Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

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


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Master of Fine Arts student should completed 4-year Bachelor's degree program approved by the board and passed graduate program entrance exam; as well as it may required to take courses in Undergraduate program in preparation for the courses with the recommendation of a consultant and  decision of the board and when its necessary (

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


To get a Masters Degree in Graphic Design 120 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. These conditions are determined within the framework of Hacettepe University, Graduate 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 numbered as Articles 18 and 22.

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



D.14. Profile of the Programme


In the Department of Graphics Master Degree Program, the Graphic Studio and Seminar courses are compulsory, all the other courses are opened as elective. Students can take other art or science department courses which will provide benefits to their own fields outside of their own art department courses. All the courses in the program are for one term. There are no pre-conditional courses. Besides of the courses which are positioned in the both Spring and Fall terms, there are courses which can be opened in the both terms with the same code. The program is application oriented and has theoretical courses. Some courses are both theoretical and application oriented. In every term there are compulsory and elective courses.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


All the evaluations and assessment methods for each course defined in the “Course teaching plan” inside of Information Package which is prepared by related academic member/s. Exams and course notes are applied by relevant articles of “Hacettepe University Regulations On Graduate Education and Examination” (

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from master degree program students must take 120 ECTS course and make an exhibition, project, design, implementation, presentation, etc. And hand in a written report related with that activity and must succeed examination of thesis defense.

These conditions, which was published in the Official Newspaper in November 23 2012, is determined within the framework of Hacettepe University Regulations On Graduate Education and Examination (

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof.Dr. ─░ncilay Yurdakul