The Department of Plastic Arts offers a specialist programme that combines traditional techniques with innovative approaches to making art.
The four-year BA (Hons) degree programme in Plastic Arts is a dynamic course that guides students in the fields of painting, printmaking, sculpture, glass making and ceramics, alongside integral practices of interdisciplinary studio approaches where students develop their theoretical and practical creative skills.
The programme links technical training, critical thinking and historical perspective, and students are encouraged to develop their artistic practice as part of intellectual and critical enquiry. Students will gain the opportunity to make a tangible difference on a local, national, and international scale with guidance from exceptional staff and access to incomparable technical and studio resources.
ARUCAD’s Department of Plastic Arts has a vision of developing and raising the values and production of art-making in Cyprus and the wider Mediterranean region. Our graduates will gain a wide-range of sophisticated skills in the fields of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass and interdisciplinary approaches that tap into Digital and New Media Art.
Graduates of the BA (Hons) Plastic Arts programme will be equipped to become professional independent practitioners in the international art scene.
Example work areas
- Galleries, museums
- Private artist studios
- Media and Media production
- Art management
- Art related law
- Private work / project
- Community art centers / projects
- Application-oriented independent studios
- Teaching at different levels
- Public service
- Social activism
- Creative industries
- Continuing postgraduate education
- Non-profit organizations
Since the opening of the university, I dreamed of studying there and the reality exceeded all my expectations. I really like the academic staff, the atmosphere at the university and in the lessons. We are provided with many opportunities for creativity. The university helps me to develop my artistic talent, and I am very glad that I have the opportunity to study here.
- Medium of Instructions English
- Programme Duration 4 YEARS
- English Preparatory School YES
|Scholarships||2022-2023 Academic Year|
|Annual Tuition Fee||Annual Registration Fee||Total Annual Fee|
|100%||–||€ 1,000||€ 1,000|
|90%||€ 650||€ 1,000||€ 1,650|
|75%||€ 1,625||€ 1,000||€ 2,625|
|50%||€ 3,250||€ 1,000||€ 4,250|
|25%||€ 4,875||€ 1,000||€ 5,875|
5% VAT will be added to total amount due. All payments are made on semester basis (Fall / Spring semester).
Prof. Dr. Nur OnatDean of Faculty of Arts email@example.com
Born in 1973 in Istanbul. She completed her primary and secondary education in Istanbul. In 1992 She began her art education at The Photography Department of Mimar Sinan University’s Fine Arts Faculty, graduated in 1996 and the same year she went to the USA for research on photography and contemporary art. She has got her master’s degree in 2003, her Ph.D. in 2005 and Associate Professor title in 2011. Since 1989 Onat has been using photography as an expressional medium and her field of study focusing especially on the link between photography and other art disciplines and contemporary photography. She has participated in numerous national and international art exhibitions and events, won international awards, taken roles in academic projects and published academic contributions. She continues to give lectures on contemporary photography and photography techniques.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Eser KececiHead of Department firstname.lastname@example.org
She was born in 1980 in Nicosia-Cyprus. She received her bachelor degree in Ceramic Art from the Faculty of Fine Art, Hacettepe University in Turkey. She got her master from the same university (2002-2003), with the dissertation: “Installations as the Language of Expression in the shaping of thought conveyed by Ceramic Applications”. In 2004, she started her academic career as a part-time lecturer in the faculties of Architecture and Performing Arts. She continues as a Full-time lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Art (2006-2011) and Faculty of Communication (2011-19). She completed Phd studies in 2019, with the dissertation : “Graffiti as Ideological Communication Tools: LGBTI Graffiti in Nicosia Streets since 2012”, at Near East University.
Her articles were published in academic journals and presented her research findings in national and international conferences on art education, Graffiti and culture. Her researches deal with semiotic analysis of works of arts with the critical cultural perspective of queer theories.
Besides national workshops, Kececi have participated in several workshops and exhibitions in Britain, USA, Mexico, Bulgaria and Turkey. Her works of arts in ceramic sculptures and paper art have been presented in several national and international exhibitions. Her solo ceramic sculpture exhibition was in Adana, Turkey in 2005. She is currently a member in the following associations: Ceramist North Cyprus, Cyprus Paper Artist Association, and Open Studios Association in South Cyprus.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Turan Aksoyturan.email@example.com
Born in 1964, M. Turan Aksoy is a graduate of Gazi University (1986) in Ankara. He received his M.A from Hacettepe University. He then completed his Ph.D at University of Central England. He has worked at Hacettepe University, Yıldız Technical University and Yeditepe University as an instructor. He has been in Stuttgart Art Academy as a visiting professor.
His latest selected works: 2015 A Portrait; Restless, Pi Art Gallery, İstanbul. 2015 Manageable Heaven, Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, İstanbul. 2013 A Portrait; Restless, Pi Art Gallery, İstanbul. 2011 Dust and Fuss, Pi Art Gallery, İstanbul. 2010 Shining Thing, Pi Art Gallery, İstanbul.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceyda Alparslan Kuzuceyda.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceyda Alparslan Kuzu, born in 1981 in Ankara; She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in 2008 and her Proficiency in Art degree in 2012. Worked at public and foundation universities and she was the founding lecturer of art oriented departments. In addition to national and international artistic events, personal photography and painting exhibitions and academic publications, she has published numerous independent articles on the art market and social content published in magazines. She is the author of books titled ‘From MORE To GENIUS – Introduction to History of Design’ and ‘MUSEUM as the Headquarters of a Heritage’. Her works are featured in the collecctions Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OECD France and some private collections. Alparslan, who is closely interested in the Art of Performance; many institutions, clubs and businesses in Ankara have signed the interior design projects and applications. There are script and art consultancy for some TV movie and TV series projects. She is still working as a media consultant at Istanbul Finance Summit and has been working mainly on International Relations and Art recently.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Raif Dimililerraif.email@example.com
He was born in Nicosia, in 1979. He graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2000. He received his MA degree from Middlesex University, Fine Art Department in 2003. He completed his Ph.D. at the Near East University Faculty of Art and Design in 2018. He worked as a lecturer at the Near East University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (2008-2020). He participated in various competitions as a jury member and as a participant in many national and international exhibitions. He played an active role in many arts organizations and events.