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.
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CDM senior year student Ecem has been selected to the Animation category at Adana Altın Koza Film Festival
CDM 4th-grade student Ecem Çörtle has been selected as a finalist in the National Student Films category of the 30th International Adana
CDM graduate Eylül Berivan Kızılırmak has been accepted to the Cologne Academy of Media Arts
CDM graduate Eylül Berivan Kızılırmak has been accepted to the master's program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln).
Traditionalistic CDM End of Year Exhibition EPI.LOG took place in FC Studios
Cinema and Digital Media End of Year Exhibition EPI.LOG 2023, organized as part of IUE Faculty of Communication Exhibition "FC-EX 2023", was
IUE Faculty of Communication Advisory Board members visited our Faculty and Studios on June 22, 2023
IUE Faculty of Communication Advisory Board members Andreas Treske, Ayşe Matay, Barbaros Görgü, Dilek Gappi, Elif Demirci İşleğen, Emine Uysal Berger, Murat
Ataberk awarded at the İFSAK 43rd National Short Film and Documentary Competition
Our third-year student, Ataberk Eyolcu, returned from the 43rd National Short Film and Documentary Competition of İFSAK (Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateurs
Our third-year CDM student Fikret Başar Kaya was at the 42nd Istanbul Film Festival
Our third year CDM student Fikret Başar Kaya participated as a Young Jury at the 42nd Istanbul Film Festival held on April
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.