ARKIN UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Faculty of Design
Kyrenia,Cyprus
Address
ARKIN UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Faculty of Design
Şair Nedim Sokak No: 11, Girne (via Mersin 10 Turkey)
Girne, 99300
Cyprus

N35° 20' 14.75'', E35° 20' 14.75''

https://arucad.edu.tr/
Contact
Asst. Prof. Dr. Derya Erturk 
Representative
e: derya.erturk@arucad.edu.tr
t:+903926506555
Representative
 Maxim Zayed 
International Marketing Coordinator
Degree programmes
Bachelor:English, Turkish
Master:English
PhD:English
Faculty profile

INTERNATIONAL ROLE

ARUCAD’s goal is to become one of the most reputable universities in art education while collaborating with other institutions and universities to enrich its culture and promote diversity, whereby its students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programmes based on traditional, modern and contemporary art teaching and learning, whilst adhering to the inseparable link of theory and practice.

An ARUCAD degree, accredited and overseen by the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK), is internationally recognized. In addition, ARUCAD is a member of CUMULUS (the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design, and Media), MUNA (the Mediterranean and Middle East Universities Network), EAAE-AEEA (European Association for Architectural Education), and UK ENIC which is one of the world's leading qualifications recognition and evaluation systems institutions, which provides vital support to universities, colleges and employers in processing international applications for employment, work or education worldwide.

NATIONAL ROLE

ARUCAD aims to fill the perceived absence of world-class art and design education in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, thereby fulfilling contemporary needs and requirements. Through its interdisciplinary, cross-cultural programs the University raises the bar in standards in the fields of art, design and communication, to contribute to cultural and intellectual life, locally, regionally and globally. Its approach highlights the fluid, transitive and hybrid nature of art, design and communication today.

MAIN FOCUS

ARUCAD is a thematic art university that is wholly dedicated to the fields of art, design and communication

Mission

ARUCAD aims to fill the perceived absence of world-class art and design education in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, thereby fulfilling contemporary needs and requirements. Through its interdisciplinary, cross-cultural programs the University raises the bar in standards in the fields of art, design and communication, to contribute to cultural and intellectual life, locally, regionally and globally. Its approach highlights the fluid, transitive and hybrid nature of art, design and communication today.

ARUCAD is an ambitious incubator of teaching and learning excellence where students will be trained to conduct high-level research; articulate theories and practice of visual production; recognize and appreciate creative excellence of the past and present; become sensitive to gender, racial and religious difference; comprehend issues of ecological, environmental and ethical visual art production in the hope of generating quality, original works. To this end, ARUCAD provides state-of-the-art facilities, a world-class library and esteemed artist-designer educators.

ARUCAD is committed to bringing the University and the wider public together. Collaborative projects between academia and art businesses such as art galleries, museums and production houses, will be ongoing throughout the student’s program. These will be monitored and organized by the institution’s Lifelong Learning Centre, which will inform the public in the fields of art, design and communication through its Certificate and Outreach Programs.

Vision

ARUCAD’s vision is to become the educational hub of assorted cultures in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, which will transcend the historical local bias favouring scientific knowledge over visual, creative thinking. It had long been an objective of the founder to establish a private university whereby the establishment of concepts of artistic quality and competence and the works of art-design-communication would impact those living in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region through high-quality education and research.

The underlying principle and the primary goals of higher education as envisaged by ARUCAD is to integrate the arts with modern life, blending art’s interdisciplinary nature with concepts such as relational aesthetics, post-production, aesthetic activism and communication. This is a radicalization of conventional attitudes towards art’s role in society, as ARUCAD believes art and society are one.

360 students (345 Bachelor,15 Master,0 PhD),70% of foreign students.

72 staff members (67 full-time and approx.5 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

The Garden Restaurant & Cafe, located in a large and newly renovated and decorated garden serves our Campus. The Garden is very popular among our students who wish to spend time in a calm atmosphere. You can find a wide selection of breakfasts, salads, toasts, sandwiches, meals and desserts there.

Boost your creativity in the inspiring atmosphere of ARUCAD Garden.

Kyrenia offers a diverse range of sports activities to suit everyone’s preference, including basketball, football, diving, water sports, hiking, paragliding and horse riding to name a few. Students are free to utilize the free university service buses at their disposal or use local transportation.

Joining a club is the fastest way to adapt to campus. At ARUCAD’s student clubs, you will meet dozens of people and
make lifelong friendships. Make sure you evaluate each club with an open mind. So you can make the best choice for your ARUCAD experience. We wish you all the best as you discover new friendships and ways to adapt.

• Photography and Video Club
• Cinema Club
• Drama club
• Music Club
• Dance Club
• Game Design Club
• E-sports Club

ARUCAD has brought this nostalgic experience to its students by adding traditional Cyprus ‘Bedford’ buses to its transportation fleet. ARUCAD runs a fleet of modern vehicles as well as historical ‘Bedford’ buses. There is a regular school bus service suitable for class hours, from the accommodation Apartments to the Campus, Workshops Building and Nicosia, and a Girne circular bus. On-campus and off-campus transportation is provided free of charge to our students.

Facilities

Workshops

Glass Workshop

Ceramic Workshop

Printing Workshop

 

Studios

Animation Studio

Digital Production Studio

Photography Studio

Painting Studio

Design Studio

 

Labs

Mac Lab

PC Lab

Fab Lab

Accommodation

Arkin University of Creative Arts & Design (ARUCAD) provides our students with various options for accommodation. Our dormitory located within 10 minutes walking distance from the university’s campus, offers a standard and lux space in a flat type accommodation for a safe, comfortable and well-cared environment.

