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

D.1. General Information about Program


Divison of Theatre Main Art, Proficency ?in-Art Programme is constructed with the title of ?Theatre Master Degree Programme? under Hacettepe University- Institute of Fine Arts in 2005 of 2012.

In this programme whose education language is a hundred percent Turkish, it is aimed to train artists and academians with advanced level of theoretical, practical and intellectual knowledge of theatre art with an emphasis on performance/acting. The graduates are expected to work in university departments, institutions, major theatre companies etc. that provides theatre education and contribute to the accumulation of the social, artistic and intellectual environment of the country.

The period of completion of the proficiency program in art is eight semesters for those admitted with a master's degree, excluding the time spent in scientific preparation, starting from the semester in which the courses related to the program they are enrolled in, regardless of whether they are registered for each semester or not, and the maximum completion period is twelve semesters, and for those admitted with a bachelor's degree, it is ten semesters and the maximum completion period is fourteen semesters.

The academic staff of the program can be listed as follows: Murat Atak, Ferahnur Barut, ─░. Adnan Erba┼č, Edip T├╝merkan, Eren Aysan Y─▒─čc─▒, Tuncer Y─▒─čc─▒, Sevgi T├╝rkay, Prof. Dr. ─░clal Ergen├ž and Do├ž. Dr. Ye┼čim Baltac─▒o─člu.

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D.2 Qualification Awarded


Doctorate in Art

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Candidates to the graduate programs are required to submit a complete application and applicants who have the necessary qualifications or criteria for admission to the Divison of Theatr Main Art-Theatre Directing, Proficency-in-Art Programme must have a written and oralexamination including audition/interview in front of a jury and pass those exams with success.

Candidates for this programme degree must be graduates of State's Conservatory Acting Department and/or equivalent departments as (acting, playwriting, theories and history of theatre, dramaturgy, theatre directing, stage design etc.) and hold a M.A. degree in the related fields.

The acceptance exam is a two-step selection process including a written and an oral examination. The written exam evaluate the basic accumulation of knowledge for the related field. Candidates who pass the written exam gain the right to apply for the oral exam including audition.

For the Recognition of prior education, Hacettepe University, Post Graduate Examination Regulations are applicable.,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf?0

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For international students, Hacettepe University, international student guidelines& rules are applicable

Applicants to Proficency-in-Art Programme are requried to submit at least 50 test score in the Inter-university Foreign Language Examination (├ťniversiteleraras─▒ Kurul Yabanc─▒ Dil S─▒nav─▒, ├ťDS). Selection Examination for Academic Personnel and Graduate Studies (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimi Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) score is not required.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to graduate from this programme, student shall at least get 27 National Credits except for the common REQUISITE courses and and a total of 240 ECTS credits. The students who complete the Courses, graduation play and thesis defence with success can graduate from the Art-of- Proficency Programme.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


For the Recognition of prior education, Hacettepe University, Post Graduate Examination Regulations are applicable.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory, Divison of Theatre, has trained a large number of artists until today and it is the feeding source for many establishments of arts in our country. Ankara State Conservatory is proud of contributing to the socio-cultural, scientific and artistic values of Turkish society by means of activities of art and scientific research. In the Theatre Directing Proficency-in-Art Degree Programme, national and international acting, theatre directing education programmes are closely followed; interdisciplinary relations with other arts and science branches are regarded with great emphasis. The department aims to train well qualified, creative and professional theatre directors and academians equipped with well-grounded knowledge of arts and culture within the academic and ethics standarts of theatre art worldwide.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of Performing Arts Department- Division of Theatre-Theatre Directing Proficency-in-Art Degree find employment opportunities as professional directors or experts in theatre, cinema and performing arts business. They could work in the State's Theatre, City Theatres and/or important private theatre companies in Turkey. They could also work in cinema and TV productions, advertising business and/or acting coaches in acting agencies.

They could also take place in foreign theatre companies and/or workshops, institutions etc. so as to develop themselves in their professional lives. The graduate students could work as academians in the universities or they could have work as drama teachers at private or governmental schools after having a pedagogical formation. They could also work as radiophonic directors in the State's or private radio channels after an apprenticeship period.

Examples: The State's Theatre, private theatre companies, Municipality-City Theatres, TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Association), State Conservatories, Theatre Departments.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


The four- year Proficency-in-Art Programme is composed of eight semesters.

The first four semesters are for the courses and the rest two are for writing a proficency degree thesis. The students are obliged to perform a play before a jury and audiencies for “T─░R 726 Advanced Problems in Directing and Free Project” course appliciable to Hacettepe University Ankara State's Conservatory-Theatre Main Art regulations after completing their Proficency thesis writing and defending their thesis report in an oral examination in front of a jury.

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The courses are opened for each semester. The students are trained with advanced theoretical knowledge of their fields of study and make practices. In the third and fourth semesters, thesis writing and exercises for staging examination is continued under the title of Special Topics.

The students are trained with advanced theoretical and practical studies in their fields of study. Under the Special Topics course, thesis writing and studies for graduation examination is continued.

180 Credits of the TOTAL 240 ECTS CREDITS includes REQUISTE COURSES and the rest 60 CREDITS should be ELECTIVE COURSES. The students must have at least 14 National Credits to complete the required credits of 27 National Credits.

The ELECTIVE COURSES of the National CREDITS is 24, and the total of ECTS CREDITS is 75.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


For each of the courses, the evaluation, assesment and grading methods are defined under the ?Assesement Methods? article in the ?Courses Information Package? by each of the course instructor/s. For the examinations and passing grades, the

related articles in Post Graduate Examination Regulations are applicable.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


For graduation from this department, Hacettepe University, related articles in Post Graduate Examination Regulations are applicable.,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf?0

In order to graduate from this programme, besides the articles defined in Hacettepe University, Post Graduate Examination Regulations, the student shall at least get 27 National Credits except for the common REQUISITE courses and and a total of 240 ECTS credits. The students who complete and pass the Courses, perform a graduation play with the jury open to audiences and complete thesis defence with success could graduate from this programme.


D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Onur ├ľzmen