As the Department of Cinema and Television at İstanbul Şehir University, we see the media from a large perspective, as a social tool and art form which is technological and industrial. Our aspiration is that our students graduate and join us as fast as possible as young colleagues with the sufficient scientific and professional assets. Both in Turkey and in the countries of the region, the need for qualified communications personnel is increasing day by day.

There is a special need for generations familiar with world cinema, with advanced visual and numerical literacy, which possess intellectual depth and technical skills and are informed of the operation of both national and transnational cinema and TV industries. Upon their graduation from our department, there will be many professionals who will want to work with our students as producer, director, screenwriter, critic, copywriter, curator, researcher, reporter, editor, television programmer, new media specialist and visual communications designer.

At the Department of Cinema and Television of İstanbul Şehir University, we offer an education that is in line with the dynamic and critical character of the media world and puts weight on the theoretical as well as the practical. The research areas of our academic staff reflect a curriculum variety without precedent in Turkey, including anthropology, new media, cultural studies, sociology of modernization, cinema history and aesthetics, television sociology.

During their studies at our department, students will gain experience at studios and workshops possessing the newest technologies of the media and communication worlds and have the opportunity to become closely familiar with the media sector while acquiring a critical approach.

The language of instruction is Turkish.