Visual Communication Design
Visual communication is integral to contemporary culture and society. Our Visual Communication Design program is designed to educate and enable students to develop a thorough understanding of the role, function and possibilities of visual communication design and to equip them with the necessary creative skills to become innovators in their field of study. This program deploys a multidisciplinary approach where students learn to communicate ideas and information effectively in a range of social, cultural and commercial contexts, through diverse and interrelated media such as digital and printed magazines, books, illustration, branding and visual identity, signage, apps, animation, websites, photography and film. Students will master both traditional and digital creative techniques and also develop their analytical skills through a thorough grounding in historical and contemporary art and design, semiotics and social and cultural studies.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Eser Keçeci
Head of Visual Communication Design
She was born in 1980 in Nicosia-Cyprus. She received her bachelor degree in Ceramic Art from the Faculty of Fine Art, Hacettepe University in Turkey. She got her master from the same university (2002-2003), with the dissertation: “Installations as the Language of Expression in the shaping of thought conveyed by Ceramic Applications”. In 2004, she started her academic career as a part-time lecturer in the faculties of Architecture and Performing Arts. She continues as a Full-time lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Art (2006-2011) and Faculty of Communication (2011-19). She completed Phd studies in 2019, with the dissertation : “Graffiti as Ideological Communication Tools: LGBTI Graffiti in Nicosia Streets since 2012”, at Near East University.
Her articles were published in academic journals and presented her research findings in national and international conferences on art education, Graffiti and culture. Her researches deal with semiotic analysis of works of arts with the critical cultural perspective of queer theories.
Besides national workshops, Kececi have participated in several workshops and exhibitions in Britain, USA, Mexico, Bulgaria and Turkey. Her works of arts in ceramic sculptures and paper art have been presented in several national and international exhibitions. Her solo ceramic sculpture exhibition was in Adana, Turkey in 2005. She is currently a member in the following associations: Ceramist Association in Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean Art Association in North Cyprus, Cyprus Paper Artist Association, and Open Studios Association in South Cyprus.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Pervin Yiğit
Dr Yiğit was born in Nicosia on 11 June 1983. After having completed her secondary education at the Turkish Maarif College she went to Ankara for her higher education. She graduated from the Philosophy Department of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2004 and ın 2005 she received her double major degree from the METU Philosophy Department. Same year she started her master degree program at the METU Philosophy Department and completed this in 2007. In 2008 she went to UK’s Sussex University for her doctorate degree and completed it in 2013 in the field of “Intellectual History” with a thesis that was headlined “The political thought of John Brown: Religion, Reform and International Relations”. She returned to Cyprus the same year and started lecturing on “Political Philosophy” and “Political Psychology “on a part-time basis at the Near East University. In 2014 she became a full-time lecturer at the Education Faculty of the same university. During this period, she also gave Anthropology and Education Philosophy lessons on a part-time basis at the European University of Lefke. Dr. Yigit started working at the Communication Faculty of the Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design in 2017. Her research subjects are communication and media sociology, moral philosophy, political philosophy and art philosophy. She is also a member of the publication council of a weekly magazine and her articles are published regularly at this magazine.
Dr. Sarvenaz Luckinger
After working as a journalist in Iran for 2 years she decided to get her bachelor in India from Delhi University in the field of French language and continued with her masters in Eastern Mediterranean University in the field of Tourism & Hospitality Management. After this she continued to study communication in Eastern Mediterranean University. Since 2016 she continued her pursuit of an academic career as a lecturer in Eastern Mediterranean University.
Her Academic interests are semiotics, advertising and cultural studies.
Lecturer Korhan Akbaytogan
Born on 15th of January 1979, Istanbul. In 2002 he completed his BA at Marmara U., Fine Arts Faculty, Graphic Design Dept. and at 2006, his MFA with thesis at T.C.Yeditepe U., Fine Arts Faculty, Dept. of Plastic Arts. He worked for Lowe Lintas, Index Interactive Multimedia, Feza Fırat Advertisement and Public Relations Agencies as an Art Director & Digital illustrator. He gave lessons at; Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Dept. of Graphic Design and Dept. of Informatics on Computer-Aided Art and Design Programs. He became an Adobe Certified Expert. He gave lessons at Universities and establishments like; Bilgeadam Academy, LaSalle Academy, Yıldız Technical University, Ankara University-Biotechnology Institute, Boğaziçi University - KOSGEB, Novartis, Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı and others.
Until 2018; he worked for Solutions Branding & Design Companies as a Senior Art Director and Illustrator. He became an expert on Packaging Design and Branding. He designed for brands like; Coca-Cola, Ülker, Unilever, Pınar, Eczacıbaşı, Algida, Nivea, Sanofi and others. He ended his agency career as a Creative Group Head. He continues his Ph.D. He is also an experienced Scuba instructor and a yogi.