Bachelor (Hons) - Film Design and Directing

4 years
6,500 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design

Program description

In order to effectively manage the complex and ever-changing nature of the creative process, the Film Design and Directing Department was developed.

At each stage, we recognize the significance of both theory and practice. Our instructors have extensive expertise with events, festivals, contests, symposia, and seminars, and they also have extensive experience as filmmakers. Our mission is to equip students with the cinematic knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for professional success. The program is also intended to address societal and cultural needs by collecting and documenting Cyprus's rich cultural legacy and reimagining it in works of art that reflect ethical and aesthetic values.

Program structure

1st year

  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Cinematic Language
  • Basic Film Production
  • Cinematography
  • Editing Techiniques
  • Turkish Language I
  • Academic English I
  • Digital Story Telling
  • History of Cinema
  • Film Studies
  • Lighting and Composition
  • Sound Design
  • Turkish Language II
  • Academic English II

2nd year

  • Media, Power and Culture
  • Film Genres
  • Scriptwriting
  • Post Production
  • History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions I
  • Departmental Elective
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Innovative Approaches in Communication
  • Film Theory and Aesthetics
  • Storyboarding Techniques
  • History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions II
  • Bölüm Seçmeli

3rd year

  • Research Method in Communication
  • Documentary Film Production
  • Motion Design and Visual Effects
  • Film Design
  • Departmental Elective
  • Faculty Elective
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Story Lab
  • Internship
  • Departmental Elective
  • Faculty Elective

4th year

  • Creative Pitching
  • Directing
  • Departmental Elective
  • Faculty Elective
  • University Elective
  • Film Criticism and Analysis
  • Final Project
  • Departmental Elective
  • Faculty Elective
  • University Elective


  • Tuition fee - 6,500 EUR/year
  • Registration Fee - 1,000 EUR/year

Requirements for applicants

  • High School Diploma + Transcript (translated to English and notarized)
  • Portfolio (scan copies of your works related to a programme applying for)
  • Scanned copy of your Passport (photo page)
  • Minimum IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 60 (In the absence of such, students will take the language proficiency exam upon arrival. Please note that all our programmes are taught in English)

About the university

Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), established in 2017 in North Cyprus, is a specialized art institution that focuses solely on the creative and communicative arts. With a focus on traditional, modern, and contemporary art education and training, and recognizing the inseparable link between theory and practice, ARUCAD aspires to become one of the most prestigious universities in art education by helping its students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programs.

All aspects of the classroom will promote a culture of respect for the natural world, recycling, health and safety, and cultural, racial, and religious diversity. The "learning while producing, producing while learning" model of education seeks to foster more in-depth creative and critical thinking by bringing together students' real-world experiences, academic studies, and professional work.


Using the ephemeral aspects of art, design, and communication, ARUCAD seeks to make cultural and intellectual contributions to society while also developing a higher education environment with a creative, egalitarian, and innovative perspective that will satisfy the requirements of the period.


The vision of ARUCAD is to create a space that is contemporary, innovative, questioning, and production-oriented, bringing together local and international art, design, and communication.

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