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About the Department

The Master`s Program in Design Studies offers a common ground for various design disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary as an academic framework. Such interaction between disciplines will allow students to discover more creative solutions.

Introduced as the first graduate program of this kind in Turkey, architects, interior architects, graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers and applicants of other disciplines are provided with a unique research opportunity. With studies informed by this broad approach, ultimately, students will prepare a comprehensive thesis in their chosen field. Students aiming to apply their skills in their respective industries are provided with opportunities to deal with projects in a theoretical framework. Consequently, it is possible for graduates to pursue careers in both the field market and academia.

The Master`s Program in Design Studies is structured with the belief that the theoretical and practical aspects of successful graduate education can be effectively joined in a way that will be constructive for graduates of various disciplines. Emphasizing relations between various subjects and approaches provides the students with a broader professional training. Each will leave the program equipped with substantial and creative skills, unique experiences, and specialized knowledge.

The program was launched in the 2006-2007 academic year. Currently, students with bachelors degrees in architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, management, textile and mechanical engineering are doing research in areas that range from prototypical car design to urban identity, from smart textiles to cultural representation, from the use of daylight in architecture to fashion and gender.

The students have the ability to spend a part of their educational life abroad within the scope of ERASMUS. We have exchange agreements at the graduate level with the following universities in different fields of design:

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE BELGIUM
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS (ENSAD) FRANCE
ALBSTADT-SIGMARINGEN UNIVERSITY GERMANY
REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY GERMANY
UNIVERSITY OF THE AGEAN GREECE
UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA ITALY
POLITECNICO DI MILANO ITALY
WEST POMERANIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SZCZECIN POLAND
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN WARSAW POLAND
INSTITUTO DE ARTES VISUAIS, DESIGN E MARKETING
(IADE)
PORTUGAL
UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO PORTUGAL
ESAD- ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE ARTES E DESIGN PORTUGAL
UNIVERSIDADE LUSOFONA DE HUMANIDADES E TECHNOLOGIAS PORTUGAL
FACULTY OF DESIGN  SLOVENIA
UNIVERSITY OF NOVA GORICA SLOVENIA
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY UNITED KINGDOM