The flats are designed to accommodate one, two or four students (2 double bedrooms). The living room, kitchen and bathroom are also available for common usage.

All flats are equipped with ACs, wireless internet connection and TV in a living room. In addition, there is a cosy lobby with a comfortable couch and TV next to the reception.

Staying at university’s accommodation is believed to shorten your adaptation period at the new place. Since your personal needs will be served in the best possible way, you will be free to focus on your studies.

GENERAL SERVICES:

  • General cleaning
  • Reception / Concierge
  • Generator
  • Lobby
  • Free internet in common areas and rooms
  • Electricity (charged according to usage)
  • Water (charged according to usage)

Note: Utility bills will be charged separately.

FLAT FEATURES:

  • Living Room
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Beds
  • Pillows, bed sheets, blanket, towels (upon request: 450 TL)
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea kettle
  • 43’ LCD TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • AC’s in all rooms
  • Internal phone set
  • Curtains and blackout layer
  • Bathroom with shower

Note: lux flats are situated on a higher floor; thus having beautiful sea and mountains views and better furniture set up.

ACCOMMODATION RATES PER SEMESTER PER ACADEMIC YEAR

Accommodation Rates per Semester per Academic Year
Room Occupancy Room Type Deposit Per Academic Year Per Semester
Quadruple Standard € 200 € 860 € 430
Double Standard € 200 € 1,620 € 810
Single Standard € 200 € 3,250 € 1,625
Double Lux € 200 € 2,100 € 1,050
Single Lux € 200 € 4,780 € 2,390
Note: 5% VAT is included in the fee.

You can get detailed information about the accommodation services provided by the university by calling

+90 (392) 650 65 55 or by sending an e-mail to info@arucad.edu.tr.

For more information click here.

Admission Requirements

Currently, all international students are awarded a 50% scholarship on admission. Also, based on the assessment of your interview and portfolio, you have the opportunity to receive an additional scholarships on tuition fees (75%, 90% and even 100%).

For Online Application

For any questions please contact us:

info@arucad.edu.tr

Arailym Aliakbarova: arailym.aliakbarova@arucad.edu.tr

WhatsApp: 90 (533) 833 07 07

Documents required for application:

  1. High School Diploma + Transcript
  2. Portfolio (scan copies of your works related to a programme applying for)
  3. Skype Interview (if required by the admission committee)
  4. Scanned copy of your Passport (photo page)
  5. Minimum IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 60. (In the absence of such, students will take the language proficiency exam upon arrival. Please note that all our programmes are taught in English).
Tuition fees
SCHOLARSHIP 0% Scholarship 25% Scholarship 50% Scholarship 75% Scholarship 90% Scholarship 100% Scholarship
Tuition per Academic Year € 6,500 € 4,875 € 3,250 € 1,625 € 650 € 0
Tuition per Semester € 3,250 € 2,438 € 1,625 € 813 € 325 € 0
Registration per Academic Year €1,000
Registration per Semester € 500
Application Deadline

The freshmen registration procedures for students who have the right to enrol in the university are made by the Student Admissions and Registration Office at the dates announced by the Rector’s Office. Prospective students are required to bring the original documents required for registration.

Bachelor,Plastic Arts,4 Years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/plastic-arts/


Bachelor,Ceramic,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/ceramics/


Bachelor,Photography,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/photography/


Bachelor,Film Design and Directing,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/film-design-and-directing/


Bachelor,Archeology and History of Art,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/archaeology-and-art-history/


Bachelor,Architecture,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/architecture/


Bachelor,Interior Architecture and Environmental Design,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/interior-architecture-environmental-design/


Bachelor,Industrial Design,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/ship-and-yacht-design/


Bachelor,Visual Communication Design,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/visual-communication-design/


Bachelor,New Media and Communication,4 years,BA,Turkish,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/new-media-and-communication/


Bachelor,Advertising Design and Communication,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/advertising-design-and-communication/


Bachelor,Digital Game Design,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/digital-game-design/


Bachelor,Communication Design and Management,4 years,BA,English,240,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/departments/communication-design-and-management/


Master,Art,2 years,MA,English,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/programs/graduate/


Master,Architectural Design,2 years,MA,English,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/programs/graduate/


Master,Communication Studies,2 years,MA,English,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/programs/graduate/


PhD,Architecture (PhD),4,Doctor,English,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/programs/doctorate/


PhD,Art and Culture Management (PhD),4,Doctor,English,

https://arucad.edu.tr/en/programs/doctorate/


FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS

1. Faculty of Arts: BA in Plastic Arts, BA in Photography, BA in Ceramics, BA in Film Design and Directing, BA in Archaeology and Art History

2. Faculty of Design: BA in Architecture, BA in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design, BA in Industrial Design, BA in Ship and Art Design

3. Faculty of Communication: BA in Visual Communication Design, BA in Advertising Design & Communication, BA in Digital Media (New Media), BA in Digital Game Design, BA in Communication Design and Management

BACHELOR LEVEL PROGRAMS

1. Faculty of Arts: BA in Plastic Arts, BA in Photography, BA in Ceramics, BA in Film Design and Directing, BA in Archaeology and Art History

2. Faculty of Design: BA in Architecture, BA in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design, BA in Industrial Design, BA in Ship and Art Design

3. Faculty of Communication: BA in Visual Communication Design, BA in Advertising Design & Communication, BA in Digital Media (New Media), BA in Digital Game Design, BA in Communication Design and Management

All Bachelor Degree Programmes are 4 years in length.

MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAMS

  1. MA in Art
  2. MA in Architectural Design
  3. MA in Communication Studies