The introductory file prepared by the Department of Cartoon and Animation to share the structure, dynamics, capabilities and capacity of the department with prospective students has been reviewed and updated in the light of current data.You can access the comprehensive preference and promotion file via the link below.CFA Preference and Introduction File
The Mixed Student Exhibition organized by Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication, Department of Cartoon and Animation was opened to visitors.The exhibition, which can be visited between July 19 and August 4, covering the preference and promotion days, includes the productions of the students of the department in different applied courses.The exhibition, which is waiting for its visitors in the exhibition area on the ground floor of Üsküdar University, South Campus, Block A, is open to all participants who visit the campus during the preference and promotion days. Information about the exhibition is given below.Cartoon and Animation Department Mixed Student ExhibitionLocation: Üsküdar University, South Campus, Block A, Exhibition AreaDate: July 19 - August 4
The final presentations of the spring semester graduation projects in the Department of Cartoon and Animation have been completed. In the presentations held on Zoom on June 8-9, 2023, students presented the projects they produced in 2D or 3D in animation, short film, movie trailer and game teaser formats to the jury members.In the jury of the graduation project presentations, Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma Ertan, Asst. Prof. Ezgi Şen, Assistant Prof. Dicle Yıldırım and Asst. Prof. Elif Sabancı Polat took part. Res. Asst. Onur Coşkun and Res. Assist. Hüsna Tosun also provided technical support throughout the jury to ensure that the presentations went off without a hitch.The make-up date for the graduation project presentations will be announced in the coming days. Since the date allocated for make-ups in the academic calendar is July 3-9, a make-up jury will be held on one day during the week in question. The make-up jury will also be held online via Zoom.Please follow the department web page for the exact date. You can also access the academic calendar from the link below.Academic Calendar
The works of Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication faculty members were opened to visitors with an exhibition. The exhibition, which was held for the first time under the name of "Faculty Members Group Exhibition" and aimed to become traditional, was opened by Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma Ertan, Asst. Prof. Dicle Yıldırım and Asst. Prof. Ezgi Şen. The exhibition attracted a lot of interest on the first day.Opening the "Faculty Members Group Exhibition", Dean of the Faculty of Communication Professor Süleyman İrvan: "This exhibition is an exhibition consisting of the works of our faculty members. It is more of a mingling exhibition. The end of the term has come. Our faculty members brought together the pictures they made and the photographs they took here. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the earthquakes experienced, there was a break between art and the individual. In order to make up for it a little bit, we decided to organise this exhibition in order to mingle. We are also a faculty of communication. Communication is important for us. Art is a part of communication."Emphasising the importance of inspiring students about exhibition culture, exhibition design and curatorial processes, Asst. Prof. Ezgi Şen: "I think that the mixed exhibition of academic staff is important in terms of bringing together academicians who produce in the field of art and design on a common ground and inspiring students about exhibition culture, exhibition design and curatorial processes. The fact that interdisciplinary works also take place in the exhibition makes this process even richer. In particular, the fact that artificial intelligence-based works have started to take their place in exhibitions gives us the signal that we can now frequently see new generation art and design practices in exhibitions. In this context, it is possible to say that the exhibition goes beyond the conventional framework and offers new perspectives to the visitors. I hope that this event, which was held for the first time and brought together many works from the field of art and design, can become traditional by being organised every year."
Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication, Department of Cartoon and Animation hosted Turkey's first Unreal Engine Summit. The summit brought together the gaming industry, CGI film industry and many 3D design programme users. The summit, which offered the opportunity to come together with those working in the game and CGI film industry and create elbow contact with the industry as part of networking and experience sharing, was held at the South Campus Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall.Indıe- Game Developer Technical Artist Mustafa Mahir Atar moderated the Unreal Engine and Game Industry sessions. Roko Game Studios Founder- Lead Developer Mehmet Kurtoglu, Roko Game Studios Real Time VFX Artist- Lead Level Designer Uğur Özer and Funverse Games Project Manager Ersoy Balkış attended the session as speakers.Unreal Engıne and CGI Film Sector session was moderated by Üsküdar University Cartoon and Animation Department Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. İpek Fatma Ertan. Pancake Studio Virtual Production & Creative Studio Founder Tayfun Çetindağ, Roko Games Studios Engine Lead Developer Ahmet İsmail Ali and Dreamlife Film TV Studios Producer & Director Mehmet Çetin contributed to the session as speakers.Unreal Engine and 3rd Party Software session was moderated by İsmail Akar, Founder of 3D Madmax. Content Director / 3D Generalist Ezra Tuba and Penta Technology Executive Technical Sale Niyazi Yıldırım participated in the session.
You are invited to the first Unreal Engine Summit in Turkey!Game industry, CGI film industry and many 3D design program users come together at this summit.Apart from the seminar area, you can network with those working in the gaming and CGI film industry in the booth area and establish elbow contact with the industry as part of the experience sharing.You need to visit the link below to register for the Unreal Engine Summit, where we will bring together game and CGI filmmakers. In order to participate in the event, it is mandatory to fill out the contact form in the link.Unreal Engine SummitEvent DetailsLocation: Üsküdar University, South Campus Block C, Fuat Sezgin Conference HallDate: Friday, June 02Time: 09.00 am - 05.00 pm
The information meeting of Blender Assets Studio Club, organized by the Head of Cartoon and Animation Department Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma Ertan and CG Artist Yusuf Ulufer, will be held on Friday, April 14, 19.00 pm on Zoom.At the information meeting to be held for the 1st and 2nd year students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation, the details of the Blender training to be given by Yusuf Ulufer within the scope of Blender Assets Studio Club will be discussed.The planned activities of the club will consist of the exhibition of the 3D models made by the students through Blender on Yusuf Ulufer's website and the Blender training that Ulufer will give to the students in certain periods.Zoom link of the meeting will be sent to the 1st and 2nd year students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation by Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma Ertan.Note: Since the club meeting is only for CFA 1st and 2nd year students, no open link will be shared.
The fall semester graduation project juries of the 4th grade students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation have been completed. Students made presentations of their fall semester graduation projects on January 30, January 31 and February 01 in Block A, classroom 108.Under the chairmanship of the department head Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma ÇEVİK and Assist. Prof. Ezgi ŞEN and Assist. Prof. Dicle YILDIRIM, the students presented their fall semester graduation projects on the day and time allocated to them. In the jury, Research Assist. Onur COŞKUN and Research Assist. Hüsna TOSUN were also present.The students first made presentations about their work within the time allotted to them. In the presentation, the synopsis, scenario, color palette, modeling and poster that make up the content of the work were shared with the jury members. After the presentation, the students showed the 2D/3D animations and short films they had prepared.With the participation of 39 students, the graduation project presentations were completed on Wednesday, February 01.Photos
The jury dates for the fall semester graduation project of the 4th grade students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation have been announced. The jury, where students will make presentations of their fall semester graduation projects, will meet on January 30, January 31 and February 01.The jury will convene under the chairmanship of the head of the department, Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma ÇEVİK, and students will present their fall semester graduation projects on the day and time allocated to them.The presentations will be held in Üsküdar University, South Campus, Block A, classroom 108. Detailed day and time information can be found in the PDF document below.Date: January 30, January 31, February 01Location: Üsküdar University, South Campus, Block A, classroom 108 (1st floor)List of students who will present at the fall semester graduation project jurymezuniyet_juri_tarih.pdf
Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication, Department of Cartoon and Animation opened an illustration exhibition consisting of the designs of second year students. The advisor of the exhibition was Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma Çevik, Head of Cartoon and Animation Department. The prepared works were presented to the visitors in the lobby area of the South Campus A Block Animation Laboratory.The illustration works prepared within the scope of the Animation Drawing course, which is included in the 2nd year curriculum of the Department of Cartoon and Animation, were welcomed with interest by the visitors. The original and creative designs in the exhibition attracted attention.The exhibition, where students' imagination was reflected in the designs, attracted great interest from visitors. The Illustration Exhibition consisting of students' works can be visited between January 02 - 09.
