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Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD)

Cyprus Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

ARUCAD aims to fill the perceived absence of world-class art and design education in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, thereby fulfilling contemporary needs and requirements. Through its interdisciplinary, cross-cultural programmes the University raises the bar in standards in the fields of art, design and communication, with the intention of contributing to cultural and intellectual life, locally, regionally and globally. Its approach highlights the fluid, transitive and hybrid nature of art, design and communication today.

International Role

ARUCAD’s goal is to become one of the most reputable universities in art education, while collaborating with other institutions and universities to enrich its culture and promote diversity, whereby its students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programmes based on traditional, modern and contemporary art teaching and learning, whilst adhering to the inseparable link of theory and practice.

An ARUCAD degree, accredited and overseen by the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK), is internationally recognized. In addition, ARUCAD is a member of CUMULUS (the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design, and Media), MUNA (the Mediterranean and Middle East Universities Network), EAAE-AEEA (European Association for Architectural Education), and UK ENIC which is one of the world's leading qualifications recognition and evaluation systems institutions, which provides vital support to universities, colleges and employers in processing international applications for employment, work or education worldwide. 

National Role

ARUCAD aims to fill the perceived absence of world-class art and design education in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, thereby fulfilling contemporary needs and requirements. Through its interdisciplinary, cross-cultural programs the University raises the bar in standards in the fields of art, design and communication, with the intention of contributing to cultural and intellectual life, locally, regionally and globally. Its approach highlights the fluid, transitive and hybrid nature of art, design and communication today.

Main Focus

ARUCAD is a thematic art university that is wholly dedicated to the fields of art, design and communication

 

 

Faculties and Departments

1. Faculty of Arts: BA in Plastic Arts, BA in Photography, BA in Ceramics, BA in Film Design and Directing, BA in Archaeology and Art History

2. Faculty of Design: BA in Architecture, BA in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design, BA in Industrial Design

3. Faculty of Communication: BA in Visual Communication Design, BA in Advertising Design & Communication, BA in Digital Media (New Media), BA in Digital Game Design, BA in Communication Design and Management

Bachelor Level Programs

1. Faculty of Arts: BA in Plastic Arts, BA in Photography, BA in Ceramics, BA in Film Design and Directing, BA in Archaeology and Art History 

2. Faculty of Design: BA in Architecture, BA in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design, BA in Industrial Design, BA in Ship and Art Design

3. Faculty of Communication: BA in Visual Communication Design, BA in Advertising Design & Communication, BA in Digital Media (New Media), BA in Digital Game Design, BA in Communication Design and Management

All Bachelor Degree Programmes are 4 years in length.

Master Level Programs

  1. MA in Art
  2. MA in Architectural Design
  3. MA in Communication Studies

Doctorate Level Programs

  1. PhD in Architecture
  2. PhD in Art and Culture Management

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

  1. Faculty of Arts: BA in Plastic Arts, BA in Photography, BA in Ceramics, BA in Film Design and Directing
  2. Faculty of Design: Architecture, BA in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design, BA in Industrial Design
  3. Faculty of Communication: BA in Visual Communication Design, BA in Advertising Design & Communication, BA in Digital Media(New Media)

Application Deadlines

beginning of September for Fall, end of January for Spring semesters

Teaching Languages

English

Semester Dates

Fall semester: beginning of October till end of January

Spring semester: end of February till mid-June

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

We advise our students to have 5000 Euros for living and personal expenses (per academic year)

 

Students

Bachelor: 381
Master: 19
Doctorate: 2

Exchange Students

Incoming: 3
Outgoing: NA
Others: NA

Teaching Staff

Professors: 33
Lectures: 13
Other permanent teachers: NA
Part-time Teachers: 3

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