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.

The department is planned to start education in the 2020-2021 Academic Year.


  • Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi
    Head od Advertising Design

    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

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Aral Doğu

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Melisa Beyaz

    Born Morphou in 1991, Melisa Balkaç completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton and her master's degree in the Eastern Mediterranean University Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design program. She started her academic career as a research assistant while she was doing her master's degree. Balkaç, who also works as a Designer and continued to advise for various companies while continuing her education. After completing her PhD thesis on "Infographics in Healthcare", she continued to pursue an academic career and started teaching in universities.