Accessory Design

Accessories Design Major, which is the one and only design major of specialized education among
the state universities in Turkey, aims to train the exclusive designers of the future. For this purpose,
the major aims to meet the needs of pioneer designers in the fields of shoes, saddlery and jewelery
that are complementary and indispensable elements of the textile and apparel industry. The Major
includes a four -year education plan that covers the process of creating body accessories and
functional accessories with creative interpretation, handwork, and mass production techniques.
The major maintains the responsibility of being pioneer and model. The major constantly renews
the education program on design, form, function, technology, material and aesthetic expansions,
besides its circle of influence is expanded by following national and international academic and
art/design activities.
Accessories Design Major, which is the one and only design major of specialized education among
the state universities in Turkey. The major is focusing on educating designers equipped in the
sectoral and artistic platform to meet the innovative design and designer presence in our country in
the fields of leather, saddlery and jewellery design.
Our students have experience in designing and manufacturing leather, saddlery, and jewelry
industry by working ateliers and classes with technological equipment. Besides; they have
opportunities to develop extraordinary approaches in their designs by experiencing different
materials such as waste materials, paper, and plastics. The purpose of providing universal design
concept within the scope of our education program is supported by field surveys, technical tours,
workshop studies and internship opportunities in jewellery and leather product groups. Our students
represent the department in the best way by participating in fairs and educational seminars and the
awards they have won in competitions supported by various institutions in the leather, saddlery and
jewellery sectors.