GENERAL DISCRIPTION AND HISTORY:
Founded in 1983, the Department of Painting at Dokuz Eylul University is one of the top five institutions in Turkey
that offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA, Profeciency in Art) degrees in Painting. The department has
approximately 120 undergraduate students in the first, second, third and fourth year of their study, and around 25
students graduate from the department each year. Department of Painting has an elite staff of veteran artists and
exclusive scholars. The department has been carrying on its innovative education for almost 12 years.
1-QUALIFICATION AWARDED: Bachelor’s Degree
2-LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION: First Cycle, (Bachelor’s Degree)
3-SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma, placement through a specialized
SPECIFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING:
An undergraduate transfer to the faculty is applied within the meritorious regulation provisions published
in Official Journal no: 27561 dated 24.4.2010 about: transfers between associate degree programs and
undergraduate programs, double major, lateral branch and interinstitutional credit transfer making.
In the vertical transfers; the regulation provisions published in Official Journal no: 24676 dated 19.2.2002
about: undergraduate education attendance of graduates of vocational high school and open-university
associate degree program is applied.
Within the transfer of students who did not or could not complete their undergraduate education to
vocational high schools; the regulation provisions published in Official Journal no: 20112 dated 18.3.1989
about getting associate diploma or adaptation of students who did not or could not complete their
undergraduate education to vocational high schools is applied.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS:
1 Training is performed based on course passing system in faculty.
2-Failed courses belong to an academic year are firstly enrolled next academic year.
3- Absolute assessment system is applied in faculty.
4- Grade point avarage (GPA) ; it is calculated by dividing the number which is found by multiplying
course credits with marks to total credit in relevant term.
5-General Grade point avarage (GGPA) ; it covers the whole courses and education period so far and is
calculated by dividing the number which is found by multiplying all course credits with marks to total
6- Only enrolled courses are taken into consideration in GPA and GGPA calculation, the courses which
can not be attend are omitted. The last mark is considered for repeated courses. In average calculation,
two decimal after comma is used.
7- The last mark gained for repeated courses is passing mark. Whether have been taking course addition
to maximum load not exceedingly two courses or not and its conditions are determined by Faculy
Administrative Board. The student must complete 4years of study acquiring 240 (ECTS )credits. At least 60
ECTS of 240 ECTS credits must have been electives courses. This degree is awarded to students who have
successfuly completed all courses in the curriculum, 50 days of internship, Graduation project and have a
minimum CGPA of 50/100 and no failing grades.
PROFILE OF THE PROGRAMME:
The Department of Painting at Dokuz Eylul University reflects an alternative approach to art education in
Turkey. Painting department offers courses on art history, art theory and art criticism, one of which is
thought in English (Concepts and terms of art). Also this programme includes 1 professor, 1 associate
professor, 4 assistant associate professors, 2 lecturers and 6 research assistants. The department has 5
painting studios, 1 student work archive, and computer facility with internet access. Corridor Gallery
graduation exhibitions and mural applications are among the student activities carried out within the
confines of the department.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES:
KLO 1 Students will be able to use and have the knowledge of theoretical and practical informations that
are used in plastic arts education.
KLO 2 Students will have the knowledge, capability and creativity on contemporary art practices.
KLO 3 Students will have the practical capability of visualizing his/her observations and thoughts
KLO 4 Students will have the knowledge of choosing the right techniques and methods on their fields and
will be able to work on them systematically.
KLO 5 In the process of individuality, students will be able to adopt and improve their visual language and
their narrative process.
KLO 6 Students will learn that a disctintive art approach is a process and it can be improved by original
thoughts abided by observing.
KLO 7 Students will have the historical and theoretical knowledge of art and will be able to criticize it.
Students will be able to utilize disciplines such as; traditional art, history of art, viusal culture, art
philosophy and art sociology, in the process of improving their works and career.
KLO 8 Students will be able to categorize and give the right value to their esthetic proposals and
applications with considering the state of national and international scale.
KLO 9 Students will be able to show and display their works on an esthetic level with using and keeping
up with the contemporary technologies and new developments.
KLO 10 Students will have the knowledge that the creation of art is based on observing and researching
and formed by the willpower of synthesizing. It is also being able to take the responsibility an ethical and
KLO 11 Students will be able to find and utilize different kinds of information sources on a variety of
mediums in the process of their work process.
KLO 12 Students will be able use the world we live in; its socio-cultural structure and its inner/outer
dynamics in their works and critiques.
KLO 13 Students will be able to approach and comment on the state of today's art world, new trends with
a judgmental attitude, if necessary.
KLO 14 Students will have the knowledge and capability of providing the harmony between quality of art
and its environment, when forming the public art creation process.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES OF GRADUATES WİTH EXAMPLES:
Our graduates complete a program comprised of intense practical (studio), theoretical and internship
studies which provide them traditional as well as contemporary knowledge of the arts. Our graduates
work as professional artists in their studios, as advisors, coordinators and managers in various art
institutions, and as writers and editors in art publications. Some of our graduates are represented by
national and international galleries, are invited to participate in activities as curators, advisors and
judges. In addition, our graduates work as faculty members in national and international art schools.
ACCES TO FURTHER STUDİES:
May apply to Second Cycle Programmes
1-A student is required to have minimum CGPA of 50/ 100 and no failing grades.
2-A student is required to have minimum 240 credıts of ECTS ın total. Electıve courses cover at
least % 60 of 240 ECTS
3-A student is required complete the field interships in designated terms and hours.
MODE OF STUDY: Full Time