TRADITIONAL TURKISH ARTS DEPARTMENT
Dokuz Eylul University , Fine Arts Faculty , Department of Traditional Turkish Arts has commenced education with three major branches in 1986-1987 educational year. Traditional Turkish Arts Department aims to raise conscious young a1tists who will be able to execute conservation processes of our ancient artifacts and to take effective part in their transfer towards future generations . The Depa1tment has been active in organizing many symposiums, exhibitions and projects in order to preserve traditional Turkish a1ts and introduce them to future generations.
Carpet Rugs and Traditional Fabric Patterns
Carpet-Rug-Fabric Design branch has commenced education in 1986-1987 educational year. The aim of this branch is to raise students who are equipped with efficient information in documenting past resources , preserv ing and conserving existing ones and to raise artists who are able to present new ideas in design issues. For this reason , students of our Branch are equipped with theoretical information as well as practical information. Thus, our students will produce prudential work in fields of traditional textiles where they still hold their functional propetties in diverse regions of our country and which are considerably contributing to our country’s economy .
Tile Design and Restoration
Turkish Tiling Art branch has commenced education in 1987-1988 educational year. The aim of this branch is to raise students who are equipped with efficient information in documenting past resources, preserving and conserving existing ones and to raise conscious artists who are well equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge. Students of our branch receive all the necessa1y ceramics information to interpret the traditional Turkish tiling art today. In the first year of education , basic art design courses are given in order to form a basis for next years courses ; in second and third years · programme mostly consists of applied projects and restoration-conservation courses.
Art of Illumination
Att of Illumination branch has commenced education in 1986-1987 educational year. With the Basic A1t Design course in the first year, students take courses on calligraphy, bookbinding, illumination (gilding) miniature painting and art of marbling which are three mai factors of manuscripts throu g h the second y ear. Design courses in the existing programme helps tudents to produce new unique designs : in addition, students come to a level that they are able to make analysis of a finished composition and complete its lacking or destructed parts . In the meantime, with the courses of conservation-restoration of manuscripts and architectural ornamentation , students can evaluate miniature painting and illumination in today’s artistic conception and take effective roles in transferring our cultural heritage to future generations.
Art of Calligraphy
The quota of the Art of Calligraphy major for the academic year has been determined as 10 students and there is no preparatory class. The first year in the education, students have basic art courses and basic calligraphy courses. From the second to the fourth year; theoretical and practical courses of the types of calligraphy, designing calligraphy in digital environments, courses aimed at its applicability on different grounds such as tiles, wood textiles have been placed in the program. Art of Calligraphy major program is supported with elective courses with theoretical and practical skills in sub-disciplines such as illumination, miniature, marbling, book binding, manuscript conservation and restoration. In addition, the students have opportunity to take courses from other majors in our department and elective courses of fine arts faculty. Our students work as artists, designers after graduation and they have the opportunity to carry out academic studies in master’s and art proficiency programs.