Investigation of the Relationship of the Educational Content of the Visual Communication Design Department with Art and Communication Technologies in Turkey



The educational content of the visual communication design department in Turkey is important due to its close relationship with art and communication technologies. Countries aiming to increase their level of development are trying to adapt to global change by transferring their contemporary knowledge and cultural accumulation to the society with a critical mindset. In this context, individuals who receive training in the use of art and communication technologies play a major role in countries that want to be pioneers in qualified development, communication and art production. Visual Communication Design departments in higher education institutions; It is the representative of oral and written communication. Studies carried out in the field of visual communication design departments; It is the publication of purposeful visuals, typography, moving images and sound based on artistic rules. The research was conducted to determine to what extent visual communication design education at the undergraduate level is given in an applied manner within the scope of art and communication technologies in higher education institutions in Turkey. Content analysis method was used in the research and state universities that provide visual communication design education at undergraduate level in Turkey were included as a sample in the research. In the analysis part of the research, it was evaluated as a percentage how much of the course ECTS totals shown in the visual communication design department course curricula at the state universities determined were practically related to art and communication technologies. As a result, it has been determined that the majority of visual communication design departments at state universities in Turkey are related to art and communication technologies and are given in applied practice. This result is an indication that individuals who graduate from the visual communication design department in Turkey will add value to the field they work in, both in terms of time and economy.

Keywords: visual communication design, undergraduate applied education, art and communication technologies

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/109-05

Publication date: March 31st 2024

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