Department of Visual Communication and Design

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Dear students,

You will guide and shape the future as competent individuals that capable to apply creative solutions in all areas of communication design which is the emerging value of our era. As professionals equipped with comprehensive knowledge and creative skills required for effective communication, you will be competent to combine creative design solutions and communication dynamics to lead great challenges against visual communication pollution that you will face in many places. From time to time you will find it hard to express yourselves to some segments of society but you will be insistent to generate and apply the proper solutions without getting tired. By standing together as contemporary and educated colleagues wherever you live and work, you will be the pioneers of natural and creative works-designs that can lead communities.

Being a faculty under the umbrella of the Near East University, the largest and the best university in Cyprus, the Faculty of Communication has been offering quality education since its establishment and it has been the training ground of many accomplished professionals working across the world. Under the body of this outstanding faculty, the Department of Visual Communication and Design undertakes a crucial role in training students and paving the way for them towards establishing a cutting-edge career over the others. Our graduates go on to make an impact in the world of visual communication and design. While we are proud of your accomplishments, you will also feel the right pride of being a graduate of the Department of Visual Communication and Design which has a prominent place in terms of its academic staff, curriculum, physical conditions, and activities that organized at national and international platforms.

I would like to say welcome and express my happiness of seeing you as a student studying at our department. In order to equip you with the most contemporary professional knowledge and creative skills required for your future career, we will exert devoted efforts and spare no sacrifices to ensure the highest quality education in a friendly student-oriented environment. We will be extremely happy to see that you are entitled to a diploma as a ‘Visual Communication Designer’ after an intense, fun and efficient four year lasting undergraduate education.

I wish health, success and happiness.

Assoc. Prof Dr. Gökçe KEÇECİ
Acting Dean of Visual Communication and Design

The goals and objectives of the department
Today, effective communication is closely associated with technology. Within this context, visual communication design continues to flourish as the cohesion of communication, design and technology has become an inevitable requirement for effective visual communication. NEU Faculty of Communication Department of Visual Communication and Design has set it as its fundamental objective to provide the students with all opportunities required for a quality education and pave the way for them towards becoming creative, competent, critical thinking, multifaceted, socially conscious, self-confident and constantly renewing individuals that equipped with contemporary professional ethics, knowledge and skills required to address the needs of society and the sector involved in arts and culture, web and graphic design, cinema-TV, stage and visual design, and multimedia branches. The Department attaches a special emphasis on the conception, creation, planning, and encourages innovative ideas to realize creative design solutions for effective visual communication.

Job Opportunities
Visual communication designers can be employed by many sectors involved in web design, art directing, television news reporting, desktop publishing and public relations, actual reporting, media using advanced technological printing techniques and satellite communications, and organizations that provide data communication through information technologies.

Labs and Equipments
The Department of Visual Communication and Design with its contemporary lecture halls, high-tech equipped labs and studios is a vibrant intellectual community that takes a prominent place in NEU Faculty of Communication. Our media centers including the office of Near East Newspaper, Near East News Agency, fully equipped studios of Near East FM and Near East TV provide our students with vast opportunities to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

The communication complex, where our department is situated, houses 4 data interconnected classrooms with a capacity for 80 students, and 4 classrooms with a capacity for 50 students, a computer lab, graphics animation and photoshop lab with 30 computers, a computer based news agency, a photography lab, a dark room, a multipurpose television studio and amphitheatre with a capacity of 200 audiences, a news center and broadcasting studio equipped with professional lighting system and