You are invited to the Just About exhibition organized by the Head of the Department of Cartoon and Animation Assoc. Prof. Dr. İpek Fatma Çevik and consisting of the illustration works of the second year students!The exhibition, which you can visit between January 02-09, 2023 at South Campus, Block A, Animation Laboratory Lobby area, will feature the works produced by the 2nd year students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation within the scope of the course.About the ExhibitionOrganized by: Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma ÇevikDivision and Grade: Cartoon and Animation (2nd year)Content: Illustration exhibitionDate: 02-09 January 2023Location: South Campus, Block A, Animation Laboratory Lobby
A fall semester graduation project meeting was held with the 4th grade students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation. The meeting was coordinated by the head of the department, Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma Çevik, and the faculty members and research assistants of the department also attended the meeting.On Tuesday, December 27 at 19.00, at the graduation project evaluation meeting held with the 4th grade students of the Department of Cartoon and Animation via Zoom, the issues that 4th grade students wondered about their graduation projects were clarified. While the necessary explanations regarding the jury and evaluation process were made, the jury date was officially announced to the students.4th grade students were asked to share information not only with their advisors, but also with other faculty members in the jury in order for the project development process to proceed in a healthier way, and ideas were exchanged on this issue.The meeting ended after the students' questions about the project progress and the jury day.
BLENDER -3D Design Software Seminar organized by BrainPark TTO was moderated by Meltem Bayraktar, Director of R&D and Innovation Policies, with the participation of 3D Artist Yusuf Ulufer.The seminar, which was held at BrainPark TTO D Block 4th Floor, attracted great interest from students studying in Cartoon and Animation and Visual Communication Design departments. 3D Artist Yusuf Ulufer gave detailed information about games, cinematic scenes and universes, 3D assets in the seminar that lasted about an hour.Ulufer, who is the author of the book Three Dimensional Design for Children published by Abaküs Publishing House in 2016 and has been actively working in the sector since 1993, briefly introduced the interface of the BLENDER program in the first part of the seminar.Ulufer then shared his 3D works with the guests and explained the process of 3D asset production in detail, and also gave information about the rendering engine of the BLENDER program. Sharing the renders of his own works and the tricks of these renders with the guests, Yusuf Ulufer ended the seminar by mentioning the importance he attaches to student collaborative work.Date: 20.12.22 - WednesdayTime: 14.00 pm.Location: Üsküdar University, Central Campus, BrainPark TTO, Block D, 4th Floor
A fall semester evaluation meeting was held with the 1st and 2nd year students of the Cartoon and Animation Department. In the meeting held online with the participation of Assoc. Prof. İpek Fatma ÇEVİK and the department teachers, the expectations and wishes of the students were listened.During the meeting, the issues that the 1st and 2nd grade students were curious about the lessons were clarified. While necessary explanations were made regarding the courses to be opened in the spring term and the department's curriculum, information was shared with the students about the projects and activities planned to be carried out during the term.Bu gönderiyi Instagram'da görÜSU Çizgi Film Animasyon (@usu_cfa)'in paylaştığı bir gönderiFinally, the efficiency of the courses taught in the fall semester was discussed and students' requests were listened to. In this context, the request from the students for the face-to-face teaching of the English-I common course was noted. In this context, the expectations of the students regarding the practical courses to be opened in the spring semester were noted, and the requests regarding the other courses to be opened in the second semester were also carefully listened to. In addition to all these, expectations from the basic courses related to cartoons and animation to be opened in the spring term were also expressed by the students.
