Visual Communication Design
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
NEWS |ALL NEWS
VCD graduate Kayra Paköz joins the design team of World Cup
Suna Kayra Paköz, 2017 graduate of Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Visual Communication Design Department, has managed
Ata Kaan Koç featured in The Bebop Channel
The undergraduate student projects by our 2019 graduate Ata Kaan Koç, “Tight Rope” and “Walk the Dog Before I Sleep”, have been
Our students finalist at Pangram
Visual Communication Design 2nd-year students have managed to be finalists in the fourth edition of “Pangram”, an international student competition on font
Festival success of Asil Atay, the VCD graduate
Asil Atay, our graduate student of 2017, has managed to get mentions for his most recent project “Unraveled” in the official selection
“A Visual Frame / Her Mess, His Mess” Workshop
Stefano Cardini from Italy was the guest of Izmir University of Economics Visual Communication Design Department as part of the traditional workshop
Izmir University of Economics Students at Good Design 4
Balca Demirbilek, Cansu Türkoğlu, Ramazan Say, and Umut Onat, 2nd-year students from Izmir University of Economics Fine Arts and Design Faculty Visual
Another Success Story from Ata Kaan Koç
Visual Communication Design student Ata Kaan Koç has been selected semi-finalist for the 12th International Moving Film Festival that is held in
VCD in İstanbul
Izmir University of Economics Visual Communication Design Department visited Istanbul between 9-11 October 2019. Within the main objective of the field trip,
VCD participation in Good Design
The Good Design İzmir 4, which was formed within the theme of “Cycle” this year, started on October 18, 2019, Friday. Different
2018-2019 Graduation Exhibition
In the 2018-2019 Spring Semester, as is our tradition, Visual Communication Design students are tackling their self-defined design problems in various media.
All-years student projects exhibition: Fresh from the Oven
Our most recent exhibition consisting of the student works from 2018-2019 season has opened on April 30th at K2 Contemporary Art Center,
Seminar: From Label to Company
Ali Taptık and Okay Karadayılar of ONAGÖRE design initiative and company visited Visual Communication Design department on 5th of April and took
IUE Visual Communication Design Department “Which one is Hard: To Create or to Sell?” Workshop
Mehmet Gözetlik, famous multidisciplinary designer and the founder of Antrepo, conducted the workshop “Which One is Hard: To Create or to Sell?”
IUE Visual Communication Design Department “Illustrating a Photograph” Workshop
Oğuz Karakütük and Serdar Bilici of Ka Photography Development Workshop in Ankara performed a workshop themed "Illustrating a Photograph" with the students
Çelenk Bafra gives a seminar to VCD
Visual Communication Design Department hosted Çelenk Bafra, the director of SAHA Association, on February 28th, 2019.
VCD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT IF WEDDING
Instructor N. Toros Mutlu of Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Visual Communication Design department conducted a workshop in one of Europe's leading
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN STUDENT REACHES MEXICAN AUDIENCE
Ata Kaan Koc, student from the Visual Communication Design Department of Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, has
EXHIBITIONS' CURATOR FROM FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN
“Dream Logic” and “Memorabilia” exhibitions, curated by Asst. Prof. Özgül Kılınçarslan of the IEU Faculty of Fine Arts and Design's Visual Communication
IUE FACULTY OF FINE ARTS & DESIGN IN DESIGN BIENNIALE
Gökhan Mura from the Department of Visual Communication Design at IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design exhibited his work titled “Object
Photo-zines in exhibitions
N. Toros Mutlu, instructor at Izmir University of Economics Visual Communication Design Department, will have his photo-fanzine work exhibited in two different
Can Aviral and Eda Kale win mention prize
Graduate students from Izmir University of Economics Visual Communication Design Department and the Architecture Department, Can Aviral and Eda Kale, have been
Ata Kaan Koc’s animation nominated for IMPACTFest
Izmir University of Economics Visual Communication Design Department student Ata Kaan Koc's animation movie "Not Enough Time (Tight Rope)" has been nominated
New graduates at UTAS exhibition
UTAS, an art and design exhibition for graduate projects in the universities of Izmir region, has brought the graduates from various disciplines
Trans-making project partners meet in Istanbul: Public in the Making
"Public in the Making" has taken place between 18-20 October in the various locations of Istanbul, as part of the "trans-making" project,
4th years celebrate graduation
Our recent graduates have hit the stage for the graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 5th.
