Faculty of Arts and Design
New Media
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New Media

Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information

Program Objectives

Rapid changes and the spread of information and communication technologies in all areas of everyday life and professional life have brought radical changes to communication systems. In our age, the digital instruments are inserted next to the traditional media, the communications sector such as advertising, public relations, journalism, radio, television and cinema fields have also been greatly improved.

New Media and Communication Department has appeared parallel with the development of computer, Internet and telecommunications technology. Today, to be a professional of new media is a significant privilege in sector. Interaction and communication that allows an open dialogue with new media content production and digitalized stands out as an important issue for communication management in the sector.

New Media and Communication Department intends to educate "new media experts" that can serve the information to communications industry, equipped with the skills and abilities, based on ethical values, dominate the digital world, innovation can produce new and original ideas. The department aims to inform students with the basic principles and information such as communication, media, communication technologies, social media and content management, digital marketing, digital publishing, online basic knowledge and journalism.


Istanbul Kultur University, Faculty of Art and Design, New Media and Communications Department was opened by Decree No. 24409 of 22 May 2001 in the Official Newspaper. Department of New Media and Communications was established on 28 April 2016. The department accepted its first students in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Qualification Awarded

 Students who fulfill the requirements of the four year undergraduate program (240 AKTS) get the undergraduate degree of “New Media and Communications"

Language of Instruction

 The medium of teaching is Turkish. Foreign language preparatory classes are optional.

Mode of Education

 It is compulsory to complete the 4 year undergraduate curriculum.

Admission and Registration Requirements

 New Media and Communications department accepts students with required grades of verbal tests 2 of the University Entrance Examination.

Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs

Double Major

The students who successfully accomplish their major program will be able to attend courses for Double-Major in other relevant departments. Students, who successfully complete the Double Major program and receive the right to the undergraduate degree of both departments, are given two separate Undergraduate diplomas.   

Minor Programs  

The students have the opportunity to attend minor programs in related department by attending at least 30 ECTS courses. The students who complete the minor program successfully will be awarded with a certificate for this minor program along with an undergraduate diploma.


 The students are required to complete internship in the institution and complete 40 days internship out of the institution.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to fulfill 240 ECTS credits and 40 days summer training. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is minimum 2.00 over 4.00 to be successful and to complete the Program.

International Cooperations

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

The students who graduate from New Media and Communications department will have titles such as ; "Social Media Manager", "Digital Media Programmer", "Digital Content Manager", "Social Media Consultant," "Portal Manager", "Digital Marketing Manager," "New Generation Communications Specialist", "SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Expert" "SEM (Search Engine Advertising) Expert", "E-Commerce Expert", "Digital Publishing Director," "New Media Correspondent", "New Media Editor," "New Media Producer", "Online Journalists". In addition to this, the graduates will be able to prefer academic career by attending graduate and post graduate programs.

Access to Further Studies

 The students who graduate from İstanbul Kültür Üniversity New Media and Communications department have the right to attend an undergraduate or post graduate program in any University that has programs related to their areas.   

Departmental Facilities

New Media and Communications department’s students have the opportunity to have education abroad in one of the partner universities as an Erasmus/Socrates student. In addition, during the students' education, social aspects of development, they have opportunities in the campus center,and student clubs.

Program Activities

 Several interviews, conferences and workshops are organized in the program during their education. Students will participate in some events about their education, seminars and workshops on new media, combined with the industry's top names that will be able to get the chance to have a broad knowledge of their professional life.

Contact Information

Faculty of Art and Design          

Head of New Media and Communication Department

Asst. Assoc. Dr. Öykü Ezgi Yıldız

e-mail: e.yildiz@iku.edu.tr

Tel: 0(212) 498 41 36

Address: Ataköy Yerleşkesi, Bakırköy 34156, İstanbul