Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Graphic Department was established on 03.28.1983 and 1983/84 academic year has started education by the entry in the force the law No: 41 dated 20.07.1982. The purpose of the department is to educate designer and artist candidate as researcher, creative, cultured and to improve the aesthetic values of the community through art and graphic design within the field of their study during the academic year.

Students become experienced in the field of visualization and design with innovative approaches and conceptualized methods. The department educates multidisciplinary work oriented designers in order to the ever-changing demands of the practice areas of graphic design and to meet the expectations of their career.

In our department there are interactive design, motion graphics and new media lectures and studios

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Doctorate in Art

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Candidate should be the graduate of a Master of Fine Arts degree program approved by the board and should pass the Entrance Exam; as well as it may require to take courses in Master of Fine Arts program in preparation for the courses with the recommendation of a consultant and  decision of the board and when it is necessary.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


To get a Masters Degree in Graphic Design 120 ECTS (24 national credits) must be successfully completed, to the degree of Proficiency 240 ECTS (24 national credits) must be successfully completed. 60 of 120 credits needed to be obtained on Masters Degree in course, the other 60 will be received in the thesis. 90 of 240 credits required for the degree of Proficiency will be received by courses, 30 on preparation to Doctoral Qualifying Exam course, last 120 credits will be received in the thesis. These conditions are determined within the framework of Hacettepe University, Higher Education and Examination Regulations.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Conditions and rules of credit transfer of eligible students enrolment in the program they are registered including transfer of credit of graduate and post-graduate courses from domestic / international higher education institutions in the last five years, published in the Official Newspaper No. 28 476 on Friday November 23, 2012 on HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDIES AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Train qualified graphic designers who are researcher within their field of study, problem-solving, creative, designs graphics that revealed information, routing styles and cultural values ??of the society, thereby improving the level of potential appreciation.

Train talented graphic designers ; who transfers graphic findings in the area of ??application, aware of the level of social environment both materially and spiritually, successful in converting graphical language according to the information requirements and have qualifications to equip a new synthesis of contemporary interpretations of the cultural values ??of the society in which he lived for.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Department of Graphic Design Master's Degree graduates may be employed primarily in the academic field; can work and pursue a career as an academician in the field of private, foundation, or government in Graphic and Visual Communication Departments of Faculties of Fine Arts.

They can work as a graphic designer, art director, advertising photographer, professional illustrator and web designer in Private companies and advertising agencies; and create motion graphics, generic designs and animations in television and broadcast industry .

They can work as a concept designer, character designer and illustrator in game industry. They can make interface designs for applications in the field of touch-sensitive media devices.

D.13. Access to Further Studies