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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.

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  • VA 321 Fine Art Practice works presented on FASS 1st floor

    The examples presented here are from Project No. 2, a demanding skill building project that often directly challenges notion of premise and requires the student to stay “tuned in” to what is happening and be sensitive to the opportunities that present themselves.

  • We ranked 13th in QS EECA

    QS EECA Ranking Released: Sabancı University is 13th. UK-based higher education ranking QS revealed the Emerging Europe and Central Asia – EECA Universities Rankings. Sabancı University gained one position compared to last year and became 13th among the “Top 200 Universities."

  • Sabancı Üniversitesinde mezuniyet coşkusu

    Sabancı Üniversitesi 18 Haziran 2016, Cumartesi günü düzenlenecek törenle, lisansüstünde 17. dönem, lisans programlarında 14. dönem mezunlarını veriyor.

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    MA Thesis Defense : Eren Muhitin Sulamacı (VACD)

    We cordially invite you to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Master of Arts Thesis Defense of Eren Muhitin Sulamacı (VACD)

  • 04
    MA Thesis Defense: Edanur Kuntman (VACD)

    A Study on Narration of Memories through Graphic Storytelling Methods: Tales from Çarşamba

  • 04
    MA Thesis Defense: Çağatay Tuna Özkan

    Stress/Strain by Çağatay Tuna Özkan

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    Memory / Narrative

    SU KASA Gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled

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    From Sketch to Painting 2016

    As a ritual of Sabanci University, Visual Arts and Visual Communication design students, taking VA 204 Language of Drawing II, VA 324 Advanced Drawing, VA 502G and VA 399, are exhibiting their works on FASS. In these two important courses given by Wieslaw Zaremba, students use both modern and traditional techniques. In both of these courses students aim is to create compositions inspired by their memories and dreams, so they create their compositions with their own drawing styles accordingly. During their processes of drawing, they observe real models, objects and textures.Since anatomical analysis of live models are severely important for their works, they also reflect the photographs of the models on their canvases.Also in VA 204 they observe their own photographs and draw their self portraits with the same methods. After sketching the first drafts of their works, students continue with water colour for outlining and later on they use ink,dry pastels and acrylic paint.Apart from the appreciated realistic styles, creative and experimental styles in drawing are also welcomed in these courses.So it can be said that there are no limitations for the students. In these courses, talent and experience are not compulsory.The only motto is to work hard and experiment.Even the students who have no paintingbackground at all can create masterpieces.It proves that, practice and working hard can compensate the lack of experience and talent.Also, since the timing is really important in these courses, students become more ambitious to be on time and with their hard work to achieve their goal they get experienced during the process of the works. VA 399 and VA 502G courses are taken by the students that have completed the previous sketching and painting courses and approved by Wieslaw Zaremba to continue their further studies in his supervision to take their talent to a higher level. Participants: VA 204:

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    M.A. Thesis Defense: Derya Yıldız

    We cordially invite you to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Master of Arts Thesis Defense of Derya Yıldız (Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design).

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