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Department of Painting

Department of Painting

Mersin University Fine Arts Faculty has been established on 3th of July 1992 according to the article 3837 of the law, and begun to education during 1993-1994 semester by accepting 20 students to the Department of Painting. Approximately 300 students graduated from the department.

The language of education is Turkish. Graduation from the department is due after four years. In order to get to the aimed purposes of the program in the department, there are studios such as Painting, Drawing, Basic Design, Modelling, Printmaking, Photography, Wall Painting, and Free Material. Studios are planned for 20 students for each class, and 11 students for each instructor.

Education program of the department aims to constitute basic discipline of being an artist by developing student’s creativity as well. Theoretical courses are offered to the students intended to develop their creativity which form infrastructure of them both practically and theoretically. Activities such as panels, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, etc.  are arranged by experts of the field in order to support the program througout the year. Graduates can be a freelance artist, a painter in private and public organizations, an art consultant, an academic staff in universities, and  have the opportunity to work as an art instructor in affiliated education institutions Ministry of Education. Open to new developments and interdisciplinary studies, an educational model adopted by our department to the students in order to take care uncovering the individual creativity, artistic knowledge produced within the department, to spread the experience and workforce efforts contributing to the  society and democratic life vision by means of understanding of contemporary art creators and researchers environment, and create this environment for students who can be considered both candidates and independent artists equipped with social responsibility; participating, sharing, understanding and sensitive to cultural diversities, the department continues to education and with the training mission for the enlightened individuals.