The Department of Communication and Design

Since 1998, the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University has been a leader in media theory and practice, training students for careers that navigate an increasingly interconnected world. Balancing a fine-tuned approach to media and cultural studies with a broad foundation in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts, the COMD curriculum prepares students to become scholars and creators of audiovisual media that will shape the 21 st century.
Members of the COMD faculty maintain a strong engagement in creative projects and academic research aimed at a global audience. This commitment to innovation and scholarship fosters an environment that puts future media professionals on track to enter the field at the cutting edge of current trends.
Our mission in COMD is to train the next generation of media scholars and practitioners to be both knowledgeable and responsible contributors to global media discourse. Programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels are designed to enable students to reach their personal and career goals in a variety of fields related to media criticism and design, including film and television production, screenwriting, advertising, web design, arts and culture management, and continued graduate study in academic areas related to communication and cultural studies.