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Department of Cinema and Digital Media
Cinema and Digital Media Department of the Izmir University of Economics has been established in 2012 as a unique undergraduate program that offers contemporary cinema and digital media arts education.
The difference of our program to others in Turkey is its emphasis in the convergence of traditional cinematic storytelling and digital media technologies. Observable trends in media production and consumption show that the future of cinema art has been tied in with the development of interactive and online digital media. In this context, our department focuses on new forms of storytelling in a transformed field, such as fiction, documentary, experimental, animated, interactive films produced for or publicized on digital platforms.
Another distinguishing feature of our department is a series of intensive studio courses that constitute the keystones of our curriculum. These studio courses are co-taught by multiple instructors, and combine practical and creative skills with theoretical knowledge of the field. Our program has an emphasis on creative practice. Rather than serving to narrowly defined occupational functions dictated by the industry, we intend to graduate creative individuals who possess critical thinking and aesthetic skills along with technical ones, who have the ability to work in open ended creative contexts.
The language of education in our department is English. We believe that learning in English gives our students a great advantage for their future endeavors. Beyond English language education, Cinema and Digital Media Department presents a culturally diverse, international faculty composition. Our part-time faculty members are also selected from academics and professionals with international achievements in their field. Besides our structured courses, we offer ongoing extracurricular workshops and seminars led by internationally acclaimed academics and professionals. Our students are supported by the scholarship opportunities offered by our university.
The achievements of our students and graduates confirm the success of the education our program provides. Over the past years our students won many prestigious awards in national and international film and media arts festivals, and our graduates have been appointed for leading positions in the media arts industry, or got accepted to internationally acclaimed graduate programs in Turkey, USA and Europe. In the light of such success stories, we proudly claim to educate the future generation of creative filmmakers, media artists, and content producers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information about our department.
NEWS |ALL NEWS
CDM hosted Dina Iordanova
Prof. Dina Iordanova gave a speech titled Olympics of Film: Dynamics of international film competitions on Thursday, January 5, 2023, in D002 at Izmir
Everything Unnerves Me, directed by Hazal Bayar and Çağıl Saydam at International Festivals
The festival journey of Cinema and Digital Media lecturer Dr. Hazal Bayar and graduate Çağıl Saydam's film Everything Unnerves Me continues.
EPI.LOG 2022 was held between 22 - 24 June
The traditional end-of-year exhibition "EPI.LOG", where the works of the third and fourth-year students and graduates of the CDM are exhibited, was
CDM's Collaboration with Dillard University
Students from the Cinema and Digital Media Department have been chosen to participate in a project sponsored by Breaking Bread Media and
Combined science fiction and drama
Toygun Çetin, a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Cinema and Digital Media, achieved great success with his short
"Jelly" is on BluTV
"Jelly", shot as a graduation project in 2021 by Cinema and Digital Media graduate Toygun Çetin, is on BluTV now.
'Turkish coffee' and 'fortune telling' became a documentary
'Turkish coffee', which has become one of the indispensable values of our culture, inherited from centuries ago, and 'coffee fortune-telling', which many
Department of Cinema and Digital Media Talks: "NFT: A New Artistic and Creative Economy Field"
Onur Erdurak talked about his experiences in the world of NFT and his artistic production. In the event, which was held online via