B.A. Visual Art and Visual Communication DesignEastern Mediterranean University
Having been providing higher education in TRNC since 1979 with all programs accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YK).
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||$ 4082.48|
|Start Date||September 2016|
With the progression and the convergence of the communication discipline with computer sciences, multimedia has developed rapidly, and as a result multimedia studies has become a whole new area in Communication Studies. The aim of the Department is both to develop students’ knowledge of design and production with practical work built on an artistic background, and to motivate students to criticize messages, tools and media in an artistic, cultural and social context.
An applicant for admission to one of the undergraduate programs of EMU must satisfy the following requirements:
The applicant must submit a certified copy of Higher Secondary School Certificate or Intermediate Certificate or the equivalent, demonstrating that s/he has satisfactorily graduated from secondary school, and must arrange for other relevant certified documents, such as transcripts or detailed mark sheets, to be released to EMU.
Application to Undergraduate Programs
Applications to the undergraduate programs are accepted twice a year.
Accepted Higher School Certificates for undergraduate programs
High School Diploma, Higher Secondary School Certificate, General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE), Higher Secondary Certificate, Upper Secondary /Secondary School/ High School/ Senior High School Leaving Certificate, Testimonial, Secondary Education Certificate, Senior School Certificate, Matriculation Examination Certificate, SAT , WAEC , WASSCE , NECO , JAMB, BACCALAUREATE. Not: Standard XII (Grade 12) should have been completed in the relevant countries.
Note: Standard XII (Grade 12) should have been completed in the relevant countries.
Documents Required for Undergraduate Application
- Photocopies of Higher Secondary School Certificate and transcript (mark sheets).
- One passport-sized photograph
- Two letters of reference (one must be academic)
- Evidence of financial guarantee (i.e. a letter from a bank) indicating sufficient funds are available for tuition and living expenses.
- Photocopy of the passport (relevant page) or birth certificate
- A copy of proof of English Proficiency if any
Note: English translations of these documents are necessary if they are in any language other than English
Transfer student applications or associate degree holders
Students who are hold an Associate Degree or a National Diploma can apply as a transfer student to the Bachelor Degree programs of the Eastern Mediterranean University.
The requirements for transfer applications to the Eastern Mediterranean University are as follows.
- Transfer applications should be to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th semesters. Associate Degree or National Diploma holders generally start from the 5th semester.
- Student should not have been dismissed from a University,
- All required modules should have been completed from previous classes.
- CGPA should be minimum 2.00 out of 4.00 or the equivalent.
- Photocopies of Higher Secondary School Certificate / Diploma and Associate Degree or a National Diploma
- Academic record / mark sheets (transcript)
- Short course descriptions
- Passport copy or birth certificate
- One photograph
Note: English translations of these documents are necessary if they are in any language other than English.
English Proficiency Requirement
All applicants for whom English is a second language are required to take EMU English Proficiency Exam, or present documents demonstrating their English proficiency level.
Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design program is a four-year program which consists of 36 courses with a total of 125 credit hours. Students are required to take 5 compulsory courses from Faculty of Communication, 3 university electives and 7 area elective courses to be determined by them. Because the field of visual communication design is quite a broad one, the Department divided the program into three branches, namely graphic design, web design, and animation graphics. Students are also offered the opportunity to apply theory into practice through photography, experimental film, video and audio design courses as well as in the TV studio (EMU-TV). At the end of the four-year undergraduate program, students may continue their studies through the non-thesis postgraduate program offered by the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Department.
The Department aims to bring artistic and technical education/creativity together with the advantages of the communication field’s interdisciplinary qualities. With reference to the course program, the department aims at developing a student profile who can produce unique and high quality work/projects using digital media in special fields such as TV, video, cinema, animation by transforming new and recent communication technologies into a creative/artistic process; has an ethical responsibility; and is able to analyze any work mentioned above including the offered core theoretical courses. Therefore, the distinction of the Faculty of Communication’s Department of VACD is to graduate students who have multidimensional and completing skills, as well as ones who are able to cope with the intensity of the interdisciplinary field.
The Department mainly uses the basic design workshops and computer labs structured for multimedia and graphic design, and are supported by animation/video design labs and photography studios. The program offers opportunities to the other departments of the faculty and the university, while using the faculty’s television studios, audio studios, editing suites and video equipment. The program also helps students interact with other disciplines, mostly radio, film, TV, advertising, PR and journalism to familiarize them with the multidisciplinary structure of communications.
The students who complete the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Program, with their multidisciplinary and creative background as well as their skills regarding recent communication technologies, may work in many areas related to the field of communications. The graduates may have opportunities to work as designers in multimedia, animation, graphic or sound design companies, develop web sites, work in camera or editing teams at production houses, design interactive CDs or DVDs, work as professional photographers, and creative art directors at advertising agencies. Also, the students have the opportunity to be part of the academic field.