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Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) is a non-profit university specializing in art, design and communications, founded in Northern Cyprus in 2017. Since then, every year the university has grown and offered to its increasing number of students ever-increasing number of studios and workshops, classes and opportunities.

“Learning while producing, producing while teaching” is the ideal we place at the core of our teaching, student experience, research and practice. While studying at ARUCAD, students will develop their creative abilities through programs that follow an interdisciplinary approach to communication skills, traditional and contemporary arts. In its quest to become one of today’s top creative universities, ARUCAD integrates the development of critical thinking, understanding of culture and society, respect for environmental issues and equality into the curriculum.