Film Design and Directing

Film Design and Directing    

The Department of Film Design and Directing is designed to handle the multidimensional and variable creation processes from an innovative perspective. The importance of theory and practice is taken into consideration at every stage. Our tutors are experienced filmmakers with practical experience in cinema production processes, as well as experienced filmmakers with wide experience in events, festivals, competitions, symposiums and workshops. Our aim is to ensure the students’ success through theır knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of cinema. In addition, the programme is designed to respond to social and cultural needs with the aim of compiling and recording of the history and rich cultural heritage of Cyprus and transforming them into works of art with aesthetic and ethical concerns.



  • Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Dalkılıç
    Head of Department

    After having completed his bachelor degree at Hacettepe University, he did his master degree at Great Britain’s Sunderland University on Television, Film and Media Production and held high level administrative posts for many years at the television and media sector. In tandem with his career at the sector, he continued to pursue an academic career as well, and was a lecturer at the Girne American University and Eastern Mediterranean University. He completed his doctorate degree on Communication and Media Management and is continuing with his studies on cinema/ideology, visual culture and digital transfromation.

    He is particularly interested in photography and world history.

  • Assoc. 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, Assoc. 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, Assoc. 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.

    Assoc. 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.

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

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Narjes Azimi

    Narjes Azimi was born in 1981, and she spent her childhood in wartime in Iran. Living in the conflict zone deeply affects her writings. Narjes got her BA in English language and Literature in Iran and her MA in English and American Literature from India. After two years of studying a Ph.D. in linguistics, in India, she dropped it to write for those who are involved in a war, mostly children and adolescents. She mostly writes in English, although English is her 4th language. The main theme of her stories and poems is war, and those suffering from war yet have a dream of peace, especially children who are living in the war zone.

    Along with critical notes on African American Literature, her articles are available in different journals. Her poems and flash fiction have appeared in Chicago and New York-based Literary Magazines, and PAROUSIA Magazine based on Africa. Lately, her book has been published online in titled “Melody of Peace,” in which the main theme is peace and its short novel for youngsters. Her poems have been taught as part of the creative writing program Syllabus in one of the USA universities in Virginia state. Recently she got her Ph.D. in communication and media studies in North Cyprus. Her interests are writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, narrative theory, semiotics of culture, Jungian archetypal images, Lyotard’s metanarrative, and creative writing.

  • Ali Azhari

    Lecturer Ali Azhari

    Ali Azhari is an Iranian filmmaker and cinematographer holding an M.F.A. in screenwriting/cinematography and has been professionally working in Iranian cinema as a director of photography for years.

    His field of research is focused on interactive and post-cinema.