Over the past century, and acceleratedly so during recent decades, visuality has become pervasive in all aspects of life due to the proliferation of media based communication devices which can be observed to have a strong basis in visuality. Thus the mission of the VACD program is to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of visuality and its applications to the domains of Visual Art and Visual Communication Design. However, our efforts go beyond a sole understanding / application of the visual fields themselves in that we also seek to bring about their integration with other creative output such as sound design, new media output and temporally based works implemented through the diversified building blocks of our curriculum.
The program offers two different tracks, namely Visual Arts where the aim is the education of visual arts and Visual Communication Design where the aim is the education of multimedia and web designers.
Program Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment. Please click below to see the program requirements for new students.
Continuing students may track their program requirements on Student Resources web site based on the relevant level (undergraduate/graduate), year of first enrollment and program.
In an environment full of the opportunities presented by the influence of the European Union, our students are enjoying the possibility of attending exchange programs abroad. To enable our students which such opportunities, contracts have been signed between our university and various universities in Europe. To date, many of our students have participated in these programs, including different disciplines, different contents and duration. Consequently, foreign students are also welcome to study at Sabancı University and such programs are indeed in the progress of being further developed.
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Our program provides students with extensive use of spaces and technologies compliant with the updated approaches in art and design making.