Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Since its foundation, accumulation of Hacettepe University in the field of Traditional Turkish Music is noteworthy, because of units established, activities performed, scientific works done, and publications. An academic restructuring can provide extension of the limits of this accumulation and perpetuation of such activities.

In this context, to provide graduate education based on the grounds as treating “Classical Turkish Music” and “Turkish Folk Music” with a holistic approach, intermingling the university with society and training academicians/artists who deal with music with a multi-directional view; a proposal for the establishment of an art department named as “Department of Traditional Turkish Music” within Hacettepe University Institute of Fine Arts was submitted.

“Department of Traditional Turkish Music” has been founded and has started 2012-2013 academic year upon the decree 2012/01.02 of 17.07.2012 of the Executive Board of the Institute, approval of the Commission for Education and the decree 2012-243 of 25.07.2012 of the Senate and the approval of the Council of Higher Education at the meeting held on 15.08.2012.

Vision of Master of Science program (with thesis) in Tradinational Turkish Music is to transmit our national music to future via conserving its origins; ensuring a global integration by preserving national identity; to educate artists/academicians who are conscious, creative and have ability to transmit their know-how to the highest level.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


To be admitted to this programme, the candidates are required to graduate from at least a four-year undergraduate program of Faculties, Conservatories and High Schools (,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf?0).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


The students having taken courses not less than 24 national credits and 120 ECTS credits , will be the graduates of Traditional Turkish Music Master Degree program provided that they are successful in the courses aforementioned and in the Art Study Report and Thesis / Art Works and Thesis/Art Work Defense.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The conditions for Recognition of Prior Learning are specified in the relevant items in Hacettepe University. Graduate Education and Examination Regulations. (,6262/kanun-ve-yonetmelikler.html

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Objective of this programme is to educate and train artists / academicians who can reach to new synthesizes in the field of Traditional Turkish Music, able to contribute to national and international developments in the field of his/her expertise in line with the principles of art and science, and have the competence required by being artists and academicians.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of this programme can work as an academician in Higher Education Institutions or in TRT(Turkish Radio Television) and in state-owned institutions such as the Ministry of Culture or in art institutions of private sector as a specialist of Traditional Turkish Music/ artists/scholar and so on.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The program includes a total of 2 national credits of two compulsory courses including Special Topics and Seminar. In order to graduate, the students are required to collect at least 18 national credits belong to selective courses. The program contains totally 120 ECTS credits. 74 ECTS credits belong to compulsory courses and 46 ECTS credits belong to elective courses. Maximum 15 of the 46 ECTS credits mentioned above can be taken from fields other than Traditional Turkish Music.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Evaluation and Assessment of methods for each course are defined in article entitled “Evaluation System” of “Courses Information Package” prepared by the instructor.

Hacettepe University for Graduate Education and Examination Regulations is applied in relation to exam and course success notes.


D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from this programme, besides the graduation conditions in Hacettepe University for Graduate Education and Examination Regulations, the candidate must achieve not less than 24 national credits and 120 ECTS credits and Seminar course and other courses. Moreover, the students proceed to thesis defense for successful.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Assoc. Prof. Dr Ayten KAPLAN (Chairman, Department of Traditional Turkish Music)

Instıtute of Fine Arts, Hacettepe Universty

Beytepe Campus 06800 Ankara

e-mail :

tel : +90 312 297 8754

fax: +90 312 297 87 53