At the start of the 2021-2022 Academic Year Fall Semester, ARUCAD began orientation activities for its new students, held between 20-24 October.
ARUCAD started orientation activities for newly registered students between 20-24 October in order to support their adaptation to both the University and the environment. The orientation events, which lasted for five days, allow not only the new registeredly students, but also the candidates who want to study Art, Design and Communications at ARUCAD in the coming years, to get to know the structure and possibilities of the University.
Opening with a welcome speech, ARUCAD Rector Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi addressed the students on the first day of the orientation: “I congratulate you on your decision to come to North Cyprus and study Art, Design and Communication, and I would like to promise you that as ARUCAD family, we will ensure that you do not regret this decision. With the workshops, studios and laboratories here, you will have the opportunity to realise everything you envision. While doing this, trust that your talent will be properly guided by your expert artist instructors. Create your way and don’t let anyone put a limit on you. At the end of each term, we organise our traditional exhibitions featuring your original works that reflect your creativity. This will be a great motivation for you. Events are scheduled for the next few days to make it easier for you to adapt to our University, the Island and your new friends. Don’t hesitate to have fun while making sure you have the required information.”
As part of the programme, a concert by one of the young talents of Cyprus, Dilara Ferit, was given at the ARUCAD Garden on Wednesday, October 20th. DJ Barış Turna & B2B Sonya performed on Thursday, October 21 at 20.00. On Friday, October 22, at 20:00, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times was shown at GNÇ Cyprus Cinema Night.
On Saturday, October 23, ARUCAD’s Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, which opened after the completion of the renovation of the Former Wholesalers Hall in Bandabuliya, Nicosia, was introduced, which included the Departments of Acting, Sound Design and Modern Dance. On the same day, at 15.30, Art Space, the activity area of the University in Surlarici, choreographed by Asst. Assoc. Dr. Bekir Şimşek’s contemporary dance performance by S. Handan Ergiydiren Doğan was performed. On Sunday, October 24, the last day of the orientation, a trip to the Tashkent Nature Park was held. After the nature walk with the students, the Rehabilitation Centre was visited and a welcome picnic held with the students and their teachers.
Within the scope of the 2021-2022 Academic Year Orientation Events organised by ARUCAD between October 20-24, students were able to participate in various workshops, exhibition trips, graffiti events, district cultural tours and academic orientation presentations that continued throughout the day at ARUCAD Garden.