About the Department


The Department of Visual Communication Design has embraced the mission of training students with an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, who have internalized the principles of design, the fundamentals of digital and interactive environment design, acquired experience, possess critical and analytical thinking skills, and are creative, original, with local and universal cultural achievements. We aim to raise students who are conscious of professional ethical values, inclined towards specialization in line with their love and talent. Integrating education with the possibilities of new technology focuses on bringing together technological competence with creativity.


The vision of the Department of Visual Communication Design is to cultivate students who not only implement but also add their own personality to the design. We aim to train creative, contemporary, artistic, scientific, and technology-driven designers who can transform technology-human interaction into products. Our goal is to blend local, folkloric, and popular culture with universal design principles. Experienced academics and a team of professional designers and artists from the industry implement a constructive, creative, and contemporary teaching approach. The department encourages students to actively participate in student exchange programs and improve through education, practice, design, and projects.


The Department of Visual Communication Design aims to be a department that combines contemporary educational methods with software, design, and information technologies. In addition to contemporary design education, our objective is to equip our students with professional ethical and moral values. We aim to include not only universal but also local, authentic, and folkloric traditional Anatolian cultural assets in our design consciousness through our multidisciplinary education approach. Design is a synthesis resulting from the accumulation of the cultural dynamics that shape it. As long as design remains original and carries traces of the designer’s personality, it gains identity and meaning.

We aspire to train students who can produce original works that can respond to the diverse needs and expectations of the sector and the business world. Our students can work in various fields, including Media and TV, Advertising and Graphic Design, Digital Design, Animation and Character Design, Illustration and Character Design, Web Design, Desktop Publishing and Typography, Game Design and Environment, Generative Art, Multimedia Design, Virtual Reality, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, and Interactive Environment Design. They can also take on responsibilities related to visual communication and digital design in local administrations and non-governmental organizations.


As Istanbul is the 13th largest city in terms of population, we are aware of the concentration of educational institutions, industries, job markets, and organizations. Despite the competition among educational institutions, the Department of Visual Communication Design aims to be a pioneer in education and be ambitious on an international scale. We update our educational programs with the participation of students from Erasmus and International Student Exchange programs. Guided by the principle of not being able to look into the future without remembering the past, we reflect our universal, contemporary, historical, authentic, and folkloric Anatolian culture in our curriculum through our multicultural, multidisciplinary educational approach. Our aim is to present our students with the cultural, historical, social, archaeological, architectural, and artistic treasures of our country, representing the cultural heritage of humanity, combining them with our institutional philosophy.


Our graduates can work in various fields such as advertising companies, web design, computer game design, and animation-character design companies, as well as in the Turkish TV series and cinema-television channels. They can also work in corporate identity design, press and public relations, and organizations involved in sound technologies and sound production. Other potential areas of employment include media, publishing, printing, and graphic design companies, as well as positions as art directors, visual art directors, advertising and product photographers, illustrators, digital and graphic designers, corporate communication and brand managers, communication experts and managers, corporate identity designers, 3D Animation, Character Designers, video-short film directors, and digital communication experts and managers. Furthermore, they can work as professional designers in visual design departments of public institutions and local administrations.


Every year, the Department of Visual Communication Design accepts 30 students through the Verbal Score type, with 5 candidates receiving a 100% scholarship and 25 candidates receiving a 50% scholarship.


The Department of Visual Communication Design has a Double Major agreement with the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. Students can earn a double diploma by fulfilling the necessary requirements. (https://www.gedik.edu.tr/ogrenciler/kayitli-ogrenciler/cift-anadal-programi)