Faculty of Design

The main goal of the Faculty of Design of ARUCAD is to expand the borders of creativity by taking into consideration the interdisciplinary characteristics of both traditional and modern art. To educate and train students in not only having critical thinking skills but also in being able to use manipulative skills with full capacity will further add great value to the design standards of our country. An education motto based in a balanced manner on theory and practice duality is designed to feed not only the academic environment but also the production environment.

To raise the general standards of designers and their artworks of both our country and the region is the main idea that departments of this faculty, along with the university itself, is based on.


At ARUCAD Faculty of Design our aim is not to teach our students what we think they should be taught. What we strive to do at ARUCAD is the encouragement of self-learning so that our students can learn to think for themselves and unravel the designer within themselves. The contents of our courses are designed to fill in the gaps that exist in any self-learning process by ensuring that their ideas/designs are executed by themselves from scratch to finish, and by motivating them to explore possibilities in all kinds of situations, both experimental and real-life. One of the key aims of our university is to offer an education where creativity meets critical thinking, where learning opportunities that are provided are cross disciplinary which means that they will be attending courses in different programs and where they will have access to state of art facilities.

Our students who come from all over the world have diverse backgrounds and cultures and this only enhances the diversity of our teaching where design is linked to other discourses in philosophy, humanities, social sciences and art. Consequently, we educate our students as thinkers who see the world through the prism of design thinking and view their role in the world not just as designers but also as individuals who can carry out changes and transform our living experiences.

My Faculty colleagues who play an important role in reflecting the values, practices and accomplishments that will define our students are committed to their success. Furthermore, our unique contribution to the success of our students is not the domain of a single individual, or a department or a Faculty but comes from our collective identity as ARUCAD.

Welcome to the Faculty of Design at ARUCAD. We look forward to meeting our new thinkers/ designers and gratefully acknowledge your involvement to help us deliver an engaging and comprehensive academic experience.

Assoc. Prof. Balkız Yapıcıoğlu