WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS?
Department of Media and Visual Arts
With its flexible education program, the department aims to train media professionals who have creativity and managerial skills, who also understand how technology is changing, and who can direct that change as necessary in the constantly fluid communication environment.
Department of Media and Visual Arts students have the opportunity to gain balanced expertise in the following fields: Visual and audio content production (film, animation, photography, visual communication design, and digital design), corporate communication, media and culture sector management, theoretical studies and research on media and society).
The required courses in the department provide students with a strong background in the fields of theory, production, and management. Students also have the opportunity to focus on one of these fields through elective courses and earn certificates in those fields in addition to their Media and Visual Arts diploma. Students of other departments in the university can also earn certificates by taking elective courses in the Department of Media and Visual Arts.
THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ACADEMIC:
Assistant Professor Aykut Coşkun,
Faculty Member in the Department of Media and Visual Arts
I earned my undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees from Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Industrial Design. In 2014, I attended Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Human-Computer Interaction Institute as a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher. I served as a research assistant at METU, Department of Industrial Design between 2008 and 2015, and as a design researcher in METU Product Usability Unit between 2011 and 2015. I joined Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts in 2015 as an Assistant Professor. I lecture design related courses including MAVA 104 Basic Design, MAVA 209 Advanced Issues in Basic Design, MAVA 320 Design History and MAVA 390 User Experience Principles.
My research areas include design for sustainability, design for well-being, interaction design, and design methods. Within the scope of these research fields, I focus on how to design interactive systems that support human flourishing, empowerment and environmental sustainability. I conduct my research activities at Koç University-Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR), which is also affiliated with the Department of Media and Visual Arts.
The Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University attaches great importance to interdisciplinary research and learning, and is comprised of faculty members with expertise in different creative industries. I contribute to this interdisciplinary structure with my studies and expertise in the fields of interaction design and user-centered design.
THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GRADUATE:
2015 Graduate from the Department of Media and Visual Arts and Minor in Sociology Program
In 2011, I was trying to choose the best university for myself. I had a high exam score and love of cinema in my heart, so I chose Koç University in no time flat. For me, what distinguished Koç University’s Department of Media and Visual Arts from other undergraduate programs offering a film education was its student-focused academic structure and curriculum concentrating on many visual arts disciplines. On the one hand, I acquired a quality foundation through practical and theoretical movie courses over my four years of education, and on the other hand, I took advantage of the rich academic environment to learn about photography, design, visual communication, media and other visual disciplines. I also got to see how many of my friends who were indecisive about which field they wanted to develop expertise in were able to discover skills they hadn’t realized they’d had before, thanks to the multi-option academic program offered by the Department of Media and Visual Arts.
Currently, I live in New York and study at Columbia University, in the Directing and Scriptwriting graduate program. Thanks to my job, I tell stories and produce movies together with people of different social backgrounds from around the world. I improved my intellectual, practical and social skills thanks to Koç University, and I continue to make films – where team work is essential – at one of the most respected academic institutions in the world. I keep in contact with my friends whom I met at Koç University and whose work I admire, in addition to the professors I worked with. Looking back two years after my graduation, I better understand what the Department of Media and Visual Arts means for me: It’s a home where not only students of this department but also students from all other departments inspire one another in creativity, work together, and produce under the guidance of academics who love teaching and who continue their interactions with their students after graduation.
WORKING AREAS FOR DEPARTMENT OF LAW GRADUATES
The companies and industries above mentioned are the ones our Koç Üniversitesi Department of Media and Visual Arts Graduates are currently working and has also the possibility to work
COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The companies and industries above mentioned involves current and possible examples of Koç Üniversitesi Department of Media and Visual Arts Graduates are currently working / continuing their education.
Possibilities are not limited within the list.