The Art of Game event will be held on Wednesday, December 7 at 11.00 at Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall. Game designer Engin Deniz ERBAŞ will take place as a speaker at the event.Engin Deniz ERBAŞ will share the basic points of the game design and production process with the students at the event to be held at the Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall on the 1st floor.ERBAŞ, who will touch on the details of game design and production through his sectoral experience and the projects he is actively involved in in the production process, will also convey the important functions of the programs used in the project production process to the students.Organized by Üsküdar University, Faculty of Communication, Cartoon and Animation Department, the event is open to all Üsküdar University members who are interested in CGI filmmaking, especially students.Date: 07.12.22 - WednesdayTime: 11.00 am.Location: Üsküdar University, South Campus, Block C-D, Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall (-1st floor)
The November 2022 issue of our 24 Kare magazine, which we prepared as the students of Üsküdar University Cartoon and Animation Department, is now online!In the new issue of our magazine, we have written and written content that will attract your attention, from cinema to television, from animation museums to design.Movie lovers assemble! For those who like action, sci-fi/fantasy and visual effects movies, we have three movie reviews: The Lord of the Rings series, Spider-Man movie series and Jungle Cruise.If you are into stop motion art, you can take a look at the artistic analyzes of Dead Bride and Coraline movies, which are legends of the genre.Have you ever wondered how the character of Darth Vader was created? If your answer is yes, you should read the title of "Concept Artists" and examine the character design works of Cartoon and Animation students.We have mentioned many visual artists in our past magazine content, and in this issue we have included illustrator Nancy Liang and Alex Hirsch, the creator of the Mysterious Town cartoon. You can also learn about Destino, an artistic cartoon produced in partnership with Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.We also have an informative article about “Superstroke and Superblur” animation arts. If you happen to be in China or Japan and have an interest in the art of animation, you may want to learn about the national history of animation in these two countries.It would be useful to take a look at the informative texts on the same titles before visiting the Chinese Comic Book & Animation Museum (CCAM) and the Studio Ghibli Animation Museum.If you like to read comics, in this issue of our magazine, you can find our comic book preferences and suggestions from artists from different countries in adventure, horror, science fiction/fantasy and political genres.See you in the next issue!24 Kare animation magazine - November 2022
The Introductory Seminar on CGI Filmmaking will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at 11.00 am at Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall. Özbey Doğa KARSLIOĞLU, CEO of Navras Academy, will take place as an invited speaker at the seminar.Özbey Doğa KARSLIOĞLU will share the basics of CGI filmmaking with students at the event to be held at the Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall on the -1st floor.KARSLIOĞLU, who will touch on the details of CGI film production through the projects produced by Navras Academy, will also convey the important functions of the Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, iClone 8 and Character Creator 4 programs used in the project production process to the students.The following topics will form the agenda of the seminar:- Used programs- System requirements- Team assignment- New technologiesOrganized by Üsküdar University, Faculty of Communication, Cartoon and Animation Department, the event is open to all Üsküdar University members who are interested in CGI filmmaking, especially students.Date: 02.11.22 - WednesdayTime: 11.00 am.Location: Üsküdar University, South Campus, Block C-D, Fuat Sezgin Conference Hall (-1st floor)
Edibe Özturna and Ensar Gençalp, students of the Cartoon and Animation Department from the team of 24 Kare Animation Magazine, had a very pleasant interview with Varol Yaşaroğlu, one of the leading names of cartoons and animation in Turkey.In the interview where Varol Yaşaroğlu talked about the details of his career, as well as the people he inspired in his business life, the famous cartoonist's views on the Turkish animation industry are also included.In addition, Varol Yaşaroğlu shares the details of the cartoon and animation production processes and the points that need attention with 24 Kare readers.You can reach the interview, where you can find great details about Yaşaroğlu's definition of caricature, as well as his artistic perspective, by visiting the website of 24 Kare Animation Magazine.Web Site24 KareMagazines24 Kare - MagazinesInstagram Account24kare.mag