience.
Assoc. Prof. Balkız Yapıcıoğlu