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Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Master's Program (without Thesis) (M.A., 1 - 1.5 Years)

M.A. in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design: The domain of Visual Communication encompasses graphic design, typography, advertising, packaging, illustration and design for analogue and digital media (Web Design, Motion Graphics etc.). Contemporary dialogues between traditional print-based practices and the new digital screen-based media, introduced in lectures and discussed in seminars, will allow the possibilities for visual communication to become more socially interactive and conceptually challenging. You will be encouraged to develop your potential based on your specific aims and interests. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the contemporary issues of visual semiotics. The M.A. program in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design offers a rigorous study within a wide spectrum comprising visual arts, visual communication design, plastic arts, mass communication and related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Students can be admitted from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and formations, however, these students should take two deficiency courses from the undergraduate program, namely Perception & Design Concepts and Human Centered Design in order to be able to continue their program successfully.

Research Interests

Graphic Design, Web Design, 2D and 3D Computer Animation, Character Design, Visual Effects, Broadcast Graphics, Book Illustration, Corporate Identity, Package Design, Stage Design, Game Design, Fine Arts, Art History, Philosophy of Art and Design, Phenomenology of Body, Media effects, Entertainment Theory, New media, Interactive media, Uses and effects of Internet technologies, Uses and effects of mobile technologies, Marketing and advertising Design, News effects and social issues.


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