The Department of Basic Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylül University was founded by the decision of YÖK in 1999-2000 academic year. Among the founding names Prof. Dr. Faruk Kalkan, Prof. Gören Bulut, Prof. Dr. Ali Rıza Balaman and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Koştumoğlu took part. The Department provides both practical and theoretical training in art/scientific field such as the Basic Art Education and the Art Theories .
The scientific field of The Art Theories under The Department of Basic Education provides theoretical field training for all departments of the faculty with theoretical courses such as General Art History, Art Philosophy, Art Sociology, Art Psychology, Mythology, Iconology, Interpretation of Contemporary Art , Analysis of Works of Art. In addition, training of computers and programs is given within the scope of Basic Information Technologies course.
The art field of Basic Art Education under The Department of Basic Education offers a theoretical and practical program based on giving basic design and art knowledge for several departments of the faculty. Following international studies in the field of art and design, the department updates the practical and theoretical content.