Main Track: Visual Communication Design

The graduate degree in Visual Communication Design at Sabanci University is a custom-fitted program exclusive to the specific candidate’s creative direction in the related design fields. The program aims to bypass the borders between design and fine arts, traditional and new media, and artists, designers and scholars. The 500 level studio courses taken from a faculty of practicing designers and specialists of the related new media fields make up the core of the Visual Communication Design studio program. The students are expected to independently develop their own body of work, coming about as a cohesive, conceptually and topically sound project which is related to a specifically formulated design inquiry, in other words addressing a particular problem or concept that looks to design principles and applications for its satisfactory resolution and/or representation.    

Working at their dedicated workstations for the duration of the program students regularly meet with their main advisors to discuss their projects, ensuring an essential and informed connection between the research and studio components of their work Whatever media and genre students select to work in, the program is designed to enrich students’ praxis, encourage change, and present resources for contextualizing their work within the wider design industry.

The graduates of the Visual Communication master’s program are expected to become designers or design theoreticians, working independently or within the mainframe organizations of the industry, as art directors, creative directors, or design consultants, who have a firm grasp both on traditional design concepts and theories as well as their implementations within contemporary computational/telematic technologies.

Instructors / Advisors for a master’s project in the Visual Communication Design track (alphabetical by last name): The following instructors can instruct and advise you in the creative work which you wish to conduct in this field: Elif Ayiter, Selçuk Artut, Ekmel Ertan, Murat Germen, Selçuk Gürışık, Yoong Wah Alex Wong, and Onur Yazıcıgil. Please refer to their individual CVs and websites to decide which of them may be closest to your own interests and work medium. 

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