Department of Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication Design

Asst. Prof. Dr. R. Özgül Kılınçarslan


The design industry, which meets the increasing and complicating needs of an audience expanding with globalization, is today structured on an interdisciplinary perspective in which art, design, and technology are intertwined. In a cultural environment where information is spread through a visual language, Visual Communication Design is a design area that occasionally becomes a part of popular culture and occasionally makes discussions about social subjects such as health, environment, and population visible. In this period when we are becoming a data society, visual communication design, which uses different channels of communication, undertakes the actions and approaches that determine the social dynamics such as communicating, giving information, directing people, and solving social problems.

With an academic understanding in which design and aesthetics, technology, and creativity become integrated, the Department of Visual Communication Design of Izmir Economy University, founded in 2004, prioritizes bringing together studio courses based on different practices and a wide range of theoretical knowledge covering different disciplines. In today's world where change is accelerating, with our design education approach which prioritizes being up-to-date, our department is a pioneer in its field and has international visibility. It aims to train designers at an international level who have the expertise to bring creative solutions to the most complex visual problems, have a developed visual expression and communication ability, have an intensive technological practice as well as an artistic infrastructure.

We support the students of our department to develop specialized subjects in which they can find creative solutions in the roles they take on during their education, to explore creative processes based on individual and collective work, as well as provide the necessary academic and physical conditions for them to carry out their design processes in social and ethical awareness.

By using advanced theoretical and applied knowledge, they can use their skills of critical thinking and transferring these thoughts to design studies that solve social problems in printed and digital gazettes, magazines, books, industrial products such as posters and packages, multimedia applications, interaction design, game design, UI/UX design, video and movie design, website and mobile app design, sprite graphics, and animation and advertising industry. Our students and graduates, who have received awards at national and international festivals and competitions, contribute to the world of design and artistic production within a very wide framework.

If you are curious about the areas where art, design, and technology are intertwined and you are open to creative ways of thinking, I invite you to our web page and social media accounts for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our department!

Asst. Prof. Dr. R. Özgül Kılınçarslan
Department Head, Visual Communication Design