Fine arts education became formally accepted about 200 years ago and turned into a creative field with a strong relation to production and service sectors. Scholars of learning processes, throughout ages beginning with Plato, have emphasized the importance of arts in educational process. It is not sufficient to organize a city, build a machine, perform a ceremony or devise an organization well and to make them work. Being in harmony with aesthetics strengthen the effects of fine arts and increases its prestige ensuring that fine arts is included in every aspect of modern life.
Fine Arts Education, in line with its accepted duties is obliged to renew itself especially over the last thirty years. The Faculty’s curriculum is being continuously revised in order to prepare students to become as near future professionals for their multi-oriented jobs. In a prime position, in order to make it more functional, a sensitivity was needed from which perspective the Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture which is active since 1997, trying to update the standards of both our academic staff and technical staff to those achieved by Fine Arts today.
Fine arts education, in line with its accepted duties, has always been obliged to renew itself especially over the last thirty years. The faculty’s curriculum is continuously revised in order to prepare students to become future professionals for their multi-oriented duties. Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture, active since 1997, works to update and improve the standards of both our academic staff and technical staff to those set by the field of fine arts in today’s world.
The initial mission of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture is to train initiative, unique, creative and intelligent professionals who are responsible and sensible to the social, cultural and environmental context; fully equipped with design, practice and management skills with an independent, learning – focused atmosphere based on critical and designer way of thinking; having capability of creating values.
Blending the potentials of different cultures and experiences together with the opportunities of the original context to initiate architectural thought, designer way of learning and behaving; serve local and international societies, provide information and cultural media through the natural, historical and cultural awareness of the original context; be open to change, global knowledge and development.
There are 24 full-time academic staff in the Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture as well as 16 part-time teaching staff and 7 research assistants supporting the full-time academic staff. There are 12 classrooms and 4 studios for the faculty use which are all equipped with whiteboards, projectors and wireless Internet access. All classes have air-conditioning system for heating and cooling. In addition to the classrooms and studios, there are also Model Making Studio, Photography Studio, Material Lab, Serigraphy Studio and 3-D Printing and Screening Studio. The entrance hall and corridors of the faculty and the entrance gallery of CIU Library building are used as exhibition areas. Cevik Uraz Conference Hall is used for faculty activities as well. There are about 3,899 publications relevant to the faculty programs in the CIU Library.