Advertising Design and Communication

Advertising is an area of communications that has a strong connection with art and design. The Department of Advertising Design and Communication has a structure that transforms theoretical knowledge into practice, with courses focused on art and design. The department is based on basic communication theories and interdisciplinary innovative approaches, while encompassing new forms of advertising design and communication.

Advertising design is becoming increasingly important as a communication language. For this reason, our Department considers the multidimensional and variable creation processes from an innovative point of view. The Department of Advertising Design and Communication aims to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and competence in the field of advertising design with the help of experienced academicians as well as advertisers from the sector.



  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nezahat Doğan
    Head of Department

    Dr. Nezahat Doğan is an Associate Professor in the Advertising Design and Communication Department of Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design. She received the BS degree in Information Technology (2003), Master degree in Business Administration (2006), and PhD degree in Economics (2013) from Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Northern Cyprus. During her MBA and PhD programs, she also served as a full-time research assistant. From 2013 to 2015, she worked as a part-time instructor at Eastern Mediterranean University before becoming a full-time faculty member at The British University of Nicosia where she served as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics until September 2016. She started as a full time faculty member of Final International University (FIU) in 2016, and she was appointed to the associate professor position of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of FIU in 2018. She also served as Rector’s Coordinator of Academic Affairs at the same institution between 2017-2020. She has publications in a number of national and international indexed journals. She is a member of The Econometric Research Association (EAD), The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), and The American Economic Association (AEA). She is also Rector’s Coordinator of Academic Affairs in Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design.

  • Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi

    Carrying the mission of attaining the better, aiming for the better and taking the institution and the society in which it is located continuously forward, Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi was appointed Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Girne American University (GAU) in 2004, received the title of CEO at the same institution in 2012, and was appointed to the assistant professor position of the Faculty of Business and Economics as a part-time lecturer in 2013.

    With the belief that the goal it wants to reach can be reached, Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi has been the most influential figure in recent years, contributing to the country's economy and more efficient use of natural resources through the projects that he developed as Minister of Environment and Natural Resources in TRNC between 2006-2008.

    Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi has taken important steps in national and international contacts in terms of management and coordination in the internal and external relations of the institutions he represents.

    Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi's current duties:
    - Rector of Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD)
    - President of the Cyprus University Association

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Sabriye Handan Doğan