A visit from TED Izmir students
A group of students from TED Izmir College have been invited to our department.
All-years student projects exhibition
Our most recent exhibition consisting of the student works from 2017-2018 season has opened on June 8th at Mavibahce Shopping Mall, reflecting
TED Eskisehir visits VCD
High-school students from TED college in Eskisehir visited our department as part of the trip to Izmir, during which they attended to
3rd grades visit Istanbul: Grafist 22, Iam Istanbul, KRAKEN, and Koff
Our third-year students Nilay Yener and Deniz Can Atal participation in a workshop as part of the 22th Istanbul Graphic Design Week,
Lak Lak: Spring 2018
Organised by our volunteered students since 2012, the first Lak Lak event in 2018 was held on May 7th to bring brief
Visual Communication Design Graduate Şizen Sabahyıldızı is in International Platforms
The Effect received two official selection and one semi-finalist reward so far.
WORLDWIDE FAMOUS DESIGNER IN İZMİR
Phil Cleaver, the guest professor of the Department of Visual Communication Design at İzmir University of Economics last week, is a world-renowned
Photobook Days at IUE
Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Visual Communication Design department hosted the Photobook Days on 19-20 April, with guests Asst. Prof. Tuna
STREET PHOTOGRAPHS IN IZMIR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Students of Visual Communication Design have presented their work in the new building of Izmir Chamber of Commerce. The "street" concept combined
Izmir University of Economics, Visual Communication Design Department organizes workshops every semester hosting internationally renowned designers. In the 2016-2017 Academic Year fall
15th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
As Izmir University of Economics turns fifteen on April 14th, 2016, we would like to take you on a journey through time,
T-shirt project is an output of studying period as part of VCD 132 Drawing Techniques for printing course for along years.
Visual Communication Design Workshops organized every semester to host internationally renowned designers is run by Ekmel Ertan this year.
Pecha Kucha adıyla 2003 yılında ilk kez Tokya’da düzenenlenen etkinlik aynı formatta 2012 yılından beri Görsel İletişim Tasarımı Bölümü çatısı altında ‘LAKLAK’
VCD "LEAP" EXHIBITION
With the “LEAP” exhibition the Visual Comunication Design Department proudly presents the works prepared in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year
VCD Good Manners Workshop [October 5th-9th, 2015]
VCD “Good Manners” Workshop was realized by the Visual Communication Design department of Izmir University of Economics, between October 5th-9th, 2015 at the Faculty
VCD Press Clippings
You can find the press clippings covering the VCD department activities undertaken throughout the 2014-2015 Academic Year. http://on.fb.me/1dA4Zly
Visual brand design workshop “İzmir 2015: Expose Yourself To Life” resulted.
The visual brand design workshop “İzmir 2015: Expose Yourself To Life” which was organized by İzmir University of Economics Visual Communication Design
Visual Brand Design Workshop: "İzmir 2015: EXPOse yourself to life" by Stefano Cardini From Domus Academy
İzmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Visual Communication Design Department will organize a workshop by Stefano Cardini, Head
Frascara and Noël Workshop / Design with and for the user: the power of ecological thinking
Between the 5th and 9th of May (2014) the VCD department proudly hosted Professor Emeritus Jorge D. Frascara and his life and
LAS MUJERES DE ALMODÓVAR WORKSHOP CONCLUDED!
Las Mujeres de Almodóvar Workshop consisted of a seminar analyzing different aspects of Pedro Almodóvar’s unique cinematographic language, screening of the movie
IZMIR WITH MARK KLETT
Between May 20th and May 24th, the department of Visual Communication Design was visited by the renowned American landscape photographer Mark Klett.
Balkan Locus-Focus International Symposium
The two-day Balkan Locus-Focus symposium sought to offer first insights on the yet silent and poorly recorded histories of communication design in