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Visual Communication Design Master Program Raises Designers Fully Equipped

What is the Visual Communication Design Master Program?

In today's Industry 4.0 age, the known definition, duty and responsibilities of the designer have changed. The increasing speed of change in the world is reshaping the daily life of humanity at the point reached and new habits and needs are exposed. The visual communication designer, on the other hand, undertakes the task of establishing a humane communication bridge between people with digitalized life elements.

Visual communication design is the art of communicating. It is an intellectual, creative, strategic, administrative and technical activity. It is mainly based on providing visual solutions to communication problems. Since the 19th century, when visual communication design started to exist as a profession, it has been trying to ensure the legibility of the new lifestyle brought by the developing technology with the tools offered by technology. As will be understood, visual communication design depends on technology as a profession. Design was born with Technology and serves with technology.

Given the fact that the visual communication design profession is directly related to technology, it is obvious that the route of the profession also undergoes a radical change simultaneously with the Earth. In today's Industry 4.0 era, the phenomenon of design has become an agenda that will never become obsolete, and a main subject that will always be decisive. Being a designer has taken its place among the most popular professions of the new century.

In order for the designer to dominate these versatile and multidimensional tasks and responsibilities that are redefined for the design concept, it must also be able to master many new brain activities. In the Visual Communication Design (with and without thesis) Master Program within the Institute of Social Sciences of Üsküdar University, new educational strategies and educational programs to be implemented with an academic level are organized in order to provide these designated requirements to the designers of the future.

Visual Communication Design Department, Visual Communication Design (with and without thesis) Master Program is a program that will provide expertise education in the field of visual communication design. In this program, besides realizing creative designs that both academic and business world require in the field of visual communication design, modern communication designers who are trained in theoretical issues and follow design ideas, trends and fields in the world are trained.

What are the Goals of the Program?

The Visual Communication Design (with Thesis and without Thesis) Master Program, opened as an extension of the Faculty of Communication Visual Communication Design Department, within the body of the Institute of Social Sciences of Üsküdar University, has an interdisciplinary structure in itself, and a deepening of the visual communication design education given at the undergraduate level. aims to be systematized.

Studying in the Visual Communication Design (with and without Thesis) Master Program, the student learns to investigate the current visual problems of the digital age and to develop design solutions with a functional and aesthetic approach to these problems. Graduates of the Visual Communication Design (with and without Thesis) Master Program can have an academic career, as well as work in advertising agencies, desktop publishing, photography and multimedia.

What are the lessons learned in the Visual Communication Design Program?

Visual Communication Design Master Program consists of courses, seminars and research studies that will form a basis in terms of theoretical and method in visual communication design. It is aimed to carry out academic researches that will form the theoretical basis of applications for interactive media, desktop publishing, new media design, motion graphic design and animation within the visual communication and communication arts. This program is structured to close an important gap in theory and practice research on the concept of design to be examined through interdisciplinary research methods.

Visual Communication Design Graduate Program includes Visual Communication and Communication Arts Sciences.

Visual Communication: Concept Development in Design, Design Oriented Thinking, Scientific and Visual Research Methods, Design Theory and Research, Visual Analysis Methods, Entrepreneurship in Design, Design Ethics and Intellectual Rights, Interactive Issues such as the media are covered.

Communication Arts: New Media Design, Mobile Application Design, 3D Modeling and Animation, Kinetic Typography, Digital Game Design, Digital Illustration, Experimental Animation Techniques, 3D Motion Graphic Design. Subjects such as Medical Illustration, Information Design, Extended Reality and Design, Virtual Prototyping, and Exhibition Design are covered.

Who Can Apply to the Visual Communication Design Master Program? 

In addition to those who have graduated from any department of the Faculty of Communication, those who have received a bachelor's degree in any field of fine arts, arts and design or social sciences can apply to the Visual Communication Design Master Program with and without Thesis. ALES (academic personnel and postgraduate education entrance exam) is required for the program with thesis.

What are the Fields of Study of Visual Communication Design Master Program Graduates?

Visual Communication Design Master Program with and without Thesis aims to specialize in the field of Visual Communication Design with its strong academic staff and infrastructure. Graduates from the master program without thesis have employment opportunities as professional designers in the field of Visual Communication Design.

The program with thesis is arranged for those who aim to have an academic career in communication, visual communication design or other fields of communication and design.

What is the Lenght Duration of the Visual Communication Design Master Program?

The duration of the Master Program in Visual Communication Design without Thesis is two (2) semesters. Students enrolling in the program without thesis graduate by taking a total of ten (10) courses, four of which are compulsory and six of which are elective (5 + 5), and by completing the graduation project at the end of the second semester.

Students who fail to complete the program within two semesters are given an additional semester. Accordingly, students must have successfully passed all courses and completion projects within three semesters at the latest.The duration of the Master Program in Visual Communication Design Thesis is four semesters. Students take eleven (11) courses, four of which are compulsory, six of which are elective (5 + 5) and one seminar course in the first two semesters, and they complete their thesis work in the last two semesters.

The lenght duration of the Master Program in Visual Communication Design Thesis is four semesters. In the first two semesters, students take eleven (11) courses, four of which are compulsory, six of which are elective (5 + 5) and one seminar course, and they complete their thesis work in the last two semesters.


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