The Rector of Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi, said in a television programme in which he participated, “In spite of people’s perspectives on art and design in our region, we have doubled the number of our students. With ARUCAD, people’s perspectives on art have changed in Cyprus.”
Rector Vehbi noted that ARUCAD, which began with the concept of a boutique university and is the only art-design-communication-oriented university in the region, has a different structure from other universities. .
Stating that businessperson Erbil Arkın first aimed to make ARUCAD a sought-after university in the region and later in the world, Vehbi said, “This year, within the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, three new departments – Sound Arts Design, Acting and Modern Dance – have been added to ARUCAD’s courses. Two of these branches are unique on the island. Apart from our four-year undergraduate programmes, we are planning to open an associate degree programme for the first time this year. We have also planned to open the Interior Design associate degree programme by meeting with the Furniture Manufacturers Association. In this way, we will guide talented young people who produce in their field and train the intermediate staff needed by the sector. With the opening of this department, we will have achieved one of our goals.”