Bachelor (Hons) - Photography

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

Program description

The Photography Department at ARUCAD provides a rigorous four-year curriculum that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning in order to meet the needs of each individual student.

With the dedication of offering bursary support, we are dedicated to establishing an environment that is open, well-informed, and vital for the artist's personal and professional growth.

Those who earn degrees from the Photography Department are prepared for jobs as artists or in other art-related professions in a variety of fields. And some of those who complete their undergraduate degrees go on to intriguing and diverse academic careers.

Program structure

1st year

  • History of Art I
  • Basic Art Education I
  • Fotoğraf ve Videoya Giriş
  • Basic Photography
  • Academic English I
  • History of Art II
  • Basic Art Education II
  • Contemporary Art Photography
  • Advanced Photography
  • Academic English II

2nd year

  • Research Methods in Art
  • Fictional
  • Image Processing Tech.
  • Video Installation Tech
  • Atatürk’s Principles and History of Revolutions I
  • Turkish Language I
  • Studio Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Video Editing Tech
  • Atatürk’s Principles and History of Revolutions II
  • Turkish Language II
  • Departmental Elective I

3rd year

  • Product Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Video Art I
  • Creative Photography Studio I
  • Departmental Elective II
  • Faculty Elective I
  • Fashion Photography
  • Video Art II
  • Creative Photography Studio II
  • Departmental Elective III
  • Departmental Elective IV
  • Faculty Elective II

4th year

  • Constructing Creative Contemporary Approaches
  • Photography and Video Presentation Tech
  • Internship
  • Departmental Elective V
  • Faculty Elective III
  • University Elective I
  • Graduation Project
  • Departmental Elective VI
  • Faculty Elective IV
  • University Elective II


  • 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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