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.

ACADEMIC STAFF

  • 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.

    1. eser.kececi@arucad.edu.tr
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Yunus Luckinger

    After completing his Bachelor and Masters degree in the field of Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design he started to work as a Designer and continued to Advise for various companies while continuing his education in the field of Communication & Media Studies focusing on Possible worlds and Video games. He continued to pursue an academic career and started teaching in universities.

    His main interest are in video-games and arts in the digital form.

    1. yunus.luckinger@arucad.edu.tr
  • Assist. Prof. 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.

    1. sarvenaz.luckinger@arucad.edu.tr
  • Korhan Akbaytogan

    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.

    1. korhan.akbaytogan@arucad.edu.tr