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Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design aims at shaping the new generation of design professionals and industry leaders with critical thinking skills, enabling them to contribute to a sustainable community and environment through design-oriented research and innovative practices.
A growing international network of institutions is being shaped with a strong focus on diversity, not only looking for different design approaches and teaching methodologies but also cultural and social diversity. Active in promoting new collaborations, the biggest effort is in maintaining long-term win-win situations.
Examples of ongoing colloborations:
Chiba University (Japan); SUAC – Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (Japan); Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Poland)
A large number of the teaching staff is members of national professional associations; this gives a broad insight into the national needs and opportunities. National industry and associations are regularly invited to help develop project briefs for the students; teachers and students are in constant collaboration with these partners seeking to develop local and national initiatives.
We focus on training young designers to be creative solution providers, who are environmentally conscious, socially responsible, and competitive in the national and global job markets. The distinction of our Faculty is its interdisciplinary nature that sees design as the common characteristic that underpins all our educational programs in different levels.
Faculties and Departments
Faculty of Fine Arts and Design consists of five departments that are given below:
Architecture, Fashion and Textile Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Visual Communication Design
Fashion and Textile Design (BA in Design)
Industrial Design (BA in Design)
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design (BA in Design)
Visual Communication Design (BA in Design)
Master Level Programs
Master programs offer two years of study within the titles of degrees given below:
Architecture (M.Sc. in Architecture)
Advanced Architectural Design (M.Arch. in Architecture)
Design Management (M.Des)
Design Studies (M.Des)
Yacht Design (M.Des)
Research Activity and Main Areas
Main research areas can be listed as follows:
Urban Design and City Planning, Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage, Design History, Fashion Design, Design Management, Materials Science, Semiotics, Yacht Design, Environmental Design, Learning Environments, Design Education.
Within these areas of interest, our Faculty actively participates and organizes national and international events: Seminars, symposia (such as TRANS_ARCH_EDU series), conferences (such as: EAD’07 and Agrindustrial Design 2005-2012), domestic and foreign trips for educational purposes, exhibits, fairs and shows.
The Faculty continues to expand its scope and vision through the collaboration with partners from the industry for applied research practices – Design Research and Implementation Center (EKOTAM) – and nationally funded research projects – Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Izmir Development Agency (IZKA).
Doctorate Level Programs
Doctorate level program offers four years of study within the title of degree given below:
Design Studies (PhD in Design)
Subject Areas for Exchange Students
Architecture, Fashion and Textile Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Visual Communication Design, Design Studies, Yacht Design, Design Management.
Deadline for Fall semester applications: 30th of June
Deadline for Spring semester applications: 15th of December
Fall semester: September to January
Spring semester: February to June
Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)
Bachelor level programs: 800 Euros for studying + 300 Euros for living
Master level programs: 360 Euros for studying + 300 Euros for living
Doctorate level program: 350 Euros for studying + 300 Euros for living