What is the Department of Architecture?
Architecture is a professional discipline that designs safe, functional, healthy and aesthetically rich housing and other architectural spaces by using scientific and artistic principles.
What is the purpose of the Department?
The main purpose of the Architecture Department is to train contemporary architects who are competent in building and building design, equipped with basic artistic and design skills, have problem-solving skills, are able to use modern technologies, have strong foreign language skills and are equipped with basic art and design skills.
What is the duration of the course?
The Department of Architecture is a four-year undergraduate department.
What is the language of instruction?
The language of instruction in the Architecture Undergraduate Programme is English.
How can International citizens residing in the TRNC apply for the programme?
ARUCAD admits students twice a year (Fall and Spring semesters).
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION
1. High School Diploma+ Transcript
2. Portfolio (scan copies of your works related to a program applying for)
3. Scanned copy of your Passport (photo page)
4. English Language Requirements (please refer to the table below)
- Online application form: https://prospective.arucad.edu.tr/apply-now/
NOTE: The result of evaluation is announced within 3-4 working days after all required documents are received and interview (if required) is conducted.
PERSONAL PORTFOLIO FILE
The portfolio may contain the following types and/or different original studies:
- Experimental video – short films
- Color – Painting
- Graphic – Novel
- Thematic work
- Doodle and sketch
- Mixed material application
- Digital illustration
The Portfolio File must consist of min. 5, max. 10 works that represent the candidate. Portfolio content should be in the format appropriate for the candidate’s work. Please use www.smallpdf.com to arrange your works in a single PDF file and (mp4 for video) formats.
At our university, students have an excellent opportunity to receive a scholarship to study. Currently, all international students are awarded 50% scholarship on admission. Also, based on the assessment of your interview and portfolio, you have the opportunity to receive additional scholarship on tuition fee (75%, 90% and even 100%).
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Does the course have a compulsory internship?
There is a compulsory internship in the Department of Architecture. The students of the department are obliged to do internship for a total of 60 days, 30 days each, in the summer term of their 2nd and 3rd years.
Is the infrastructure of the university sufficient for this department? Where will my courses be taught?
There is sufficient infrastructure in our University for the Department of Architecture.
According to the course content, your education is carried out as follows:
- Theoretical lessons in classrooms
- Most of the applied courses are in the Design Studio.
- Drawing lessons are at the Interdisciplinary Studio
- Digital courses are taught in PC and MAC Laboratories.
What is the ratio of applied/theoretical training?
In the Department of Architecture, applied courses (eg., projects and drawing lessons) are at the centre of the education system. Therefore, design-based applied courses constitute approximately 80% of the training programme.
Are there enough workshops, studios and laboratories?
There are 13 workshops (Printing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Woodworking, Carpentry, Glass Fusion, Glass Engraving, Glass Finishing, Hot Glass, Stained Glass, Mould Forming, Open Flame Forming) within ARUCAD, 11 studios (Animation, Digital Production, Film, Photography (2), Sound, Design, Basic Art and Pattern, Stone Sculpting, Interdisciplinary) and 7 laboratories (PC (3), MAC (3), Fab Lab). All are equipped with the latest technological equipment.
What are the job opportunities after graduation?
Graduates of the Department of Architecture are able to work as managers, designers, controllers, practitioners, educators and researchers in the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, in the Zoning Departments of Municipalities, in public institutions such as the provincial Bank, Ministry of Transport and universities. They can also work independently by opening their own businesses or work as architects, managers and controllers in Building Audit firms, Consultancy offices and Architectural project offices in the private sector.
Why should I study at ARUCAD?
The most important distinguishing feature of the ARUCAD Architecture Department is its international education curriculum, interdisciplinary education approach, strong academic staff and its studios and design workshops equipped with state-of-the-art technologies.